I Am A Technology Addict: What Yom Kippur 2011/5772 Taught Me
I am a technology addict. It is true.
Last night about an hour after I posted yesterday’s post I sat and wondered if anyone had commented. Because I had decided to do Yom Kippur as by the book as possible – see yesterday’s post for the rules – I couldn’t see if anyone retweeted or commented on my post.
Yes, I am an addict. I couldn’t see what was going on on Twitter and I really wanted to know! I truly do not understand all those people who say how relaxing it is when they shut off their devices and go for a “digital cleanse,” I did one 25 hour period and hated it! I guess it is a good thing that my addiction is – for the most part – completely socially acceptable and totally legal otherwise I’d be in trouble. Note to self: China probably isn’t the greatest place for me to visit. Thankfully, I only do this “digital cleanse” - aka Yom Kippur – once a year so I don’t have to even think about disconnecting again until Fall 2012 but for me that one day is more than enough.
Are there times when you disconnect? Is it a regular occurrence like Yom Kippur is for me? How long do you disconnect for and how does it affect you?
Clipart image via Microsoft Office.