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Is social media creating a monophobic world?
01-09-2016, 09:43 AM #1
Nomadic Wanderer Member
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I make this post based on observations from my last 5 years of travels around the world.

Along with an increase with social media, I have also noticed a huge shift in people who travel. Meaning less and less people travel solo as time goes on.

Young Brits now travel in packs of 10 to 20, something I never saw 5 years ago. Why is that? Is it a need to constantly be connected to someone else?

Solitude has its rewards (in moderation of course), but is this constant need to be connected or chatting with someone needed?

Monophobia is a fear of being alone. Traveling the world by myself has spawn many lonely moments, but I never freaked out and seek solace by having a panic attack and need to connect with someone instantly.

Maybe I am just old school...I miss old school where people just randomly struck up a conversation. Now everyone walks down the street or sits in a bar texting their ğkking brains out.

Going back to monophobia, hardly anyone travel alone anymore. Is it a fear of being alone or is it because of terrorism
01-09-2016, 12:02 PM #2
White Ribbon call me
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Ive travelled alone and it was great.. Its not for everyone, i enjoy my own company so its cool with me.. I hate social media..
01-09-2016, 12:28 PM #3
Accidental Stoner Member
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I do not own a phone.
01-09-2016, 01:51 PM #4
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It all depends on circumstance. I'd rather travel with someone else than alone, but I've done alone many times.

I too despise social media.

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01-09-2016, 04:14 PM #5
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(01-09-2016, 12:02 PM)the white ribbon Wrote:  Ive travelled alone and it was great.. Its not for everyone, i enjoy my own company so its cool with me.. I hate social media..

Totally agree dude, but there has been times when I was far off the map none of the locals spoke English. After a week or so, you start losing your mind.

Fast forward to now, and people nearly get run over as they text and walk across the street. What can be so important that cant wait 30 seconds until you cross that street safely?
01-09-2016, 04:26 PM #6
Screaming Yellow Zonkers Member
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I do most things alone. Sometimes I wish I was with someone else, but I seem to have better luck and experience more...... unusual events, alone. I think it's a karmic/astrological thing.
Millenials have a completely different astrological make up than previous generations, so it makes them part of this social interconnect.

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01-09-2016, 09:01 PM #7
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(01-09-2016, 12:28 PM)Accidental Stoner Wrote:  I do not own a phone.

we have a landline.
never have owned a cell and i dont want one.
foolishness lol

Just Plain Nuts.
01-09-2016, 09:06 PM #8
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Cell phone service like internet are dirt cheap here. Nobody except businesses here have a landline.


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01-09-2016, 09:16 PM #9
Octo Mother Superior
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I have traveled alone, I don't mind, I'm not ever scared. You meet a lot of interesting people.

Last time I traveled alone was a couple of years back when I went to Sweden. On my way back I ended up waiting for several hours in the middle of the night before the ferry left. I was killing some time outside the (closed) central station in Stockholm when this (immigrant cleaner) guy came outside to tell me where I can go if I'm cold.

I dragged my empty suitcase through the city and only one person offered to help, he was from Gambia. He bought me coffee and we chatted about the immigration situation until I had to leave for the ferry. Interesting to say the least.

Then waiting for the ferry I met this Swedish guy so wanting to move to Finland. I asked him why, but he just kept shaking his head saying "it's not good"
01-09-2016, 09:18 PM #10
Coolchick Member
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im not interested in travel.
i went to calgary waaay back.. lived there awhile..
couldnt wait to leave lol..

then i went to newfoundland which was pretty cool...
i would go there again i think

but just to travel.. no i am not at all interested.
even if i had tons o cash.

Just Plain Nuts.
01-09-2016, 09:31 PM #11
Octo Mother Superior
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Good thing is that you don't have to travel unless you want to patpat.gif

I went across Europe way back then and it was very fukn enlightening. Spent 3 weeks in Hungary and could totally sense the cold atmosphere immediately as I crossed over to Austria. The Hungarians are the most friendly people, I want to visit again.
01-09-2016, 09:35 PM #12
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yes no kidding eh lol

i just dont like being around ppl all that much i guess.

Just Plain Nuts.
01-09-2016, 09:41 PM #13
Octo Mother Superior
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lol yes, I know what you mean. Probably sounds like I'm all sorts of social and stuff chuckle.gif I don't do social media. I have no facebooks or any need for other people to validate my existence.
01-09-2016, 09:45 PM #14
Coolchick Member
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(01-09-2016, 09:41 PM)Octo Wrote:  lol yes, I know what you mean. Probably sounds like I'm all sorts of social and stuff chuckle.gif I don't do social media. I have no facebooks or any need for other people to validate my existence.

yeah that is the thing social media is creating
ppl 'need' to feel validated

lolwut.

thats why ct has gone the way it has too.. ending up as nothing but social sites where ppl threaten to leave if they are not 'validated'

those threads are annoying.. and so are the ppl that reply with 'oh no bro dont go what would we ever do.. you make this place better we LOVE UUUU!'

wtf is that?

i dont even think children do that.

a whole new breed of entitled whiny ppl

i want nothing to so with any of them
lol

Just Plain Nuts.
01-09-2016, 09:50 PM #15
Octo Mother Superior
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Drama queens

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Too bad you didn't post that on facebook because I would definitely have 'liked' that post

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