Offline for 24 hours ???

Today, the future has arrived where everyone is connected to each other whether it's through a mobile device, a desktop device or even a gaming platform. We are living in a world where getting offline gets you in trouble. You miss updates on what's happening around the world and in your circle while being offline. The brain seems to act weird, telling you constantly that you are in 2017 and needs to be updated about everything otherwise you would lose the race or be looked down as a Luddite. Can you guys give your device a break of 24 hours or you are one of those who just have to stay online to see the latest tweet of Donald Trump?

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  Offline doesn't wreck havoc Vote
56.52% voted this
  Online even when the nature calls Vote
43.48% voted this
Total Votes: 23


I have been offline before for more than 24 hours and it's okay once you get used to it. You live in the present and yes, while you may miss some headlines the world does carry on. It's actually quite liberating by not being a slave to technology, and you end up doing other things such as reading and writing.

I often switch off during the day and then catch up later at night on emails and any posts on my social media and I'm fine with that. It's about controlling your use rather than allowing technology control you and your actions.
Posted by Alexa on 08-30-2017
I agree being offline can make you feel liberated from the technologies of these days. I can last up to a week without being online by choice but sadly my work and income depends on being online most of the day so I don't do it very often (getting off line) but of course I could do it. When I go on vacation I try to stay out of the net as much as possible because I really want to relax and forget about the world that's out there.
Posted by Pink_Turtle on 08-30-2017
I get offline for 24 hours and sometimes even for 48 hours. However, I become offline not because I wanted to but because the internet service provider's service interrupted or there was a power cut. Interruption in the internet is very common here, especially during the hars weather. Sometimes flood and landslides sweep away the cables and internet will be interruputed for days.
Posted by vinaya on 08-30-2017
Being out of the internet for the whole day is a big problem to you since I know that you are a full time freelancer and you need the internet connection to earn money. What if there is no connection for 2 days that will be devastating to your income. We used to have that kind of connection before but things have changed for the better here when the government had reprimanded the telecoms companies.
Posted by Corzhens on 10-01-2018
Offline for a few hours is not so bad. In fact, it's a great thing for me. To be 100% honest I'd spend less time online If I had a choice but as it turns out I work online so I need to keep updated 24/7. Stil, it's not a bad thing at all to be able to shut down and take a look at more important things in your life like yourself and your family
Posted by Marvadaum on 08-30-2017
I feel very disconnected from the world around me when I don't have access to the internet. It makes me feel very isolated and lonely and uncomfortable. I have recently had to spend several days in a row with no internet while I was travelling to a remote area and although it was supposed to be a fun vacation, I was quite miserable without internet access. I like having the option to know that I can be connected to the world around me, it's like having a safety blanket to me.
Posted by lilac123 on 08-31-2017
The way you feel when away from the Internet tells me a lot about your age. You must be in your teen age or less than twenty and for sure born in 90's or early 2000. One thing should be accepted that internet was made for the convenience of human beings but now humans are more like dependant upon it like water. There is a video on youtube where people on street are asked what is the thing they can't live without. Most of the people answered "Smartphones, the internet, Computer" .Well, the real answer was "Water", as nobody can survive without water.
Posted by muaaz.93 on 09-04-2017
Most of the time I am online because that is where I earn money. So, its really hard for me to leave my computer. Being offline literally means no earnings at all. Honestly, I have been dying to just give myself a break from the internet but I just couldn't .
Posted by Istine on 08-31-2017
gata montes
Much as I would agree that the internet is beneficial to many areas of my life and especially so when it comes to my work - its not something that I’ve wanted to become a slave to.

As apart from the fact - that realistically speaking - there is absolutely nothing in this world that is so urgent that it can't wait a while before being responded to - unless of course - someone was waiting for news as crucial as the arrival of an organ transplant - then an exception should probably be made there - I think its important to get the balance between the virtual and real world right - as unless we do that - not only do we never get to experience those little things in life (which can’t be replicated in a virtual world) that make living so much more enjoyable - but more importantly - nothing compares to spending quality time with your loved ones.

Which is why - not only do I have no problem with being off-line for 24 hours or more - but as we have a policy in our household where we disconnect from the internet every evening around supper time and don’t reconnect until the following day on weekdays and preferably not at all over the weekend - I can honestly say that - we’ve never missed anything important and the world hasn’t come to a standstill because of it either.
Posted by gata montes on 08-31-2017
Yes I can do it to complete the 24 hours in one day that I'm offline. Most especially when I'm on trip and vacation I don't want people or anything that can disturb my free day. How can I enjoy my vacation if I will not sacrifice a one day away from crowd and stress if I'm online. Its better to enjoy life and feel the fresh air of nature that brings relaxing sensation to my body.
Posted by rogel on 08-31-2017
I don't think I could survive 24 hours without the internet. I mean, if I had to I could. If there was some sort of an electrical outage then I could probably copy for around 24 hours without the internet. Anything after that and I would really struggle. I can barely go to sleep without being on my phone and watching different videos. We have just been surrounded by the internet for so long now that we are reliant on it for a lot of things. I just don't think a lot of people could survive without the internet
Posted by kingcool52 on 08-31-2017
As a business man whose business is managed over the internet, I have to constantly be online. In fact, sometimes I am just so afraid to sleep simply because I feel like I will loose a lot before I woke up. So with that, I can't purposely go offline for up to 24hours. Actually, Whenever I have a flat battery and I'm probbaly out of home I tend to feel very uncomfortable until I get connected back. I feel like everything is passing over me without my knowledge. I feel like I am missing so many business opportunities and potential customers. So at this time of century, It has become so common for people to be uncomfortable without their mobile phones or without access to internet.
Posted by wiiky28 on 08-31-2017
Unfortunately, what was to be a technological breakthrough and make everything simpler and easier... Eventually - in parts - being converted into something that can already be called disease. This addiction that people have created about having to stay online is always very worrying and sometimes I wonder where we are going to stop if we continue to follow this rhythm of addiction.

I particularly don't include myself on that list because staying 24 hours (or more) disconnected from the virtual world isn't a problem for me.
Posted by wiseagent on 09-01-2017
Jonathan Solomon
At this point, no, I can't afford to go offline for 24 hours. Well, I could, but I lose potential online earnings for every hour I'm not online. Personally, gaming and social media don't mean that to me. But now that I've invested time, money, and energy towards earning a passive income online, staying updated is a requirement in order for my business to facilitate. So to be clear, I could go offline for 24 hours, but it could severely cut into my overall monthly revenue as the days go by without staying connected.
Posted by Jonathan Solomon on 09-01-2017
Definitely not, especially a desktop computer connected to the internet as its what keeps our business and most of work related transactions can only be dealt online. I'm not so into games and social media these days as what matter most to me is supporting my self at work and also my loved ones. But I can certainly have my smart phone offline for 24 hours as I mostly its only use to me aside from call and messages are to notify my of emails from different gmail address I've been using. I play some mobile online games sometimes but mostly I've been watching t.v. series on it downloaded from my computer as its more convenient to watch it on my phone as you can play and pause and go wherever you need to.
Posted by narutos3nn1n on 09-02-2017
I'm used to being offline 24 hours. Because we don't have internet connection in our ancestral house. Whenever we go there i don't really make way to access internet. I just enjoy my time there and take it as a break. I don't have to work and open my social media account. I really don't feel like i'm being left behind just because of being offline for 24 hours or even 48 hours.
Posted by zheh on 09-02-2017
I have no problem being offline for 24 hours. I am often offline for longer periods of time when we go camping. We camp in a lot of remote places where you can't get a signal. It really doesn't bother to not be able to use my devices. I lived in a time before the Internet so it was just a way of life. I do spend a fair amount of time online when I am home but don't miss it when I do think have access to it.
Posted by Sue on 09-03-2017
I can be offline for over 24 hours.My record was a week or so.That happened because I went to my grandpas. However,I like to keep up to date with everything new,so that is why I mainly go online.Internet is just a way of killing your time after all...especially for treatment of boredom:)
Posted by DenisHero on 09-03-2017
Very easily. 24 hours would take no effort for me because I am not so heavily dependent on the internet or my gadgets. Sure, I do use it every day and absolutely love it but I am not addicted. I have managed to be without any phone or the internet for 2 months before so this would be a piece of cake from me. I do have some friends that would definitely struggle though!
Posted by Mehano on 09-03-2017
I actually can go offline for two days. And that is whenever I go to visit my parents and siblings on a weekend. I don't always get to see and be with them, so I really take those as a chance to bond with them. I cannot trade my time bonding with them, to being online at all. Though, they have WIFI connection at home, I simply just would make the most of my visit with them. Those days spent with them would always be shared at social media when I go back to where we live in the city.
Posted by SimplyD on 09-05-2017
Offline doesn't cause any problems only except if it's your work that demands you remain online 24/7 but really does anyone work 24/7 without breaking down immediately?

Sometimes, I do go offline just to have a little peace of mind as too much commitments online wouldn't let me have rest. Also in times of emotional problems, I do my possible best to stay away from online activities so that I wouldn't be tempted to update my private life to the general public. I have seen some people do such and to me it's not a healthy behavior.
Posted by Heatman on 09-05-2017
I can get around staying offline for more than 24 hours. i have found out that some of the time staying offline for hours has it's set of the benefits. Like you get away from the addiction. And you don't have to worry much about what happens in that world. As you can see all of that adds up. So I'd say if you want to get more out of the life then definitely go disconnect yourself. And you can surely have more time from your life.
Posted by overcast on 09-05-2017
rose thornes
I can be offline more than 24hours when I'm out with family and friends but when I'm at home alone, I'm mostly online like 24hours. Lol. Its more fun to socialize in real world than social media and I'm also making time with my family and friends. I also don't want to be dependent in internet.
Posted by rose thornes on 09-07-2017
I work online, so I'm practically all day on the internet. It's hard for me to disconnect, because if I do, I'll just be losing money. But if I have to do this for some specific reason, I think I could probably do it.
Posted by hermessantos on 09-07-2017
I need to stay in touch with some people so I can't be offline and leave them, this is the main reason I am online. If i didn't have to do it I could spend 24 hours offline without any major problems, I'd have some sort of holiday with a book or walking outside. I prefer to be connected though because someone might need to talk to me asap.
Posted by felabruno on 09-10-2017
I don't know if I can do this because honestly, even during nature calls, I still bring my smartphone and do my business while browsing on my smartphone which is what I called, Multi-tasking. But seriously, I haven't had a chance for several years now to not use my smartphone and turn it offline for 24hrs so I think, I can't do that. It's part of my daily routine already and I get paranoid if my phone is not with me wherever I go. I really can't do that and I pass for that challenge.
Posted by ColdFlameChris on 11-04-2017
Well,for Ne since I work online, I might not be able to give myself 24 hours break because I need to work to make money so my being online for more than 8hours is understandable and excusable. But normally I can stay a day without going online.
Posted by lovely on 11-09-2017
I could survive for a week without being online. Much of what I do doesn't require me to be online always. I tried it a couple of times and I survived. In fact, those periods when I was offline were kinda cool because there was a moment of silent when I was free from social media buzz and emails. I was able to channel that time into doing something worthwhile.
Posted by jeiss on 11-17-2017
Considering the fact that I have been working online for the past 6 months then I couldn'! Still, I agree with you that a few hours of silence without checking my mail every hour would be definitely good!
Posted by Marvadaum on 11-17-2017
I have been offline for 24 hours and even longer. It usually happens when we move from one place to another. We have to wait to get settled and reestablish our Internet service. Contrary to what people think, it's not the end of the world. Although it feels like it. LOL.
Posted by cmoneyspinner on 12-18-2017
I like this topic because I know of some people who are continually connected to social media. It seems that their phone are 24 hours working because of their account in social media. Those kind of people will probably fret and mope when you take away their phone. I just don’t know if they can survive without their phone for 24 hours. For me? No problem. My only concern is the potential call or text from our office. But without that, I’m fine without a phone for the whole weekend.
Posted by Corzhens on 01-20-2018
Of course I could survive offline, and I could do so for more than 24 hours. I am 45 years old, so I spent most of my young life without the internet or a cell phone. That being said, however, a ton of my income comes from what I do online every day, and that takes constant maintenance from me. In other words, I could "survive", but it would definitely be detrimental to my professional life and my finances to even miss a day of being online. I think, though, that we should all be prepared for this eventual event to happen, and we should be ready for when the grid goes down, as they say.
Posted by JoeMilford on 02-27-2018
I know that I can survive having no connection to the Internet for 24hours. But since I use the Internet for earning money, I haven't tried being offline yet. I experienced living in a No Internet age so I know how to spend a day without it. I have different social media accounts right now but I do not really spend a lot of time on it even if I have access.
Posted by mdayrit on 09-16-2018
I could go offline for 24 hours and still feel fine as I have come to see that being offline doesn't cause any form of havoc to me. I am someone that is always focused on the things that I am always going to achieve and when I can as well achieve them by being offline, then there is no need to be afraid of anything. It is true that the youths of today have had a great addiction to online activities, but it does not mean I can't survive without it.
Posted by Barida on 09-16-2018
I don't see much of a reason to go offline. I suppose for some people who would feel like it is too much then I would understand that they would want a break, but I personally feel I take enough breaks to warrant not having to go a complete 24 hours. Sometimes I still use online features that don't really feel online so that may also be a contributing factor, as sometimes I will just play video games or watch a few movies and be disconnected from the news and updates anyway even though I still am using the internet, technically.
Posted by Wubwub on 10-01-2018
I am definitely fine to go offline for 24 hours or even more. Though I like to go online everyday, when there is no Internet access, I am happy to do other offline activities, such as reading a book, decluttering or organizing the home, making some plans, and most important spending precious time with the kids. I am actually doing all these activities all day long, as I have young kids with me, I can't go online all the time. So when there's no Internet access, I find myself being more productive in doing those offline activities as I don't get distracted by the online activities. Whenever I go back to my hometown for a few days, though I still have mobile data plan, I don't have the habit to go online but just spend the time to do more offline activities, especially gathering with my family.
Posted by kaka135 on 11-02-2018
I give my device a 24-hours break but not on school days. I need updates with my school and need to research materials for academic purposes. I can only give them during summer break wherein it's really the time to rest as well as your devices. We all need those days to just live the day without the distracting devices and enjoy the serenity of nature.
Posted by vivalavanda on 11-04-2018