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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-17-05 11:17 AM
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Is it unhealthy to be "too informed" ?
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I've thought about this as I see more and more people here at DU turn angry when some new revelation is put forth. And then another revelation...and then another. We become even more angry as the media seems to cover up the facts. The hypocrisy of our leaders becomes unbearable. Eventually, it seems to turn us toward hate. We hate what we see happening to our country. We hate the ignorance of so many of our citizens. We hate the leaders. We hate our press. Can this be healthy? Is it that we only assume ourselves to be more "informed". If these feelings are with so many DUers, what should we do about it? Take a vacation? Withdraw from the process? Move off the grid?
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  -Is it unhealthy to be "too informed" ? kentuck  Sep-17-05 11:17 AM   #0 
  - I have been wondering the same.  Child_Of_Isis   Sep-17-05 11:18 AM   #1 
  - I think there can be too much of a good thing  supernova   Sep-17-05 11:19 AM   #2 
  - I think many folks consider what you're saying  valerief   Sep-17-05 11:19 AM   #3 
  - I take breaks because it does get to me too much  cynatnite   Sep-17-05 11:20 AM   #4 
  - Focus the anger, you have to control it not let it control you.  Lone_Star_Dem   Sep-17-05 11:20 AM   #5 
  - Reminds me of a bible verse I recently read  LARED   Sep-17-05 11:21 AM   #6 
  - May I use that in a sigline ?  kentuck   Sep-17-05 12:05 PM   #24 
  - Be my guest.. I didn't write it.  LARED   Sep-17-05 12:09 PM   #26 
  - Government "Gone Wild" and Outta Control and so much info  KoKo01   Sep-17-05 01:34 PM   #38 
     - oldtimers have a feel for the soul of DU...  kentuck   Sep-17-05 03:38 PM   #49 
  - better to be aware and burning than ignorant  Lerkfish   Sep-17-05 11:25 AM   #7 
  - didn't some ancient ask 'would you rather be Socrates or a happy pig?'?  bobbieinok   Sep-17-05 01:22 PM   #35 
  - My wife says.....  kentuck   Sep-17-05 11:28 AM   #8 
  - We need something to get the endorphins going  HughMoran   Sep-17-05 11:30 AM   #9 
  - Good old sweaty physical labor does it for me.  Z_I_Peevey   Sep-17-05 11:33 AM   #14 
  - also wondering if ignorance wouldn't be bliss right now....  blossomstar   Sep-17-05 11:31 AM   #10 
  - . . . and the truth shall set you free.  Jack Rabbit   Sep-17-05 11:31 AM   #11 
  - Back away  OldLeftieLawyer   Sep-17-05 11:31 AM   #12 
  - Leftie, you find that spliff? What's with the flower-power tack you  rzemanfl   Sep-17-05 11:49 AM   #18 
     - Huh? What?  OldLeftieLawyer   Sep-17-05 11:53 AM   #20 
        - I won't take the asshole thing personally unless you want me to.  rzemanfl   Sep-17-05 12:01 PM   #22 
           - I know, I know  OldLeftieLawyer   Sep-17-05 12:53 PM   #31 
              - I drive a Geo Metro, so ramming is pretty much out of the  rzemanfl   Sep-17-05 02:05 PM   #40 
                 - Take mine  OldLeftieLawyer   Sep-17-05 02:09 PM   #42 
                    - Does it come with any jewelry? Can't stand that, makes my  rzemanfl   Sep-17-05 02:28 PM   #43 
                       - You'll love this one  OldLeftieLawyer   Sep-17-05 03:02 PM   #46 
                          - Okay, I will contemplate that and will careful not to let my mind  rzemanfl   Sep-17-05 03:51 PM   #50 
                             - I appreciate that. I truly do.  OldLeftieLawyer   Sep-17-05 05:12 PM   #57 
                                - You don't really think I'd buy that fireworks and explosions and  rzemanfl   Sep-17-05 08:08 PM   #60 
  - the danger is a forest/trees effect...  flowomo   Sep-17-05 11:32 AM   #13 
  - There is a problem with being hyper-vigilant.  progressivebydesign   Sep-17-05 11:37 AM   #15 
  - I'm so glad you posted your thoughts!  AnnInLa   Sep-17-05 11:45 AM   #16 
  - Gerhardt Niemeyer wrote about how modernity would  Cats Against Frist   Sep-17-05 11:48 AM   #17 
  - Yeah, like Ted Kazinsky ?  kentuck   Sep-17-05 11:51 AM   #19 
  - Interesting...thanks for posting that  AnnInLa   Sep-17-05 12:36 PM   #30 
  - I've already been through the "microself" stage...  marions ghost   Sep-17-05 05:53 PM   #58 
  - This question must be going through many minds  OnionPatch   Sep-17-05 11:56 AM   #21 
  - Yes. I need a break before I break.  Ladyhawk   Sep-17-05 12:03 PM   #23 
  - is it even possible to be too informed  pitohui   Sep-17-05 12:06 PM   #25 
  - Hate is never the solution...  Finder   Sep-17-05 01:00 PM   #33 
     - w.out emotion we do nothing  pitohui   Sep-17-05 04:00 PM   #52 
        - Passion and emotion are not the same.  Finder   Sep-17-05 04:17 PM   #53 
  - Someone should find a way to limit the subjects of man's studies  leeroysphits   Sep-17-05 12:15 PM   #27 
  - Is Britney Spears "healthy"?  Marr   Sep-17-05 12:18 PM   #28 
  - THANKS for the laugh in the middle of such a serious topic...  marions ghost   Sep-17-05 03:58 PM   #51 
  - I personally have to take looong recesses to maintain my sanity  spindoctor   Sep-17-05 12:27 PM   #29 
  - Taking breaks is essential...  greendog   Sep-17-05 12:56 PM   #32 
  - Wife and I...  Bigmack   Sep-17-05 01:07 PM   #34 
  - I've been wondering that myself  nonconformist   Sep-17-05 01:32 PM   #36 
  - unhealthy because of the depression it causes  Ksec   Sep-17-05 01:33 PM   #37 
  - I think M & M's might be a good antidote...  kentuck   Sep-17-05 01:47 PM   #39 
  - Only if you keep it in  buzzsaw_23   Sep-17-05 02:08 PM   #41 
  - I don't think it is unhealthy...If more of us  Seansky   Sep-17-05 02:31 PM   #44 
  - It's the wilful ignorance & insanity of the RWers that's unhealthy.  Sapphire Blue   Sep-17-05 02:34 PM   #45 
  - For me it's the frustration of feeling helpless  donheld   Sep-17-05 03:28 PM   #47 
  - Me too!  CrispyQGirl   Sep-17-05 04:45 PM   #55 
  - I really don't think hate is the right word. It's really utter disbelief  Cleita   Sep-17-05 03:31 PM   #48 
  - Sheppards in a land of sheep  Raydawg1234   Sep-17-05 04:18 PM   #54 
  - In the words of Meatloaf  DanCa   Sep-17-05 05:01 PM   #56 
  - Unfortunately, we don't have the luxury to do that  Jeanette in FL   Sep-17-05 05:56 PM   #59 

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