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Publisher: New Society Publishers
Pub. Date: 2020-07-27
ISBN: 9781897408278
Format: Audiobook
Running Time: 8h 09m
Narrated By: Christina Crook
BISAC: TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Social Aspects

The Joy of Missing Out (Audiobook)

Finding Balance in a Wired World

by Christina Crook narrated by Christina Crook

There's no doubt that technology has overrun our lives. Over the past few decades, the world has embraced "progress" and we're living with the resultant clicking, beeping, anxiety-inducing frenzy. But a creative backlash is gathering steam, helping us cope with the avalanche of data that threatens to overwhelm us daily through our computers, tablets and smartphones.

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 in our day-to-day lives. Using historical data, typewritten letters, chapter challenges and personal accounts, she invites us to explore a new way of living, beyond our steady state of distracted "connectedness."

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. This book is a must-read for anyone wishing to rediscover quietness of mind, and seeking a sense of peace amidst the cacophony of the modern world.

About the Author

Christina Crook is a wordsmith and communications professional. In 2012 she disabled the data on her smartphone, turned off her email and said goodbye to the Internet for 31 days. This experience, chronicled as the project, Letters from a Luddite, fueled Christina's passion for exploring the intersection of technology, relationships and joy. She lives in Toronto, ON.



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