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How much discipline does it take to quit the internet…That’s a silly question to ask, isn’t it?
If you want to find out, quit. If you don’t want to quit, don’t. Reality isn’t for everybody. Not everybody likes being happy. Maybe you should just watch TV or jerk off instead.
There was a short documentary made in 2013, about an internet addiction boot camp facility in China. It was made by Hilla Medalia and Shosh Shlam, and was nominated at the Sundance Film Festival. The documentary is called Web Junkies. Since you guys have short attention spans, you’re lucky, this version is only 7 minutes long.
I downloaded that video to my phone last Winter, and would watch it offline every night in bed as I passed out. I was working crazy hours at my main job then, about 70 hours a week. I had no social life. I was committed to NoSurf and NoFap, but it hurt to not be able to see my friends face-to-face as much as I would have liked. Watching that video was soothing, just like mindless browsing would have been. It let me feel empathy for those young men in the video, who are obviously having a rough-go. It made my situation, and many of yours, seem like a cushy adventure compared to their boot camp, and that is the reality.
So, if you’re looking to move past your virtual life and start living in Brick&Mortar Land, maybe you should take a couple notes from their journey. Be aware of your loneliness, accept it, and replace it with real-deal chimp-to-chimp connections. You can see it in Web Junkies when the young men are bored, playing cards and just sharing their stories. They’re beginning a new life, away from their glowing screens.
Well, I’m gonna get out of this Starbucks and go smoke a cigar in this beautiful weather. Make sure you’re smiling this week, put the work in, and build your empire one hour at a time.