Heck, they do it all the time with eating habits. Why not make a social media regime and sell it? So here are my tips on how to be happier through changes in your social media habits. All scientifically tested and based on decades of research:
- Eat everything. Hunter gatherers where more gatherers than hunters. Always on the look out for berries, or roots, or well, anything edible. Do the same with your social media. Don’t be picky which platform to use. They all taste slightly different. When you stumble on one, use it.
- Gorge on opportunities. When a stone age wanderer found a tree full of fruit they didn’t sit around debating; they ate as much as possible before some other tribe of humans or monkeys came and ransacked everything. When you find a new niche, milk it. Getting a lot of likes for Einstein quotes? Go for it!
- There are three ways of walking the earth. Ancient nomads where mostly alone all day, with a very small troupe of relatives, 10-20 usually somewhere within shouting distance. That is how they lived for days and months on end. Occasions for meeting strangers or bigger gatherins where extremely rare. Emulate this in your use of social media. Pick a platform for those really close and important to you. Email, Google plus, ello, instagram, whatever. Live there most of your day with them.
- Be vicious. Our ancient ancestors were brutal. Some killed newborns at a whim if they didn’t look nice. Old people were knifed from behind if they couldn’t keep up, or just left up a mountain. No regrets, just unfriend, block, send them to cyber heaven.
- Boldy go wherever there might be greener grass. Our nomad ancestors never stopped exploring. What’s that? Snapchat? Hell yeah, let’s try it. No matter if it looks barren, heck they walked across miles of ice to get to America, you some sort of chicken? Old places have stale opportunities, look for new vistas.
- Burn it all down. When some enterprising bunch of sailors arrived at Australia 45 thousand years ago, they wiped out all but one of the large marsupials that roamed that continent. They just burned down forests for fun. Don’t save for tomorrow what you can use today. That folder full of “good stuff I found to use some time”? Well, the time is now. Go for it.
I could go on with more points but of course I am developing the idea in a book. And series of seminars, world tour and self-help audio. Because as my ancient primitive ancestors knew, everything has a price. Trade wherever you can!