I thought I would write a short post on this topic, since in my last post I got off on such a tangent about it. By disconnecting, I mean not watching TV and not being online mainly. I used to frequently see recommendations that people take breaks from media, cell phones, etc. for say perhaps a week. They would say it was good for you spiritually or for your health or something. Other people complain that people are too involved with people and things that are not present and therefore neglect and ignore those that are. That is about being present, connecting with the world around you, being with those who are with you. I can really see how this could be a good thing. But like the example in my last post, disconnecting from technology and media is probably almost never good for your career, and people will certainly not think you are knowledgeable and with-it when you are living such an insular existence.