Monday, April 2, 2012

Healthy Solitude

This summer I plan to have a month of "solitude." By that I mean that I will not be using the internet to communicate with people. Only human interaction. Maybe I'll extend that to keeping technological use severely limited. We shall see. As I have said before, sometimes you just gotta slow everything down and take a look at what is around you. I think this will be exactly what I need to get back on track and really focus on the important things in life.

Let us read and let us dance - two amusements that will never do any harm to the world.
-Voltaire

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  1. Does that mean you won't be able to blog about your experiences?

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    1. I suppose I could keep you guys updated. Don't think it would do any harm (:

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  2. That's true. It is time to stand up and do something for me too.

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    1. Good luck to you! Let me know how it goes.

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  3. Very smooth def following your chillness brah

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    1. Ha thanks man. Stuff just comes naturally to me. I love it.

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    1. Thank ya. I'll make sure to check yours out!

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  5. I too plan to take a month off of the web, but by time off, I mean that I only plan to use the internet for about 12 hours a day. Not 16 hours.

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  7. Good luck, it's going to be hard to cut the net out these days though. Hell, Walgreens is about to roll out facebook access on their digital kiosks.

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    1. Geez really? What has the world come to? Haha. And thanks for the support.

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  8. I tried to not speak for a whole month and it freaked people out. good luck with your goals

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    1. Vow of silence? How did that go? And thanks

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  9. i was thinking about going deep in the woods and camp out for a week trying to survive solely on the lands alone... but i didnt get around to it. considering there are bears, wolves, foxes, moose, deer... so yea maybe i'll bring a gun :P

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    1. Haha sounds awesome man. I love camping. I don't really think my survival skills are up to par to be doing that kind of thing though

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  10. This sounds kind of hard to do, but at the same time it sounds kind of intriguing. I might try to do this myself when summer comes.

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    1. I agree. It's gonna be tough, but very relaxing hopefully.

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  11. Tried once, was tough good luck man:)

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  12. i love the reflection of your blog...colorful it is bro ;)

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  13. I like the idea, following.

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  14. no technology means a lot of on foot travel :P

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    1. Lol true. But I think that might be ok. Exercise!

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  15. I've been thinking about doing the exact same thing. In ways I think it would seriously improve my quality of living, however I am a bit anxious to get started.

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    1. Yeah it will be tough the first few days but I think with some dedication it'll work out just fine. Good luck to you if you decide to go through with it.

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  16. ive done this before, its quite interesting to see how addicted you can get.

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    1. That might not be such a bad thing. Haha

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  17. Internet communication has it pros and its cons. While on the one hand the other party is somewhat detached from you, on the other one it allows for a communication in which physical, ethnical, religious and social distances are nullified and left in the outside world. Think about it, I agree there should be a somewhat adequate balance between the two types of communication but I believe cutting internet communication off entirely would only result in a loss of opportunity :)

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    1. Huh, I suppose you are right. Maybe just cutting back on time spent on the internet and such would be better. And with the spare time, go out and do things. Hiking, fishing, biking, gym, socialize. Maybe read a few books.

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