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What is social media doing to you?

Imagine this commercial:
Our product will give you access to the most stressful, anxiety-inducing, anger-arousing events going on both near and far! You will know more than you ever wanted to know and be powerless to do anything about it!
Sign up for free today so that we can stalk and monetize your online behavior!
Who wants to sign up? Apparently 2.6 billion of us. This is the basic experience and business model of social media. Why do we do this? Humanity is an utter mystery sometimes.
I’m not going to do some deep dive on how social media works, I want to do an ultra-practical exercise together. Let’s examine what social media is doing to us. Examining the FruitHow often are the following characteristics produced in your heart based on your use of social media? Answer each item with this simple scale: Rarely, Sometimes, Often Good FruitLoveJoyPeacePatienceKindnessGoodnessFaithfulnessGentlenessSelf-control Bad FruitNow let’s do that again but with a second set of characteristics. IdolatryE…