I will start out by saying that I will not try this experiment! No way. No how.
Stever Robbins’ recent tweet that he went a week without his cell phone or computer is mind blowing for me…There is no way that I could do this without removing myself from my job, house, life…I recall about 2 1/2 years ago I went 2 weeks without any access to a computer while on a trip to Tofino.
I loved the experience, mostly because I was able to remove myself from my hectic life. But, I did feel like I was completely out of touch with what goes on in the world. Is being up to date on world events and things that interest me a good thing? The world would still go around…
I did still have my cell phone, but back then, I didn’t use it as my primary phone. It didn’t have a web browser, texting, games, etc…I made one call a day to my son’s mom to let her know we hadn’t been eaten by bears. That could have been done on a pay phone.
I was able to catch up on books that I had been putting off reading, go for lots of walks, and generally was able to get more accomplished without computers around. Real world tasks.
I admit I use computers much more like other people use TVs. Mindless entertainment. A time waster.
I commend Stever going a week. I am not as strong…
- Is Technology your Good Witch or Bad Witch? (pakos.me)
- Cell Phones Can be Beneficial or Hazardous (socyberty.com)