Instagram Reels Are Destroying My Life

My journey through the maze of Instagram reels

Daily Rants
3 min readDec 6, 2023

Every morning, when my eyes open, my hand reaches for my phone, almost on autopilot. It’s like brewing a digital cup of coffee — I open Instagram and get lost in the world of Reels.

These short, engaging videos become my first sip of entertainment, waking up my brain with a mix of music, quick laughs, and eye-catching visuals. However, this digital caffeine has its downsides.

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The Allure of the Reel World

One moment, you’re laughing at a funny skit, and the next, you’re amazed by a stunning travel clip or a quick cooking tutorial. It’s like a never-ending variety show that fits right in your pocket. The best part? You always feel like the next great video is just a swipe away. This sense of endless entertainment is what pulls me back time and time again.

But it’s not just the variety that makes Reels so enticing. It’s how they’re designed to catch your attention immediately and keep you scrolling for more. They start playing the moment you scroll to them — there’s no waiting, no delay. It’s this instant gratification that makes Reels so addictive.

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