I did a dopamine fast because the internet told me to

Published 2023-03-12

All Comments (21)
  • yungjoemighty
    It is genuinely shocking that Drew didn't think to go outside his house once during a week long challenge to not use technology
  • zach smith
    I love how the concept of books never crossed Drew’s mind. He’s truly an honorary gen Z
  • greeny111
    As someone with adhd I can confirm, we do not need push notifications to do things, our brains already send us push notifications like “hey you should do the dishes” but we just forget by the time we’re done with our 30 second task we’re currently doing.
  • I actually learned a lot about having grit in my college prep class. A huge part of making goals is never to make them seem like you're avoiding anything. It's more about adding something new to your life. The human mind can't work on restrictions but it can work on new experiences. So if you want to be healthier for example don't make it about cutting out candy, make it about trying a new vegetable with your dinner meal. Sure, it might not be something you end up enjoying but supplementing out the old stuff by just trying something healthier for your brain or body is really what will encourage you to keep going.
  • Baby Via
    I laughed way too hard at the little moment after the calendar said to cut out filming
  • yo
    this guy can sure do something for a couple of days
  • leon as
    Using a wellbeing app to block other wellbeing apps was the most unexpected thing ever
  • Molly McHenry
    Honoring Drew's sacrifice, I shall embark on a Dopamine Binge
  • Alexa Otto
    as someone who was absolutely distracted by the subway surfers in the background, drew really got me with the “hey! don’t look at the tv, look at me”
  • TimeBucks
    love the cadence of Drew's jokes.
  • Okay but these new videos are weirdly comforting, like it's not just me but the majority of us feel attached to our phones and we've all acknowledged it's bad but we still feel helpless. Kinda motivational ngl
  • Rose
    I love that Instagram's algorithm concluded that because Drew kept buying everything they advertised to him, he must be going through something and needs mental health apps.
  • Auuuubs
    The way you're able to put these weird feelings into words is super validating
  • Isabella Wood
    I’m so glad you addressed the wellness app thing. As someone who has ADHD and struggles with remembering the most basic things and paying attention, I will admit that whenever I see ads for adhd specific apps I am tempted to download. They all promise a life that I desperately want; to not struggle with focus and memory as much. It’s always so disappointing to see that it’s really just people exploiting the very things those with ADHD struggle with.
  • Vanesa
    I love your videos talking about this kind of stuff that preys on neurodivergent people and their struggles. It's great to watch you try things ("dopamine fast") and make some insightful commentary in between all of the comedy. When you're desperate, no amount of money is too much money for some relief, and it's ridiculously overpriced and should be exposed for what it is.

    I also appreciate you didn't waste your money this time!
  • Alex Lee
    drew, I just want to remind you how much I love your content. No one else can teach me something new, make me laugh, put me in a better mood, and remind me that I have a problem, all in one video. Keep up the great work.
  • Adrianobritow
    Wow, the binge watching rant was spot on. The sense of community is definitely a big point in favor of HBO
  • Jason Glover
    The irony of me watching you go on a dopamine fast for my shot of instant dopamine is fascinating
  • Thank you for highlighting the predatory marketing towards adhd ppl. When you have adhd the best way to remember things is to externalize them. In my experience apps just set me up for subscriptions I forget about. Signs, post it notes, other people’s support or a box 😂 tend to work better.