Why we need a sense of humor on the internet
There are lots of humorists in the world. But not many funny ones. Humor, of all the arts has to be the hardest. A person that creates humor must be able to look so at ease with what they are trying to accomplish.
Mark Twain was one of the greatest humorists of all time. I can think of no one today that can match his wit and sarcasm. In one of his quotes he states:
Humor must not professedly teach, and it must not professedly preach, but it must do both if it would live forever.
- Mark Twain in Eruption
This holds true everywhere, including the internet. How many Affiliates does it take to make money online? Two, one to sell a product the other to buy it. Now I never said I'm a comedian. Humor must come come from the heart. If not all that we see is sarcasm or
rudeness. Humor has been around for thousands of years and it will be around forever. Humor changes with every generation and every culture. Americans won't think something is funny the same a someone from Brazil.
How Do We Keep a Healthy Sense of Humor on the Internet
Sometimes I compare someone that works on the internet as an absent mind professor. Spending hours on a computer without thinking about the people around them including family, friends or acquaintances. I myself am guilty of this. I can easily stay up until 2-3 in the morning and never take my eyes off the screen. Studies have shown this is not only unhealthy physically but in relationships. Our partners feel like they are being ignored. Our friends never hear from us. Our kids could care less because they are on the computer in their bedroom.
You need to set a time limit on your activities. You can work all day if you like but you need to stop every two hours to take a break. It will not only help you physically but mentally as well. The Japanese learned this years ago. The employees in most work places in Japan have mandatory breaks. Not just a break to stand around the water cooler telling jokes, but doing actual exercises.
Humor When You Are Doing Your Work Thing
Most internet marketers are usually working alone. (Unless your Kyle or Carson) sche-dule for yourself during the day. I work for two hours and take a break to walk around the house. Check to make sure no one is checking up on me. Watch 15 minutes of youtube humor. Sorry I need my humor and magic. But put the timer on. Don't allow yourself to get distracted or you will end up like Rip Van Winkle.
Addiction And The Internet
Internet addiction is an impulse control disorder. No drugs are involved and its very to similar pathological gambling. Internet users can develop an emotional attachment to on line friends and activities they create on their computer screens. Internet users may enjoy aspects of the Internet that allow them to meet, socialize, and exchange ideas through the use of chat rooms, social networking websites, or "virtual communities." Internet users spend hours doing research on topics that are of interest to them. Blogging is a contraction of the term "Web log". An individual will post commentaries and keep regular chronicle of events. It can be viewed as creating a journal and the entries are primarily textual. There are two types of people that performs these rituals online. Those that have purpose and are building a business. Those that have an addiction and spend hours just fulfilling there need be online.
In conclusion we need to set our priorities straight and live in the real world world along with the time we spend in the virtual world. We are flesh and blood. Not a bunch of integrated circuits and software programs. We need to have real world friends as well as virtual friends. But if I were to need friends online I would go to a website like Wealthy Affiliate and make tons of friends there. People are warm and friendly and not virtual at all. Just remember "Time is not short, Only life is"
How do you make a handkerchief dance? You put a little boogie in it.