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  1. #1 modern culture inspireing narcissism 
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    yeah. Myspace. Facebook. the continuous use personalized of cell phones. video games that focus on one spicificly owning an account (gaming profiles). the continued popular view the lack of need for intelegence. popularity of rapers that have nothing in there lyrics other than making themselves out to be gods.

    all of these do one of amny things; implant a subconsious idea that, they as a person are individualy great.

    i know jsut as well that not every one is narcisstic, but there are always exceptions.


    jsut some of my thoughts, any one else?


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    I'd place more blame on Baby Boom generation... or the way they were raised... maybe Dr. Spock. He started it.

    The massively accepted "Body, Mind, and Spirit" is code for "Self, Self, and Self". Indulge it in an herbal bath. Meditate on it. That's some spirituality.

    But luckily the cultures that have fallen into this are taking immigrants.

    We can conquer it by careful use of language. Not you or I - we. That becomes automatic with use. Or read the dystopia and decide for yourself if it's all bad.


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    I have recently come to the conclusion that (at least in the US) individuality is merely a form of conformity. I truly despise profile websites, TV, cell phones, and don't listen to any rap. For the most part I thought it was for the reason that you have brought up. I often conversed with others about the species being a whole entity and ways in which we could be more efficient with this point of view. I then realized that my stance on these issues was very possibly the result of me seeking my own form of individuality. Ironic, isn't it?

    I still hold these views however. If I'm going to converse with someone it's going to be face to face. And I'm perfectly secure with sitting on the bus and not having the ability to show of the fact that I have something to do and/or friends to do it with by whipping out a cell phone. Oh look, more irony; I'm not conversing with you face to face and, I must not be completely secure with my disposition as I am now justifying it.

    Boy, what was the point of this post? I am just a product of society? Maybe we all are?
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    ok so we could rule out the sell phones and profiles as individuality, and perhaps the myspace and face book to some degree. but all to much do i hear, "you dont have a myspace? you should get one!" in which i always respond "wtf am i going to do with a myspace? like i need a whole web page about myself just to message people on a stupid and redundant website, and show off how many friends i do/dont have?"

    i can see if you have a myspace about mabey a local band or somekinda local orgonization that needs a cheap site. but i think these are two of the most redundant sites out there. you can do the same with a forum account, or a IM account. all without the execive gloating of myspace pages.
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    I really do hate it all. It strips the younger generation's sense of etiquette. I have a little sister and in her opinion it's completely normal to whip out a cell phone while having a nice dinner with friends or family.

    And what's with the mood thing on those profile pages. I'm giddy, I'm happy, I'm depressed, I'm in the bathroom... I don't give a $&!^. People like to feel special and wanted. Where else is it appropriate to lift up your shirt and have all your friends comment on how sexy you are? Many people these days will pull out their cell phone and do something with it just to give the impression they are busy. People just need to learn to sit still. Sometimes the most intimate moments we have with people are in silence.

    Eventually we'll just get some communicator implants at birth or learn to embrace some yet undiscovered form of telepathy. We will become One! Very Happy

    By the way, my myspace is www.myspass.com/kissmyass/04 ; check it out.

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    haha, what are the odds... that's actually a website.
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