So you heard about someone who lives without a cell phone and you cannot phantom why someone in the 21st century would do such a thing. Are they like old school and don’t know how to use technology? Worse, are they against technology?
Well look no future because here’s a quick read explaining why someone might do that.
My Name is Eric Baudouy and I live cell free in Montreal, Canada.
To keep it brief, this journey started in the beginning of 2018 when I learnt about the advent of 5G and the significant impact it would have on life here on earth. I started wondering what the real impact electromagnetic waves might have on our mind, body and soul. The more about it I read, the more I discovered the truth that was being kept from us by the telecom industry and the lobby groups that influenced legislation. In short, electromagnetic radiation not only cause harm to the human body, but towards all forms of life. With an initial discovery in the 1800s and how electricity affect the body, it became very clear in the 1950’s when the Russian military called the affliction ‘radio sickness’. Today it is better know as electromagnetic hypersensitivity. For a detailed history read The Invisible Rainbow – A History of Electricity and Life by Arthur Firstenberg.
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Moreover, I realized the effects it had on my ability to relate to my fellow human beings. Never in the history of humanity are we so connected via technology and yet so many people feel lonelier than ever. With recent world events, people are more isolated now than ever before; and even though we can get on a video-conference call and chat with anybody across the world, mental dis-ease is forever on the rise.
Why is that? Why is it that if we can still connect in some shape or form, that mental health is on the decline?
Let’s start off with a little disclaimer: I’m not a medical doctor, a psychologist or a self-proclaimed specialist; nor do I have all the answers.
What I am, is a human being, and as a human being, I do not need some form of authority (government or medical) to tell me what I need in order to feel good. I innately know what makes me feel good. Not feel good on a superficial level of my physical senses, but feel good on a deep soulful level that gives my life purpose. The one signal element that I have been able to identify is that of real human interaction. Meeting face to face with people. Having real meaningful conversation, helping each other overcome life challenges. Laughing and crying together. There is nothing more humane than to embrace (hug) another human being. Working as a massage therapist, I speak from experience that being touched has a profound effect on our human psyche and bring countless benefits over and above the physiological response the body has from from releasing muscular tension and knots.
Please know that I am not against technology. I am for the moral and ethical use of technology in a conscious manner. Technology is here to stay and nor do I think it should be gotten rid of. My view is that we need to disconnect from this constant over consumption of smart phone screen time and reconnect with real life uninterrupted experiences.
I personally continue to use wired technology. I have a wireless free home. My internet access is via an Ethernet cable, as is my printer. My home telephone is connected via cable. Oh and btw…wireless home phones are even worse than cell phones as their radiation levels are constant and more intense than cellular phones.
It is actually very simple to be set up for wireless free living at home. This is not where the challenge lies. The challenges lies within our live style and the ease of which technology has created comfort for us. Everything that technology has offered, and continues to offer, is to make our lives easier. Therefore it’s only normal that we would see it as a benefit to us. Why would anything that makes our life easier be harmful to us? It wouldn’t right…or would it?
In Barbara Koeppel article: Wireless Hazards in the Washington Spectator she starts off with the following questions :
If you think your cellphone is safe, have you considered why you believe that? Is it a fact or is it based on carefully crafted messages that you’ve read or heard?
Barbara Koeppel is a Washington D.C.-based investigative reporter who covers social, economic, political, and foreign policy issues. Though it is a long read, I strongly suggest you read it as I have found it to be one of the best article that clearly layout the facts.
Let me know what you think by posting your comments below and if you have, any questions please do ask and I will answer them in my next post,
In the meantime, remember we can live and must live differently to save our humanity!
Founder of #livecellfree