August 8th, 2001

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Had a funfunfunfunfun time atta Nightwalker (once I worked out what the heck was going on, when I did, oh it was funny....)

Lemme see now, got to run D&D wif much weirdness this Saturday for the first time in months dunno where all the character sheets are even.

I'm starting to wonder if there's something intrinsically wrong with society just now that so many "people" are disillusioned with it.

Might write more on this (as soon as people are no longer looking over my shoulder...)
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How annoying, i'm sure I made a post at 8:08 which was vaugly intresting and full of social commentry, but I can't find it no more.

Must have been my best post ever...

Anywho to summarise it, nuubermuinteraction is a "bad idea"(tm)

Really however, it went something like this;

Had a funfunfun time at nightwalker (once i'd figured out what was going on and more importantly why it was happening.)

Best starting thinking like an evil GamesMastery person to run D&D on Saturday, always "intresting"
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Ahhhhhhhhhh nutbunnies, it's all busted, I can see me livejournal entries but I can't.

Ref: LJ-Maintence

Houston, we have problems.
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Sociology 101

So, what exactly is wrong with society today?

I think it's attention, people observe that by acting in certain ways, performing certain actions they are able to gain a slight amount of attention.

Now whilst this seems perfectable acceptable; humans beings are by very nature socialites who need to interact with other human beings often with one or a few being the central focal point of the interaction.

However what we have now developed is a state of attention seeking, and it doesn't matter (as The Simpsons so well points out) "...it doesn't matter if it's good attention for say geting good grades or bad attention for say turning Homer here into a jack in the box"

The problem is that the situation is not improving, at younger and younger ages our awareness of how nice getting attention feels is improving whilst at increasingly younger ages our capability to actually recieve that attention is being reduced (mainly by becoming isolated instead of interacting in a social enviroment)

This is the cause, the effect is the increasing disillusion and almost disrespect for society that we can currently see on a global scale.

Ultimatly people need to feel wanted and that's simply not happening in an age which is becoming increasingly reliant on individuals rather then communities.

Solutions to this problem would appear to be present in interaction over the internet, this is however not the answer and in many cases only adds to the disillusion, invoking additional problems of Paranoia and in more severe situations Schizotypal and Dependent personality problems.

Have things always been this way and more importantly can and should we fix this?

It's obvious that the problems have only become so severe in more recent times however they have been with us since the first hermit found a nice quiet cave to live in.

Can we fix this? Yes, it will not happen overnight or even possibly within this generation but a concerted effort to drive people into having to interact with each other (simply by knowing the names of your neighbours and if they drink tea or coffee may be enogth) would be a first step.

Should we fix this? Is our issolational behaviour merely a reflection of where we go next as human beings?

I don't know, but I hope not and I think that we should make efforts to start resolving this problem.

What's the worst thing that could happen? We get to know our next door neighbour that little bit better, and that's never a bad thing.
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