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Why do people feel a desire to tell others about things that they have done? In particular, marathoning (or "binge watching)" tv shows?
Last semester, an acquaintance of mine sitting next to me in class pulled out his laptop and
>dude, i made a mistake
>he clicks open his netflix tab
>i signed up for netflix
>he turns his head away from the screen and flashes me a grin
>he turns back and continues
>i watched the entire season of X, 10 episodes of Y at once, and I...
>he goes on and on
Why did he feel the urge to tell me this? This isn't an isolated case, either-in fact quite the opposite. I hear "binge-watching" on campus ALL THE TIME.
Why can't you just watch something and just watch it? Where does the desire to tell people about these things matter? Is binge watching an accomplishment? How is staring at a screen for 6 hours an accomplishment?
Does telling someone else confirm in your mind that it really happened?
What is going on here? If you really liked the show you'd just watch it and then ravenously proceed to the next show and so on.
Is everyone playing a game of "one-upmanship" in the form of watching television and movies now?