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The modern hermit.

First he was never for a moment, in all 27 years, bored. He was never lonely. He said that he felt almost the opposite of that. He said he felt utterly and intricately connected to everything else in the world. It was difficult for him to tell where his body ended, and the woods began. He said he felt this utter communion with nature and with the outside world.

In a world where people start thumbing phones in queues, trains and anywhere else they fear being alone with their thoughts, this would probably be torture. I'm not ready to head into the woods for 27 years but I increasingly enjoy being untethered from the grid.

Linked on the 19th of July, 2019 Details

Why We Struggle to Make Time for Solitude

We are filled with uncertainty all day long, and that drives us to try to do more, to get control of everything, to cram more into our lives, to stay addicted to technology and distraction.
Linked on the 15th of April, 2019 Details

On the Complicated Economics of Attention Capital

Are distracting technologies partially to blame for our economy’s sluggish productivity numbers?
Linked on the 1st of December, 2017 Details