I've often thought about leaving my cell phone at home, and if it weren't for my elderly mother, I think I would. (I will admit that I have chosen not to answer calls from friends and they are okay with that, knowing that I always call back later.) I do know a very successful businessman who does not even own a cell phone. He's a very content person. There might be some clues into happiness there....
It's also interesting that we must now store our photo albums (and video clips!) on our phones to share with others. (Remember, don't overdo it. One or two photos are plenty. Don't keep saying "Wait, this one's better" ;)
Last week I sat with a gal who was trying to program a new app into her phone that would translate voice into text so she could "legally" text while driving. We were having lunch. First, what's the rush? Second, in the words of Full House child star Jodie Sweetin: "HOW RUDE!"
It's been 4 and a half months since I unplugged the tv. On occasion I have watched a random cooking show or the news at someones house, but overall I don't miss it one bit. I listen to the news on the radio and read it online. I read books, old style, with paper pages. I get out into nature. I visit with friends. And last Sunday I sat outside working on a craft project while the squirrels scampered in the trees behind my condo. No, I definitely won't be bringing back a tv anytime soon.
I'm thinking about a computer break later this fall, perhaps October. Well, maybe for just a week or two. I'll have to think about it.