Posted by: Upāsaka | 09/13/2019

In Praise of Facebook

Facebook in particular and social media, in general, have proven to be quite vexing for me. I find I get caught up quickly in opinions and views and an often left feeling worse than when I began scrolling. However, I have to say that Facebook is proving itself to be quite useful for one thing in particular: lavishing praise upon someone.

Most of the time the way I use it and see it used is to criticize, find fault and express outrage. But, every since I made the decision to try to praise someone once a day I have been taken with jitsu how easy it is to do. People are constantly shading their pain and triumphs on Facebook so what could be easier than taking a second to praise them? Not only is this a great way to cultivate mudita but is also a way to express vulnerability and create closer bonds. Thanks Facebook.


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