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Re: I've Had About All the Inspiration I Can Stand

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@Spurt wrote:

@stevieb wrote:

@Sooner  It's a pedantic, sanctimonious world in which we live, overwhelmed by platitudes and homilies many of which, it seems, are only intended to apply to some... We've been heading there for quite some time, but have experienced an absolute explosion in 'these times'... 


@stevieb 

 

And being overwhelmed with these platitudes/homilies can have the opposite effect---after awhile--it tends to make the message feel forced, insincere and makes one cynical and unsympathetic..... 


@Spurt Absolutely true... They become little more than trite, predictable, relatively cheap and lazy mindless mantras rather than heartfelt expressions...


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Re: I've Had About All the Inspiration I Can Stand


@stevieb wrote:

@Spurt wrote:

@stevieb wrote:

@Sooner  It's a pedantic, sanctimonious world in which we live, overwhelmed by platitudes and homilies many of which, it seems, are only intended to apply to some... We've been heading there for quite some time, but have experienced an absolute explosion in 'these times'... 


@stevieb 

 

And being overwhelmed with these platitudes/homilies can have the opposite effect---after awhile--it tends to make the message feel forced, insincere and makes one cynical and unsympathetic..... 


@Spurt Absolutely true... They become little more than trite, predictable relatively cheap and lazy mindless mantras rather than heartfelt expressions...


@stevieb 

 

Yep, you got it....

 

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Re: I've Had About All the Inspiration I Can Stand


@stevieb wrote:

@Sooner  It's a pedantic, sanctimonious world in which we live, overwhelmed by platitudes and homilies many of which, it seems, are only intended to apply to some... We've been heading there for quite some time, but have experienced an absolute explosion in 'these times'... 


@stevieb You are 100 percent right with that statement.  You got to the core of my OP.

 

A world based on fantasy, smoke and mirrors. 

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Re: I've Had About All the Inspiration I Can Stand

They're trying to inspire us to spend more money.

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Re: I've Had About All the Inspiration I Can Stand


@Sooner wrote:

@stevieb wrote:

@Sooner  It's a pedantic, sanctimonious world in which we live, overwhelmed by platitudes and homilies many of which, it seems, are only intended to apply to some... We've been heading there for quite some time, but have experienced an absolute explosion in 'these times'... 


@stevieb You are 100 percent right with that statement.  You got to the core of my OP.

 

A world based on fantasy, smoke and mirrors. 


@Sooner  Fantasy, smoke, mirrors and in many cases I'd add an often somewhat skewed and inconsistent ideology...

 

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Re: I've Had About All the Inspiration I Can Stand


@stevieb wrote:

@Sooner  It's a pedantic, sanctimonious world in which we live, overwhelmed by platitudes and homilies many of which, it seems, are only intended to apply to some... We've been heading there for quite some time, but have experienced an absolute explosion in 'these times'... 


This is really good. Very close to nihilism. Just needs to be a little more relaxed and blase. You're not supposed to care about how awful everything is.

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Re: I've Had About All the Inspiration I Can Stand

I am inspired by nurses, doctors, firefighters, our police officers.  They get a great big thanks from me.  I do not need inspiration from overpaid actors or celebrities.  The above named individuals are heroes in my book.

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Re: I've Had About All the Inspiration I Can Stand

 

Virtue Signaling

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Social Media has allowed more ways to put down people than anything else in history.  

 

 

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@PinkSunset wrote:

 

Virtue Signaling

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Social Media has allowed more ways to put down people than anything else in history.  

 

 


Correct. That is why I got rid of FB. They threatened me if I close my account I can never comeback, like I care. People who were never elected to anything wanting to wear the power pants very tightly.

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