Jordan Peterson tweets about not tweeting

Posted On: Wednesday - May 18th 2022 6:23PM MST
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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.

Thursday - May 19th 2022 8:48PM MST
PS: I got busy with that drawn-out post here and didn't notice your comment till now, Alarmist. That's probably the way to do it. I've not had the need for a 12-step program, except for this internet thing, but I did write a post about 12-step programs a few years ago:

"12-Step Programs for all our problems":
The Alarmist
Thursday - May 19th 2022 2:27PM MST

A book of cooments from Unz Review would likely be more interesting, informative and entertaining than anything cobbled together from the Social Sewer home of the Twitterati.

Peterson, as an addict, should have learned the value of irrevocably going cold turkey. Just a taste is enough to blow the recovery. Twelve steps ... baby steps of quitting social media

1. We admit we are powerless over social media — that our lives have become unmanageable.

2. We believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. Elon Musk is not that power

3. We a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.

4. We make a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves and our portable electronic devices. We lock one away for emergencies, and throw out the rest.

5. We admit to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. Usually this is easy to catalogue by reviewing our timelines.

6. We are entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character, ideally before we are cancelled by faceless fact checkers.

7. We humbly ask Him, not Jack, Parag, or Cheryl, to remove our shortcomings.

8. We block everyone on our followers list to avoid inflicting further harm on them.

9. We apologise for inappropriate DMs to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

10. We continue to take personal inventory and when we are wrong promptly admit it.

11. We seek through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.

12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, we try to carry this message to social media addicts, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
Thursday - May 19th 2022 5:38AM MST
PS: That was a good one, Mr. Smith. (No, I'd never heard it before.)

Mr. Kief, I'm glad that Professor Homborg was able to get his work against the Kung Flu PanicFest out there. However, I'm just not the one to be getting on the other end of it. That doesn't mean I would not have been able to see his data, graphs, and conclusions from other web-sites whose writers ARE on twitter.

I've seen part of an on-line book made from tweets before - it was worthless to me....

TAS, congrats on going without the cellphone still. The TV does not come on here - only for DVD movies - due to that IQ point drain worry. Just leave a few of your favorite daily read sites in "favorites" (or in your head) on your desktop computer (do you have one of those new towers?). Then spend more time away from the screens. I'm giving advice to myself here too.
Them Are Stoopid
Thursday - May 19th 2022 12:33AM MST
PS I haven't used the Clown World Order PSYOP influencer operation known as Twitter either.
A page called Nitter works sometimes in stripped down legacy browser.
No sailfawn (cell phone)and no Fakebook either.
Family still watches teevee and it is good for a laugh or to see what the suiciety herd is up to as they rush over the cliff of Marxist Materialism, but you can feel the IQ points dropping.
Dieter Kief
Wednesday - May 18th 2022 11:54PM MST

One of the top five German anti-Covid-panickers is economist Professor Stefan Homburg. And he was thrown out of the minstream media cicrcle in April 2020 and - went straight on to Twitter (where he has not been before) and - succeeded big style.

Here is a German communications Professor - Michael Meyen - wo explains how Stefan Homburg did suceed with Twitter:

Interesting too: Homburg made the book Corona Ge-Twitter out of his as I said: quite influential! - Corona twitter-posts which - is too close to them. The book does not work quite right. If you read Professor Meyen's book-review carefully you see, that Michael Meyen writes much more about the great use Stefan Homburg made of Twitter than - about the book itself.
The Daily Stupid
Wednesday - May 18th 2022 9:26PM MST
PS: Man addicted to brake fluid claims he can stop any time he wants.

“My friends have tried to hold interventions for me, but it’s pointless. I’m not addicted, I can stop any time I want!”

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