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Thread: Could you go a week with out any form of the news?

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    Could you go a week with out any form of the news?

    My girlfriend and I were talking about this, could people become happy at least one week a month?
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    Re: Could you go a week with out any form of the news?

    A week? Easy. A month? Less easy, but still doable.

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    Re: Could you go a week with out any form of the news?

    Yes, and I already have.
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    Re: Could you go a week with out any form of the news?

    I can. That would be quiet cool actually, just to get away and shut down all types of media for a week straight, who gives a crap what happens. I think ill try that, now im on my holidays too.
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    Re: Could you go a week with out any form of the news?

    Depends how you define news.

    If you mean reading/watching/listening to a media outlet, then sure, and I think Iíve accidentally done so in the past.

    If you mean total absence of any news whatsoever, it is possible, but likely detrimental to your life. Mainly because you would have to forgo conversing with anyone, to avoid the off chance they might say something along the lines of "oh, did you hear about...[insert random news item here]."

    Edit: And, on a grammer Nazi note.

    Of course you COULD do this, a better question is, WOULD you.
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    Re: Could you go a week with out any form of the news?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post

    Edit: And, on a grammer Nazi note.

    Of course you COULD do this, a better question is, WOULD you.
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    Re: Could you go a week with out any form of the news?

    Quote Originally Posted by Soapiestdevil View Post
    I am sorry for taking life so seriously.
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    Re: Could you go a week with out any form of the news?

    I do it all the time. I generally tend to look at the news on the internet every day during my lunch break, but I easily go without looking at all. For more than a week, even. I haven't watched a tv news program (w/ the exception of election night) in almost four years.
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    Re: Could you go a week with out any form of the news?

    I could, but it would suck.


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    Re: Could you go a week with out any form of the news?

    Only if I am buried in something else that constantly demands my attention, like a convention. Otherwise, I get starved for information within a few hours and come unhinged, desperate for input.

    Can't wait for true digital neural interface. I'll do whatever I have to, to get satellite hookup directly into my brain.

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