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Old 12th October 2020, 08:49 AM   #3241
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Welcome KayBur, hope the forum makes your quarantine more endurable. Sorry to say that the first thing that came into my mind when reading your name is a event in the highland games called the caber toss. The caber is basically a telephone pole that one tries to toss such that it flips end over end.

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Welcome KayBur, hope the forum makes your quarantine more endurable. Sorry to say that the first thing that came into my mind when reading your name is a event in the highland games called the caber toss. The caber is basically a telephone pole that one tries to toss such that it flips end over end.

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An interesting association. I like people with associative thinking. I myself often have different associations. I don't even know how it started. But at some point, associations began to come from watched films or read books.
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Old 13th October 2020, 06:34 AM   #3243
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Thanks, I find associative thinking helps balance out my tendency for dissociative thinking. I try to do both in moderation.


Having never been able to get through a written work of fiction longer than a short story, though I can read a technical manual or reference book from end to end. For me the associations are generally with quotes, movies, TV, song lyrics and a smattering of poetry. A lot of times things just seem to click together easily for me. A big advantage in my job of working with complex integrated elecro-mechanical systems.
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Old 15th October 2020, 07:58 AM   #3244
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All have their own characteristics. I have had some kind of inability to watch films lately. So I noticed that even if the film is interesting, I still need to either watch something on my tablet, or urgently get the book I wanted to read. In general, there are a lot of small things. But when it comes to reading, I can read for hours.
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Old 15th October 2020, 04:50 PM   #3245
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All have their own characteristics. I have had some kind of inability to watch films lately. So I noticed that even if the film is interesting, I still need to either watch something on my tablet, or urgently get the book I wanted to read. In general, there are a lot of small things. But when it comes to reading, I can read for hours.

I used to be able to do both and actually retain most of the content from both.

Those days are long gone. Now when I read with the TV on I just look up every once in a while.
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I used to be able to do both and actually retain most of the content from both.

Those days are long gone. Now when I read with the TV on I just look up every once in a while.
Iím doing about the same thing now, but Iím still unhappy that I canít just sit and watch a movie. This is especially annoying when my wife and I decided to watch a movie, and I am constantly distracted. The wife is offended, thinks that I am not interested in her. And I don't understand how to explain correctly that I can't just sit and look at the screen right now.
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