01-24-2011 10:10 PM
Make brief, ridiculous OP's then never commenting in the thread is a definite sign.
... maybe not of SL addiction, but it's a sign.
01-25-2011 12:25 AM
The postman gets greeted with ' This is private property - you have 10 seconds to leave or you will be teleported home '
01-25-2011 12:46 AM
Count Eisenhart wrote:
My g/f says I am addicted to SL..I say I am not...so I can be sure, can anyone tell me what the symptoms are of SL additction?
1)The lights are on, but no one's home
2)Your mind is not your own
3)Your body sweats
4)Your body shakes
5)Another kiss is what it takes
6)you can't eat
7)You can sleep
8)There's no doubt you're in deep
9)Your throat is tight
10)You can't breath
11)Another kiss is what you need
01-25-2011 01:17 AM
On a more serious note, if you are putting aspects of SL before aspects of RL you may have a problem. If other people are noticing and commenting on your use of SL that might be an indicator it's getting excessive. SL demands a great deal of attention and time to get the best out of it, and in some respects it is too immersive - but rule of thumb is...are you neglecting real life in favour of SL? If so...time to review things.
01-25-2011 01:50 AM
technically I didnt say he was SLaddicted .. its just another piece in a greater picture .. What he is, is addicted to cold pizza (inside joke)
Leaning a little onto another thread, found here; http://blogs.secondlife.com/message/343382#343382
Addiction takes on many faces or forms. Drugs, alchohol, tobacco, etc
From Wiki (see I can seach as well) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Addiction
Historically, addiction has been defined as physical and psychological dependence on psychoactive substances (for example alcohol, tobacco, heroin and other drugs) which cross the blood-brain barrier once ingested, temporarily altering the chemical milieu of the brain.
Addiction can also be viewed as a continued involvement with a substance or activity despite the negative consequences associated with it. Pleasure and enjoyment would have originally been sought, however over a period of time involvement with the substance or activity is needed to feel normal. Some psychology professionals and many laymen now mean 'addiction' to include abnormal psychological dependency on such things as gambling, food, sex, pornography, computers, internet, work, exercise, idolising, watching TV or certain types of non-pornographic videos, spiritual obsession, cutting and shopping.[5
an addict comes up with a thousant different excuses to get what (s)he wants / needs. Seeking validation form others is one sign (*cough* posting in forums? *cough*)
I know of what I speak being a former addict myself .. well and a current one (tobacco)
Second Life (or any other virtual reality world) is for some a substitue cos they are either 1. to lazy to get off their butt and go socialise in the physical world (wich is honestly just a bit sad ) 2. cant socialise due to physical world limitations (in which case VR / VW is a terrific form of being social)
Now the OP dont really get into the details of the debate. So therefor I call fail on this one (sorry bout that, have to be harsh, now get off your butt and go work )
*goes back to her packing*
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01-25-2011 01:53 AM
If you have to ask, you are. Now get a job. You're not being paid to realize the power of your dreams.
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