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Yes, there are plenty of articles written out there for how to overcome it, except they aren't written for people like me. Those articles assume one has lots of friends, a sane family, and a fulfilling career. I know I am online too much. However, I can't go cold turkey from it like those articles suggest because:

1. My FRIENDS are online. I might  not know many of you personally; I might not know many of us intimately, but I can relate to FAR better than I can many of the people I know in real life.
2. My INTERESTS are online. Nobody I know in real life gives a fuck about fandom, about tumblr, twitter or livejournal. Nobody I know wants to discuss pop culture the way I do.

If I "broke" my online addiction, I would basically be left as a pathetic loser. However, I do think it is important to be online less as I do need to read more, watch movies more, and exercise more. Go out exploring my town more. It's been a 2 year struggle for me to overcome my dependency to being online all the freaking time, and while I still struggle with it, I have come up with things that help me to stay off it.

Small but important hint )


The tips.... )


Last, but not least.... )


Anyway,  I know this goes contrary to every "break your computer addiction" article out there, but it is what works for me. Not saying it will work for everyone, but if helps anybody, even just a little, then I'm happy with my contribution.

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Firstly, a thank you to [livejournal.com profile] lolilie for sending me the book. I do appreciate it. Secondly, an apology. This is going to be most negative positive review ever, but I can't tell a lie. I've put the review under a cut since it's going to spoiler heavy, or as spoiler heavy as a philosophical book of this type can be.

Ishmael is the story of a carnival gorilla, who was rescued by a World War 2 survivor. Through the years, the man and the gorilla grow close and Ishmael eventually learns not just how to talk, but also also becomes an erudite scholar. Ishmael decides to pass his learning on to someone who "must have an ernest desire to save the world." The unnamed narrator of the novel applies and so begins "an adventure of the mind and spirit." 

10.19.10: edited to fix a few grammar errors I just noticed.


"It isn't the the tale you tell that counts, it's the way you actually live." )



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