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Conservative Family With 9 Kids Refuses To Use Technology And Lives On A Farm In Rural Georgia

Date October 29, 2019 13:17

Have you ever imagined a life without technology? No never-ending emails, no irritating messages, no annoying ads? Sounds great, eh? Our modern world is characterized by technological advancement with technology playing an important role in our society.

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Many would argue that technology made our lives better, changed the way we see things globally, and enhanced our interactions with people. However, there are those who think that technology is evil.

The curious life of the Plath family

One conservative family from Texas lives on a farm and has refused to use technology for the most part. The TLC network found the family’s life so interesting that they are making a show about it.

The show will follow the lives of Kim and Barry Plath and their 9 children aged from 6 to 21. They live in a rural part of Georgia and try to abstain from technology as much as possible.

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Barry, who works as a transportation planner, says:

We’ve structured our lifestyle here so that we can retreat to our piece of heaven on earth.

The kids grew up without TV and are certain they don’t need one. They have also never tried soda and have no idea about the many notable figures in the sports and entertainment industries, including Justin Bieber and Lebron James. Barry and Kim claim that their main goal is to create a home where their children ‘have time just to be children.’

But it's not necessary to be so against technology as the Path family! There are some ways you can unplug when you need to without moving to a farm in a rural Georgia.

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You can try to socialize more and go out with friends or you can go for a hike and enjoy the peace and serenity of the wilderness. You can do something as simple as reading a book instead of watching TV or just cook a delicious meal. What are your favorite ways to unplug?

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