Published on: 2020-09-22

Hey nerdy app developers,

No, I don't want your apps. I recently decided that a digital downsizing was the right thing to do in this crazy world.

I specifically don't want my attention to be hijacked by flashy, cute little apps that are connected to the cloud that can enhance my life. Guess what? No app is essential, even if you strictly think the opposite. You can go without a map app in real life, you can go without your constant connection with emails, you can even go without knowing about everybody else's life on Facebook. Just breathe and remember that all generations before us did survive without technology, just at a slower pace.

A slower pace.

It resonate to me like a big "Slow the fuck down".

In recent years, we have been forged to be addicted to tech gadgets on the premise that it will save us time. That is probably the bigger fraud on the modern society. Every single invention set to make our life easier by saving time is just not true. We constatly fill the void left by so-called improvements with newer things because human nature is affraid of emptyness.

“All of man’s misfortune comes from one thing, which is not knowing how to sit quietly in a room”
-Blaise Pascal

So, for your own sanity, remove all apps and rename your smartphone as a dumbphone. It should be nothing more than a tool, like a good multi-screwdriver. Don't waste your life looking down. Look up the sky and live a meaningful one.
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