False ideas behind keeping yahoo group active
Nov 29, 2005 02:53 AM
by Anand Gholap
There is a general idea among group owners and members of yahoo
groups that if members are sending messages continuously, that group
is healthy and active. This is false because of many reasons.
I have seen many wise people who prefer to read some good
Theosophical book, instead of spending time on messaging in yahoo
groups. It is in the better interest of the person to study good
books on Theosophy. Daily participation in yahoo groups in
fruitless, circular discussion is insane.
Eldon Tucker who owns this group sends one message in a week. More
participation than that in yahoo group is unwise use of energy and
time according to him, whether he admits it or not. But same Eldon
Tucker will like other members to send messages daily, even if it is
unwise waste of time. He will call such group as active and will try
to keep it active whether it is wise or unwise use of members' time
and energy. Eldon Tucker is honest man. But he needs to understand
these points by thinking much about wisdom in our actions. Group
owners and members need to think much if their actions and wishes
are wise or not.
Healthy situation is one in which students of Theosophy spend much
time in studying good books on Theosophy and send message to group
if they need some help or information or they can provide some help
in study of Theosophy or information. Otherwise so called active
yahoo groups are place where people waste their valuable time and
energy, which they could spend in studying good books on Theosophy
and practically working to help others.
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