Social media uses two traps to keep its players hooked to the game.
First, with pride: Why can’t you be more like me?
Second, by comparison: Why can’t you be more like them?
And around and around you go. Stuck. In a vicious downward cycle.
Here’s the thing, the more screen time we have, the unhappier we feel. And the more unhappier we feel, the more screen time we seek.
“The way you see someone is the way you treat them and the way you treat them is who they will become.” — Goethe