DHH+ Your Authors @dhh Creator of Ruby on Rails, Founder & CTO at Basecamp, NYT best-selling author, and Le Mans 24h class-winning racing driver. Apr. 04, 2018 + Your Authors

Taking a break from Twitter every now and then is an essential self-care practice. After just a few days, you gain distance and perspective that Twitter robs you of. The world starts spinning slower. Heart rate slows. You think: It’s better.

But Twitter also connects you to everything that’s wrong in the world, and that connection is essential IN SOME DOSE to feed a sense of urgency for change and togetherness. It’s just wildly distorting if it’s all-on, all the time.

Being away from Twitter is like taking a beautiful, tropical vacation where the sun always shines and the mojitos keep flowing. On day two, you never want it to end. On day seven, the mind dulls a little. On day ten, it’s served it’s purpose and action beacons.

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