Quit social media

This video is going to be tl:dw; for a lot of people.  I wonder how much of that is due to social media addiction.  😉

It’s a TED talk by Dr. Cal Newport on the dangers of using social media.

The main points he makes are:

  1. Social media is a slot machine in your phone (or computer).
  2. You don’t need social media to succeed professionally.
  3. There are harms associated with using social media (anxiety, fragmented attention).

Here’s the full talk, for those of you who still have attention spans.

I need to love myself more

I’ve spent a lot of my life not loving myself.

Hating myself, even.

I suspect that’s a big part of the reason I’ve failed at so many things.

Then I beat myself up for being a failure.

I know I need to love myself if I’m going to be successful.  I’ve been working on it, but it’s not easy.

A big part of it is not saying and thinking negative things about myself.  Or at least saying and thinking more positive than negative.

If anyone has any suggestions for anything that’s worked for them I’d appreciate them.

College ≠ SUCCESS

Ray Bradbury’s parents couldn’t afford to send him to college.

Since he couldn’t go to college, he read every book in the town’s public library.

He turned out okay.

If you’re reading this you have access to the greatest library the world has ever known.

Make the most of it.