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Summary

New notification: You may be wasting time and energy fighting a daily battle that is impossible to win.

Growing evidence shows that most of us subconsciously search for fulfillment - self-confidence, validation, connection, purpose, and more - in a place where we’ll ironically never find it: social media. What’s even more ironic? More and more of us are addicted to the chase, and our culture keeps us blind to how damaging this futile quest really is. When used in a healthy way, social media can enhance our lives in a myriad of positive ways. However, the majority of us unknowingly misuse social media in an unhealthy way, rendering it no more beneficial than a virus.

And the most dangerous disease is the kind that convinces you you’re not even sick...so while many believe there is no issue here to discuss, Damien Massias is already concocting a cure. First ingredient: awareness. As well as being a modern thinker, Damien is a life, mindset, dating, and relationship coach who will tell it to you straight - with no sugar-coating but still plenty of genuine sweetness.

This audiobook is your guide to navigating (and dodging) the dangers of social media, so you can still use it in a healthy way. It examines real-life case studies to illustrate how something we think of as being so small and harmless can actually have a colossal butterfly effect on our lives. But most importantly, this audiobook is a wake-up call to observe, examine, and reevaluate your own relationship with social media and recalibrate your compass toward true fulfillment.

©2018 Damien Massias (P)2019 Damien Massias

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not what I was expecting

Wow, I am on chapter 6 so almost half way through. An honest look at social media and mobile phone usage on a range of ages. Explains the effects of social media on today’s culture and how it impacts on our own expectations and why we never meet them. Subliminal messages bombarding us through our SM. I would have liked to hear the authors voice instead of a female, but this is just me. Really enjoying the honesty, simplicity and has science and facts to back up findings from being a coach. Well written.

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A fascinating look at our evolving digital world

Even if like me you think you have a good relationship with social media, this book is well worth reading. It holds a mirror up and makes you ask yourself the sometimes uncomfortable questions of why you use social media the way you do. If you frequently use social media or have children, friends or family members who do, then this book is for you!

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  • Lisa Remington
  • 14-02-21

A must read for all ages

This is fact filled and a fun listen filled with conversational topics for the social media addict and normal people alike.