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Where Do You Meet Your Friends?

We are social animals. We have friends and relatives. Being socially attached, we need and desire to meet them. So the question is: Where do you meet them nowadays?

Well, honest and multiple answers to this simple question are quite simple. Let me enumerate the list of present-day meeting places.



We meet our friends/relatives…

On Whatsapp
On Facebook
On Skype or other live chat methods
On Mobile phones, messages using SMS or call, or lastly
On land-line phone calls

If you have crossed above internet/electronic limits, your meeting places may be…

Wedding or reception function
Birthday party
Marriage anniversary
The social gathering of the community/ professional group
At hospital bed
At crematorium
A tour or picnic

Some senior citizens also meet at gardens, temples, street corner benches, railway or bus station benches, religious Katha or Satsang events! Many may tell about meeting at clubs, be it Lions/ Rotary/ Giants/ Ladies or any. Some meet at professional platforms like Chamber of Commerce, Medical Association, Lawyers or Engineers' associations.

All this said and done, the key question arising is this: Do you visit "HOME" any longer? Tragically enough, most of the time answer is negative. If to your surprise the answer is yes, the frequency is negligible. They may give reasons for not visiting home like...

They are busy. (Fact being, nobody is ever busy in his/her life. It is all about priorities.)
Persons addicted to television would get irritated if that episode is missed.
Welcome by the other members is poor and/or insulting because you are not liked by other relatives at home like life-partner, parents, son/daughter or son-in-law/daughter-in-law.
The home is far away... (There is a proverb telling: "Home of a friend is never far away!")
And this list can be endless!

Ideal is to settle this minor looking issues, the causes enumerated and visit the home as frequently as possible. Be non-formal, natural and original with friends and meet at home, either casually, for tea, breakfast, lunch or dinner. Do show your concern for them.

FEEL AT HOME, WHILE VISITING HOME!

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