Have you ever just sat and wondered what you’re doing?
I know that sounds like a stupid question, but seriously. In my History class we discussed Daoism and Buddhism; it was all pretty interesting and thought provoking. The idea of Daoism is you cut yourself off from everything. Labels, clothes, technology and you just become one with nature. The way I put it in a paper I wrote about it was:
“We are living as drones in a world where everything is centered on technology.
The fact that Daoism is based upon nature stood out to me more than anything. They believe that one can only reach their full potential, immortality, by letting go of everything that holds us to society to enrich our spirits with our natural surroundings. Which is something we all should do anyways; cut the umbilical chord that is connecting us to the womb of the 21st century society.”
I’m not going to lie, I was really proud of my self with that last statement. And if you think of it, yeah! We should go a day without technology. Maybe even more than a day. I know it would be hard because education is technologically based, but being disconnected is always nice. I’m sure a lot of you do that anyways when you go out and camp and hike and do all that fun outdoor stuff. Not me, I’m not the kind of person to go out and do that. I’m an introvert that scrolls through pages of Tumblr or Pinterest. A person who watches Vines religiously and tweets what thoughts are going through my mind. I am technologically savvy.
So, with the close of this post coming near, I would like to leave you with some vibes. Check out this song by Beach House that I’ve been listening to while walking to class. Tell me what you think of it and what kind of vibes you get from it. Listen to it while thinking about disconnecting yourself from the now.