Still Plugged During The National Day of Unplugging

Jaycee De Guzman March 4, 2013 0
Still Plugged During The National Day of Unplugging


March 1 – marked the day of the National Day of Unplugging. This year is the fourth year since it was founded. During this day, anyone can participate and join the event. It’s a very simple ritual to stop doing anything high-tech. We could also call it a tribute to the generation we’ve come from when lives were simple and laid back. Anyone in the country can participate and pledge to stop the internet, disconnect the Wi-Fi, unplug the earphones and have some old good chats with neighbors outside. It will only last for 24 hours and that’s good enough to disable us some access to technology.

Still Plugged During The National Day of Unplugging

During the National Day of Unplugging, everyone is encouraged to stop anything on the web, relax, sit on the couch or enjoy the outdoors with family and friends. There is actually an existing pledge that would let a participant vow to turn off their laptops, abandon their smartphones for a day, don’t tweet and check updates on Facebook, all of these, just for one day. The following are the rules to be followed in observing this day:

  • Avoid technology.
  • Connect with loved ones.
  • Nurture your health.
  • Get outside.
  • Avoid commerce
  • Light candles.
  • Drink wine.
  • Eat bread.
  • Find silence.
  • Give back.

These are very simple rules that we find hard to follow nowadays. But there are some who are successful. According to a post, one of the blogger’s friends spends one whole day a week to observe the National Day of Unplugging.  She does it by just simply shutting the internet off and enjoys a dinner with family. For some it’s really a hard pledge to do, but it only depends on someone’s willingness and motivation. A few years and decades ago, not everyone had the privilege to be online all the time, check every friend on Facebook and post photos of adventures, but it was a good life too. Therefore, to conclude, observing a day without being plugged isn’t bad after all.

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