pwa wrote:It isn't practical to go to a cave in Cuba to experience isolation once or twice a week, but not very far from your home, or mine, you can switch your phone off and be truly alone for a while. If that doesn't appeal to you, that's fine, but I like it. The idea of being constantly contactable makes me feel uneasy. There is nothing faux about switching the phone off for a while. And these days that is an experience in itself.
Unless paid to be so, having a phone doesn't make one constantly contactable. You do realise that you aren't obliged to answer the phone every time it rings?
Switching the phone off is not uncontactability anyway. The next person isn't far away in this country and people will contact you somehow if they need to, like when years ago I was called over the tannoy in a large train station abroad!