Conversations I Wish I Had

4 days without Facebook

I’ve been off Facebook since 2010 and never looked back. Trust me, you won’t miss it.

On Empathy

I never thought of myself as someone with an addictive personality. I tend to get really excited about things — hobbies, television shows, fashion trends — for a short period of time and then get bored of them relatively quickly. I’m an absent-minded perfectionist, a picky consumer of culture, a bit slow on the trend uptake, but an addict I am not. I thought about this a lot around the time I got my first iPhone a couple of years ago, a couple of years behind most of my friends. The great thing about the iPhone, everyone said, was that you could have all of your social media in one place, at your beck and call whenever you wanted to look. I didn’t understand at the time why that was such a plus; I didn’t spend all that much time on Facebook or Twitter, and had never used Instagram. I wouldn’t…

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