Fate has certainly brought its blessings onto the people living through the 21st Century. The technology carried on through the legacy of previous centuries has shaped the future of the world.
On the one hand, technology has made people distant. On the other hand, technology has kept people connected even when they’re miles apart. The innovative world has a lot more to offer in the decades ahead. With the progressive transformation of Information Technology, people have discovered every known culture and learned about almost every person known to have existed. It is the reason why you can now sit back, relax, and still stay connected to everything and everyone at your fingertips. It’s also a great way to stay connected to your roots when you’re in a foreign country.
Here are some ways through which you can do that:
Connecting With People
So, how often do you hear the word ‘connected’ and don’t automatically think of the internet? For the past few decades, our lives have been intertwined with the Internet. From being on the line to going online, our communication took a far step ahead in just a few decades. With access to social media platforms, we have become capable of reaching out to people from one end of the earth to the other.
So one must wonder how social life on the internet connects us to our roots. Our generations play the role of preserving our culture. Hence, even while you are living abroad and feel detached, you can always communicate with them. It is indeed heartwarming to connect with your loved ones back at home. Just being connected to them holds your ground with your roots.
Advanced technology has equipped you with the ability to view, listen and communicate. Social media platforms and apps available on your smartphones like Facebook now allow you to know about every event that takes place while giving you the sensation of being there.
So if your loved ones share with you the activities in their life, you receive easy access to what they share and that should be enough to make you feel like you’re back home. But if you feel that isn’t enough, then you can take comfort in the fact that with the help of gadgets like Smart TV, you can easily have group conversations. Be it family or friends, all people can be connected through video calls and can share their life and experiences on there.
As technology has granted us the means of communication through various apps, you can make friends with the people who live in your vicinity. With friendship and dating apps available, you can find people who share the same roots. It will enable you to stay in touch with your roots on a regular basis.
When nothing feels like home, there are live maps available through which you can virtually visit every place of your liking. So if you ever miss the street of your home city, you can always view and cherish it.
There are apps for live communication that can help you virtually attend events back home and stay connected to special occasions you might be missing out on.
Learn and Share the Culture
Living abroad means being exposed to a different environment that sometimes feels a bit overwhelming. But despite that, you become attached to it. As you begin to lean towards other cultures, you lose the commitment to follow your own culture. Fortunately, technology has brought ways to bring your roots and culture back to you.
If you are an avid follower of your culture, you can find books, literature, and online lessons to invest in. You can enrol into several education programs available on the internet. You can learn about the history of your culture, your traditions, and most importantly your own identity. Once you excel in your cultural education, you may find yourself becoming more enthusiastic about your roots.
With all the knowledge you possess about your culture, why put it to waste by keeping it to yourself? Become a teacher and educate people about your culture. The more interested you become in learning about your culture, the more you’ll learn about yourself and your roots.
Express Through Art
One of the most common way to express a culture or roots is through music and art. With the technological innovations like smartphones and various other devices, the art has seen massive exposure. People now carry various forms of art in their pockets.
Looking back at how art has kept people connected to the roots, we learn about the role of people in preserving the culture in the societies. You can find several music apps with which you can have access to cultural music and songs. In the same form, digital artists and painters living abroad express their love for their roots through their art.
Many movies, specifically, the ones that encourage love of one’s country, can also help you with connecting with your roots. Being able to watch them with your family abroad creates a feeling of compassion. There are travel bloggers and digital content creators who use technology to showcase their country to the world. If you follow them on digital media, you can stay connected with your country and your roots through their lens.
Keeping up With Current Affairs
Newspaper has always been the source of information for the world, but thanks to the Internet, people have all the news available on the web. The shift has made it much more convenient for people to find information and know about current affairs with the help of the Internet.
Having news feeds on gadgets like smartphones helps you become aware about what’s happening in your country. Even if you are far away from home, you will always be in touch with the people of your country to discuss about all the happenings there.
Life can be tough when you’re living abroad, without your family and friends, but thanks to the rapid modernization of technology, there are tons of ways now through which you can stay connected to your roots and culture.
You can easily remain connected with people back home with the help of social media apps like Facebook and Instagram. Art is another way through which you can remain in touch with your roots since it’s always been an integral part of any culture. Interact with bloggers and digital artists online, and you’ll never forget about your culture. Another thing you can do is keep yourself updated with news from back home with the help of your smartphone. These are only some of the things you can do to stay connected with your culture. It’s up to you to go out and explore other options!