Do you ever just quit caring?

Jan 26th, 2005, 11:42 AM
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Do you ever just quit caring?

I have been checking out these forums for a while now and notice how some of you are seemingly tireless in your responses.

I commmend you, after reading through some of these questions I just want to shout 'who cares!'. Do you ever get to that point or am I just too impatient?

I haven't traveled outside the country that much so I really have nothing to add here but maybe that will change after my trip.

Keep up the good work Fodorites!
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Jan 26th, 2005, 11:44 AM
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We're barely 48 hours away from whatthe mental health community calls "the most depressing day of the year".

Let us know if we can help you.

Best wishes,

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Jan 26th, 2005, 11:45 AM
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peeky, you obviously underestimate the power of boredom.

And who can resist a catfight once in a while?
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Jan 26th, 2005, 11:52 AM
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I was going to respond to your post, but then I thought about and decided I don't care to.
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Jan 26th, 2005, 11:54 AM
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That is funny Patrick!
I am not depressed, Rex.
Oh boredom is the key!
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Jan 26th, 2005, 11:55 AM
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peeky, perhaps some of the seemingly diligents, devote their waking hours to posting, for it's what they have as life, and more power to them if the keyboard is where it's at for them. But I'm with you.
 
Jan 26th, 2005, 12:01 PM
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Rex, you've piqued my interest. May I ask what is so special about 48 hours from now/ago? I thought the shortest day of the year was back in December, and tax day isn't for a while yet...
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Jan 26th, 2005, 12:06 PM
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And I heard the 24th was the most depressing day..I thought it was over with already and I could get on with it!Now I have to be in another bad mood..all in 1 week!
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Jan 26th, 2005, 12:16 PM
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I think Rex is referring to 48 hours ago. 1/24 is supposed to be the most depressing day of the year because holiday bills from December are arriving, it's a Monday, there's usually bad weather in a lot of the Northern hemisphere, it's cold without a lot of hours of sunlight.

As to if I just quit caring, "no", I don't!

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Jan 26th, 2005, 12:19 PM
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I dunno... I just read it on Yahoo...

Maybe it's a post-Christmas thing, and it would be typically be colder, grayer and "wintrier" than it is on the solstice, even if the day is longer. If sunlight is the only factor, then maybe there is a certain latency period for brain monoamine neurotransmitters to go through depletion - - and even a period after that for it to take a clinical grip?

And thanks for the kind words, SergioL...

May your life provide you with the opportunity to indulge your principal hobby as much as you want, someday.
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Jan 26th, 2005, 12:23 PM
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Also most folks have just reached the point where the're abandoning their New Year's resolutions.

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Jan 26th, 2005, 12:34 PM
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Sorry, I consider today the most depressing day of the year. One year ago I lost my beloved dog, and I'm still not over it!
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Jan 26th, 2005, 12:38 PM
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Yep, Peeky, I do get there. And that's when I know it's time to walk away for awhile! Also, when I want to take potshots at some posters who seem just too above everyone else or are so negative and cruel. But I can't make them walk away, so I do.
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Jan 26th, 2005, 12:44 PM
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I am there with you, Peeky! But... it gets boring here. I pull the old posts up for fun.
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Jan 26th, 2005, 12:46 PM
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Just quit caring? No way! Addicts don't just quit, we'd need a recovery program
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Jan 26th, 2005, 01:08 PM
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Rex, I was commending the Fodorites who have the patience to respond every day.

If you look at it as a hobby good for you altho I am sure that even stamp collectors throw their stamps up in the air once in a while or stamp on them if they get stuck together.

Good idea about walking away when that happens.

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Jan 26th, 2005, 01:14 PM
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I care.
Even when posters take potshots at me or newbies or someone who just asked the wrong question on the wrong day .
There are people continually coming on here for the first time and everything they ask is for the first time.
And I sort of like the idea that someone out there, did something because I recommended it or told them how to get there or advised them in some way and they enjoyed it.
So that keeps me caring .
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Jan 26th, 2005, 01:18 PM
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For me it is not a hobby. It's a serious addiction. I'm considering psychotherapy.
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Jan 26th, 2005, 01:19 PM
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Scarlett, I'm always worried someone won't enjoy what I recommend! That's why I try to include lots of details and qualifiers.
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Jan 26th, 2005, 01:24 PM
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I'm adicted too - but it only takes a few minutes to scan for threads you think you might have something to add to. A very small price to avoid painful withdrawal symptoms.

And SergioL - I don't see how you could possibly know one way or the other whether some "devote their waking hours to posting, for it's what they have as life," since you registered and posted for the first time today.

You can't be tired of the whole thing YET can you - in just a few hours?
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