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My mind is just blown away at how clapping is a trigger.

Don't get me wrong; hand-clap applauses can be loud, and can interrupt a speaker, but I can't believe it can trigger an anxiety issue. Or do they mean the anxiety issue can happen while being interrupted by the applause? That one I can understand, but still.
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serifsansserif wrote:

coordinating people to stop using the culturally accepted and reinforced behaviour is a long and arduous process, and it is to accommodate a very small group of individuals.


Is it really, though? All you'd have to do is take stage and ask that people not applaud. That's fairly routine at long ceremonies that are on a time budget, though I'd hardly pretend that this always works.


It is assumed that they must have some sort of coping mechanism or other method of dealing considering clapping is incredibly prevalent in other areas of life, including sports games, formal and informal, performing arts, including street performances, rituals that would be congratulatory, film, both during the performance and in accolades after, etc....

Or do they go through life never experiencing and constantly trying to avoid these situations?


Well, it's like I said before: I understand that it's reasonable to expect that such people (if anyone in fact does get driven into panic attacks by applause, which I'm sure someone, somewhere does) ought to be able to anticipate applause. I just wonder if offering a nice gesture for them on a voluntary basis at one's meetings and conferences is really so bad a thing to do. It's certainly an unusual thing to do, I'll grant that. But a problem? I'm not so certain.


Gross1985 wrote:

My mind is just blown away at how clapping is a trigger.

Don't get me wrong; hand-clap applauses can be loud, and can interrupt a speaker, but I can't believe it can trigger an anxiety issue. Or do they mean the anxiety issue can happen while being interrupted by the applause? That one I can understand, but still.


There are some strange triggers for anxiety and panic out there. I've never actually heard of a case of applause being a trigger, but I'm not going to immediately rule it out. I'll admit it's an odd one.
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I'll agree that the last otter picture was otter-ly adorable!


Yeah... I think I kinda started something there... >.>






And though I do like my otters, I kinda found this quadruplet amusing...

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GayAsianBoy wrote:

am in no place to judge. personally never have a trigger trauma.

but i'll respect and believe people who are triggered by things. like some refugees get anxiety from seeing a red sweater... because it reminds them of blood. it might sounds ridiculous to you, because you've never been in a war zone, but you have to put yourself in their shoes.

i think too many people are narrow-minded and self-centred... like they don't like to consider other people and their experiences...


Dude... how'd you grow your hair so fast!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

Was not nearly that long in your last profile pic...
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I love mantids. They are so cute and make fun pets. This pleases me.
They do indeed make adorable fun pets. I've been keeping them for years, and they are endlessly amusing.




KarenAraragi wrote:
This is the Asian hornet.
Oh man that end photo with Picard had me cracking up. I never understood the thrill in holding highly venomous critters, then again I've never wanted to own a pet tiger either.


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I didn't know these existed but they are actually quite cute. This is not logical. All spiders are evil.

You've turned my world upside down and I no longer know what to believe. But to calm my rising panic I will placate myself with my significant otter:
The fact your world is now upside down is only further proof you are becoming one with the spiders and seeing the world through their many eyes.

I counter your otter photos with a ferret pretending to be an otter.




katt14 wrote:
Didn't think any-one outside Australia had even heard of peacock spiders! How could something that cute freak you out??!!?!
Forgive my growing jealously over the fact you live on the same continent as them.

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There are strange triggers and conditions that actual exist, but I am for considering the totality of the circumstances as well as a cost/benefits analysis.

I am not saying we should just brush off people who have legitimate conditions. That would be rude. In fact, if they have such a condition and it is proven and known, people who are aware should have a duty to exercise reasonable care around them as to not mess with that trigger. Conversely, a person with a trigger is not exempt from acting reasonably. A person with a legitimate condition ought to take reasonable care to avoid aggravating the condition. Being reasonable includes NOT fabricating a condition for the sake of your petty ego. Being reasonable includes informing others about your legitimate condition if, in a situation, you are sufficiently likely to encounter something that will aggravate your condition. It's a two-way street. People should not kneel and treat the afflicted like royalty. People should, within reason, accommodate the afflicted.

However, I only think accommodation should only be done if the act is sufficiently likely to affect someone under normal circumstances. Just because a few kids in a school are allergic to peanut butter does not make it reasonable to ban all students from bringing and eating peanut butter. Peanut butter kid needs to take measures to prevent himself from ingesting peanuts (not be stupid and eat peanuts anyway + bring inhaler), teachers and students ought to be informed of the condition, etc. Straight bans on things that are potentially a threat for no other reason than that they are potentially harmful are poorly thought out.

It's one thing to consider others and their experiences, another entirely to freeze in the face of remote and imaginary threats that may or may not be real.
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Actually, I believe there is some merit to this, since a certain sound always makes me start getting really uncomfortable and anxious. Once broke out into tears because of it.

I like to think everyone has a certain sound they can't stand. For my late-step father, he hated the sound of silverware hitting teeth. It seems like alot of people can't stand squeaky shoes either.
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Morbidhanson wrote:
I love mantids. They are so cute and make fun pets. This pleases me.
They do indeed make adorable fun pets. I've been keeping them for years, and they are endlessly amusing.




DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUDE.........

So..... like.... mantises are the cats of the insect world!??!?!?!?

...................................................................................................

I'm reconsidering conquering the globe with an insect army...XD
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serifsansserif wrote:


Yeah... I think I kinda started something there... >.>



If only you had posted a picture of a baby fox that day.

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serifsansserif wrote:


Krissim wrote:


Morbidhanson wrote:
I love mantids. They are so cute and make fun pets. This pleases me.
They do indeed make adorable fun pets. I've been keeping them for years, and they are endlessly amusing.




DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUDE.........

So..... like.... mantises are the cats of the insect world!??!?!?!?

...................................................................................................

I'm reconsidering conquering the globe with an insect army...XD
Yes, they are the insect versions of cats, minus the annoying cat hair.

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Vempy wrote:
If only you had posted a picture of a baby fox that day.



<-------------------------- I very obviously have a thing for foxes... >.<

and that's a cute baby fox, though, I have to admit, I do like the adult ones a liiiiiiiiittle more..
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Krissim wrote:


serifsansserif wrote:


Krissim wrote:


Morbidhanson wrote:
I love mantids. They are so cute and make fun pets. This pleases me.
They do indeed make adorable fun pets. I've been keeping them for years, and they are endlessly amusing.




DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUDE.........

So..... like.... mantises are the cats of the insect world!??!?!?!?

...................................................................................................

I'm reconsidering conquering the globe with an insect army...XD
Yes, they are the insect versions of cats, minus the annoying cat hair.



The fur comes in handy. I'll save my feline army for when I have to cross the tundra..
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Seriously?

If you have some kind of anxiety from hearing people clapping, for one of the many reasons that people may decide to clap, then stay home. Dont go to a forum with a public speaker where its forever been customary to clap if you agree with, or like, what said speaker is discussing. Its been going on for thousands of years and it isnt going to change now. Jesus Christ. Both articles were utterly rediculous.

From now on, everytime you think something is funny, DO NOT LAUGH , do some fucking jazz hands instead.


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Krissim wrote:



katt14 wrote:
Didn't think any-one outside Australia had even heard of peacock spiders! How could something that cute freak you out??!!?!
Forgive my growing jealously over the fact you live on the same continent as them.



Unfortunately,living on the same continent doesnt give me any greater chance of seeing them up close & personal; they are on the other side of the continent (which may as well be the moon!) AND it took over 200yrs of Western observation to discover them in the first place!! There are hundreds of similar 'discoveries' here every year, I just hope they find them all before they are sent to extinction, but the sad thing is we'll never know!!



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