I agree with this.
However, just try to abandon Google. Apple is not a better solution, and the moment you have an android phone, Google starts collecting info (there are articles on how to hack your Android to make it Google free, but the world needs a Linux phone in the worst way.
And, it takes you about five searches on other search engines to realize that Google is really really REALLY good at what they do.
But, at some point, serious people are going to have to abandon these platforms, even if that means a cell phone that’s not smart, putting up with DuckDuckGo’s confused search results, and all the rest.