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Social Media Addiction- FAMILY PROBLEMS

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by janonymousone, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. janonymousone

    janonymousone Newbie

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    Hey Guys,

    I'm a college student but I've been out of school for over a month due to the present strike action taking place in my country, so, I've been pretty much at home with my siblings and parents. I've been trying to utilize all my time learning new things and of course, IM. I actually make a descent income online

    My immediate elder brother who is two years older than me is addicted to Social Media, he spends all his time on the internet on Facebook, Twitter, stupid entertainment blogs carrying useless (probably false)news clicking ads and making them money. To me into IM and a lot of other things, this is actually annoying as hell, heck he could be online, gathering skills learning graphic design, programming, networking e.t.c, he basically doesn't have any skill at all, if I change the proxy settings on his browser to a fake proxy, he'll start calling me that his internet is gone. He think everything is easy through God, even the bible said heaven helps those who help themselves, it's not like he would just wake up in a new Bugatti.

    I introduced him to Udemy some weeks ago, and gave him some coupon codes I found on the internet so he could learn Adobe Photoshop, Html5, PHP, CS3, Aftereffects e.t.c, he was excited and wanted to learn for the first few days but later on he stopped, he didn't even learn anything, he just has a Udemy account with a bunch of courses. It's actually funny when he says I would learn programming or photoshop before I get back to school and then he sits down there and does nothing other than while away his time on social media. I even showed him BHW and some forums he could join and learn..

    He actually prefers chatting up with girls and guys that might not even add anything to his existence on Facebook, following jobless peeps on Twitter all day. Another thing that is annoying as hell is that he uses my Tablet to chit-chat his contacts he added on Whatsapp, I gave him my Tablet for sometime as I didn't need it any longer but it just made him more addicted to SOCIAL MEDIA!, so I collected it back. I don't about him, but I personally wouldn't be happy to use my younger brothers gadgets.

    Does anyone have a friend or family that has a similar character, any suggestion, what could I do to help him (I think I should just show him my bank account filled with millions(when it is) (of my currency not $ yet, lol) and tell him that's what I do while he is busy wasting his time on social media)

    I thought of disabling his social media accounts should make him think straight, he is not getting any younger is he? But that's a little extreme
     
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  2. SocialMediaManager

    SocialMediaManager Elite Member

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    Show him how to Make Money with Social Media Udemy offers many courses on Social Media
     
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  3. FJX

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    Why are you forcing him into IM? If he's good at networking with people he may be a good salesman in the future or something. Don't force anyone to do something - if your father will force you to be a cook, I don't think you would be pleased.
     
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  4. mastino

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    lolz janonymousone

    From the mention of STRIKE, i take it "You From 9JA Rite"..
    Bro not only you man, this fucking strike just made jobless
    youth more jobless..

    HMU, lets rob mind.........
     
  5. janonymousone

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    I'm not forcing him into IM, I just want him to get up his lazy ass and do something, learn something, time is waiting for nobody
     
  6. janonymousone

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    Yep, you're right, added you on Skype man
     
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    I understand you care about him because he is your sibling but that is absolutely not an excuse for you to decide what he must do and how his future should turn out. I absolutely hate it when people tell me what to do. I am pretty sure he and everyone else feels the same way too. All that jazz about caring is just a smoke screen. One should follow ones own dreams.
     
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  8. mastino

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    Accepted man :D
     
  9. janonymousone

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    I too hate being told what to do, but at this computer age, one has to know a thing or two about computers other than Twitter and Facebook
     
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    Well,
    It is pretty hard to learn something new if one doesn't have the desire but I wish you all the best :)
     
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  11. Black.Star

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    He sounds like he is one of the people who never picked up a book in their life and are proud of it.
    But whatever. Society needs the dumb workers in larger quantity than smart people.
     
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  12. Nigel Farage

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    You should mind your own business, and fuck off.
     
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    It's his life. Don't be an asshole, and let him live it his own way.
     
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    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    When we look at other people and start making judgements about THEIR life it usually means we are missing something from our own.

    Maybe you are a little jealous that he spends his time enjoying himself.

    Just be there for him if he ever requests your help.

    In the meantime, just get back to work and earning some $$$$
     
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  15. janonymousone

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    It's his life, but his life affects me indirectly wether I like it or not.
     
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    Its his life your being a dickhead.
     
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    If he does not have the drive or passion to do IM then don't try to convince him cause if you do end up convincing him then he will most likely fail/give up fast.
     
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    Jealous that he is enjoying himself? I enjoy myself better with money in my pockets to cater for most of my needs
     
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    As I said before, I'm not forcing him into IM, he should just get up his ass and do something, learn a few skills that could help him.

    In my country, the unemployment rate is so high, it's almost impossible for an average graduate to get a job, so having some skills here and there would increase chances of being employed
     
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    My advice? Don't force him. Let him do what he likes. He'll probably live his own life anyway. Most people are like that.
    Be persuasive. Give him an idea on how to make money doing what he likes. But perhaps he's not wasting his time. Maybe it's an illusion or perception..
     
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