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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcTwoSix View Post
    Oh by the way
    Maybe I need a rule for Dupree!

    He is one of the worst offenders I know with his phone!!! 5555
    He is using his phone when we are out way more than any of my 20-something nephews

    I can't believe I've been arguing with that mutt for half a day and forgot about that!
    Beside that phone some are addicted to TD...........55
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcTwoSix View Post
    Sure people/kids are on their phone

    But when it comes time to socialize and engage they are more than capable to do so

    It's absurd to suggest otherwise and that's what a lot of people do suggest

    And I've long said Asian girls are the absolute worst
    I had to make a "no phones" rule this holiday
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    You obviously didn't watch the video. Why don't you explain the dramatic rise in teenage suicides oh wise one?

    The suicide rate for males aged 15–19 years increased from 12.0 to 18.1 per 100,000 population from 1975 to 1990, declined to 10.8 by 2007, and then increased 31% to 14.2 by 2015. The rate in 2015 for males was still lower than the peak rates in the mid- 1980s to mid-1990s. Rates for females aged 15–19 were lower than for males aged 15–19 but followed a similar pattern during 1975–2007 (increasing from 2.9 to 3.7 from 1975 to 1990, followed by a decline from 1990 to 2007). The rates for females then doubled from 2007 to 2015 (from 2.4 to 5.1). The rate in 2015 was the highest for females for the 1975–2015 period.
    https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6630a6.htm
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    This (podcast link at bottom) might have a bit to do millennials but people in general...but a very interesting story about facts that can be picked up from Google search stats.
    Kept me going for the 50 odd mins for anyone that has the time....

    Seth Stephens-Davidowitz says data gleaned from millions of Google searches, as collected by Google Trends, is an excellent tool for finding out what people really think.

    Every time we type a search into Google, we unwittingly leave a record of who we are, and what we care about.

    And that record often directly contradicts the way people answer surveys or opinion polls.

    Seth is a data scientist and best-selling author who says when people think their answers are being judged, they lie to look smarter, healthier, and kinder than they are.

    But we donít lie when we're searching the internet, and that makes understanding the data collected by Google, extremely valuable.


    https://www.abc.net.au/radio/program...owitz/10430970
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dupree View Post
    You obviously didn't watch the video. Why don't you explain the dramatic rise in teenage suicides oh wise one?



    https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6630a6.htm
    Is it a US thing? Trump is driving them to suicide?

    In the UK... it's the opposite...

    Suicides in the UK. In 2017, a total of 5,821 suicides were registered in the UK. This equates to an age-standardised suicide rate of 10.1 deaths per 100,000 population; this is one of the lowest rates observed since our time series began in 1981, when the rate was 14.7 deaths per 100,000.4 Sep 2018
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    Quote Originally Posted by Distantpeak View Post
    Is it a US thing? Trump is driving them to suicide?

    In the UK... it's the opposite...
    CDC is a US statistic.
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    I think people here have the wrong idea about social media and it's ability to support ones professional career. I'm 35, work in tech and almost everyone around me uses things like facebook, linked in, twitter, youtube and now even twitch to share ideas, work collaboratively and help each other learn. In this respect social media is probably one of the most powerful tools someone can have to help them with career advancement so should not be dismissed as 'poison'.

    Aside from the access to information there is also the social aspect where people form virtual groups and in the process improve themselves.

    Is this contributing to increased depression and suicide amongst said age group? I doubt it. I'd say it's probably more to do with how wages in real terms are massively out of step with inflation, living costs and property prices, all of which were driven by the previous generation of baby boomers. I think it's a lot harder these days to hit the heights
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    Good points, supersub.

    I have watched it all happen and I'm not sure how I would survive in today's world if I was just starting out. The guy in the video was just generalizing and stressing several key points that I agree with, but with the understanding that we have to constantly adjust to change. I'm a writer and an artist, but people are not buying books or paintings any more to the extent that they were, because they get instant gratification through all the social media.

    I'm no different. I can turn on the TV and have a 100 channels offering all sorts of instant crap to keep me entertained, and just maybe purchase one of the thousands of items they want to sell. A one hour football game takes 3 hours because of all the ads. It is the same with the "free" movies. They are the same ones repeated over and over. A 2 hour movie will take 4 hours or more, and even then a lot will have been edited out for general viewing. I won't even mention all the regular stuff that certain groups of society seem to watch. It is all designed to sell us crap we don't need. How often do I need to watch an ad about a big truck that I can't afford to buy?

    So, I just watch a few of the sports I enjoy, make an entire meal while the advertisements are on, or check my e-mail. Or, I will ignore tv and check on the few forums that interest me: here, a fishing forum and Facebook to see what my friends who are scattered around the world, are doing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by supersub View Post
    I think people here have the wrong idea about social media and it's ability to support ones professional career. I'm 35, work in tech and almost everyone around me uses things like facebook, linked in, twitter, youtube and now even twitch to share ideas, work collaboratively and help each other learn. In this respect social media is probably one of the most powerful tools someone can have to help them with career advancement so should not be dismissed as 'poison'.

    Aside from the access to information there is also the social aspect where people form virtual groups and in the process improve themselves.

    Is this contributing to increased depression and suicide amongst said age group? I doubt it. I'd say it's probably more to do with how wages in real terms are massively out of step with inflation, living costs and property prices, all of which were driven by the previous generation of baby boomers. I think it's a lot harder these days to hit the heights
    Don't forget in the UK the suicide rate is dropping... and as we have pretty much the same technology as the US... something else must be at play to make their rate go up.. whilst ours goes down?

    I think the UK is the most social "western" country I have ever been to... and a lot of it is the pub culture... because there are so many places to socialise.. people don't feel so isolated here... where the US and Canada remind me of NZ... quite lonely places outside big cities...
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    Quote Originally Posted by supersub View Post
    I think people here have the wrong idea about social media and it's ability to support ones professional career. I'm 35, work in tech and almost everyone around me uses things like facebook, linked in, twitter, youtube and now even twitch to share ideas, work collaboratively and help each other learn. In this respect social media is probably one of the most powerful tools someone can have to help them with career advancement so should not be dismissed as 'poison'.

    Aside from the access to information there is also the social aspect where people form virtual groups and in the process improve themselves.

    Is this contributing to increased depression and suicide amongst said age group? I doubt it. I'd say it's probably more to do with how wages in real terms are massively out of step with inflation, living costs and property prices, all of which were driven by the previous generation of baby boomers. I think it's a lot harder these days to hit the heights

    But doesn’t being 35 make you born in 1983 putting you in this group.........55

    I agree it can be good for business, can also kill it with bad reviews.
    I use Linkden almost everyday for work, get lots of my leads through it. Now that we are opening a gym we will use social media for most of our marketing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OZZYGUY View Post
    Judging by THAT family, the parents must find time to do something else.... there are 8 fucking kids. 555
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    Quote Originally Posted by Distantpeak View Post
    Don't forget in the UK the suicide rate is dropping... and as we have pretty much the same technology as the US... something else must be at play to make their rate go up.. whilst ours goes down?

    I think the UK is the most social "western" country I have ever been to... and a lot of it is the pub culture... because there are so many places to socialise.. people don't feel so isolated here... where the US and Canada remind me of NZ... quite lonely places outside big cities...

    I'm not sure what it is tbh but if you look at the last happiness index survey, both UK and US are barely in the top 20! Even Israel is happier and those poor fucks are always fighting or getting threatened.

    In terms of suicide rates though, I have no idea why they would be dropping here. In the US though I'm almost certain the amount of prescription drugs being shoved down peoples throats is a contributing factor. It's highly probably they are impacting on the brain and subsequently that persons ability to deal with any number of different forms of emotional or other stress. I remember being in a hotel room in Seattle and I could have sworn every 3rd commercial was for some sort of medication. Was funny and depressing at the same time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Distantpeak View Post
    Don't forget in the UK the suicide rate is dropping... and as we have pretty much the same technology as the US... something else must be at play to make their rate go up.. whilst ours goes down?

    I think the UK is the most social "western" country I have ever been to... and a lot of it is the pub culture... because there are so many places to socialise.. people don't feel so isolated here... where the US and Canada remind me of NZ... quite lonely places outside big cities...
    I think there is some validity to those points. When I visited my sister in London, England I noticed a large portion of the public living in relatively small dwellings (by Canadian and US standards). My sister and her husband were relatively well off, but their small "flat" was an attached dwelling in a nice neighborhood. There were parks nearby where everyone walked their dogs, and a couple of quaint local pubs that all seemed busy each night. The local "footy" team was always being discussed even when it wasn't on TV.

    Contrast that to many of the outlying districts around North American cities where there are full sized homes.... and far fewer quaint pubs where people socialize.
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    Quote Originally Posted by supersub View Post
    I'm not sure what it is tbh but if you look at the last happiness index survey, both UK and US are barely in the top 20! Even Israel is happier and those poor fucks are always fighting or getting threatened.

    In terms of suicide rates though, I have no idea why they would be dropping here. In the US though I'm almost certain the amount of prescription drugs being shoved down peoples throats is a contributing factor. It's highly probably they are impacting on the brain and subsequently that persons ability to deal with any number of different forms of emotional or other stress. I remember being in a hotel room in Seattle and I could have sworn every 3rd commercial was for some sort of medication. Was funny and depressing at the same time.
    Good observation, SS. It is so noticeable on television that I even made a joke about it on Facebook. The TV ads tell you about some wonder drug that is supposed to fix everything from a sore throat to an itchy asshole. Then the list about 40 things that can happened to you if your body is allergic to any of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Forbes View Post
    I think there is some validity to those points. When I visited my sister in London, England I noticed a large portion of the public living in relatively small dwellings (by Canadian and US standards). My sister and her husband were relatively well off, but their small "flat" was an attached dwelling in a nice neighborhood. There were parks nearby where everyone walked their dogs, and a couple of quaint local pubs that all seemed busy each night. The local "footy" team was always being discussed even when it wasn't on TV.

    Contrast that to many of the outlying districts around North American cities where there are full sized homes.... and far fewer quaint pubs where people socialize.
    You do live on top of each other in England... so it's hard to not mix with people... even people like me can't avoid them... 55

    Thailand is like that... very social...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Distantpeak View Post
    You do live on top of each other in England... so it's hard to not mix with people... even people like me can't avoid them... 55

    Thailand is like that... very social...
    Do UK children get participation trophies just for being on a winning or losing sports team? Instead of just the winning team getting a trophy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dupree View Post
    Do UK children get participation trophies just for being on a winning or losing sports team? Instead of just the winning team getting a trophy?
    They get losers certificates.. and are made to clean the latrines until they become winners...

    Though I get a medal just for finishing half marathons... I feel such a winner... 55
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stillearly View Post
    No these guys were pretty gregarious ,not geeky at all , also I haven't really come accross any of the entitled types in the clips , maybe more of a US thing , although I'm sure we will catch up eventually ..
    So we saw the same type of parenting trends in the UK?
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