A bitter observation and a bitter reality:
Creativity is lost somewhere in Indian youth. Our youth and teenagers are busy scrolling social media. Liking breakfast photos, Instagram reels, Facebook short videos, and last but not least watching web series. The social media content is dumping its garbage in our youth’s minds and they are believing this is life. No, this is a virtual life. Nowadays, the day starts with social media and ends up scrolling on social media.
We are losing our creative minds in the storm of overuse of technology and social media. I believe social media is slow venom to our minds to kill our creativity. The condition is now that person passes most of the valuable time on social media rather than creative activities. People are becoming cyber zombies. Busy in virtual world avoiding the beauty of the real world.
Everyday youth wakes up to get more and more likes, comments, and views on social media. And at the end of the day if they do not get enough they get frustrated. To get social media attention people are going to any extreme. In some cases, even suicides have gone live on social media platforms! I mean in which way our youth is going I am not able to understand.
In the chaos of the internet and social media, our brain is losing its attention span. According to the latest research on human attention span, it has been concluded that the human brain attention span is now only 8 seconds! This means the human brain is concentrating on a particular thing for only 8 seconds.
Where do we find creativity in such chaos?! The solution is to slow down! yes, slow down sit back and relax for a while try to notice the sound of nature like sounds of birds, notice the flowers or greenery around you, notice the rising sun looks like a shiny pearl getting out of its shell, take a morning walk. Connect to nature anyhow. If you are a busy guy and not able to find such things I have mentioned, then just notice yourself. See your hands, notice how they move how they work, touch your face, take a slow deep breath, put your thumb on the other hand’s blood vessel feel the pulse, feel you are alive, you are creative!
And you will find the real world is so beautiful than the virtual one inside the 6-inch white screen!