As strange as it may seem, most aspects of our lives are measured in numbers. Age. Weight. Height. Salary (and indirectly, status). Intelligence. Economical Condition. Likes on social media. Storage capacity of cell phones.
As fascinating as it may sound, have you ever felt that numbers have been given too much of importance? Over-rated might be a better word.
Of course, not at all times. In some cases, such as economy, numbers do play a significant role. But otherwise? That’s what it has merely come down to. Judging people on the basis of “numbers.” Why is it that people are guaged to be intelligent or not based on their examination scores? A person scoring 90% is perceived to be extremely bright, while one scoring a 50-60% is a no-show.
When it comes to social media, it’s a worse scenario. Some people are so addicted to them that they decide their popularity on the basis of the “likes” they receive on the posts (and number of “followers” and “friends” they have). And a lack thereof has a severe negative impact on their self-esteem.
Is this what our capabilities have been reduced to? Mere numbers?
Since when did we start not giving consideration to honesty, sincerity, confidence, respect and other innumerable emotions?
Again, there are always two sides to every argument. Some things have to be measured in terms of numbers. No doubt about it.
However, running around and reducing every part of life into mere numbers? No. Not done.
Look around yourself and see how numbers are overpowering emotions and qualities. And try to replace them. The world would be a much better and more unbiased place to be in.