- Jun 27, 2020
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The worse things for me are the videos themselves.I eventually caved and subscribe to youtube premium, very reluctantly. I use a few youtube channels for home workouts though and could do without ad breaks in between reps because the amount of ads is just getting stupid now. just feels like every company going is thinking of new ways to gouge us for extra money
Let me clarify:
I love many things. But let's take hiking as an example. I watch a video about hiking boot reviews, because I'm buying ones and I want to see what people who tried them think. Soon after I'm bombarded with video recommendations of gear reviews, starting from hiking socks to camping tents and so on and so on.
My brain after a while just starts believing that I need it all - I can't go hiking without wool socks, and I should get the best tent possible. I can notice these thought patterns forming in my mind - get the best possible gear (which is usually very expensive). That will suck your money out if you let it, and in the end you won't even go hiking because, of course, accommodation, gas and food cost too.
And even being fully aware of it sometimes doesn't help.