Broken clockEven broken clock shows correct time twice or once based on 12hrs or 24hrs settings.
If broken clocks are not removed, they will hide the working clock and you will never know the correct time.
Social media has far too many broken clocks.
Distorted TheoriesOne King was ill and he sent his representative to collect medicine from hermit who is away from city for 100 Rs. Representative conveyed to his assistant and to his assistant and so on. Finally last person, collector went and collected medicine.
Hermit gave him small container with one spoon of medicine. Hermit told the collector that medicine is rare and it will be ineffective if diluted. Collector, kept half spoon for his use and added water to make it one spoon. Every one in the chain did the same.
After changing hands 4 times, the medicine is 1/16th strong and King did not get cured. Hermit was punished and he discontinued his medicine.
Scientific method consists of certain steps such as Observation, Experiment, Measurement, and Modeling/Hypothesis. Ancient scientists and great men developed models and theories, which will be useful for future.
Many of the popular ancient texts was based upon the poet authors, who were not scientists or cosmologist. They were primarily writers and story tellers, who take information from SCIENTIFIC NOTES and distort/exagerate/modify to make it interesting. This story development process continues by their followers, to expand their business. Original scientific material is lost.
Some information from their writings and stories, does more damage than good.
Social MediaSocial Media is a very useful tool, if used with care. It can create problems also (Necessary evil).
Coming to social media messages, 95% are false and fake. 4% are irrrelevant. 1% are very good and helpful. But 99% prevents 1% useful messages.
(1) False and Untruths travel and mutiply, much faster than truth.
(2) Wrong messages are much much stronger than correct ones, and supported by every one.
(3) People tend to believe/appreciate false news and exagerated stories. That is how entertainment industry is very successful.
(4) Creating fear and circulating myths among people, help many to become rich and powerful. Calamity makes many people to acquire wealth. Rulers survive because of non-existing created enemy.
(5) Some warning messages are: "Crying wolf, when there is no wolf". When there is real wolf, no one will take warning seriously.
This tale was told by one of preachers in my young days. Dead saints (or great personalities) are more valuable than living saints.
To start an organization or monastery, what is required is business acumen and need for product/services. Others are all secondary and not very important.
All products come with disclimer calause, "Sellers/Manufacturers are not responsible for any problems and issues arising out of usinng the product". Even company employees may not use that product.
More than 50% of the money you pay for any goods and services, goes for advertising. Celebrities/entertainers advertise for products they do not use or even heard about it. For money they act or say some thing. Many times even the voice can be borrowed voice.
Successful products in the market may be worst product made. Best products are out of market, because consumers are foolish to go for show/glamour, rather than for quality
For one $ jam bottle you buy, cost of jam inside is one cent (1%).
"India has to be rich to keep Gandhi poor". Sarojini Naidu, then president of the Indian National Congress, famously remarked about Gandhi that "it costs a lot of money to keep this man in poverty." Once when I was traveling by 2Tier AC from Madurai to Madras, local leader/politician joined in Trichy. He (friend of poor) travels by 2nd class and taking tea with his supporters. One carriage is required exclusively for his supporters. 6 trains have to be delayed for 3 hours, wasting time for thousands of working people. Though he travels by 2nd class, cost to India is may be a million for one night. Even a chartered luxury business aircrft will cost less than 10%. They are like actors/actresses acting like poor.
Monk (Sanyasi/religious head) life style may be 100 times costlier than any professional like you and me. Special uniform or Saffron dress for sanyasi is 10 time the price of our track pant and T shirt. If I had to go to travel, I may go by business class ticket and do work and visit temples also in a short time. I can just have bread toast and simple food. For the same, if a monk goes, lot of his servants have to go. He needs special food. Cook/porter/barber and etc have to go. There will be lot of show business. Real cost will be more than 100 times. But he is a poor monk, who has given up everything.
Solution for getting peace of mind, "Money is evil. Please give me all your money and You can have peace".
Missionnaries went to under developed countries like Africa. Natives lost their land and wealth, in turn got copies of scriptures for better next or after life.
World population: 7.8 Billion (2020) Assume we all have 200 contacts in average (1st level). Each of our contact has 100 contacts not in our 1 st level list. So, through our contacts, you have 200*100 new contacts. Each level contacts are increased by 100 times So total contacts = 200 + (200*100) + (200*100*100) Level 1: 200 Level 2: 20,200 Level 3: 2,020,000 Level 4: 202,000,000 Level 5: 20,200,000,000 (more than 20 billion) Level 6: 2,020,000,000,000 Level 7: 202,000,000,000,000 We all know, the whole world with in 5th level contacts. This is the very very minimum case scenerio. Including relatives and friends, we know more than 1000 people. Level 1: 1,000 Level 2: 501,000 Level 3: 250,500,000 Level 4: 125,250,000,000 (more than 125 billion) Practically we know the whole world in 4th level contacts, large percentage by 3rd level itself. This is the concept used by all social media websites to generate advertising revenue. If we have more contact data, they get more revenue. Companies pay more than 25% of product cost for advertising. So you pay social media web sites, 1$, for every 5$ drink or food you buy. Politicians employ people with large contacts to spread favourable news. Another Inference: Do not worry about what others say in social media. All fake and rumours are spread by people with more contacts to their large contacts. Billion/Trillion trash messages can be created with in a day.