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Re: Our Selfie Culture is abhorrent

#21  Postby Fallible » Mar 20, 2018 7:05 am

Love the irony of this thread. Angst-ridden hand wringing about egotistical retards from the person who can't seem to help ending up talking about himself and his own bravery in inhabiting the lion's den a few posts into every thread.
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Re: Our Selfie Culture is abhorrent

#22  Postby Fallible » Mar 20, 2018 7:08 am

jamest wrote:
Macdoc wrote:Jamest has not accepted that all humans are self centred/self interested ...even when it appears selfless...it feeds their ego. :coffee:

Not me, squire.


Yes, you.

That's precisely why I've done nothing but be utterly abused for my efforts for about two decades, without reward, in such places as this. Maybe they should also wonder why I do not frequent religious forums, ever.

You won't find your victory over jamest any more than I seek my reward in identifying myself as him.


Oh, you get a reward. You just apparently don't have the self-awareness to notice. We do.
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Re: Our Selfie Culture is abhorrent

#23  Postby BlackBart » Mar 20, 2018 7:48 am

Having said all that, anyone with over the age of 18 who owns a selfie stick should be beaten to death with it. Just saying.
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Re: Our Selfie Culture is abhorrent

#24  Postby Cito di Pense » Mar 20, 2018 8:10 am

jamest wrote:it's impossible as we are all to some degree egotistical.


No shit, James:

jamest wrote:What more evidence do you want, than your kids pretending to be Beyonce in McDonalds, so to speak?


So why did you have kids, James? Was it an accident, or was your ego involved? Me? I'm humbly childless. :evilgrin:

jamest wrote:I've done nothing but be utterly abused for my efforts for about two decades, without reward, in such places as this.


Why do you think you should be rewarded? Do you think your suggestions are in any way special? How would they help? How can simply telling people they're egotistical be helpful? If someone is egotistical, telling him or her has no effect.

jamest wrote:Indeed, I was so convinced I'd be gone by now that I made a point of saying goodbye a couple of months back to several people, just in case they might miss me.


Looks to me as if you think of your tenure here, this abuse you get, as a kind of penance. This kind of self-flagellation is worthy of the canonical wearer of the hair shirt. What horrible act on your part demands that you pay this heavy price?

You don't seem to treat your tenure here as completely voluntary. How far into the egotistical do you want to go?
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Re: Our Selfie Culture is abhorrent

#25  Postby Sendraks » Mar 20, 2018 11:08 am

Cito di Pense wrote:
jamest wrote:it's impossible as we are all to some degree egotistical.


No shit, James:


Yes, it is actually shit. Unless there is some weird definition of egotistical that's not been clarified yet.
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Re: Our Selfie Culture is abhorrent

#26  Postby jamest » Mar 20, 2018 11:22 am

I see, people want to talk about me, not selfies.
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Re: Our Selfie Culture is abhorrent

#27  Postby Cito di Pense » Mar 20, 2018 11:24 am

Sendraks wrote:
Cito di Pense wrote:
jamest wrote:it's impossible as we are all to some degree egotistical.


No shit, James:


Yes, it is actually shit. Unless there is some weird definition of egotistical that's not been clarified yet.


OK, instead of 'all', let's just say 'most'. Assuming we have a metric. We don't. And then, so what?
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Re: Our Selfie Culture is abhorrent

#28  Postby Cito di Pense » Mar 20, 2018 11:25 am

jamest wrote:I see, people want to talk about me, not selfies.


And isn't it true that you want to talk about yourself? Inspect the earlier posts you made. Your opening line refers to you:

jamest wrote:I'm genuinely disgusted by it.
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Re: Our Selfie Culture is abhorrent

#29  Postby jamest » Mar 20, 2018 11:28 am

Talk selfies please.
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Re: Our Selfie Culture is abhorrent

#30  Postby Cito di Pense » Mar 20, 2018 11:29 am

jamest wrote:Talk selfies please.


Talk fuckoff, please, so you can stop trying to give orders. Your reference is culture. Selfies is only a modifier.

jamest wrote:I see, people want to talk about me, not selfies.


You don't want to talk about culture any more than we do. Which of us knows shit about it? Me, perhaps?
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#31  Postby Sendraks » Mar 20, 2018 11:36 am

jamest wrote:Talk selfies please.


I did but, you decided to ignore what I wrote. So your request that we "talk selfies" seems rather disingenuous.

Also, as I've already set out, the issue you have with selfies is one of your own creation. So how do we propose we tackle the subject of selfies as set out by you, whilst disentangling it from your internally generated issue?

TLDR - there is no problem with selfies outside of that which you have created yourself.
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Re: Our Selfie Culture is abhorrent

#32  Postby Cito di Pense » Mar 20, 2018 11:38 am

jamest wrote:I see, people want to talk about me, not selfies.


So you say:

jamest wrote:I'm using my language to inform people of a different reality. Never forget that.


Do you not see how cheap 'giving a shit' is? So you gave a shit. Bend a spoon, James. Cry me a river and wash me away.
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Re: Our Selfie Culture is abhorrent

#33  Postby jamest » Mar 20, 2018 12:09 pm

A selfie with a bent spoon. I'll see what I can do.
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#34  Postby Scot Dutchy » Mar 20, 2018 12:24 pm

BlackBart wrote:Having said all that, anyone with over the age of 18 who owns a selfie stick should be beaten to death with it. Just saying.


It is a curse in every tourist venue. Walking around in a group with their selfie sticks at full extension. JFCOPS!
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Re: Our Selfie Culture is abhorrent

#35  Postby Cito di Pense » Mar 20, 2018 12:31 pm

Scot Dutchy wrote:
BlackBart wrote:Having said all that, anyone with over the age of 18 who owns a selfie stick should be beaten to death with it. Just saying.


It is a curse in every tourist venue. Walking around in a group with their selfie sticks at full extension. JFCOPS!


How does that get in your way? Is there anything in a tourist venue you want a pure view of? Why? Are you some sort of media artist? Or just a tad self-centered?
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Re: Our Selfie Culture is abhorrent

#36  Postby Cito di Pense » Mar 20, 2018 12:34 pm

jamest wrote:A selfie with a bent spoon. I'll see what I can do.


No, James. That's nothing anyone can use. Don't you understand satire at all? What about using your language to inform everyone about a different reality?
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Re: Our Selfie Culture is abhorrent

#37  Postby Sendraks » Mar 20, 2018 12:44 pm

The problem with selfie sticks is whether you are bothered by people using them or not.

If you're not bothered, there is no problem.
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Re: Our Selfie Culture is abhorrent

#38  Postby LucidFlight » Mar 20, 2018 1:10 pm

As long as you don't observe people using them, they shouldn't be a problem. Unfortunately, living in tourism hotspots forces God to orchestrate observations of tourists with selfie sticks on a regular basis.
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Re: Our Selfie Culture is abhorrent

#39  Postby Sendraks » Mar 20, 2018 1:17 pm

Even if you observe people using them, its only a problem if you get annoyed by observing people using them. Which basically amounts to "getting annoyed by other people doing things" which is an inevitable consequence of living anywhere there are other people, where you might be annoyed by the things they do.

There are a few options.

1 - Become a hermit, living in solitude somewhere away from society.
2 - Never the leave your house, thus minimising contact with the outside world.
3 - Start learning to be less annoyed by trivial shit other people do.
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Re: Our Selfie Culture is abhorrent

#40  Postby LucidFlight » Mar 20, 2018 1:39 pm

What if we could use language to teach people about a different reality, a reality without selfie sticks?
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