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I stopped paying attention to politics #2887964
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Hereís a highly annoying ďI got soberĒ speech and you should too

Not sure what it was. I think the Kavanaugh thing

I was kind of like, WTF is the point of all of this?

Itís like people have gone collectively nuts

I found it entertaining for a while- way too long really

Then all of a sudden, it wasnít

I liked how ridiculous trump was and how much he pissed people off

Then I was like, why does it matter that heís pissing people off? Shouldnít people ideally be not pissed off?

So I stopped reading about it. Stopped listening to NPR. I already didnít watch TV

I also already didnít talk to anyone about it outside of here

But oddly, when I started to stop caring, people started to want to have conversations with me about it

Like maybe I was putting out this aura of nonchalance

And I would just truthfully say, I have no idea

And everyone who Iíd say this too would smile as if Iíd said the exact right thing

But theyíd still give me their opinion and Iíd just say, thatís cool

And it is

Itís all fine

Itís sort of amazing how much people perceive this stuff to matter

Itís 99% noise

If youíre into it, thatís fine

But why are you into it?

Is it serving a purpose for you?

If itís just entertainment, is the amount of energy you spend being entertained worth the payoff?

Do you find yourself preemptively categorizing people into people who would agree with you vs those who would not?

Is that a fair exchange for some entertainment?

Now I just stare out of windows

Iím thinking about acquiring a few turtleneck sweaters

I may take a mixed race mistress

I already have a twin fin, so I think this all fits

Re: I stopped paying attention to politics [Re: BillyOcean] #2887966
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This is pretty much the only place I delve into politics. Its pure entertainment when I'm bored. Tweaking tweakers.


‚ÄúI always thank God I didn't go to film school because I would have learned that I couldn't be doing what I've been doing already.‚ÄĚ - Bruce Brown,
Re: I stopped paying attention to politics [Re: BillyOcean] #2887967
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A twin fin?

You people disgust me.

Re: I stopped paying attention to politics [Re: BillyOcean] #2887968
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For me it's entertainment.

All time spent here is wasted time and it's pathetic.

I wish I could block this part of the site.


Q: Secret aspiration?
A: Buy Pezman's mag and turn it into a piece of crap.
Re: I stopped paying attention to politics [Re: BillyOcean] #2887971
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I also donít care about sports

One drawback of not paying attention to sports and politics is that relating to people on a superficial level can be challenging

Re: I stopped paying attention to politics [Re: BillyOcean] #2887976
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Originally Posted By: BillyOcean
I also donít care about sports


Why watch when you can play?


Q: Secret aspiration?
A: Buy Pezman's mag and turn it into a piece of crap.
Re: I stopped paying attention to politics [Re: casa_mugrienta] #2887979
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Originally Posted By: casa_mugrienta
For me it's entertainment.

All time spent here is wasted time and it's pathetic.

I wish I could block this part of the site.

I've been weaning myself off

But its fun tweaking the tweakers

I missed you Billy


My entire existence is a failed gotcha
Re: I stopped paying attention to politics [Re: casa_mugrienta] #2887994
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Originally Posted By: casa_mugrienta
Originally Posted By: BillyOcean
I also donít care about sports


Why watch when you can play?


Right

But when youíre interacting with people you donít really know and you donít have the ability to talk about whatever game was on tv the night before, you have to be prepared to be perceived as a little weird

Luckily being gay is totally normal now, so I assume people just think Iím a closet homo

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Originally Posted By: ifallalot
Originally Posted By: casa_mugrienta
For me it's entertainment.

All time spent here is wasted time and it's pathetic.

I wish I could block this part of the site.

I've been weaning myself off

But its fun tweaking the tweakers

I missed you Billy


Homo.


"That's their respect for me... I got leid," Rabbit Kekai

"That's all it takes--one moment." Sponge
Re: I stopped paying attention to politics [Re: ifallalot] #2887996
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Originally Posted By: ifallalot
Originally Posted By: casa_mugrienta
For me it's entertainment.

All time spent here is wasted time and it's pathetic.

I wish I could block this part of the site.

I've been weaning myself off

But its fun tweaking the tweakers

I missed you Billy
cheers

Re: I stopped paying attention to politics [Re: BillyOcean] #2887997
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Originally Posted By: BillyOcean
Originally Posted By: casa_mugrienta
Originally Posted By: BillyOcean
I also donít care about sports


Why watch when you can play?


Right

But when youíre interacting with people you donít really know and you donít have the ability to talk about whatever game was on tv the night before, you have to be prepared to be perceived as a little weird

Luckily being gay is totally normal now, so I assume people just think Iím a closet homo


I just tell them I like sports but I don't have the attention span to watch.


Q: Secret aspiration?
A: Buy Pezman's mag and turn it into a piece of crap.
Re: I stopped paying attention to politics [Re: BillyOcean] #2888001
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Like I said, nobody ever really leaves this place.

Oh hai Billy. wave2

Welcome back to the cessmoshpit. toilet


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Have you tried the Foil page?


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Afoaf was worried about you

I wasn't


A threat response is a potent trigger for motivated reasoning.

"People who are right a lot listen a lot, and they change their mind a lot. . . . . They wake up and reanalyze things and change their mind. If you don't change your mind frequently, you're going to be wrong a lot."
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It makes sense that you would avoid the news. You were sensible to stop posting in the Politics forum.

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