yo champions this video is going to talk about why social media is bad for you fast I will tell you three reasons why social media is bad for you my name's Ryan long and this is the unleashing potential channel social media outlets like Facebook Instagram and Twitter often cause people to not unleash their full potential by being a distraction and wasting people's time these programs are specifically designed to be as distracting as possible to keep users engaged on the platform I have seen so many of my friends waste hours and hours on social media while they were supposed to be studying in the library I remember doing multiple study groups in undergrad and I remember studying with a friend named Vanessa and when I looked at Vanessa I saw her browser on her laptop was on Facebook her phone was held to her ear talking to someone and her biology textbook was open after she did this for the majority of her time in the library I asked her how studying was and she told me that she studied pretty well of course when the test results came she got a C and kept saying things like you do so well the problem with social media is that it is designed by the makers to be as addicting as possible have you ever had the intention to be on a social media network like Facebook for only five minutes and then discovered one hour later that you were still on the social media platform the goal of social media is to try to hook the person to continue staying on the social media platform even when they have other things that are much more important to do like studying going to sleep exercising hanging out with family and friends or going on dates these companies know that being on Facebook or Instagram for hours upon hours is not good for you but these companies continue to fight for your attention by being as addicting as possible just like alcohol smoking and drugs is all social media bad absolutely not I think that spending mild amounts of time on social media to relax from a hard day's work or school day is fine but becomes a problem when the time becomes excessive like over one to two hours a day if someone can exhibit self-control then social media is okay for that person but many people lack self-control and will binge hours upon hours there is one exception though where binging social media is fine if you are using social media to learn new facts about psychology or the world learn a new language help you with work or school help you with getting a promotion or start a business than using social media especially YouTube is completely fine of all the social media platforms I think YouTube is by far the healthiest one since it is a search engine that is optimized at giving people specific videos and what they want to learn the amount of knowledge people can learn from YouTube is amazing and in my opinion is a complete waste of an amazing resource to not use on a regular basis to learn as long as social media is used for learning or to take short breaks from school or work or to self-improve yourself I think it's a great tool to use this is a follow-up video to why New Year's resolutions fail and how to avoid failing a goal click above the see if you learn something new about why social media is bad for you fast from today's video then make sure to subscribe to in leashing potential channel right now just click on the subscribe button below this video now I want to turn it over to you what new fact did you learn about today is it a social media is specifically designed to keep you on it for as long as possible or be you need to spend more time learning on social media let me know now by leaving a comment below right now click above for the next video and please let me know if you have any video suggestions below you


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  • I believe youtube is also addicting because people use this to draw attention to themselves and take away from the time people should be seeking God. Plus they use God's words for income which the bible says not to they rather serve mammon from people than serve God. People should be reading the bible and not just depending on what people say on youtube and social media as well.

    How someone knows if they are addicted to anything is not go on for a long period of time. Do not use the excuse that God said to go on so forth and so on because they cannot stay off off social media. If they have that painful ache for the need to go on whatever media or item after days or weeks then that is an addiction and their god. True at first it is painful like an ache but it goes away eventually. I now help people quit social media which now most of them started offline businesses.

    I quit periscope for a year and did not go back it was addicting. I then stop going on social media which took my anxiety away. I do not watch TV at all and I go on YouTube once in a bit. I do not go on Facebook at all since 3 years ago. I have noticed more people that quit social media started to not have depression and anxiety. Staying off social media has changed my life and I have learned that I can live without many things that I thought I needed. I also lost 45 lbs my life has changed for the better since I go online less.

    I read the bible daily have for over 45 years now and social media has kept people from reading the word of God. Many of the things people say on youtube is their own words not really anything from the bible which makes the devil happy. Our words mean nothing only God's word from the bible will cause the demons to tremble. I do not see many videos use the bible only their own words. When they pray they use their own words nothing from the word of God. I believe when you use the word and promises from God this helps people heal.

    So many people are not getting delivered from these people on social media because it is not of God. They keep asking prayer for the same demon and do not want to stop practicing sin. The people who believe they are prophets tell these who practice sin they will get a blessing and the bible says this will never happen.

    Jesus and His Disciples cast out demons and they never returned and Jesus said to go and sin no more less a worse thing happen to you. These people on social media make money off of those that are deceived and do not read the bible to learn the truth. They tell them they have demons and will keep these people in bondage through lies of the devil for income. It is best to seek First the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness, read the bible and God will give you everything you need.

    John @Afterward Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, “See, you have been made well. Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you.”

    1 Kings @ He said to him, “I too am a prophet as you are, and an angel spoke to me by the word of the Lord, saying, ‘Bring him back with you to your house, that he may eat bread and drink water.’ ” (He was lying to him.)

    Jeremiah 23
    16 Thus says the Lord of hosts:
    Do not listen to the words of the prophets who prophesy to you.
    They make you worthless;
    They speak a vision of their own heart,
    Not from the mouth of the Lord.
    17 They continually say to those who despise Me,
    ‘The Lord has said, “You shall have peace” ’;
    And to everyone who walks according to the dictates of his own heart, they say,
    ‘No evil shall come upon you.’ ”

    18 For who has stood in the counsel of the Lord,
    And has perceived and heard His word?
    Who has marked His word and heard it?
    19 Behold, a whirlwind of the Lord has gone forth in fury—
    A violent whirlwind!
    It will fall violently on the head of the wicked.
    20 The anger of the Lord will not turn back
    Until He has executed and performed the thoughts of His heart.
    In the latter days you will understand it perfectly.

    21 “I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran.
    I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.
    22 But if they had stood in My counsel,
    And had caused My people to hear My words,
    Then they would have turned them from their evil way
    And from the evil of their doings.
    23 “Am I a God near at hand,” says the Lord,
    “And not a God afar off?

    24 Can anyone hide himself in secret places,
    So I shall not see him?” says the Lord;
    “Do I not fill heaven and earth?” says the Lord.
    25 “I have heard what the prophets have said who prophesy lies in My name, saying, ‘I have dreamed, I have dreamed!’ 26 How long will this be in the heart of the prophets who prophesy lies? Indeed they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart, 27 who try to make My people forget My name by their dreams which everyone tells his neighbor, as their fathers forgot My name for Baal.

    28 “The prophet who has a dream, let him tell a dream;
    And he who has My word, let him speak My word faithfully.
    What is the chaff to the wheat?” says the Lord.
    29 “Is not My word like a fire?” says the Lord,
    “And like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?

    30 “Therefore behold, I am against the prophets,” says the Lord, “who steal My words every one from his neighbor. 31 Behold, I am against the prophets,” says the Lord, “who use their tongues and say, ‘He says.’ 32 Behold, I am against those who prophesy false dreams,” says the Lord, “and tell them, and cause My people to err by their lies and by their recklessness. Yet I did not send them or command them; therefore they shall not profit this people at all,” says the Lord.

    33 “So when these people or the prophet or the priest ask you, saying, ‘What is the oracle of the Lord?’ you shall then say to them, ‘What oracle?’ I will even forsake you,” says the Lord. 34 “And as for the prophet and the priest and the people who say, ‘The oracle of the Lord!’ I will even punish that man and his house. 35 Thus every one of you shall say to his neighbor, and every one to his brother, ‘What has the Lord answered?’ and, ‘What has the Lord spoken?’

    36 And the oracle of the Lord you shall mention no more. For every man’s word will be his oracle, for you have perverted the words of the living God, the Lord of hosts, our God. 37 Thus you shall say to the prophet, ‘What has the Lord answered you?’ and, ‘What has the Lord spoken?’ 38 But since you say, ‘The oracle of the Lord!’ therefore thus says the Lord: ‘Because you say this word, “The oracle of the Lord!” and I have sent to you, saying, “Do not say, ‘The oracle of the Lord!’ ” 39 therefore behold, I, even I, will utterly forget you and forsake you, and the city that I gave you and your fathers, and will cast you out of My presence. 40 And I will bring an everlasting reproach upon you, and a perpetual shame, which shall not be forgotten.’ ”

  • CouchPhilosopher says:

    Slot machines are the most addictive form of gambling, and our smartphones are basically portable slot machines.

  • Very Interesting Ryan. I like to produce content and consume less however your videos are well worth consuming! 👍

  • Dr. Lara Pence says:

    It's so important that individuals understand that social media is DESIGNED to keep you engaged… we've got to take breathers and step away!

  • Get The Picture? says:

    100% true Ryan👍 I made a video about Facebook addiction too, yes Zuckerberg is selling crack🙂 I see some of the same things when it comes to Youtube though but again I agree, YT is by far the best and most serious social media platform if you ask me and that´s why I closed my Twitter and Facebbok to focus only on my YouTube channel. great video dude, you are doing great. Keep it up👍

  • VenomaxGaming says:

    Very good points. Nowadays I may spend 5 minutes on instagram a day browsing through my personal profile. But I mainly use it to advertise my business.

  • I’ve had Facebook deactivated for so long I don’t even remember when I deactivated it. No body noticed until just recently my cousin said she had tried to tag me in something and couldn’t. It doesn’t bother me that I’m missing out on what others are doing. If I want to know what someone is up to I can ask them.

  • Gnossienne Magika says:

    If anyone is having trouble studying, I recommend the book “How to become a straight-A student” by Cal Newport. It teaches how to learn more in less time, take smarter notes, etc.

  • John Frazer - Young Magnates says:

    I agree, we shouldn't completely abandon social media as it can be incredibly useful, it's just the way in which most of us use it is more harmful than good. Social media addiction is definitely real, reinforced by the dopamine hit from getting likes and the never-ending newsfeed. We used to have page numbers so the brain could reach a logical conclusion of when to stop, but with a forever-expanding timeline there's no end and so we keep going. As you said, it's obviously designed because they want to keep us there. There's browser extensions that can set a timeout though, so you can set just 10 minutes of Facebook per day or something, so you're actually just 'checking in' rather than procrastinating for a whole hour.

  • The Life Formula says:

    Oftentimes on social media, our brian is comparing us to others which can drag down our self esteem because the lives showcased on social media are the highlights

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