Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Uri's Party: A Lesson in Group Support

Part 1/3 (to see other parts of the article, click on the pages at the bottom)

by GYE, Momo, Uri (See all authors)

Yesterday Uri posted a last gasp of a drowning man:

I'm falling big time here.
This is my last call for help.
I have two tabs open now, one of them is GYE, the other...
I also have had enough of falling by myself. I have my finger on the phone waiting to call a girl which I know for certain will lead to *** tonight.
I don't even know why I'm posting.
I was feeling good a minute ago.
Now I feel low.
Uch

 

Uri immediately got a bunch of replies of support on the forum.

Battleworn posted: "YOU CAN'T POSSIBLY PUSH HASHEM OUT OF YOUR LIFE!!!! HE LOVES YOU AND CARES ABOUT YOU WAY WAY TO MUCH FOR THAT!!!"


After a few minutes, Uri replied:

Your posts just shook me up, especially Battleworn's comment that you can't push Hashem away. I feel like I've asked Hashem to leave the room, and now I'm alone. But Battleworn is right, that's not possible.

So I'm gonna take a break for a bit, but I'm not saying that I'm not gonna fall. I'm already into it. I'm just taking a break. That's it.

 

Meanwhile, some of Uri's dear friends, such as Battleworn, Struggle and Momo tried to call Uri by phone, but at first he wouldn't pick up. Finally he picked up the phone. It was Momo on the line.

Momo writes:

Ok, so I got through to Uri and I told him that I can't go back to work if he falls. We made a deal. He'll leave the room NOW and go for a walk to cool off if I go back to work.

A few minutes later Momo posts:

I just wanted to update everyone. Uri called me. He went for a walk (hurray, I'm proud of you Uri for taking my advice!).

His computer is off, and he's going to spend most of the afternoon/night in a very kosher place away from his computer, so he most likely won't be posting until tomorrow. So, don't worry if he doesn't post until tomorrow. He's doing alright.