50 Comments

  1. plutoplatters on November 28, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    the kids PARENTS are often even MORE addicted than their offspring.



  2. Truth Seeker PX on November 28, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    Listen to the wise man with the tucked in shirt and glasses.



  3. Kristina Gash on November 28, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    EVERYONE NEEDS TO SEE THIS, NO MATTER THE AGE! SO IMPACTING!



  4. Andres Nadal on November 28, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    I agree with Simon, I just curious with people like me, who don’t like using Social Media, and don’t often use his phone, I practically use it only for work (productivity tools), music, fast communication, etc, I do use it for what it is and not addictively.



  5. Tarun on November 28, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    Loved it! Gona imbibe it. 🙂



  6. Yiannis A. on November 28, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    I remember my highschool days.. before entering the school, the guards would check our bags and pockets to make sure we don’t have cellphones. 👍😊



  7. plutoplatters on November 28, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    the cell phone has really shown how crazy and neurotic people are. if you don’t understand this you’re probably one of them.



  8. Jacqueline Gigliotti on November 28, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    Can we vote this guy in as president please!!



  9. Nichelle Coleman on November 28, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    You couldn’t have said it better!



  10. wakanda whitaker on November 28, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    I like this but I feel the kids need phones in school due to school being unsafe nowdays. Schools are no longer off limits to terrorists. Kids need to be able to call their parents in unsafe situations. I’ve taught my teenagers to put the phones away when we get home or in public. No phones while eating. They can use them on our lazy weekends. And they don’t have social media at all. Fyi, lazy weekends happen when we are tired.



  11. Victor Lopez on November 28, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    Amen



  12. Brett Gabriel on November 28, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    What an informative talk, I really enjoy what Simon has to say .He mirrors a lot of my thoughts and has done the research to back it up. I wonder why some people give it 👎, maybe they don’t Iike the truth that phones do impact relationships.



  13. Shafini Ashraq Karim on November 28, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    Thanks Simon, it’s very inspirational. MGBU.



  14. plutoplatters on November 28, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    this is the sickest (not sick good) thing to ever arise.



  15. peanut 367 on November 28, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    I always said we don’t need computers in school!!! It all became a marketing tool…that’s it. And they brainwashed parents into believing that having them is the sign of a good school.



  16. FSEVENMAN on November 28, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    I like what he says but I’m slightly conflicted I watched this on my phone….



  17. tania larochelle on November 28, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    So stupid



  18. Anton Struzik on November 28, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    everybody searching for the meaning of life through a cell phone screen



  19. Manash Datta on November 28, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    hey you , don’t read the comments while watching the video .



  20. fclp67 on November 28, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    I got put into a mental hospital after being a terrible kid and there were no phones allowed and the fact is life without cellphones and with real people is amazing not always amazing but in general it’s amazing and I wish I had an environment where i could actually talk to someone for real ehh. People think that robots are technology going too far but turns out in the wrong hands cellphones are too much already.



  21. Mike Spain on November 28, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    Great video and oh so true. The problem is, few people will take your advice. Addiction comes in many forms, and smart phones are a huge problem.



  22. Frank DAngelo on November 28, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    Brilliant Simon. Thank you 🙂



  23. Maximiliano Rivera on November 28, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    Several years ago I made a decision, by and for myself: Not social media at all. No Instagram, no Facebook, no Twitter, no WhatsApp, no anything. I have a phone, and all my friends and family know this decision and, you know what? I feel good. I don’t have the necessity of check my phone. When my friends want to go out to chat, they just give me a call and that is it. Seriously, people. Is almost genuine freedom. And the funny part is I don’t lost anything important and have a lot of time to enjoy the world, chatting with others and never, ever had the feeling of I’m loosing something relevant. Just give a try. Free yourselves for a day and enjoy the most simple of the pleasures: to live



  24. Keith Hiew on November 28, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    I am a believer in taking pictures with your phone or camera when you go on holidays, but I believe even more strongly that the act of taking pictures should not overshadow the enjoyment of that holiday itself. If I were to stroll through a museum or a beautiful park, I can take one or two pictures for memories and THEN I want just enjoy the moments of actually LOOKING and STROLLING through the park or the museum… enjoying that place as it is.. and not whipping out the phone or the camera every two freaking seconds to take a picture and then pouting because I do not look good in some pictures. Caring too obsessively about taking pictures just spoils the whole experience of being THERE.



  25. Kevin Briggs on November 28, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    How is this guy so wise!? Incredible



  26. Jonathan Gaffin on November 28, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    Bravo Mr. Sinek !!!!! I teach middle school science in a city in the Northeast of America. I am the ONLY teacher (that I know of) who is against this over reliance, over indulgence & over use of "technology". I feel a little like your description of Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes. I’m the old school crackpot who is out of touch with "modern thinking". It seems the all the modern thinking is to dive headlong into all this flashing, beeping, noisy electronic stimulation. My supervisor insists that books at "old fashioned" & that no one wants them except the parents. The trend is to do labs (I teach science) virtually because its "so much better".

    I am very suspicious of all of this because of the neuroscience. The neuroscience which you cite & the adage nimble fingers make for nimble brains is born out in our school lab when the students are working together. It is known as cooperative learning. There is also the dilemma of relying on the technology when the power is out, it looses its charge & just won’t work ( the ghost in the machine). The of course there is the bling bling new modern what ever it is device that the sales rep eagerly demonstrates & gives you the wiz bang users tour of, hands you their card with the perfunctory "call me with any questions". Then the device sits & collects dust or is barely used because we cannot figure out how to use the thing. How did she get it to do this again? You call & of course "oh, they don’t work here anymore", if you can get through the automated, outsourced answering system. You may also get the useless advice "oh, you just have to play with it." No one has time to play with anything. Its supposed to work as advertised & it DOES NOT. Add to that the massive amount of blatantly WRONG information there is oh these devices or on virtual labs & you have an equation equaling an educational disaster.

    24 years ago the push was on to let students use calculators in first grade instead of having them do the math in their head because that’s the modern way top do things. My vice principal told me how "studies show" this was the right approach. I think this was about the same time that rote memorization of times tables was removed from classroom practice. So, we now have sixth grades who CANNOT multiply, divide, add & subtract. The cannot calculate percents, works with decimals & have NO idea of fractions. Many of them cannot do the operation even with the calculators. College students taking statistics are unsure of which number to divide into which to derive a percentage. Students don’t know how long it takes the Earth to make a full orbit of the Sun (the 1/4th of a day can even be overlooked). What are we doing to our young people with all of this technology??!!?!?

    We as a nation are spending a staggering amount of $$$ on education & getting a very poor return on our investment. A little greater than 1/3 of our nation’s 4th graders are on level in terms of reading & writing. It’s much lower for math. That’s what all this modern thinking & overuse of technology has wrought. As a result of the content of this talk, I now know I am not a crackpot. i will continue to use the "hands on/heads on approach as I teach.

    Thank you Mr. Sinek



  27. Kinda Alwardi on November 28, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    Does he have any evidence? If so what is it?



  28. Robin Kalbasi on November 28, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    I feel bad for his kids, they prob have their phones taken away at 1 pm



  29. plutoplatters on November 28, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    it’s beyond refreshing to know that SOMEONE KNOWS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  30. Dan Hammonds on November 28, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    I agree with everything he said, BUT please don’t interpret this as a blanket statement that the internet and phones are harmful. I have learned more from doing my own research online than I ever learned in school and University combined and have initiated many genuine friendships and relationships through online chat and texting. But like he said with alcohol, the key is moderation and sensible use.



  31. Rudra Biswas on November 28, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    Golden words !!!!



  32. Chayanka Kaushik on November 28, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    Indian schools are very strict about cell phones. My school breaks cell phone if they happen to catch one.



  33. Zarih Sundberg on November 28, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    At least smokers are social! 🙂 Funny. Yes we are.



  34. Lucid Lavender on November 28, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    Another one of the sad truths is that the minority of parents who basically did it right such as mine get "shamed". And have a child such as myself who want to communicate, interact, and base self worth on human interaction and long term achievement while others around want to sit on phones and are unwilling to be emotional open or have more than surface level relationships or to meet up and enjoy interaction with people spontaneously and focusing on each other. But instead would rather like Instagram photos and watch Netflix. It has proven very frustrating as my only good friend is a busy person and rightfully so being 11 years older than me (18 to 29).



  35. Aleks Ivanov on November 28, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    ESP anyone?



  36. A B-C on November 28, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    I gave up mobile phones 3 years ago: I am free. Our 14 yo has no mobile phone and he is free as well. Mobiles are not necessary but their use is addictive.



  37. Julie Baird on November 28, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    THANK YOU SIMON, EVERYTHING YOU SAID, IS SO TRUE.



  38. plutoplatters on November 28, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    over a decade ago… I made some calls to some people in their 20’s… if you texted it was ok…if you actually used the VOICE ?? ha…. talk about uptight !! and this was over 10 years ago.



  39. Ryan Jackson783 on November 28, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    Righttttt o



  40. Scott Bailey on November 28, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    A lot of people are missing his point. He’s saying you can carry a gun, you just can’t carry a gun in town!



  41. James Sheridan on November 28, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    Nice package Simon!



  42. Deri Brown on November 28, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    I can’t stand it when people come around to visit and it just seems like they just come round to my house to look into their phones. I switch the WiFi off an watch the panic! Sad.



  43. David on November 28, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    You don’t try to change people’s thinking to get the behavior you change their behavior to change their thinking.



  44. Nerd With Glasses on November 28, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    I feel like he’s tsrgeting social media more than cellphones themselves… and before you send me a stupid reply like "omg I bet you go on instagram everyday" I have to say that I agree about social media being addictive and that is why I’m staying away from it. Please send me a constructive argument if you beleive I’m wrong



  45. iflarnted on November 28, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    Guys inventing the cell phone. Guy 1: We’re going to make a fortune on this. Guy 2: How’s that? Guy 1: Who do we know that never shuts the hell up? Guy 2: We’re going to be gazzillionaires.



  46. B C on November 28, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Simon, I just discovered your channel and love it. I have a experience regarding cell phones. I live in Colorado and we have a summer log home for getaways/relax. The problem with some members of the family and invited guests is there is no phone signal and no internet. Well the first day arriving in the mountains is pure hell for a phone/internet junkie. The second day is better. And by the third day these people have not only forgotten about texting, Instagram, and facebook but they have become aware of the wildlife, with only the sounds of birds, deer, and the gentle breeze moving through the pines. They also learn how to communicate one on one with each other while enjoying a nice hike or sitting around a evening fire. It’s amazing.



  47. Jonathan Gaffin on November 28, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Dear Mr. Sinek,

    Why do you say there should be no internet in the classroom? I take this same position & feel like the lone wolf howling in the wilderness. Everyone around me insists that "technology" is the future & students should be using them. Is there data to reinforce this view point. By the way, Faraday cages that block cell signals are illegal. That’s why cell phones in prisons are such a problem. I teach in an urban middle school & would love to hear your reply when you have a moment.



  48. Daniel Natzke on November 28, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    The music at the very beginning is a stock background music selection one iMovie, I believe titled "Chelsea Soft"



  49. Dinda Lesmana on November 28, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    This is AMAZING



  50. Major Ramsey on November 28, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    My child’s elementary school uses a cell phone jammer to deal with this. I thought that was brilliant.