The author reflects on their addiction to social media, despite the negative impact of being constantly exposed to manufactured outrage and the fear of missing out. They suggest that muting people and groups is a healthier alternative to unfriending, blocking, or leaving a group chat, as it avoids potential conflicts and real-world consequences. The beauty of muting is that the people you mute do not know you muted them. The author provides step-by-step instructions on how to mute people on Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, Instagram, LinkedIn, and WhatsApp. They also explain how to control who sees your posts and how to tidy up your social media accounts.