Great article. I agree with you on so many levels. Our connectedness is both a blessing and a curse. We have access to so much more information than ever before, yet it creates a paradox of choice and a generation of people who can’t make a decision unless they consult with their smartphones, even for something as mundane as searching for a place to eat lunch. We always want the best, we suffer from FOMO, and we want instant gratification through news feeds that we mindlessly scroll through to pass the time.
I quit my job to travel for several months, and needless to say, it was amazing. The sights, food, culture, and people were wonderful, but above all, I found time to reflect and be introspective for long periods of time. I was removed from the distractions of daily life at home. Long bus rides across the countryside allowed me to read for leisure, think, and write down my thoughts.
Now that I’m back home, I continue to make time to write in my journal, which I never did before.