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Sun, Feb. 8th, 2004, 08:05 pm
Rejoice netizens!

According people from the University of Alberta, that net addiction of yours is just fine, lol..

Now, there’s more to the story than just that statement. They state that it’s therapeutic for those who are socially awkward or depressed. Therapeutic, maybe, a solution to the problem, I think not. There’s a potential rant lurking here that has a lot to do with LJ and what people tend to use it for, but I think I’ll hold it back for the moment. Instead I’ll just leave everyone with a universally applicable bit of advice: If it makes you feel good or happy, great! if it doesn’t, stop doing it! It’s a simple thing to live by.

Mon, Feb. 9th, 2004 03:18 am (UTC)

And yet you would be amazed how many people seem to dub that very basic and serviceable philosophy "amoral." Falsely so, too, as any thorough reading of the Selfish Gene will reveal. What a strange and unecessarily complicated world other people live in.

Mon, Feb. 9th, 2004 03:44 am (UTC)
suspiral: Re:

Indeed! Being healthy both mentally and physically is not only important for feeling good yourself, it also affects how one interacts with others. You're far more likely to behave in morally and positive way towards others if you're taking care of yourself!

I've not actually read that book, but I'll pop it onto the queue of "Stuff to Read."