Is cutting out social media overall good for your mental health in the long run?

Is cutting out social media overall good for your mental health in the long run?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    very good

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    yes and no
    it's better for your mind but it can also isolate you from your peers because they're also dependent on social media. So I would say it depends how well can interconnect to people offline is probably the decider of how beneficial it is. (yes IST is also social media)

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Obviously

      Nonsense, the idea that you get isolated from your peers is a myth

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        you can become isolated/left out from your friend group for just having a different chat client. People don't mean to it's not like some conscious effort they just do it anyways. They can't keep track of what conversations you're privy to or not unless they're trying to avoid to.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          social media friends aren't real friends either way, it's the easiest type of relationship to maintain and doesn't mean squat

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Id go 1 step further and say social media isnt social at all

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Exactly

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          If you don’t know someone by on a text/phonecall basis, they are not your friend

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I have no idea what point you're trying make I have all my friends contact information and sms them for like stuff we do in public but most of our non-in-person communication is through discord and social media.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I've disabled Instagram and Discord notifications and started reading manga on the subway instead of browing Instagram/Reddit. I agree with what said, as I also find it's good for my mental health, it does make me feel isolated.
      Overall, I'd say go for it, cut it out.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >disabling notifications
        this is literally nothing

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          It's not nothing to me,especially since I stopped going on instagram.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Why do you even have instagram?

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              because there was a time in my life I felt I needed to have it. It's not been all bad, I used it to chat with my former GF in the beginning.

              Manga is escapism. Is the same shit social media gives you

              It doesn't make me as sad as traditional social media does tho.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >I've disabled Instagram and Discord notifications
        These are probably the worst of your problems
        Instagram is the only social media I didn't shut down, and that's simply because my feed is nothing but guys lifting heavy weights and qt3.14 Japanese girls
        If instagram is making you angry you're probably doing it wrong
        >Reddit
        Absolutely fuck this off tho. At the very least NEVER look at the front page, just stick to niche non-political subs

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I usually go on fat-related subs. Keeps me motivated, alongside the /fph/ threads on here.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Manga is escapism. Is the same shit social media gives you

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Wouldn't the people you'd most want to be friends with avoid social media though?
      I understand using things like LinkedIn for work, but there's no excuse for Twitter unless you're freelance.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i cut out all social media and burnt a lot of bridges. I only use IST and steam now. I have 10 "friends" on steam. Feels good honestly.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I went a step further a few months ago and deleted my steam friends as well. Once you get past the initial social withdrawal and loneliness, you reach a new height and start focusing on yourself... I still do miss them sometimes though, wish that feeling would go away

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Keep at it king... From the monks of olde to the philosophers, everyone will say solitude is fertile ground for growth and maturity.

        Here's a fitting quote from The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa

        "Freedom is the possibility of isolation. You are free if you can withdraw from people, not having to seek them out for the sake of money, company, love, glory or curiosity, none of which can thrive in silence and solitude. If you can't live alone, you were born a slave. You may have all the splendours of the mind and the soul, in which case you're a noble slave, or an intelligent servant, but you're not free."

        Hopefully i can reach your level at some point.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Thank you, dude, that quote is incredibly uplifting. It really did a lot of good for both my mental and physical health, but i don't blame you for keeping a few friends around, it truly does suck at the beginning.

          I wish you the best in all of your future endeavors.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            No problem man. May i suggest parts of the Bible too?

            In 1st Corinthians 7:7 Paul says it is better to stay chaste and alone, unless you are ravaged by desire, in which case you should marry.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >In 1st Corinthians 7:7 Paul says it is better to stay chaste and alone, unless you are ravaged by desire, in which case you should marry.
              Jesus was a fucking moron and you should feel bad for worshipping possibly the weakest "man" to ever live

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                You keep doing your sport sex and fornication if you want, i will do my own thing.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >sport sex
                tell me more

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I'm not promiscuous
                HOWEVER, I know for a fact that only a moron rushes into marriage
                This isn't 0BC where everbody dies at 30 years old anymore, you're committing 50+ years if you intend to marry for life
                Big problem if you fuck it up, especially since christcucks created the modern divorce system where women remove their ex-husband's testicles via his wallet

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                i didn't say anything about rushing into a marriage

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >i didn't say anything about rushing into a marriage
                you are ravaged by desire, in which case you should marry.
                If you're "ravaged by desire" you should jerk off or see a hooker, not marry the first moist hole who can satisfy you

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >not marry the first moist hole who can satisfy you
                i didn't say hurry into a marriage

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >have your kids at 40 goy so they’re all retarded and autistic!

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Sounds pretty ok to me

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Shalom. Still seething about being cast out of the temple I see.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          most of those guys had a social life, wives, children, a craft, and a pretty established life before they went to be hermits.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Don't burn bridges. But it's also good to focus on yourself sometimes. This guy seems kinda retarded tbh

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    its only bad in the sense that you realize just how lonely you really are and that there is no person in this world who actually cares about you

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      this is probably the tallest hurdle to pass. the realization dawned on me a couple of days ago and I can't shake the sadness that comes with it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Is this actually hard for you guys? I grew up KNOWING that no one gave a damn about me, other than family. Sheesh, I guess I'm way ahead of you gays.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Worse is coming to the realization that you don't actually give a shit about anyone else either. You may have an attachment to an aspect of a person, but once that aspect is gone, you'll drop that person. You won't even feel bad, the most you'll feel is a yearning for that aspect of them that you lost. When you realize that you don't care about anyone, that's when you'll feel truly alone.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, but unfortunately, more normie socializing happens on IG and tiktok than irl after 2 years of arbitrary lockdowns.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's literally the best thing you can do for mental health in this age
    Also cut out western news
    Every bit of news by western outlets is tainted by bias and designed to make you angry for clicks

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >implying there is a single news source in the entire world that isn’t like this
      Lmao

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You should include IST too if You want to cut social media

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, i don't have any friends, i cut the contact with those that i had (+ family), i faked my own death and changed my last name alongside growing the beard, so no one would recognize me
    It has been amazing for my mental health, i care only about myself. Some explained it above, once you go thru the first stage of sadness it's better each day until you get enlightenment
    Not like it matters with the great reset coming, i've realized that it's all lost anyway, sooner or later it would happen regardless

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I call my friends over on telegram and we hang out irl
    Don't have social media accounts

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I only communicate via carrier pigeons

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Damn why are some of you guys such schizo weirdos?

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Keep your insta but delete the app. People will judge you to be weird if you don’t have any social media

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yes. Social media is the world's foremost turbo-juden agent. This shitty site (love you guys, no homo) is the only thing that I have left that's reminiscent of social media.
    Best decision i ever made.
    No more phone-addict posture.
    No separation anxiety from forgetting phone at home.
    No fomo.
    No fucks given.
    Watching people scroll would make me feel bad if I gave a shit. It's like looking at heroin addicts, but at least heroin makes you feel awesome for a little bit.
    Lose the social media, anon. Take the heroin pill. And lift like you're good at it.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I found that online dating is much easier if you have semi-active social media. Especially Instagram.
    Facebook/Instagram is the modern equivalent of social proof.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      god i hate 2022

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >I found that online dating is much easier if you have semi-active social media. Especially Instagram.
      I don't know about that
      In my country if a woman links to her instagram or twitter in her tinder profile there's a high chance she's a literal whore

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    SM can be very good the moment you feel to enlarge your social circles, in my own experience the work very well in that regard.
    But those are not real friends, mind you, they're mostly acquaintances and background noise.
    How to define a friend in the digital age? Someone you want to keep in touch with regardless the surrounding social circle, in short someone you'd be okay exchanging phone numbers, which brings us to the next step.
    WA chats are sufficient to keep in touch with friends and organize real life going outs, SM serve precisely the purpose of creating a grey area where this step isn't required, which leads us to our final assessment: would you accept someone as an SM contact but wouldn't give him/her your number?
    If the answer is "no" it means you don't trust that person enough and his or her presence only make sense in that specific SM bubble.
    Same goes the other way around obviously.
    SM are like drugs, they can be a shortcut to expand your POV greatly, but if you get hooked on them you may end up living in a bubble that doesn't exist in the real world, which is always dangerous.
    TL;DR: SM acquaintances are background noise, you can certainly do without them and at some point you probably should.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'll tell you the simple answer to this, most anons won't listen anyway. I think everyone should use social media sparingly, do not scroll through looking at every single post of everyone you know, do not compare your life to any post whatsoever, and never forget that no one is special, including yourself. Use social media to keep up with homies and stupid memes. That's it. If you're using it for any other purpose then you're mentally ill or will eventually become mentally ill. Think of social media as alcohol. It's fine in moderation. But too much can literally kill you

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone have books of how to deal with solitude or be comfortable with it? I want to let go that feeling o wanted to know about people or talk with people.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I can't relate to you mortals at all. If that's not his dead wife that's causing him such pain then he is but a worm to me. If you feel this image you should definitely get off of the social networks and go become a real life man.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This, why cry over what is not even yours. Get a wife have some kids, experience happiness

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Best way to deal with this shit is joining a class of fucking anything you like. Being alone will make you crazy m8. I thought that was the solution for me at 30 years old till i joined classes to learn how to swim and cook. Make some contacts, friends and im actually doing far better than before when i was trying to isolate the world.

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You're a gay for posting this picture. Also you need to be 18 to post here.

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I only have twitter and thats to get fresh femboy/twink content.

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Sex is the only reason I've considered making an instagram.

    I'm single and I heard people say that an ig makes it a lot easier to get casual sex. Don't know at which extent this is true though. I'm no Chad.

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, switch social media for drugs. i keep a small group chat just to let my bros know i’m not dead

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I haven't had any social media since myspace, and I regret having that much.

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I genuinely hate seeing pictures of my own face which I was why I don't have any social media or dating apps, even though I'm lonely and horny as fuck

    am I gonna make it?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      First and foremost you should work on your self-image. Your perception of yourself seems warped by your low self esteem. I don't know you so this may be entirely wrong, but it seems like you'd benefit from some meditation of some sort.

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Absolutely, just stay in contact with your friends and peers in some fashion as previous anon mentioned. Isolation can be just as bad as over exposure.

    I found that cutting out Twitter and Facebook did me a lot of good and stay with friends on telegram or discord.

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    No, everyone will think you’re a weirdo with an uninteresting life.

    >b-but I don’t care what normies think!
    Shut up gay. Yes you do

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    100%. Ever since getting banned on IG, I’m far less addicted to my phone than my wife. I prefer reading or shitposting on this Siberia Ice Sculpting forum

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Twitter ban was the best thing to ever happen to me ngl.

      Mfw they send Email telling me how to contest and overturn ban.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I got banned on IG for calling someone a moron kek. I had felt addicted to it and I wanted out but didn’t know how. It was al back in 2017, and even though my wife has been pestering me to make a new one, fuck that. Social media is a cancer. I have none, so from there I’ve learned who my real friends are; I have 3 and that’s that. Everyone else has disappeared and I prefer it that way.

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    So social media only increases depression if you go into with depressive symptoms and use it “passively” ie looking and comparing yourself to others. If your a normie with high self esteem and use social media to keep up to date with friends and “active” use it is not detrimental at all.

    Plenty of studies show this. Basically it just enhances whatever you go into it with, and if you have to ask that already hints that yes, you should stop using it

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yes.

    If I were you I'd only use social media if I was actively trying to network rather than using it to "keep up" with people.

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Definitely. Relationships suffer with social media, personal mental health suffers, it wastes tons of time, evokes constant emotions and messes with your dopamine. Comparison is the thief of happiness. I think there's merit in learning from YouTube videos and educational content and connecting with people who you value for what they offer to your personal growth and vice versa though, but it's easy to lose sight of it when you consume algorithm aggregated content all the time. Not to mention the data it collects on you that can easily be sold or stolen.

    It can feel isolating because not everyone can get rid of social media like that but it's ultimately worth it to reclaim time you can use to pursue real happiness. Don't live someone else's dream.

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    When my mind is not doing so well I always end up deleting all social media. I isolate myself from other people when I'm feeling psychotic because I can embarass myself.

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