When you’re regularly viewing other people’s favourite moments of the day week after week — for months, or even years. Psychologically, heck even neurologically, something starts happening.

You start to feel like you live in a world that belongs to all your friends and online connections; you start to feel like you’re a spectator in several different movies, playing at once. You’re like a kid with popcorn hopping between:

- SCREEN 1

- SCREEN 5

- SCREEN 6

- SCREEN 9

Several times a day…. you’re spiking your brain’s levels of dopamine.

These stories make us feel like less of a first-person character. The more we ‘scan’ other people’s ‘stories’, the more we’re checking out of our own ‘story’.

We’re reinforcing a belief that we are spectators instead of creators; third person characters instead of first person characters.

You only have yourself to blame.

It’s you who made the choice.

And when you made your decision, you thought you were doing the right thing.

But it was a lie — and you didn’t realize it at the time. As you look back on your life, you’ll start to notice a pattern.

Every bad choice you made came from your desire to do good…

“The road to hell is paved with good intentions”

Once you realize this, you’ll realize something else. Doing nothing is often a better course of action than doing something. Action can reward you, or it can wreck you. Intelligently choosing to do nothing on the other hand, can save you from creating disasters.

But doing nothing, can also create disasters.

Be at the intersection.

Samy Felice

I write about unconventional habits. Featured on TinyBuddha, Thought Catalogue, Addicted2Success. Visit: www.samyfelice.com

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