The Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World

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by: Christina Crook

A skillful meditation on the dynamic of InfoTech and presence. A critique of digital assumptions. A welcome reminder of the real world and its tech shadows.--RAFFI CAVOUKIAN, C.M., singer, author of Lightweb Darkweb

Most of us can’t throw away our smartphone or cut ourselves off from the Internet. But we can all rethink our relationship with the digital world, discovering new ways of introducing balance and discipline to the role of technology in our lives. The Joy of Missing Out considers the technologically focused life, with its impacts on our children, relationships, communities, health, work and more, and suggests opportunities for those of us longing to cultivate a richer on-and off-line existence.

By examining the connected world through the lens of her own internet fast, author Christina Crook creates a convincing case for increasing intentionality and being more preset in our day-to-day lives. Through historical data, typewritten letters, chapter challenges and personal accounts, this unique exploration is a must-read for anyone wishing to rediscover quietness of mind, and seeking a sense of peace amidst the cacophony of modern life.