how alienated are you?

Discussion in 'Human Science' started by chimpkin, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. chimpkin C'mon, get happy! Registered Senior Member

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    Take this quiz put up by retired professor George Boeree and see.
    http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/alientest.html

    My own score?

    Meaninglessness = 25
    Cultural Estrangement = 25
    Powerlessness = 21
    Normlessness = 19
    Estrangement from Work = 21
    Social Isolation = 23

    Yep.
     
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  3. Enmos Valued Senior Member

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    Meaninglessness = 15
    Cultural Estrangement = 16
    Powerlessness = 14
    Normlessness = 10
    Estrangement from Work = 14
    Social Isolation = 16
     
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  5. Michael 歌舞伎 Valued Senior Member

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    Meaninglessness = 5
    Cultural Estrangement = 18
    Powerlessness = 10
    Normlessness = 15
    Estrangement from Work = 5
    Social Isolation = 19

    Mine seem like they're all over the place. The answer is I'm a workaholic and can average over 80 hours a week for months at a time before collapsing. Also, I move a lot and don't have much time to get back to see family and relatives much. But, I do love my work

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  7. baftan ******* Valued Senior Member

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    Meaninglessness = 9
    Cultural Estrangement = 17
    Powerlessness = 12
    Normlessness = 17
    Estrangement from Work = 13
    Social Isolation = 16
     
  8. Enmos Valued Senior Member

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    Ok, now what?
    When does therapy start?
     
  9. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Meaninglessness = 11
    Cultural Estrangement = 17
    Powerlessness = 13
    Normlessness = 15
    Estrangement from Work = 15
    Social Isolation = 15


    :zzz:
     
  10. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    Your Scores
    Meaninglessness = 8
    Cultural Estrangement = 12
    Powerlessness = 8
    Normlessness = 10
    Estrangement from Work = 9
    Social Isolation = 19
     
  11. Emil Valued Senior Member

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    Your Scores

    Meaninglessness = 6
    Cultural Estrangement = 18
    Powerlessness = 8
    Normlessness = 11
    Estrangement from Work = 6
    Social Isolation = 16
     
  12. chimpkin C'mon, get happy! Registered Senior Member

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    Hmm...we all don't get out very much, do we?

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    Incidentally, my wife took it, and she answered "don't know" to this one:

    I answered "strongly agree."

    The thing is we both agree life is meaningless. :bugeye:
     
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  13. Enmos Valued Senior Member

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    To answer that question affirmatively implies that you once did know what the purpose of life is.
     
  14. herbbread Registered Member

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    Meaninglessness = 13
    Cultural Estrangement = 14
    Powerlessness = 15
    Normlessness = 20
    Estrangement from Work = 11
    Social Isolation = 15
     
  15. chimpkin C'mon, get happy! Registered Senior Member

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    Well, I did think there was a purpose when I was younger...something mysterious, but that would make sense after I died and could look back?
    Now I just think life is its' own justification. Ultimately no purpose.
     
  16. gmilam Valued Senior Member

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    I found myself answering "3 - I don't know or neutral" to everything. That was primarily due to the wording (i.e. a lot of "anymore" and "these days"). Most of these seemed to imply that I did know once upon a time.

    Then again, I came to terms with the objective "meaninglessness" of life a long time ago. It doesn't bother me. I actually find it liberating.
     
  17. scheherazade Northern Horse Whisperer Valued Senior Member

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    Your Scores

    Meaninglessness = 10
    Cultural Estrangement = 21
    Powerlessness = 14
    Normlessness = 18
    Estrangement from Work = 10
    Social Isolation = 18

    My scores seem perfectly logical in light of the upbringing I have experienced and the choices which I have consciously made.
     
  18. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    Meaninglessness = 10
    Cultural Estrangement = 16
    Powerlessness = 14
    Normlessness = 13
    Estrangement from Work = 11
    Social Isolation = 14

    Moderately alienated. ie
    I have an alien living in my street but not in my house.
     
  19. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    Good job you have sciforums.
     
  20. Me-Ki-Gal Banned Banned

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    I got all 5s and 7s except one ! Cultural estrangement= 21 :bawl: Me culture don't like Me :bawl: I just want to be loved :bawl:
     
  21. scheherazade Northern Horse Whisperer Valued Senior Member

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    My thoughts on the cultural estrangement number is that I do not identify strongly with any one culture, yet find all cultures of interest and my values are a composite of many.

    Therefore, Me-Ki-Gal, as we share the same number in this category, may I suggest that you can be be loved by more people, rather than being limited to any one culture that one may strongly identify with?

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  22. scheherazade Northern Horse Whisperer Valued Senior Member

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    That's one way to look at things.

    Then again, do you suppose that by participating more on forums than in the three dimensional world that we may actually be contributing to our own alienation?

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  23. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    Answer to that, probably.
    Alienation is increasing for sure, but there are worse problems than a malaise caused by isolation

    A Victorian man or women with ten children, living in a single room with four other families,
    probably would have liked a bit of it.
     
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