Philosopher8659 wrote:I look at it like this. If one does not have reason to speak to someone, why bother them? Or if one has nothing to say, why speak?
Look at from the perspective of commerce. If you have no apples to sell, why try to pass yourself off as a vendor?
There are a whole lot of people who haven't the least bit of sense, but can talk from the moment they get up till they go to bed, yet they have said absolutely nothing.
Read the Platonic Dialogs, discourse with a purpose and based on principles of language. If you tried to talk like that today, you would probably have your phone tapped.
I really believe that there is quite a distinction between talking and jabbering.
Look at people as containers of time, and that time is slowly leaking out of that container.
When you ask for their time, for any reason, are you being fair and honest with them? You can look at social media in the same manner. Ask the question, why do they want my time?
The human mind is responsible for human will so as to maintain and promote its life.
We are not simply exchanging words, we are exchanging life. Many people simply love giving it to idiots and fools, but that is because herding. Language is only as functional as the principles of language that functionally reside in one's own mind.
That is a very philosophical response, Philosopher
Are you saying that there isn't much point in trying to make friends with people that have no major benefits out of being friends with them? I guess social life at school is very different to the outside world. It's all about popularity and how/what type of friends you have at school. I find that if i have a lot of friends than i will be more happy and my days will be more interesting and joyful seeing all of them. Some of them of course, i see no benefits of becoming friends with them. There are only certain people i want to befriend that i think would be good, genuine friends. My problem is that i haven't gotten over my fear of rejection. I've been thinking that i'm annoying everyone by interrupting their day to talk to them. I suppose by all this rambling i mean that i should take into consideration what you have said Philosopher.