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Why can't I stop?!

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posted on Jul, 7 2004 @ 11:51 AM
Why can't I stop coming here? Why do I continuously return to ATS like a battered wife to an abusive husband?

When I come here I almost always end up pissed off and clicking away in disgust with my blood pressure no doubt a few points higher. The last few months, I have come to absolutely DESPISE most of the posters on this board. I've tried not to hate them and to respect their....views. But I've failed. I hate their stupid opinions, their (imagined) stupid, mewling voices, and their (also imagined) drooling, gape-mouthed faces!

I've said it before, I'll say it again: hate what ATS has become. From conspiracy/paranormal/offbeat site to a vicious, sometimes vile flame-war/politics board. Whole threads on (fill in political group) are idiots, whole threads on how they're going to torture people...god. I liken present-day ATS to a pristine white wall that has become stained by the feces flung by masses of stinking, screeching, violent, ignorant monkeys.

To give a visual representation of my thoughts:

Anyway, to my original point... Why do I keep coming back? I've tried everything....taking it out of my favorites list, trying to find another board, playing video games, etc. Nothing works. I keep coming back, sometimes subconsiously. I'll look up and for some reason I'll be staring at the ATS discussion board (no doubt with a topic list full of threads like "Libruls R dumb" and "Jesus hates Muslims" or "Terrorists threaten to strangle small kittens on video").

I suppose it's like some disease....some virus spreading through my body. I can't help myself. Maybe ATS is like a drug, I know it's bad for me, but I always have to get my daily fix.... Or maybe there's some small hope in the back of my mind that I'll see something...

[Edited on 7/7/2004 by Flinx]

posted on Jul, 7 2004 @ 11:54 AM
I do the same thing with the internet in general.

I think it actually counts as an addiction.

Its like a seperate reality, and its really hard to get away from it.

I would suggest you just sell the comp, what do you need it for? All that comes on it is little 0 and 1's. What has it ever REALLY given to you?

Now I want to throw my computer away lol

posted on Jul, 7 2004 @ 12:02 PM
Why can't you stop? For the same reason I can't stop smoking ganja : because you/I love it.

Admit it.

posted on Jul, 7 2004 @ 12:11 PM
Throw away my computer?! NEVER!!! I really start to go into withdrawal when I can't get on the net .
But yes, it's the net in general. There's poop flinging monkeys all over the place...

And maybe you're right M0rbid. Maybe I just like getting really, really pissed off. (sigh) There has to be some better way....

posted on Jul, 7 2004 @ 01:10 PM
Dude, just ignore the Mud Pit and other political forums, I don't see what's the problem.

(Unless you come here only for political discussions)

posted on Jul, 7 2004 @ 09:03 PM

Originally posted by m0rbid
Dude, just ignore the Mud Pit and other political forums, I don't see what's the problem.

(Unless you come here only for political discussions)

I tried that too. Problem is it spills over into the other forums...

posted on Jul, 7 2004 @ 09:28 PM
One of the best tracks off Wire's recent efforts (Read & Burn 01, Read & Burn 02 and Send) was In The Art Of Stopping.

In the Art of Stopping


Looped, played at the 12th fret:

A5 = x 12 14 14 x x
B5 = x 14 15 15 x x
C5 = x 15 17 17 x x
D5 = x 17 19 19 x x

Trust me
Believe me
It's all in the art of stopping.

There was once even a member at ATS by that name.

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