Don't Waste Your Summer on the Explore Page

By Ava Kesler

Notification: your screen time has increased by 78% in the last week for an average of 15 hours and 50 minutes a day.


umm...



You do know there are 24 hours in a day right?


Our concept of time is honestly pretty bad.

Without a calendar, not only would we be unable to make sure we finish everything we need to do, but we also would probably not realize how many days we forgot to actually do something routine.


So maybe I should rephrase that, our concept of time is fitting to ourselves.


Enough of this philosophical thinking. Why does any of it even matter?


Scrolling on Instagram is one of the most passive things you can do.


Why would you want to spend so many hours looking at other people's lives instead of living your own life?


I'm not even going to get into the statistics. There are plenty of those already out there. I'm talking to you here based on pure logic. Imagine how you want to look back on your summer. You probably want to be able to make your own super cool summer montage like the many already on Instagram. Now ask yourself how are you going to make one of those when all you do is wait for things to happen.


This is your sign to go out and make your life whatever you want it to be.


Maybe scrolling Instagram makes you perfectly content, and certainly it does improve your mood, at least temporarily. But if you're like 99.9% of people (not a legitimate statistic FYI), then you're probably scrolling out of loneliness and sadness.


Ya'll, it's summer. Stay up late and be on your phone without being guilty the next day during a test.


But just remember that we are humans too, and you gotta live life a little.


 

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