February 2, 2011 5:41 pm at 5:41 pm #594720kollel_wifeParticipant
Does anyone else here find that internet use (with a filter) is very addictive and time wasting and what do you do to help yourself with this?February 2, 2011 5:57 pm at 5:57 pm #737481eclipseMember
I keep trying different things!
1.Put it away and set time limits.
2.Reward myself if I accomplish certain goals.
3.Beat myself up for spending too much time on it ANYWAY.
4.As soon as a certain project I’m in the middle of is done,I’m going back to my old life!I will miss the CR a lot but everything’s got a price!February 2, 2011 7:49 pm at 7:49 pm #737482HummingbirdParticipant
Hey eclipse, I think I’ll have to follow suit cause since I came into the coffee rm. early Sunday morning, I think I’ve been so addicted to it-like even in work, I can’t get my work done normally w/o checking updates in the coffee rm. I know it’s a terrible thing, but, now it’s so hard to stop. I need to start disciplining myself to keep away from it & to get other stuff done too.February 2, 2011 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm #737483deiyezoogerMember
i agree with all of you you gotta really fight with this cr room and the internet always wins.February 2, 2011 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm #737484
My computer has two “Users”. Half the password for Administrative User I know, the other half my kids know. If they don’t put in their half, I can’t use the internet. This usually
means that until around 5:00pm, the internet cannot be used, except for gmail accounts, since the other “User” that everyone knows the complete password for only allows gmail.
K9 internet filter also allows one to specify hours that internet cannot be used. So between 11:00pm till 7:00am, the net usually cannot be used. That too, half of the K9 password I know, and the other half my kids know. If I ever activate after 11:00, I would only allow it for 15 minutes, so that always stops me from using it longer.February 2, 2011 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm #737485eclipseMember
I meant to do thatFebruary 2, 2011 11:36 pm at 11:36 pm #737486i am hereMember
Such a great idea never here’d of that till now.February 6, 2011 4:51 pm at 4:51 pm #737487
Pretty surprised that so few posted on this thread. Is it that most ppl don’t feel the net is addictive (are you human?), or you’re embarrassed to admit it is?February 6, 2011 4:55 pm at 4:55 pm #737488always hereParticipant
read my screen name 😉February 6, 2011 5:24 pm at 5:24 pm #737489NonsenseMember
I’m never on-line. Anyone ever saw me here?February 6, 2011 5:59 pm at 5:59 pm #737490dunnoMember
Smart!February 6, 2011 6:14 pm at 6:14 pm #737491kookalibeerMember
ITS TRUE THAT INTERNET CAN BE ADDICTIVE, BUT AS EVERYTHING ELSE, IT ALSO HAS ITS PLUSES…February 6, 2011 6:56 pm at 6:56 pm #737492OfcourseMember
Definite vices, definite virtues! Fire kills, but fire cooks delicacies!
Sawyouatsinai.com made more than 500 Shidduchim in the last few years! That means it helped produce and steadily continues to help produce an infinite amount of Yiddishe Neshamos for years to come.
You have to choose your sites wisely. Torahanytime.com , etc.
You either suffer long lasting consequences ch”v, whether you admit it or not, or enjoy long lasting benefits! The more positive the site, the better you feel about yourself, after visiting, long after!February 6, 2011 7:13 pm at 7:13 pm #737493
Fire kills, and fire cooks. Fire isn’t addictive.
If a person would be busy with fire a whole day, they would need help from a therapist, as its user is clearly unwell. If one uses fire dangerously, they shouldn’t be allowed to use fire at all.
What a person must do with the internet is create walls and fences to insure it’s used wisely and not overused. Otherwise, it’s better not to use it at all.
Knives are dangerous weapons, and useful. If someone is in the habit of cutting themselves with it, it should be under lock and key.
There is no comparison between the internet and other items that help us but are potentially dangerous.February 6, 2011 7:26 pm at 7:26 pm #737494OfcourseMember
flowers, I never intended for the Mashal to be perfect. I Actually think I heard it in a Shiur long ago, about any and all potentially negative influences.February 6, 2011 8:09 pm at 8:09 pm #737495deiyezoogerMember
flowers- you said that so well, thanks. in this situation the person is their own boss. judge wisely. if you choose right you wont regret it.February 7, 2011 10:30 am at 10:30 am #737496Chaim ShnaimParticipant
If you don’t have a filter, you are in for BIG trouble. If you can’t use K9 (some anti-virus programs are incompatible with K9) use OpenDNS which is also free.February 7, 2011 7:38 pm at 7:38 pm #737497Shticky GuyParticipant
I dont find the internet at all disruptive in my life. I find time every single day for eating, sleeping, davening, learning and working. I’m just very strict, mature and disciplined with myself. I dont let any of these above activities get in the way of my constant internet usage
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