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  • Imagine it: A world without telivision.

    Nothing to capture you you, hypnotyze you, and slowly let your life tick away.

    Nothing to rule your mind but your own thoughts.

    Nothing to inform you of the bad going on in the world.

    Nothing to restrain you from going where you need to go,

    Doing what you need to do.

    A world without television would let you discover who you really are,

    and discover things beyond the screen.

    Why sit and watch people discovering great things,

    When you could be dong the same?

    I admit, we would probably all be terribly bored without moving pictures to amuse us,

    but we have been dependant on that kind of entertainment for too long;

    We have forgotten the luxuries on the other side of the door,

    and that long ago, we depended on nature provide us with everything we needed.

    And Nature never failed.

    So, the point of all this?

    I am putting a Challenge on the table. A friendly challenge: Unplug for a week. No computer, no television. A week of peace. Go hike on a trail, climb a tree. Draw a picture, Write a poem. Pick up logs and see what's under them!

    In this century, our lives have become to dependant on technology to do without it for too long. And I'll tell you, that makes my very sad. But, for a week, if you work at it, you will survive. You will have some time to be with yourself, and try connect once more with nature. You don't even have to go outside. you could just take the time to ponder, get your thoughts in order, and let time slow down. After all, there is no hurry. No pot of gold at the end of the road. Just flowers to smell along the way. You could exercise your mind on a book, play a board game, or talk with somebody, face to face.

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