How to live without the internet

This is a guest post by a resident of Chistochina.

 

Recently, the Internet became more of a necessity than a luxury. It’s amazing how something invented just a few decades ago is shaping our lives more than anything else in present times. The Internet is, of course, extremely important, but the truth is that it’s quite possible to live without it. If you voluntarily or unwillingly lose Internet connection, you can still function properly. But how?

First of all, it’s obvious that most people use the Internet primarily to connect with friends and family. Many forget that phone lines, text messages and good old letters still exist. There are countless ways to connect with others, and who knows, perhaps it’s a great thing, because old fashioned types of communication add charm to your everyday interactions with people. Also, without the Internet, it’s obvious you’d hang out with others more often in person, which is also an upside.

If you think it’s hard to stay informed without the Internet, I’m afraid to say that’s not true. The Internet is not the only source of information. There are other media like the TV, newspapers and radio, which are full of valuable information and are just waiting for you to finally use them. They can actually simplify your life, since they present you those things you really need to know and avoid clutter that the Internet is full of.
What about fun? The Internet is fun, right? Yes, but to an extent. It’s actually something that distracts you from those things that truly entertain you and give you joy. Being without the Internet can do wonders for your well-being, as it forces you to do other things. Go outside, jog, swim, meet new people, write, paint, get busy with your hobbies… The possibilities are endless. It’s amazing how life without the Internet can broaden your perspective and actually make you happier.

All in all, even though the Internet is a significant element of our everyday lives, it’s more than possible to live without it. Actually, it can improve your life in ways you can’t even imagine while your head is looking at the screen. Being without the Internet is not the end of the world, though it could be the beginning of a new one.

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