Aziz Ansari’s Advice on How to Spend Less Time Digging on the Internet

There is nothing wrong with surfing the Internet, but too much can kill your productivity. Aziz Ansari, actor, comedian and co-creator of Modern Romance , has a trick to help you close those browser tabs and get back to work.

If you feel like you’re spending too much time browsing social media and plunging into the rabbit holes of Reddit, here’s what Ansari recommended to Freakonomics podcast host Stephen Dubner:

“Like, here’s the test, okay. Take your night or morning surfing the Internet for example, right? Your Facebook channel, Instagram channel, Twitter, whatever. It’s good if someone said every morning, “I’ll print this out and give you a bound copy of all this stuff you’re reading so you don’t have to use the Internet.” You can just get a copy of it. Would you read this book? Not! You would think this book sucks. There is a link to an article about a horse that somehow found its owner. It’s not that interesting. “

The internet makes it easy to keep clicking and reading, but you have to stop and ask yourself if what you are looking at really cares for you. You can listen to the entire Ansari podcast at the link below.

Aziz Ansari Needs Another Toothbrush | Freakonomics via Cal Newport


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