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  • NickoftheNort...

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    Jun 08, 2008 9:40 PM GMT
    To what extent do you consciously or intentionally ignore information in your everyday? By information, I think in terms of "news" / news broadcasts, advertising, forum threads, and more; essentially, any and all information that you can perceivably ignore (even including internal information from your body).

    Is there any particular information you find particularly worthy of ignoring?

    An example from myself:
    These days, I am finding the preliminary discussions regarding the US presidential race tedious; while the process has elements that I find worth discussing, the repetitive nature of current coverage numbs my interest as I hear yet another commentator or reporter on the possibly of the potential that may be on topics where he or she has no apparent, out-of-the-ordinary insight.
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Jun 08, 2008 10:17 PM GMT
    I should ignore religion threads, but I don't icon_confused.gif

    While on RJ, I ignore my body telling me to go to bed at night icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 08, 2008 10:32 PM GMT
    I am also numbed very much by the presidential race.
    Commercials in general I tune out unless something absolutely obnoxious is playing (the Verizon commercial with the chorus of five singing a jingle that is annoyingly similar to "We wish you a Merry Christmas", comes to mind).
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    Jun 09, 2008 12:41 AM GMT
    I really dislike being advertised to as regularly as it happens in society. I turn off the radio, don’t watch much TV and block out most billboards while driving. The consequence is that I get addicted to podcasts, am out of the loop on most TV-related conversations at work (which I am fine with),and occasionally miss what I am looking for while driving because I block out informative signs too, lol.

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    Jun 09, 2008 4:57 AM GMT
    I find it fascinating that most people are horrified by graffiti, and yet don't mind advertising.
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    Jun 09, 2008 5:40 AM GMT
    I have the gift of A.D.D. so ignore a lot of things I suppose. I zone out a lot. On the other hand I find my attention is mostly led by loosely related threads of various interest. Patterns and broken or disrupted patterns mostly grab my attention and draw me in.

    I guess what I am saying is that when I ignore something it is mostly because something else grabs my attention.

    However, I think really being able to "truly" ignore things can be good if you can identify the things that are important or not. If people could ignore offense for instance, the world would be a more peaceful place.

    When you are overwhelmed by information and knowledge it is good just to be able to "let go" This is where "out-of-the-ordinary insight" will happen: when you stop "seeing" in an outward way and start seeing in an inward way.
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    Jun 09, 2008 6:12 AM GMT
    TigerTim saidI find it fascinating that most people are horrified by graffiti, and yet don't mind advertising.


    advertising is one of the most awful things ever imagined. it is the epitome of blaring rudeness made acceptable by society.
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    Jun 09, 2008 6:40 AM GMT
    I ignore everything that doesn't pique my interest. I don't bother with the things 'Because I should know', unless it's something like instruction on how to accomplish something, even then my attention is given grudgingly.
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    Jun 09, 2008 6:43 AM GMT
    I do not watch TV. :S It's been months since I last sat down to watch a programme.

    On RJ I find myself ignoring the US Presidential race threads a lot too. It doesn't concern me as much and it is tedious. In fact I find anything involving politicians tedious.
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    Jun 09, 2008 6:44 AM GMT
    i make statements to stephen, my bf, while going down the freeway, city street etc, to the tune of "i wish i had a portable laser to blast away all the billboards as we drive past them."
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    Jun 09, 2008 6:45 AM GMT
    TigerTim saidI find it fascinating that most people are horrified by graffiti, and yet don't mind advertising.


    Graffiti in its own way is beautiful I suppose.. well, not gang tagging though. I have seen a plethora of artistic graffiti and especially enjoy watching it as a train passes by. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 09, 2008 6:50 AM GMT
    Sedative saidI do not watch TV. :S It's been months since I last sat down to watch a programme.

    On RJ I find myself ignoring the US Presidential race threads a lot too. It doesn't concern me as much and it is tedious. In fact I find anything involving politicians tedious.


    i find politics as enjoyable as combining a blender with an enema. half of the people supporting their politician are in what i'd term a passive rage and blind as a bat.

    as to what i blank out and listen to/read, i read tech news, science news, health news, i very rarely listen to music, i don't like tv and DVR everything so i can skip all the commercials. i'll wait until a show is 1/2 over instead of watching it live just so i don't have to watch 25 minutes out of an hour of commercials.

    sometimes i tape bulk mail to a stick, a rock, etc, and send it back to the sender.

    i like listening to natural sounds. the breeze in the yard, the water garden, birds, etc. i like silence, or, a room quiet enough to actually hear the "tickkk" of a pin bouncing off something.