We are all obsessed about getting the best new iPhone or whatever phone. But what if the best phone were no phone?
My ultimate life hack
My ultimate life has been:
Getting rid of my phone.
To NOT own a phone and to NOT use a phone — this is the apex.
Put away the foil hat, and no — 5G won’t zap your balls
The problem with phones:
It re-wires your hormonal and brain signaling processes, which causes you to constantly check this slot-machine dopamine machine.
The phone as a fear-mitigation machine
Why do we check our phones so much?
FOMO, fear of missing out.
Or … the hope of getting some new opportunities (via your Gmail inbox).
Or … the fear that something bad might have happened to your family members.
Or … the feeling of ‘responsibility’ to always be able to be contactable.
The phone as a chain-and-ball
The problem with the rationale of a phone:
People feel as if they have a RIGHT to always contact you.
So in some ways, the phone becomes a sort of chain-and-ball. We are the new slaves.