Could you spend the holidays without logging on to the Internet?

Can you spend the holidays without the Internet? - Can you spend the holidays without the 
Internet? Are you too addicted to quit?
United States
October 26, 2009 9:10pm CST
Is it possible to spend the whole holidays without logging on to the Internet? Its amazing how addictive spme of us have become. But not to long ago there was no Internet (20 years ago). Just a few years ago carrying a phone computer around in your pocket seemed far off. It seems we cant live life without our gadgets. We used to go outside in the snow or damp air and dream about better days. Today we blog about our issues and critisize the dreams of others.We used to pack up the whole family and have an outing to the mall where everyone gets a presnt and daddy and the kids would beam with excitement. Today we order off Ebay and let our kids unwrap the package. Could we really spend our Holidays without using the Internet?
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19 responses
@mods196621 (3631)
• Philippines
27 Oct 09
It depends the number of days. I can't take it, if it is too long because i have online job. Possibly my clients were angry and kick me out if I can't comply and do my works according to deadlines. If for fun only yes, I can take without opening my computer even a week. I love vacation, no works at all, no bosses and pressure. How nice to have a vacation and away from my computer. One thing of course I gonna miss my friend here in my lot. Have a nice day friends!
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• United States
27 Oct 09
A place online to discuss, to argue to have an ear for expression or even tears is a valuable thing. Like the Omega creed says' Friendship is essential to the soul".
@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
27 Oct 09
It will be quite difficult for me especially on long holidays since I have to check my emails often. I can forgo of some other uses but not this one, at least. I always keep my laptop handy just for this reason. enjoy!
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• United States
27 Oct 09
Yes it difficult thats why it so important to develop balance.
@earth2jacq (1503)
• Philippines
27 Oct 09
Before I could probably tolerate a day or even a week not logging on the net. However now that I have discovered ways to earn online, I could not spend a single day without logging on the internet as each day I don't log means missed earnings.
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• United States
27 Oct 09
I hear new words to John Lennon's Imagine " What if there were no computers and no cell phones too. What if there were no emailing or texting, and no blogging for me or you", Imagine all the people living for today...... Maybe one day you will join me and are lives will be as one". Ok maybe the words are of a little but you get the general idea. We are so connected to our gadgets, we cannot live without them, and maybe thats this evolving part of being a human being. To adapt and adjust ourselves and our humanity to the changing circumstances around us and remaining true to who we are.
@bryanwmc (1052)
• Malaysia
27 Oct 09
The internet has almost permeated evrywhere,i have yet to go to a holiday destination where thers no online facilities.Except maybe the 3rd world countries or a very remote area,but i think even that,with satelites ,just need a phone n GPS and you re online,It comes down to consciously ignoring the internet and choose to relax,unwind and take a breather.I usually like to go island hopping round my country,and shut off the internet in my brain.Then i wouldnt be tempted to log online when i come across internet cafes.
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@lindiebiz (1013)
• Canada
27 Oct 09
No way the holidays without the internet would be boring times are always going to change
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• India
27 Oct 09
This is a good question. I think I can spend the holidays without logging on to the internet. Even though during the recent deepavali festival, I did not log in for a day, and I felt lost. But last week, I had not logged in for nearly four days and only yesterday I started browsing mylot, and I did not find anything wrong. If we have the will, we can do anything.
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@happy6162 (3011)
• United States
27 Oct 09
I could probably go at least one day without being on the internet as I will be spending time with my family and will not have time that day.
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@Brad2289 (185)
• United States
27 Oct 09
During the holiday's im so busy enjoying time out of school and spending time with my family that if i have any time for the internet its late at night (i stay up late when theres no school). I can easily go without the internet but i bet some people almost require the internet to stay plugged in with friends (myspace, facebook, etc, etc, etc.)
• United States
27 Oct 09
People have become so busy that human feel and touch is a rarity. You can to church from your computer, go to school from your computer, order and food and other products delivered from your computer and you can even be entertained from your computer. Why would anyone ever wish to log off?
• United States
8 Jun 10
i think you are being optimistic, you should be asking if we can spend a single weekend without logging on to the internet.in today's world, everything can be found online, from games, to dating sites, shopping malls....and all kinds of stuff. this has made man overly dependent on the net. God forbid that the internet should crush anytime soon.
@cripfemme (7718)
• United States
27 Oct 09
Not if I'm at my parents house. Because people don't get to see me a lot they tend to feel the need to surround me and talk to me every second. However, I've discovered that if I say I'm going to work, I have a deadline, they leave me alone for an hour or so which is what I want. If my parents didn't have the internet, I'd go nuts. I don't log on as much as I usually do but some me time (which the computer creates) is necessary for my sanity.
@offlimits (601)
• Philippines
27 Oct 09
In my opinion, I think we can. If we just take a break in using our gadgets and if we just try to go back in living with our traditional days, we can truly enjoy our holidays without the use of internet. Whenever I go home for Christmas I surf the internet less often than the normal because I try to spend enough time with my family and friends. Surfing the internet consumes a lot of time so I try to forget about it for awhile. It could only be at least 2-3 days, so why not do something meaningful for a change? Take care! :)
@mariposaman (2967)
• Canada
27 Oct 09
I would certainly find it difficult not to log onto the Internet for a week or two. I usually check my favorite boards for new messages every day at least. Certainly I would want to check my e-mails every couple of days. I figure up to half an hour even when I am on holidays I would want to do this. I could certainly do that for an afternoon or even a day, because every once in a while I do have a no computer day where I'd turn the computer off and leave it alone for the whole day so that I could catch up on some household chores or do something important that I have been putting off. I admit though I do get the pull of the computer, it has become my entertainment and my information Center.
@vipulchawla (2220)
• India
27 Oct 09
I know it has become very difficult in today's world to survive without internet. But no one should be that much addicted to internet that he/she cannot spend the holidays without the internet. Internet has become one of the fastest mediums to connect to the people outside the house/city/state/country and even to the strangers. And i personally feel that its usage should be restricted to this limit only. I had been on a long holiday of 12 days and returned to my work place today only. I did not have a regular access to internet at my hometown but still I would check my mails on a periodical basis of 3-4 days. I don't think u would call it being addicted? But i guess, everyone has an easy access to internet these days. They can browse it even by using their phone. So, if a medium is available, then y not use it?
@stee09 (102)
• Ireland
27 Oct 09
I think it would be very hard for me to go more than a day or two without the internet. I'm so used to being about to check my mail, chat to friends, browse some of my favourite sites etc. In saying that if I was away abroad on a holiday I don't think I'd think twice about it. There are many places like internet cafes etc when your away but I do think holidays mean doing things you cant do year round because of commitments(work/school) etc.
@sagnik42 (3598)
• India
27 Oct 09
internet - mozilla firefox...a great browser
I cannot live without my computer and I use the internet almost all the time. I cannot spend my holidays without it. Things have changed a lot since the 1990s. Now, we do everything on the internet. We interact, we learn, we earn. We do almost everything. We live in the internet.
@Emilycyf (61)
• China
27 Oct 09
Yup, Internet have a profound effect on our life. I like to buy sth for me and my friends, you know the price of online shopping is competitive and the stuff is diverse. I guess there is always a large trunover in e-business on holiday's eve since it's so convenient to shop in Internet instead of going out. It's a great pleasure that when we unwrap the mysterious presents.
@anurag3786 (6275)
• India
27 Oct 09
Yes i spend the holidays without logging on the internet.. because when i goes to my home..there is no any facility of internet.. so i am helpless to not logging on the internet..
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
27 Oct 09
these days i am being stuck to my pc coz of internet.i never knew we can earn money online nd never took it serious.but now as i have started earning i wouldnt leave it for any other reason.when i am on my holidays i would check all my sites coz it is only a one hour work.hav a nice day.
@bluray (408)
• Singapore
27 Oct 09
HI friend!nice discussion.Long time back we have no access to outside world and we find ways to enjoy with our friends ,family and relatives.Internet has now became an integral part of our life and its usually important to log in everyday even for few min.I should say its an addiction.but I think it has brought with it lots of unsocialising with our friend and relative in person.