Demise of Guys lecture

  • nipps08

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    Sep 03, 2011 6:15 PM GMT
    http://www.ted.com/talks/zimchallenge.html

    Just curious as to what everyone else thinks about this. I find it very interesting and some what true. I mean we are all on an Internet social site that doesn't require any "face to face contact interaction", just saying icon_biggrin.gif
  • 2PecanDeBeurr...

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    Sep 03, 2011 8:24 PM GMT
    Very good and valid points made.
    Person to person skills are decreasing rapidly.
    Male grouping in the areas mentioned are very real and a hiding "cave."
    The popularity of preference for social rather than individual exchange results in:
    1) lack of interpreting non verbal language
    2) inability to express individual ideas, inner self honestly.
    3) not listening to what others' are saying instead of just hearing them
    4) most important, inability to have and sustain eye contact with others
    j.c.
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    Sep 03, 2011 8:33 PM GMT
    He's probably right...
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    Sep 03, 2011 8:37 PM GMT
    I need to get out more.
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    Sep 03, 2011 8:38 PM GMT
    I think it's spot on. I train alot of guys who have no social skills and lack focus and drive.
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    Sep 03, 2011 8:39 PM GMT
    nipps08 saidhttp://www.ted.com/talks/zimchallenge.html

    Just curious as to what everyone else thinks about this. I find it very interesting and some what true. I mean we are all on an Internet social site that doesn't require any "face to face contact interaction", just saying icon_biggrin.gif
    I find it ironic that a lecture on how the internet is ruining social interaction is posted on the internet. icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 04, 2011 12:42 AM GMT
    Ted is a good example of how social media can drive interaction. If online networking links you to retal life networks it isn't limiting interaction but in fact facilitating it.
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    Sep 04, 2011 1:04 AM GMT
    True and some respects and not in others.

    I have reconnected with friends from elementary school due to social networking (recently went to Vegas with one, Facebook completely rekindled a friendship that had been dead for 15+ years). My family and I stay closely in touch because of it. And of course, the Internet has been a boon for smalltown, otherwise isolated gays.

    It can enhance social life too, as well as hinder it. Depends on the person and how you use it.
  • nipps08

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    Sep 04, 2011 2:46 AM GMT
    Do you guys think that men in general, not just gay men, are being academically out performed by women? If so do you think it is because of the reasons stated in the lecture? Static learning, over stimulation resulting in a need for "something new" to produce the same response. Idk about the rest of you but I always felt women were far more structured and detail orientated in academics where as myself and other men were more big picture/ connecting details orientated. Looks like the gays of tomorrow will be drugged up (ADHAD) and dumb. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 04, 2011 3:43 AM GMT
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1782334/