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Ronan Planchon: "When bourgeois children throw away their smartphones"


ANALYSIS - These "neo-Luddites" do not refuse new technologies in themselves, nor even social networks, but distance themselves from immediate satisfactions that do not last and from life by proxy.

A little over two years ago, Lola Shub, a high school student from Brooklyn, New York, got fed up with the incessant flow of social media, TikTok videos and selfies.

The colossal time she spends on the screens ruins her life.

So, on a whim, she smashes her smartphone against a wall, throws it in the trash, and swears to herself never to touch it again.

His resolution lasts a month.

Under social pressure, the teenager buys a new phone, but a good old clamshell cellphone this time.

And this new daily life without push, without social networks or WhatsApp notifications seems to fill her.

She claims to be more creative, more focused, and have more time to read.

“All those moments when I would normally have drawn my phone out of reflex were now moments of silence”

, she confided to the American magazine

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Lola is a fulfilled young girl, thank you for her?

Unless behind these life stories, which the Anglo-Saxon press loves...

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Source: lefigaro

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