Well today is the national day of unplugging (clearly something that I can’t seem to do). If you’re reading this then I’m guessing you’re having some problems too though you still have some time to disconnect yourself from whatever technological devices you’re currently using today, or next week, or next year. According to the Sabbath Manifesto – “We increasingly miss out on the important moments of our lives as we pass the hours with our noses buried in our iPhones and BlackBerry’s, chronicling our every move through Facebook and Twitter and shielding ourselves from the outside world with the bubble of ‘silence’ that our earphones create,” the site reads.
I think that there really is something to this day. Even if I’m not participating today, there’s no reason why I can’t do it tomorrow or some other day of the week. In this day and age, where the trend is to work harder, longer, and faster, to the point of almost being available 24 hours, it’s kind of nice to step away from gadgets and the internet, even if it’s only for a few hours to enjoy some solitude and actual human contact.