Your View: Everyone should attempt living without technology sometimes

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    I would like to say something about last Tuesday’s “Cut Off: Is there life without a cell phone?”As a participant in the Leadership Center’s “Leadership Italy,” I and six other TCU women went to Italy for Spring Break.

    We spent eight days without a cell phone, without television, computers and Internet.

    Knowing myself, I thought I would never survive. But I had no choice, and after the second day, I realized I didn’t really need those things. I could do everyday things without these luxuries.

    It came to my attention that I was really dependent on these things while I had them. Without them, I was still the same person and survived eight days without these things I thought I couldn’t live without.

    But if I had the choice, I would have preferred having my cell phone and access to my e-mail. I missed my instant messaging, my text messaging and my “Lost.”

    But this was for a trip and not necessarily for “work.” If I had to do this at TCU, I might not survive.

    But it is worth trying once in a while. Sometimes it feels good to not get any phone calls, voicemails and e-mails. Sometimes we just need a break from our busy lives.

    Cleda Wang, sophomore