The most frequently asked questions by those who are interested to be volunteers or simply come for a visit to our farm is “do you have an internet connection?” My answer is illustrated by the photo below.
Layog Country Farm is a perfect place where one could unwind and find peace of mind by being free for a while from all the technological gadgets we are very much dependent of. I have some selected collections of quotes about unplugging or getting disconnected because we are over -connected. Do you recognize yourself in one of these?
Sometimes you have to disconnect to stay connected. Remember the old days when you had eye contact during a conversation? When everyone wasn’t looking down at a device in their hands? We’ve become so focused on that tiny screen that we forget the big picture, the people right in front of us.
Nowadays we have so many things that take our attention – phones, Internet – and perhaps we need to disconnect from those and focus on the immediate world around us and the people that are actually present.
Turn off your email; turn off your phone; disconnect from the Internet; figure out a way to set limits so you can concentrate when you need to, and disengage when you need to. Technology is a good servant but a bad master.
– Gretchen Rubin
Social media demands a lot of us on top of our already demanding lives. So let’s disconnect as we need to and renew our interest and ourselves.
– Simon Mainwaring
Being connected to everything has disconnected us from ourselves and the preciousness of this present moment.