Finally … it’s sunny here in Vancouver. The rain and wind has stopped and it’s just nice, sunny and bright. Time for the lawn furniture to come out and the BBQ to be cleaned.
I just found an article about a story that I remembered reading about last year. It was about a fellow who was going to leave using the internet for a year. I had forgotten all about it except that there was a follow-up article printed yesterday. April 30, 2012 was his last day on the internet/technology use and now it has been a year and he’s back. It is interesting reading about his journey and the pluses and minuses. Harder to talk to people on a regular basis. The ability to click, read and learn. Electricity sources. Getting back to the basics. Lots to read about and all so interesting.
So here’s a question for yourself to ponder. What would your life, your children’s life, your work life be like if technology didn’t exist? What would we be doing? If you were to completely shut off for a day, a week, a month — how would that feel? I know for me, 30 minutes gets me antsy. How does one keep updated by the old fashioned methods?
So when we meet someone and they AREN”T on Facebook, social media. You find out they don’t email. What are you first thoughts? Be honest.
It very much amazes me at how everything has evolved. How our thinkings have changed? How a tool that is helpful can also be unhelpful and change the ways we live and think? How we treat each other? How we react?
Please put some thought into the above questions. They are certainly worth pondering. If at least for a bit.