Knowing something about someone online is just like reading a book about them. But hearing their inflection in their tone, smelling the room you are both in, glancing out the window behind them and seeing the blazing setting sun, these items create a full experience attached to the knowledge you are gaining about them.
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Strength In Solitude Part 4: Getting Rid Of Connection For Communication; And The Benefits Of Solitude
For the fourth installment in this series on solitude (see parts 1, 2 and 3), I dive further into Cal Newport’s chapter on solitude in his book Digital Minimalism, and highlight more of solitude’s benefits. Unfortunately, in this era of constant (not just instant) connection, we are depriving ourselves of an incredibly rich value we …
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Strength In Solitude Part 1: Into The Wilderness
Not being in a hurried rush means becoming present to people around us. People we weren’t seeing as we went by in a blur with our daily to-do list. Or thrown off mid conversation by our phone notifications. Or an increase in our distractibility overall. What is the place we incorrectly desire to be distracted …
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