In this modern world of technology, lots of time gets wasted when browsing social media websites, and many people won’t realise the deeper implications of what it does to them psychologically.
I’ve never been a fan of Social Media and recognised its potential and pitfalls early on when I developed my web skills, which involved a great deal of time & research. My conclusion from this research was this: if used incorrectly, social media could be harmful to society with its algorithms and could cause harmful eco-chambers suited to one’s interests, beliefs, and frame of mind.
Below is a very good Intuitive Youtube conversation regarding this and certainly not a waste of your time.
The ability to resist the temptation of watching people doing dumb things, avoiding attention-seeking individuals, and doing your homework before being influenced by so-called Experts suffering from the Dunning-Kruger effect is an important skill to adopt when using social media.
Experiment: Watch an hour of Ticktick or YouTube Short videos, spend an hour on Facebook and have a break for an hour and do something useful. After you have done this, think back at what you can remember in detail on social media – and more importantly what use is it to you now?
That exercise, if followed, wasted two hours of your life and the only thing constructive was the hour in the end, doing something useful.
It’s Easy to know lots and be capable of little!
However, When using social media correctly, much can be learned when put straight into action, remember you have more than the two senses used by watching videos. Limiting your intake and being specific in the aspect of a topic is vitally important before mastering it and consuming more information.
Check out this intuitive video below, worthy of your time, (When ignoring the adverts)
Practical Experience combined with Knowledge
Those who wonder why I have introduced a 3-day saw sharpening course, it’s deliberately designed to target what Johann Hari says about getting into a flow state of concentration and how this is a habit that needs to be developed.
It’s important to understand that there is a completely different process of learning between academic learning (as per this video conversation) and that of a technical & practical nature.
It’s a skill that will rapidly enhance the development of attention-to-detail skills and one’s capability to focus on the task at hand.
If you ever wondered why those old-school woodworking apprentices were deliberately taught to sharpen a saw, it was probably for this very important aspect of developing concentration & focus.