Why blame social media?

Acharya Prashant
2 min readMay 30, 2020

The only thing that determines whether time, or money, or any other resource available to you is wasted, or properly utilized, is whether it aided your Liberation.

Anything that contributes to your Liberation, is a thing well-utilized.

Anything that impedes your Liberation, is a thing badly wasted.

If Facebook can contribute to your Liberation, Facebook is great. But if on Facebook, you are just adding to your nonsense, to your conditioning, then obviously it is very wasteful.

And the blame does not lie with Facebook, the blame lies with the use you are putting Facebook to.

Among you, there might be a few who might have found me on Facebook. Facebook is wonderful for them. Or, you could also access all kinds of trivia, and nonsense, and rubbish on Facebook.

You know what, social media is so addictive, so addictive, that half the volunteers of the foundation, are only watching YouTube for fourteen hours a day. Thank them for that, thank them for their addiction. Otherwise, these videos would not reach you.

Now, is YouTube good or bad?

It depends on what you are doing there. Half of the foundation, I repeat, is only watching YouTube fourteen hours a day. Is YouTube good or bad? Even as I say this, thousands are watching the videos on YouTube. Is YouTube good or bad?

Good or bad?
Depends on what you are using it for.
Depends therefore on who you are.

Now, remaining who you are, if you deactivate your Facebook account, that would still not help you.

Addicted to Facebook, you are a slave to all the content on Facebook that you watch. And if due to pressure from some quarters, you deactivate your Facebook account, then you are still a slave; slave to the direction from where the pressure came. Facebook might have gone, has your slavery gone?

Influence came from one direction, and you opened an account. Influence came from another direction, and you closed or suspended your account.

Have ‘you’ really changed?

Have you?

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