And, it was quiet

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Excerpts from Paul Jarvis’ commentary titled Why You Should Take A Social Media Sabbatical:

One of my clients told me that social media sabbaticals are the new treks through Nepal. Taking a social media sabbatical is trendy, takes some courage, and for most westerners, it’s outside the realm of possibility. But (thankfully for me), it doesn’t require as much physical fitness as a hiking the Himalayas…

When all the small gaps in our days are filled with refreshing or sharing, there’s no room left to just sit and breathe and let whatever thoughts that want to happen… just happen. There are more ideas—not fewer—when you remove noise…

There is no longer space in our lives. We can’t wait in line without getting on our phones. Or sit on a bus. Or eat. Or wake up. Or wait for an elevator. Or watch a sunset…

Extra, dangling seconds force most…

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4 thoughts on “And, it was quiet

  1. neonwalrus February 1, 2015 / 11:15 am

    Gotta admit that social media and I are asocial together; save for the ‘headline’ aspect of twitter I use to stay abreast of writers.

    BTW – – I like this quote sent from a Canadian:
    Winter is Nature’s way of saying, “Up Yours”.
    – Robert Byrne

    • Marilyn Armstrong February 1, 2015 / 6:17 pm

      Bobbie Byrne had it right. I can’t take a vacation. I am already a Facebook nearly not there lurker and I actually have visited my Twitter site (apparently I have one) exactly once. I’m not sure how to get back to it.

      • fictionfitz February 1, 2015 / 6:28 pm

        In spite of all our technology, we still need pebbles.

  2. Marilyn Armstrong February 1, 2015 / 6:30 pm

    I’m not on social media enough to take a vacation from it. First, I’d have to actually BE there.

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