The Consequences of being Too Social ?

Discussion in 'Human Science' started by river, Aug 19, 2017.

  1. river Valued Senior Member

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    Have being too social , has that compromised our individual expression ?

    This is for the younger crowd

    Can you express your thinking , freely ?

    Or does the crowd thinking , dominate ?
     
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  3. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    How is anyone able to discern the extent to which their own thinking is influenced?
     
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  5. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Jeeves asked the very question I was about to.

    Part of the problem is that there are pitfalls at either end of the spectrum. Too little socializing and one is trapped in one's own ideas, which, having insufficient external stimuli, will tend to stagnate.
     
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  7. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    I read an analogy recently, being social is like river rocks rubbing together, smoothing out all the rough edges.
     
  8. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    All of our expression is comprimised by others in one way or anuther whether by a crowd or an individual... ether of which at any given time could apear to have the strongest influence on us... an i dont thank an increase in social lifestyle causes any less freedom of expression.!!!
     
  9. river Valued Senior Member

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    True

    But too much socializing can lead to confusion .
     
  10. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    One needs to take time to process one's stimuli, to sort out the confusion.

    Saying there can be too much socializing because it can be confusing is like saying there can be too much education because it can be confusing.
     
  11. river Valued Senior Member

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    Agreed

    Exactly
     
  12. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Right. It's silly to suggest there can be 'too much' education. Because 'it can be confusing' is not a reason to stop getting it.
     
  13. river Valued Senior Member

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    True

    But where any information comes from , the truth as opposed to BS , is the challenge .
     
  14. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Likewise with being social. One doesn't stop socializing just because it's 'confusing'.
     
  15. river Valued Senior Member

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    True

    Socializing though does not , necessarily lead to truth .
     
  16. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    This thread is not about truth. See title and post 1.
     
  17. river Valued Senior Member

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    But in the end , being too social is about truth .
     
  18. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    That would be one opinion. It would need to be defended.
     
  19. river Valued Senior Member

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    Why ?
     
  20. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Why would it be one opinion? Because you are only one person.
     
  21. river Valued Senior Member

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    Hmm....true , but not just me .

    There are many independent thinkers .
     
  22. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    You speak for yourself.

    And, unless you can show otherwise, the default is that everybody else is an independent thinker too.

    It is the height of naivete (and you're not the first one to make this mistake) to think that oneself is the only independent thinker in a sea of ... sheeple.

    As matter of fact, thinking so, is a sign that you are too influenced by others' ideas (since it's not an original idea).

    It's even been immortalized in XKCD:

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  23. river Valued Senior Member

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    You show that , from the many , becomes everybody .
     

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