Instagram — the worst thing you can do for your self esteem, focus, or creativity. The best “via negativa” approach — just delete it.

Why Instagram is bad

It rewires your brain and body in strange ways. For example, when I get a like or a new follower, my body sends a hormonal cascade of serotonin to my legs and to my brain. It feels good, like a junkie taking a hit. I’m certain social media and external social media affirmation and likes might be WORSE for you than even crack cocaine.

Instagram used to be good

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I am convinced the OG founders of Instagram (Kevin Systrom) and Mike Kreiger had the best of intentions and were good people. But once Facebook bought them out, things changed for the (far) worse.

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