As you probably know, for my mental and physical health I have been unplugging myself. Eight years ago I was spending 16-20 hours a day online, reading blogs, surfing for news, then commenting or writing posts.
(Insomnia and OCD is a dangerous combo.)
Nowadays I force myself to unplug from the internet and I feel a lot better. I avoid news shows and newspapers too. I watch a little television, mostly Giants games and Jeopardy! Mostly I read books. Right now I’m halfway thru Feast Of Crows which is the 4th book of the Game Of Thrones series.
But I’m not pulling a Ted Kaczynski and moving to a cabin in the Montana woods to write a manifesto by candlelight. I plug back in a couple times a day to make sure the world is still out there. Then I remember why I unplugged in the first place.
I hate the world.
I highly recommend unplugging. Unplug your computer, your television and your phone(s). Talk to people and pets in the real world. Do something constructive.
Get a life.