Facebook and Wasting Time

It seems to me that one of humans’ worst facts is their wasting of time. Some waste time sleeping more than they need, others waste it on 1000+ episodes of Conan. Many watch useless tv shows and there are even worse ways people waste time. I’m not here to be a devil and detail more ways to waste time, I’m here to make you feel guilty if you ever did so. In this post I’ll just try and make facebook users guilty (don’t hate me after this please).


To facebook lovers

I’ll assume (and be gentle with numbers) that you spend an average of 50 minutes on facebook a day. Let’s say you’ve been a facebook addict since 2012. Search google : “Days since january 1 2012”. It says at this current date where I’m writing this : 2033 days. Now, multiply 50 minutes by 2033, you get 101650 minutes of your life wasted on facebook. Alright I’ll be more precise : 101650 minutes on facebook means nearly 1694 hours on facebook NONSTOP. Or more scaringly 70 days of your life, with no other idea but facebook.


I hope you don’t hate me after this, but people need to be conscious of this. People are being very unproductive due to this issue. I hope you enjoyed reading !

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Why limits prepares for imagination

We all seem to think that the more limited your domain is, the less capable you are of imagining something innovative, well I’m here to tell you imagination can’t exist without limits, and why the more flexible the limits, the less creative you get.


Example thought :

Imagine you just finished a vacation of yours at some island, and you were enjoying the souvenir you’ll have of this natural wonder. But before you leave , they put in an isolated black room. You’ve been told you have 1 hour to do something innovative, and you can ask them for anything and they’ll give it to you. The same thing was happening for many other tourists that are yet to leave the island, but no one can see another.
In this example, you are very likely not to have any brilliant idea for something, and it is probable that the majority of the tourists did bad too. Why ?¬†( also, if a brilliant idea popped in your mind as you’re reading tell me in the comments below ).

The probable reasoning :

Here’s what I think about this : if you don’t know what domain to think of, your brain just wonder endlessly with no fixed point to rotate around. If the participants were told to write something¬† innovative it’s probable that a lot of them would of done something nice and entertaining. Better : if you tell them to write about the city they lived in, they’ll have more space to talk about, more things to write. If you even detail the subject of writing and tell them to write about how well people are living in the city they inhabit, you would see more creativity.
If you build a house, you need support for the material to stand on. If you just build with only bear ground in front of you, you won’t be able to build a good looking roof. Our imagination works in a very similar way : you need a subject in order to detail the your imagination. Yes, you can do something special when you’re free to choose, but being told what to do is probably way more effective and easier for our brains.


That’s the topic for today. What idea popped in your mind when reading the island leaving problem? Either way, this is something nice to think of when wanting to get out of boredom. First : you need a subject, then things move the way they should.