Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A picture is worth a thousand words

In addition to the above cliched phrase, a picture can also generate a thousand words/smiles/laughs as well as a 1000 V shock. It is the number one media used in business and education and of course the lifeline of social networks. The amount of frenzy that a picture can generate in this day is evidence enough of what it must have been when the first ever picture was taken back in the 1800’s.

I have always enjoyed browsing through various categories of pictures and photos. Since the advent of photo sharing websites there has been an explosion in the amount of pictures that a person takes on an average. Almost every electronic device with a little bit of brain can take pictures. The other day I was amazed when my TV also took a picture of me watching it. That was creepy at first but then everyone in the house forgot watching the TV channels and just started taking pictures of themselves infront of it or watching themselves on the camera. Most fotos shared on the internet have the people that took them in it. Personal pictures are shared more than any other category of pictures. I can speak for girls/women when I say that most women love to get their pictures taken. Thats the way they can really “see” themselves in a way that others see them. That may sound shallow, but if it boosts your confidence and helps you with building your image then why not! After all if you are happy with the way you look you will be even more kind and gentle to others. :) I loved Ellen Degeneres’ sarcastic phrase in the Covergirl Ad, "Inner beauty is important but not nearly as important as outer beauty".. ha ha..

Pictures can take you back in time, remind you about the present and make your dreams more clearer. They can motivate, instigate, discourage or destroy. They are powerful any way you choose to use or view them. So be thoughtful about who you share them with. They may be moments from your life or images of what you want to make of your life. But both ways they will always be a big part of your life. A picture is worth a thousand words but a cherished picture is priceless.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

A new Beginning

The last time I posted something here was way back in 2009. Can’t believe I haven’t had the time, enthu or need to pen down something in the past 3 years! The fact that I had my twins in the same year has a lot to do with it, but still it should not be my only excuse! FB timeline reminded me that I joined FB in Aug 2008. Only six months into it I was taken over by pregnancy and FB mania enough to not have time for writing. I am not an avid blogger but I do like the concept and I believe it’s a good way of introspection. My new years’ resolution is a little more introspection and a little less FB. I will try to view my Facebook account only as a friends’ news channel and not as my duty. This sounds more like an oath than a resolution, but so be it. Anant told me once that he read that too much FB can make you egocentric. I had never thought about it that way before. But I can see how that would be possible. One has to decide for themselves where to draw the line. I will do that by writing what’s on my mind here than on FB. Cheers to more meaningful blog posts and thumbs down less meaningful “likes”. May this year be happier than the previous ones to all.