Diary and a book I recently read, "Practice Without Connection.

Hello.I am Hiroya, a washi artist who has been working hard on new washi paper accessories, but I am still going back and forth.I have completed four necklaces, though. I am still in the process of trial and error because I need to give shape to what I am making now to make it all come together.

I am planning to hold various events starting next year, so I will do my best to unveil my work at that time.

Well, here is a book I recently read.

Mifuyu Ando, author of "The Practice of Not Getting Connected.

It just so happens that I've been reading a lot of books written by my generation lately.

The author seems to be a "nomad" evangelist and was very active on Jounetsu Tairiku (Passion Continent) and on SNS, but I hardly watch TV or SNS, so I had never heard of him.

I watch only children's TV programs. (I recommend 1.5x speed, which allows playback with audio and makes the program more enjoyable, and I can hear the words spoken by the viewer, which makes it shorter.)

I don't look at social networking sites any more. (I don't even upload my instagrams these days...) I don't look at social networking sites much more.

I don't have many followers or followers, but I don't really care about that. I like taking and looking at photos, so I just want to continue with insta.

Now, the following is a list of sentences and keywords of interest that I wrote down again.

  • There were three reasons for leaving all social networking sites.
  • Free time has decreased; I spend an average of five to six hours a day connected to the Internet from my computer or smartphone. Even when I am not online, I am concerned about the reactions and responses to my posts, which makes it difficult to focus on the "now" in both my professional and personal life. Because of the awareness that sending out messages is part of my job, social networking became a way of life without a sense of crisis.
  • I can no longer send out messages spontaneously. As the number of followers increased and the company's visibility grew, it was no longer possible to send out messages in the carefree manner it had done before. Even though I was careful about what I sent out, if I did something wrong, someone would point fingers at me, and in the worst case scenario, I could end up in hot water. I began to feel that social networking, which I used to love, was becoming a chore, and I began to wonder what it was all about.
  • Discomfort with the "created world. This includes not only what we say, but also what someone else says. Bland words, small lies, and self-promoting attitudes ....... I am sick and tired of such "adult behavior. I found it difficult to build "real relationships" on the Internet, and I no longer saw the point in putting so much energy into it.

  • Six "good things" I've learned from quitting social networking.
  1. More time. For me, it would be 5-6 hours, and the general average would be 2-5 hours less time spent on social networking and the internet. All of that extra time is free time.
  2. It gives you a sense of relaxation. You will no longer be bothered by someone else's postings or depressed by comparing yourself to them, and you will not have to worry about "what to post and how to post it. You will be able to live your life at your own pace, returning to the very natural fact that you are yourself and others are others. You can focus on talking with your loved ones and enjoy yourself to the fullest while you are on your journey. The way you see the everyday scenery changes. For example, during your commute to work, you will regain the sensitivity to look at the sky and be moved by the beauty of plants, trees, and flowers.
  3. No more extraneous people. In fact, you will find that most relationships are fine whether you have them or not. Most of the people who remain are those who want to meet and stay in touch without social networking. If they really want to connect, they can use email, LINE, phone, and mutual friends to keep in touch.
  4. You can come to terms with your need for approval. Although it may seem that the need for approval and social networking are inseparable, this is not really the case. The desire for approval is the feeling of "wanting someone's recognition," but most people do not want to be recognized on social networking sites. Most people do not want to be recognized on social networking sites. They really want to be recognized by their loved ones, their own work, and their own creations. When people shift their mindset from trying to satisfy their desire for recognition on social networking sites to "be recognized for what they really want to compete for," they will not care about reporting their current status on social networking sites or expressing their enviable lifestyle.
  5. Intuition is sharpened and inspiration descends. Today's people are on the verge of a state of brain fog due to the massive amount of information and worrisome relationships; social networking sites, information, relationships, and the negative emotions they cause are our noise. By reducing this noise, we calm our minds and quiet our heads. This will sharpen our intuition and allow inspiration to descend.
  6. You will be empowered to do "what you really want to do. When you have more free time and mental space, your body and mind, which had been "leaking gasoline" from all over the place, will be filled with power.
  • Letting go is the same as trust. Those who can draw boundaries between themselves and others are able to let others be independent. Most of the time, all you can do is believe in their strength and potential. There are advantages to leaving people alone for their own good. It allows you to "get away from what you really need to do. Because as long as you are staring at other people's problems, you can shave your eyes off your own problems. Moreover, if you take a hand in it, you can stay "doing something".
  • We will not be defeated by the imposition of "normal." I have been rebelling against "normal" since childhood. Normal people, normal life, normal life. And against the idea of normal. If the majority says "yes," I want to say "no. I do not want to deny those who live a normal life. I just don't want to be judged and evaluated by others as "this life is normal, and the rest is not normal. When we look at the world, this "normal" is implicitly presented. It is a message that says, "You are imperfect. If you don't lose more weight, you won't be loved. If you are not young, you are worthless. Your current income is not enough. Your children must be smart or their future is in jeopardy. When you walk the streets unprotected, a switch is flipped in your mind and misery and impatience are the reactions. Stop using a sense of lack, fear, and insecurity to motivate yourself. We will not be fulfilled by actions motivated by feelings of "I am inadequate." Let's admit to ourselves, "I don't need this," "I'm fine this way," "I decide if I'm normal or not.
  • The purpose of this book is to help you "connect" with what really matters.


If you want to know more, please buy and read this book.The book was a good opportunity to "get to know yourself" especially for those who are not on social networking sites.

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