A good friend recently took two days to return my text message. It did not occur to me that he might be mad at me, that he doesn’t like me, or that he doesn’t care about me. He simply took a while to respond. Centuries ago, two days would have been considered rapid.
Last week a teenager told me she was frustrated because her friend didn’t return her text message for seven hours.
The need for immediate gratification is nearly ubiquitous today. Every app on your phone was made by a company trying to exploit it.
There’s just no evidence that it’s made your life any better.