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150. Unplug To Recharge

We’re so plugged into the internet all the time that we rarely see how much of our attention it requires – and how much energy that zaps from us. I’ve been trying to pull back on the amount of TV and internet I use, and wanted to share some of those results.

A few things I’ve done to cut back:

  • Read in bed before going to sleep rather than watch TV
  • Stay away from social media when spending time with my wife and on weekends
  • Disconnect from work emails over the weekend and in the evenings
  • Not bring my phone to the dinner table

“Men have become the tools of their tools.”

-Henry David Thoreau

The thing I’ve found is these things may need cooperation from others around you. And, the suggestion by my wife to read instead of watch TV was what prompted that change. There are also a lot of tools you can use to lock things up after a certain amount of time on apps if you need that as well.

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There comes a time when you have to fight, even if it seems hopeless. I think we're at that point in our culture. And no, I'm not calling for actual violence. I'm calling for us to simply rise up and speak the truth, even when it's hard. You may not want to be the one to take part in the battle. But when it's time to fight, you don't always have a choice. I think this book demonstrates how we ought to act when we're up against the wall and see no way out. "Arise now, arise, Riders of Theoden! Dire deeds awake, dark is it eastward. Let horse be bridled, horn be sounded! Forth Eorlingas!" – J.R.R. Tolkien Sign up for the email list here. How to Know it's Time to Fight It can be hard to know when you should stand your ground and fight. Sometimes it's clear, and sometimes it's murky. However, I think right now we can clearly see that our culture is under attack from many directions. Some of the most basic truths are being called into question. We don't trust our institutions, and deservedly so. Furthermore, the education of our children is being undermined and used to indoctrinate them. So, if you ask me, it's time to push back. It's time to fight. Fighting for a Lost Cause But, how do we go about that? Has the left not completely taken over the culture? While they may have taken over most of the culture, I don't think fighting back is a lost cause. It may be a long shot, but they were able to systematically and radically subvert the culture over the past century. I think we can play their game of inches as well and flip the culture. — Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/conofourgen/support
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