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One should appreciate solitude but not drift into solipsism, one should enjoy company but resist the mob; one should be steadfast but not stubborn, one should be open-minded but still have opinions; one should love the world but be ready for death.

Metta (loving kindness) meditation is the practice of loving oneself, people whom we’re fond of, neutral people, then people we find difficult. Social media encourages us to misunderstand difficult people, ignore neutral people, flatter those we’re fond of, and hate ourselves.