Social media is a parasite, it bleeds you to live

You don't need to go cold turkey, but delete social media apps from your phone and see if your mental health

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One afternoon, while eating lunch and scrolling down a Twitter rabbit hole of QAnon content, I rashly decided to delete all social media apps from my phone.

Perversely, it convinces you that feeding the social media beast  is essential to your mental health and career by making you feel "connected.

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Underneath the "living your best life" facade lurked a cycle of what I call "envy porn" — basically content meant to instill the most FOMO on a global scale. Even if its users (a. k. a. content creators) mean well, Instagram is a place for people — especially women — to feel worse about themselves.

I didn't even have to make a big show of "leaving social media. " All it took was getting social media off my phone.

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To misquote Nancy Reagan, "Just Say No to Social Media on Your Phone.

There was a moment a few years back, where after many years of "social smoking" at alcohol-soaked events, I decided once and for all that cigarettes were gross and not even worth the occasional "social" puff. This feels like that.

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