Talk:1227: The Pace of Modern Life

Explain xkcd: It's 'cause you're dumb.
Revision as of 12:06, 19 June 2013 by (talk) (Commented about our propensity to skim this comic)
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Is it sad that after reading the first few, I thought "TL; DR" and found myself skim reading most of them since I'm meant to be working right now and not reading xkcd? ‎ (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

That's obviously what's intended 09:53, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

I don't think it's sad. According to my 11th Grade Literary Analysis, the propensity to take shortcuts is a fundamental flaw in human nature, but introductory Psychology lauded our use of heuristics. I say you should find meaning in your humanity and ability to set your own priorities and allocate just enough resources to various aspects of your life in order to succeed in life where the objectives are unclear. 12:06, 19 June 2013 (UTC)DBrak

The topic made me slow down, read, and understand. Perhaps the point was lost on me, but the expressions from a century ago seem much like those made today. One can't help but wonder if that means they were wrong then and wrong now or if our society was in a century long devolutionary spiral, terminating with Twitter or whatever is coming next. -- 10:02, 19 June 2013 (UTC)