Harry, a boy who rediscovered himself…… by Madhav Manoj Vice President – Editorial

Once there was a boy named Harry. He was an excellent student in the school. One day at the end of his first term, his parents bought him a computer because he scored outstanding scores in all subjects. Little did his parents know that buying Harry a computer was a big mistake. When he got his computer delivered, he charged it and started installing games. After he got the computer, his sleep was very much affected as he always woke up early to play the games. He also was losing his eyesight. His parents had to buy him a new glass every two weeks because of the amount of time he looks at the screen. When the second term started, he was very dull in studies. He could not concentrate in class as he was very sleepy and always dreamt about going home and playing on his computer.

Every day after reaching home from school he used to throw his bag and play on his computer. He never did his homework and didn’t even try to complete it in class. After his exams came, he was almost like brainless zombie.

He was not physically fit nor mentally fit and he couldn’t see a thing. Because of this, he failed in most of his subject. One day his parents got a call from the school community and they told Harry’s parents about his condition.

When they reached their home, Harry was playing on his computer. His father turned the computer off and asked him to only use the computer for educational purposes and deleted all the games. Because of this depression Harry banged his head on the wall and fainted. His parents took Harry’s unconscious body to a Psychiatrist to be treated. [ a doctor who treats mind problems]. The Psychiatrist did some treatment and said to his parents he had been addicted to the games he installed and couldn’t concentrate on anything other than video games in his life. When Harry got discharged from the hospital, he rediscovered his potentials and was the same smart Harry again.

So, I prefer you read books and play games which do not involve any electrical gadgets, during your leisure hours. Be in nature, do something to protect and save our environment, like planting more trees and e-waste recycling.