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Shiachat Addiction

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2 hours ago, hasanhh said:

Yeah man . . . lf l do get a fix two or more times a day my 'gas tank' runs low.

Me getting my daily shiachat fix

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2 hours ago, hasanhh said:

Yeah man . . . lf l don't get a fix two or more times a day my 'gas tank' runs low.

corrected

y'all see whut happens when l don't allow enuff time for my fix to take effect?

ls it: affect or effect? enuff or enough? whut or what?

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6 minutes ago, starlight said:

1000 posts in 9 years. That's not addiction :p 

I created it when I was a very young kid but didn’t use it until mid 2018. Since then it’s like 1 post every day lol.

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Shiachat addiction just like any other addiction is real, it's similar to other online addictions such as instagram, twitter and Facebook. 

It's only a concern if it gets to the point that the following happens:

(1) You're prioritising it over family, professional career, relationships, academics etc.

(2) You're so dependant on it, that if you stay away from it, you experience withdrawal symptoms such as irritability, frustration, sadness etc.

(3) It replaces your Shia community in real life and those around you. The online environment can never replace the people around us. It can be used as a tool and a complement but never as a substitute.

 

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22 minutes ago, ali_fatheroforphans said:

it's similar to other online addictions

l never thought of this -SC Addiction- as "online" before. l understood it as something physical like an opioid. Really.

As for your itemizations:

1] Yeah, l can check this box.

2] More like "wonder".

3] "replace . . . people"  Makes things a lot more peaceful.

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2 hours ago, hasanhh said:

replace . . . people"  Makes things a lot more peaceful

Lol but you're still around "people" in this site. True peace is if we go isolate ourselves in a cave.

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2 hours ago, ali_fatheroforphans said:

(1) You're prioritising it over family, professional career, relationships, academics etc.

(2) You're so dependant on it, that if you stay away from it, you experience withdrawal symptoms such as irritability, frustration, sadness etc.

(3) It replaces your Shia community in real life and those around you. The online environment can never replace the people around us. It can be used as a tool and a complement but never as a substitute.

 

(1) yes

(2) not really

(3) yes

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Feeding my addiction. A confessional.

So after my little sister stopped by with my niece, l had to go to the store.

Hop in the car and drive 3+ km to the grocery.

While in there, l started to wonder what has been posted on S.C.

l also wondered what the evilgelicals are noting or posting. What algorythms surveillance are running.

Cashing out, l return to my car. Driving away l started calculating the money l am spending.

Groceries. Wear on the tires. Mileage on the engine. The gasoline.

Traffic slows  --for some reason l never determined.

l am listening to secular radio and the program is telling this hokey story about having "coffee with god."

There is no coffee in the Bible. Prayer as David -(عليه السلام). did it. But no coffee. And no conversations as Musa -(عليه السلام). had them.

So with three concurrent things going on . . . 

 l start to think, "l do hope l come safely through on the Last Day. One benefit will be l won't have to pay for stuff."

l won't have to listen to bible-babble either.

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Just now, hasanhh said:

Feeding my addiction. A confessional.

So after my little sister stopped by with my niece, l had to go to the store.

Hop in the car and drive 3+ km to the grocery.

While in there, l started to wonder what has been posted on S.C.

l also wondered what the evilgelicals are noting or posting. What algorythms surveillance are running.

Cashing out, l return to my car. Driving away l started calculating the money l am spending.

Groceries. Wear on the tires. Mileage on the engine. The gasoline.

Traffic slows  --for some reason l never determined.

l am listening to secular radio and the program is telling this hokey story about having "coffee with god."

There is no coffee in the Bible. Prayer as David -(عليه السلام). did it. But no coffee. And no personal conversations as Musa -(عليه السلام). had them.

So with three concurrent things going on . . . 

 l start to think, "l do hope l come safely through on the Last Day. One benefit will be l won't have to pay for stuff."

l won't have to listen to bible-babble either.

 

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1 hour ago, Allah Seeker said:

@hasanhh I missed your dislikes. Got worried about you lately as I haven't seen you active in disliking things anymore. Thanks

Thanks for confirming my thinking . . . that l am getting a little soft and forgiving in my old age.

A Thumbs UP for you Bro and Musa Shakr.

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3 hours ago, musa shakr said:

Yea me to

Are u sunni or shia or sushi ?

2 hours ago, hasanhh said:

Thanks for confirming my thinking . . . that l am getting a little soft and forgiving in my old age.

A Thumbs UP for you Bro and Musa Shakr.

Don’t worry I will take over ur position :brucelee::pushup2:

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On 9/19/2020 at 6:46 AM, ali_fatheroforphans said:

(3) It replaces your Shia community in real life and those around you.

Only this one applies to me, and that only sort of. I've never been a part of a Shia community. 

Twice I've been part of mostly Sunni communities. Once I told them I was reading Shia books and they told me I was being led astray so I didn't feel comfortable with them. The other, they were all rich folks and when I was laid off from my engineering job they didn't feel comfortable around me anymore. Nice folks though, no complaints other than they were a bunch of Marie Antoinettes. 

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1 hour ago, notme said:

Only this one applies to me, and that only sort of. I've never been a part of a Shia community. 

Ohh I see, Is there a Shia community near where you live? 

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3 hours ago, ali_fatheroforphans said:

Ohh I see, Is there a Shia community near where you live? 

To be honest, I've never tried to find one here. Where I've lived before, either there was no Shia community or they were unwelcoming. 

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