I Keep My Phone on Silent to Protect My Own Sanity

At some point last year (or maybe two years ago?), I decided to abandon ringtones and alerts of all sorts, in favor of the mild buzz of a vibration. I don't want to hear text messages or even phone calls come in—ever. I don't want to constantly have my ear pricked for some sort of contact from the outside world.

I don't want to hallucinate a text message chime. It makes me crazy. Crazed for communication. To check on my own time, at will, when I'm ready to be reached, is much more manageable.


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