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T4W: Living in reality

After a recent school trip to Kenya one of the boys was asked what was the most important lesson he learnt. He said, “To be kind and respectful to everyone and to spend less time using technology”.  This reminded me of Andrew Sullivan, one of the world’s most prolific and influential bloggers. In 2015 at the height of his success he suddenly dropped off the radar…
He wrote a year later in the New Yorker Magazine about his awakening …
Every minute I was engrossed in a virtual interaction I was not involved in a human encounter. Every second absorbed in some trivia was a second less for any form of reflection or calm or spirituality. “Multitasking” was a mirage.  This was a zero-sum question. I either lived as a voice online or I lived as a human being in the world that humans had lived in since the beginning of time. And so I decided after 15 years, to live in reality.