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Count Eisenhart
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Symptoms of SL Addiction?

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? ty

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Posting on the Second Life forums is one...

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Sending out more Xmas cards in SL than RL.

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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.

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SL Addiction Symptom number one:

Your employer sends the police to your home to see if you are still alive.

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The postman gets greeted with ' This is private property - you have 10 seconds to leave or you will be teleported home '

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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

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Lydia Cremorne
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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.

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Lady Sakai
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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 )

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If you have to ask, you are. Now get a job. You're not being paid to realize the power of your dreams.

Is that what I am? Rude and not ginger?

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