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The airing of grievances..

Discussion in 'Games / Pics / Jokes / Stories' started by Vinayaka, Dec 5, 2019.

  1. dybmh

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    Same.

    The more I learn... the lonelier I feel sometimes... I'm not quite sure what to make of it... except that it makes it harder to "gel" with people.
     
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    It's great having you here. Your perspective is unique. And I think that makes it very valuable.
     
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    What's her name?
     
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    Destiny
     
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  5. Alone

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    Hahaha LOL, don't tell the evolutionists vs creationist crowd that though they might be offended! Hahaha
     
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    Anxiety, depression, heart disease, early death, drug abuse, obesity, and a host of other mental and physical health problems, some of them serious, are things you are at a higher risk for if you are chronically alone. Of course not everyone has the same needs, but we all need some sort of interaction at least occasionally.

    That's a rather unrealistic view of things.
     
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    Okay I'll give you anxiety and depression, but I'm basically healthy as an ox although I'm not the average human being or ape according to some people's opinion, I am 43 and basically been on my own since I was 14, so only two of the six that you mentioned and however many others you didn't mention apply that doesn't really say that it's unhealthy?
     
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    No. They wouldn't. We like to think we could, but at best, at the absolute best, we can end up living like Tom Hanks in Castaway, including developing the mentally that has you talking to an inanimate object just to have some sort of conversation and facet of socialization, just with something that has something that looks like a face. Better than that, it's probably not going to happen because there is no avoiding your mental state reaching a point where it has been ravaged, wrecked, and becomes significantly ill.
    Unfortunately, we are targets for many bad types because, until we've learned and maybe dealt with it, we just don't know or realize what's going on, or how to react. And even sometimes not perceive danger, and self-advocacy is also known for sometimes being a concern/issue.
    But, interestingly, reading studies looking at those born in the 90s--those digital natives who grew up with cell phones, computers, and the internet--are really struggling socially in ways that seem a bit similar to Asperger's. Fewer friends, fewer partners, fewer connections, and way more isolation than is healthy. One study I read (this year to keep it OP related) looking at those in their 20s even said they like staying in, they thinks it's a great thing staying in, and very largely by their poll think it's too much effort getting ready and actually going out. They'd rather stay in.
     
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    Well, saying "according to some people's" indicates you may not be as isolated as you think.
    But, if I must, I can post a wall of sources about how devastating chronic isolation is to our physical and mental health. Psychologically, a diet of isolation is just as bad is a diet of fast food is bad for our physical health.
     
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    Well..... I got those opinions from this website that does not make me interactive with people that makes me interactive with the internet?
     
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    Well, I can't really comment on your health status, but I know plenty of people who do believe they are healthy but they aren't. However, ultimately, your health is compromised by chronic isolation. You might as well deprive your body of vitamins and minerals. Or sleep. Socializing with others is something we need as a part of being healthy. So much that there is a strong link between our satisfaction with our relationships with others and our satisfaction with life that it appears we can accurately predict those who had satisfactory relationships with others will live longer. They're also far less likely to carry out suicide. And, overall, even if they aren't dying and looking back on life, those with positive and satisfactory relations with others tend to be in overall better health.
    Isolation just is not good for us.
     
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    Okay I totally understand what you're saying, but be careful cuz you're almost proving what I just said about not agreeing with people, I'm not agreeing with being alone is unhealthy, if you would like I could just say that I'm unhealthy even though I'm not, if that's what you would prefer, and to go a step further maybe I don't value life that much, so then it really wouldn't matter how long I live or not? Unhealthy and healthy people die, some sooner than others it really is not based on healthiness or not.?
     
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    People disagree. It's unrealistic for everyone to disagree and agree with everyone on everything. But that's doesn't really matter. Such as here, those of us in the farthest corners of the political/economic compass get along pretty well, even though there are obviously some pretty strong disagreements over certain things. But oh well.
    As I said, I can't comment on your health. Maybe you are just fine. Maybe your not and you don't realize it. What I do know are what numerous studies suggest. And they conclude, overall, that chronic isolation is a killer.
     
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    Yup me too, bud.

    I'm on the karma credit plan... and I'm deeply in debt. deeply.
     
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    Statistically speaking... connecting with people increases life expectancy. That's the research that I remember hearing about, I might be able to go dig up the actual published report on it... but it's still just statistics... that means... there will be outliers.
     
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    I was somehow not sure exactly how, able to dodge the bullets from the evolution versus creation forum and now I've been followed to this forum I was having a lot of fun oh, what happened, I'm not here to argue, hello.,....... Now instead of being called an ape, a Christian fundamentalist, and uneducated which I admitted, now my health is in question LOL!!!, (not that I actually care about my health anyways everybody dies sooner or later) about ready to take that one guy's advice, and get some warning pointe then Ican be banned (not that that's actually what I want) I've never been banned from anything but I guess there's a first time for everything!
     
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    It's just because they care... that's all. I think when people offer help or encourage medical intervention, it's because they do not see illness as negative. They see illness as normal.

    Does that help?
     
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    And you know from the conversations we have had I mean absolutely no disrespect, however if I do not value life then it doesn't matter, statistics are only relevant to those who put a value on their life right?
     
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    Right. You're an outlier. Statistics are meaningless.
     
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    I guess I'm just a little too sensitive is what it looks like LOL, sorry about that guys, according to my other post about purpose of life doesn't really matter if I'm isolated or not there really is no purpose anyways so what's the difference?
     
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