“Facebook makes you miserable…” “10 Reasons Why You Should Quit Facebook.” The media loves to slam social media, citing how it creates jealousy, depression, and even holistically lowers our happiness by 39%.
But quitting altogether is throwing the baby out with the bathwater. Facebook especially is a social Swiss army knife; a powerful happiness-generating tool, if used correctly.
Most unhappiness spills from our bloated news feeds, so cut down the people you “follow” to about 50 of your closest friends and family. Then, your news feed becomes a steady stream of updates from the people you care most about.