I fucking knew this shit!!!:
Just today I thought of throwing my phone in Lady Bird Lake. I have become acutely aware lately of how much time I have been wasting doing meaningless tasks when I could be doing more meaningful things. My reading pace has greatly slowed in the last month or two as I have had increasing work to do on my phone. It isn’t just the time it takes to do the work. When I do try to slow my mind down to concentrate it takes me longer to focus. I’ve noticed how few people I know read period, and I know a pretty interesting cross section of folks. I can’t help but feel these devices are slowly draining our ability to focus and to critically think about complex issues. It appears science is slowly saying the same thing.