Why I'm Not Texting You Back Right Away (or At All)

November 12, 2014 2:41 PM

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I constantly feel pulled between two worlds: one where I'm hyper-connected and one where I'm not. I think about the space in our lives that we increasingly fill with texting, emailing, scrolling, pinning and liking, and I wonder: Is that space important to defend?

For me, the answer is yes. When I think about times I've felt most present and happy, I often think of the three months in 2011 I lived in Tokyo. You might assume I was hyper-connected (it was Tokyo, after all, and I was working at Google at the time), but I was almost completely unconnected. I didn...

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