This will be my last post for a while. I won’t be on social media at all for at least two months. After reading several in-depth articles about the devastating effects of digital media, I’ve concluded that I need to do this and see what happens. I want to have more time to read books, write and do some serious thinking; perhaps even do some research in fields I have some knowledge of.
I first thought that what you do matters more than the fact that it’s done digitally. I was wrong. According to all available research, it is the media format which makes us less intelligent, no matter what type of content we consume.
Internet in general and Social media is beginning to become a sickness to the human mind. I need to stop cold turkey and see where this lead. I will only be online on rare occasions, so my social media accounts and my websites will float around in the cold cyberspace without maintenance. The only digital things I will do in my private life are checking my emails, paying bills and perhaps do some writing.
I haven’t decided on the latter yet, but I will initially write everything by hand in my newly purchased notebooks, and perhaps later write my notes and texts on computer and order printed books of my writings.
Perhaps I will join you all again someday, but in the meantime, I will be as analog as possible in our digital age. If you want to reach me, feel free to send an e-mail, or better still a real letter.
Take care and may God bless you all.
Leif is signing out.