I myself have been someone who thinks (and continues to) that technology often takes away our happiness - have shared an article on that before too.
This was an interesting conflicting point of view. We bring our own insecurities to the technology (or the lack of them) and our usage and emotions thereafter are but a reflection of them.
Personally - it helps me understand that I must look internally to wade through what’s making me unhappy.
Professionally - helps me realise how I can build products that combat insecurities, helping a user feel happier on using my product.
Read this. All the best with your demons.