How the Internet Ruins Productivity (by Design)

How the Internet Ruins Productivity (by Design)

The title of this article is “How the internet
ruins productivity by design” and maybe it should be called how the internet ruins your
CAPACITY for productivity by design. Anyways. The age of mental “peak performance”
“Peak Performance” is a term that’s being used not only for athletes’ physical
performance, but for people just trying to get ahead at their work place, and more so
for those working on their entrepreneurial endeavors. With a lot of popular books like
“The Four Hour Work Week” by Tim Ferris, people are becoming more aware of the fact
that doing a 9AM to 5PM job for 40 years is a shitty deal.
One way to get ahead is by using cognitive enhancers, known as “Smart Drugs” or Nootropics.
Nootropics are “are drugs, supplements, or other substances that improve cognitive
function, particularly executive functions, memory, creativity, or motivation, in healthy
individuals.” In the aggressively competitive world of silicone
valley, Nootropics are seen not just as a pick me up, but sometimes as a necessity.
Tim Ferris painted a good picture of the situation in his interview with CNN Money “Let’s
just say you’re a 24 year old start up co founder, just got a seed round of funding
from a big venture capitalist. and you feel intense pressure to compete against the half
a dozen other companies that are trying to do the same thing. You’re gonna think about
what pills and potions you can take because the difference between completely failing,
losing all your money , making a million dollars and making a billion dollars is right up here” Some silicone valley folk have gone as far
as taking very small doses of Lysergic acid diethylamide, better known as LSD, or “Acid”
to enhance their productivity and creativity at work. These “Microdoses” of acid are
having very profound effects on the user’s output without any hallucinatory distractions. Now, Most of us aren’t at the level of seeking
out illegal substances to amp up our game. For myself and a lot of people I know, it’s
not so much of “Holy shit I need to write 20,000 lines of code by tomorrow morning or
I’m fucked”, but something more like “Uh OK I woke up 45 minutes ago, I’m still in
bed looking at reddit. What the hell is wrong with me?” There are some days where I wonder
if I’m hitting even average performance, much less peak performance. The internet and our brains
It’s being suspected that some people’s inability to concentrate or lack of willpower
is caused by the internet and the near constant stream of novel information they’re accessing
all the time. In Gary Wilson’s TEDx Talk he explains that several studies about “Internet
Addiction” and its detriments have been popping up since 2009. Gary says “So far,
all brain research points in only one direction: Constant novelty at a click can cause addiction“.
It wasn’t until after I saw Gary’s talk that I thought the way I use the internet
could be harming my productivity. Until recently, I was a recruitment consultant
in 🎵Sunrise Land🎵 for 3 years. This was one of the most educational, exciting
and competitive times of my life. I met all kinds of fantastic people, but this environment
really makes you start to evaluate yourself as a person based on how much you can output
in as little time as possible. I wanted be at the top of the scoreboard, and some times
I was five times as productive as I ever was in college, but sometimes I couldn’t focus
for more than 20 minutes. I was always looking for the magic pill or trick that could improve
my performance, but I didn’t know that how often I checked my Facebook feed could be
affecting my performance in a bigger way than just the time I lost by opening up the app. Unsurprisingly, this addictive nature is actually
designed into most apps. Nir Eyal explains in his book “Hooked” how many websites,
apps, platforms et cetera need to be designed in such a way that the product is addictive
for the user or the company won’t have a competitive edge. This technique to magnetize users to the content
is called “The hook”. The hook is an “experience designed to connect the users problem to a
company’s solution with enough frequency to form a habit“. The hook has 4 parts-
a trigger, an action, a reward and an investment. All the hooks start with an external trigger
like “Click here!” or “Swipe right!” or an internal trigger. The internal triggers
are what is critical to the user of forming the habit of using the company’s service.
“Internal triggers are things that tell us what to do next, but where the information
is not contained in the trigger but instead formed through an association or a memory
in the user’s brain. So what we do when we’re in a certain place, situation, around
particular people, taking part in a routine and most frequently when we experience certain
emotions dictates what we do next. The action that we turn to with little or no conscious
thought. It turns out that the most frequent internal triggers are these emotions, but
not just any emotions but they’re specifically negative emotions. So what we do when we’re
feeling bored or lonesome or lost or fearful or uncertain or confused dictates the technology
that we turn to next with little or no conscious thought.“ As I wrote out the previous paragraph, I experienced
this first hand. I couldn’t quite think of how to phrase one sentence and I felt a
slight sense of uneasiness as I struggled to think of what words to use. Right away
I opened a new tab and typed in “”. This all happened in under two seconds without
any deliberation. Actions are influenced by triggers, but what
constitutes an action? Behavioral scientist BJ Fogg describes an action as “the simplest
behavior in anticipation of a reward,” which for me was a click on reddit, but it could
also be a swipe on imgur or imager (whatever you wanna call it) or tinder, or even a scroll
on Facebook or twitter. Pretty simple process then: A trigger [I feel bored] arises, so
I take a simple action [open up reddit] in anticipation of a reward [a funny image or
video]. When discussing human behavior, most of us
have an inkling that the neurochemical dopamine influences our actions. This, for the most
part is correct. However, dopamine is widely misunderstood as the neurochemical that makes
you feel good BECAUSE you did something. Actually, as Standford lecturer Robert Sapolsky explains
in this excerpt, dopamine rises in anticipation of a reward – “Dopamine doesn’t go up after
the reward, it goes up at this point” Not only does it rise in anticipation of a reward,
but it spikes when you are uncertain of whether or not you will get the reward. Dr. Sapolsky
talks about an experiment in which they had monkeys pull a lever in anticipation of a
reward. When the situation went from ‘You will get a reward after every 3 pulls’ to
‘maybe you’ll get a reward after every couple pulls’ you see a massive spike in
dopamine. As he put it, “It does this! it’s one of the biggest rises in dopamine in the
brain, short of cocaine.” This is very important because it means that
a company’s content doesn’t even have to be good to get you to keep coming back.
It just has to be designed in a manner that keeps us anticipating and searching for rewards.
For example, take a look at the feed on Facebook. Is that cute girl from high school posing
with a Starbucks cup that interesting? How about that picture of someone’s lunch that
comes next? Neither of those probably interest you, but the new tech article that your best
friend posted that comes maybe four posts down the line. The feed is taking advantage
of that spike in dopamine that we experience due to the anticipation of a possible reward,
so we keep scrolling and scrolling, excited at the possibility that something good will
pop up. “It’s addictive, but I’m not addicted“
“Addiction” is thrown around in contexts like “Oh gosh this is so addicting!” all
the time. However, hearing someone say “I need to get treatment for my addiction”
has a completely different nuance. Using it that way would suggest that the “addiction”
is affecting their lives and needs to be fixed. Why people turn to drugs despite the social
and legal repercussions is complicated, but it can boil down to the fact that the users
aren’t satisfied with their lives. It may even be that they’re not satisfied with
the current year, the current month or even the current moment that they are experiencing.
People pursue success in business, fitness or relationships mainly because they are anticipating
some reward – usually a good feeling that comes with achievement. “But why work towards
these types of fulfillment for so long when you can invest a couple seconds snorting cocaine
or taking a pill?” Surely a terrible mindset, but not completely different from getting
the rewarding delicious flavor of a donut immediately, rather than chasing the great
feeling of women complimenting your hard earned six pack? Or even swiping through a couple
profiles on tinder to feel excited when you see a sexy girl versus investing a couple
more minutes to read a chapter of that book that you like. When you look at it like this,
the idea of not just substances, but behaviors being addicting is more plausible. How are we to notice that the internet could
be affecting us? I mean I’ve had high speed internet ever since I was in High School.
David Foster Wallace told a joke at his commencement speech for Kenyon College class of 2005 that
went like this: “There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet
an older fish swimming the other way who nods at them and says ‘Morning boys, how’s
the water?’ and the two young fish swim on for a bit and then eventually one of them
looks over at the other and goes ‘What the hell is water?’ ” Gary Wilson also mentions
the fish situation in his talk to show how hard it is to realize how the internet is
affecting heavy users. He explained how the only symptom that did cause internet porn
loving men to realize it was having an effect on them was Erectile Dysfunction. Young men
are being diagnosed with and medicated for ADHD, Social Anxiety Disorder and depression
due to symptoms like less interest in day to day activities, lowered ability to concentrate
and eroded willpower. They are going to psychologists and psychiatrists to treat these symptoms,
but don’t realize it could be alleviated by simply changing their behavior. One study in China shows how Internet Addicts
have impaired executive function control ability. Having an impaired attention control, inhibitory
control and ability to “select and successfully monitor behaviors that facilitate the attainment
of chosen goals” would definitely explain my unfinished to do lists. If you have enough willpower to right away
stop continuously swiping, scrolling and clicking then great. But for myself and a lot of people,
it’s not so simple to get out of the habit. The idea is not to immediately stop using
all these platforms, but to pull yourself out of the ‘hook’ inherent in their design.
There’s nothing wrong with taking a 10 minute break from work when you need to and doing
something that you enjoy. When you’re unconsciously spending more time than you intend to, then
there’s an issue. Getting out of the hook
The good news is that understanding how your brain is being manipulated by this “hook”
was the first step towards avoiding it. In his TEDMED talk, Judson Brewer describes a
two part technique that several smokers have used to successfully kick their smoking habit.
The idea is for the participants to just be mindful about smoking. “Yea we said go ahead
and smoke, just be really curious about what it’s like when you do. And what did they notice?
Well here’s an example from one of our smokers. She said “Mindful smoking, smells like stinky
cheese and tastes like chemicals. What she discovered just by being curiously aware when
she smoked was that smoking tastes like shit. She started to be disenchanted with her behavior”
The other part of the technique was to be mindful about what the craving felt like when
it came up. They’d crave a cigarette and then notice their body was a little tense,
heart rate maybe sped up a little bit, and some noticed they were fidgeting in their
chair. By simply being mindful about these aspects, subjects were able to step out of
the craving and realize what exactly it was and let it pass. Next time you feel the urge
to check twitter, take a moment to think why you’re doing that. Maybe you’re a little
bored or frustrated with the task at hand. Maybe you’re hungry so your concentration
has waned. Then, think about the experience of twitter itself. Scrolling through that
feed for more than 5 minutes, is it really engaging you in a fulfilling way? Are you
really happy that you’re 10 minutes in and still spending your time scrolling through
all those tweets hoping a good one will pop up? It will take a bit of time and practice,
but you’ll quickly learn to catch yourself and reel yourself back in. Or, You could always Louis C.K.’s method. “Yea like I’ve been more deliberate about
my life. Uh for instance I’m not on the internet anymore. I like I quit the internet. I gave
my daughter my phone and I said ‘Make a restriction code and lock me out of the internet.’ We
should end it there, we should just fade to black. If you liked this, make sure to subscribe
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100 thoughts on “How the Internet Ruins Productivity (by Design)

  1. This applies to a lot addictive behaviors unfortunately. But becoming more aware of them ND in the moment will hopefully lead to a way out

  2. Gonna be doing this on every video so hopefully you can see this, but with all your information on diet and health. My question is "How can an individual figure out what the most optimal diet is for him/her self?", Since everyone's different, and like you've stated, "Biology is a complex subject." How can someone manage to find/figure out, a diet that works best for them, and is it even necessary to do this?

  3. iPhones now have this built in system called โ€œScreen Timeโ€ where you can customize how much time you want spent between each app. Facebook, Messenger, Twitter, Meetup, and Instagram all have an hour of screen time shared between all of them. So when I go on an app I have to tell myself to only be on it for a few minutes so I have time to reasonably check my other apps.

  4. Novelty is needed if you want that burst of dopamine. The excitement factor soon wears off [ as research into porn viewing habits confirms] I am not of that generation that grew up with smart phones and constant Internet, so my brain is maybe slower and more nuanced, but if 'addiction' means you miss it if it stops working, then yes. However I use it like a tool, and it has its uses.

  5. I think the only productive time I ever spend on the internet is the one where I watch your videos. And after that, I can always go and talk to my friends and tell them about "what I've learned"..

  6. Iโ€™ve played slots at casinos. What is shown here is the casino playbook 100%. The casino lets you win (at slots when you start playing) to hook you. If you have ever analyzed slot play (when you play like I have) you will see that when you hit jackpots or wins itโ€™s not by accident or chance. Itโ€™s all designed to โ€œhookโ€ then โ€œrobโ€ you.

  7. Couldn't finish the video because it made me question why the hell I was still on my phone at 1 am. I'm going to bed now, thank you for the reminder. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. Its funny i did the mindfull smoking trick with eating, lost a load of weight because i didnt eat unless i actually felt hungry

  9. @5:00 that is pretty interesting because there is times when i am studying online and the second i run into something challenging i either try or immediately go on IG or FB.

  10. People are not addicted to the internet. The way I see this is that people who turn to the internet are eager to learn and search for important information. What's really ruining productivity is the lack of physical activity and the lack of self-motivation. lol. On the contrary, if people are using the internet to learn, connect, and search for important information to me its consider productivity. lol

  11. mindful smoking is an old bhuddist technique for quitting as far as im aware, i had a monk explaining it too me about 20 years ago now

  12. the thing is i have watched all the videos u referenced in this video on youtube, how addicted am i?

  13. As a YouTube junkie who has been addicted to different educational topics, I can say that I have finally read/listened to enough of the most important topics affecting people generally- whether it be health, geopolitical, technological etc. If I may be so bold, I dare anyone to post a comment below this post on an important general topic that they think I haven't researched at least a little bit, and I'll comment to say if I have or haven't.

  14. Getting that bell red for every comment I post and someone replies is addicting cuz I get likes with those few times I receive alot of comments.

  15. Nothing more ironic than hearing about the dangers of Internet and social media addiction on a social media platform.

  16. TV was a gateway drug. I remember I was so hooked on it I'd end up watching infomercials and German commercial breaks.

  17. I have over 500 videos in my watch later list….. ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข, i think that 30% of them are junk

  18. First, great video. But I don't get the use of the Big Lebowski look-a-like slapping a kid on a bike at 1:25. I don't know what show that is from, so the connection to what you're talking about is lost. Are you saying LSD users are violent? I don't get it. It was so confusing and incongruent that it took me out of what you were saying while my mind tried to figure out why you used it.

  19. my addiction is learning and researching. nothing to do with social media except pintrest for ideas. what a fkn nerd.

  20. youtube puts more popular/relatable comments further down for the dopamine hook and the added scroll time time find them. you might even find this comment down the line somewhere if it becomes popular.

  21. People always think Iโ€™m weird for rarely being on social media, but I think banging my head against a wall is probably more productive. Burns 150 kcal an hour supposedly to bang your head against a wall. Iโ€™m only on social media when I have nothing else to do, sometimes Iโ€™m probably not there for months, but today I checked YouTube while I was waiting for my food to be done and found these videos.
    Iโ€™ve turned off all banner notifications on my phone, even for the news, since they were distracting just because they showed up when I was writing. Itโ€™s not the end of the world if I read the news later, even if it is about the end of the world. I mean what would I even do if that was the case? Panic?
    My mind went blank so I need to turn off my phone so I can think again.
    Oh and I watched the video with the SO/P and drew a complete blank before the answer was revealed, pretty funny seeing as I was making soup at the time. I need more time to think than that before drawing a conclusion.

  22. Performance enhancing drugs are like taking out loans, you always have to pay then back. Sometimes you don't see such effects until much later.

  23. (0:09) ์–ด๋–ป๊ฒŒ ์ธํ„ฐ๋„ท์€ ๋‹น์‹ ์˜ ์ƒ์‚ฐ์„ฑ(์ž ์žฌ๋Šฅ๋ ฅ)์„ ๋ง์น˜๋Š”๊ฐ€ ์— ๋Œ€ํ•œ๊ฒƒ์ด๋‹ค
    (0:39) Smart drug – nootropic? ์ด๋ช…ํƒ• ๊ฐ™์€๊ฑด๊ฐ€? ์‹ค๋ฆฌ์ฝ˜๋ฐธ๋ฆฌ์—์„œ ๋งŽ์ด ์“ด๋‹ค๊ณ  ํ•œ๋‹ค. ์ƒ์‚ฐ์„ฑ์„ ์–ด๋–ป๊ฒŒ๋“  ์˜ฌ๋ฆฌ๊ธฐ ์œ„ํ•ด์„œ..
    (1:39) ๊ทน๋ฏธ๋Ÿ‰์˜ LSD๋„ ๊ฐ™์€ ์ž‘์šฉ์„ ํ•˜๊ธฐ๋•œ์— ์‚ฌ์šฉํ•œ๋‹ค๊ณ  ํ•œ๋‹ค..
    (2:24) Gary Wilson TEDx ๊ฐ•์—ฐ์—์„œ ์ฃผ๋กœ ์ด๋Ÿฐ ๋‚ด์šฉ์„ ๋‹ค๋ฃฌ๋‹ค๊ณ  ํ•จ
    (3:32) ์ตœ๊ณ  ์„ฑ๋Šฅ์„ ๋‚ด๊ธฐ๋ณด๋‹จ ํŽ˜์ด์Šค๋ถ์„ ์ž ์‹œ ๋ณด๊ณ .. ๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ๊ฒƒ๋•œ์— ํ‰๊ท  ์ดํ•˜์˜ ํšจ์œจ์„ ์ž์ฃผ ๋ณด์ด๋Š”๊ฒƒ. ๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ๊ฑฐ๋Š” Hook ์ด๋ผ๊ณ  ํ•ด์„œ ์˜๋„์ ์œผ๋กœ ๋””์ž์ธ ๋œ ๊ฒƒ์ด๋‹ค. ๋””์ž์ธ ์ž์ฒด๊ฐ€ ๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ๊ฒƒ์ด๋‹ค.
    (3:59) ํ›…์˜ 4์š”์†Œ – ํŠธ๋ฆฌ๊ฑฐ(๋ฐฉ์•„์‡ ), ์•ก์…˜(์‹คํ–‰), ๋ฆฌ์›Œ๋“œ(๋ณด์ƒ), ํˆฌ์ž
    (4:13) ๋‚ด๋ถ€ ํŠธ๋ฆฌ๊ฑฐ – ์œ ์ €์˜ ๋‡Œ์— ๋‚จ์•„์žˆ๋Š”๊ฒƒ. ํŠนํžˆ '๋ถ€์ •์ ์ธ ๊ฐ์ •'์ด ์•ฑ์„ ์“ฐ๊ฒŒ ํ•˜๋Š” ๊ฐ€์žฅ ํฐ ์›๋™๋ ฅ์ด๋‹ค.
    (5:16) ์™ธ๋ถ€ ํŠธ๋ฆฌ๊ฑฐ – ๋ณด์ƒ์— ๋Œ€ํ•œ ๊ธฐ๋Œ€๊ฐ ๋•Œ๋ฌธ์ด๋‹ค. ์žฌ๋ฐŒ๋Š” ์‚ฌ์ดํŠธ ๋“ค์–ด๊ฐ€๋ฉด ๋ฐ”๋กœ ์ƒˆ๋กœ์šด๊ฒŒ ๋‚˜์˜ค๋‹ˆ๊นŒ.
    (5:40) ๊ทผ๋ฐ ์ด๊ฑด ์‹ค์ œ ํ™”ํ•™์ž‘์šฉ์ด๋‹ค. ๋„ํŒŒ๋ฏผ์€ ํ–‰๋™์„ ํ•˜๊ณ ์žˆ์„๋•Œ๋ณด๋‹ค, ํ–‰๋™์— ๋Œ€ํ•œ ๊ธฐ๋Œ€๋ฅผ ํ•˜๊ณ ์žˆ์„ ๋•Œ ์ตœ๋Œ€๋กœ ๋งŽ์ด ๋ถ„๋น„๋œ๋‹ค. ๋ณด์ƒ์ด ์ฃผ์–ด์ง€๋ฉด ๋ฐ”๋กœ ์ค„์–ด๋“ ๋‹ค… ํฌ์•ˆํ•˜์ง€ ์•Š๋‚˜.
    (6:23) ์›์ˆญ์ด ํ™”๋‚˜์„œ ๊ณผ์ผ ๋˜์ง„๋‹ค ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹
    (6:26) ๊ทผ๋ฐ ํฌ์•ˆํ•œ๊ฒŒ, ์›์ˆญ์ด ์‹คํ—˜์—์„œ, ํ•ญ์ƒ ๋ณด์ƒ์„ ์ค„๋•Œ๋ณด๋‹ค, ๋ณด์ƒ์ด ๋žœ๋ค์ธ ๋•Œ ๋„ํŒŒ๋ฏผ ์ˆ˜์น˜๊ฐ€ ๋” ๋†’์•˜๋‹ค. ์ฆ‰, ์ธํ„ฐ๋„ท ์ปจํ…์ธ  ์ž์ฒด๊ฐ€ ๋ชจ๋‘ ์ข‹์€๊ฑฐ๋ณด๋‹ค, ์ข‹์•˜๋‹ค ๋‚˜๋นด๋‹ค ํ•˜๋Š”๊ฒŒ ๋” ์ค‘๋…์„ฑ ์žˆ๋‹ค๋Š” ๊ฒƒ. ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ๊ทธ๊ฒƒ์„ ์ •ํ™•ํ•˜๊ฒŒ ์‚ฌ์—…์ž๋“ค์€ ํ•˜๊ณ ์žˆ๋‹ค.
    (6:55) ํŽ˜๋ถ์— ๋‹ค๋ฅธ์‚ฌ๋žŒ ์Œ์‹์‚ฌ์ง„์ด๋‚˜.. ๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ๊ฑฐ ์žฌ๋ฏธ์—†์ž–์•„? ๊ทผ๋ฐ ๊ฐ‘์ž๊ธฐ ๊ฐ์„ฑ์ ์ธ ์‚ฌ์ง„์ด๋‚˜ ์ •๋ณด๊ธ€์ด ์žˆ์œผ๋ฉด ๋ฐ˜๊ฐ‘๊ณ … ๊ทธ๋•Œ ๋ฐœ์ƒํ•˜๋Š”๊ฒŒ ๋ฆฌ์›Œ๋“œ. ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ์Šคํฌ๋กค ์ค‘์— ๋‚˜์˜ค๋Š”๊ฒŒ ๋„ํŒŒ๋ฏผ.
    (7:57) ์ƒ๊ฐํ•ด๋ณด๋ฉด ์šฐ๋ฆฌ ์‚ฌ๋Š”๊ฒƒ๋„ ๋‚˜์•„์งˆ๊ฒƒ์— ๋Œ€ํ•œ ๊ธฐ๋Œ€๊ฐ๋•Œ๋ฌธ์— ์‚ฌ๋Š”๊ฒƒ์ด๋‹ค.
    (9:05) ๊ฒŒ๋ฆฌ์œŒ์Šจ, ๊ธˆ๋ถ•์–ด๋“ค์€ ๋ฌผ์ด ๋ญ”์ง€ ๋ชจ๋ฅธ๋‹ค. ๋ผ๋Š” ๊ฒƒ. ์ด๋ฏธ ๋„ˆ๋ฌด ์Šค๋ฉฐ๋“ค์–ด์žˆ์–ด์„œ ๊ทธ๊ฒŒ ๋ญ”์ง€ ์ธ์ง€์กฐ์ฐจ ๋ชปํ•˜๊ณ  ์ž์‹ ์„ ๊ฐ‰์•„๋จน๋Š”๊ฒƒ์ด๋‹ค.
    (10:06) ์ž˜ ์“ฐ๋Š”๋ฒ•์€ ํ›…์„ ๋ฒ—์–ด๋Š”๊ฒƒ. ๋Š์–ด๋ฒ„๋ฆฌ๋Š”๊ฑฐ๋ณด๋‹ค.
    (10:21) ๋„ˆ๊ฐ€ ์˜๋„ํ•œ ๋Œ€๋กœ ์‚ฌ์šฉํ•˜๋ผ. ์˜๋„์— ํœ˜๋‘˜๋ฆฌ์ง€ ๋ง๊ณ .
    (10:36) ๋‹ด๋ฐฐ๋ฅผ ๋Š๋Š”๊ฑฐ์— ๋Œ€ํ•œ ํ…Œ๋“œ๊ฐ•์—ฐ.
    (10:47) ๋‹ด๋ฐฐ๋ฅผ ์ƒ๊ฐํ•˜๋ฉด์„œ ํŽด๋ด๋ผ. ๋‹ด๋ฐฐ๋ฅผ ์ง„์งœ ๋ง›์„ ๋ณด๊ณ  ๋Š๋ผ๋ฉด ๋ง›์žˆ๋‚˜? ์•„๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.. ๊ทธ๋“ค์˜ ํ™˜์ž๋Š” ๋‹ด๋ฐฐ ๋ง›์„ ์ฒœ์ฒœํžˆ ๋Š๋ผ๋ฉด์„œ ์—ญ๊ฒจ์›€์„ ๋Š๊ผˆ๊ณ , ๋‹ด๋ฐฐ๋ฅผ ๋Š์—ˆ๋‹ค.
    (11:27) ํŽ˜๋ถ, ํŠธ์œ„ํ„ฐ ํ• ๋•Œ ๋‹น์‹ ์ด ๋ญ˜ ํ•˜๋Š”๊ฐ€ ๊ผญ ์ƒ๊ฐํ•ด๋ด๋ผ. ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ์™œ ๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ์ง€ ์ƒ๊ฐํ•ด๋ด๋ผ. ์ง„์งœ ๊ทธ ํŠธ์œ„ํ„ฐ๊ฐ€ ์žฌ๋ฏธ์žˆ๋ƒ? ์•„๋‹˜ ๋‹น์ด ๋ถ€์กฑํ•œ๊ฑฐ๋ƒ.
    (12:11) ์•„๋‹ˆ๋ฉด.. ๋ฃจ์ดCK ์ฒ˜๋Ÿผ ๋Š์–ด ๋ฒ„๋ฆฌ๋Š”๊ฒƒ๋„ ๋‹ต์ด๋‹ค..

  24. You just talked about me in this video.
    I am experiencing that loss of interest in many things I used to love.
    WTH even internet is becoming boring.
    I think from now onwards I will come on internet only if there is a pre defined goal.

  25. I use to think I was not addicted to technology by refusing to get social media accounts but youtube is my sole addition

  26. I'm totally addicted to youtube. I love reading the comments, too. I feel more connected to the world, whereas before I only read the newspaper. But I have learnt a lot from a wide variety of videos.

  27. I know this video I already like 3 years old. but the way you spoke about depression makes it sound like if anybody can get out of any depression with will power, but that's not always possible. hopefully you've addressed this in other videos.

  28. I was addicted to alcohol and finally cut that… but then I started smoking weed way more… then I started got very addicted to weed… I'm trying to break free of that addiction and I noticed my use of IG/YouTube waaaay more and seem addicted to it… huh. Interesting.
    Now that I see this, I will use these apps less. I just want to feel human again.

  29. Survive of the fittest, those who do not have enough will power will be ruled out mercilessly. Itโ€™s cruel yes, but until a solution is invented, itโ€™s up to the individual to fend for themselves. โ˜•๏ธ

  30. I was just saying this the other day. Iโ€™m from a time when we didnโ€™t have computers or cellphones in our home. I think back to what i did. I was WAY more productive. Followed through with plans more. Thought more. Raised my kids without interruption. They were raised on electronics either. Itโ€™s nothing but a DISTRACTION

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