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Phone Detox

Blog Post created by smachaje on Jul 16, 2018

Screen Shot 2018-07-16 at 9.01.16 AM.pngThe dark truth is that it has become very hard to find anyone (and certainly anything) more interesting than one’s smartphone.

 

This perplexing and troubling realisation has for most of us had huge consequences for our love stories, family lives, work, leisure time and health. There is almost no relationship in which the presence of the phone has not had a profound impact. The genuine beauty and interest of our phones wouldn’t be a matter of such concern if we did not suspect, somewhere in our minds, that while this machine has opened some doors, it is in danger of grievously closing others. The Phone Detox book knows we love our phones and would never want us to give them up, but it is also gently aware that these delightful gadgets bear a hidden cost. This book is a tool that aims to bring a little sanity to our closest, most intense and possibly most danger-laden technological relationship.

 

https://www.theschooloflife.com/assets/Book-Extracts/Phone-Detox-Extract.pdf

 

We talk to them, often choosing to interact with the screen over family, and tests show we can check our phone on an average of 85 times per day. Like any relationship, this one needs to be a balanced one too, so The School of Life presents the Phone Detox. A palm-friendly, phone-sized book that contains insights, ideas, and meditations that help you get over your heavy dependency on your phone, social media, and validation addictions. The book covers relevant topics like Addiction, Monasticism, Poetry, Nature, Dating, Utopia, and even Death. Its aim being to allow us to take a step back, breathe, and contemplate a little, rather than simply consuming content the internet keeps throwing at you.

The makers of the book say that the “Phone Detox knows we love our phones and would never want us to give them up, but it is also gently aware that these delightful gadgets bear a hidden cost. This flip book is a tool that aims to bring a little sanity to our closest, most intense and possibly most danger-laden technological relationship.”

 

That’s right. Put that screen down and enjoy life and its beautiful imperfections!

 

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