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Mustn’t grumble

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b2111 (Published 27 May 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2111

Rx for Technology

Today’s world is a virtual reality that has been morphed, warped, and dwarfed
by technology. We live in a world dominated by TV, radio, movies, internet, and
cell phones. All of this technology is a mixed blessing: it connects us with
others, but it disconnects us from ourselves. In order to reconnect with
ourselves, we must “disumbilicate” ourselves from technology, by spending at
least one hour a day in solitude, silence, and inner reflection. Let’s rediscover
the soothing nature of aloneness, which allows us to commune with ourselves.

Competing interests:
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Competing interests: No competing interests

02 June 2009
Hugh Mann
Physician
Eagle Rock, MO 65641 USA