Analog interactions, like meeting with someone face-to-face, are underratedly valuable tools for boosting energy and morale. While I am optimistic that technology will make us better humans, capable of living better lives, I also recognize the inherent drawbacks of a digital lifestyle.
Without serious discipline, it can be challenging to avoid falling into the trap of digital (behavioral) addiction. The supercomputers in our pockets are so convenient that we can avoid “being alone” pretty much all of the time. We can escape reality such that we procrastinate making hard and uncomfortable decisions. This has never been easier and I think it will only become more and more convenient over time.
I think the antidote is to spend and prioritize time for having analog interactions with others.
Meeting for coffee or hopping on the phone – reinstilling human life into your mind – can change everything.