Manage your brain.
Whenever you get hooked on something, you’re controlled by dopamine—so-called “brain’s pleasure chemical.”
Many mammals—including rats, monkeys, and human beings—have the reward system in the brain. Once the system finds something pleasurable, it releases dopamine—the hormone that makes us happy and motivates us to keep doing that thing.
Keep posting on social media to get Likes. Go to the casino every weekend even though the house always wins. Keep playing mobile games to raise the level.
Regardless of whether these things are good or bad, we’re under control of the reward system while devoting ourselves to something. Once we know what stimulates our reward system and how the “brain’s pleasure chemical” works, it becomes a bit easier to avoid any kind of addictions or being brainwashed by someone else.