December 2, 2021

Escape





Will we free ourselves from our technology before it consumes us utterly?


The following is from Solitude: How Doing Nothing Can Change the World by Evan Sutter. 

“We all need a technological detox; we need to throw away our phones and computers instead of using them as our pseudo-defence system for anything that comes our way. 
We need to be bored and not have anything to use to shield the boredom away from us. 
We need to be lonely and see what it is we really feel when we are. 
If we continue to distract ourselves so we never have to face the realities in front of us, when the time comes and you are faced with something bigger than what your phone, food, or friends can fix, you will be in big trouble.” 


Living more simply can help. Some versions of simplicity mean living with no tech, less tech, or living with tech, but less often.

Our technology has landed us in the mess we are currently in. We should not think that it will get us out.

We might want to hit

"esc"

before it is 

too late.



3 comments:

  1. Since retiring earlier this year I have made a point of having one full, 24-hour tech free day every week. I am seriously looking for ways to extend that committment. At first the day passed slowly; now the hours are over far too quickly.

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    1. Anonymous12/07/2021

      Mela - thank you for your comment. I too am retired and can too easily slip into the habit of watching youtube and other video services for far too long when I feel I "don't have anything else to do" (which of course I DO have other things to do).

      I am going to start using your idea to change that by one day a week (at first) I will not watch any video services. That will take me away from the computer for sure and hopefully back more into reading, crafting, baking, walking, breathing.

      And I hope this extends to more tech-free time in the future. Thank you again!

      -Mary

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  2. Anonymous12/05/2021

    Brilliant!

    Madeleine

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