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Would you read a book while driving?
It’s finally the most wonderful time of the year. ☀️
Five things to share:
Would you start reading a book in the middle of a conversation? What about during a concert? Or in a meeting? Would you read a book while driving? No, it would be inapproiate to do so. Why is it then acceptable to be on our phones in similar situations?
Drawing Life looks back on George Booth’s — New Yorker cartoonist— fifty years of creative work: That’s a long time. We have got time. Less scrolling, more creating.
A quote I want to share with you:
We don't suffer these days from any lack of communication, but rather from all the forces making us say things when we've nothing much to say.
— Gilles Deleuze
This reminded me, I have (mostly) solved this problem by getting off social media and quitting the news.
I have learned so much from Rosie Leizrowice, including the inspiration for today’s post, rethink your smartphone etiquette by imagining it as a book. It is one of the simplest, yet most practical advices I have come across on phone addiction.
Thank you, Roise.
A challenge for you this week: Try not to be on your phone in situations where you wouldn’t read a book.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to get your prize!
That’s all for this week!
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