November 21, 2018

FACEBOOK: Ten Questions for Self Reflection.

When people tell me that Facebook is a waste, I tell them “it depends on the operator.” 

In skilled hands a knife can save a life, but some use it to peel oranges. 

When Otis Redding sang “sitting by the dock of the bay” was he really “wasting time”?

In August, Mark Zuckerberg announced that one billion people used Facebook in a single day (and 1 in 7 people on Earth) to connect with their friends and family.  That means public posts echo through the world. 

In these days of awe, I suggest you use your Facebook page as a tool for self-reflection, as a source of soul searching.  You can scroll back through the past year, and look at the “memories” feature and ask yourself these questions:

1-  Nachman of Breslov:  “If you won't be better tomorrow than you are today, for what do you need tomorrow?”  Did you inch closer to the person you wish to become?

2-  Did you show anger, pettiness, and envy?  Were you unkind? 

3-  Were you grateful for your blessings?

4-  Who do you follow?  Do they bring out the qualities that you want to foster?

5-  Did you lose your sense of humor, of joy?

6-  Did you despair, give up hope?

7-  Are your views narrow?  Did you learn and expand?  Did you grow throughout the year?

8-  Do your circle of friends support who you want to become?

9-  Were you an effective communicator?  Did you inspire anyone?  Did you heal with your words or hurt?

10-  Did you make time to meet God?  Moses met God in a common bush in the desert.  Do you spend time looking for miracles among the mundane?

 

I hope you “like” this.