How Much Time Do You Waste Online?

wasting-time-onlineThe Internet is the most powerful tool the world has ever known. Yet most people simply waste their time online. They treat it more like a television — which may actually lead to early death — than the beautiful transformative engine that it is.

  • Liking photos of people you don’t even know.
  • Trolling.
  • Gaming for hours on end.
  • Chatting with friends instead of getting work done.
  • Arguing in the comments section of an article.
  • Obsessing over fake celebrity rumors.
  • Checking sports scores over and over again.
  • Watching stupid videos.

Shamefully, I’ve been guilty of all of these things myself. Thankfully, I’ve also used the Internet to make a bunch of money, to forge great friendships, and to educate myself about many things that have positively impacted my life.

Each time you hop online (which is probably dozens of times a day), you have a choice. Will you use your power to improve your life, and the lives of others, or will you continue to engage in unhealthy activities?

Imagine if throughout the course of your life, you’d only ever used the Internet to educate yourself, further your career, and spread love throughout the online world. How much better of a spot would you be in now, if you spent those roughly 23 hours per week improving yourself? Over the course of ten years, that’s almost 12,000 hours, or nearly 500 entire days!

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