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  1. Jeremy Quillo
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    Good thoughts, Kat. I deleted my FB account a few years back and was surprised by 1. how difficult they make it (though I’m not sure why I found that surprising), and 2. how liberating it was. I would spend a huge portion of my day thinking up long rebuttals to political or religious debates against people I had no real-life connection with. One day it occurred to me that if I spent even half that energy on writing something, or reading a good book, or playing with my kids, or having coffee with a friend, or just shutting up and doing nothing, I’d be less stressed and more productive. I sometimes wonder what life would look like without any computers/smartphones/social media, etc. and all I had was a notebook and a pencil. Thus far, I’m not brave enough to give that a try…

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    1. Kat
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      Yeah. I do appreciate getting to see friends and family who live far away, and my previous experiment was to unfollow almost everyone else. It helped, but I couldn’t resist the siren song of the “Trending Topics” — and that way lies madness, my friend.

      I sometimes think about moving to a totally (or mostly) analog existence, but it would require a complete career change. It would take a lot of advanced planning and set-up. But it’s tempting.

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  2. Chris
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    This is an awesome post. I think I’ll share it on Facebook…

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