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Are you addicted to the internet?


#1

Do you have a problem with spending too much time online?

  • yes
  • no

0 voters

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#2

I don’t know if addiction to the internet is an illness in and of itself. It seems like it would be a symptom of a deeper problem that manifests itself by using the internet far to much. One of my friends with depression plays World of Warcraft for about 10 hours a day. It’s his depression that causes him to do it, but by spending so much time alone in his room, it creates a cycle that he know has trouble getting out of. It’s really sad. You can’t properly heal from a disease in an unclean environment, and you can’t get rid of depression when you make your lifestyle depressing, but a lot of people don’t understand that.


#3

10 hours a day! Holy god what a fucking nut. But seriously guys I usually take my lap top to the mall, browse for a couple of hours then I go inside the movie theatre and watch a movie. I usually do that every morning after breakfast. 10 hours…the gift of life is wasted on him. Poor, poor soul.


#4

I guess the internet can become a mental illness when it does correspond to these symptoms :


  • Excessive use, which often goes along with a loss of any sense of time when you’re online.
  • Withdrawal, which includes feelings of anger, tension or depression when you can’t get to a computer.
  • The need for a better computer, more software and even more hours of use.
  • And, negative repercussions, which can include arguments, lies, and social isolation all due to your time spent online.



    Otherwise it’s not. Are TV and videogames included in an industry manual on mental disorders ? I don’t know why people always want to see the negativity of new technology. If you compare the symptoms to reading, you can get have the same symptoms when you read : no sens of time, social isolation, the need of getting better and better editions of the same books, collecting them, depression when you don’t read and so on. But is reading a mental illness ? I guess no, cause it’s considering like a higher intellectual activity. That’s why we should always be careful about such poll.

#5

Im back… after a month of being deprived of the internet… ive moved to a better place… i see the archives has changed… people should be addicted to the internet… i only hope that i live to see stuff like cyberisation…


#6

Be it drugs, porn or the internet…addiction is never good. Never.


#7

[quote=“cyber-lili”]
I guess the internet can become a mental illness when it does correspond to these symptoms :


  • Excessive use, which often goes along with a loss of any sense of time when you’re online.
  • Withdrawal, which includes feelings of anger, tension or depression when you can’t get to a computer.
  • The need for a better computer, more software and even more hours of use.
  • And, negative repercussions, which can include arguments, lies, and social isolation all due to your time spent online.



    Otherwise it’s not. Are TV and videogames included in an industry manual on mental disorders ? I don’t know why people always want to see the negativity of new technology. If you compare the symptoms to reading, you can get have the same symptoms when you read : no sens of time, social isolation, the need of getting better and better editions of the same books, collecting them, depression when you don’t read and so on. But is reading a mental illness ? I guess no, cause it’s considering like a higher intellectual activity. That’s why we should always be careful about such poll.

[/quote]
agreed

I have no sense of time when playing the guitar. am I addicted? I hope so.


#8

Ahah, guitar is pretty addictive, I guess, music is in general like movies too, or reading.


#9

I’m addicted to my face. God, I’m so pretty.


#10

[quote=“Biohazard”]
I’m addicted to my face. God, I’m so pretty.
[/quote]
and jerking off…you can’t forget about your addiction to whacking it.


#11

I’m actually addicted to attention. I’ll do anything as long as I’m in the spotlight. Sounds sad huh? Probably it is.


#12

I guess everybody want to get any attention, even those who claim they don’t, they’d neve refuse any. I used to reject any younger cause it was mainly a bad attention and I became less shy and now I kinda like it, you know, doing a show, jokking around and the people listening to me, ahah.



DOn’t worry, doesn’t sound sad to me :wink:


#13

I really only go to three places online, besides IMDB, and search engines when I want to learn something. I come here, and to the Pegg and Frost sites, not so much the Frost site anymore as I’m conspiring, but yeah, I would rather be fucking-off in other ways.


#14

[quote=“cyber-lili”]
I guess everybody want to get any attention, even those who claim they don’t, they’d neve refuse any. I used to reject any younger cause it was mainly a bad attention and I became less shy and now I kinda like it, you know, doing a show, jokking around and the people listening to me, ahah.



DOn’t worry, doesn’t sound sad to me :wink:
[/quote]
I went through a Karaoke stage where I had to sing “Strokin’” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGVnH39UzI8&nbsp; by Clarence Carter on a nightly basis. I’d make the entire audience laugh (I was drunk and though they were laughing at least). I was addicted to the attention for sure…and the Rum and Coke’s


#15

^^^ That’s not as bad as kissing one of your male friends on the lips just so you can get a reaction from the female crowd. :-[


#16

Ahah, but the interesting thing what kind of effect do you expect on girls ?

a) They’ll be jealous cause you kissed the hottest guy

b) They’ll say “damn, again another waste” cause everytime a pretty guy becomes gay, it’s always the same desillusion for girls. Because as you can notice, they’re more often pretty gays than pretty lesbien, right ? We miss a lot of sexy guys because of the gay communities, ahah.


#17

I’d get out my camera.



What? Who said that.



Just kidding. I’m a complete pervert though. A stereotypical male, if you will. :wink:


#18

One of the most successful pick up lines to try on a girl is this - “If I wasn’t gay, you’d be so mine”. Sounds weird, but it works.


#19

Yeah, so that she thinks you’re gay and when she learns it’s not true, she understands the message but what if she’s never told you’re not gay ? She’ll never be interested in you… :stuck_out_tongue:


#20

[quote=“Scarface”]
One of the most successful pick up lines to try on a girl is this - “If I wasn’t gay, you’d be so mine”. Sounds weird, but it works.
[/quote]

Haha, I’ve heard those conversations between friends and random gay guys. But, they were actually gay. It was outside a gay bar and went something like…

Gay guy: "If you had a penis I’d totally fuck you."

Friend: "If I had a penis I’d fuck you so hard!"

Etc.

It was hilarious.