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  • Pot-pourri Sunday IV

    I've tried twice to post some thoughts on Sunday today with no luck. I'll persist.

    I notice that various aspects of my life have been affected by social media. Facebook, for instance, has had an enormous affect upon me. Has it you?
    Barrett L. Dorko

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    I never use facebook, just don't like the fact it's collecting all sorts of info and it seems
    it has way to many biased users (for my likings)


    Marcel

    "Evolution is a tinkerer not an engineer" F.Jacob
    "Without imperfection neither you nor I would exist" Stephen Hawking

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    • #3
      Marcel,

      I acknowledge I'm addicted to several things, not all of them I'll reveal here, as if anyone would. Your ability to justify a LACK of Facebook following is something I admire. I admire not being addicted to some things. The nature of addiction itself is interesting to me. How addictive something is also interests me.

      "Observational" comedians are usually funny, but that depends upon their timing.

      The number of people "addicted" to social media is enormous. Watch what people are looking at in any waiting room.
      Barrett L. Dorko

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      • #4
        There was a news report about some looking at their phones (social media, probably) instead of for traffic. I laughed, but many things make me laugh.
        Barrett L. Dorko

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        • #5
          I find a rather weird interest in going through some of the silly trivia and exotic drama that FB fills itself with. But I get tired of the poor literacy that appears constantly and endless, provocative ads....but that is me. Rather fussy - and I think: Who really wants to know about what some girl is doing with her hair, her boyfriend, her dog, her nails??? but that is just me. It is, I think, a window into how people behave and communicate on line,I guess.......

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          • #6
            Barrett,

            Now you mention it, last week there was a "newsflash" about how sometimes in a political debate almost all politicians who should be listening were looking at their phones.
            This particular "addiction" to ones phone is not without danger, almost everywhere here people on bikes watch a phone, some have fatal accidents.





            Marcel

            "Evolution is a tinkerer not an engineer" F.Jacob
            "Without imperfection neither you nor I would exist" Stephen Hawking

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            • #7
              Marcel,

              There's got to be something funny in there somewhere. As is often said, "It's all fun and games until some one gets their eye put out."
              Barrett L. Dorko

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              • #8
                Cervical Cell-ulitis is lurking

                :

                cell-phone-addiction-spine-problems.jpg
                Marcel

                "Evolution is a tinkerer not an engineer" F.Jacob
                "Without imperfection neither you nor I would exist" Stephen Hawking

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                • #9
                  Marcel,

                  I thought of several funny lines. All of them terrible.
                  Barrett L. Dorko

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                  • #10
                    Perhaps Nari's comment above closely mimics the way humans talk. Social media commonly sounds like this.

                    No wonder it's addictive.
                    Barrett L. Dorko

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                    • #11
                      I've heard it said that marketers think two different ways of a product - "It's addictive, or it's addictive." The second is said with delight. True or apocryphal or not, what is addiction about?
                      Barrett L. Dorko

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                      • #12
                        Okay, I'll cop to two of my addictions - screens and writing. That's safe enough.

                        Anyone else?
                        Barrett L. Dorko

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                        • #13
                          what is addiction about?
                          Depending on what addiction you mean and in howfar it affects the so called "addictive" person.

                          In general I'd say it's about many things, like all (human) behavior when you "examine" it close enough the "multifaceted" nature that underpins it is extremely complicated.
                          Things like biology, psychology, culture and environment to name a few. Of course when you reffer to a "benign addiction" like writing I guess it's safe to say that, that is not an addiction.
                          Last edited by marcel; 13-11-2017, 02:41 PM.
                          Marcel

                          "Evolution is a tinkerer not an engineer" F.Jacob
                          "Without imperfection neither you nor I would exist" Stephen Hawking

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                          • #14
                            Marcel,

                            In your view, is any actual action toward the authentic expression of pain, by a fellow human being, justified by examination?
                            Barrett L. Dorko

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                            • #15
                              Barrett,

                              I don't think so, to justify any action is something different than trying to understand behavior.

                              In this older article "the brain on trial" https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2011/07/the-brain-on-trial/308520/
                              (it's a bit long but the first part about "C.Whitman and later on about parkinson patients who turned into pathological gamblers is illustrative; I hope) the author points at some interesting facts that highlight a difference in justifing (in this case abnormal) action and understanding through examination.
                              Marcel

                              "Evolution is a tinkerer not an engineer" F.Jacob
                              "Without imperfection neither you nor I would exist" Stephen Hawking

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                              • marcel
                                marcel commented
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                                I think with: "any action" you ment action that can be good/not so good or even worse.
                                Am I correct?
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