Posted On: Wednesday - May 18th 2022 6:23PM MST
In Topics:   Internets  Media Stupidity
Peak Stupidity was supposed to have Part 2, and the last! post on Motherhood or the lack thereof today. I didn't run out of time today. Instead I wasted more time than probably ever before writing comments on a certain blog. I mean, it is ridiculous how one (at least, I) can be carried away by this stuff. Like the smokers say, I can quit anytime I want, though. Of course.
Anyway, I imagine how I'd be if I did tweeting. To do tweeting, I'd really have to understand the concept better (in particular, I STILL can't tell easily who's replying to whom, and whether I am just on the "site" of the twitter member seeing extraneous crap or what! So, I gotta say that I will make ZERO effort to learn. I'm writing this post today based on some tweets, but it's an anomaly, and, yeah, this was going to be a different, more thoughtful post, but I wasted so much time.
VDare has a tweets area on the right, like most current-year-aware people. I hardly ever click, but one tweet the other day had some meme I wanted to see. The meme is not the point here, as it wasn't that great, but on their(?) twitter page I came upon this one:
I like Jordan Peterson. He's got the weird Canadian accent, gets a bit too emotional sometimes, but he's a voice of sanity among his field (Psychology), actually, MANY fields in which there is not much out there. (Way back, we featured this hour and 43 minute interview with him and Camille Paglia. After 20-30 minutes of boring Art graduate school talk, it actually got very interesting, and I watched the entire thing.)
Dr. Peterson says it honestly, going without tweeting left him more time for other things, and I assume left him more relaxed and sane. Yet, some people just gotta do it, just as I feel I gotta write comments on other blogs. (I don't.) Jordan Peterson obviously couldn't stay off of twitter, hence the tweet above. Back on though, and life got worse. It's not like I haven't considered this a number of times, but life will be better without so much on-line time. Its is better for the health of all of us if we stay off the internet more... I mean, NOT THIS SITE, though!
* The original idea was to link to PS articles. I still do, but only when they are really relevant - I haven't checked the stats in a long while to see how much it helps. I should do some experimenting to see. I like the other commenters or at least for others they make cogent arguments that must be countered - that "someone is wrong on the internet" thing, haha. If I know it's not much help for viewers or views here, that'd be a good reason to quit. I'd miss it occasionally.