It seems that the more gadgets we have that were all touted as being able to de-stress us by keeping us up to date, the more stressed out we have become. People walk out of their houses on their phones, they drive while checking their emails, and walk down the street while texting someone.
You know, there is something to be said for not knowing everything right now. Wouldn't it be nice to walk down the street to your local store and actually watch where you're going? Take time to see the trees, the insects, and the birds as you go by? Being able to drive in your car and enjoy the view, what a simple pleasure we take for granted. Sometimes we're trying to talk to one person with help of laptop for web browsing while texting someone else. Gone are the times when you had someone's undivided attention, and enter the times when our lives have become one multitasking session after another.
Being detached from the grid from time to time can be very de-stressing, unless you start stressing about not knowing. There are two things we need to do in order to live low tech in this high tech world.