Grounded by the glare

A gif of cats chasing a mouse on a screen
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Collecting the world, not by understanding it but by feeding on the latest stimulus. Smartphones have engineered a collective immunity against boredom.

Play, relaxation, and exploration all take turns scratching on the glass. We are always on and perpetually entertained. The phone never shuts up—the text neck is infectious.

It's not our fault that we have to resist and embrace distraction in order to stay sane yet connected and get ahead in our lives and careers. We can try to go minimalist or disconnect altogether but that would set us back.

Aware of that rectangular glow but not controlled it, that is all we can ask.


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Published by Wells Baum

A daily blogger who connects the dots between arts and life.

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