Monday, January 2, 2012
Fly High with Digital
Imagination is the highest kite one can fly. Today this imagination has led me take a huge leap to the generation I have left behind decades ago. It was not just an outdoor game or galli cricket; it was an excitement, thinking which gives me goose bumps even today. Gone are those days when a bunch of hooligans used to assemble at an under constructed rooftop or at the open stretch of a playground, to set free those colorful birds with gleaming tail. Flying kites was such a boost to youngsters; finding a buddy to help fly the kite, signaling him to release it at the right time, paying attention to the wind direction and releasing the string; all this use to be such a thrill.
Someone has rightly said, “Don’t be afraid of opposition, a kite rises against, not with the wind.” Far beyond being afraid we used to enjoy the opposition. It was a unique way of competing with our associates; for a game we couldn’t afford to make our ally turn into a foe. That compelled us to change the rule of taking over and cutting other kites; instead we used to compete as to how far one can take the kite. The ladder of success is best climbed when you levitate together. The impact of this in my life was immense and holds good for me till date.
The world has transformed digitally a lot ever since. With ever increasing nuisance like global warming, population exploits, natural calamity and so on, the world can only be salvaged by being united and the world of digital connectivity helps to do that smoothly. Competition, rivalry, conflicts and misuse of power will direct into nothing but destruction. Taking this small act of flying kite into consideration why can’t we all co-operate with one another to climb up the success steps to make this world a better place to live in.
Long live this world of "Digitized Communication" and "Social Media", which is enabling to connect people across the globe to build one global community and live in harmony!!!