My Journey to a Deliberate Life<br />Sarah Harris<br />
“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could ...
Journey to a Deliberate Life<br />I explored the value of time to myself by staying off of Facebook for 4 weeks. Giving up...
The “Facebook Effect”<br />We’ve heard the arguments against Facebook many times:<br />Facebook socially handicaps us.<br ...
After I researched the “Facebook Effect”, I decided to take the time to thoughtfully consider the information I read.  <br />
Facebook Socially Handicaps Us<br />	When I thought about it, I realized that most of the time I would rather write on my ...
Facebook is Distracting<br />I often find myself getting on my computer to do homework, only to find myself on Facebook 30...
Facebook is Pointless<br />Many people said that is was silly to want to share every little detail of your life with your ...
Keep in Touch <br />One of the benefits of Facebook presented in my research is being able to keep in touch with people we...
   In our society, we are obsessed with Facebook.  Think about it: How many restaurants to you go to or how many websites ...
   Instead of wasting time on Facebook, I have been able to:<br />	Get homework done more efficiently<br />	Practice guita...
Articles I Read:<br />Pros and Cons of Facebook<br />Facebook: Pros and Cons<br />The Facebook Effect<br />Farewell to Fac...
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Deliberate Life Project

  1. 1. My Journey to a Deliberate Life<br />Sarah Harris<br />
  2. 2. “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear… I wanted to live deepand suck out all the marrow of life…The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave <br />With the song still in them.”<br />—Henry David Thoreau<br />
  3. 3. Journey to a Deliberate Life<br />I explored the value of time to myself by staying off of Facebook for 4 weeks. Giving up Facebook allowed me to have more time to think and focus on things that really matter. <br />
  4. 4. The “Facebook Effect”<br />We’ve heard the arguments against Facebook many times:<br />Facebook socially handicaps us.<br /> Facebook is distracting.<br /> Facebook is pointless.<br />We also know the benefits of Facebook:<br /> Connecting with friends<br /> Staying in touch with people you don’t get to see often<br />
  5. 5. After I researched the “Facebook Effect”, I decided to take the time to thoughtfully consider the information I read. <br />
  6. 6. Facebook Socially Handicaps Us<br /> When I thought about it, I realized that most of the time I would rather write on my Friends’ wall or shoot them a message, rather than talking to them in person. <br />
  7. 7. Facebook is Distracting<br />I often find myself getting on my computer to do homework, only to find myself on Facebook 30 minutes later with my homework still waiting on me. Visiting Facebook has become a habit. During this project, whenever I would get on the internet my mouse would automatically wander over to the Facebook bookmark, and I had to stop myself. I finally just deleted the bookmark because I didn’t want to be tempted. <br />
  8. 8. Facebook is Pointless<br />Many people said that is was silly to want to share every little detail of your life with your “friends” on a website. Part of me agrees with them; Why do we feel compelled to post our lives on Facebook? <br />After I thought about it, I decided that Facebook is not pointless. At least, in moderation. There is something fun about keeping up with what’s going on in your friends lives. <br />
  9. 9. Keep in Touch <br />One of the benefits of Facebook presented in my research is being able to keep in touch with people we aren’t able to see often. I definitely agree with this! I have lots of golf friends from all over the state and country that I love being able to keep in touch with and know how they’re doing. <br />
  10. 10. In our society, we are obsessed with Facebook. Think about it: How many restaurants to you go to or how many websites do you visit where you find the Facebook emblem, usually followed by “Like us on Facebook!”. But, believe it or not, my life has gone on without Facebook! At first I felt really out of the loop and like I was missing out on something, but I eventually forgot all about it. I really got used to not consuming my energy with what was going on in all of my friend’s lives and began focusing on myself. It was refreshing! <br />
  11. 11. Instead of wasting time on Facebook, I have been able to:<br /> Get homework done more efficiently<br /> Practice guitar<br /> Reflect on golf tournament rounds<br /> Spend more time with my family<br />
  12. 12. Articles I Read:<br />Pros and Cons of Facebook<br />Facebook: Pros and Cons<br />The Facebook Effect<br />Farewell to Facebook<br />Taking a Break from Facebook<br />

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