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AlanStache

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I will just leave this here.
« on: June 05, 2014, 09:58:56 AM »
I will just leave this here.

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Re: I will just leave this here.
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2014, 12:03:15 PM »
Just saw this on Reddit!

I know a couple of guys just like that.

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Re: I will just leave this here.
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2014, 12:35:32 PM »
Reminds me of a great quote from Franzen's The Corrections:
“I’m saying the structure of the entire culture is flawed,” Chip said. “I’m saying the bureaucracy has arrogated the right to define certain states of mind as ‘diseased.’ A lack of desire to spend money becomes a symptom of disease that requires expensive medication. Which medication then destroys the libido, in other words destroys the appetite for the one pleasure in life that’s free, which means the person has to spend even more money on compensatory pleasures. The very definition of mental ‘health’ is the ability to participate in the consumer economy. When you buy into therapy, you’re buying into buying. And I’m saying that I personally am losing the battle with a commercialized, medicalized, totalitarian modernity right this instant.”

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Re: I will just leave this here.
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2014, 02:19:54 PM »
Reminds me of a great quote from Franzen's The Corrections:
“I’m saying the structure of the entire culture is flawed,” Chip said. “I’m saying the bureaucracy has arrogated the right to define certain states of mind as ‘diseased.’ A lack of desire to spend money becomes a symptom of disease that requires expensive medication. Which medication then destroys the libido, in other words destroys the appetite for the one pleasure in life that’s free, which means the person has to spend even more money on compensatory pleasures. The very definition of mental ‘health’ is the ability to participate in the consumer economy. When you buy into therapy, you’re buying into buying. And I’m saying that I personally am losing the battle with a commercialized, medicalized, totalitarian modernity right this instant.”

This quote is fantastic. Totally stealing it.

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Re: I will just leave this here.
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2014, 02:23:27 PM »
I will just leave this here.

http://i.imgur.com/HLde7j3.jpg

It feels really good to be able to look down that list knowing that I don't fall into those traps (at least most of the time). It's sad to think about all the time and experiences that people have lost due to their never-ending consumption in the pursuit of what they think will give them happiness.

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Re: I will just leave this here.
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2014, 02:28:09 PM »
I have the first one all the time. Any mention of food anywhere and I'm suddenly craving it. But I'm 5 months pregnant so I think I have a good excuse ;)

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Re: I will just leave this here.
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2014, 12:56:36 AM »
Thankfully, I have not voluntarily used my TV in over 3 years. The only times I see it are when I'm with my parents or sister.

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« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2014, 04:33:31 PM »
I have the first one all the time. Any mention of food anywhere and I'm suddenly craving it. But I'm 5 months pregnant so I think I have a good excuse ;)

...and now I want pizza!