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OneArmedNoodler t1_iy94ze0 wrote

Or maybe people just enjoy learning new things, hearing other people's opinion, or just like entertainment? Why does everything we do have to have some nefarious psychological underpinning that will eventually lead to the downfall of civilization?


MushroomNovaCat t1_iy9cwkt wrote

I agree. In the past we lived in smaller, close knit groups where we socialized all day with each other. Now that there are many of us and our daily work has become highly specialized and solitary many of us spend more time alone by necessity. I don't think it's wrong to use what social connections we have access to in order to preserve our mental health even if they don't provide ideal social interaction.