This week no one outside of my family and very close friends and a guy I have been seeing contacted me. I guess I also received some emails related to my startup but beyond that, nothing. I genuinely do not miss it. Without the mirror on the wall, I don’t find myself wondering who l should contact to feel a connection with the world. I suspect that all of the easy means of contact we create beget an appetite for meaningless and near effortless signs of life.
My week was full of community. At least the latter part. I spent time with friends and family and didn’t spend any time or energy on marginal relationships. I feel that not having a phone or facebook is forcing me to invest in real relationships.