If Children are flowers then childhood is the garden where these flowers blossom and spread their fragrance. The innocence and purity of a child’s thoughts is what makes childhood so divine and special.
It’s really awkward sometimes when you think of the situation. With age we learn new things, we become mature, so shouldn’t things become efficient? Then why so much complication? Even the most cruel man was once an innocent and loving child. If children and childhood were so pure then why do we have cruel and shrewd adults. Well, chew upon that thought.
Every man’s life is based on a foundation built in his childhood. It is during this period that children climb the steps of life. That is the reason why initial control and love of parents is so important in their lives. Children now demand their parents for expensive electronics and these gadgets have sucked up their childhood like a vacuum cleaner.
Snake and ladder, ludo and so many other games were the highlights of our young days. All those games are now available in every smartphone. Their world has become smaller. In mathematical terms, Childhood is now equal to smartphones
Children are basically ideal professionals, they fit in almost every profession. They try repairing their own toys, they try to imitate doctors, they have a tendency to wear clothes in unorthodox manner(which is called fashion among adults ironically). So isn’t the smartphone restricting their world?
The world has moved on, childhood is now buried in smartphones. I see children using phones more efficiently than well qualified adults. There were days when calculations were done using fingers, then were attempted mentally but now simple addition and subtraction needs a calculator.
We all are desperate to get the latest Android and iOS updates but our very own software seems to have downgraded.
Once upon a time school recesses were spent to discuss about what the friends planned to do in the evenings and so on. Now it’s more about discussing about a new phone in the market or about a new video leak. Ask a kid in India about Sunny Leone, you’ll get an answer, but if you ask him who’s the President of India, he might disappoint you. A look at the trending videos in YouTube will tell you the whole story, the trend will show you that people spend more time watching filthy videos.
The internet is an ocean, there are good and bad things but maybe children should dive into this ocean only when they have learned to make right choices in life.
When I was a kid, we spend our evenings in the playgrounds. Falling in the mud and returning home dirty was like an achievement. And guess what, half of these highly advanced washing powders and soaps weren’t there in those days. So this should have encouraged children to play more freely like they show in the advertisements. Now these playgrounds are lonely places.
The kids have shifted their playgrounds to their PlayStations and smartphones and the outside world has become more insecure, now only criminals walk in the streets to harass women. A lot of these crimes are cultivated in these young minds who are looking for instant happiness.
The digital world has killed childhood and has taught children to seek pleasure in all the wrong ways.
Time makes us forget people but why have people forgotten to let their children be kings and queens in their kingdom called childhood?
Childhood is about creating memories not downloading them. Smartphones might keep getting smarter but they can never make childhood smart.
Have a nice day! God bless!