Question: There is this concept called a “Challenge”—a special type of video, where its creator demonstrates something and gives the task to others to repeat. For example, he douses himself with ice-cold water and says, “Repeat after me.” It can be smart, stupid, complex, and simple things.
This happens every day, and hundreds of millions of people around the world repeat it. Why do people like to follow after others?
Answer: I do not know if they like to follow after others, but it is our nature. We learn from others. This is our monkey nature—the primates we evolved from. In general, it is natural for a person to repeat after others since he is a social animal. There is nothing new in this.
In the end, this integrates us, brings us closer. In some ways, we begin to understand each other better. That is not bad. It depends on what we imitate.
Comment: There is a trend: do a good deed and put it on the Internet, show how you did it. Help someone.
My Response: That is a different story. Then I am all for it.
From KabTV’s “Kabbalah Express” 2/16/21