The chorus of voices out there calling for people to “unplug and reconnect” is growing. The significance of that fact depends entirely on where you stand on the stance, so to speak.
On the one hand, it’s clearly not always possible to “cut the cords,” and doing or not doing so ultimately comes down to personal value judgements. On the other hand, though, I think it good to be pressured to disconnect.
Believe me, the irony of posting about taking time to not post is not lost to me. But hypocrisy would be a bad reason not to do a good thing.
Because the thing is, there’s a whole world out there to which google has no access; only we do. What’s more, though I can only speak for myself, I feel like a different--and I think better--version of myself when I go somewhere where technology isn’t, without cell reception, news, screens and padded leather computer chairs. It’s as though that’s where 1st Edition me will always be, where the world that wants in isn’t and the world that doesn’t want waits to be found.
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