unplugRecently I saw a survey that asked if you could unplug from your phone for 24 hours. The results at least so far surprised me. Over 65% said yes. Now I find that extremely difficult to believe.

Maybe people just think they can, or were strait up lying because I don’t see that many people setting their phones down for that long.

I can’t remember for sure, but people check their phones something like 50+ times per hour another survey claimed. If that is true there is no way they could set their phones down for an extended amount of time.

It sounds like they couldn’t do it for a few minutes not to mention a full 24 hours.

They probably would be more likely to do so if there was some kind of incentive involved, but to do it voluntarily … no way that’s not going to happen.

I believe for the most part a computer or tablet would have similar results. Although a phone would be a little more difficult.

I think I would have a much more difficult time turning off the computer for 24 hours. I am not much of a cell phone user or tablet user for that matter, but the computer is another story.

All my daily activities revolve around my computer. Then again, I do a lot of programming and development so that would be difficult to set aside for a day.

Plus I watch a lot of movies on my computer just to kill some time. And, to give that up would be extremely difficult.

Sometimes I think we don’t even realize how dependent we are on are gadgets and gizmos. I would definitely be the first to admit to spending more time on the computer than I really should. But, I would be bored to death without it too.

Even my parents who are approaching their 70’s are on the computer more often than not. It’s kind of crazy the age span involved now. From young to old, we all spend a ton of time online and on our phones.

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I don’t know what I would do if I were to unplug for 24 hours. I would be extremely bored and wouldn’t know what to do with myself, or how to kill time.

That pretty much leaves reading a book, or watching TV and I am not into either. If you were into these you would probably have an easier time unplugging. Although watching TV isn’t totally unplugging. At least it’s a little more old school and traditional.

My friends are all grown up and have families of their own. So, I don’t see myself hanging out with friends as an option or time killer.

I don’t draw or illustrate so that’s out too.

Honestly I can’t think of anything else to kill 24 hours worth of time within my lifestyle.

My 6 year old niece has an old phone she uses for internet and playing games, and she is on that thing an awful lot when she comes to visit. 6 years old can you believe it? Not what I was doing when I was 6 years old I’ll guarantee you that. But, we didn’t have that kind of thing available to us back then either.

Bottom line is I find it extremely difficult that anyone could unplug for 24 hours no matter what kind of device or devices we are talking about. We just live in a digitally connected age now, and that’s just the way it is.

Sometimes I think it’s kind of sad that it’s that way. Other times, I think we would be bored out of our minds without it too. So, it’s like a no win scenario, or like Bart Simpson says: “your damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.”

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