go offline for a while
dedicated to those who's lives have been changes without notice, to those who can still go back
We are so trapped by our pretty new online social environment, that we merely miss the rest. For several years now, we find ourselves caught by certain online social networks, friendship sites, messengers, blogging, sharing life through photos, updating professional status, leading discussions... while outside life itself is breathing under the blue sky and shinny sky, while the wind blows away our years, while our children grow and elders die... Some dance all night, some read for hours, some climb mountains, some cook, some tenderly kiss, some scream, some cry.
If you're not one of those who were trapped a least once, happily you! Most probably you aren't reading this, at least not now. But someday, somehow... they'll catch you too. And at that point, you'll need to be prepared, you'll need to know how to breach out.
We can't escape. We can't pass by not knowing, not doing it. So we just have to know when it's enough and really know where the boundary is - between using and being used. We need to know when and how to take a deep breath. We need to learn to step aside and stay. We need to laugh with friends side by side. We need to go online just for a reason. And the reason should be a good one.
We need to know how to go offline for a while.