Give up social media
August 2023,  EXTRA,  FEATURES,  Features,  Opinion

A year without social media

Jonathan Cowie reflects on his year of giving up social media, and how it has simplified yet enriched his life

I just finished reading The Way Home by Mark Boyle. It’s a thought-provoking book about whether we would have a more meaningful existence if we lived as our ancestors did in preindustrial times.

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Jonathan is a year-round skins swimmer with a particular love of very cold water. He has competed in ice swimming competitions around the world. He is a qualified open water coach with a particular love of introducing new swimmers to the open water.