How social media has completely screwed our moral and ethical values…
Do any of you remember the time when opinions were original, uninfluenced and represented freedom of speech? When blogs and Facebook was being used by social activists raising their voice against the limited mindsets of our social set ups. When blogging was a form of documenting expressions of frustrations and Facebook was used to create small groups of revolutionaries who planned to do good?
And then it all began… the paying off bloggers to get your story featured, the bloggers accepting money in exchange for good product reviews. Moving on to Facebook and Twitter platforms being used for promotional purposes and YouTube being the only avenue of the rising reviewer. Blogs died and people started switching to YouTube to search for product reviews. It started off with free products being sent to a reviewer and has to come to a point where not only are they paid to talk about the product, the affiliate is invited to exclusive, expensive vacation trips. The cost of our souls keep rising and companies go out of the way to create an “influence”
It began from freedom of speech to “Can I trust this now?”
We sold our souls and are now living and breathing in a time where every thing from an Instagram post to Snapchat to Youtube is sponsored. Paid by some company in some way creating content to convince the buyer we are “Honest!”
How far will it go? What happens after the companies have paid “enough” Where do we go from here? It is already so extreme. What level of extravagance will we go to buy the opinions of others?
Will we ever realize we gave up our ethics and morals and now it may be too late to roll back? What kind of influence or platform did we create for the generation z? Will we again question and choose freedom of expression?
In a light bulb / aha moment, when an epiphany hits you in the gut, you realize ‘wait, have I really been this naïve all these years?’ I mean come on, I’ve been on earth for a while now, but only now realized somethings that were fed into our brains since we were like 4 years old.
Gosh! Those are the moments when the walls break, and you jump free through to the other side thinking ‘hey, lets tell everyone! Even if they don’t want to know 🙂
If you are confused and thinking I have discovered some hidden gems of the world, well, I’m sorry, you are wrong. This isn’t new, and I am sure someone must have already written about this, but hey this is my blog and I gotta talk my mind… duhhaa (Ross Gellar style)!
The things that I learnt from a TED video and how it has impacted my life positively:
1) Things that don’t matter with people that matter:
I have realized that ego is really not important. We often confuse self-respect with our ego. I have started to analyze my important relationships on that front. Every time I feel bad about something or what someone said I first break it down into questions like: Continue Reading…
1) When you have a zit on your face, and your male colleague asks you, “Oh what is that on your face?”, you look at him for two seconds and say “I am starring in Men in Black 5 and this is an alien growing out of my chin – and I’m here to invade your planet?!”
Seriously?!?! What planet are you from?? Or are you trying to say that you never grew a zit in your life! What kind of question is that anyway Continue Reading…
I bet some of you are getting ready to take your annual vacations. If you are like me, chances are that a little part of you is freaking out and thinking ‘what if I forget something?’ Checking passport and all documents for the umpteenth time and going over your checklist over and over is the norm.
However, since I have travelled long haul many times, I try to follow some simple rules to address my anxiety to some level. I have put down some tips below to help make life easier, feel free to apply what works. Continue Reading…
Delayed flights, bad in-cabin service, technical problems, cancellations are all thoughts that cross the mind when thinking of flying PIA. Over the last couple of years PIA has suffered many losses, not only financial but reputation wise as well. It has been a topic of ridicule in many shows, mediums and forums. Sadly most of it is justified. Because of corrupt management and overstaffing of employees our National Airline has suffered and over the years has gone down. Delays and cancellations due to technical difficulties in planes became so common that people became frustrated and started protesting. But lack of choices in domestic travel even though Air Blue and Shaheen Air exist, people still found PIA to be the preferred choice.
So, I haven’t written anything in a while and that mostly has to do with the fact that I am always writing! Yes, writing for work – and that usually takes so much mental occupation that I have no brain left at the end of the day for my blog. The free time I find, I usually waste, like most of us – haha! In simple words, I take a break from the computer. However, in the last two days that the entire Pakistan spent without Internet and mobile connection for the majority of the day, I learnt a few things, which you may already know, but read anyway! Continue Reading…
So, some weeks ago I had written a rather detailed post on my struggles with food and being healthy – read it here if you haven’t already done so. This post is rather, an updated version of the same old struggles. After lacking commitment to exercise at home and with a big lag of 3 months of procrastination, I finally decided it was time to join an external training program.
When one can find life, business, fun and adventure, all in one city, why would they choose to go anywhere else? And that’s exactly why Dubai, the hub of United Arab Emirates, is one of the most popular destinations for tourists and businesspeople throughout the year.
As soon as one lands and steps into the lavish airport, the sense of liveliness shows itself from every nook and cranny. With its huge, beautifully constructed airport terminals, Dubai is one of the busiest cities for visitors at any time of the year. Continue Reading…