Being alone is another pleasure we too often neglect. When we are alone, we go on the Internet or TV to see what else is going on, what others are doing or saying, instead of just being alone. This isolation is a necessary thing, that allows us to find ourselves, to learn to be content with little instead of always wanting more. ~ Leo Babauta
Seems like now more than ever there’s so much that makes it hard to really let go of attachment; by definition our digital lives are truly ephemeral, subject to corruption, questionable scrutiny by a third party and plain old data loss. And I’m just as guilty: I notice how I simply switch from one device or application to another just to avoid the gap in mental activity.
It’s exhausting, frankly.
I find little joy in all my clever little digital distractions. And despite the plethora of tools I’ve downloaded for the sole purpose of writing something with substance, I rarely write anymore outside of work.