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I remember those old days when there was no television. In the evening all family members use to exchange their experiences of the day. Neighbours and friends used to visit our home and intearct of issue of common interest.

The First effect of TV was to affect dining table discussions. Internet has made global villages but have widened the person-to-person gap.

What do you think? Has television and internet has edge out personto person socil interaction?

Tags: days, relationships, tv
Asked by Tushar Kher, 07 Mar '10 07:23 pm
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This change is not only due to TV or Internet - MAIN REASON is change our attitude.
Before independance may persons were ready and willing to work / sacrifice for society & our country.
All - rich or person used to contribute / donate huge sums (rich) / own hardwork (poor) - considering it as their duty - to society & our country.
Regarding discussion - JOINT FAMILY SYSTEM has now died in not only in Major URBAN places of India. - but even in RURAL India.
We have lost our SPIRITUAL HERITAGE / CULTURE. Definition of HAPPYNESS is changed, for MAJORITY of people. EVERY ONE OF US in a race for MONEY - thinking that they will be be able to be HAPPY - but HAPPINESS eludes them whole their life!!!
Today we believe in CAPITALISAM.
According to the 18th Century Scottish father of capitalism-ADAM SMITH, selfishness and greed are the gateways to a JUST ECONOMIC SYSTEM & PROPEROUS SOCIETY. tHE THORY SAYS-Ensure that people are given the freedom to be as self-centered and gluttonous as t ...more
Answered by PANIWALA A, 07 Mar '10 09:55 pm

 
  
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You are correct - people are treating the TV like a little God sitting in the corner of the room. They are not capable of living without it. Not only has it affected the family but people are forgetting their manners. How many homes do you visit and find the TV blaring away in the background and nobody switches it off ! It has certainly killed the art of conversation in the home. Families do not talk to each other and life revolves around a timetable to suit the viewing of certain TV programmes. Crazy. Children have forgotten how to make their own amusement and play healthy outdoor sports and games because their eyes are glued to a TV or computer screen. Such technology is indeed wonderful but must be kept in perspective and used as a tool in our life and not as a rod of iron to rule us.
Answered by Janis, 07 Mar '10 08:49 pm

 
  
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Amongst the other reasons this is the main reason, thn we had joint families with lots of ppl & kids enjoying ourselves, nowadays there are neutral families n all our bzy in his/her activities, due to hectic lifestyle there isn't time to meet anyone or socialise only showbiz & emptyness is there in evryone's life....
Answered by Malik Seema, 09 Mar '10 12:00 pm

 
  
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No. Those who have to have their meetings and talks do not bother about television or net as these have become too stereotypes. Rather personal time is more refreshing and renewing interactions nowadays contrary to what you mention here.
Answered by nkpathak, 08 Mar '10 04:40 pm

 
  
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Partly true and we can see that in village as they meet quiet often and exchange views
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 08 Mar '10 03:56 pm

 
  
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Old days r so sweet my dear friend
Answered by Shiva, 08 Mar '10 02:47 pm

 
  
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It has effected the social life no doubt about it
Answered by krish, 07 Mar '10 08:09 pm

 
  
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Yes, technology has made us to reach a person staying 20000 KMs away in fraction of seconds, the same technology has also made people living in the same room not to talk to each other by making them glued to some gadgets.
Answered by rajarao, 07 Mar '10 07:37 pm

 
  
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No, not really.
We still have outdoor games, functions and outings once in a while. Though frquency may be less.
Answered by Avtar Khalsa, 07 Mar '10 07:26 pm

 
  
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