I’ve heard this argument used several times — but I’m fairly certain the data shows that this is 3–5 minute chunks multiple times a day. That is not how one becomes an artist, author, athlete, etc..

This is not to say that the time is well spent on social media — quietness, observing, all that sitting in boredom is good for our creativity! But before social media, it’s not like people were more apt to become those things you described.

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