Returning to the Internet
sean23007 writes | more than 10 years ago
Well, yesterday marks my triumphant return to the internet. As surely none of you are aware (though some of you may have noticed the disappearance of my sig from threads of late), I decided to give up the internet completely for the duration of Lent, as "celebrated" by the Catholics. Not being terribly religious myself, this decision opened me up to some smirks from my friends, but my reasons were, if not exactly honorable, at least reasonable. You see, I felt that I had been spending too much time on the internet, and I was beginning to dislike it. The internet, that is. I wanted to take some time off and spend more time outside and with my friends, perhaps meet some new ones. I had considered that I was being too optimistic, and that my friends would kick me out and I really wouldn't meet anyone new. Well, I am glad to say that I was wrong in every respect.
After leaving the internet, I began to spend a lot more time out of doors, at other people's houses, at restaurants, at the movies (now unable to download new releases), and at various parties. There was much drinking and making merry, and I made dozens of new and close friends. I lost weight (though I didn't need to) and got a decent tan (even here in Minnesota). Additionally, my eyesight seems to have gotten better, returning to its former glory. That is fortunate.
I had a great time sans internet, and I almost regret having to come back now that Easter has come and gone. But alas, here I am. I've spent almost all day getting back into the swing of things, and my hands have relearned how to type after 40 days of disuse. I seem to have forgotten how bad this room actually smells (now that I'm no longer used to it), and I don't know how long I can stay here.
Now, I'm not saying that everyone should give up the internet, but an occasional voluntary break from it might do the body and soul a little good. I highly recommend a retreat from the rigors of internet use.