“I’m still here: back online after a year without the internet”

Paul Miller:

By late 2012, I’d learned how to make a new style of wrong choices off the internet. I abandoned my positive offline habits, and discovered new offline vices. Instead of taking boredom and lack of stimulation and turning them into learning and creativity, I turned toward passive consumption and social retreat.

I like the lesson that the Internet enables people to connect, but I think we need to be careful of in what ways. If I’m checking my Facebook every 10 minutes that has almost nothing to do with connecting and everything to do with vanity and dopamine.