In a Relationship . . . With the Internet

I admit I really enjoy the place we are in right now with technology and the internet. I am fascinated by the ever-changing technological advances, the new and fast-growing social media channels (hello Pinterest), and the way in which information is exchanged today. I enjoy learning and experiencing what is new out there, what I like to participate in, and what I don’t. My iPhone is never far from my side and I do find myself pretty tied to the networks out there.

But lately I have started thinking about that magical day when I will just decide I don’t need it all anymore. When I’m old and retired and my perception has shifted, there will come a day when I say, “I’m done with the technology! Unplug me!” Will I be 70? 80? I don’t know. All I know is that I think about that with a smile. I think about a time when all of this doesn’t matter and what matters is who is beside you, who is visiting you, what you did that day, what you experienced that day, and if you are happy and content.

Until then, I’ll have fun – and keep learning – because I do need it for my job and my future career. And I’ll just look forward to the day when I don’t even think about logging onto ANYthing. Instead I’ll relax, calm down, slow down, and not worry about a thing. J

When do you think you will unplug from The Matrix?

Article by Katie Matthews

2 replies added

  1. The Morris Family March 21, 2012 Reply

    The idea of “unplugging” is GREAT! Not sure if I will ever have it in me to disconnect completely. I am definitely filled up to my neck with technology. Interesting thing to think about for sure if and when I will ever “unplug.” Who knows what the next 30 years will present.

  2. Anonymous May 4, 2012 Reply

    There are two types of people, those who choose to unplug and those who will never unplug.

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