#296 How to Use Social Media without Losing Your Mind | Randima Fernando

Ten Percent Happier
November 2, 2020
#296 How to Use Social Media without Losing Your Mind | Randima Fernando
Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris
Transcript

Given that social media has been blamed for rising levels of anxiety, depression, loneliness, and political polarization, is it possible to use this technology wisely? That’s the question we dive into today with Randy Fernando, who is featured in a new Netflix documentary called The Social Dilemma, which is all about the many alleged pernicious impacts of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, et al. Randy is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Center for Humane Technology, and a longtime meditator. We start by talking about what he sees as the dangers of social media, but then get into a fascinating discussion, where he ticks off a ton of techniques -- informed by his knowledge of Buddhism -- to use social media that won’t cause you to lose your mind. 

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Website: http://www.randima.com

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