We expect more from technology and less from each other. […] Why have things come to this? […] Technology appeals to us where we are most vulnerable. We’re lonely, but we’re afraid of intimacy. […] We are designing technology that gives us the illusion of companionship without the demands of friendship. […]
They offer us three gratifying fantasies:
1) The we can put our attention wherever we want it to be.
2) That we will always be heard.
3) That we will never have to be alone.
Sometimes recovery is waking up early to write in coffee shops and practicing yoga and eating lots of fruit and chocolate and sometimes it’s staying in bed all day and hiding from the world until you can stop crying. All of this is okay. What’s important is that you take care of yourself no matter what kind of day you’re having.