We generally do not feel that we are being manipulated through the Internet. However, there is constant monitoring of the sites we visit, our desires, and the spheres of our interests. Of course, we will still see how we can be manipulated and used via such a medium. It so happens with all of our conducts, which become used egoistically in order to advertise to us and lead us to places where we buy the products they offer us.
All such workings eventually lead us to realize the evil of our egoistic nature, and the need to change our egoism. If we change the ego, inverting it to its opposite altruistic form, then problems such as manipulation through the Internet, as well as a whirlpool of other problems we experience on personal, social, economic and ecological scales, will disappear as if they never existed.
We thus need to focus only on changing our nature from egoistic to altruistic, from a connection that is negative to one that is positive. Such a transformation is possible because we have the strength, the wisdom and the method to impact this change. This is a wisdom and method of connection, which has recently become revealed to the world, and through it, we can truly perform the required changes. Sooner or later humanity will reveal this wisdom and use it. However, we try to accelerate its expansion throughout humanity in order for the world to suffer less.
Based on a Q&A with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman on September 9, 2006. Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman.
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