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    Medium | Shakti Shetty | 9/30/20 | 9 min
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    • deephdave
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      1 month ago

      After watching an eye-opening documentary called The Social Dilemma (2020), I am convinced that Netflix is damn addictive. Although most of the concerns expressed by those good samaritans from Silicon Valley are pretty much common knowledge, it’s worth reiterating because public memory is a lot like public opinion: inconsequential. For every strand of positivity that we have in the world today, there has to be an equal number of pain points. The balanced law of shittiness. And the internet is no different. If we can do awesome stuff online, we can also destroy ourselves brilliantly there. Completely depends on how equipped an individual is, emotionally or otherwise. In my know there are some people who have quit smoking and drinking in the last 10 years but I am yet to meet somebody who went offline for good. Not one. That said, it’s necessary to talk about the dangers of addiction even if we don’t really know how to tackle the problem in the first place.