Or as Newport concludes: “When it comes to tools like Facebook, Twitter or Instagram: don’t let the fear of missing out dictate how you live your life. The most productive and fulfilled people I know often got where they are by doubling down on the activities that return them huge benefits, while happily ignoring everything else.”
Folks are legitimately hungry for information and human contact, but social media fills them up with junk food. When they took a temporary break from social media, participants were forced to find more nourishing ways to meet these needs (like books, blogs, and talking to the actual human beings around them).
…yfriend, whom I know well, maybe too well, maybe so well that I can’t see him for who he really is. Ideas are my friends, who are reliable and unreliable and keep changing and drifting away and coming back and are always surprising me.