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We are perfecting the art of loneliness .

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If it wasn’t for me, I’d be

If it wasn’t for me, I’d be lonely.

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

I am an aristocrat. I love liberty; I hate equality. - John Randolph of Roanoke

I totally agree with the point of this video,

I just don't like how it says that modern society promotes individualism. When it actually doesn't, b/c modern society does not promote that people should do what they actually want to do in life. It's not individualism that we're experiencing with our addiction to the internet, it's in fact the opposite, that most people are pretty much the same, by conforming to society's standards (which narrows the complexity of existence).

But hey, I'm just nitpicking, heh.

I am Ron Paul

thanks for posting, Dex

You are the spiritual guide of the DP.

So, social networks increase loneliness. I would add that they also decrease solitude.

“Although it was the middle of winter, I finally realized that, within me, summer was inextinguishable.” — Albert Camus

Interesting

The internet has changed humanity. And it looks like its not done yet!

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

Back in the day

we called it, 'navel gazing'.

another like share twitter wait no don't

Still pretty much of a non participant in social media. I integrate these features into websites for clients that seem to detest them every bit as much as I do. It's kind of amusing to watch a generation reared on this media reacting against it by using it.

So where's this going? A "Great Unfriending" where prognosticators of this message unfriend and cease communications to their vast audiences and continue to pump out viral media they insist shouldn't go beyond their "real" friends on facebook, twitter, snapchat, etc? Ultimate success might then be measured when nobody looks at their media or paradoxically do we mean only those they DON'T legitimately know and for the sake of the preservation of the "real" aspect, DON'T WANT TO KNOW?

There is always the chance that Smudge is being too simplistic but am I missing something to point out the joke of using social media to dismantle social media? Or is it too mundane to consider walking out the door while simultanously leaving your device behind?

There is nothing strange about having a bar of soap in your right pocket, it's just what's happening.

Very good

I want to be a part of that revolution you speak of....Let me put that on my Facebook status....

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

Being alone

does not equate to loneliness.

Our "friend" obsessed society will be the ruin of many.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

egapele's picture

I'm a loner and always will be

yet have no problem making friends. I like people and they like me.

Alone time is nothing to be ashamed of!

Totally opposite to my intentions

I love alone time.
Being alone isn't lonely.
It's solitude.

But I get it.

And I get that the culture is sick and perverted in this sense of fake connection with other fakers.

Michael Nystrom's picture

That was great Dex

This is what I'm watching now - it was suggested in yours.


http://youtu.be/t7Xr3AsBEK4

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

The part of her speech about

The part of her speech about robots being companions made me think of the movie Bicentennial Man. A really good movie, but probably not so good to think that one day our final companions might be robots.

The DP is a great example of connections being made online, but it is way more than how she describes connections replacing conversation. Because here at the DP I think we have conversations that result in deeper connections. Besides, would the Ron Paul Revolution even have happened without Internet communications?

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Michael Nystrom's picture

She was way ahead of the curve

2012 - this was made.

She was

"Being alone feels like a problem that needs to be solved, so they turn to connecting"

A drug. A drug without substance.

"I share, therefore I am."

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Wow. This is intense.

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

Woah

My wife asked me to watch that one and I didn't take her up on it. Wait till I tell her it was suggested by you, she might hit me over the head with a pot.

Thanks Michael, pushing play now........

DEX

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

Michael Nystrom's picture

Yeah Dex, you better not tell her it was me

You'll only get in trouble. I know what its like: "You don't listen to me, but you listen to your friends on the Daily Paul when they say the exact same thing! Hmmph!"

Better just tell her you took her up on her offer and what a genius she is ;)

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

I'm so glad shes not reading this

I would lose my internet privilege....

I'm also glad it's not just me.

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.