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The new human programming epidemic.

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posted on Jan, 17 2020 @ 08:47 AM
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Ok. After just seeing someone here, casually use the extremely new phrase GOATs (Greatest of all times), I feel compelled to vent about my growing dislike of the new human programming.
The Internet, TV, media, influence over people has reached an unbelievable point.
It seems these days, no one is capable of individual thought. They are just passing around something they've seen or heard, on the many platforms.
I see it, hear it, but, I don't understand it.
A few examples, the only few I can think of, at the moment are:
Binge watching
Hot mess
Hot garbage
Hot minute,
(Yes, what's with the obsession with the word hot?)
The floss dance, seriously, it's everywhere.

Well, as an old-fashioned human, I don't get it. I know there is more, that I am forgetting, thankfully.
So am I alone? Am I Charlton Heston? Damned dirty apes? No phones ringing??

So. That's it.





posted on Jan, 17 2020 @ 08:54 AM
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a reply to: Jefferton

Lets put it in perspective.

In the 1920's things were "The cats pajamas" or "The bees knees".

In the 1960's everything was "Groovy".

In Rome, 2,000 years ago someone might have started, "hoc est valde grata est audire".



posted on Jan, 17 2020 @ 08:58 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Jefferton

Lets put it in perspective.

In the 1920's things were "The cats pajamas" or "The bees knees".

In the 1960's everything was "Groovy".

In Rome, 2,000 years ago someone might have started, "hoc est valde grata est audire".


You and your logic. Always poking holes in my non-logic.
I think it is more the rapid spread of social media, and "connected-ness" of it all, that is making it seem worse now. I see/hear these things constantly, and somehow feel immune to it.
Example:
A girl I work with, takes a photo of herself every morning, drinking her coffee. Just to put it somewhere online. I'm lost.



posted on Jan, 17 2020 @ 09:03 AM
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originally posted by: Jefferton
Example:
A girl I work with, takes a photo of herself every morning, drinking her coffee. Just to put it somewhere online. I'm lost.


Okay. That's stupid.

In earlier times she'd have been eaten by a bear or been married off to a land baron and would have had 15 children by the time she was 20.



posted on Jan, 17 2020 @ 09:04 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: Jefferton
Example:
A girl I work with, takes a photo of herself every morning, drinking her coffee. Just to put it somewhere online. I'm lost.


Okay. That's stupid.

In earlier times she'd have been eaten by a bear or been married off to a land baron and would have had 15 children by the time she was 20.


Right?! That's all I'm asking for.



posted on Jan, 17 2020 @ 09:13 AM
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Just to put it in perspective further, in the old days, the answer would be simple. You (Jefferton), are old, and out of touch. But, I see people older than me, passing this stuff around.
That's what's so confusing.



posted on Jan, 17 2020 @ 09:18 AM
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a reply to: Jefferton

My oldest son went through a phase where he wore his pants very low. Stupidly low.

So I did the same thing.

He soon stopped when he saw how stupid it looked.




posted on Jan, 17 2020 @ 09:19 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Jefferton

My oldest son went through a phase where he wore his pants very low. Stupidly low.

So I did the same thing.

He soon stopped when he saw how stupid it looked.




I completely believe that, and respect the move.



posted on Jan, 17 2020 @ 09:21 AM
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a reply to: Jefferton
According to an article I was reading only this morning, the new trend and buzzphrase for 2020 is "stepping back".
"Warning; readers born before 1965 may not recognise any of this, but, trust us, it's a thing and entirely normal if you are under 40." (yesterday's Daily Telegraph)


edit on 17-1-2020 by DISRAELI because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 17 2020 @ 09:23 AM
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Do you know what I like most about humans ?

Their dogs .



( I posted that on a forum a day or two ago. I hope it wasn’t this one ) lol
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posted on Jan, 17 2020 @ 09:26 AM
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a reply to: Fallingdown
Frederick the Great of Prussia (ruled 1740- 1786) says he posted it first.



posted on Jan, 17 2020 @ 09:28 AM
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originally posted by: DISRAELI
a reply to: Jefferton
According to an article I was reading only this morning, the new trend and buzzphrase for 2020 is "stepping back".
"Warning; readers born before 1965 may not recognise any of this, but, trust us, it's a thing and entirely normal if you are under 40."


I've only seen that recently describing Prince Harry and wife Meghan's exit.
Interesting.
There should be a database to keep this stuff documented.
Does anyone still use that word? Database. Is that still a thing?

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posted on Jan, 17 2020 @ 09:40 AM
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a reply to: Jefferton

I get it.
My absolute confusion watching an listening to people who are puddling around in inanities drives me wild. I rationalized that what they are doing isn't really activity, but pseudo-activity so they think they're doing something. But in the larger picture their just wasting time.

Usually to combat it I have to go find "smart books". Reading difficult material makes me forget that people are all wrapped up in selfies an meaningless drivel. And now I come off as a snob.
Which is inaccurate. I noticed by the time I was 14 that I was hopelessly not bright. My parents worked their butts off to go to an Ivy League college an when I needed help with homework it became abundantly clear I wasn't being exposed to actual higher learning.
I didn't know latin, I flopped spectacularly at math an no one could make a living at language arts so. Not snobby, just fighting the "stupids". Still...one book at a time.

I get hopelessly bored an disappointed most people are wasting their time an brain cells on meaningless crap.
But you can't give in to it.



posted on Jan, 17 2020 @ 09:47 AM
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a reply to: Caver78
See, I get that angle. Being an intellectual in this age, must be torture!
But, anyone who knows me around these parts, can 100% attest, that I couldn't be further from an intellectual.





posted on Jan, 17 2020 @ 09:56 AM
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a reply to: DISRAELI

Liked his dogs

Loved his hats.

Really didn’t care for him.



posted on Jan, 17 2020 @ 10:08 AM
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originally posted by: Jefferton
It seems these days, no one is capable of individual thought.


Except you?



posted on Jan, 17 2020 @ 10:14 AM
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I have noticed something that is really irksome to me. Everybody starts an explanation or an answer with the word, "so".



posted on Jan, 17 2020 @ 10:23 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Jefferton

My oldest son went through a phase where he wore his pants very low. Stupidly low.

So I did the same thing.

He soon stopped when he saw how stupid it looked.





I now have a legit excuse for drinking.

"No dear, it's not embarrassing or ridiculous to be naked on the roof with a viking helmet on.

I'm just teaching the boy how stupid Vikings fans look so he doesn't become one...."

Your inspiration keeps many of us going D.B., and I thank you.

You sir, are a scholar and a gentleman.

edit on 17-1-2020 by Notoneofyou because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 17 2020 @ 10:29 AM
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originally posted by: nerbot

originally posted by: Jefferton
It seems these days, no one is capable of individual thought.


Except you?

Well, I was hoping for more.

Did I tear you away from a flossing contest?



posted on Jan, 17 2020 @ 10:45 AM
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a reply to: Jefferton

There is. If something is a cool phrase and makes it into popular slang, Webster will add it to their dictionary after only a year or so now.

I find that part of it all sad. Dictionaries are supposed to be for enduring part of the language, not for trendy slang.



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