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How has DDO changed your life?

tejretics
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7/22/2016 11:16:13 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
DDO has significantly impacted my life -- my "real" life, that is -- in multiple ways. I'll explain some of the ways in which it impacted my life later in this thread.

Let's just say that if I hadn't joined DDO, I would be wearing very different clothes right now, and I would be typing in front of a very different computer.

So how has DDO changed your life?
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7/22/2016 11:44:18 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/22/2016 11:16:13 AM, tejretics wrote:
DDO has significantly impacted my life -- my "real" life, that is -- in multiple ways. I'll explain some of the ways in which it impacted my life later in this thread.

Let's just say that if I hadn't joined DDO, I would be wearing very different clothes right now, and I would be typing in front of a very different computer.

So how has DDO changed your life?

It changed the way I think. It changed the way I learn. It changed the way that I actually argue, and debate. Once, in a debate tournament, I used Jargon, and people didn't understand me, and I didn't know that, so we in the end lost, lol. Before here, I didn't even know what an "abortion" was. But now I do. DDO had an impact in my life, good things and some bad things.
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7/22/2016 12:10:02 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/22/2016 11:16:13 AM, tejretics wrote:
DDO has significantly impacted my life -- my "real" life, that is -- in multiple ways. I'll explain some of the ways in which it impacted my life later in this thread.

Let's just say that if I hadn't joined DDO, I would be wearing very different clothes right now, and I would be typing in front of a very different computer.

Now that's a story I'd like to hear lol

So how has DDO changed your life?
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7/22/2016 1:10:27 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/22/2016 11:16:13 AM, tejretics wrote:
DDO has significantly impacted my life -- my "real" life, that is -- in multiple ways. I'll explain some of the ways in which it impacted my life later in this thread.

Let's just say that if I hadn't joined DDO, I would be wearing very different clothes right now, and I would be typing in front of a very different computer.

Whoa....how?
So how has DDO changed your life?
I suppose it's inspired me to study new things. Philosophy, science, and some political theory. It's also helped me get to reading somewhat *heavy* books, as I got use to complex arguments, complex books seemed less scary. And I suppose it makes me feel less socially isolated than I actually am.
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7/22/2016 6:00:29 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/22/2016 11:16:13 AM, tejretics wrote:
DDO has significantly impacted my life -- my "real" life, that is -- in multiple ways. I'll explain some of the ways in which it impacted my life later in this thread.

Let's just say that if I hadn't joined DDO, I would be wearing very different clothes right now, and I would be typing in front of a very different computer.

So how has DDO changed your life?

Its made me far more cynical then I otherwise would have been due to how many idiots are on the site I can no longer run off the site
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7/22/2016 6:34:06 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/22/2016 11:16:13 AM, tejretics wrote:
DDO has significantly impacted my life -- my "real" life, that is -- in multiple ways. I'll explain some of the ways in which it impacted my life later in this thread.

Let's just say that if I hadn't joined DDO, I would be wearing very different clothes right now, and I would be typing in front of a very different computer.

So how has DDO changed your life?

Learned quite a bit about other opinions on issues that I agree or disagree with. Also, I've learned how to respectfully and properly tell someone that they are completely wrong.
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7/22/2016 8:22:17 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
The people I've met tangentially through DDO have changed my life more than DDO has, itself. Even still, I'm a very different person now than I was when I fist joined, and DDO definitely played a significant role in that.
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7/22/2016 8:51:53 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
How has DDO changed your life? Not at all. Just something to look at and entertain myself for a couple of minutes a day. Kill time basically to avoid doing what I am supposed to be doing.
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7/22/2016 8:59:54 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Before I joined, I had that mindset of "gotta act cool so they like me, and then I can become a well known member", and tried typing in a "professional manner". I soon realized that I was doing something wrong, as I just kinda sat there saying stuff that made me sound like a comical figure.

Once I realized how stupid that was, I became my regular self, and made some friends.

DDO helped me realize that trying to be something that people like is difficult, and it's easier to find those people by being my regular self, so it's definitely made me more comfortable and friendly when joining a new site or server.
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7/24/2016 3:03:17 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/22/2016 12:10:02 PM, Fkkize wrote:
At 7/22/2016 11:16:13 AM, tejretics wrote:
DDO has significantly impacted my life -- my "real" life, that is -- in multiple ways. I'll explain some of the ways in which it impacted my life later in this thread.

Let's just say that if I hadn't joined DDO, I would be wearing very different clothes right now, and I would be typing in front of a very different computer.

Now that's a story I'd like to hear lol
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7/24/2016 10:21:03 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/22/2016 11:16:13 AM, tejretics wrote:
DDO has significantly impacted my life -- my "real" life, that is -- in multiple ways. I'll explain some of the ways in which it impacted my life later in this thread.

Let's just say that if I hadn't joined DDO, I would be wearing very different clothes right now, and I would be typing in front of a very different computer.

So how has DDO changed your life?

I can argue better, know how to structure an argument better, and learn't how to depend on valid sources.
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7/24/2016 11:38:12 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
On the one hand, it has helped me make friends I never would've before. I am also a better debater as a result, and I am thankful and appreciative for both of those things. On the other, it has made me a more bitter, depressed, and disillusioned individual who wonders whether people really care about each other to the extent they should.
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7/24/2016 12:02:03 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/22/2016 11:16:13 AM, tejretics wrote:
DDO has significantly impacted my life -- my "real" life, that is -- in multiple ways. I'll explain some of the ways in which it impacted my life later in this thread.

Let's just say that if I hadn't joined DDO, I would be wearing very different clothes right now, and I would be typing in front of a very different computer.

So how has DDO changed your life?

Yes for good and for bad.

Good in the sense, I'm more knowledgeable on various topics.

Bad in the sense, my focus at school was terrible last year, and some of my marks did slip.
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7/24/2016 5:13:29 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/22/2016 11:16:13 AM, tejretics wrote:
DDO has significantly impacted my life -- my "real" life, that is -- in multiple ways. I'll explain some of the ways in which it impacted my life later in this thread.

Let's just say that if I hadn't joined DDO, I would be wearing very different clothes right now, and I would be typing in front of a very different computer.

So how has DDO changed your life?

Well, first I'd like to note my evolution on DDO. A year and a half ago, I was this person: http://www.debate.org... . I still cringe at my earliest debates. Somewhere along the way, I took a 3-4 month break, I still don't know why. Then I started getting into debating, learning argumentation, and enjoying the ability to hold intellectual discourse with *almost* everyone on this site.

In real life, because of DDO, I have started reading books I would never have before, books on political theory, philosophy, and economics. I subscribed to publications such as National Geographic, The Economist, and Foreign Affairs. I signed up for debate at my school, which will start in about a month. Because of this, I have broadened my vocabulary, greatly enhanced my ability to debate, learned more about the world that I could ever imagine, and became a foreign policy aficionado.

All in all, DDO has been a great experience for me, and I hope it stays that way.
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7/24/2016 5:24:49 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/24/2016 5:13:29 PM, MrVindication wrote:
At 7/22/2016 11:16:13 AM, tejretics wrote:
DDO has significantly impacted my life -- my "real" life, that is -- in multiple ways. I'll explain some of the ways in which it impacted my life later in this thread.

Let's just say that if I hadn't joined DDO, I would be wearing very different clothes right now, and I would be typing in front of a very different computer.

So how has DDO changed your life?

Well, first I'd like to note my evolution on DDO. A year and a half ago, I was this person: http://www.debate.org... . I still cringe at my earliest debates. Somewhere along the way, I took a 3-4 month break, I still don't know why. Then I started getting into debating, learning argumentation, and enjoying the ability to hold intellectual discourse with *almost* everyone on this site.

In real life, because of DDO, I have started reading books I would never have before, books on political theory, philosophy, and economics. I subscribed to publications such as National Geographic, The Economist, and Foreign Affairs. I signed up for debate at my school, which will start in about a month. Because of this, I have broadened my vocabulary, greatly enhanced my ability to debate, learned more about the world that I could ever imagine, and became a foreign policy aficionado.

All in all, DDO has been a great experience for me, and I hope it stays that way.

*than I could ever imagine
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7/24/2016 10:06:44 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/22/2016 11:16:13 AM, tejretics wrote:
DDO has significantly impacted my life -- my "real" life, that is -- in multiple ways. I'll explain some of the ways in which it impacted my life later in this thread.

Let's just say that if I hadn't joined DDO, I would be wearing very different clothes right now, and I would be typing in front of a very different computer.

So how has DDO changed your life?

Well DDO is directly responsible for the ideological journey I've been on for the entire time I've been on it.
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7/24/2016 10:12:12 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/22/2016 11:16:13 AM, tejretics wrote:
DDO has significantly impacted my life -- my "real" life, that is -- in multiple ways. I'll explain some of the ways in which it impacted my life later in this thread.

Let's just say that if I hadn't joined DDO, I would be wearing very different clothes right now, and I would be typing in front of a very different computer.

So how has DDO changed your life?

I drink more.
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7/25/2016 12:56:06 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/24/2016 10:12:12 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
I drink more.

This.
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