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My distraction sickness and yours

"Since the invention of the printing press, every new revolution in information technology has prompted apocalyptic fears." However, the smartphone revolution represents an unprecedented leap in how deeply and constantly we are connected to the digital realm. While previous technological shifts allowed for natural pauses and spaces of quiet in daily life, our current always-on culture threatens to eliminate the very moments of stillness and reflection that have long been vital for human flourishing and spiritual well-being. As we hurtle further into this age of constant connectivity, we must consciously create new habits and sanctuaries of disconnection to preserve our ability to be fully present, to cultivate deep thought, and to nurture our inner lives.

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