I’ve been thinking about this exact thing a lot lately…
It’s a weekday evening and you’re feeling restless. You’re texting friends and you’re watching Netflix and you’re on your laptop and you’re scrolling through Tumblr or Facebook or Instagram or Twitter. Your attention is in ten different directions, yet there’s a tug, a tiny voice in the back of your mind. It asks: what are you distracting yourself from? You ignore. Scroll again. Click again.
You send a text: “Wanna hang tomorrow night?”
“Sure, I need to leave my apartment eventually, lol”
“L O L, me too, goddddd. Ok, let’s plan tomorrow”
Tomorrow rolls around.
“You know, can we maybe rain check on plans? I’m cozy!”
“YES, omg, I totally wanted to bail, too. PERFECT.”
Then, you two text all night. Netflix on in the background. Computer on your lap. Scroll. Click. Scroll. Click. Refresh. Scroll. Click. Text.
Wait a second. What? How is this our new normal?…
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