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(News.com.au)   Can't remember your PIN? Or the name of that film you love? Or why you just walked into the kitchen? You may be suffering from Busy Lifestyle Syndrome   (news.com.au ) divider line
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2012-12-31 08:45:48 AM  
Yeah, but you get to meet new people every day.
 
2012-12-31 08:58:12 AM  

BMFPitt: At ths point, I', pretty sure psychologists are just making drunken bets on who can get the most ridiculous "syndrome" published.


The problem is, the word "syndrome" has more than one meaning (though they are similar). The formal definition of the word is "a set of phenomena that tend to occur together." Often (and this is the use that most people are familiar with) this refers to a set of clinical symptoms requiring medical intervention, so people tend to assume that it means the same thing as "disease" or "disorder".

But syndrome can also refer to non-clinical patterns that are not disorders and do not require medical intervention. Social psychologists, for example, use the term "young male syndrome" to refer to the tendency of young guys to be more aggressive, competitive, and risk-taking than the rest of the population. It's not a disease, just a thing that exists that that we observe and study.

Seems to me that BLS is similar (despite TFA calling it a "malady"); just researchers studying the pattern that, as life gets more crammed with stuff, we're more likely to forget some of it.

Syndrome... Syndrome... Why do I suddenly want to go watch The Incredibles? Just one of life's mysteries, I guess.
 
2012-12-31 09:42:40 AM  
When I start having this issue I usually resolve to get more sleep at night and in general smoke less weed. Seems to help.
 
2012-12-31 09:48:42 AM  
If you have a problem, we can label it.
 
2012-12-31 09:56:32 AM  
No, I'm suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (which involves more than mood: they should call it Seasonal Effective Disorder), congenital ditziness and insidious senility. The only thing busy in my life these days is my typing finger. In winter even my bowels seldom move.
 
2012-12-31 10:07:00 AM  
occamswrist:

If you have a problem, we can label it.

You clearly have Chronic Sarcasm Syndrome. Or maybe you just work in advertising.
 
2012-12-31 10:22:52 AM  
B-O-S-C-O
 
2012-12-31 11:28:27 AM  

Hawnkee: It's a hell of a disease, right after restless leg synome.


To anyone that thinks RLS is fake: suck my dick, I'm a shark.
 
2012-12-31 12:19:51 PM  
I thought this would be the Britney Spears Syndrome
 
2012-12-31 12:23:48 PM  
Put your hand up if you use the same PIN for your voicemail box(es) and your ATM card.

/Raises hand
//Was my high school student number
///Should know better.
 
2012-12-31 12:27:39 PM  
My PINs & passwords follow an easy mnemonic pattern. I'm lucky to have nothing worth stealing.
 
2012-12-31 12:28:43 PM  
I work 4 hours a day and suffer from these symptoms. I contribute it to the fact that I work 4 hours a day and I'm just not stimulated enough.
 
2012-12-31 12:28:45 PM  
libranoelrose:

Hawnkee: It's a hell of a disease, right after restless leg synome.

To anyone that thinks RLS is fake: suck my dick,


But I need my remaining teeth.


I'm a shark.

Spare any teeth?
 
2012-12-31 05:40:23 PM  

Clemkadidlefark: I thought this would be the Britney Spears Syndrome


I thought that was when you had a smile that looked like rictus and never reached your eyes?
 
2012-12-31 09:19:35 PM  
If you're too dumb to remember your pin just make up a fake contact on your cell with the last 4 numbers as your pin. Name it "stupid".
 
2013-01-01 12:27:25 PM  

laid back w/bud light: If you're too dumb to remember your pin just make up a fake contact on your cell with the last 4 numbers as your pin. Name it "stupid".


Silver star for you!

Would've been gold, but you insulted half the thread with your "dumb" comment. Still, good showing!
 
2013-01-01 12:28:26 PM  

ktybear: [imgs.xkcd.com image 740x601]


the only horse battery staple i know of is grain like rice
 
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