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October 20, 2007
January 28, 2008 4:06 PM
Groups help assuage loneliness. This is the disease of our time. But groups are not the answer because too many people are still left out. If one can find a group, then your chance of longevity is greatly increased. Loneliness is a killer
October 26, 2007 2:27 PM
Your JTube clips move my heart. Keep your line.
October 24, 2007 2:41 PM
Sinicism and synchronicity
Groups? They leave a lot to be desired. Peer pressure, addictive behaviors, drugs, alcohol, sex, gangs, and violence. We need them only for one reason... to continue the species, and, oh yeah, to practice relationships for when we need to do it for real with the Big Guy...
October 24, 2007 1:01 PM
There is an old saying to the effect that "there is safety in numbers." This appears apt to the occasion, too - even if in this case the notion backfired!
October 23, 2007 8:44 PM
In my AP Psych class, we've just been learning about how people involved in social networking deal with stress better and live longer. It is important to be really close to Hashem, but that does NOT make humans and your relationships with them any less important. Friends are really imporant for moral support and for an objective view of oneself. For example, according to many commentaries, Nadav and Avihu wouldn't have sinned if they had discussed with each other what they were doing first. Discussing our goals with others helps us prioritize and work on ourselves and strengthens us that we don't have to do it on our own- we have plenty of help!
October 23, 2007 1:45 PM
How many of us have been unsure of ourselves or our thoughts, until we join a group - social, business or otherwise. So often, our "membership" in a group helps us to validate our thoughts, right, wrong, moral or immoral. We look for the social network that helps us to believe that our actions are the right ones.
October 22, 2007 5:14 PM
Being in a group makes us feel emotionally satisfied, safe, loved and all that good stuff. It gives more purpose to our lives and adds flavor to the drudgery of loneliness.
Marina Rivera del Aguila,
October 22, 2007 11:11 AM
Need for HaShem!
I am 77 and live really close to my Lord. Therefore, other humans are not so important and I feel free, not needing to please others.
October 22, 2007 3:11 AM
my 2 cents...please give the change to charity
well, i guess the obvious answer is that's how G-d created us. if we were meant to be solitary creatures, we would be. i know i'm being simplistic here, but i know i dont' like being an outcast.
October 21, 2007 7:22 PM
Introverts and extroverts in groups
Groups all depend on inclusion or exclusiveness. It's a matter of being active in a group that will determine whether one is an introvert or and extrovert. Introverts are shy, and if such a group is inclusive enough, one will say, "you've been quiet." Extroverts are more outgoing and friendly with the groups they are involved with. It's a matter of social atmosphere and one's openness...As for this week's Jewlarious clip, it appears to symbolize the survival of the Jewish people when Earl joined the old men's group. Thus, whatever doesn't kill us can only make us stronger, wiser, and smarter.
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