I am so glad I grew up offline. Don’t get me wrong, I cherish and enjoy every single solitary second I spend on this sacred place we call “the internet.” However, I’m glad my uncensored access to the world wide web didn’t begin until I was 12. I still grew up during the era when little kids didn’t have phones, and we just watched the same episode of Hannah Montana over and over again to amuse ourselves. We were still flying our brains, but with Cartoon Network instead of TikTok. Kids no longer go through the phase of having a flip phone during middle school before they’re responsible enough to handle having an actual smartphone. Whether you like it or not, we’ve built our society around phone dependency for literally every demographic. It’s not going away anytime soon, so you might as well enjoy every second of brain-smoothening entertainment that the internet has to offer.
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