if you blame lack of productivity or lack of personal or family connection on the internet, that's fine but it's only part of the story. We are disconnected because we habitually distract ourselves as a nation. TV, phone, cell phone, movies, music, reading or anything that takes you out of the moment naturally disconnects you from your body or your physical surroundings and also people around you.
I saw a PBS documentary / reenactment experiment years back called "Frontier House". Check it out if you can find it. Three families had to give up ALL electronics including music other than what they could sing, or stories except what they could tell and try to live the life on the frontier. Mostly their lives were cooking, cleaning, and farming. They spent like 6 months there. In the end, when they all went home to their normal lives they felt bombarded with information and noise. They missed the quiet life back at their frontier houses. One thing the women said though. They loved having their clothes washer back.
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