Fidget spinners

Discussion in 'Other Toys/Hobbies' started by ni9ht_5ta1k3r, Jul 27, 2017.

  1. ni9ht_5ta1k3r

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    What the deal with this things anyway? Is it just a trend for the young kids (if one considers 33 to be old)?
     
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    They're useful for certain people (autistic) etc. But they caught on as a 'toy' rather than a 'focusing device' to a large range of people. We banned then at our school.
     
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    I think that, like many things that appear catering to the younger generation these days, they are just a waste of time.

    On the other hand, perhaps they are just the modern version of "worry beads".

    I saw a meme the other day which I did find amusing...

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    but in reality...

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    This kid fad has already been and gone, time to move on.
     
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    think of yoyo's , they were all the rage at one stage
     
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    they were when i was in year 7...fuck that was 20 years ago!

    i am old LOL
     
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    Which frankly sucks if you're person who legitimately used one to focus.

    I've considered getting one of those fidget cubes though as I tend to get restless easily and like to have something to fiddle with in my hands to distract myself.
     
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    There are a million "executive toys" on the market, all of which are designed at keeping restless hands busy.

    But, I prefer something a bit different. And in this instance, 100% agree with "Uncle Bumblefuck" - build/create/make stuff with your hands. The need to fidget is just the unrequited need to create. Who cares what it is - sculpture, pottering, drawing, painting, furniture, a house, arcade machines - it doesn't matter. Creating stuff feels good, and is good for us. The desire to fidget is your subconscious telling you you aren't being satisfied by your current level of creativity. And no, it doesn't matter if what you create is good or functional or useful. That's not even the point. Just create something.
     
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    1. 33 is old. Sorry =p
    2. Fidget spinners are old news. The hype is dying down
    3. There's always been some hype that got the primary school kids distracted and requiring school intervention.
    In my life I can remember
    - Tazos / Slammers
    - Yo-yos
    - Tamagotchi
    - Pokemon blue/red saga
    - The Nokia world invasion

    I feel sorry for teachers that had to deal with iPods, iPhones, instant messaging, Snapchat and all the other waste of time things people spend their lives on.
     
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    First I've heard of them, however this pet rock thing has me intrigued.
     
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    Pet Rocks =- a triumph of marketing over common sense.

    I'm sure it was the success of these which has led to marketing people realising just how stupid and gullible consumers are.

    This, in turn, is leading to the ever-spiralling downward nature of civilzation. :lol:
     
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    I remember all of those things. Goddamn!

    i think the whole time i was at school i never possessed a mobile phone...not until i got out of school and into uni and the wonders of ebay came around.
     
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    Ah goodness in my day, now I'm showing my age :Paranoid:, it was:

    1. Conkers (my brother used to bake them and boy did they hurt)
    2. Elastics (from your mam's sewing box, which you had to return)
    3. Marbles (Steelies, if you were lucky enough to have someone work with them and bring them home for you)
    4. Skipping Rope
     
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    I was all about tech decks.
     
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    Dont forget the other pet you couldnt take out... Chia pets!
     
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    I have a glass bowl full of Pet Rocks*


    *not actual pet rocks, but pebbles that crows would leave in my garden.
     
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    More for work honestly. Home is easy as I have lots of things to occupy myself but work is a bit harder when I'm stuck under a fluro lit desk. I see it as a potential to distract that restless fidgety part of my brain that gets bored from sitting still for too long.
     

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