FarmVille on Facebook

I see almost every one playing FarmVille on Facebook at my office. I have seen them rejoicing over sowing, ploughing, buying seeds, buying cows, horses, constructing a house, what not, almost everything. People who do not even know anything about agriculture and farming also indulge in this game, a game which is addictive in the non-existent world in which all these players live in happily. They talk and discuss about the progress of farming with friends.farmFarmVille is a real-time farm simulation game developed by Zynga, available as an application on the social networking website Facebook. The game allows members of Facebook to manage a virtual farm by planting, growing and harvesting virtual crops, trees, and livestock. Since its launch in June 2009, FarmVille has become the most popular game application on Facebook. And why not, when everybody is hooked to their computers even in offices to play the game?! They stay back till late night only because they are playing it.

These are the same people who look down upon agriculture and farmers in the real world, but cultivate a filed in the non-existent world. Neither do they understand the risk or pain undergone by farmers. These are the same people who do not even have respect for the labour of farmers or for the food grains they produce. I have seen many of these people wasting food in functions and showing disrespect to farmers. They don’t understand  how many sleepless night a farmer spends to give them that food. His sweat of 8-10 months goes down the drain in few minutes. They don’t even see people who starve without food when they waste food on their plates.

Sometimes I wonder why don’t these people go and do some farming in real life? Why do they waste their time like this? Why do they fake things like this and forget reality?

  1. Avinash Jayaram says:

    I see this happening every day in my office, I urge each of the my colleagues not to waste food, their excuse is, the food is not good. I ask them.. then why did you buy it, or atleast you would have taken little, then gone for second time.. when you needed more.. every single day.. they taste the food, the food is same, taste is same since years to each employee.. but still everyday they will taste.. and waste..!

    Food keeps our life.. alive.. remember we should not dis-respect the life.

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