Tag: Addiction

More wine – Less whine 🍷

Wine

“Sip….sip…hooray”

Looks like you can’t separate history of wine & History of Human beings.

Wine has inspired countless intellectuals,writers,poets,entertainers and philosophers.

” A ta sante” “a votre sante” ‘Tchin-tchin” ” “Salud” “Cheers” “….. Sounding familiar ?

Drink wine,and you will sleep well.Sleep and you will not sin,and you will be saved.ergo,drink wine and be saved Medieval German Proverb

The only thing better than a wine is two bottles of wine

Just joking my friend.This is a funny anonymous quote.People always advice ‘Moderation’. Can you tell me what ‘Moderation’ constitutes ?

Have you heard of Novinophobia ? It means fear of having no wine.

Cenosillicaphpboa ? It means fear of empty glass.

TFOROOW ?? ( The Fear Of Running Out Of Wine )

How is your routine life going on my friend ?

I know …….immediately you are jumping to tell about your Corona time.
I completely understand.

All days are not the same.

Some day you are having a tough time and this is the time a glass of wine comes to your rescue.

Most of you know wines can be broadly classified into 5 types and approximately over 10,000 ( really ? I am not sure ) varieties of wine come under this category.

  1. Red wine
  2. White wine
  3. Rose wine
  4. Sparkling wine
  5. Desert wine

Are you aware that ‘National Drink wine day‘ celebrated on 18 Feb and ‘National Red wine day‘ on 28 th August ?

Why Red wine is a preferred choice ?

Red wine roots are Biblical.

What did Rumi say ?…..Either give me more wine or leave me alone.

Red wine has antioxidants that can reduce inflammations in the body,said to be good for Gut health and improves immunity and approximately 150 ml per day with meal as advised by Alberto Bertelli,at the university of Milan. Check this BBC link.
Is wine Good for you ?

Red wine

A friend of wine is a friend of mine!”

Some interesting Quotes

1.Don’t waste a drop innocent grapes died for you unknown

2.Good wine makes good blood, good blood causeth good humors, good humors cause good thoughts, good thoughts bring forth good works, good works carry a man to heaven, ergo, good wine carrieth a man to heaven.” James Howell

3.wine is the most civilized thing in the world Ernest Hemingway

4.Beer made by men,wine by God ! Martin Luther

5.If food is the body of good living,wine is its soul Clifton Fadima

6.A glass of wine keeps the doctor away.A bottle of wine would keep everyone away.I think I’ll have a bottle unknown

7.An empty bottle of wine is better than a filled one. It shows achievement.” Unknown

8.Who is this –moderation– people are telling me to drink with?!” Anonymous

9.You can’t buy happiness,but you can buy wine and that’s the kind of same thing Unknown

10. I have three moods

  1. Glass of wine
  2. Bottle of wine
  3. Whole damn Winery

Hope you are having a fun day !

Thank you. Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

DisclaimerI am not here to encourage you drinking or become a habitual drinker.All of us know that consuming alcohol is injurious to health’

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I can exchange my life for a cell phone !

My life =Cell phone

“The moment I bought a phone,I cheered ‘Now the whole world is in my hands’, didn’t realize, my life was getting out of my hands” Hema Sri

My life = My cell phone

I am serious. My cell phone is

  • My love
  • My friend,guide
  • My Guru
  • My mood elevator
  • My well wisher
  • My romantic partner
  • My philosopher
  • Having  better commonsense than my family members
  • I am most comfortable with it when my family not around
  • My most memorable moments are when I spend time with my mobile
  • I hate those occasions when my better half disturbs me,when I am busy with my cell phone,and of course it is followed by mini fighting.
  • And most important of all, it’s my life.

Surprised ?

Welcome to the smart phone era !

These days, such thoughts are indispensable.

We become restless,the moment we realize that our phone is missing.Why it is so ?

Mobile addiction has reached such a level that people are willing to destroy their lives for the sake of that item,yes that single item… the cell phone or smart phone, whatever name you call it.

Weird it may sound, people witnessed fighting over this item in some super crazy families.

Sexual relationships at its lowest with Cell phone becoming the ‘obstacle’ to the relationships,especially the intimate ones.

I am not putting everyone under this bracket,but believe me when I say majority especially the young population are addicted.

it’s said 59% of parents admitted that their kids are addicted to mobile ( source online.king.edu )

I am not talking about advantages of having a smart phone since we all know it especially how much ‘time’ is saved and how the ‘lives’ are saved in emergency situations etc. etc.

All that I am stressing is the infatuation with smart phones.

Have we become more selfish ?

Yes.

We have become extremely selfish.

We don’t need any more drugs,weeds or alcohol to be labelled as an addict.

Couples don’t need each other any more ! Cuddling has stopped.

School children,college goers and officer workers,politicians…all are seen busy with never ending chats ,gossips. and exchange of photos.

Fixation with your phones destroying not just your personal life but social life.

Relationships have become isolated.

Our souls are filled with gadgets.

We are busy checking the status,likes,follows.

We have become selfie obsessed. Some claim that this mobile addiction comes under ‘Good Addiction’ category,and better than other forms of addiction.

Even financially you are drained. How ?

Because you spend money on these overpriced gadgets for show off on your Instagram/Facebook/twitter etc.

High end mobile phones are worth only to flaunt ( Don’t say I am jealous ! ) and 80% of the features you never use !

Can you believe if I say you are interacting with your mobile phone more than 80 times a day ?

The present day mantra is I,me & my Phone

Because of this tendency,new terminology has cropped up like,Phubbing,Phone Snubbing, ,Nomophobia FOMO Cell-mates

These days, Knowledge base is not stored in our brains but in Google. It’s strange that we can’t answer simple questions and shamelessly look for Uncle Google’s help ,courtesy our smart phones.

I am not going into the details of consequences of mobile addiction, which all of you are aware ,neither I am into statistics of smart phone addiction.

Can you live without smart phone ?

Yes.It’s possible.

To refresh your memory-Humanity survived two decades ago without smart phones.

What is the solution ?

Some of my thoughts

Turn off the social media notifications.

Best is to delete Facebook,Instagram ,Twitter or similar social media apps from your mobile. Why ?

  • Social media model is based on advertisements to hook and make you an addict.
  • Social media can change the person ie. you in a wrong way.

Don’t search Google for each & everything.Instead try to sharpen your brain.

Majority of health related issues are cropping up because we all look for Dr.Google’s help,ignoring our family physicians’advice.

Remember,your phone is not a must when you are spending time with your family or friends/love of your life or your colleagues.

For Heaven’s sake switch it off,but don’t forget to switch it on later.( you need it for Emergency situations )

Thank you.
Please share your views.I appreciate.
Philosophy Through Photography

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Love is not complicated, people are

 

Love is not complicated ,people are

These days…relationship means… Any where without you is better than any where with you

How individual lives are changing ,relationships are thrown into the dust bin,people forgetting the meaning and value & sacredness of ‘LOVE’,

Thanks to addiction to social media & smart phones !

Relationships are harder now!

“Conversations became texting,

Arguments became phone calls,

Feelings became subliminal messages,

Sex became easy,

The word ‘love’ is used out of context.,

Insecurities became a way of thinking,

Getting jealous became a habit,

Trust is hard to come by,

Being hurt became natural.

Leaving became the only option,

Sad but true,

So if you have something…that is worth it,..don’t take it for granted,

Fight for it,don’t let it go”       pinterest

Summary

Be selfish,thanks to the inventions. indulge in your liking,Drink till you drop dead,fight without any reason,Ego is your life,jealousy is your partner, Greedy is your nature,Killing innocents is your taste,care not anybody,you owe the happiness you deserve,forget about dieting & exercises which are all money-making machines,,cheating is your mantra,money is everything and enjoy dying your own death,you owe nothing to anybody!

Is this the lesson modern-day life style teaching us ? Is this the meaning of advancement in human life ? Is this what all about relationships ?

And what about ethics,values,respect,responsibilities ,family relationship ?

Please share your thoughts.

Thank you.

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Do you have ‘Nomophobia’ tendency?

Nomophobia -The term is an abbreviation for “no-mobile-phone phobia“,

Cambridge Dictionary says

Fear or worry at the idea of being without your mobile phone or unable to use it. 

Nomophobia

It’s lack of control over the use of a cell phone,a kind of dependence.

It includes

1.frequent checking of the cell phone,

2.Not bothering about-face to face interaction during discussions.

3.Using the cell phone in an inappropriate place.

4.Feeling restless or anxious without cell phone.

5 Avoiding social interactions.

6.Decline in performance.

7.Easily distracted by e mails, notifications etc.

8.Can become restless when

  • Lose the phone
  • Run out of battery
  • Have no network coverage
  • Can result in panic attacks.
  • Depression rarely.

 

Researches have shown abnormal changes happening in the brain due to both the excessive use of  cell phone and also because of nomophobia.

Is there any solution for nomophobia ?

All the people whomever I came across I put this question and the answer invariably was ,they are not addicted to mobile phone,and at the same breath they tell me that they can’t imagine life without mobile phone even for a single minute.

I am not sure what exactly they are trying to convey.

I guess there is no proper solution.

Solutions available on the internet are of not much help.

Can you suggest some practical remedies ?

cell-mates

Thank you

Philosophy Through Photography

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“Eat your food like your medicines or else you will eat your medicines like food”.

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When diet is wrong,Medicine is of no use .When Diet is correct, there is no need of Medicine.

Ayurveda Proverb

But sadly, many times we love to over eat, eat wrong food,and express lack of time for daily exercises. Many other  excuses are readily available.

Some of my friends who are diabetic,regularly eat sweets ( which is forbidden),and they come up with statements saying that their sugar is under control since they take their diabetic medicines regularly ,as if the diabetic medicines give them the license to over eat the sweets.

Some other friends with Hypertension ( High blood Pressure ) eat food rich in salt, like pickles,salt laced chips etc.( salt is restricted for hypertensive patients).

They happily tell me that they are care free since medicines they take to control the BP, will also take care of their salt in the food.

What is your type ? Do You eat food and medicine also like my friends ?

If you ask me, yes,I find many times difficult to resist the food,over eat some times and take pancreatic enzyme tablets for better digestion,whenever I felt I overindulged.

What are your thoughts on this subject ?

Thank you

Philosophy Through Photography

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