“Technology is a way of organizing the universe so that man doesn’t have to experience it.” – Max Frisch

I love my technology.  My smartphone, tablet, computer and all the apps.  The challenge of replacing or at least minimizing my cable company.  It’s all good.

They say now we’re never out of contact.  They say we’re bombarded with thousands of advertisements – every day.  They say that social media is making strangers of us all. Oh, and they say they know where we are and every move we make……

But all this stuff…all of it… has an “off” switch.

There is no need for a cell phone when riding a mountain bike.  There are no billboards or TV commercials on a hiking trail.  You don’t need to be online to have coffee with a friend.

Sunday’s are my “modern” sabbath.  I spend the day going to church, having a long meal with my family, reading, going for a long bike ride and playing guitar.  I turn off all the stuff.

It’s hard.  But it gets easier.

Use the “off” switch.  Nothing bad will happen.


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