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Sat Oct 16, 2021, 09:52 PM

Why the Internet is Addictive For Me.... (An Opinion) [View all]

...You may not agree, that is OK, but this is an opinion only....Back in the 70s and 80s I played video games over
and over...I studied gambling and I went to the casino occasionally. Also, I played cards with friends and won some of the time, and lost some of the time..Yes, it feels like gambling, it plays the same as gambling, and yet it costs nothing but... time.....Lots of "time"....Sometimes, I come for 5 minutes, and stay for 5 hours or more..

....If hit a jackpot...(that is a story or article I really like and enjoy or is of great interest) then, I hit the net again.
That jackpot costs nothing but."time". Guess, what? Time is One ofThe Most Important of All Commodities We Have

....And it is clear to me, (my opinion) that the internet is truly addictive....Not a little, but a whole lot..

....When I get some information, or make a connection with someone, or get an answer to something I was wondering
about, I get the ..gambling buzz...and it feels good or great. ( that is my opinion)... And that.buzz...lasts a while...
..and then I need another "buzz"..and another...and another...Way different than going to a casino....Why?

...The distance from my bed to the computer is about 15 feet.I don't have long to walk, and I don't have to get dressed at all & I don't have to drive a car. I can sit there in my underwear and go from spot to spot on the internet. Here there and everywhere....All kinds of places....from animation (A) to ...zebras ..(Z) and everything in between. And the cost?...some electricity..and the long range cost of the computer...Mine is now about 10 years old..and totally paid for...

...The variety on the internet is totally incredible:....from Art....to Baseball....to Fall ...to Games...to Leaves...to Leave It To Beaver .. to Movies......(full length and other types),...to Nudes....to Rodeos...to Sports...to Underwear.. ...to Violins........to Winter... ..... to X rated stuff.........to Yellowstone National Park.........to Zoos.


....If you want to buy something, you can buy it on the internet..(if you have an active credit card) or if you contact the seller. the seller will often come to your place to sell it to you...And you don't have to leave your home to buy it...(providing you have enough money in your account). .And, the internet can tell you that too..Maybe you will need a phone next to your computer to talk to someone about the buying and selling....And all of this without leaving your home/apartment/or living space.

...So if I am not buying or selling anything, and I just want to go from place to place...well it doesn't cost a thing but time...
You can also gamble on the internet, if your credit is OK,,but that is risky for anyone...It starts and never stops

.............I know that some may not agree with all of this, (or some of it) ... but this is the truth for me .................... .

............ Also....Soon.... I have to decide if I need to shut the computer off for good...

....If I want information about most things...there is something called.....the ..radio.. that gives lots of information, and
many stations & spots to turn to. It worked in the past and still works...if you are patient, and don't want to buy and
sell stuff..........

...........But the internet is dangerous in its own way, and I have described some of it in the essay above.................. ...........Yes, it is dangerous for me, and I guess this is enough for now.......................................... ..
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................................. Thank You for reading this............

............................................. .Stuart ...............................

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