See You (Hopefully) Never, Social Media

2022 feels like a good year to eliminate things. Instead of setting goals to accomplish or trying to get more, I want to get rid of things from my life. This will help me focus on things that matter, like my family, reading, and being a better person. I don’t think there is a better place to start than eliminating social media. For everyone consumed by social media, it seems that few people talk about its consequences and ability to distract you. Social media does a great job stealing life. 2022 feels like a good year to get it back.

Social media slowly takes over your life, if you let it. One day you use it to connect with someone or check a game score, and the next thing you know you can’t go five minutes without scrolling Twitter. Or checking your Instagram feed. Or surfing Facebook pictures. That list can go on forever, but the point is that social media is a trap. A well-designed trap. It is a trap that slowly takes over your life. It has, at least, taken over parts of mine.

And that is the main reason I want social media gone. I’ve tried limiting my time on it and blocking it, but that hasn’t worked–all I do is bypass the time limits and scroll away. Maybe that strategy works for you, but it hasn’t for me. So my solution is to go all in and get rid of it. We’ll see what happens.

The more I’ve used social media, the more I feel used by it. The more time I have spent on social media, the more I realize that I am not the one spending my time; social media is stealing it from me. And I have yet to see any return on the time invested. It seems to me that social media is a bad investment. Like any good business person, a bad investment means one thing: eliminate it. It is time to cut my losses and get rid of a bad investment.

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