Stupid things people do in groups

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  1. Omegatron

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    I recently went on a cruise. I had a good time, but not as good of a time as some people were obviously having. For some reason, I take little to no pleasure in joining a large group of people doing something stupid or, at the very least, silly. Example 1: The macarena. Why people are still doing this 10 years later, I have no idea. The macarena was invented solely for those few white people who couldn't master the Electric Slide.
    Then there's the conga line. In this case, the conga line through our dining room. Just not my kinda thing, and yet 30-40 adults have ntohing better to do but play follow-the-leader and wave their napkins in the air.
    I've hated 'YMCA' for just about...ever. I don't remember ever liking this song. And yet, it gets played loudly, and people hop up and start waving their arms around like drunk air traffic controllers.
    So, am I missing something, or am I just not fun enough?
     
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    I am the exact same way. I don't see the point or the fun in acting like an idiot doing something stupid just because everybody else is doing it.
     
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    I am pretty cynical about these things too, but don't be so hard on people.


    We live in a society where you have to live by very strict social norms and rules. The rules dictate how we must act at work, at the mall and at any other social gathering. There are some times and occurrences that these rules are a little more lax and as such people are able to do things that they would normally not do.

    While it generally annoying to some people, it is a release to another group of people. It allows them a chance to not act so appropriate and have some fun.

    not that I think that the Macarena is fun, but the fact still remains...
     
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    What's fun for some, isn't fun for others. Like you, I personally don't find the examples you stated to be fun either, but some people do, or those that normally don't could have been pretty darn drunk.
     
  5. unicron's blues

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    It's no diffrent than people going out and getting drunk at a bar, not something I find entertaining but its obvious some people like it so I guess everyone's diffrent when it comes to such things.
     
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    *pauses doing the macarena*

    what?

    eh, let em go to town. ppl just wanna do stupid shit when theyre on vacation. thats the whole point.
     
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    Doing a stupid group dance is NOTHING like going out and hanging out with friends over drinks.
     
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    Theres a diffrence between having a drink or two and getting drunk just because its cool, I dont see a big diffrence really.
     
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    The YMCA will -always- be cool. :mad 
     
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    There's also a difference between getting drunk "to be cool" and getting drunk because you're an alcoholic.

    Does this mean there are goofy danceaholics out there?
     
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    No-one gets drunk because its cool, where are you all from?

    You either go out with the intention to get wasted or just have a few, its personal preference or occasion/mood. There is no such thing as people drinking just to be "cool" and there is they need help, quickly!
     
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    There is such a thing as drinking to be "cool". It's called peer pressure, social obligation etc. etc. etc.
     
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    I"m talking about stupid stuff people do because they're in a group like the thread was titled, people get drunk when others around them drink so they can fit in, same with the goofy dance thats the point I was trying to convey, I don't care if people do that or not just like I don't care if they dance stupid or not, just making the analogy.
     
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    I see your point, but I don't think it's a good analogy. Just because people go out to the bar and drink doesn't mean they are trying to "fit in", and saying that they are is an insult to people who can go out and drink responsibly.
     
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    Its not an insult at all, and I didnt say any and everyone does that, I think you need to reread what I've been typing, I'm sorry if you like to go out and drink and you find this offensive, I don't quite see how personally but sorry if thats the way you're interpreting it.
     
  17. MegaMoonMan

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    Sorry if I misunderstood, your initial post just sounded to me like you meant anybody that goes out to bars is following some sort of silly group mentality.

    Which is absolutely false.
     
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    Competitive eating looks like a stupid thing people do in groups. But like a lot of stupid things, it's fun to watch.
     
  19. unicron's blues

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    I agree, I was just thinking of peer pressure type stuff like when you're a kid and your friends smoke so you try and smoke, or your friends drink and you do as well because you want to feel like one of the guys, obviously not anyone who does that is guilty of that but it does happen at times.
     
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    i just saw that epi of CSI with the furries. god those ppl are stupid.
     

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