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 36yrs • M •
tVCrime is new to Captain Cynic and has less than 15 posts. New members have certain restrictions and must fill in CAPTCHAs to use various parts of the site.
How's it going?
Hey everybody; I'm a philosophy major at UB. It's really apparent that my facebook is not a very good place to find intelligent conversations. There are too many people using it as a platform for talking out of their ass, and perhaps I'm just as guilty of it myself. gawd forbid I cause anyone to have their sensibilities offended, or question the things on which they base their entire lives.
That aside; I'd just like to say hello. And hello.

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 32yrs • M •
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Hey tVCrime. Good to see you here. I'm sort of new too, but yeah, lots of topics to just run your brain against so I like it.

Twitter/Facebook and a lot of other stuff is getting more and more fake. Even the term "keeping it real" has no "real" meaning most of the time, but that's "really" where the brain flourishes I think.

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 36yrs • M •
tVCrime is new to Captain Cynic and has less than 15 posts. New members have certain restrictions and must fill in CAPTCHAs to use various parts of the site.
Thanks for the reply! I was never aware of the phrase "keeping it real" ever having any meaning in the first place; other than being a way of somebody saying "I like what I like because what I like is good, and you should like what I like too because anything I don't like is bad." The big social media outlets are pretty phony though. They're more geared toward selling sh*t for companies while allowing people to either show their wishful best or actual worst possible selves to everyone they've ever met. I just need that last push that provides the impetus for me to just delete the f***ing page and be a human again.

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 32yrs • M •
A CTL of 1 means that Sreru is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
Too hard sometimes - its like an addiction, to stay connected, social.

But I think people will/are slowly starting to feel that vacuum, where no matter how many happy pictures you have up, and no matter how many people are sending you links and likes, in the end, feeling shit about yourself starts to remain in view and then you look for something more meaningful.

LIke, there are no REAL answers to life's problems out there. If you are lonely, or horny, or gay, or a pedophile, or in jail, or poor, or depressed... there are no real answers. It's watch bullshit on tv, take bullshit pills... all ignore ignore ignore.

Can't go on.

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 36yrs • M •
tVCrime is new to Captain Cynic and has less than 15 posts. New members have certain restrictions and must fill in CAPTCHAs to use various parts of the site.
This is true. You've got to hand to Orwell. He really saw something happening to us as a species. I think we'll collectively be able to break the addiction if we realize that this isn't being connected to others in a truly meaningful way, and that the solutions to our big problems aren't to be found in a bottle, and certainly not in letting the big boys continue to do our thinking for us. I think that's what got us here in the first place; which is why these are really big ifs because these companies keep adding new bells and whistles to the wares keeping us locked in at all times. I upgrade, therefore I am.

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