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what do you think about

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by ubejinxed, Nov 17, 2003.

  1. ubejinxed

    ubejinxed Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 12, 2001 Messages: 7,543 Likes Received: 3
    i spend a lot of time with my own mind and i'm sure that you all do to, and we each think about many different and varied thoughts everyday and every minute. Although everyone thinks about a variety of topics i'm guessing that some people think more about some thoughts than others. for example

    one friend i have will only talk about what's going on in other people's lives, the boys she wants to meet and everyday events in her life.

    i have another friend who only wants to talk about politics world events and her views on topics at large.

    i personally like to think about and discuss human nature topics vs society influences. granted i'm not a highly read thinker and i do also think about myself and day to day events and planning ahead, but when it comes to having a discussion this is what i am most fervent about.

    so my question is what do you spend your time thinking about? do you think about what goes on day to day, do you think about the good of society and current events, are you an abstract universe at large thinker (space, cosmos) are you a religous and spiritual thinker, are you an inventor? i'm know there are a lot more, help me out.

    i hope that made sense... please let me know if it didn't.

    happy monday.
     
  2. 26SidedCube

    26SidedCube Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 18, 2003 Messages: 6,590 Likes Received: 9
    Damn... a happy Monday... wasn't expecting that. Thanks.


    I'm scatterbrained... I suppose I think more spacially than anything else (always did best on those parts of the tests)... and like yourself I'd rather talk about behavior than the going-ons in other's lives or take some radical stance on worldly issues. Ever more than that, people who want to sit and pick apart politics all day bother the shit out of me (unless they're above the age of 40)... to think that there's a field of expertise called 'Political Science' and people who dedicate their whole lives to the going-ons across the planet sort-of shits on just about all political talk I hear. It's like me watching Bill Nye the Science guy and trying to tell people about Bio-Chemistry... it's best left to the experts.

    Mostly I guess I think about music, though.
     
  3. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Nov 16, 2000 Messages: 10,259 Likes Received: 18
    Although it all depends on who I'm with, I usually stick to - what's been going on in their/my live(s). I'll delve into the realm of politics/current events every once in a while, much more so with my girlfriend and those I know will be sympathetic to my beliefs.

    **edit - and I ^^ answer the question "what do you talk about" .. not "what do you think about." I think about vaginas and beer.


    ube - I'm curious. What do you mean "human nature topics vs society influences?"
     
  4. Vanity

    Vanity Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 7,673 Likes Received: 6
    i prolly think about myself the most... trying to catch contradictions in my acts and my speech, i'm pretty good for the most part... way ahead of most people anyway. i debate a lot of abstract things w/ myself... the existence of love, the nature of knowledge, how insecurity motivates behavior... lately i've been debating w/ myself the merits and cons of music.... the cons tend to be winning. umm, what else? it comes up a lot whether the way i lead my life will lead me to happiness... so far i don't see why it wouldnt, since i am content; there's only one questionable thing, but i'm working through that slowly, and then there's some other probs that can't be helped that will significantly alter my life.

    as for talking w/ homies... once we catch up, it ussually ends up talking about behavior, the intricacies of the concept of family, the existence of love.... 2 years ago it was just complaining about girls... a year a go it was just talking shit about em... i'm over em now, and they rarely come up except for when talking about the concept of love, or if people's lives are leading them to happiness.
     
  5. Vanity

    Vanity Veteran Member

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    what's the point of that? ego boost?
     
  6. 26SidedCube

    26SidedCube Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 18, 2003 Messages: 6,590 Likes Received: 9
    This is sorta interesting.. wanna explain?
     
  7. i think about everything. the job i have i take books out of a machine and put them into a box. 8 hours a day of this = plenty of thinking. sometimes i think about the jobs im doing. sometimes i think about life, girls, how i hate my job, insecure in the future, shit like that. pretty depressing actually.
    every once in a while i think of really odd stuff. we did this book for the deaf once which got me thinking:
    How do the deaf learn how to read if they can't sound out words. And what language do they think in if they can't speak.
     
  8. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Nov 16, 2000 Messages: 10,259 Likes Received: 18
    No. The point is I don't feel the need to bring up subjects that I know will start arguments. Call it preemptive conflict avoidance.
     
  9. sneak

    sneak Guest

    good thread.
    for me, it changes constantly. i usually make up stories in my head cos i heard thinking was bad.
     
  10. mr.yuck

    mr.yuck Veteran Member

    Joined: May 12, 2000 Messages: 6,952 Likes Received: 6
    <span style='color:black'>I can pick up on how people act and are reacting to certain situations. I'm very good at reading people and can base my discussions around how people respond to certain things. For example I was at a club and there was this super fine girl that this guy was talking to. He was talking her ear off about some scientific super intellectual type shit. Although the girl was extremely bright and was understanding what the hell he was talking about I could tell by the way she was looking around at other people and at him that she was completely not wanting to talk about this shit with him at that moment, but he kept going. He eventually paused and looked away for a minute and I stepped up to her and said "Hey how are you doing?....I don't have a damn thing intellegent to say to you right now." She started laughing as I shot a glance at the guy she had been talking to and I ended up spending the rest of the night talking with her about nothing but having fun at the same time.

    Thats how I work with people.</span>
     
  11. 26SidedCube

    26SidedCube Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 18, 2003 Messages: 6,590 Likes Received: 9
    Nah, man... that's called GAME. Relish in it, you've got it down. Isn't it sweet to be one of those guys who always seems to get laid the easiest?
     
  12. Vanity

    Vanity Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 7,673 Likes Received: 6
    26, about 3 years ago i became one of those cats that always rocked a walkman... on top of pretty much having constant music on at the crib.... when i first started rocking it, i noticed how melodramatic it made everything.. almost to the point of comedy. Well, what i also noticed after some time is that it didn't think as much.. i was busy listening to the music instead of actually thinking; and i pretty much walk everywhere, so that's a lot of thinking i'm missing out on, and i'm not sure i like the results. i'm not as introspective anymore, and i'm not sure i enjoy the music as much as if i only rocked it when i felt in the mood to listen to something specific.

    however, there are times when having the walkman has helped me out... just getting out of an intense situation and then rocking out to the ODB can be pretty enjoyable... or bumpin "break a bitch neck" when you're sick of all the sluts around you.

    but this is kind of off topic.
     
  13. 26SidedCube

    26SidedCube Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 18, 2003 Messages: 6,590 Likes Received: 9
    That's exactly what I thought you were going to say, at least to the affect of it causing you to do less thinking... or at least limiting what you're thinking about.

    I've also sorta noted that music is 75% negative... or at least talking about time when things were shitty (sometimes how they eventually got better).. I'm starting to wonder if the, as you put it, melancholy nature of most of the shit I listen to has actually had a strong influence on how I look at shit.


    ...just typing for the sake of hearing my own keystrokes.
     
  14. Vanity

    Vanity Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 7,673 Likes Received: 6
    well, then you come to the question of, is it negative cause you're a negative person, or did listening to it make you a negative person? frankly, i don't find it to be that powerful... i too listen to music on the more negative side of things, so i dunno. i guess if you were apositive person, you'd be dancing to the backstreet boys right now. of course, a lot of those pop tracks tend to be about generic "love lost" type stuff that has been around for 100s of years... maybe it's just human nature.
     
  15. Vanity

    Vanity Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 7,673 Likes Received: 6
    oh, and 26... as far as your compliment on politics, i don't know about it being 'left to the experts'
    in a "democratic" society, politics are determined by the people (yeah right, i know)... so they do have a role in politics.
     
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