Smartphones, Toxic Productivity, and the Need to Play

One podcast I occasionally listen to is Matt Fradd’s Pints with Aquinas. Matt is a Catholic podcaster, and recently he did an episode featuring the thinking of medieval theologian Thomas Aquinas on the importance of playing in a time when our attention is overwhelmed by digital devices and the need to be busy. Much of what he said resonated with me. I especially appreciated his comments on how streaming Netflix while checking social media and emailing is not really relaxing or resting. Maybe you’ll find it enlightening and helpful as well. You can find his website here: Pints with Aquinas.

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