I want to enjoy nature, overpriced meals, and College Dropout without thinking about posting it on Instagram. *cries in first-world problems*
Below are five things I thought were worth sharing this week:
I quit social media for three years, and a year or into it, I was doing things and not thinking about sharing about it online, and it was amazing. That's what I miss the most about not having social media.
I quit reading The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race and Identity by Douglas Murray, about how modern attitudes regarding race, gender, identity have been distorted by a sense of victimhood and political correctness. While the premise of the book was really captivating, a few pages in, I was left longing for stronger arguments and better examples. Have you read it? Am I giving up too soon?
Although fifteen-second videos are the worst thing that happened to our brain, and attention span, I treated myself this week and enjoyed Try Not to Laugh Compilations on YouTube and laughed until my stomach hurt. There were some tears. It’s not all so bad.
A quote I want to share with you this week:
“Look at your phone as tool not an obligation. Would you walk around with a hammer in your pocket? You would pick a hammer when you needed it you would never be addicted or obligated to it. Use your phone like a hammer, only pick it up when you need it.”
— Kanye West.
Yeezy taught me well.
One of the best articles I have read in a long while: The Myth of Convenience by L.M. Sacasas. This needs to be read as a whole, no summary. I’m excited to divulge more into Sacasa’s writing. Huuuuuge thanks to David Marshalls for sending it my way.
P.s. What’s better than reading about spending less time online? Actually spending less time online. Everyone knows what to do, but very few of us have the will to do it. The Intentional Technology Moai is a FREE 30-day group accountability program designed to get you to use technology more intentionally. Reclaim your life from addictive technology.
That’s all for this week!
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