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SOCIAL MEDIA IS AS ADDICTIVE AS SMOKING

Interesting Facts

  • 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.

Culled from Scrolling Is The New Smoking and Trapped.