The Real Solution to Disconnection
You might think that the cure for disconnection is just to put down your phone. And, sure, that will help. I’ve attempted periods of technological abstinence and had moderate success. It’s possible to live without technology for a few days or longer. You can learn to live without the constant need to see what’s happening outside your immediate square footage.
But ditching technology is not the real solution to our problems. It’s like living in the early twentieth century and thinking you’ll always keep your horse and carriage. As people of that generation learned, the internal combustion engine wasn’t going away anytime soon. Neither are the internet and the electronic devices in our day. The challenge is not to resist change but to learn how to thrive in the midst of it. After all, disconnection is a human problem. Technology just makes it worse.
For that reason, let’s pick up where we left off in the previous chapter, with confession as a conduit to connection. The challenge is to stop blaming others and to take responsibility for your own sins. Blame is insidious, as it will keep showing up in your mind to convince you that nothing is your fault.
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