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  •  It seems to me that some people (3+ / 0-)

    will always opt for seeing themselves as victims no matter what reality would suggest.  They create a fantasy world of expectations and then freak out when life isn't like that.  That's pretty much the ethos of the teabaggers and some of us behave the same way.

    •  It's possible that you're right. OTOH, thinking (3+ / 0-)
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      that doesn't offer any solutions, and it strikes me as a bit simplistic. I'd be tempted to make a few psych references, except that I don't want to thread-jack my own diary.

      So I'll only say that I know what life is like for me, and which pieces of my reality tend to be mostly internal rather than generally verifiable. I'm not too tempted to say 'life isn't like that' about anyone else's reality.

      At least half the future I've been expecting hasn't gotten here yet. Sigh.... (Yes, there's gender bias in my name; no, I wasn't thinking about it when I signed up. My apologies.)

      by serendipityisabitch on Sun Jun 16, 2013 at 11:56:40 AM PDT

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      •  I was meaning the common reality (2+ / 0-)
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        The one in which technology has developed to the point where it's easy and cheap to know almost anything about anybody.  Life is like that for all of us, regardless of our expectations.

        •  And as I've said elsewhere, we sow the (2+ / 0-)
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          seeds of the destruction of our own "privacy" every time we agree to any digital "terms of service."

          They got us good in the beginning, and we were happy to click away our rights.

          Now I wonder -- given that one can't seriously function in our time (and most don't want to) without using Google and Yahoo etc., buying software, downloading apps and products -- if there isn't a case for a class action suit against several key companies, demanding that their terms of service be revised, or that they offer us a lower level of use for a greater level of privacy.

          "Throwing a knuckleball for a strike is like throwing a butterfly with hiccups across the street into your neighbor's mailbox." -- Willie Stargell

          by Yasuragi on Sun Jun 16, 2013 at 01:07:20 PM PDT

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