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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:18 am    Post subject: 7 Reasons the 21st Century is Making You Miserable Reply with quote

I recently read a very interesting article about how modern age conformities kinda ruin people now. It discusses how many of the conveniences we have are really just great burdens, and it makes sense, too. There were not internet trolls back then, and people bonded because of people, not online communities.

Here it is.

It's certainly worth reading if you're into socialism, and it does bring up some debate-worthy contraversy, some of you will likely disagree, some may agree. Thoughts about this?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

None of the seven points were especially revelatory, but those pictures of the sad bear have depressed the hell out of me.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find the fact that electronic communication is destroying people's happiness is the essence of an article that was written by somebody who clearly spends far too much time on the internet rather amusing, actually.

And fuck me, that's a helluva sentence
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope this is staying on topic, but I notice that communication has been made easier through technology... theoretically.

In actual practice? I see that most of my real-world friends can't find the time to answer their e-mails. I won't even get started on their deplorable habits of not returning phone calls. (Some of them don't ever update their Facebook page, leading me to wonder why the hell they bothered to sign up in the first place.)

Over the years, I've formed some friendships with people in some online communities and have spoken with them over the phone. Haven't met any of them face-to-face, since they're all spread out across the U.S. (and a tiny handful scattered across the rest of the planet) Maybe someday I'll be able to meet some of them; I'd certainly look forward to it.

I don't mind that technology makes it easier to not deal with annoying people. Honestly, I don't run into them that often, but I would like to minimize the chances of each encounter.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, it's a David Wong article! Most depressing writer on Cracked. Best, too.

read his book you fuckers
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How dare someone not update their facebook page. The cheek!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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How dare someone not update their facebook page. The cheek!

Maybe someone cured them of their gay.
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Unlayer wrote:
How dare someone not update their facebook page. The cheek!

Hm. About the only thing I do is periodically change my status and lately even that has been just applying quotes from "The Tick" (e.g. "Ipsa thinks that gravity is a harsh mistress.").
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Come on spine! Work with me!
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My favorite is "Fire me, boy!"
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can any of you travel at the speed of dust?
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Pisa wrote:
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Pisa wrote:
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Come on spine! Work with me!

My favorite is "Fire me, boy!"
I always loved "Java devil, you are now my bitch!"
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hate broccoli, and yet, in a certain sense, I am broccoli.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Am Chin Ass Water wrote:
Unlayer wrote:
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Maybe someone cured them of their gay.


Good thing I didn't mention Twitter!

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