Want to take on a challenge?
November 1, 2010 11:20pm CST
Will you turn off your TV and radio for 30 day? Voluntarily cut your self off from unnecessary media? Do not watch or read the news from any main stream news sources especially not western sources for 30 days. Read books, watch movies that you control the start and stop of,and engage your friends in real life. Try it, see how your feel, see what your thought processes are like. It may be enlightening to journal this experience. I live in the United States of America, where we are constantly entertained and marketed to; as a result curtailing ones intake of media is extremely challenging and eliminating it completely is unrealistic. The curtailment may have some unpleasant side effects. To deal with the anxiety that may come from the cravings brought on by media isolation read your local newspaper, walk downtown or through a mall and window shop, go to a park, ice rink, airport or other public place and people watch. I would love to hear from anyone willing to take this challenge. I will gladly share my experiences with you as well. Any takers? If you have already taken yourself off of mainstream media (which many people have). Try 14 days of low tech communication or no tech communication with your personal community (friends, family, retailers, utilities providers, any one in your daily immediate life) send snail mail letters, visit people, use land line to land line communication sources, courier service, be creative-- love to hear about that too!