A timely message….before it is too late.
Please watch this short but brilliant one and a half minute video before reading.
Last year we began struggling. Financially. The decision to drop cell phones was a very difficult one. I had , well, rather gotten used to it. The convenience. I mean can you imagine life without remotes? Having to get up to change the channels on the tv, get out of one’s car to open the garage, etc etc. Our life of convenience has become a way of life. The cell phone was no different. Everything has become an instant/now never have to wait, life. The little beep telling you your facebook has been updated, or posted on, someone has “liked your post” or a tweet mentions your name, (never could figure out the twitter thing). Text messages constant all through the day, and everyone moving towards unlimited everything so they could text as many messages, tweet as many tweets a minute as one wanted.
It all started of course with the idea that if you are out on the road and your car breaks down you don’t have to flag someone down for help. You can call your loved one, or your technician instantly. With kids this is a huge plus. Doesn’t this sound important? Then your kids can also reach you if there is an emergency at school no matter where you are…instantly. Like having a live wire reaching across touching your loved ones so you are never disconnected. If you have lost a loved one in an accident this is a HUGE pull.
So….how could I give up that access? That tie to my loved ones?
Well, necessity of lack of funds took its toll and that was one thing (among many) that had to go.
I didn’t think I could do it. But I have. You can actually live today without a cell phone!~
I have also pulled myself back from all the “online world” gradually. And feel as if becoming unplugged was the best thing that happened to me.
Just read this from the Cultural Monk .
I believe more and more are discovering in our day and age that we are going to have to learn to “Disconnect to Connect”.