posted on Sep, 20 2016 @ 08:30 AM
originally posted by: imsoconfused
originally posted by: NobodiesNormal
a reply to: imsoconfused
spoilers arent bad.
I dont buy it. When I record a sooners game because I am at work and get told the outcome before I head home I wont even watch the game.
Well at least it is no where near as good when I know the outcome.
ive always had the opposite approach encouraging spoilers and enjoying discussion of things i intend to see even if it reveals surprises, for me it
does enhance my enjoyment because its almost like seeing something a second time without actually having to spend the time watching it a second time,
i get to analyze it in greater depth, knowing the outcome allows me to better understand the mechanics at play to bring about that outcome,
its like when you watch something a second time and notice details you didnt notice before, that happens for me when something is "spoiled" i notice
details i would not have noticed had i not been given foreknowledge, i enjoy it. a spoiler has never negatively effected my enjoyment of anything, and
i have never tried to avoid them, quite the opposite, whenever "spoiling" comes up in convo or online i pursue it.
i think it really is just a matter of convincing yourself it must ruin things and believing it without having any real reason to.
i never fear knowledge, i have faith in myself that i will never regret any knowledge in any form for any subject,
the order its received is less important then people assume it to be.
i think my first experience with this, was in 4th grade we were assigned in class to read "Where the Red Fern Grows" and after the first couple
chapters i skipped to the end and learned the two dogs died, i skipped because i was getting bored of the book, after learning the ending i got more
interested in the book and went back to where i left off and continued reading with renewed interest, that experience is where i learned spoilers
like Christenfeld a UC San Diego professor of social psychology said “Monet’s paintings aren’t really about water lilies"
or another way, a sooners game is not about the outcome
edit on 20-9-2016 by NobodiesNormal because: (no reason given)