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38 thoughts on “MANIPULATED, TRICKED, BRAINWASHED.. moving past a social media addiction”

  • Casey, Huawei will no longer have access to Google play which means there will be no US based social media apps such as Facebook, Twitter etc. You're Welcome!

  • Ellen Bremner says:

    I think you should focus more on your family (who needs you) and get treatment for your addiction and mental health issues.

  • Quitting social media… a famous person has a more to lose. Everything you do gets noticed. OTOH, regular people see very little feedback — and with almost nothing to lose — quitting social media mostly puts an end to disappointment. Either way — famous or otherwise — turning your mind to mush is not worth it the effort.

  • Quitting social media… a famous person has a more to lose. Everything you do gets noticed. OTOH, regular people see very little feedback — and with almost nothing to lose — quitting social media mostly puts an end to disappointment. Either way — famous or otherwise — turning your mind to mush is not worth it the effort.

  • Proud of you Casey! You're super inspiring on every level, and this just made me respect you even more. I got rid of all my social media accounts beside IG a couple years ago when I saw myself becoming a scroll zombie. I had a point where I broke down and remade a Twitter, but I honestly found myself checking it so infrequently I forgot about it again and ended up deleting it. I get on my Insta maybe a few times a day, if at all. With the nature of your work I can definitely see how the tempation is even greater, so taking this step to regain your time was a brilliant idea. I hope its still working out well for you! Youll probably find that if you do reinstall the apps, youll still be checking them a lot less frequently after this.

  • I have become a fan of your youtube channel because of your creativity, your energy and the "do more" logo you have tattooed in your body (because i tend to be lazy and conformist and you inspire me and have a positive impact in my life)… so finding out that you spend so much time daily checking your phone and social media is disappointing, i'm really glad that you changed your mind about that.

  • Nolan O'Reilly says:

    Nothing on youtube is 3 minutes anymore. 10 minute videos where the middle 6 minutes are this "noise" you speak of.

  • yowseph Dapier says:

    If I didn't have Instagram, Facebook, and Youtube. I would never interact with other people. I'm such a hermit it's ruining my life.

  • Collector MisterPorn says:

    After seeing INGRID GOES WEST, I am sure that I make a right decision of not applying for Instagram account.

  • Peter Paberzs Pictures says:

    That's why use it to your advantage , make money from Instagram let it serve you not you serving it.

  • What's the point of buying near $200 sunglasses just to make them look like crap?
    I get its your style but why not use cheaper shapes for the look down?

    Other than that, I totally agree about your observations about social media. A couple years ago I could easily spend 3 hours on Instagram and not even notice. But now that I'm away from social media, excepting YouTube, I have absolutely no interest in the site because I know how much time I lose.

  • Andreas Batsilas says:

    Funny, i found this after quitting fortntie for a week, maybe the extra time is actually put to more productive things indeed!

  • In a world where everyone is forever changing their looks through plastic surgery, it's refreshing to see Casey has never opted to promote or venture in that direction.
    Staying true to himself every step of the way and not giving in to the pressures of the pursuit to physical perfection.
    You are gorgeous Casey!! Such an example of self acceptance.
    I refer to you in so many social dilemmas and stress the fact that anything is possible while remaining true and humble within yourself.
    Your content has purpose and educational properties which I admire.
    Thank you!!

  • Holy shit Casey, that's an amazing video. Honestly I spend too much time watching videos on YouTube preety much every day to the point it's not really enjoyable nor informative, so i can really relate to your problem. The thing you said about some programmer smarter then you and me writing an algorithm, so we would spend all our free time in front of the screens really hit me. I mean you kinda changed my life a bit. So I'm here to thank you, although the chance of you seeing this is quite low i'd say ( especially you just stopped spending so much time on socials ๐Ÿ˜‰ ). Nevertheless I'm preety sure you helped a lot of people with your video. Greetings from Poland ๐Ÿ˜€ (edit: yes, i wrote that to justify my poor grammar xd)

  • Hello Casey, I quit fb around 2 years ago. I loved instagram when it was more about photography but somehow it felt different after a while. I checked it too often (manipulated) so took that app off my phone probably about a year ago and it was definitely life changing. The social media addictions are now well under control for me and with that said I love this topic. Thanks for putting it out there.

  • anniegeiger1031 says:

    Why is this a thing for big youtubers to be like โ€œooh I need a break from social media!โ€ Like dude thatโ€™s your job. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Iโ€™m a maid. That for me would be like โ€œooh i need to take a break from cleaning kitchens and bathrooms, I should just dust and maybe vacuum if I feel like it!โ€ …Who would keep me employed? This really annoys me. Am I the only one? A job is a job, yeah you need vacations from time to time, but just blatantly being disgruntled at the platform youโ€™re making your living from, and a good living it appears, is really insulting to those of us scraping by paycheck to paycheck. Donโ€™t bite the hand that feeds you, you know? And your hand is feeding you waaaaaay better than my hand is so you wanna take a break from social media? Hereโ€™s a toilet brush, letโ€™s swap jobs for a sec bro. I really hate this trend. Social media made you, donโ€™t ๐Ÿ’ฉ on it. Be grateful.

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