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how good are you at ignoring things on the internet? in real life? if you aren't good at ignoring things, why do you think that is?

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[User Picture]From: alpacacock
2012-11-07 05:09 pm (UTC)

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I'm pretty good about ignoring things on facebook. In fact, 10 minutes ago was the first time I've ever engaged someone in any sort of argument on fb and hopefully we'll both be able to keep it pretty lighthearted.

Someone in TQC once said facebook is like standing on a table in a cafeteria screaming at everyone in the room. I try to keep that in mind and it really helps me to skip over people's crap on there.
[User Picture]From: noodledays
2012-11-07 06:03 pm (UTC)

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I think that was counterfeitfake who commented with that (I don't know if it was his or he took it from somewhere else), and I remember thinking how apt it was.
[User Picture]From: corpsegutted
2012-11-07 05:11 pm (UTC)

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sometimes if I discover/read something that bothers me, I'll blog about it. I don't call specific users/websites/groups out, but I try to talk through what happened, how I felt, why I feel that way, what I feel should change, their argument etc. It helps me stop being upset, just to get my own thoughts out. I just like to write. And if I couldn't write or blog about my responses to things I experience, that would be really weird.
[User Picture]From: sicher
2012-11-07 05:12 pm (UTC)

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Extremely, because I'm a cynical asshole and I don't enjoy debate.
[User Picture]From: moofable
2012-11-07 05:12 pm (UTC)

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I'm good at not responding to things, but I'm not good at ignoring them. I just lent them quietly annoy me.
[User Picture]From: teefers
2012-11-07 06:04 pm (UTC)

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this
[User Picture]From: vodkabeforenoon
2012-11-07 05:14 pm (UTC)

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It depends on the subject matter and how bored I am. What most people say sounds like total bullshit, so why bother saying anything or at least write an essay expressing the true problems? I like reflecting on my bio quote..."Look at your life, look at your choices." Some people are broken beyond repair due to their need to cling on stupid ideas. Why bother even wasting my time unless I am doing it for shits and giggles?
[User Picture]From: saikaro_x
2012-11-07 05:14 pm (UTC)

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I'm pretty good at it, especially on Facebook. Life's too short to get into political arguments on Facebook! It just isn't worth it. In real life, I guess I'm pretty good at it too. I pick and choose my battles.
[User Picture]From: playedinloops
2012-11-07 05:23 pm (UTC)

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I'm pretty good at ignoring things but I don't use facebook so I have the privilege of not knowing what goes on there. In real life, I'm good at ignoring things like that. Mostly because I don't like confrontation and I've long realized that people will think politically however they want to and nothing I say will ever change their mind.
[User Picture]From: bbbbaked
2012-11-07 05:24 pm (UTC)

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I've been doing a lot of ignoring on the internet since last night, more so than I thought I would be able to.
[User Picture]From: promeny
2012-11-07 05:31 pm (UTC)

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In real life I'm usually easy-going. Online, however, I tend to have a little less patience.
[User Picture]From: un_attra
2012-11-07 05:43 pm (UTC)

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Somewhat good at ignoring things online. I find it easier with Livejournal than with Facebook (because Facebook can continue to pop up certain things or everyone will re-post it, etc, etc). But I can deal for the most part. In real life....I think I'm much better. It's easier to ignore certain conversations and steer away from them in real life than online in my opinion.
[User Picture]From: cindyanne1
2012-11-07 05:46 pm (UTC)

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I'm pretty good about ignoring things in general. I don't know if that's a good or bad thing though. One might be able to describe it as "apathetic." For the most part, I can't bring myself to care enough to really fight back about much.
[User Picture]From: verygwen
2012-11-07 05:59 pm (UTC)

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One of my FB friends posted this last night, and I replied. I think that some things shouldn't be ignored. I believe in "freedom of fucking speech" but I also believe that if you say things you should be prepared to have other people reply. Freedom of speech just protects you from the government - not from other people disagreeing with you.

Frankly, I am upset and sickened right now. I do not mean to offend anybody, but I think that there are a lot of people who have no idea what is about to happen. Our children will be paying dearly for this for years to come. Those of us with chronic illnesses? We are screwed. It will be hard to get things covered and eventually, it will be hard to find a doctor. We will now all have substandard health care that will have even more red tape than Medicaid ever has. Those of us who currently have decent health insurance? We will lose that because companies are not going to want to pay more for decent health insurance. Big government is a big mistake. Gas prices will wind up being $6 to $8 a gallon. No jobs. Crazy deficit. No budget. Those of us who work hard for what we have? Well, get ready, friends. We are going to have the shit taxed out of us. Why? Oh, well, we need to somehow fund Obamacare and close that deficit! And i almost forgot, we have to fund all of those entitlement programs. Our country WILL go bankrupt. It's just a matter of time. I just don't understand what is happening to this country and I fear for my [kid]'s future. Whatever faith any of you have in Obama, keep it. Because the man is going to need it. Congrats to those who are happy this evening. I sincerely hope that happiness lasts. I really mean not to offend any of my democrat friends with this post, but I am sick to my stomach right now. To my gay friends, I am glad your rights are supported. I truly am and that's about the only good thing to come out of all this. Abortion? Don't even talk to me about that topic. I struggled through hell and back to have my baby girl. I just hope that the women that pursue that only do so in the extremist of circumstances. May God watch over our country. I have kept my mouth shut through this entire election process. I still respect everyone s right to vote and everyone's viewpoints. But right now, it's MY viewpoint that this country is falling apart. Here's to "hope and change". Goodnight.

Edited at 2012-11-07 06:03 pm (UTC)
[User Picture]From: 911pleasehold
2012-11-07 06:49 pm (UTC)

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What did you say?
[User Picture]From: verygwen
2012-11-07 06:55 pm (UTC)

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"I'm actually perfectly content to "have the shit taxed out of" me in order to ensure that less fortunate people have access to the privileges I've enjoyed all of my life. I sincerely hope that any children in my life grow up with the same sense of social responsibility."
[User Picture]From: kitschyduck
2012-11-07 08:33 pm (UTC)

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Well said. I'm also extremely grateful for the NHS here in the UK and the healthcare situation in the US is horrifying to me. I'm glad you guys are at least headed in the right direction now.

I feel sorry for your friend because the exact same feelings they described is what I would be feeling if Romney won and I'm not even in the US.
[User Picture]From: 911pleasehold
2012-11-07 06:48 pm (UTC)

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Pretty good at it. I managed not to engage with a girl who posted, "Disgusted with the results. Good night Facebook.", and, "How is it that most Americans voted for Romney but Obama won? Seems the electoral college has a different choice than the people..."

People really have no fucking idea how the electoral college works, do they?
[User Picture]From: noachoc
2012-11-07 07:21 pm (UTC)

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I'm awesome at ignoring things, especially if they're not directed at me. Confrontation makes me twitchy.
[User Picture]From: kitschyduck
2012-11-07 08:30 pm (UTC)

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I argued on the internet when I was a teenager. I'm lucky if I even remember someone's name nowadays, nevermind what their opinion is.

Don't let that be confused with the fact I will voice my opinion at the time if I feel like it, however.

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[User Picture]From: rainbowstevie
2012-11-07 10:06 pm (UTC)

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I have trouble ignoring things I dislike. I don't want people to assume my opinion is neutral or in line when theirs when it's actually the opposite. Then they just get an inaccurate picture of the world. (this is why you should say something whether it's nice or not.)