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Chapter 4: Push and pull

Last updated: Dec 02, 2023

Despite attempts to move away from smartphones, I still felt constantly drawn back by tech’s magnetic pull. Whether curiosity about AI developments, diving into niche communities online, or getting sucked into binge-watching shows on my laptop, the internet tapped into my intellectual curiosity and offered convenient engagement. Yet time offline, such as taking Thoreau-like nature walks, provided balance and clarity. This push and pull left me feeling conflicted, sometimes skeptical about tech’s role. I realized finding the right balance was an ongoing learning process of identifying what technology to embrace.

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