The BIGGEST time suck that everyone does. Including you.

// a thread🧵 (and a story about Bitcoin)
It's midnight and you're halfway through the newly released Netflix series Squid Game.

You pause long enough to negotiate with yourself.

"Just one more episode. I've pulled all nighters before. Hell, I practically majored in them in college!"
One episode turns into two and before you know it, you're like a coke addict coming off a 7 day binge.

It's 5:30am, your eyes are bleeding and your work alarm is about to go off.

"DAMN. I'm screwed."
Here are 5 shows you watched and what you could have done with the time instead.
The Office

Congratulations. If you watched every season of The Office, you spent 99 hours 30 minutes doing it.

This is what you could have read instead.
Man's Search for Meaning - 5.6 hours
To Kill a Mockingbird - 8.3 hours
1984 - 9.5 hours
Pride and Prejudice - 10.7 hours
Brave New World - 8.4 hours
Lord of the Flies - 6.8 hours
The Little Prince - 2.6 hours
The Color Purple - 8.3 hours
The Alchemist - 4.7 hours

The Book Theif - 16.3 hours
The Call of the Wild - 6.8 hours
A Clockwork Orange - 5.3 hours
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl - 6.7 hours

Or watch TV.
Game of Thrones

72 hours 15 minutes to watch all 73 episodes.

That's 72 trips to the gym.

Go to the gym 3 days a week and lose just 1 lb a week and you could have lost 24 lbs in 6 months.
Stranger Things

21 hours 49 minutes. No big deal right?

But. In that same time you could have summited, Half Dome in Yosemite National Park.

The 18 miles round-trip hike displays spectacular waterfalls and majestic forests.
The Walking Dead


Most people can easily write 1,000 words an hour.

That's 262 pages!

The Giver
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe

All under 250 pages.

You could literally write a book instead.

I actually KNOW people who have watched every episode of Friends (more than once). That's 121 hours!


You can buy all 10 seasons on Amazon for under $50.

Not bad right? WRONG.

Let's say your parents bought you the box set in 2016 and you finished the last, glorious episode on July 15, 2016.

What if...instead of watching Friends, you worked at McDonalds making $8.50 an hour.

Multiply that by the 121 hours to watch Friends and that's $1,028.50!
Not bad right? WRONG!
Let's say "Weird Fred", your manager at McDonalds, somehow convinces you to take all the money you earned and put it into something called Bitcoin.

He's weird but convincing.

So you do.

You're now the proud owner of 1.69 Bitcoin.
Your dad is PISSED!

But, "WHATEVER DAD! My money."

You question your decision but don't want to let your dad win.

So you put it in a wallet and promptly forget about it...until today.

You open your wallet and find $98,183.69.
Or, you can watch TV.
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