Are phones more important than family?

Today morning I came back to my city from 2 days short vacation to Bhopal with my wife. I am feeling much more confident, more energetic and these days actually have increased my face value as my smiling face is reflecting freshness just like a dewy flower in the morning. Though my journey from Ahmedabad to Bhopal wasn’t that comfortable as I had to go via bus and I don’t enjoy a bus journey. It’s like eating acerbic margosa leaves.

As soon as I reached my in-law’s place the other day evening after a sorely and horrifying last night in the bus, I spent time with my in-laws, had my dinner and slept like never slept for months. I was tired and dead beat.

Beep-Beep. Beep-Beep… Alarm started shouting on my phone at 5.50 AM. I tried to avoid it completely as I wasn’t in condition to wake up too early, that on a vacation. Finally I gave up and ran towards the phone and irritatingly switched off it and threw myself back to the bed.

Finally I woke up after couple of hour’s deep and refreshing sleep. I was feeling better and relaxed just like someone has squeezed all my exhaustion from my body. I had my breakfast and spent wonderful morning with family.

After sometime I realized that I dint listen my phone ringing. It was obvious because my phone was lying dead like someone has brutally murdered a living organism. That moment of time I decided not to switch it on. The whole day I dint even notice my phone and ignored it completely.


no laptopA day without a Phone!!! A day without Emails. A day without a Laptop. Believe me my whole day went so fantastic and I felt energetic.

Just visualise, you spend your whole day with your loved ones and no one is daring to disturb you.

What I learned from this?

These gadgets are no doubt life changers and have become our daily needs but some time without these actually make you tension free. You will feel happier and more internally satisfied and these moments with family without a disturbance not only make your day outstanding but it strengthens the relationship and bonding. Your loved one feels more importance and it build trust. It rejuvenate your soul as you fulfil their expectations.

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Just imagine, you are talking to your loved one and in between her/his phone rings 5 times in merely thirty minutes, how will you feel? You will simply go mad and feel irritated. Even you may outburst. Result? You are on the verge of ruining your relation. We are humans and we feel depressing if we get less importance. It’s a human tendency.

Believe me, I was so happy and you could have seen happiness and energy on my face. That day gave me internal satisfaction. I spent halcyon time with my wife.

The other day, I became more greedy and craved for more happiness and smiling day. You guessed right, I dint switch on my phone the other day too.

Two days without electronic media. No calls. No emails. No messaging or chatting. I could actually feel the fragrance of happiness in the phone

Take home – We must actually avoid these inevitable phones once in a week. At least when we are on holiday with our family.  I don’t think these phones are more important than our family. Are they?

It actually refreshes our mind. We feel more energetic, happier and find ourselves smiling throughout the day. It rejuvenate our coming week and life. Above these and most importantly, strengthens our relationships.

Keep Smiling… 🙂




2 thoughts on “Are phones more important than family?

  1. My belief is that the time spent with our families should be cherished. All distractions (ie…cell phones, lap tops, etc…) should be put aside until it’s appropriate to use them. Family deserves your full attention. Thanks for the post, Aviral!

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