The Budhist monk who
got addicted to his phone.
He's not alone. I, too, am addicted to my phone. It's part of what scholars call "screen culture." Its components include TVs, cinema, smartphones, tablets, computer screens, game consoles, and digital photography. Its shadow side is perpetual distraction and a constant need for 'connection.' How to find balance? How to recover the art of disconnection? Of solitude? Calling Lao Tzu, calling the Buddha, calling Teresa of Avila. We need you.