Does Facebook trigger social envy? Do you benchmark your happiness in life based on your social media friends? Does social media make you feel lonely and depressed, like everyone else might have a better life than you do? Attorney and entertainment journalist Raha Lewis explains how she stopped focusing on social media and built a true and loving network of real friends by putting this Baha’i teaching into practice: “Love manifests its reality in deeds, not only in words…”

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  • Thomas W. Yale
    May 13, 2017
    Every point you made in this talk is valid. We do need to return to a time before social media, when we put more emphasis on the substance of relationships and how our actions form and maintain them.
  • Criselda Figuerres
    Feb 21, 2017
    Great talk aga
    Great talk also.
  • Peteanna Sarponmaa Debrah
    Feb 16, 2017
    Thanks for this talk. It affirms all that I have been thinking about social media especially Facebook. I loved it