So this week for my birthday, my wife took me out camping with our kiddo to get away from it all.
You know what the best thing about being out somewhere with no cell-service this past week was?
No Facebook. No Twitter. No Reddit. No teeming-masses of idiots having arbitrary bullshit arguments with each other (of which I am guilty myself) about politics, no constant barrage of bad news, no outrage-machinery pumping everything up into a heightened state of fervor and terror, with imagined sleights and self-important snowflakes turning everything into all-out feelings-based war.
If I didn’t use it as a way to keep in touch with my family and friends, I’d be > < close to nuking my Facebook account right about now. It was awesome. A total breath of fresh air. All of the congealed stress just oozed away.
Internet idiocy has taken over our lives. Every asshole has an opinion. (Even me). And they’re nearly all worthless.
In the words of a friend since passed:
“Where do the cool kids go? They go outside!”
Time to go outside.
We’re going to start turning off our internet-connected devices at least twice a week. Videogames? Fine. Movies/TV shows? Fine. The intertubes? Screw it. It’s not worth it.