Brad Wardell's site for talking about the customization of Windows.

One of the less pleasant trends I've seen in social media is the lack of recognition that actions can have consequences.  It never ceases to amaze me to see grown adults behave in a beastly way and be shocked, shocked that their actions have resulted in consequences that were almost entirely predictable.

One exercise that I think many people would benefit from would be to consider what someone else might do in return.  Rather than trying to guess what they might possibly do, consider what they can do in response to something done to them.


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on Jun 24, 2018

That took a long time to post.

on Jun 24, 2018


It never ceases to amaze me to see grown adults behave in a beastly way and be shocked, shocked that their actions have resulted in consequences that were almost entirely predictable.

Grown adults are just children with a few years added.

They often will simply act/behave like they're still children...

on Jun 24, 2018


Grown adults are just children with a few years added.

Speak for yourself.  I'm a kid with a lot of years added.   

Thing is, I don't do social media... no Facebook, no Twitter, etc.  Apart from not trusting social media like Facebook with my privacy and personal details, I saw the potential for bullshit early on and decided against becoming a part of it.... social media. that is.

My only online interaction with others is here at the Wincustomize forums, and that's how it'll remain.

on Jun 25, 2018

There's a lot that can be gained from social media - it makes it a lot easier for me to stay in touch with old friends. You just have to be careful what you put in there in terms of information and time. It is very much the realm of internet trolls and profiteering companies.

on Jun 25, 2018

Heavenfall

There's a lot that can be gained from social media - it makes it a lot easier for me to stay in touch with old friends.

If I want to make contact with people I pick up the phone... preferably the land-line when possible, the mobile when not.

Heavenfall

You just have to be careful what you put in there in terms of information and time. It is very much the realm of internet trolls and profiteering companies.

That's my point!  Internet trolls are one thing.  A pain in the arse, yes, but not as downright evil and/or manipulating as the profiteering companies that run social media sites.  Facebook is notorious for privacy and security breaches, as well as using questionable tactics purely to further or tighten its grip on users. 

I had issues with being inundated with emails from Facebook after just one solitary visit, and although I managed to put a stop to them, I still changed my email address.  I now use a VPN because I suspect Facebook watch past users movements, given how many unsolicited and related emails I used to get, even after I changed my email addy.

on Jun 25, 2018

Being paranoid is not a good thing,folks.

on Jun 25, 2018

Too many of today's young adults have been taught from birth that they are not accountable for their own actions and are entitled to everything being handed to them.

Participation trophies make me want to hurl.

It's become a near crime to discipline your kids anymore. It's only going to get worse at this rate.

on Jun 25, 2018

Gaspershooters

Being paranoid is not a good thing,folks.

I'm not being paranoid.  The very day I signed up with Facebook I was inundated with over 750 emails from them wanting to know this or that... did I know such and such person, was I interested in this or that product.  Despite asking them to stop, I received just as many the next day.  I stopped using that email account and opened another, but Facebook found me and began sending more unsolicited emails to my new account.  That's when I opened another email account with different credentials and got a subscription to a VPN.   I've been left alone since then.

 

on Jun 25, 2018

Phoon

Too many of today's young adults have been taught from birth that they are not accountable for their own actions and are entitled to everything being handed to them.

I have a 40 y/o son like that.  I brought him up differently and to have some respect, but he seems to think the world owes him and that he's untouchable.  He thumbs his nose at the law and plays the system to keep wriggling out of his responsibilities.  Not this time, hopefully, and the magistrate takes a hard line with him over the several charges he's facing court on next month.

on Jun 25, 2018

Civility in this country has gone to the crapper. 

on Jun 25, 2018

So its just one country which is it united states, or australia.

on Jun 25, 2018


Civility in this country has gone to the crapper. 

 

And MANNERS. I was brought up with manners (sometimes called common sense) and to respect others, no matter what the skin color, religion, and ethnicity.

on Jun 25, 2018

Logic and the ability to foresee consequences, are not, IMHO, inherent in human beings.  They have to be taught, by parents, by schooling, or by the school of hard knocks.  When they are not taught, or are taught but not learned, humans revert to magical thinking, where cause and effect might not be correctly connected.  Jonah Goldberg, years ago, told the story of being on a bus in a South American country where the driver passed a truck on a blind curve of a two lane mountain road, and concluded "well that worked, it must be safe to do it again".

In today's first world countries, where you don't starve if you neglect to plant crops, you don't get shot in a duel if you insult someone, where you think bears are cute and lovable and have never seen one rip an animal apart, people grow up insulated from consequences and never learn those lessons.

on Jun 25, 2018

without getting into specifics, this borders on political. Sad state of affairs regardless of direction.

on Jun 25, 2018


without getting into specifics, this borders on political. Sad state of affairs regardless of direction.

 

Agreed.