Getting back in touch with reality
I recently started an internship as a chimney sweeper and because of that I can no longer spend all day long on my computer. This was/is quite a big change for me as I’ve basically spent most of my days on my computer during the last 4 years and on my phone for the 3 years before that. I’m not going to tell you that it was hard, because it wasn’t, but it was different from usual. It is a different feeling when you come home and you don’t feel like you gotta get back to work on your computer.
I can enjoy staying in the living room with my family, or sitting outside, just talking with them a lot more than I did before. Since I don’t even have a smartphone anymore, but rather, a simple Sony Ericsson phone I don’t get in touch with the “digital world” at all most of the day. It feels good. I am able to make a clear cut between “I am at work” and “I am at home”, it seems like I was unable to do that properly before. I don’t know what’s going on in the world. I don’t really want to know. I can focus on my local problems, achievements and goals without having to bother with the problems of different countries. I never even realized how deep I was into this, and how deep many are into this. Get in touch with reality by getting out of touch with the “world”. It is a huge relief, I just have to worry about myself, my family, my friends, the town I live in and the towns around it and the people that live in that town. I no longer need to worry about Trump/Biden in America, worry about Angela Merkel in Germany, Google/Microsoft/Apple releasing new stuff, or some bag of rice falling over in china. The world-wide-web, at least for me, should stay in my room, on my computer, and nowhere else.