Thanks for your kind response! I do think Medium tends to have a much more thoughtful readership, so interactions on here seem more like an actual conversation than yelling into the digital void :P
I think that in an ironic way, the ability to always be connected to friends if I choose makes seeing them in person more meaningful. And the friendships I have where that in-person connection is valued more than constant texting or Snaps (which I refuse to engage in haha) are my closer friends.
I also think it’s good to prioritize unplugging just for yourself, though.