- Social Media now consumes an average of 142 minutes of our time, daily.
- Big Social has the same effect on our bodies as smoking 15 cigarettes a day.
- It leads to addiction, anxiety, and higher suicide rates.
- It isolates us from the important people in our lives and makes our relationships superficial. (By leaving us with less time and energy for deep conversations.)
Quotes by Big Tech Founders/Execs
“I feel tremendous guilt… I think we have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works.” – Chamath Palihapitiya, Facebook’s former vice president for user growth.
“It probably interferes with productivity in weird ways. God only knows what it’s doing to our children’s brains.” – Sean Parker, the founding president of Facebook.
“There are some things that I won’t allow [my nephews do]. I don’t want them on a social network.” – Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO
Recommendation: Quit the Big Socials that have the most addictive impact on you.
Caveat: Ensure that you create a substitute activity for those times when the craving to return arise, otherwise, you will experience a relapse.
Benefits: More time opens up for greater productivity. Your relationships begin to bloom as you now have more time to interact deeply with loved ones.