Captive by the Internet?

Lines of Thought 40x30 acrylic, gold leaf $2700

While recovering from surgery, I’ve had time to view things from a different point of view.  I realize I’ve been captive by the internet.  I’d been spending 2-3 hours intermittingly checking e-mails , looking at discussions on Linked In, facebook and others that I think I’m accomplishing marketing.  Not.               I’ve been sidetracked instead by thinking and getting my health back on track.  Other things like the internet are not so important.  What really is important are connections that I’ve made through face to face or on the phone.  My acquaintances and friends have connected with me through e-mails and calls.  Not strangers through the internet.

My marketing needs to change too because I need real connections with people.  I was talking with a friend the other day who said that texting has gotten out of hand too.  I refuse to do texting and she is stopping too.  When does this tech stuff stop us from connecting with an actual phone conversation?  Are you captive to the internet or texting on the phone?

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3 Responses to “Captive by the Internet?”

  1. Oh Lori so true. I heard an author on NPR the other day talk about how we are all forgetting to sit with a book and read. He said with our technology we have lost our attention span. It is so true. We want it now. We want our computers to run faster and out phone to connect faster. I have been trying to not be on face book so much as well. I find I will do the same, check emails and facebook when I could be creating something.

    Hope you are feeling well. Thanks for the post and the wonderful art!
    Arliss

  2. Thanks Arliss. I’m so glad you are painting!

  3. Hi Lori,
    You are so wise!
    I hope you are recovering well and enjoying your offline time.

    I have an interesting experience to share with you. A few weeks ago, during the hottest days in July several apartments in my building lost total power for two days, including mine. Honestly, I had to take a lot of showers, but it was the best unplanned retreat I’ve had in a long time. Without the Internet, phone, TV and other electrical comforts I read more books and did a lot of introspection. It was very cathartic.
    I plan on doing that more often!

    Love and Light,
    Renee

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