In the News (The Grio): “An Algerian father was sentenced on Monday to two years in prison after he dangled his infant son out of the window to demand ‘likes’ on Facebook.
“According to the BBC, Facebook users were rightfully panicked and outraged when the unidentified father dangled his son out of the window in Algiers. He posted a picture of the precariously perched little boy along with the promise to ‘drop him’ if he didn’t get 1,000 likes.
Question: Where are we heading?
Answer: We have come to a state where we are no longer intimidated because receiving a thousand Likes has apparently become more important than sitting in prison. We are already dealing with egoism here that cannot be reined in.
We must understand that only the upper force can replace egoism with another opposite instinct, an instinct of bestowal and love, that will be acquired, new for us. Only in this way can we survive.
Question: If a person is paid 1,000 or 100,000 Likes for showing what love is, what bestowal is, could this change the world?
Answer: Yes. But if you turn to him as to an egoist, you will not be able to do anything. We need to connect together, gradually attracting the upper Light, the higher power. It can actually do this, which is how people will begin to be changed under its influence and then will stop sending “Likes.”
Question: So a desire to bestow and to love will appear in a person?
Answer: Inevitably, under the influence of the upper Light. How is it possible otherwise? After all, even today we are doing everything unwillingly. It does not matter whether you are a slave to this power or you are a slave to that power. Our only choice is under which power to be a slave.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 6/22/17