The Hardest Part of ‘Cyber Addiction’ Is Making It Go Away
John McDermott

Thank you for this! I often get into debates over the merits of certain analogue forms of media like books, vinyl records, and even writing things down in notebooks with friends who only want to do all those things through screens. I fear that people are missing out on the value of focusing on one thing at a time and disconnecting from our gadgets.

I see it with certain friends of mine who can’t keep eye contact with me, reaching for their phones every 2 minutes. I’m a millennial myself but I still know when to shut it all off and disconnect. Even turning my phone off or putting it in ‘Do Not Disturb’ mode helps me focus and reset my mind. So thank you again for this. This isn’t about cutting it all of and living in the woods with nothing but a knife. It’s about striking a healthy balance. So necessary.

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