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Five Old School Things To Consider Doing Again

https://www.raptitude.com/2019/11/five-old-school-things-to-consider-doing-again/

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Five Old School Things To Consider Doing Again
I have a not-so-secret hope that we're reaching a sort of technology nausea point, when it becomes utterly clear that pre-digital (or at least pre-smartphone) approaches to certain things were better in many ways, and we begin to re-adopt them [...]

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Old school things 

Old school things 
As we enter 2020, we try to remember the good, wholesome things that we used to do as kids, which are now a distant memory, because most of us are glued to technology and lost in a distraction-filled world.

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Cooking from a cookbook

Cooking from a cookbook

Remember the joy of having flour everywhere and olive oil on your fingers, or simply glancing over to an open book, rather than on a small screen of a smartphone which keeps on going off, or worse, gets filled with ads.

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Listening to an actual radio

Listening to an actual radio

Listening to an actual radio frees us from the pressure of making decisions that we normally do while deciding what Podcast or digital station to listen to. It is a simple pleasure and the warm radio tones are soothing.

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Repair broken stuff yourself

Repair broken stuff yourself

Attempting to fix things when they break is more satisfying than letting someone else taking care of them, or replacing them.

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Blogging or personal website

Blogging or personal website

Blogging, or just having your own little website was a great thing when the Internet wasn't hijacked by social media and retail giants.

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Playing games around the table 

Playing games around the table 

Playing games around a table with other people was a genuine treat and a really fun experience of togetherness.

Sitting down to a board game gets everyone together physically, and also mentally-you can't play a game while half-absorbed in your phone. It's easy to be fully present because there's always something to do, to hope for, and to talk about.

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