Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Life In the Woods

I'm terrified of being this person. I laughed because it's so sad. This comes from my favorite comic site Incidental Comics by Grant Snider.
"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." - Henry David Thoreau

Get out there, just for a short hike or bike ride, and leave the phone behind for once. You might feel nervous at first, grappling with thoughts of getting lost or stranded without a cell phone can be hard and feel foolishly unsafe, but once you get over that you might find yourself enjoying your trip in ways you hadn't before. I hiked this weekend and the most high tech device I took with me was a compass. I resent my current level of dependency on my phone and leaving it at home when I'm out for short bits is always like a mini vacation from life. I highly recommend it.

I hope this comic serves as a reminder as to how laughable mobile device dependance looks and how closed off it actually makes you, maybe you're like me and could even use this reminder today. 

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