When the topic of consumption arises our mind usually wonders about food. But today food is not the only thing that we consume. There is term “Content Consumption”. Briefly , it is the social media post or post in any other sites, that a person views or reads.According to a data average daily time spent consuming content is 6 hours and 59 min ( Not so surprisingly, it is accounted as normal these days)
The fact that we spend almost all the day using our phones in not so problematic but what we watch is a serious issue. Is the content we consume worth consuming??
There are thousands of tik tok videos, instagram reels that are available in the net. According to data an average person spends average of 21.5 hours per month scrolling through reels. The statistics seems very low , but when you realise that reels are just about of 30 secs, it will hit that people consumes 645 of such videos per month. Not only reels, consumption of Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and many other OTT platforms ,have increased tremendously since the start of pandemic. Binging shows and chilling is quite a fun idea of relaxation but it traps a person into a loop of entertainment.Many people don’t get good night’s sleep , why?? Because they were watching series or scrolling through social media. At first it seems fun way of escaping daily life challenges , but what we don’t realise is that we are becoming mentally weak. Now everytime a challenge comes down , instead of facing it, we would like to watch a series. For the sake of forgetting , we are burdening our works , thus, leading to mental stress, anxiety and depression.
Now, is it worth watching a series instead of doing work? Being attracted to glorious content and consuming it for hours , without having the knowledge of time , is not worth it at all. It is making us unhealthy in many unknowing ways. What we consume today decides what our personality and mindset will be. Internet is a vast world in its own. There are millions and millions of content . It varies from educational to news to entertainment. Everything that we want is at our finger tip. Just one click and you will have whole world in front of you. Now, what we want to know, what is beneficial for us depends on us!!!