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Have you ever thought about giving up the internet and if so why?
This might just be me, but I am finding that I am not enjoying the internet as much as I once did. Various websites I once enjoyed just don't seem to do it for me anymore after a relatively short time. I am also in my final year of college and the internet is starting to become more and more of a distraction to me as it eats up time I should spend working. I have tried various social media like Facebook and such for a short time but get nothing out of them and closed my accounts. Furthermore all the general negativity that exists everywhere on the internet easily tires me out, though I am a naturally depressive person so that might just be me. I have given thought to completely cutting the internet out of my life except for the bare necessities for school and life. At the same time though I get a lot of enjoyment out of the internet and it would definitely be hard for me to give up everything as I spend a lot of time watching Youtube videos and playing games. In the end I won't give it up because the enjoyment and convenience I get outweighs any problem I have, but at the same time I think it would make my life simpler if I did.
Historically, the internet is very progressive if you consider how slow and ignorant we would be without it today. Whilst it can be harmful, it can also be very advantageous. Also: no internet, no spill, so there's that.
I've seriously considered getting rid of my TV. We have to pay an annual licence for one in the UK and it's 99% brain and soul poison. If I want to see whores I'll go to a brothel, at least I can interact with them there and call them cunts as required.
If you have an internet connection you are still required to get a TV licence, TV or no. It has the ability to function as a TV. A friend of mine had to get an inspector round to his house, he had laptop and TV (only used for snes and mega drive) in a cupboard. He told them he only ever played piano, then he sat down and played piano until they left. He has never had to pay or had a letter from them since (at least 6 years now I think).
Fuck! Thieving bastards! I object to having to pay for whore filth simply because I have a PC and Internet connection.
I should write to the Daily Mail, we'd probably agree for once. I demand an amendment to Cameron's new porn bill such that I have to "opt in" to reality show filth and have a lower licence fee as a consequence of not doing so. Frankly, if I never see any of it again it will be a mercy.
Simon Cowell, I hope there is a hell and a special place in it for you.
The internet is simply a tool. If you misuse that tool then it is your fault not the Internet's.
I'm not blaming the internet.
I'm honestly not. I thought I had made it clear in my post that I still get more good from the internet than bad to outweigh any potential problems I might have. I also shouldered some of the "blame" myself by stating it tires "me" out, it is a distraction to "me", and that "I" am a naturally depressive person. Many of these are my problems, but are not the problems of others. I posted this topic to get others' opinions and to see how they deal with it.
I am almost never on the side of blaming media or technology over personal responsibility. I am not the kind of person to blame the internet, music, film, TV, or video games for societies ills. To do so is a band aid and easy target that does not acknowledge wider issues and falsely absolves the accuser of their own responsibility. I would never argue that the internet is something to be discarded because that would make me sound like a Luddite and technophobe and I for one don't want to go back to the Dung Ages where you toiled in misery and die an early death from a simple cut.
Yes: every time I see PanchoCheesecake upload three fucking pages worth of photos.
There is no more hope.