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Old February 2, 2012, 12:36 AM
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Default Re: "All I got" is LOGIC -- therefore, I have nothing...

Hey, TW. I'm Tina - a new member here on the forum. And I hear what you're saying. Things that make no sense whatsoever to me are making other people money, left and right.

A specific, personal example from me: several years back, I was handed an opportunity to review a new style of books for a major publishing company. I took one look, pshawed the whole idea, and turned them down. Wouldn't you know? They were the "next big thing." Just my luck, huh?

So I told myself the next incredibly stupid idea I heard about, I was going to jump on it with both feet, eyes closed, and hit the ground running. Why? Why would any sensible, sane person do that? Because "it's what works." Ha.

As for the "logic" behind ringtones, it's all about nostalgia for a lot of people. Hearing even a few notes of a song brings back fond memories of a time gone by. For others, it's all about the "shock factor." Who would dare play something like THAT in public? Anyone looking to stand out in the crowd, to be different from everyone else.

There are many more "reasons" to go along with the ringtone thing, but it's highly unlikely even one of them are logical in the "you need this to survive" sense. Unless you know it's all about "emotional" needs -- and those, too, are required. Maybe not to survive, but to make us feel good enough about ourselves so we even CARE to survive.

Hmm. Maybe that didn't make sense. Who wouldn't "care" enough to fight for their own survival?

Okay, now I'm rambling, so I'll stop. Just wanted to pop in and say "Hi," really. And here I've gone and said a lot more.

Must get duct tape. Be still, fingers! Still! No more typing! (lol)

Tina

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I evaluate things from this angle... "Does this make SENSE?" (is this logical?).

I see now, I should NOT do that. Problem is, that is the only tool I have in my toolbox! All I have is a hammer, so I keep looking for nails -- and there are none to find! Frustration.

I see it is *I* who needs to change.

Example off the top of my head... Many years ago, I discovered people were making MILLIONS off of selling (FRIGGIN') ***RING TONES***.

There is NO logic on earth (or any other planet) that could give ANY "priority" to buying a RING TONE. That HAS to be ***THE*** most UNNECESSARY item of all time! Yet, people were (apparently) buying them in DROVES!

My logic-addiction (+ big azzz ego) PREVENTED me from getting my share of that bonanza.

I cannot take my logic to the bank!

But I also cannot bring myself to tap into WASTE OF TIME trends + fads, either. So, bank account = zero while I'm doing "the right thing." (the logical thing(s)).

(((sigh)))
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