Are You an Idiot if You Use Social Media?

Are You an Idiot if You Use Social Media?

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I have no quarrel with people who don’t participate in social media. It’s not for everyone.

I do, however, have a problem with someone who eschews social media and then accuses others of being mental midgets for not doing the same.

You probably know who I’m talking about.

You guessed it: The Maestro. The very same fellow who has lambasted the following groups simply because he is not a member of their club:

  1. Lawyers.
  2. CPAs.
  3. IRS Enrolled Agents
  4. People who use tax software programs.
  5. People who think businesses should incorporate.
  6. People who watch reality T.V.

Robert Flach is one of those sad souls who believe that God whispered in his ear how everyone else should live their lives.

Psychological Analysis:

  • Mr. Flach is unwilling to make the effort to learn social media.
  • He feels guilty about this.
  • In order to assuage his guilt, he deludes himself that the reason he is not learning social media is because it is useless and unworthy of the effort.
  • Because he has convinced himself that social media is unworthy of his effort, he must conclude that anyone who has made the effort to learn social media is a fool who has wasted his time.

P.S. The above analysis applies also to Mr. Flach’s repeated denigration of anyone in possession of a professional designation he does not have. Which, by the way, is any professional designation.

About Peter Pappas

Peter is a tax attorney and certified public acccountant with over 20 years experience helping taxpayers resolve their IRS and state tax problems.

He has represented thousands of taxpayers who have been experiencing difficulty dealing with the Internal Revenue Service or State tax officials.

He is a member of the American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants, the Florida Bar Association and The Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court, the United States Supreme Court, U.S. District Courts - Middle District of Florida


  1. Like you said, social media isn’t for everyone. But how can Mr. Flach argue that social media hasn’t done great things for many businesses? And if nothing else, social media can be a geat outlet for opinions and conversation.

  2. Cate,

    Thanks for visiting and thanks for your comment.

    Mr. Flach disapproves of just about everything of which he is not a part.

  3. There are many people that just are very critical & judgmental of everything that does not fall into their narrow minds. For me their negativeness is a sign of their own insecurity,lack of courage & they usually envy the rest of the world.