Disabling YouTube is an Interesting Experience
2019 June 24

I recently disabled the YouTube app on my phone. It's a very interesting feeling not being able to quickly pull up some mildly entertaining video as quickly on demand. It's crazy how much YouTube I watched before I did this, and it's crazy how much I want to open it any time I'm bored. I haven't caved yet, and I don't plan to. Overall I noticed the following feelings and improvements in my mood.

As such I think quitting YouTube was the right decision for me, and will lead to long term gains for my mental health and overall well-being as a human. I am increasing finding the internet to be an outrage machine and I want off that treadmill, so I am turning off YouTube, and other algorithmic devices.

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Written by Henry J Schmale on 2019 June 24