Originally posted by UnivoxSuperfuzz
I think you're being slightly pessimistic as to what some people are capable of. After all, we have the entire internet available to us to enlighten
ourselves. All it takes is time and thought. The internet generation has the capability to do pretty much anything if we all get on board.
I wouldn't argue with you about being pessimistic. Just depends on which side of the bed I wake up that day determines if I am optimistic or
pessimistic. It's never the same sadly.
However, I have been around the internet my whole life in one way or the other, and I am part of the generation where we had to use 2400 baud modems
to dial into BBS's. I have seen the beauty it can bring in education, but I have also seen the destruction it causes. I very well know first hand
of my personal experience what it has done to me, and what it has done to society as a whole.
The "time and thought" you talk about doesn't come easily. It takes countless hours of research, which therefor you are missing out on life. The
book of knowledge, or the book of life...that is one's own dilemma. Most won't understand the choice they have taken until it is too late to
change...either one is complex in it's own. It isn't like the Matrix where we can hook up and have the whole program downloaded into you in
You are right, the internet generation does have the ability to "do anything" if it is used for the common good, and not the destruction I have seen
it bring within ourselves, and our society. Remember the purpose of why the Internet was even invented in the first place, for the purpose of war.
When you say "we all get on board" that leads me to immediately think there is something behind it that one has to "get on board" with. That
takes out the individuality, and doesn't allow one to think for themselves. I am on board for sure, just with my plan, not the plan of another. I
also based my assumptions off of age. You can gain all the knowledge in the world at a young age, but much of it won't make sense to you, even when
you think it does, until you gain experience. Experience comes with age. Basic developmental psychology will explain that. I use to be a 20's year
old know it all, then I hit a point where I knew nothing, and now I am at a point where I hope I can learn enough.
The stuff I am reading comes from someone experienced, or someone that this was passed down to from experience. That only comes with age and
experience for whatever odd reason. Of course there are exceptions to this rule, but very few. For all I know this could be the writing of a
/b/ is honestly your best bet for this and it's pretty hard to come across to be honest. I've only come across two legit anon threads on /b/. Start
one yourself and they may come to you. Usually, they assemble news articles into .gifs or .jpgs and start posting away. These are their generalized
targets from what I've gathered.
I don't know what the /b/ thing stands for yet, but I have noticed this signature around. I am assuming it is an identifier to let people know they
are "on board," but I haven't looked into it's meaning yet. If you would like to share what it means, that would be great.
I don't want to make it sound like an age thing as one being better than the other, because we are all the same. There are some things you will hear
your whole life though which is, "one day you will understand..." and then you find yourself saying to others one day, "one day you will
understand." Either way, you hated hearing it, or you hated saying it...LOL Trust me, "one day you will understand" what I mean by that
As for starting anything myself so "they may come to me" it is not "I" that has to come to anyone. I wouldn't feel honored, or special because
they did such a thing. Nobody is above me or below me. We are all on the same level. If they want me to understand anything, then that is the way
it will always be. Gandhi taught me to never bow down to any man
We are all the same, just a different set of skills and/or experiences is all.
Besides, I haven't formulated enough of an opinion just yet as to this being anything that I would want to invite in. If you go into my history I
put up another post about this subject. I don't think I can cross thread here. You are, and in fact I encourage you, to come share your