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PostFri May 26, 2023 9:34 am 
https://www.otago.ac.nz/news/news/otago0245054.html Young people are drinking less, because social media allows them to meet people without having to drink. up.gif

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PostFri May 26, 2023 11:49 am 
Weigh that one small study against many others showing increases in various pathologies (depression, loneliness, self-harm, suicide, etc.) due to social media, and ask yourself if the trade-off is worth it. I think not. Drunken partying is as old as mankind; living in a technological bubble without physical contact with other humans is something new, and clearly not healthy.

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PostFri May 26, 2023 2:10 pm 
Social media (in its present form) is the most devastating thing that happened to humanity since we chose automobiles over bicycles. But yes there are some upsides.

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PostFri May 26, 2023 2:56 pm 
... on that note. I wouldn't be shocked if we found out the same thing was also reducing fatalities on the road.

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PostFri May 26, 2023 3:05 pm 
Certainly is. I feel much safer knowing that half the people roaring up behind me have their noses buried in their phones. But soon the cars themselves will be murdering pedestrians, so there will be even less accountability than there is now.

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PostFri May 26, 2023 4:43 pm 
I feel very secure when a car goes by and the reek of pot smoke pours out. That is a frequent occurrence around here.

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PostFri May 26, 2023 10:02 pm 
treeswarper wrote:
I feel very secure when a car goes by and the reek of pot smoke pours out. That is a frequent occurrence around here.
Is that because the car is now past you? (sarcasm ignored)

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PostFri May 26, 2023 10:16 pm 
Only old people smoke marijuana. It stopped being rebellious when it became legal. Like Facebook, it isn't cool anymore.

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PostSun May 28, 2023 4:19 pm 
LOL The rate of marijuana use among youth dropped slightly after legalization. People don't smoke pot because it's "cool" they smoke it because they like the effect

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