Zen Soapbox

Have you ever been scrolling through Facebook and found yourself wondering, “Why on earth am I doing this?”

Have you ever wondered what you would do if you had back all the hours you lost on Facebook?

Now, let me say right up front that this post is not intended to criticize or vilify Facebook or its users in any way. Chances are, if you are reading this post, you got here via Facebook. Facebook is a fine medium for interaction between people who may or may not interact otherwise, or who want to share their lives with their friends and family. But it is also something that can be a drain on the mind and the soul—a hole down which we can sink many hours that could be spent doing something more worthwhile.

It can also be an opportunity to practice compassion.

When I first created my Facebook account…

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