What if we disconnected?
“A Day to Disconnect”, initiated by Rabbi Zchariah Wallerstein in Brooklyn, is a growing movement. The idea is to encourage people to disconnect from their devices for at least one hour, to appreciate time spent with loved ones. “When you are connected to technology, you are disconnected from everything else,”
states Wallerstein, “Constantly checking our phone when we are with others has reduced the quality of our relationships with the people that we care about most. If we can shut off our phones, for even one hour, during the business of a regular day, we can condition ourselves to be in control of our technology and not vice versa…” I know that he’s not wrong (despite my Twitter, Facebook, iPhone, and computer presence). Besides, one hour or one day isn’t too long, right?