21 Oct Discover the Joy of Real Togetherness!
There are times in my life when I long for togetherness with loved ones and there are times when I hate it too like sports, politics etc. Many words define “togetherness” and many meanings exist if you check up a dictionary.
I remember my childhood days when I used to walk or cycle to my school with my papa holdings his hands through the green leaves, windy breeze, lush flowers, blue sky and white clouds. I was always amazed at the beauty of the nature. I used to celebrate a joy-dance amidst the rainy showers. I used to lay in the grass and watch aeroplanes and birds flying high. I used to play in the streets with other kids of my age. I study and do my homework sitting with my Grandpa in the balcony and I get a sneak peek of the road. I would then wave at the people who pass by, when I am bored. We often exchange a smile or hello. Those were the happy fun times of life which will never come back. Of course, I had the stress of school, family and other things but I somehow felt that I had people to support and encourage me if something goes wrong. The feeling of being close to my parents, family members, teachers, friends, nature and many others were there.
We as a family used to go on train journeys to meet our relatives. We do things together, eat & sleep together, go places together, have fun together. We used to join in all auspicious and bad occasions as well. All these meant and described togetherness for me. We used to nurture those bonds we shared.
Today, we live in a materialistic world where people are treated as a commodity. The technology is rising at a fast pace accelerating the development. I wonder where all the togetherness vanished. No one hesitates to promote fellowship as long as it is only chitchat or as per their convenience. If something gets along their priorities, the importance of togetherness starts fading. All that I described above is only a pleasant memory today.
These days, togetherness is sacrificed for money and selfishness. These days both the parents are working and even a small baby is given to the caretaker or some third person. My uncles family live in a 15 floor apartment and my baby cousin is not even allowed to step out and play. I was awestruck seeing him (one year old) playing fruit ninja on his i-Pad. He is forced to learn complicated English words and spends most of her time in Tablets, TV, Laptops and other so called gadgets. Kids are born with smartphones in their hands these days. In today’s digital tech savvy world, everything is dominated by Facebook, WhatsApp, Skype and other social media. We lead a busy lifestyle and we forget to care and share.
If we want a firm togetherness instead of a fragile one, we should start believing our own people. Let’s have that mutual connections and understanding within rather than building religious or national boundaries.
We have to be asking ourselves some tough questions. What are we willing to do to build togetherness? Is it a blessing or a curse? What if Globalization had built one world with a homogeneous culture? Would life been better than what it is today? Pure, unconditional love is what makes the world go round. Create a little world around you filled with togetherness based on love. For me, Togetherness is staying connected physically, mentally, heartily and being there for everyone who needs my help, hope, joy and support permanently. Togetherness means none of us are alone. Togetherness is as simple as supporting one another. Togetherness means we can heal. Togetherness means we are stronger. Togetherness means we are free from betrayal.
Kissanpur calls people to come and discover the joy of Real Togetherness. Kissan feels that Real Togetherness is about breaking free from the clutches of our smart phones and building meaningful relationships with our kith and kin in the real world. It’s time to break the shackles of the digital world and instead get down to the roots and connect in person, by feeling and sharing real emotions in the real world. Watch the video and discover the joy of Real Togetherness…