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Do you think Anime is a waste of time, even if you enjoy it?
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25 / M / USA
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Posted 5/12/08
definitely wasting... but i like wasting time
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glober1991 wrote:

definitely wasting... but i like wasting time


me too......
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i watch it since it's the only thing i enjoy doing
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22 / M / 大迷宮
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Well, I got optimistic because of anime.
I don't think it's a waste of time at all.
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27 / M / PHILIPPINES
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its not wasting time if ur having fun..~!
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Not a waste of time but time wasting.
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i dont think so
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56 / M / earth
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if you enjoy something, you're not wasting time.
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fishiiie wrote:

There are different answers to this, depending on your own personal view... ._.

I think that it's a waste of time only when 1) you watch animes you don't like, and 2) it's a very pointless anime without any meaning to it... In other words, stupid animes. n__n;

Of course, when you're enjoying it, it's not pointless because you're having fun. Or else wtf is the word "enjoy" for? XD

But personally.. I don't think animes are a waste of time c: Most animes are full of meaning, and they teach you lessons that'll be remembered! It's a good way to pass time... Your Jap will also improve (I know mine did XD). Uh. Well, doesn't it make you think that it might just happen in real life... Sorta thing? Esp with romances~ :3 In other words, it will enhance your imagination.. a LOT.

Conclusion: watching anime is fun.


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That is beautifully said. And I agree.

I would actually rather sit home a Saturday evening and watch anime, than being out and getting drunk and then be sick the next day. Since, like many have said, you can learn from anime.
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Yuu-yuu wrote:


shizukahikari wrote:


Naruto3510 wrote:

if u enjoy something..it isnt a waste of your time. :wacko:


Well put. What you've said right there is along the lines of utility calculus, as defined by Jeremy Bentham. He claimed that there were only two values in the world, pain and pleasure. His work regarded all pleasure as equal. Something was utile if it decreased pain or increased pleasure, and was not utile if it increased pain or decreased pleasure. So because anime increases pleasure, then under Bentham's definition, it would indeed increase utility.

However, at the same time, utility can be used to counter what you said. One of the most famous lines in J.S. Mill's Utilitarianism is "It is better to be a human being dissatisfied than a pig satisfied." He divides pleasures into higher and lower orders, the distinction coming mainly from the presence of intellectual stimulation. Anime I would argue falls into lower order. Sure sometimes it may bring out intellectual stimulation (such as the concept of war featured heavily in Gundam, or the idea of one person passing judgment on supposed criminals in Death Note), but the same ideas could be studied at a much amplified volume via studying the theory behind it directly.

So long story short, since I always bought into Mill's theory of utility more than Bentham's, I'd have to go with yes, it's a waste of time. Similarly though, a lot of things are a waste of time (it's nearly impossible to be in the first world and not waste time, really), and so it's more a matter of what you do to minimize your wasting of time rather than whether or not you waste it at all.


shut up. i got tired reading this at the 5th word. ;D no offense _|_


... so stop reading. I'm not forcing you to; I'm just putting it out there because it's interesting.
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25 / M / Sweden
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Yes, pretty much.
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23 / F / New York
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Posted 5/12/08
i guess- but if you have time to spare, why not waste it?
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35 / M / South Yorks, UK
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Unless it's inspiring you, most likely, wouldn't kill time any other way tho..
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..some may think that you're wasting it..but for me it's not..i'm enjoying it..the i don't care what they say .. as long as i like and happy about it then..its alright...
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nothing is a waste of time if you enjoy it...if u said watching anime is a waste of time then the same could be said about tv, video games, sports, hanging out with friends and such...It's a way of entertainment
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