Social media and Netflix affect us more than we think

It was nearly impossible to remove the background noise when it came to making investment decisions, but since I left Facebook in 2013, I have made a lot more money and feel much better.

Chris Pirnak

All People are affected by TV and social media

The Netflix show “13 Reasons Why” was associated with a 28.9% increase in suicide rates among U.S. youth ages 10-17 in the month (April 2017) following the show’s release, after accounting for ongoing trends in suicide rates, according to a study published in Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Release of “13 Reasons Why” Associated with Increase in Youth Suicide Rates – National Institute of Mental Health, April 29th

I am well aware of the adverse psychological effects of social media use, which is why I do not have a Facebook account. I reported extensively on this back in 2017. Though I have a Twitter handle to aggregate news and research, I do not post tweets nor follow other people. I have observed its effects on my well-being.

I was a Facebook user until about 2013, but found it counterproductive and costly, financially speaking. It was nearly impossible to remove the background noise when it came to making investment decisions, but since I left Facebook in 2013, I have made a lot more money and feel much better. My wife does not use Facebook either and I have to believe this helps our relationship.

The bottom line is that this stuff affects me more than I would care to believe, which is why I stay away from it.

Indeed, much of the disturbing programming would never find its way on to network TV, but on Netflix there is a huge, previously under-served audience. This audience for the most part, cannot comprehend the profound effect this disturbing programming has on its target. The toothpaste is now out of the tube and the people prefer this dark, disturbing programming.

Regardless of user, social media tends to shift a person’s mindset towards a predetermined outcome. Successful investors can block out the background noise and the urge to conform. Even those who identify with the patriot movement, which was once composed of a disparate bunch of individuals, now speak with a hive mind. So, I say, perhaps we should give up on social media. Perhaps we should stop watching all these nihilist and satanic shows and movies. It is killing us slowly. The growing collapse obsession has its roots somewhere. Perhaps all these apocalyptic shows and movies have something to do with it. Satan loves collapse and hopelessness. Satan wants us to give up.

Many Christians spend a lot of time talking about the Illuminati

There is a disturbing trend I am observing in the alt-media and with many remnant Christians. These outlets are spending a tremendous amount of time and energy analyzing the Illuminati, the secret societies, freemasonry, satanism, and such. I only observe, but wonder if there is a connection between the externalization of the satanic hierarchy and this growing trend. I personally find so much of it so repugnant that I can no longer read up on the daily alt-media agenda. Satan embraces all publicity, bad and good, as it desensitizes us to the inevitability of the outcome.

So, when I receive a news story from a subscriber titled, ‘Maxed out’: 48% of Canadians on brink of insolvency, survey says, I have to take a step back and wonder why this is this way. Maybe we should stop blaming the secret societies, the central banks, the Illuminati, and Freemasonry, and perhaps we should look in the mirror. I think we are being led in a certain direction and most of us, including me, do not fully realize it. If we are not vigilant or are easily offended with what people tell us, we will have a much more daunting task ahead of us.