It’s been 3 weeks now that I’ve been away from Facebook.
And the last 3 weeks I have also been without internet at home. That in itself has also been quite an experience. It’s amazing how much you get done if you dont have internet [I've read 2 and a half books already].
The greatest thing that I have started to realize is that digital platforms are here to stay. It will be integrated into our everyday lives. It will become part of us.
Way back when the radio came out, people gathered around it each evening for entertainment purposes. Now it is with us everyday. Everywhere.
Digital devices and platforms will take the same route. And I say digital devices and not social media, because I believe that social media is just and expression of technology. Social media [as we know it today] might not last, but it certainly will be replaced by something that will have a greater part of our lives.
And it might not even be a bad thing. That is how things changes. That is how things will be.
The most important part of any change is not whether it is good or bad, but whether I will allow it to master my life. Change is inevitable. And yes, I know, it is a cliche. But it is. It is real.
However, I will not allow it to master my life and steal from what matters most… Balance… [I'll write about this in the next unplugged post.]
So for now, I will explore the absence of Facebook for a little while more…