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@yungermans If you ask someone why they bought the magazine, I agree. But when they’re actually reading, I find that assumption somewhat naive. But if it were true and ads are ignored, then ein hacha nami.
@anonymous-jew It would be silly to complain about how something affects me over which I have control. My intention is obviously to point out that these publications are causing others to sin. Just because that’s what makes them money, doesn’t mean it’s proper to do.
@commonsaychel “In 10 days from now Donald J Trump will be as relevant as James Earl Carter, why is everyone so worked up?”
Thanks for sharing
Does there run a risk of the needle getting too close to the spine?
I found it very easy to install. They offer what’s called a “blacklist” and a “whitelist”, for completely blocking or allowing specific websites, and categories that could be allowed or blocked as well (e.g. News, Sports, Entertainment, etc.)
As for within YouTube, there are no customization options with the free version, only with the paid, premium version. You can allow or completely block the site.
In the spirit of Shovavim, I have been using the free version of Qustodio’s filter for some time now, and they seem to be a solid choice for Windows.
I’m beginning to notice that it’s hard to construct anything about any personality on the internet based on what they write. (Such as troll/not, smart/not, age, etc.)
If anything, trying too hard kind of messes with you. Too many possibilities. And often too hard to guess tone in plain writing.
I recently discussed the issue with my Rebbi, and his angle was that more important than actual venting is feeling you have who to vent to.
I did point out in the discussion that practically this relationship can still only exist if you actually are allowed to vent once in a while.
I realize I did not properly word the question. The main point wasn’t really about lashon hara.
It’s only that I see the potential for someone to take the message of “there’s a commandment to be positive” to mean they’re not allowed to feel otherwise and are bad for feeling that way, leading to a superficial smile and unhealthy suppression for the sake of doing what they think is right.
“One thing is certain however. Not only is venting Loshon Hora online not permitted doing so has a terribly destructive personal effect on the people who do so.”
I don’t understand the relevance of this. I never implied that I believed a possible solution was to vent lashon hara online.
“Say the question in the OP…”
Fair point. They may not be living according to an ideal, but at least they have the opportunity to live with a fair amount of expression without taking it to an extreme. But to me it sounds like our ideal leaves no wiggle room whatsoever in the area of negative expression.
This should be satire. The irony that you’re only being an example of my very point, and the first one to comment on this topic. Bravo.
I know the question was emotionally tinged, as it was partially an emotional question. But I’m also genuinely curious for an authentic Torah perspective. It can’t get more Toiradige than that.December 25, 2022 1:56 am at 1:56 am in reply to: Frum LinkedIn Users with He/Him or She/Her in their profile? #2151250
I think that what MDG means is that, at the end of the day, the whole purpose of this political movement, with all its details and hangups, is to legitimatize certain immoral behaviors in society. Not that those details themselves are intrinsically immoral.
“There is no such thing as more bechira or less. It is a yes or no question.”
“It may be harder for some people to choose right over wrong but that does not mean more or less bechira.”
To my understanding, bechira is the ability to choose between right and wrong, so this seems to be contradictory. Right and wrong might be different depending on a person’s level, but shouldn’t true bechira be an even pull in both directions?
To try answering the first question, maybe people realize that sometimes giving attention to those who crave it may create a pattern of emotional dependency where they keep coming back to you for more in desperation. Like that friend that always makes the joke and immediately looks at you to see your reaction. Not everyone enjoys that.
Similarly, many people may not want to even give a loan if the person will keep coming to borrow more.