The Consequences of being Too Social ?

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

  1. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    I know you like to think these word snippets make you sound mysterious and deep, but they don't work when the people you are trying them are well-acquainted with the long history cheap hand-waving tactics. We will not get any more meaningful content from you on this topic, just shorter and shorter mystery blurbs.
     
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  3. river Valued Senior Member

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    Well my above post holds true . As you know .
     
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  5. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    This is exactly right. There is a tendency to dismiss people who hold a commonly held viewpoint that is not one's own. But then one's own viewpoint is, as likely as not, just a different, commonly held one, too.

    Having said that, one does come across people whose views seem to form part of a very predictable "package". Sometimes one can even guess what newspaper they read. The people whose opinions I listen to most attentively are those for whom it is not easy to predict their view on a given subject. But that's not a fail-safe guide either.

    I think it is quite important to mix with - and read the opinions of - different groups of people in order to form balanced views. The lack of this, it seems to me, is the danger of the much-discussed "echo-chamber" effect that the internet can have (depending on how one uses it).
     
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  7. geordief Registered Senior Member

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    Is that a think tank?
     
  8. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    I certainly don't know that. I can't even parse it, let alone divine its relevance here.
     
  9. sweetpea Registered Senior Member

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    River, mysterious and deep? There's a song about him/her.
    ''Ol' man river, that ol' man river , He must know something, but he don't say nothin That ol' man river, he just keep rollin' along''.
     
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  10. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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  11. river Valued Senior Member

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    From post #20

    Inotherwords , the mainstream thinking , becomes everybodys thinking .
     

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