Deactivated my Insta account again, want your thoughts about that

Discussion in 'Self Improvement' started by Aléxandros, Jun 14, 2021.

Have you got Insta?

  1. Yeah, but that isn't good for me (tell why)

  2. Yeah, but I'd like to uninstall it (tell why)

  3. Yeah, and I am ok with that (tell why)

  4. No, I don't want that crap (tell why)

  5. No, but i'd like to (tell why)

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  1. Aléxandros

    Aléxandros Fapstronaut

    Yeah, I was right, haha!
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  2. Solid man. I have my opinions and advice based on my own experiences ("burn it all" :emoji_fire::emoji_sweat_smile:), but if you've educated yourself and are making your decisions based on a knowledge of the pitfalls and the legitimate benefits you get from it, I say do what works for you :)
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  3. BodhiTree

    BodhiTree Fapstronaut

    Social media is garbage.
    Not much else to say.

    PS: Quora is an exception.
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  4. OnlyWithJesus

    OnlyWithJesus Fapstronaut

    I actually deactivated all of my social media recently, as well. Social media is kind of a cancer. All I see is other people pushing their own opinions and I don't really care about their opinions. I just don't care to see people spamming what they've been up to, what they plan on doing, etc. I'd rather just focus on my own life. It also made me feel bad socially since everyone has a bunch of (fake) friendships and I don't even have one close friend.
    I actually deleted all of my social media last October, and I went six months without it. I have constantly been reactivating and deactivating it since then since I'm indecisive and I'm not sure if I want it or not. Recently, I decided I'm better off without it. I deleted TikTok (even though I only had it for less than a week), I didn't do anything with Pinterest since I haven't even logged on to the app yet, and I deactivated Instagram since I only use it to message my friends every once in a while.

    You're definitely better off without it. I'm sure you'll start reaping the benefits pretty quickly.
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2021
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  5. Fly310562

    Fly310562 Fapstronaut

    Never had social media. I’d like to make one because it would be something out of my comfort zone. I’m just afraid of the camera due to social anxiety. The anxiety already makes me so afraid of being around a group of people. Having my picture up for possibly millions of people to see scares the crap out of me. So me making one is more me facing my fear and just putting myself out there rather than just looking for validation/looking at girls posts
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  6. ArazzoDiGiada

    ArazzoDiGiada Fapstronaut

    I have had more than one account. After a while, I always uninstalled the app. It's been more than two years now that I don't have it and I'm absolutely fine with that. It made me lose time, it was a trigger and it also made me compare myself to others. It's cool, though, if you are an artist and want to share your works and get some inspiration.

    I still have FB and I should really limit the usage :p But I like it way more than IG. I like the memes and shitposting pages and I often find events and activities thanks to it.
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  7. Hold the Line

    Hold the Line Fapstronaut

    i deleted my account long ago and dont regret it, i dont use any social network, its bullshit and makes you feel worse with yourself
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  8. road2onelife

    road2onelife New Fapstronaut

    I don't have insta because picture and stories and all that nonsense doesn't appeal to me.. twitter YouTube are my social media..less toxic than fb inst
  9. black_coyote

    black_coyote Fapstronaut

    Great post friend!

    I use social media for the absolute purpose of work.

    To connect with people in a relationship level, I'd rather meet with them IRL or talk over phone than use social media. And it has found to be more altruistic for me and the other person as well.

    Life without Instagram and FB have been one of the most productive years in my life. I can give more time and energy to the things I can control. Also, watching other people's "perfect" lives doesn't seem to help in my personal growth compared to setting achievable goals and working on myself.

    And I find no value in getting likes or stuff. I value an altruistic conversation with a friend for 5 minutes than 500 likes and comments.

    I love this minimalistic life, and it has helped me a lot for my mental health as well as improving my relationships. I just know that few friends would come to my funeral not because they want to make a story about it in insta, but because of things deeper than that. And that matters, for me.

    Everyone has their tastes. for me, I like the old-school ways. And i've reached this decision after years of personal experiences and experimentation! Cheers!
  10. helloo1221

    helloo1221 Fapstronaut

    block it so will not be able to downladed again
  11. Instagram is super addictive. I think it was a great decision. Instagram does not add almost anything productive to your life. I used a lot of Instagram in the past before NoFap, I liked those fitness girls etc... But, it's just some sort of softcore porn that will trigger urges on you. I deleted mine like months ago, and I don't even miss it. Go ahead man, be happy with your decision, it was a good one. Instagram only exists to exploit our attention and the more they get, the more money they will make and the more miserable we will be.
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