…ial, the most valuable lesson I’ve learned from doing this is that there is value in inconvenience. Having our every whim be catered to in the form of sleek interfaces and notifications that provide hits of dopamine is a slippery slope. Very few of us have the mental and emotional restraint needed to not let it consume us.
As someone who has Reddit and YouTube downloaded on his phone, it’s crazy how much these attractive interfaces in the app format is so appealing. The convenience behind the design pretty much hooks the user into an oblivion of endless scrolling. It’s happened to me a bunch!
I totally agree that we got to be cautious with social media usage because if it starts to control us more than we control it, that’s a biiig problem.
Appreciate you sharing your story, I’m happy that you were able to find clarity and a sense of freedom from letting go!