Answer: The fact is that there are drugs and there are sedatives. They aren’t the same. If a person doesn’t become stupefied and he just needs to calm down in order to somehow conquer his egoism, then this is one thing.
However, if he uses drugs to disconnect from correcting himself and the world through himself, then this is different. One should feel the vague boundary between calming down and disconnection so there isn’t overkill.
Question: But the word “dependence” is present in both cases: one can be dependent on drugs or on social networks. But isn’t dependence on social networks less dangerous?
Answer: It doesn’t matter. A person is disconnecting from the true goal.
Remark: But the lofty ideal for social networks was that they would bind humanity.
My Comment: At first, that’s what we thought. But social networks, like everything else, are in the hands of egoists. And whatever humanity invents works to our detriment.
The initial ideas are always kind. The inventor himself thinks that he is giving a gift to humanity. But we see the outcome. And this is natural because in the end it is our egoism at work.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/24/17