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I picked up a biography of Ben Franklin the other day. Mostly stayed off social media except to post some articles through a third-party queuing app (a kind of set & forget approach). And so I spent the time I would have been on Twitter just reading for pleasure. I learned that
1 hr of reading (pretty much anything I suspect but a good biography definitely works) is (a) way more edifying, (b) less stressful, (c) more enjoyable, (d) more fulfilling (emotionally & intellectually), &(d) so much better in basically every conceivable way, than Twittering.
My thinking has been that “keeping up with the latest developments in my fields” and so on made being on Twitter worth it despite drawbacks. But the mental health upsides of just, like, reading a book & NOT following latest dramas now seem much weightier. Thoughts?
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