Life Without Proper Internet

At first, I thought it was liberating, but now, as I type this on my iPhone, I grow weary of limited technology. I have gotten soft in my old age.
It was nice to pry myself away from the big glowing screen; to read books, and spend more time playing guitar with my son. And when I did sit in front of the computer, I actually got more work done on my novel.
I hate being addicted to anything, and when I find that I am controlled by anything, I quit. I used to do a lot of drugs when I was younger, and when it got to be a habit, I quit. Just like that.
Same with cigarettes, and alcohol, and coffee, and women. When I am ready to be done, I am done.
But, due to our new society, the Internet is such a harder beast to conquer. I still need it for so many things. And then, there’s this whole blogging thing, which I feel controls me too much as it is.
I have fantasies of going off the grid one hundred percent and shedding all of these electronic shackles, but I think I just need to know what is happening in this world too much.
Next month, I expect to have a new job which will help me to afford proper Internet again in the near future, and I’m sure that I will get sucked back into the whole electronic, narcissistic world.
I do enjoy reading everyone’s blog, and I will continue to do so as long as I have access.
But I really hate the feeling of being controlled!!!



Filed under Deep Thoughts, man...

6 responses to “Life Without Proper Internet

  1. I don’t wanna think about such a life 🙂

  2. Man, I get this completely. I’d love to be “unplugged”, as it were. But unfortunately it’d be like George Jetson wanting to go back to a Chevy Stationwagon instead of his little flying car. It’s definitely a catch-22.

  3. I’m addicted for sure. If we both were not, we wouldn’t know each other.

  4. Rachel O'Regan

    I hate how dependent I’ve become on technology. I lose so much time and I think it’s a double edged sword for creativity. But how can you possibly live without it? How DID people live before the Internet?! As a Gen Y I find this hard to fathom, so perhaps I should give it a go.

    • It’s not easy. My poor son gets bored quickly without it. We are both musicians, so we have been playing a lot of music together, which is nice, but I’d like to have the Internet back. Soon, hopefully. Soon

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