Sunday, May 14, 2017

fidget spinners

Why? That is my first question. I am having a hard time understanding this fad. To be fair, I have a hard time understanding most fads. 

It is a glorified ball bearing cased with plastic and centrifugal force. That's it.
Photo Courtsey : jlaswilson
My second question is this. Does a fidget spinner really a good idea for anxiety, ADD, ADHD, etc?

This seems like a temporary fix and perhaps counterproductive. I understand the need to maintain motion to keep focus or to keep anxiety at bay. However, I feel like the fidget spinner is too visual and distracts from the psychological benefits. Not to mention, it distracts every other person around.

If you need something like this for your "health" then either find useful ways to fidget or meditate. Otherwise, you simply enjoy the damn thing. At that point, having a fidget spinner is more about dopamine and pleasure.

I don't receive either from a spinner so, I'll pass. 'Cause I am a cranky hater of fun.

Update June, 12th 2017:

This spinner fad is only getting worse. I am starting to see "fidget spinner" everything, from spinner buttplugs to nail spinner manicures.

I'll refrain from sharing an image of the buttplug, but here are some other spinner themed items.

The aforementioned nail spinner manicure.

Photo Courtsey : Jonathan Sawyer @ highsnobiety

Fidget spinner cookies
 There are even fidget spinner nipple tassles

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WHY PEOPLE!? This spinner crap is getting out of control.

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