Man is a social animal, he cannot live in isolation. Social interactions are part and parcel of every human life and it goes without saying that, interdependence is the keyword of our lives. Social networking and catching up with relatives and friends are essential to maintain balanced and cordial relationships.
Man stresses out with his work load in his working hours and relaxes during the weekends. During this time, he utilizes his time and energy to rejuvenate the lost energy and refresh his mind. He socializes with his friends over a phone call or meets them personally.
He may even choose to go out with them and spend quality time or through other popular social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp etc. Messaging friends to stay in touch with them to maintain friendly relationships is an ideal way to keep the trust intact.
The world is a small place today. Distances no longer matter. Today we have parents staying in one country and their children residing in some other country owing to distant work locations and the increased interest in studying abroad.
That leaves little contact with the children to connect with their parents on a day to day basis, but this used to be a thing of the past. With advancements in science and technology, distances are no longer a very big issue. Children can interact with their parents as and when they want by using a host of technology services right from calling up, video chatting, messaging etc.
Social Life at Family Events
Family is an important part of a person’s life and a person spends his entire lifetime nurturing and working for his family. People work hard to ensure well being of their family members. Earlier, family sizes were huge and a big family stayed together, with all relatives residing under the same roof.
As family sizes started shrinking, nuclear families sprung up and the big family concept now got divided into multiple, scattered sub-family units. The larger family consisted of these smaller sub units staying together as a whole big family under the same single roof.
Due to the scattering of families away from each other, it makes sense to stay connected with this extended family from time to time. Cousins meet up to discuss their future plans and have some good time together. Elders of the house discuss family matters and issues amongst themselves.
Meeting up during weekends and during special occasions of the family are some of the times when the full family comes together. Socializing with the entire family brings in happiness and enthusiasm to lead a joyful life.
Functions and important family events like marriage and other special ceremonies bring the large family into the celebration mode and people forget their tensions and worries for a while and enjoy together. The elders of the family sit back and enjoy the youngsters having a great time together and bless them with all their greatness.
At such events people decorate their places with a lot of pomp and show, enjoy tasty delicacies, dance and groove to happy music and create a lively ambience around. Men and women participate and further strengthen their relationships and bonding with each other. Family get together are also very common and create a nice opportunity for the full family to be present.
Travelling relieves tension from a man’s mind and gives him many more outdoors to think openly. Travelling to new and unknown places with friends and family improves our social life further by connecting us with something unseen, making us enjoy the serene nature outside and spend some time getting close to mother nature.
Friends spend some of the best moments together by travelling to new places. They explore new interests and find out cultural diversities of new places, click photos together and spend a very good time with each other. They create happy memories for one another by bonding over a cup of coffee or hanging out at new restaurants.
Travelling with family is quite different, that is also part of having a social life for ourselves but in a different way. With family trips, the carefree attitude that comes in with friends does not exist. Responsibilities of the family takes primary importance and other concerns also play a very significant role.
When families visit religious places together, they get to know more about their traditions and cultural systems. When they travel together to other travel spots around the globe, a lot of learning and self-understanding comes into the loop.
Importance of Having a Social Life
A social life leads man to think outside of him. It gives him space to express his feelings and not curb them inside his own mind. A free mind without any inherent worries lets man think and act more responsibly. When man becomes a very ignorant person, stuffed inside his own shell, rotting amidst unending emotions and situations, he becomes a victim of his own isolation.
He fails to understand that being all alone can create a situation worse than what he is facing currently. He begins to view the whole world as something that is going against him. He starts separating himself from the rest of the world and begins to lose trust on people.
He starts judging society the wrong way and thinks he is the only person with the right attitude. Such persons are very common in our society and they are disliked by many for this kind of peculiar behavior. People need to be counseled to spend time out of their couches and venture into the open to realize new things.
Today we can have an active social life not just by going out and spending hours together with our family friends. There are a whole lot of options available on social media that brings us closer to the people we like. We can post updates on Facebook and let the whole world know about it.
We can tweet on twitter about a particular thing that we feel and express our opinions in front of the whole world again. Messenger is an application tool through which we can stay connected through online mode with persons we want to be in constant touch with.
Other applications like whatsapp also have wonderful usage benefits like keeping all the contacts on our phone abreast with what we are up to. Friends like to hang out at the nearest mall to spend time with each other and chat about the latest happenings on their lives. They treat each other well and enjoy their delicacies together, for this we have seen multiple restaurants coming up in the last few years.
Apart from social media networking, the best way to stay connected with friends still remains meeting them personally. A personal touch to a needy friend in his good or bad times creates a happy environment for him and changes his mind.
Today people are involved in a lot of recreational activities apart from their work like yoga and meditation classes, musical instrument classes; cooking classes etc. shopping with close friends is another best way of socializing with friends. Shopping for clothes, jewellery, footwear, crockery and what not.
It helps one learn about the latest and the best brands available in market and lets one know of their friends interests as well. Socializing and attending parties during college days are something that is quite common these days. But socializing at events not permitted by parents should be taken care of.
Social media platforms too need to be monitored upon. If there is nobody to monitor what kids are doing on social media platforms, then that might lead to disastrous situations. Parents must explain to their children, the importance of socializing with their family and friends, apart from getting involved in their work, as that will lead to the overall development of the child.
Socializing is a term used to describe a man’s time and energy given out in connecting with his family and friends. Socializing is a good thing, but should be done within limits. Parents may not like their children socializing too much on social media, for which children should understand it in a right way.
Some social media platforms are major distractions for students in their studies and such platforms need to be tracked when a teenager is using it. A social life creates a balanced, holistic growth for man.