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Philosopher, nerd, wargamer

What is wrong with social networks?

 

It’s as if PC means “I lack the emotional maturity to deal with intelligent discourse so let’s not have any”

On Facebook someone created a page called “dogs suck” that is “for dog haters, not dog abusers” along with a picture from National lampoon magazine 30 some-odd years ago of a dog with a gun pointed to it’s head. Which due to public outcry has been changed to the image of a snarling dog.

The title prompted people to petition to ban the user, remove the page and some posting “dogs don’t suck, you do”

I’m not sure why the hysterical responses, but I would just remind people – it’s the Internet, don’t feed the trolls.

I get frustrated by the lack of thought in people’s actions and comments

I’m reminded of a quote by Thedore Sturgeon – 90% of anything is shit because 90% of everything is shit.

I’ll keep looking for the worthwhile 10%

Just my 2 cents

 

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Being an instigator

Check out the Tom Morkes website: http://tommorkes.com/

I really love his analogies of authority and instigator. That by being an instigator and challenging convention is the only way to achieve real success.

To be an instigator, to do things different is easier than you might think. First, practice thinking different – here’s an easy exercise: choose two very unalike things and begin to list ways they are alike.

For example: a chair and a cat. They both have four legs, they both help you relax, they both encourage you to have a lap (the chair when you sit on it; the cat when you want it to sit on you), they may be both organic (if the chair is wooden or such), the cat may like to sit in the chair, etc.

Practice doing things different. Change your schedule – do morning activities in the afternoon/evening and vice-versa. Rearrange the furniture. Cook a familiar recipe with different ingredients. Take a  a book, movie, tv show that didn’t end right. Write the correct ending yourself.

The more you do this, the easier it will get to find innovated solutions to common problems.

Just my two cents worth.

David K