Going Dark From Facebook.

Going dark=silence in communications

Facebook= a social media website where we can see the decline and progress of humanity.

I decided to take a break from Facebook. I am currently on day 4.  I was in the field(military training in a tactical environment) for almost two weeks.  I had this thought where what if I just stopped scrolling the infinite feed. I think it was being in the middle of the desert and seeing the bright stars shine without the light pollution of civilization.

What kind of person would I be? Do I need to post something or see what everyone else is doing/thinking, sharing? No, I don’t.  I doing experiment of 30 days.

What can I accomplish without that noise? I’m interested to find out.

I read two books while I was in the field.

The Sun Also Rises- Hemingway

I didn’t like it though I did enjoy it but I didn’t like the ending.  I thought the book was about Spain, which it was.  I just couldn’t relate to the characters. The description of the Spanish cities was my favorite passages especially about San Sebastion.  The takeaway from reading Hemingway was talking to my Chaplain about literature. He recommended many other authors and books.

The Road- McCarthy

He let me borrow The Road. I enjoyed the read but I watched the movie already so it spoiled the book.  I still was glad that I read it.

More to come.

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Author: Mark Magpusao

I grew up in Hayward, Ca. I am avid traveler, artist, writer/blogger, reader, grappler and aspiring polyglot.

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