Unable to meet in person, kiddo and her friends created a WhatsApp group to interact.
They had a discussion about something – few agreed and few didn’t. One kid left the group in dissent!
When I heard about it, I was surprised for a while… that’s something I had seen only with adults.
Then I realised, it’s a basic human emotion all the same.
When we used to play cricket, the kid with the bat used to control the dynamics. Offend him and he’d walk away with the bat. Unable to handle that, I pestered my parents to buy me a new bat… and I did my fair share of ‘walking away’ as well.
Amidst all that talk about technology changing lives, human emotions are the same.. and will remain so.
PS: I wish my parents had taught me how to deal with a situation like that instead of buying me a new bat.