How to build a life with no screens / internet
You know the feeling when you go camping without any technology and after a day or two your mind feels completely clear? I'm convinced that our parents were right and the internet and screens are extremely bad for us - I personally notice that the later in the day I wait to check my phone (e.g. one week I didn't look at it until 6 pm and I thought in my head exactly what I would look at before I picked it up - "I will check my texts, calls, and email, and nothing else"), the more clear my thinking is. They've done tons of studies that say just having your phone in the same room as you makes your focus worse. The smartest engineers in the world spend all day trying to build products that keep your attention longer, and obviously those incentives don't align with those of the end users.
Assuming you accept that premise, how could I in 2021 construct my life so that I can throw my phone into the ocean and continue to exist?
I am willing to own a flip phone for calls/texts
I really don't wan't to, but I if I absolutely have to concede to owning a basic laptop for essential things like bank accounts and access to my Vanguard account, I won't pay for wifi so I can't access the internet unless I deliberately drive to afor a specific purpose - maybe I'll even have a rule that I can't go to the same Starbucks more than once
What job could I have that would allow this?