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Taking back my analog lifestyle 2022 version

Discussion in 'Journals' started by Seeker of White Light, Jan 17, 2022.

  1. Seeker of White Light

    Seeker of White Light Free spirit

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    Over some time of a few months, I have digitally decluttered my life.

    Every social media has been canceled, loged out of, removed from my digital samsung tablet. My smartphone has been switched to a dumbphone Nokia 2700 flip.
    I do not own a TV... i do not have a laptop or PC.

    So the only digital medium i have is an old samsung tablet.
    And RF is the last social website i use :)

    And it is just January :)

    Oh by the way....the wifi isn't mine either....

    It will be a lot more outdoorsy on me this year ( just to much snow right now)
     
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  2. Orbit

    Orbit I'm a planet

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    What is the point of all of that?
     
  3. Seeker of White Light

    Seeker of White Light Free spirit

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    To live in this world without the technology, the way I remember from my childhood, not being stuck with the nose in some digital illusion.

    To live in the world where I have to go out to meet friends.
     
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  4. rocala

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    Well, considering the amount of time you have spent on RF this year, I would advise against patting yourself on the back quite this early.
    You are up to 22,338 posts as I write. About 7,000 a year. Do you really have that much to say?
    There are lives to be lived out there, go and get one. Or do you just talk the talk.
    Good luck.
     
  5. Seeker of White Light

    Seeker of White Light Free spirit

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    I do not just talk the talk. You will notice my absence from RF soon enough ;)

    And yes from 2018 when I become a member in RF I have posted a heck of a lot, used 3 different screen names. And had a lot to say.

    But I realised it has not made me any happier.
     
  6. RayofLight

    RayofLight My pronouns: they/them

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    That's not for me but that's cool. Maybe it's cuz I am gen z and never lived in a time without technology but I don't see using the internet all the time as a bad thing. Sure you can run into problems but everything requires a balance.
     
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  7. Jack11

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    I have no social media accounts - I log into a couple of sites like this one or my football team forum but no social media - I keep in contact only by text on my phone - I use a VPN I want no tracking at all. My cell can be tracked by its IP address no getting around that.

    Check out https://whatismyipaddress.com/ it will pin point you on the google map.
     
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  8. 9-10ths_Penguin

    9-10ths_Penguin 1/10 Subway Stalinist
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    Your childhood was simple because you were a child at the time, not because of the technology.
     
  9. Vinayaka

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    FWIW, I don't own a cell phone, and have never been on facebook. One time in a mall I counted the number of people with cell phones glued to their ears. Watching professional sports on TV, I'll see fans texting away. You paid $400 for that front row seat so you could text your buddy? Wow. Get a life.
     
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  10. Lazy Old Devil

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    I liked the Stephen King book Cell, in which everyone using a cell phone suddenly became a mindless zombie - quite a blatant metaphor there! At the time he wrote the book, King didn't own a cellphone himself, though I don't know if that's still the case now.

    To an extent, of course I use some modern technology, but I try not to let IT use ME...
     
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  11. Vinayaka

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    Yes, that's the key. I use a computer for 2 things ... my writing, (thank God ... I am old enough to have used a typewriter) and a couple of forums as entertainment. I'd rather read a discussion, or enter ne than do something mindless. Technology is a nice tool, but nothing can beat the wind in your face on a motorcycle or the actual touch of another human.
     
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  12. Seeker of White Light

    Seeker of White Light Free spirit

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    I grew up before computer, cellphone, Ipads and so on.
    My childhood was mostly in the forest, or playground.
    My friends was real, together with me.

    Now most contact are through internet. I am sick of it.
     
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    It occurs to me, reading this thread, that when waiting for the bus in the morning I am likely to get far more out of gazing at the moon and listening to the birds singing, than from engaging with people on the internet. The birds have more of value to say to the world than I do really.
     
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  14. Sedim Haba

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    You can have both, I think.
    I just go out to my barn, be with my animals.
    I'm then with my only friends.

    Then I come in and am all 'let's Linux this puppy!'

    I don't have facebook or any social media. Why would I? My animals don't.
    You don't need a farm, just nature. Connect to nature. Balance.
     
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  15. Seeker of White Light

    Seeker of White Light Free spirit

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    Internet are becoming something very bad, and I do not want to be a part of it. Corporations like Facebook/meta, Instagram, Google are to powerful and are used by government to do survilence. That is not acceptable anymore for me.
     
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    Digital technology is useful for allowing us to connect with each other from a distance, but paradoxically it also alienates us from our immediate environment. How often do you see groups of family and friends sitting in restaurants, each looking at their separate screens? And the tone of discourse online is frequently poisonous. I have been having the same reservations about all this stuff as you, recently.
     
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