DailyGood
DailyGood

For the last 27 years, DailyGood newsletters have offered a daily email that inspires you to respond to life with creativity and kindness. To join a community of 149,669 subscribers, subscribe here.

Jun 15, 2024

"The more social media we have, the more we think we're connecting, yet we are really disconnecting from each other." --JR

How Luddite Teens of New York Changed My View of Social Media

The article shares a student author’s journey of reevaluating their social media use after encountering the Luddite Club, a group of New York teens who reject digital norms in favor of more fulfilling, offline activities. Inspired by their commitment, the author deleted Instagram and TikTok, experiencing improved attention span and appreciation for creative and meaningful pursuits. This experiment revealed the liberating impact of reducing screen time, encouraging a reflection on personal media habits and fostering a new found appreciation for the richness of real-world interactions.

READ FULL STORY

BE THE CHANGE
How do you relate to this article, with respect to social media and it's use? What would it mean to take time off today from social media or even reduce screen time by engaging yourself in activities that does not require the phone? Notice with gentle care and kindness the changes or resistance within you, like the author did, before and after taking time out from social media.



SOME MORE DAILYGOOD STORIES ...