Book Notes: Unplugged: How to Disconnect from the Rat Race, Have an Existential Crisis, and Find Meaning and Fulfillment

This is not a book I’d recommend, but I’m giving it 3 instead of 2 stars because I did glean some interesting ideas from it.

The book focused too much on the mechanics of “unplugging”, with entire chapters devoted to figuring out how will you take care of your bills while you are away, or admonishments about not watching TV or browsing the internet. These I found really not very useful or interesting for my own situation.

I did appreciate the focus on journaling, and the small writing exercises sprinkled throughout the book. I’ll be working through some of those. I also found the reminders of the important of solitude useful, as well as the reminders to spend time outside (both of these things extra-tricky and important while under shelter-in-place orders and living with a partner).

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