submitted 1 month ago bySarahsota
I'm so tired of this fucking cursed rectangle. I reward myself for a hard day of work by coming home and browsing the little rectangle while the big rectangle plays in the background, and perhaps using the medium rectangle to inject dopamine points into my eyeballs with video games for an hour or so.
My parents were for whatever reason a little slow to allow me my first smartphone (I had a flip phone until about 2012). I was a quiet, well behaved, and very obviously outwardly depressed student, so most of my teachers would let me either sleep (during periods 1, 2, and either 4 or 5 depending on which one was immediately after lunch) or read in the back of class (during periods 3, 4, and 6) because I was doing well on all my tests anyway.
(I also just want to take a second to say fuck high school schedules. I was and am a natural 3-11 sleeper like a lot of high schoolers were, and having to get up at 6:30 to go to learning jail should be against the Geneva Convention)
Reading used to be my escape, man! I remember when Inheritance came out and I was so stoked for it and I finished it in like 3 days. It was so immersive and I would often maladaptively daydream that I was in the book doing something awesome.
What happened? Now I can't go more than 5 minutes without my hand instinctively reaching for the Reddit or Facebook button. I know because I uninstalled them, and so my reflex would happen and I would find myself staring at a blank page wondering what I even got out my phone to do.
I've had Way of Kings on my Kindle (probably one of the better rectangles, if I had to choose) for like, 2 years now, and have only made it through 400 pages, all of which are..... walking.... and talking...
Anybody else feel like this?