Six Reasons to Quit Social Media
It takes you away from the present moment.
It makes you focus not on yourself, your own goals, your own dreams for the ones you love and care about, but about other people and what they are doing.
No major newspaper, TV news station, or magazine will publish an article questioning the individual and societal effects of social media because every major corporation partners with social media for advertising and have invested their own time, money, and labor into getting as much advantage as possible from addicting people to the emotional and mental manipulations of social media.
People’s curated online identities, no matter how well put together or similar to the person in reality, simply are not the person in reality.
Social media companies (and their partners at CIA, NSA, and the equivalent government agencies in Europe, China, and elsewhere) store every post, every location tag, every like and every comment to mine for consumer research and governmental control purposes, all so that they can optimize their ability to alter your consciousness and manipulate your behavior.
CLAIM POSSESSION OF YOUR OWN MIND, LISTEN TO YOUR OWN THOUGHTS, PURSUE YOUR OWN DESIRES. Live free, and free your mind from propaganda.
THINGS TO DO INSTEAD OF SOCIAL MEDIA
Talk to people directly.
Start a blog, an online photo journal, or personal website.
Meet up with friends and acquaintances in person.
Quit all dating apps and start approaching people you meet in real life to whom you feel yourself attracted.
Use websites like meetup.com to Social media companies (and their partners at CIA, NSA, and the equivalent government agencies in Europe, China, and elsewhere) store every post, every location tag, every like and every comment to mine for consumer research and governmental control purposes, all so that they can optimize their ability to alter your consciousness and manipulate your behavior.
Hang out with your friends in person and share photos in person or through one-on-one texts or group texts.
Do you really need more reasons to quit social media?
Woodrow Pack Landfair is an adventurer, author, entrepreneur, and the Adventure Correspondent for HighTides Journal. He is the author of the semi-autobiographical novel Land Of The Free (Harbinger Book Group, 2014), about an indefinite 48 state motorcycle journey he began in 2006, and about the personal challenges fought years afterward while pursuing a life of artistic and professional freedom on the road. Three years after the book's publication, in 2017, Pack purchased El Porto Surf Shop and moved to El Porto, California to surf and write every day. Pack is a graduate of the University of Texas where he studied English Literature on full academic scholarship from the United States Navy ROTC, and was the only walk-on member of the 2005 College World Series Champion Texas Longhorn baseball team - among several soon-to-be major leaguers. At Texas, Pack earned Midshipman of the Month, Student-Athlete of the Month, Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll, served on the Student-Athlete Advisory Council, made three trips to the College World Series, and was twice voted Teammate Of The Year by his teammates. Pack is currently pursuing a personal goal to surf every coastal nation on planet Earth - as a means of seeing the world, learning different philosophies, and making friends across the globe. The first 19 countries of that journey are the subject of Pack's next book Here To Surf Vol. 1 in bookstores December 2024.