March 30th, 2008

No bullshit

There, I said it (seventeen in a series)

Regarding Earth Hour: If you believe that having electricity and caring about the earth are mutually exclusive, and if you've decided that caring about the earth is the side you'd like to be on, then let's just go ahead and cut your power so we can all move on.

As for me and my house, we think false dilemmas are pretty silly ways to raise awareness or engage dialogue about complex issues. If we're committed to taking this seriously, let's act like grown ups who can really wrestle with complexity.
Mulder

Social butterflies and snails

A conversation with some friends this morning got me wondering about others' social desires. And so, a poll (I don't think you have to be a LiveJournal user to participate):

Poll #1163157 Social butterflies and snails

How often do you generally do something social (outside your family, including non-work groups)?

More than five times a week
2(5.9%)
Five times a week
1(2.9%)
Four times a week
2(5.9%)
Three times a week
3(8.8%)
Twice a week
13(38.2%)
Once a week
4(11.8%)
Every other week
2(5.9%)
A couple of times a month
2(5.9%)
Once a month
2(5.9%)
Less than once a month
3(8.8%)

Ideally, how often would you do something social?

More than five times a week
1(2.9%)
Five times a week
1(2.9%)
Four times a week
3(8.8%)
Three times a week
11(32.4%)
Twice a week
10(29.4%)
Once a week
1(2.9%)
Every other week
1(2.9%)
A couple of times a month
5(14.7%)
Once a month
1(2.9%)
Less than once a month
0(0.0%)

How has your social life changed?

I used to be more social.
22(64.7%)
I used to be less social.
6(17.6%)
It's been pretty consistent.
6(17.6%)

If your social life has changed, what factors were part of the change?