#BeWoW Post – Connection

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This week, Ronovan’s suggested we talk about Connections.

My take…

The first thing that came to mind when I read the word Connections, was technological, the Internet, mobile phones, social media… You need to connect to the Internet in order for it to work, your call needs to connect with the other persons phone, to have a conversation, you need to accept a friend request to make a connection on social media platforms…

Then I thought about it, and related it to life, and our relationships. In order to keep your friendships, family connections and relationship alive, you need to ‘connect’. You need to be in touch with them somehow or another in order to allow these relationships to flourish. You need to be on the same wavelength as some people in order to ‘connect’ with them. If your thoughts, sense of humour, lifestyles are too different, you might keep,losing that ‘connection’. And with friendships, and relationships, you need to take that first step, send that friend request, verbally, to make that ‘connection’.

I ‘connect’ with many people from all walks of life, from my family, both the elders and the younger, the friends from school, university, as well as those mum friends from the schoo, run, and my colleagues from work, and the children I work with too. I think I’ve been blessed with the type of personality, where I can be both traditional, yet modern, sophisticated, yet silly, mature, yet childish, serious yet fun. I have moulded to fit all sorts of different people, in order to connect with them. Amd I am happy to do so. If this is the way for me to keep connections alive, I’ll keep on doing it.

It’s not just connections with people, though, there are those connections with my culture and my religion. Yes, I am not a Punjabi suit wearing Indian gal on a day to day basis. But I speaks da lingo, I can wear the clothes with style, and I can proudly say that I can pass many cultural and religious lessons on to my kids, in order to keep this connection alive too.

Though sometimes I think I might ‘over-connect’ too, and then I struggle to keep up with these connections. After all people start to have expectations, and I hate to disappoint… This is a lesson I am learning now, and I am trying to make sure I keep the connections that really matter, strong, and crystal clear…. Those weak, losing signal connections though, I have realised that sometimes, it’s just better to ‘cut the call’ rather that redialling on repeat.  If they want to connect, maybe they can call me…or send me a friend request… And we can reconnect.

But I Smile Anyway...

23 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. walkerkaty0
    May 22, 2015 @ 21:04:07

    Love this!

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  3. edwinasepisodes
    May 21, 2015 @ 06:23:10

    That was a wonderful post, very apt and cleverly written. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Donna
    May 21, 2015 @ 00:46:29

    Enjoyed the comparison

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  5. wafflemethis
    May 21, 2015 @ 00:00:16

    Love the comparison between life and the web it is so true.
    Thats why with some people that timeless message comes to mind ‘ ERR. unable to connect’ ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    • Ritu
      May 21, 2015 @ 07:05:30

      Absolutely…. Just like nowadays we can’t function without that Internet connection… That personal connection is just as important too…

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      • wafflemethis
        May 21, 2015 @ 12:32:30

        Definitely but i think some people forget nowadays about personal connections. They live there life in the internet connection and lose the social skills to connect personally to others. But i suppose any kind of connection with someone is better than none๐Ÿ˜Š

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      • Ritu
        May 21, 2015 @ 13:04:41

        This is true too…! Well I have a problem keeping shtum, so I couldn’t survive on just social media!!!!

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      • wafflemethis
        May 21, 2015 @ 13:13:25

        This is the only social media i’m on. If you could call wordpress social media although i suppose it is really. And this and my emails are enough for me nowadays when it comes to internet connections.๐Ÿ˜Š

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      • Ritu
        May 21, 2015 @ 16:05:37

        WordPress can get kinda all consuming…. I must admit, I had to wean myself off it to an extent, as I became so into it. I still am but am trying to have life too!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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      • wafflemethis
        May 21, 2015 @ 16:27:06

        I think thats why i only do wordpress now because i like to have a life too. The people on here seem more like minded and genuine to be honest. Fb and twitter etc i think people can expect too much and there is such a lack of privacy seemingly innocent conversations can lead to trouble. Where as on wp it is easier to share what you want with just the people you want using cats and tags etc. I just think in general it is more grown up. But thats just my opinion๐Ÿ˜Š

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      • Ritu
        May 21, 2015 @ 16:47:08

        No, you’re right, it is. I only use fb for my family and friends, and twitter is there but I’m not very active on it! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      • wafflemethis
        May 21, 2015 @ 16:52:29

        I have been in the past but its just too much like hard work. And being able to tell a story. An opinion. Or just waffle in general is just so nice๐Ÿ˜Š

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      • Ritu
        May 21, 2015 @ 17:08:47

        True!!!

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  6. The V-Pub
    May 20, 2015 @ 23:57:12

    Great post, Ritu. Sometimes, if we don’t take that first step, we never connect and consequently, we may miss out on a great friendship.

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  7. amommasview
    May 20, 2015 @ 22:36:10

    Love what you did. How you compare the connections.

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