A smartphone is not only a device you use to communicate and to connect to the internet. It also extends your presence well beyond your physical body, allowing you to be, virtually, anywhere in the world.
Each phone has a unique, specific collection of apps. This individual collection of apps is a sort of digital fingerprint of the phone's owner.
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They are closely linked. Social media enables us to expand our adherence to a community. It also allows us to be admired, even worshipped by others. Or hated and envied.
As Cal Newport defines it, Digital minimalism is:
“A philosophy of technology use in which you focus your online time on a small number of carefully selected and optimized activities that strongly support things you value, and then happily miss out on everything else.”
Healthy self-esteem—comprising a positive evaluation of one’s self-worth & mastery— should emerge naturally & organically through the engagement of authentic mastery and positive relationships, rather than by pursuing self-esteem as the goal.