10 thoughts on “Trey Ratcliff: “How to Stay Zen on Social Media” | Talks at Google

  1. 'Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also. '

    1 John 2:22-23

    May God bless you all with true peace in Jesus Christ (rather than "zen" Buddhism).

  2. Save yourself an hour and i got a way better tip for you! Just stay off social media or at least minimize your time and investment on it, i really promise you that it does improve your life and well being! And with that time you can do so many more useful, fulfilling and productive things.. like hobbies or actually meeting people!

  3. I enjoyed hearing Trey’s thoughts on the impact of SM on our minds and culture. I found his argument to be convincing, coherent, and in step with the views of other respected intellectuals on the matter. While I have no doubt that SM, specifically (especially when used ‘incorrectly,’ as Trey defines it) probably contributes to the greatest amount of suffering (in the context of digital suffering), it also makes me wonder how much of our general anxiety, depression, and dissatisfaction is simply caused by computer jobs and just the pure absence of physical labor and contact with the outdoors. That’s probably been an issue for at least a couple of decades and obviously with SM coming on the scene 10-ish years ago, our digital suffering has only been exacerbated.

  4. Trey’s comments on fear in the USA came home to me when I was taking pictures of dogs chasing frisbees. A woman came up to me and in a very indignant manner asked me if I owned one of the dogs. I replied no. She then wanted to know why I was taking photos of dogs. I told her I was taking photos for a local county’s calendar. I also told her I sat on the parks commission and I supported dog parks (which I do). She walked away a little dumbfounded but at least she did not call the police.

  5. The headline of this presentation wasn’t really captivating to me but it came back in my stream and then I watched it with much pleasure. We all like to be connected with ideas as well as people but it is worthwhile to step back once in a while and ponder what it is all about and what it does to us what we are doing. Great presentation by Trey and, yes, watching it was worth every minute it took. After all, a good story is not one which is captured by its ending, who has dunnit, but it is good in the way it evolves and it is told.

  6. Always been a fan of Trey, speaks sense though funny how Google are one of the biggest perpetrators of the suffering he is talking about!? Haha go figure. Don't they own Instagram and YouTube??

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