How to stop internet addiction?

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How to stop internet addiction?

Postby DAWN » Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:58 pm

It easy to stop addiction to food, sex, art, cinema etc but it's wery hard to stop addiction to informtion, to internet.

Personly i feel that internet, have a bad influence on me, and also on other peoples. For exemple, in real life i will never say any critics about meat eating, i will never have any bad reaction or feel some anger about anything.

But in internet i have not the same behavour. And i remark that internet have a bad influence on other peoples, who in real was a absolutely wnderful peoples, but not here.

Why it is like this?
What is the reason of this bad influence?
If there is any solution to make internet more peacefull ?
If not, how to stop information addiction? For what reason we are addicted to information ?

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Re: How to stop internet addiction?

Postby Cittasanto » Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:52 pm



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: How to stop internet addiction?

Postby m0rl0ck » Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:55 pm

Lets see, im on skype with a friend, logged in to dhammawheel chat, posting on the board and watching star trek tos episodes all at the same time and have been doing so since i got up five hours ago. Nope, no problem here :)
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Re: How to stop internet addiction?

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Re: How to stop internet addiction?

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Re: How to stop internet addiction?

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Re: How to stop internet addiction?

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Re: How to stop internet addiction?

Postby Cittasanto » Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:15 pm



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: How to stop internet addiction?

Postby Hanzze » Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:42 am

Just that! *smile*


BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Re: How to stop internet addiction?

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Re: How to stop internet addiction?

Postby Hanzze » Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:02 am

Just that! *smile*


BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Re: How to stop internet addiction?

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Re: How to stop internet addiction?

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Re: How to stop internet addiction?

Postby Digity » Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:16 am

I've struggled with internet addiction...it doesn't help that I have an ipad and can search anything, anywhere. Although, my addiction has died down. I eventually just got bored of the constant searching for crap. I'm less of an addict now, but I do have my moments where I can spend two hours or more on the net.

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Re: How to stop internet addiction?

Postby Hanzze » Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:17 am

Just that! *smile*


BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Re: How to stop internet addiction?

Postby DAWN » Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:20 am

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Re: How to stop internet addiction?

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