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post #31 of 80
Everything's a !@#$ing illness now. Every moron just wants to take a !@#$ pill.

"Ohhhhh, I'm siiiick, I need my medicaaaaation"

"Ohhhh, I'm faaaat, I'm sick, gimmie my faaaat pills"

"Drink this smoothie, and all your fat will go away! You don't even have to do anything! Sounds great, no?"

Freakin morons.
post #32 of 80
^ LOL. I feel exactly the same.
    
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post #33 of 80
And where exactly can I sign up for a Internet Anonymous support group anyway? Imagine this guy and jack thompson working together...lol.
post #34 of 80
lol thats so stupid, you cant do anything any more without you being mental...sheesh leave people alone and let them do what they want
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post #35 of 80
The need for a better computer?...

Should OC.net then become an online support group?
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post #36 of 80
is it an illness if you creates an illness,ie. "Addiction to internet 'is an illness'" if we were all clones I would say thats ture. but everyone is different, last I checked.
illness for some is fun for others. (no pun).
so the need to `better`, is now an illness as well.
if doing 70,000 push-ups a day makes you feel better then you are healthy, but if you buy a new computer and that makes you feel better your sick and need help.

I am glad there is such a wonderful support group here at OCN. maybe the Doctor should name the illness after us all. The OCN Disorder.
post #37 of 80
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Originally Posted by Dillard13 View Post
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Half of those things were a no because I hadn't tried, lol. (I.E. cutting back, staying on longer than intended (I stay on till I get off?))
I.E. was also cutting me back. Then I came with a sulution, I started using FireFox. now I'm cured
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halp im stuck on teh tubez :O
    
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Excessive gaming, viewing online pornography, emailing and text messaging have been identified as causes of a compulsive-impulsive disorder....
5 bucks says that guy is a hypocrite.
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Are you a net junkie?

If you answer 'yes' to five or more of these questions, you may have an internet addiction.

· Do you feel preoccupied with the internet? (Think about your online activity or anticipate your next online session.)

· Do you need increasing amounts of time on the net in order to achieve satisfaction?

· Have you repeatedly made unsuccessful efforts to control, cut back or stop internet use?

· Do you feel restless, moody, depressed, or irritable when attempting to cut down or stop internet use?

· Do you stay online longer than originally intended?

· Have you jeopardised or risked the loss of a significant relationship, job, educational or career opportunity because of the internet?

· Have you lied to family members, a therapist or others to conceal the extent of your involvement with the internet?

· Do you use it to escape from problems (eg, feelings of helplessness, guilt, anxiety, depression)?
Here's my version, for people globally. Not just us internet nuts.

Are you a HOBBY junkie?

If you answer 'yes' to five or more of these questions, you may have a HOBBY addiction.

· Do you feel preoccupied with the HOBBY? (Think about your HOBBY activity or anticipate your next HOBBY session.)

· Do you need increasing amounts of time on the HOBBY in order to achieve satisfaction?

· Have you repeatedly made unsuccessful efforts to control, cut back or stop HOBBY use?

· Do you feel restless, moody, depressed, or irritable when attempting to cut down or stop HOBBY use?

· Do you do your HOBBY longer than originally intended?

· Have you jeopardized or risked the loss of a significant relationship, job, educational or career opportunity because of the HOBBY?

· Have you lied to family members, a therapist or others to conceal the extent of your involvement with the HOBBY?

· Do you use it to escape from problems (eg, feelings of helplessness, guilt, anxiety, depression)?

There we go. Now EVERYONE is officially addicted to something and now the whole damn world has a big damn problem

Seriously though, my theory has a better standing than his. But then again i wouldn't say everyone has a mental health disorder just because they enjoy doing something in life

Yes there is abuse of hobbies. But this guy is just trying to exploit the internet to make money. When in life, every hobby is abused by someone, somewhere. Just like the law is abused by a small percentage. Just like money is abused, just like ANYTHING can be abused. But that doesn't make it a big problem to the masses.
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