Monday, April 01, 2024

The Needle

 [Stanford psychiatry professor Anna Lembke] calls the smartphone the "modern-day hypodermic needle," the delivery mechanism to which we now turn for whatever it is that we crave, whether it's validation, distraction from boredom, or a trigger for our ever-present propensity for anger.

- From Our Biggest Fight: Reclaiming Liberty, Humanity, and Dignity in the Digital Age by Frank H. McCourt, Jr.

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