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    Posted: 26 July 09 at 08:12
is there a rep for vicarious pleasure?  some people prefer a life of the mind over a "real" life, the real life being quite often dangerous.  a person who is a sports fan is living vicariously.  some people would prefer to read about mountain climbing as to actually engaging in such an activity.  same with other types of exploration.  in a way, we are becoming a whole society of individuals engaging in vicarious experiences.  they are so much easier (not to mention safer) than the actual experiences themselves.  what are people doing when they are sitting in front of their computer monitors watching porn (or other movies for that matter)?  they are engaging in vicarious experiences.  in most cases it would be expensive and dangerous to involve yourself with the sexual exploits that are depicted in the movies, porn or otherwise.  there surely has to be some sort of rep for this, for living life "at a distance" as opposed to close up.  it reminds me of aversion to company, yet dreading to be alone.  it also suggests a certain type of fear, one of intimacy or involvement.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 July 09 at 00:05
The reason and motivation for doing it would be different for each individual. So for some people you could use a rubric like Averse to company, but for others it might be Fear of injury, or Lack of self confidence, or Fear of embarassment, or Fear of Failure and so on. Living vicariously through others is a fairly common sort of behavior, the reason behind it would probably help lead you to the remedy.
David Kempson
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