And that’s the true danger of anti-intellectualism. While it’s foolish to choose to be stupid, it’s cultural suicide to decide that insights, theories and truth don’t actually matter. If we don’t care to learn more, we won’t spend time or resources on knowledge.
We can survive if we eat candy for an entire day, but if we put the greenmarkets out of business along the way, all that’s left is candy.
Source: Seth’s Blog: The candy diet
I would put Social Media use into this candy diet. When you scroll through your news feed, it feels like you are being productive, when in reality, you’re a passive observer where everyone is doing something and all you’re doing is flicking up.