Christina Crook's book, The Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World, has made her leading voice on technology and human flourishing. Through her writing and speaking she reveals how key shifts in our thinking can enable us to draw closer to one another, taking up the good burdens of local work and responsibilities. She writes about the value of focus, making space to create, and the meaning we find in more limited connections. She challenges the Western values of power, control, and success, revealing how wonder, trust, and discipline are central to the experience of being human and the keys to our joy.
We need our technology devices, they are helpful tools; we just don’t need them as much as we think we do. JOMO is the counter-movement to our always-on tech addiction and is gaining momentum as a conscious choice to disconnect and experience life offline.