If you don’t think you’re addicted to your phone, think again.
In 2021, the average adult in the United States admitted to being on their phone for five to six hours a day, not counting work-related stuff.
That’s a brutality of time spent scrolling through trivial cat memes and looking at your ex-wife’s new house.
Experts say that more than two hours of screen time a day is harmful, yet our society keeps pushing toward a model where smartphones and apps are not only a necessity but a requirement to operate in daily life.
Ethically questionable companies continue to profit from our screen time as we get dumber, more dependent, and less sovereign.
We dive into this make-believe world willingly to get away from our real lives.
Sure, I have met some incredible people and I love the online communities that I am a part of. I’ve gotten several incredible job opportunities through social media that I wouldn’t have gotten otherwise. Yet I think that 80 percent of the content I consumed online is meaningless and doesn’t add any value to my life.