Should someone break a computer being used for the wrong reasons?

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    DaMoshe
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    Someone got a computer fully intending to use it for only proper things. But now, instead of doing that, this person is asking random people on the internet questions about the chinuch of his/her children, and halachic questions such as hilchos gezeilah! Should such a person break their own computer, so they will be more inclined to ask an actual Rav?

    #1038487
    👑RebYidd23
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    No. Breaking a computer is always wrong, as they can be sold on Ebay using a borrowed computer.

    #1038488
    Sam2
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    Destroying one’s own property is an Issur of Bal Tashchis. If a person’s property is causing them more harm than good (e.g. wasting too much time on the internet) then presumably it is Muttar for one to break their own property.

    #1038489
    👑RebYidd23
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    No, they can give it to me.

    #1038490
    popa_bar_abba
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    Destroying one’s own property is an Issur of Bal Tashchis.

    Especially if such property happens to be a tree near a city under siege.

    #1038492
    lamud vov tzadik
    Participant

    I once had iPod and broke it for the above reasons.

    #1038493
    Chortkov
    Participant

    Why break it if you can give it away?

    If the question was should one rid oneself of it, is “Obviously” not the correct answer?

    #1038494
    ari-free
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    I think the OP was just making a satire of another thread from a while ago

    #1038495
    Randomex
    Member

    ari-free:

    “I think the OP was just making a satire of another

    thread from a while ago”

    Obviously. I’ve started to think the bumper knows that perfectly well, and I think that’s starting to be obvious too.

    #1038496
    👑RebYidd23
    Participant

    Wasn’t there a satire of this one?

    #1038497
    vayoel moshe
    Member

    You can always sell it there’s no point to break in fact it might be assur to do so

    #1038498
    BTGuy
    Participant

    As of this posting, it reads you started this post about three months ago. By now the computer should be well on it’s way to being broken on it’s own accord.

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