One of the reasons I took an extended break from social media and writing, is because I found myself everywhere, except where I actually was. Let me explain.
I would spend more time reading how screwed up our society and world is, rather than actually help out my neighbors.
I would keep track of what my friends and their families were doing, but ignore my own family at times.
And possibly the most dangerous thing I noticed about myself – the more “bad” news I read about others, the better I felt about myself. Pride was creeping in.
For the record, I don’t think the internet or social media is evil, I was just using it incorrectly. I needed a break.
I needed to be present with my people, and confess to my God.
So I took a break. A long break. There is rarely a quick fix for a “large” issue. Ask any doctor, or dietician. Ask any mechanic, or teacher. Big changes require significant time.
My timeline. Five years.
“Technology has robbed us of ordinary transition spaces and opportunities. As soon as there is a down moment, everyone is back on their phones.” – John Eldridge