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Posted 9/23/14
In light of the recent "three boobed woman" who has been exposed as a fake, I have to ask this.


Why are there so many desperate attention seekers out there?

Seekers should be a different word, but this is a PG forum. I personally hate people who only want attention 24/7. It's usually the kid in class who's yelling and acting like a tool to look cool, or the guy at the club or bar who's swinging his shirt in the air while yelling "YOLO"

From a psychological standpoint, these people are trying to make up for something that was never given to them. Either that or they're just plain terrible people.

http://www.wnd.com/2014/09/is-three-breasted-woman-a-triple-hoax/
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The way I see it attention-seeking behavior has to actually inflict some sort of substantial harm, whether that be upon the attention-seeker themselves or other people, in order to actually be a problem. What harm has this hoax inflicted?
Posted 9/23/14 , edited 9/23/14

BlueOni wrote:

The way I see it attention-seeking behavior has to actually inflict some sort of substantial harm, whether that be upon the attention-seeker themselves or other people, in order to actually be a problem. What harm has this hoax inflicted?


Technically nothing, but it's pathetic, and the hoax isn't the point of this point by the way it just made me think about the topic. Not everything bad has to categorically be harmful, some things are bad just because they're bad. Lying is bad. Is it always harmful? No. But it doesn't make it any less of a bad thing to do.

Attention seekers usually aren't trying to hurt anyone, they're just trying to get attention.
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Posted 9/23/14
This happens all the time.....

That and your bringing attention to bringing attention to the topic you don't want attention given to.....

Think about it.... just ignore it if you want it to die off.
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Posted 9/23/14 , edited 9/23/14
Some people just want to be noticed by their senpai.

But seriously, most people seek to gain favor in other people's eyes. To the extent that they're desperate to do anything (i.e. willing to risk their lives in an attempt for publicity). What they hope to gain is the sense of being recognized by their peers. Truly, it is pathetic in many levels. Just brush it off by ignoring it.
Posted 9/23/14

EatsRainbows wrote:

Some people just want to be noticed by their senpai.



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Posted 9/23/14
I suppose it's because there are plenty of people (*cough cough* me *cough*) who generally try to avoid drawing attention to themselves so we sort or have to have those who are the exact opposite. You know, to even things out.
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Has to be one of the most unattractive traits but pretty funny to watch provided you steer clear and judge from a distance.



Looks good even when pulling a face.
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Looks good even when pulling a face.


Obviously.
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AiYumega wrote:

Technically nothing, but it's pathetic, and the hoax isn't the point of this point by the way it just made me think about the topic. Not everything bad has to categorically be harmful, some things are bad just because they're bad. Lying is bad. Is it always harmful? No. But it doesn't make it any less of a bad thing to do.

Attention seekers usually aren't trying to hurt anyone, they're just trying to get attention.


I'm aware that the hoax wasn't the primary point of the discussion, but it seemed a useful means through which to illustrate my own contention: if no one is harmed and there are no underlying psychological issues motivating attention-seeking behavior there is no problem. Whether attention-seeking behavior is value negative (a bad thing to do), value positive (a good thing to do), or inert (neither good nor bad) is, from my perspective, entirely dependent upon the relative material impact on people and the world.

I'm a consequentialist (specifically a hedonistic utilitarian), and so the condition of an action as ethical or unethical is unavoidably a question of its material impact.
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Posted 9/23/14

BlueOni wrote:

The way I see it attention-seeking behavior has to actually inflict some sort of substantial harm, whether that be upon the attention-seeker themselves or other people, in order to actually be a problem. What harm has this hoax inflicted?


Somes guys will be extremely dissapointed by this news, you could see that as substantial harm.
Posted 9/23/14
Humans fundamentally crave attention. For what reasons... I don't really know why, maybe it has something to do with the line of reasoning, "Humans are social creatures".

If you think about it, little babies crave attention (in addition to food etc), they will cry when left alone, and stop crying when played with. Little kids also crave attention.
As adults, we crave attention, mostly sexually or romantically.

The more we age, the less attention we seek. I just think it has to do with age, maturity and how much attention we're getting from our surroundings.
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Posted 9/23/14
even those who don't say they don't want attention want attention

that's just how it goes

now pay attention to me
Posted 9/23/14

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even those who don't say they don't want attention want attention

that's just how it goes

now pay attention to me


I mean no one wants to spend a lifetime being completely ignored. But I'm talking about people who intentionally create situations where the attention is on them for fun.
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Posted 9/23/14
I guess it's being in the spotlight. Who doesn't like attention every now and then? I know I do.
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