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If I notice myself writing too much like myself, I try to tweak it. I noticed I use "just" a lot and started hacking away at it. I sometimes start sentences with "Case in point," and stopped myself doing it again earlier in the thread.
 
If I notice myself writing too much like myself, I try to tweak it. I noticed I use "just" a lot and started hacking away at it. I sometimes start sentences with "Case in point," and stopped myself doing it again earlier in the thread.
just does a lot of work doesn’t it, neutralises and reduces demystifies
 

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Yeah, I think Barty said he noticed himself using it a lot too. It worms its way between the words and you end up with phrases like "It's just this..." as opposed to "It's this...".
 

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I wonder whether turning away from the news and the outside world and falling into this pattern of deconstructing your own language equates to about the same amount of information and you're just swapping one input for another.
 

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You're not just learning the gesture. You're learning the way you are supposed to feel in the situation. You reverse engineer the affect by enacting the gesture
 

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Yeah, I think Barty said he noticed himself using it a lot too. It worms its way between the words and you end up with phrases like "It's just this..." as opposed to "It's this...".
This is something I pick up on in my own language. I'm conscious of constantly referring to "I", but I also don't want to speak for everyone else so I'm in two minds about referring to "we" or "you" in that way.
 

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How actors get inside someone's feeling tone by imitating their physicality. Same with school children copying footballers gestures in the playground
 

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This is something I pick up on in my own language. I'm conscious of constantly referring to "I", but I also don't want to speak for everyone else so I'm in two minds about referring to "we" or "you" in that way.
I don't know if anyone's noticed but I deliberately confuse I and we and speak as if I were the actual forum sometimes for a laugh
 
If you get it from someone else, can it ever be sincere? You're always copying what they did first. It's not an original expression.
Yeah everything has to be somewhat of a recombination. I feel sincerity has to involve risk and vulnerability and being willing to be misunderstood and lose face
 

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Yeah everything has to be somewhat of a recombination.
This was something I struggled with re: music a while back.
I definitely struggle with new music atm, but it's extended to any music at all for the time being. The process of listening to it feels like it requires a lot of effort and it's much nicer to just listen to nothing at all. I said something in another thread about rather than being sick of new music or new arrangements of familiar elements, I'm sick of the elements themselves. I'm sick of drums and synths and guitars and voices and so on.
 
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It makes you wonder how much of a person makes them unique.
Genetic difference compounded by circumstantial/environmental difference. As far as I can tell, that accounts for literally everything variable among humans. Of course, I would argue against solidifying such a belief, especially one as drastic and unromantic as that.

edit: you know, reserve some doubt in the interest of magic/spirit/transcendent stuff - if for no other reason than to sustain the dialectics.
 
This is something I pick up on in my own language. I'm conscious of constantly referring to "I", but I also don't want to speak for everyone else so I'm in two minds about referring to "we" or "you" in that way.
I do this quite a lot and I think it’s mainly when I want to discuss the universal, or test if something is universal. And cos It’s inclusive cos im a Buddhist and shit. It’s also Instagram template craic “that moment when....”
 

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That taking in more and more information often results in becoming less and less certain seems to be one of the big problems of our time and is exactly one of the reasons I decided to stop looking at the news. I've so little faith what I'm reading's reliable that I see no value in reading it.
 
Stating the obvious there. But I do go back and sometimes change my Is to yous or wes in messages or here and notice the difference in how it feels to read
 
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