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The Innovation of Loneliness
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The Innovation of Loneliness
Points out how collecting friends on facebook like stamps still leaves people feeling lonely in real life. How social media is about creating an endless stream of personal promotion presenting a desirable picture of who we are ...that once people connect with, we fail to live up to. And how people are now faking experiences so they can have something to share on their social media in a "I post, thus I am" mindset --shades of "We buy things we don't need with money we don't have to impress people we don't like."

"Alpha children wear grey. They work much harder than we do, because they're so frightfully clever. I'm awfully glad I'm a Beta, because I don't work so hard. And then we are much better than the Gammas and Deltas. Gammas are stupid. They all wear green, and Delta children wear khaki. Oh no, I don't want to play with Delta children. And Epsilons are still worse. They're too stupid to be able to read or write. Besides they wear black, which is such a beastly color. I'm so glad I'm a Beta."
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08-18-2013 11:25 PM
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RE: The Innovation of Loneliness
Reminds me of a news story I read this week

Quote:A study of young adults has concluded that the more people used Facebook, the worse they subsequently felt.

"On the surface, Facebook provides an invaluable resource for fulfilling the basic human need for social connection," said University of Michigan social psychologist Ethan Kross, lead author of the study.

"But rather than enhance well-being, we found that Facebook use predicts the opposite result - it undermines it."

Quote:"The more they used Facebook over two weeks, the more their life satisfaction levels declined over time."

In contrast, personal interactions led people to feel better over time, they noted.

Game/red pill article links

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08-18-2013 11:45 PM
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RE: The Innovation of Loneliness
I have thought about this in the past. I wrote about it in the following 'MGTOW' thread. So - I will 'cut and paste' my thoughts from there...

Quote:Many of us laugh at people who waste money on designer clothes and designer brands. Since wasting money to try and impress people is pretty pathetic.

Well - being the lazy nihilist that I am. I feel that trying to chase 'status' and impress people doesn't just stop at expensive clothes and expensive cars.

I feel alot of people who try and do 'cool' stuff (like travelling, music festivals, sporting events, museums, art galleries, surfing, snowboarding, sailing etc) are ultimately just doing it to try and impress others. Even if there is nobody watching them.

Somehow the act alone builds up their self-esteem enough to make it worthwhile. As if they are starring as an idealised version of themselves in a movie of their life.

Which is fine. But - it makes me laugh when 'cool' people think other people are 'uncool' for doing boring shit (in my case reading books and drinking bourbon). Since - whatever you may think of 'uncool' people - you can be sure they are doing what makes them truly happy. And with no ulterior motive.

Sorry - I'm not sure if the above makes sense to others. It is just something that occurs to me since my older brother is always tring to do stuff just for the sake of doing stuff.

And it often seems as well that people are more interested in the photos they will get for their Facebook page - than they are in the enjoyment they will get from the activity itself.
(This post was last modified: 08-19-2013 02:30 PM by cardguy.)
08-19-2013 02:29 PM
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