Credit: Jaap Buitendijk © 2013 Summit Entertainment, LLC. via IMDb Photo: Shailene Woodley as Tris Prior in Divergent

Shailene Woodley could totally survive in a dystopian world. And if her starring role in Divergent doesn’t prove that to you, her ability to survive without owning a cell phone will.

“I’m not a big technology person,” she revealed recently to The Daily Beast. “I don’t even have a smartphone. I don’t even have a cell phone! And if I were to have one, it would be a flip-phone.”

But why not? What’s the point of living without something that’s become a major staple of our everyday lives if you don’t have to? Don’t worry, there’s a method to Shailene’s madness.

“There’s a bigger lack of privacy than there’s ever been, but there’s also a bigger lack of camaraderie and community than there’s ever been,” the 23-year-old actress explained. “I mean… just asking people for directions. Since I got rid of my phone, having to pull over and be like, ‘Hey buddy — do you know how to get here?’ I’m talking to more people than I’ve ever talked to in my life because I no longer have that crutch. The more you get away from all the technological buzz, the more freedom you have.”

While Shailene might have a point, we aren’t willing to let go of our death grip on Instagram just yet. And, in the meantime, while Shailene isn’t selecting exactly the right Emoji to pair with her text messages, she’s working on one of her favorite hobbies: developing her survival skills.

“I used to study how to survive in the wild — how to make shelter, build fire, and create weapons out of the ecosystem — but I live in a city, so it also got me thinking about urban survival skills,” Shailene said, mentioning that she now knows ways to bandage up wounds, find food and clean water, and cut down trees if she were stranded outdoors.

Yeah, it’s official: should we ever find ourselves living in a Divergent-type world, we want Shailene on our side for sure.

Source: The Daily Beast