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Social Media Ruins You: Stop Being Distracted, Stop Postponing, Stop Being Numb!

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Social Media is one of the most popular things in our day and age, and that’s because of how we enjoy the dopamine rushes of instant validation or the curiosity of knowing how others are living their lives sated.

Social Media Ruins You: Stop Being Distracted, Stop Postponing, Stop Getting Numb

Social Media is one of the most popular things in our day and age, and that’s because of how we enjoy the dopamine rushes of instant validation or the curiosity of knowing how others are living their lives sated.

However, most successful people don’t seem to use it much – and for good reason.

Granted some rich and successful people need to use it to conduct their business (entertainers, actors, and so on…) but when you go up the success ladder enough, you’ll start seeing less and less activity.

The truth is, social media is for the poor, for the unwashed masses, for the little guys and gals.

Social Media, aimless scrolling, and other numbing behaviors are ways to entertain you, to make time go by, and that drains all of your potential up.

You see, rich and successful people don’t waste their time, they know time is life’s most precious commodity – they even go as far as spending their money on time, buying time consistently.

Throughout this article, we’re going to go over how social media ruins you and why you should stop being distracted and postponing your life for instant gratification.

66% of Forbes 500 Has One Thing in Common: Military Experience… Discipline!

Did you know that the owners of the Forbes 500 companies have something in common?

Two-thirds of them were in the military… and a great percentage also is involved in some kind of martial art.

Why does this matter?

Do you know what you learn in the military and martial arts dojos?


A successful person is a disciplined person. A disciplined person knows what he or she wants from life, and actively chases it.

Unless your goal in life is to know as much as you can about other people’s lives, you have no business hanging around on social media for hours at a time (the average time a person spends on social media per day is getting close to two hours, and that’s the average).

Instead, you should cherish every second you have to get you further down the road to achieving your life’s goals.

On the other hand, most people don’t have a goal set out for them – in that case, what are you doing spending time in social media when you don’t even have a life goal?

Rich People Don’t Live Other Peoples’ Lives: Live Your Own Life!

Don’t waste your time seeing your ex with another guy or girl, checking out how successful someone you used to know is, or checking out how Becky from college is doing.

Rich people don’t live other people’s lives, they live their own.

Social Media gets you two things – the first is you can live others’ lives and the enhanced version of them since they only post the good stuff.

The second thing is that it lets you build an artificial life for yourself, as you highlight what you want other people to see and live life for the “gram”.

Don’t be that kind of person, short term gratification can’t even hold a candle to long-term success.

Strive for success, make people jealous of your life afterward – though with success you’ll stop caring about these menial things.

You made it.

Time is the Most Precious Commodity: Rich People Buy Time, They Don’t Waste It

Chances are nobody needs to tell you but Social Media apps are the ultimate time waster.

Don’t waste your time, only poor people waste their time doing nothing when their lives aren’t financially secure or stable enough.

You need to get your priorities straight – you need financial freedom and the only ways to get it are time and money.

You don’t have the money or else you wouldn’t be chasing financial freedom, so you need to play with time.

Heck, even rich people know time is precious, they buy it all the time.

They part with their hard-earned money to buy time, and they certainly aren’t going to waste it.

Place goals, hit them, place further goals, and that’s how to get success.

You need time to walk between the goalposts, and Social Media drains that time like there’s no tomorrow.

Drop it!

Drop Average Behaviors: Emulate Successful People, Drop Social Media!

If you want to be rich, then drop what poor people are doing and pick up what rich people are doing.

Emulate the behaviors of those who are successful and you’ll be successful – that’s how self-made men and women have been doing it throughout the ages and it is proven to work.

If you want extraordinary outcomes, strive for extraordinary actions.

Browsing Instagram for hours on end is certainly not extraordinary, and if you are doing something that the majority of people are doing, then that behavior isn’t taking you far since the majority of people never get far.

In Conclusion:

In conclusion, social media has its benefits, but you shouldn’t make a routine out of it, and browsing social media walls is almost never a good way to spend time.

Invest the little time you have in yourself and in reaching your goals – even if your goals aren’t financial and are elsewhere, you won’t get there by scrolling through Instagram.

Do the right thing, invest your time, don’t waste it.

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"If you want extraordinary outcomes, strive for extraordinary actions."

We need to aim for extraordinary actions instead of wasting our time doing the unnecessary. Two weeks ago, I had to download Tiktok to see what people were saying about it, I spent thirty minutes doing nothing but laughing and wasting my precious time, I immediately deleted it and concluded it's a time waster.

Many people prefer to use their time without a goal surfing the internet finding the irrelevant. Sincerely, there are good sides of using social medias to help your growth but few only understands that.

Thank you for this. I am really inspired.

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6 months ago

Thank you for reminding me that I should probably cross-post my "Go Ask Moonalice" writing from Pub0x here.

I'm wondering if you've read Dr. Cal Newport's book, "Deep Work". I haven't yet, although it's sitting in my library.

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5 months ago

eversince i bumped into crypto, i have less time on social media...

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6 months ago

I'm so obsessed with social media even I waste my whole day by just scrolling on social media all and now I feel ashamed of my this act and try my best to make my day productive it's 2:00 Am here and I just don't wanna waste my other month like I waste my previous month that's why I try to spend more time in reading articles so that I will keep myself busy and didn't think much about social media gossip's

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6 months ago

I am really inspired with this, as good as social media is, it really has a very huge disadvantages which you have mention, they takes much of our time truly especially the youth of nowadays. They place their life on it and copy other people lifestyles which they can't afford. Thanks for sharing this

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6 months ago

If you want to be rich, then drop what poor people are doing and pick up what rich people are doing.

I love the above statement. I remember a TV show I watched some years back titled "To be a millionaire think like a millionaire". At the time I watched the series I never really know what those words mean. Now I see it clearly from your article, though personally I don't use social medias, I see more sense in this article. The misrepresentation social media has caused in our society is alarming especially among the young generation, and you are right, social media is for the poor.

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6 months ago

This hits me. Recently, I was spending my time using nonsense social media where I posted it in They are life and finance waster, unless you are using crypto-centered social media platforms where you will earn by using them.

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6 months ago

Now, I only use social medias for communication but there are really times when I check the news feeds there a lot of idk how to say it but not so good things to see on it. that is why i stop scrolling news feeds and just focus here in read and noise

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6 months ago

I haven't seen you upload any post in while (or I just did not see your posts in the notification?). True social media is a time killer. I rarely open my FB. And I am learning how to use my IG to attract new people to my readcash. posts. As for YouTube, I only use it to watch for some DIYs and tutorials most of the time.

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6 months ago

Unfortunately, i am addiction of it. Because, without internet and cellphone my life is zero. But i realized why i don't use for good thing. I am Instagramer most of my time waste to watch reels but this is not good thing. I know that but Habbit . But now i am spending my time on readcash at least we can enjoy company of wonderful peeps

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6 months ago

I use internet only for the memes... I share a ton of memes to my fb page and leave within 5 mins lol.. I hate internet drama, cancellations. So unnecessary

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