Paul Miller is giving up the internet for a year because, well, I don’t really know. I once gave up the internet for three days. It wasn’t all that enlightening and really just made it hard to find baseball scores.
Now I want to see the internet at a distance. By separating myself from the constant connectivity, I can see which aspects are truly valuable, which are distractions for me, and which parts are corrupting my very soul.
Now I want to see words at a distance. By separating myself from written language, I’ll be able to see which aspects of reading are truly valuable, which are distractions, and which ones give me explosive diarrhea.