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When is the Last Time You Unplugged?

A discussion about how connected we are and whether that's a good thing or not.

Does the thought of being alone scare you? Are you the type of person who has to be watching, reading, or listening to something all the time? This past Saturday I got off work from bartending at 11:30 pm and drove home in a snowstorm. On Sunday the Super Bowl had a blackout that lasted over 30 minutes. These two events helped to inspire this week’s post.

While I was driving home in the snow there were times where I was the only car on either side of the highway. It was just me, the open road, and snow. As the large, white, puffy snowflakes fell peacefully down, I remember thinking to myself; this is kind of eerie but also calming at the same time. It was eerie to be on the road without another car in sight because we are used to being crowded and congested. We are used to being on the go with others, all the time. However, being alone with my own thoughts was also calming as well. For many people being alone with our thoughts can be a scary thing because we tend to over think and over analyze our thoughts and events in our lives.

On Sunday my family left the Super Bowl party we were attending right as the lights went out in the Superdome. On the way home we were listening to the radio broadcast and commentators kept mentioning how eerie the scene was there. In the stadium there were almost 76,000 people with no lights.  The social media world went crazy with posts and tweets about the blackout. It’s as if no one knew what to do.

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