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    Your Daily Social Addiction

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    Very nice
    Guest
    Very nice

    Love it.
    So true

    That morning routine is ME
    Guest
    That morning routine is ME

    And it’s awful to see it in print. I should be ashamed of myself.
    Is this an addiction or is it life as we now know it?
    Anyone have an answer?

    100% emes
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    100% emes

    because I unfortunately do everything the author describes 🙁

    Impressed
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    Impressed

    Wow very well written and unfortunately %100 true..

    Wow
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    Wow

    This really describes me

    So true
    Guest
    So true

    And Thank G-D that’s why I’m not on any social media, whatsapp groups etc.

    Wow!
    Guest
    Wow!

    It’s like someone wrote down what my morning is.!!! This is so embarrassing!!! I really needed this!! Thank yo!!!

    Omg
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    Omg

    So true!!!!!!!!!!! Couldn’t agree more!!!!

    We need to detach from our phones!!
    Guest
    We need to detach from our phones!!

    So we can properly connect with our spouses and kids!! Me included!

    Yes!
    Guest
    Yes!

    We can now create a new whatsapp group – 8 of us!
    Wondering how much more will be next morning.

    Shabbos...
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    Shabbos...

    …is the biggest blessing possible, that we unplug from these addictions for 25 hours each week. Personally the second Shabbos is over I rush to turn my phone back on – I could never go without it for even a few hours during the week – Shabbos is the greatest gift, for our health and our sanity and our lives, the gift of disconnecting.

    Next month we have 3 3-day yom tovs, how incredible is it that we’re able to turn off the whatsapp, instagram, facebook, news updates, everything, for 72 full hours, and again and again. Ashreinu mah tov chelkeinu!

    don't forget, check COL live too
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    don't forget, check COL live too

    Who got married, what are the latest comments, did they post mine?

    And then we wonder why our kids, teens are not getting it,
    Guest
    And then we wonder why our kids, teens are not getting it,

    Why they arent getting yidishkeit. They cant function and have any self esteem or worth if they have this at a young age. Its hard on us their examples, bigger than us. How can they grow into fine normal humans when this is how their underdeveloped selves are living?

    change is good ?
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    change is good ?

    apparently, we choose to embrace technology instead of running away from it – as we have a COL Live and chabad.org, etc. I think also the overall challenge is also relative with basic mitzvah’s like yedias hashem, ahavas hashem, yiras hashem – let me explain: hundreds of years ago, we all know there was no TV, not even cars or airplanes, lighting must have been a challenge, perhaps basic plumbing, etc. How much more natural it might have been to be in awe of creation, which the Rambam suggests in the beggining of mishna torah (chapter 3 and 4) that… Read more »

    I like it
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    I like it

    At first I thought, here we go another article trying to micromanage peoples lives. But I ditched facebook a year ago because as great of a tool as it is to stay in touch and express emotions and opinions, it is more destructive than helpful. It’s changed us into people that view disagreement as judgment. Talking about judging has become the new fad, meaning we can’t disagree. it’s made us attack our fellow man instead of lift him up. It’s made it so we can’t truly view ourselves as accomplished, even when we deserve it. The best thing I did… Read more »

    So so true
    Guest
    So so true

    Describes me exactly. I believe it’s an addiction

    Lol
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    Lol

    Well written, too close to home. Write more!

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