Notes to the one who has entered 20s

Dear Shreyas,

Here are a few tips from yourself learning from the amazing life so far. Even when you are self-obsessed, you are made to believe in the notions of the millennia. In which, you might just turn out to be a narcissist. Apart from wanting your work to define you, it is always safe to trust in the generation’s hardships offered.

If it means to be old-school, it is always better than duplicating the generation’s deeds. Creating. Because doing that means you might just not be of the future-cool or even the “old-school.”

It means to be of now.

Slowing down helps you

Most of the times, your actions have been better when done with time. You take time to realise. It is this abundant time you feel as your companion in any hard-period. A chigga outbreak, or an year of depressing thoughts. It is time and light that will guide you.

Spontaneity too has given you joy incomparable.

Living now

As Buddha’s lessons have taught you, living now is the ultimate achievement you seek for in a moment. Believe whatever you want to, but let it be now that you believe in. Wondering if tomorrow you’ll have a job or why you didn’t have one yesterday – has got you nowhere. When you did stop doing it, you have written nearly 14,000 words on a blog. You had offers and chances to make money you never wished for. You cleared 17 backlogs in a year. Remember, passing 20 subjects is different from clearing one subject. And, you did it.

You traveled to the mountains and the sea. And this guy has already given you the medal. You lost it. But, you still have to reach the highest mountains, swim with the currents and live with the trees.

Your life’s quality is independent

Of money. Of time. Of space. And, of anyone.

You are not writing screenplays. You are reading more often. Blah. You love the skies with your family. You rock smiles with your friends. Blah.

Your writing is just about good. You love visuals. You do good photography. Blah. You want to make films. I can’t write notes at a stretch about fMRI (GitHub plug) let alone you. Back to fMRI. Blah. You are doing fine with the works of all kind that you dream of. And, time has never been enough. But, you hope for the dreams as always.

You are awesome.

The downfall of Facebook

The bridge of Facebook has fallen down in my space.

It was during that long time ago, which I don’t even remember, when I stopped using Facebook. I had done it to stop myself from the addiction, but it turned out to be more than just an addiction. It was like an extension to my life. I realised it the day I left it. But, I never let that realisation turn myself back to Facebook. It got easier every month, to not use it.

I could focus a lot on my college by not using it. And, it turned out to be very good in terms of the marks I scored in every test ahead. I still remember that college was not the reason why I left it. I left it because I just wanted to see if I could live without this addiction. And, I could.

Talking about the time when I thought it would be cool to login back to Facebook once again – it was different. The whole page had turned into something new, something I could not address myself to. The concept was still the same, but the way the concept was presented had changed exponentially. It had a lot of new features which the generation might have thought to be cool and appealing. But, not me. I just could not cope up with the page which was once a cool place for me to hangout on the internet. I found it to be very commercial. That’s the problem – it being commercial. Ask yourself – do you use (if you use) more of Instagram or Facebook? I bet most of you will have the answer as Instagram. That is because the new generation of users find it more appealing to use than any other platform.

Instagram is by far the leading platform for social media. It has over a billion users worldwide. You might be wondering – so does Facebook, what’s your point? According to the facts, this generation might have made an account in Facebook, but it doesn’t really use it as the primary spot for doing whatever they do on the internet to get social. One of the main reasons behind this behaviour is the fact that people got bored with Facebook. They can do whatever they do on Facebook, in a better way somewhere else on the internet. Development of new apps is one of the solid reasons why Facebook is not used anymore like it was done before.

The interesting fact I have observed in my nearest surrounding is that the older generation uses a lot of Facebook. This might be due to the fact that Facebook is the easiest platform to get started on the internet. What they don’t understand is the fact that it can be changed to something better somewhere else.

The bridge of Facebook has fallen in my space. What about you?

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Happy New Year!

This week’s favourite: Song – Thunderclouds