Sometimes we want to blame technology. And certainly it can contribute to the way we experience life and to the kind of failures we experience. But I think this story about a year without the internet shows that underneath it all, we are susceptible to the same kinds of failures with or without. Here’s his confession:
What I do know is that I can’t blame the internet, or any circumstance, for my problems. I have many of the same priorities I had before I left the internet: family, friends, work, learning. And I have no guarantee I’ll stick with them when I get back on the internet — I probably won’t, to be honest. But at least I’ll know that it’s not the internet’s fault. I’ll know who’s responsible, and who can fix it.