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my digital sabbath — michael's essay - digital pen and pad

by:ITATOUCH     2020-04-22
my digital sabbath — michael\'s essay  -  digital pen and pad
Early on, I wrote an article called digital detox.
Based on the idea that our North American people are hopelessly and helplessly addicted to our screens, it opens the way for electronic rehabilitation.
Addiction is an epidemic.
On buses, in taxis, in theaters and restaurants, on the subway, and even in the bathroom, people are locked to stare at tablets or smartphones.
According to some nerds, it takes us 22 days a year to look at the screen.
From the morning light of the Dawn to the darkness that is shrouded, we constantly check our screens.
Some people are fighting the tide.
Some people use something called "Schulz hour" to satisfy their daily life.
Named after the inventor Ronald Reagan's secretary of state, the Schulz hour means that there is no phone call or interruption within an hour of the week.
With an hour of silence, there may be a pen and cushion nearby, and inspiration will come.
I have been worried about my own potential in the electronics field.
I am more and more worried about my distraction.
It's obviously getting shorter and shorter.
I have more than 40 minutes of difficulty every time I read.
I need to disconnect.
So I decided on a digital sabbath to pick the day over the weekend, sunset to sunset, no numbers or screen connections.
No Netflix, no email, no voicemail, no Fitbit, Facebook, Youtube, pads or pods.
Apart from a painful music exit, Friday night was good.
I settled down with a book.
Saturday morning was tough.
Two of my friends and I did the Daily Times crossword game on the Internet.
It's hard to pass.
Later in the morning I went to Starbucks for a second cup of coffee and again there was no screen to pass the time.
I watch a movie most of the time. year-
Her mother's smartphone is locked in her ear.
After seven or eight hours of the experiment, I began to get agitated.
What if there is a family emergency?
How will someone contact me?
What about my exercise?
No Fitbit tied to the wrist, I don't know if I took 200 or 2,000 steps.
I found myself reaching for it.
I have a phone in my back pocket.
Like autonomous reflection.
It's dangerous to accidentally check the email. I walked.
I rode my bike and read every newspaper in my house. Twice.
I began to worry that I could not go to the sunset.
When I read the story of Emma Morano from Verbania, Italy, I hesitated. Ms.
Morano died painfully in her favorite chair.
She is 117 years old.
The oldest person in the world impressed me by the simplicity of her life. Two-
Room apartment, no electronics, no large stock of household items.
In other words, there is nothing.
Simplicity is an important factor in disconnecting.
Unplugging, even for a few hours, is a conscious attempt to temporarily simplify our lives.
24 hours without sound or screen is not as difficult as I thought.
Time is a bit dragging, but not comfortable.
I didn't leave a changed person anyway, but I did learn a little bit about the importance of being out of touch with the world.
It reiterates my belief in the contention of the French philosopher Bryce Pascal that "all human problems stem from the inability of man to sit quietly in the room alone.
"I will do it again.
The last tip of a household name.
If you're trying the digital sabbath, don't let your iPad or smartphone lie in front of you; put them away.
Otherwise, you will become like a dieter, staring helplessly at a set of Oreos.
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