Digital Minimalism Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World [E–pub/E–book]

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  • Digital Minimalism Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World
  • Cal Newport
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  • 10 August 2020
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review Digital Minimalism Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World 100 Sh farmers to harried parents to Silicon Valley programmers Newport identifies the common practices of digital minimalists and the ideas that underpin them He shows how digital minimalists are rethinking their relationship to social media rediscovering the pleasures of the offline world and reconnecting with their inner selves through regular periods of solitude He then shares strategies for integrating these practices into your life starting with a thirty day digital declutter process that has already helped thousands feel less overwhelmed and in controlTechnology is intrinsically neither good nor bad The key is using it to support your goals and values rather than letting it use you This book shows the way. Every rare once in awhile a Facebook friend announces their imminent departure from Facebook Or simply uietly slips away leaving behind a shadow profile in my friends list I send up a silent cheer when I realize they have deactivated their account knowing in my belly they are better off without this ubiuitous social media overlord For a long time I ve felt a sense of disuiet about social media but the disturbance has become a growing alarm and a deep sadness in recent months I feel that we all of us who are connected have just lost our way Then two things occurred almost simultaneously one horrific one glorious First The New York Times ran a feature on child pornography a hideous crime that s exploded in volume because of social media The wretched creeps who exploit and abuse c

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review Digital Minimalism Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World 100 Minimalism is the art of knowing how much is just enough Digital minimalism applies this idea to our personal technology It's the key to living a focused life in an increasingly noisy worldIn this timely and enlightening book the bestselling author of Deep Work introduces a philosophy for technology use that has already improved countless livesDigital minimalists are all around us They're the calm happy people who can hold long conversations without furtive glances at their phones They can get lost in a good book a woodworking project or a leisurely morning run They can have fun with friends and family without the obsessive urge to document the experience They stay informed about the news of the day but don'. I badly wanted to like this book I really did Because I have very much enjoyed other books by Cal Newport So Good That They Can t Ignore You and Deep Work Both have inspired me a lot and I have recommended these to others in many occasionsThis book was way below my expectations I m afraid it s not the book it s me The practical value for me was minimal as I have already implemented a lot of things he proposes in the bookAs Cal Newport mentions that he sees the digital minimalism trend gaining momentum I thought this book has the potential to be the bible for this movement But I don t believe that happens because the message in this book is not clear enough There are really no core underlying principles for this digital minimalism philosophy that Cal Newport tries to com

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review Digital Minimalism Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World 100 T feel overwhelmed by it They don't experience fear of missing out because they already know which activities provide them meaning and satisfactionNow Newport gives us a name for this uiet movement and makes a persuasive case for its urgency in our tech saturated world Common sense tips like turning off notifications or occasional rituals like observing a digital sabbath don't go far enough in helping us take back control of our technological lives and attempts to unplug completely are complicated by the demands of family friends and work What we need instead is a thoughtful method to decide what tools to use for what purposes and under what conditionsDrawing on a diverse array of real life examples from Ami. 35 stars I appreciate the thesis that by choosing to minimize technology in our day to day lives we re choosing to be deliberate with how we spend our time I liked some of the advice to consolidate texting hold conversation office hours and in general choose to be purposeful with what energy we give to reacting to others I think this book would have been stronger if he provided research to this points rather than random anecdotes about people who decide to step away from technology A few pieces throughout the middle also felt like fluff to fill up the book ie the rock paper scissors championship the fantasy board game groups and anecdotes about old white dudes like Henry David Thoreau It would have served better to take stories of the modern day person who has to be ingraine