I think I’d like to go off the grid. Ditch my cell phone, my social media, and my computer. Maybe even ditch the TV.
Sometimes I feel like the fact that I can see what everyone else is doing just makes life harder. Knowing everyone’s opinion and having access to the internet super highway sometimes overwhelms me.
What if all I heard was nature, my own thoughts, and the opinions of those who matter most to me? It would be far less noisy and distracted.
I sometimes feel like too much of a good thing is a terrible thing. And my system starts to shut down from too much info, too much talk, too many visuals, or too much news.
What would I hear in the silence? In my own head? In the sound of a storm or in the wind? What would I see when I closed my eyes? What thoughts would come as I hit the pillow or blink my eyes open after sleep? I wonder.
So much of what we are is wrapped up in social media or what we see or hear from the news or TV.
Maybe we’d be less disconnected if we disconnected technology. Maybe we’d be more social if we abandoned social media. And there lies the paradox. Humanity is not connected but thinks it is.
We are drifting. And I’m missing out.