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Old 05-22-2004, 12:56 PM   #5

Join Date: January 8, 2001
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Age: 38
Posts: 6,540
Gosh, it really does fascinate you, doesn't it uss? Personally I wouldn't waste my time getting so caught up in teenager's internet pages. We have a Dutch equivalent of the website you're talking about, teens wallowing in navel-gazing Weltschmerz and fishing for compliments of other teens, etc. I say let 'em, where's the harm in it? Better a teen with self esteem than one without it. Preoccupation with looks and with how you compare to others is a much wider-spread phenomenon, that doesn't originate with these sites and that is much too ingrained into western Culture to have any clear solutions.
Just don't make me go through the bother of actually reading these sites: when I want to get bored to tears I'll go and watch paint dry or something. [img]tongue.gif[/img]
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