This article will cost you your precious lifetime.
So why on earth do you keep reading?
Because you want more motivation?
Do you need better health?
You’re looking for that one simple hack that cures all your problems with one big bang?
“A new trash can” - this was the last item on my Todo-list for the year 2020.
Driven by the desire to finish off this lousy year, I rushed to my notebook and typed “trash can” into the Amazon search bar:
Since the rise of smartphones in 2009, suicide rates of girls between 10 and 14 years increased by 151%.
Horrifying facts like this one made the Netflix-documentary “The Social Dilemma” go viral in September 2020. It was a wake-up call for modern society, highlighting the detrimental effects of social media.
The main points of the documentary can be quickly summarized:
Entrepreneurs have become the rockstars of the 21st century.
Steve Jobs made innovation look easy. Mark Zuckerberg got his own Hollywood movie. And Elon Musk has lived up to his nickname “real-life Iron Man”.
At the same time, these tech-moguls have been misleading us - they made us believe that entrepreneurship goes hand in hand with innovation, fame, and attention.
Nothing could be further from the truth.