They are hugely useful of course but in many ways, we buy the advantages our phones give us at a subtly high price we don’t entirely recognise. Some reflections on how to live well around phones.
In order to be calm and at ease with ourselves, we need regular periods where we do something rather strange-sounding: process our emotions. Here is a guide to this essential psychological move.
Pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon. Common examples include seeing images of animals or faces in clouds, the man in the moon and hearing hidden messages on records when played in reverse.