Excitement


Since most everybody here on this blog is an introvert, their concept of excitement is different from the extroverted public in general, and also naturally enough, the extroverted news media.  In my particular case, I have a very rich inner life, and most definitely do not really require external excitement.  But introverts like us are outnumbered in the world.

What is the younger generation’s view on excitement?  They were raised with “quick cuts” in movies, and TV (e.g SpongeBob Squarepants), flashing lights lights in promotions (e.g. Sports), shakycams, and relentless TV watching. They like the excitement, partly because they were taught to like it, and now the question is about where the next excitement high will come from.

So what is an adult raised in such a TV wasteland environment to do?  They could develop talents and/or save some money to make exciting situations happen (e.g. starting a successful business, skydiving, travel, build something).    But the above takes effort, time and work.  It is far simpler to just go to parties and hookup with strangers or semi-strangers.  Compatibility is not an issue.  In fact, it is probably a detriment, as poor compatibility leads to fights; which are exciting.  And naturally enough, incompatible couples eventually break up; with opportunities for drama galore.  Then one can choose a new, different and exciting partner for another short term fling.

I am excited, therefore I am.

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39 comments on “Excitement
  1. Farm Boy says:

    Perhaps “Cheap Thrills” should have been the title.

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  2. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    It would be hard to do a cross country drive via the Interstate with a millenial, wouldn’t it?

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  3. Farm Boy says:

    Fuzzie Wuzzie Bear,

    There is a tendency for them to be loud and shallow.

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  4. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    FArm Boy,
    I’ll bet that you throw something at them that makes them think.

    You just reminded me of present day movies. Real big on computer generated effects and weak on story.

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  5. Yoda says:

    Little happening on this thread there is.
    Exciting it is not

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  6. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Patience. When the previous thread takes too long to load, they will come to the new thread.

    To get back to the discussion.Have you noticed a strong intolerance for boedome on the part of the young?

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  7. Yoda says:

    Continual excitement wires brain to accommodate it does.

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/01/090113074419.htm


    But why does television have such a negative effect on children of this age? “We believe that one reason is the fact that it exposes children to flashing lights, scene changes, quick edits and auditory cuts which may be over stimulating to developing brains” says Professor Christakis. “TV also replaces other more important and appropriate activities like playing or interacting with parents.”

    There have been concerns about infants viewing TV for the last four decades but it has only been in recent years that studies have provided the empirical data to back up those concerns.

    http://seattlemamadoc.seattlechildrens.org/what-does-tv-do-to-my-kids-brain/

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  8. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    It’s wery qwiet on this thread. Thay must all be hunting wabbits.

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  9. Tarnished says:

    Aw, I’d never hunt rabbits, Fuzzie. They make wonderful companions! (Though I must be honest…I did have hasenpfeffer a few times before becoming vegetarian and they are delicious. Yum and yuck, lol.)

    Back on topic:
    Those silly Baby Einstein videos were all the rage when my siblings were younger. Their generation (the current 20 year olds) seem to have attention spans of people half their age. Younger customers of mine are even worse. We run a Junior’s D&D on Sunday afternoons, and thank goodness the DM is a daycare worker, Eagle Scout, and is fantastic with kids, otherwise he’d have a difficult time keeping those children focused!

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  10. Tarnished says:

    Oh…I almost forgot:

    There’s a group of atheists in my area who are homeschooling their children. Part of their agreement is to not allow any TV or noneducational computer use during the school week which is Monday thru Thursday, and for entertainment they are allowed to play board/card games or play around outside/go biking or swimming. Friday is always a “trip day” where they go to art museums, libraries, aquariums, animal sanctuaries, the ocean, the forests, etc and Saturday/Sunday is a regular weekend so they can do whatever.

    Each of these 8 kids are amazingly smart, well behaved, polite, witty, and have an attention span 10x that of their peers. Even talking to the youngest, who’s only 7, you’d think she was 15 from her ability to keep up with a conversation and add to it.

    I think this concept of keeping electronics in the background/not using TV or computers as babysitters helps developing minds tremendously. That and having parents devoted to spending time with/teaching their kids, and actually exploring the world around them to create opportunities for intelligent questions is spectacular. Wish there were more of these parents…

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  11. missattempts says:

    People seek diversion so they can forget about themselves. The want to “lose”
    themselves in some “exciting” and/or distracting activity.
    Hoarders, compulsive shoppers, and addicts of every stripe are like this. People
    who must full up their schedules and not have an unoccupied moment.
    They get anxious alone with their thoughts because of their “monkey mind.” This is
    especially so at night.
    You can’t flee from your own mind, because YOU ARE YOUR mind.
    The solution is to stay in the NOW. Don’t think about the “past.” Your thoughts about
    the past are your only connection to it. And don’t worry about a non existant future.
    “Be here now,” is the only solution.

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  12. Liz says:

    “There’s a group of atheists in my area who are homeschooling their children.”

    They are defined by their atheism?

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  13. Tarnished says:

    Missattempts,

    To an extent, you are correct. We can’t change the past nor see the future. However, it’s still important to plan for what is to come and remember that our past experiences help to make us who we are.

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  14. Tarnished says:

    Liz,

    I’m unsure of what you mean by defined?

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  15. Tarnished says:

    I just happen to know they are all atheists. If they were all Pagans, or Christians, or Muslims, I’d have said so too. They aren’t part of an actual organization or anything, if that’s what you mean?

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  16. Liz says:

    “Group of atheists” sounds exclusive. That’s unusual for a group of people who happen to just not believe in God. It implies this is part of their group identity.

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  17. Liz says:

    “I just happen to know they are all atheists. If they were all Pagans, or Christians, or Muslims, I’d have said so too. They aren’t part of an actual organization or anything, if that’s what you mean?”

    Yes. If you said they were Christians I would assume Christianity is part of their curriculum, or paganism, or Islam, and so forth (their “group identity”).

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  18. Tarnished says:

    I suppose it is a part of their identity. Our beliefs typically are, right?

    They don’t wear it on their sleeves though. Just a group of parents who came together to educate their kids without needing to potentially deal with any of the junk going on in schools nowadays.

    My comment’s point wasn’t about their beliefs though…it was geared towards the main post regarding “excitement” and electronic babysitters. 🙂

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  19. Liz says:

    “My comment’s point wasn’t about their beliefs though…it was geared towards the main post regarding “excitement” and electronic babysitters.” 🙂

    I understand that, Tarn and I agree that banning electronics during the week is a good thing.

    But we all have our triggers, and militant atheists annoy me more than just about any other belief system. They aggressively work to exclude religious groups from public activities, kick Boy Scouts out of public parks, and so forth. I dont’ care if people don’t believe, I do care when they use their belief system as a mallet towards others. ’nuff said.

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  20. SFC Ton says:

    I have taken a 100 plus millennials to the two way rifle range; they all did their job like men.

    Not much into the millennial bashing myself. They got a shitty deal from the generations before them and most are much more aware of that then… say baby boomers are aware of how they fucked over the millennials

    I have also found millennial chicks are less hostile toward men and understand how skewed things are in the family courts etc

    Being an adrenaline junkie I find most folks ideas of excitement boring

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  21. Tarnished says:

    Liz,

    The SAH moms and dad who I’ve met from this group would absolutely agree with you. People’s religious beliefs/lack of beliefs shouldn’t be forced onto others, and this is why they homeschool…to raise their kids away from all this stupidity on BOTH sides.

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  22. Yoda says:

    it was geared towards the main post regarding “excitement” and electronic babysitters.”

    Electronic babysitters the cause it is.
    Cheap relationship thhrills the effect it would be.
    At least partially true this is.

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  23. Yoda says:

    Good to hear that fine warriors they do make.

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  24. SFC Ton says:

    Almost all White men do Master Yoda. Its the vision you give them of themselves that count

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  25. I too have found many of the millenials I have interacted with to be much more mature, grounded, and self aware than I was at their age. I am sure there are many exceptions but the ones I have met seemed to be headed in a good direction, if not more than a little jaded about the crap deal they were walking into, national debt/economy wise.

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  26. On excitement, I find life deals random “excitement” enough without the need for the self imposed drama type. Every day is an adventure here at Chateau Bloom! But in a good way rather than a self sabatoging one.

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  27. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    There is a new one out of San Diego. The accused man went to the police and they couldn’t find evidence of a crime. The college court refused to hear the cops and tossed the guy out.
    There is too much of this.

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  28. As requested, here’s a link to a new post on my site, somewhat a spin off of the excitement topic. Enjoy!
    Beware self imposed drama

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  29. Spawny Get says:

    “I have taken a 100 plus millennials to the two way rifle range”

    Two way? Sounds ominous. How many made it back, might I ask?

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  30. Spawny Get says:

    “Not much into the millennial bashing myself.”

    Me neither. (that nye-ther. Not nee-ther BTW)

    I’m most interested to hear their views, but they seem to prefer 4-chan, 8-chan, reddit (if that’s still a thing 😉 )

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  31. Yoda says:

    Perhaps Bear videos this thread needs

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  32. Tarnished says:

    How about a cockatiel singing the Jeopardy theme song to a bunny?

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  33. SFC Ton says:

    Boomers got to live in fairy tale land based on long established social capital and bad fiscal policy/ false prosperity ( easy to be #1 when the rest of the inudstrial world had to recover from WW2).

    Well progressives, diversity, churches (and the lack thereof) etc destroyed the long standing social capital; debt (public and private), free trade, environmental regulation etc speed up the bill past due note on the economic stuff.

    Millennials are living in the reality boomers, progressives, free traders etc created.

    Buried 25 brothers in 28 years; including my biological bother; 7 under my authority

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  34. “Buried 25 brothers in 28 years; including my biological bother; 7 under my authority”

    😥

    God bless them, every single one! True heros.

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  35. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    Per your request. These little guys are so close, you can’t tell where one ends and the next begins.

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  36. Yoda says:

    Boomers got to live in fairy tale land based on long established social capital and bad fiscal policy/ false prosperity ( easy to be #1 when the rest of the inudstrial world had to recover from WW2).

    Well progressives, diversity, churches (and the lack thereof) etc destroyed the long standing social capital; debt (public and private), free trade, environmental regulation etc speed up the bill past due note on the economic stuff.

    Good summary this is

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  37. SFC Ton says:

    Thank you both

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  38. Farm Boy says:

    There is a new post.

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