Here is the full transcript and summary of Dino Ambrosi’s talk titled “The Battle for Your Time: Exposing the Costs of Social Media” at TEDxLagunaBlancaSchool conference.
In this TEDx talk, Project Reboot founder Dino Ambrosi underscores the importance of spending our time wisely and illustrates how the current generation spends 93% of their free time looking at screens. He questions the consequences of chronic screen time and urges everyone to invest their time in activities that align with their passions.
Listen to the audio version here:
By providing space for constant evolution, we can all transform how we view ourselves and the world around us. Bear with me, everybody. I’m going to start off today on a little bit of a heavy note, but I promise things will lighten up.
The dots on this screen represent an adult life in months, assuming a life expectancy of 90. So if you’re 18 years old right now, this is an optimistic estimate of the months that you have left. Take a second to take that in. Probably not as many as you would expect. And I’m sorry to say that it does get worse, because about a third of that time is going to be spent sleeping.
On average, 126 of those months will go to school in your career. About 18 will be spent driving, 36 cooking and eating, 36 doing chores and errands, and about 27 in the bathroom and taking care of personal hygiene. So that leaves you with 334 months, optimistically, for everything else. So this is where you tick the boxes on your bucket list.
This is where you pursue your passions and travel the world and leave your mark. How you spend this time is going to determine the quality of your life. But this time isn’t just something that you spend, it’s also something that you invest. Because what you do with it will quite literally determine the kind of person you become.