In the words of Arthur C. Clarke, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” The rapid pace and reach of the changes brought by the Internet indeed have a touch of magic about them. Science and Technology are making advances at an astonishing rate. From telephones to the Internet, calculators to computers, fields like Medicine and communications have changed our cultures and our lifestyles. The technology that surrounds almost everyone in the modern society, affects both work and recreational activities. Options spoil people!
Now, the “smartphone” makes an appearance and we spend our time chatting away, clicking random selfies, facebooking and instagramming them and doing what-not instead of actually physically interacting with the ones sitting right next to us. Social media is taking over the world by the storm and it is seriously affecting our relationships and the way we communicate with each other and live the emotion. Instead of sealing the perfect moment in our memories forever and actually living through the experience, all we now bother about is capturing it in our smartphones, sharing it on social media and virtually re-living it for the rest of our lives.These days, we want to travel the world, but we do not want to experience new cultures, communicate with new people and absorb new sights; but happily enough, we just want to take back enchanting pictures and videos that would boost our social media standing!
Life is all about living in the moment, sucking up all that life has to offer in that very moment. Leaving the thought of capturing a picture. Leaving that feeling, so you are free to feel something else…which is beyond what words could express. We often fail to realise that we can fully appreciate and love some place beautiful without necessarily having to take back physical remnants of the adventure. Travel contains much more than what we could ever capture through a lens. To travel is to take a journey into yourself. And travel does not become an adventure, unless you leave yourself behind!!!
So, I want you to ask yourself – “Would you still want to travel to that country if you could not take the camera with you??”