Quitting Facebook Changed My Life

The Surgeon General’s warning confirmed what I already knew

Paul Greenberg

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Excerpted from Goodbye Phone, Hello World. Illustration by Emilliano Ponzi

I quit Facebook, Instagram and every other property owned by what is now called Meta nearly two years ago. It was at the time a rash decision and at first many of my friends and family wondered where I had “gone.” Soon, though, the people who mattered “found” me. It wasn’t a hard thing to do. I was always…

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Paul Greenberg

New York Times bestselling author of Four Fish as well as The Climate Diet and Goodbye Phone, Hello World paulgreenberg.org