During our childhood,our friends’ circle fell into two sections..BEST friends and JUST friends..But today..I think the more precise way of describing this division is like SOCIAL NETWORKING friends and FRIENDS..
Yes,this is true as now most of us are at different corners of the world,it is not easy to hang out like it was before..and we stay in touch and share lots of news through the social networks..But the dark side of it is the SOCIAL NETWORKING FRIENDSHIP..They are friends through the network..They never meet(or must have never met each other!!) and they never talk over the phone..But they create an illusion to the rest of the world that they are lifetime friends through thick and thin..Its a virtual world..
One of my friends gave me a call last weekend..But before you know about the details of the call,you should know about her..
She was my classmate..an average looking girl..not very smart and intelligent but very hard working..little shy and introvert..but altogether a very pleasant female..I remember her frequent enquiries to me about how to make friends;especially how to make friendship with guys..But my answers to these stupid queries used to all the same everytime..”Friendship is not made..it just happens..it is the same for friendship with both girls and guys..”But dont know why,she was always very desperate to have friends..She did had a few friends but I think she was illusioned to have friendships which we see in movies (Pathetic!!!)
So this is what happened during the call.
Me:Hey x..Waaaaassup??How are you doing??
X:Hi,I think I should ask you this question?? (Heavy tone which sounded like she is my boss and I did some mistake)
Me:I’m doing great!!Life is good..Job is going well..It’s fun.. :)Whats happening at your end?Are you working now?
X:My life is superb..I am having lots of fun..I am job hunting..Lots of friends and it is superb
Me:Whoa!!that’s nice to hear..:)
X:I can hardly believe that you are having a great life..
X: Don’t you used to go out with friends??Why don’t you travel little bit??Why are you saving so much without buying any clothes??Why can’t you just have fun???
X:(HEAVY TONE)I checked your Facebook and Orkut last night..It looks like there is nothing happening in your life..why don’t you go for a tour and have some fun??What’s ahppening with you??Is everything alright at your end???
Me: (*^$%^%$&(*%^$&()*&*^^%&^$%^Excuse me..My life is going well..I am going through one of the most beautiful and happiest stage of my life..Just because I don’t take and effort to update my status or upload some pics doesn’t mean that my life is stagnant..I love my privacy..I like to keep my happiness private and restricted to my dear and ones..After all I live for myself not show rest of the world..
I think you are having serious problems with your thoughts and views..If you think that Facebook is LIFE,then you better consult a pshychiatrist..Anyway,this will be the last call between us..Gimme a call when you are cured..Good Luck!!!
Click!!I disconnected the call..
Five seconds..A text from her..”I’m sorry..I just wanted to make sure that you are having fun in life,bcoz I am having lots of fun”
I logged into my Facebook account..searched for her profile and did an analysis..
1)She updates her status every two minutes..it mostly read like “I’m bored”,I’m tensed”,”My life sucks!!”,I’m fed up with my life”,”Attended an interview,plz pray for me”,”Lost an offer”,”I don know where my life is going..”etc
I wonder this what she meant while telling me that she is having LOADS of fun
2)She uploads her pictures almost daily with album titles”before interview”,”after interview”,”going for shopping”..etc
According to her,if we don’t upload pics or update status,then world think that we are doing nothing..after all she is doing nothing other than this..
3)She got lots of “jobless” guys in her friends list..they have fun commenting on her updates and pictures..
So this is the WIDE circle of friends she was talking about..I came to know that in this job hunting’s name,she is all alone in Hyderabad..Good interpretation!!
4)Since she doesn’t have any other work,she pings almost everybody who is online and comment on almost every post..
She said,”I’m in touch with everyone”..Now I know the correct situation..
if she thinks that this is LIFE,then how is she going to move forward??What will she do if Facebook and Orkut is closed one day???
Isn’t it INSANE to think that what we see in Facebook and Orkut is LIFE???
World is sinking!!!!Oh God!!!Give her some sanity (I think it should be a sad smiley :P)