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Author Topic: Things that made you sad today thread.  (Read 5451707 times)

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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #70485 on: March 13, 2014, 12:15:19 am »

And everyone laughs at me for eating my steak no less done than medium well. The fools!
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #70486 on: March 13, 2014, 02:27:25 am »

And everyone laughs at me for eating my steak no less done than medium well. The fools!

But... but... what's the point of eating meat if there's no blood in it?! ???
You might as well be vegetarian like myself, you wouldn't be missing out on anything. Except the occasional bout of meat-based food poisoning.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #70487 on: March 13, 2014, 02:31:43 am »

And everyone laughs at me for eating my steak no less done than medium well. The fools!

Sadly, if you are unlucky, you can even get some pretty nasty parasites even from cooked meat, but that's only likely if you have meat that didn't pass through veterinary examination.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #70488 on: March 13, 2014, 02:36:03 am »

On the other hand if you are lucky you can eat delicious juicy steak with no food problems at all! Mmmmmmm… (If the eventual cost for this deliciousness is a day or two of illness, that's a cost I'll gladly pay. :P)
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #70489 on: March 13, 2014, 02:43:24 am »

On the other hand if you are lucky you can eat delicious juicy steak with no food problems at all! Mmmmmmm… (If the eventual cost for this deliciousness is a day or two of illness, that's a cost I'll gladly pay. :P)

The problem is, both of those that are resistant to cooking are giving you lifelong, systemic, and impossible to get rid of parasites.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #70490 on: March 13, 2014, 02:55:11 am »

This makes me both sad and enraged.

My friend's house burned down two days ago. Luckily everyone was okay, and she has an old farmhouse on her property that she was in the process of repairing (She owns a ranch. Horses, Cattle, etc.) so she has a place to sleep. Untill the old house is fixed, however, her children have to stay with their Ex-Stepfather who was just divorced... For not paying attention to them (Literally, he ignored them.), and he's being a major asshole. -Major- asshole, like turning the TV up so loudly that their (brand new) puppy was in pain from the noise, because why the fuck not?

And here I am in New York, unable to help my friend. :(
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #70491 on: March 13, 2014, 03:00:20 am »

This makes me both sad and enraged.

My friend's house burned down two days ago. Luckily everyone was okay, and she has an old farmhouse on her property that she was in the process of repairing (She owns a ranch. Horses, Cattle, etc.) so she has a place to sleep. Untill the old house is fixed, however, her children have to stay with their Ex-Stepfather who was just divorced... For not paying attention to them (Literally, he ignored them.), and he's being a major asshole. -Major- asshole, like turning the TV up so loudly that their (brand new) puppy was in pain from the noise, because why the fuck not?

And here I am in New York, unable to help my friend. :(
Goodness. Bad parent? :/

Send your friend mail (or...email?) if ever possible. Send her your regards?
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« Reply #70492 on: March 13, 2014, 03:07:01 am »

This makes me both sad and enraged.

My friend's house burned down two days ago. Luckily everyone was okay, and she has an old farmhouse on her property that she was in the process of repairing (She owns a ranch. Horses, Cattle, etc.) so she has a place to sleep. Untill the old house is fixed, however, her children have to stay with their Ex-Stepfather who was just divorced... For not paying attention to them (Literally, he ignored them.), and he's being a major asshole. -Major- asshole, like turning the TV up so loudly that their (brand new) puppy was in pain from the noise, because why the fuck not?

And here I am in New York, unable to help my friend. :(
Goodness. Bad parent? :/

Send your friend mail (or...email?) if ever possible. Send her your regards?
Yeah, her laptop was (strangely) unharmed, so I've been able to keep in contact with her. (No, she didn't fake it, I saw the police report/pictures)

As for bad parent, yes, her Ex is being an asshole. I suppose her divorcing him is my fault in a way, an action of mine lead to her meeting someone who is her soul-mate. (And an awesome guy.)
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #70493 on: March 13, 2014, 03:28:00 am »

As for bad parent, yes, her Ex is being an asshole. I suppose her divorcing him is my fault in a way, an action of mine lead to her meeting someone who is her soul-mate. (And an awesome guy.)
That's not a fault, that's a good thing.

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« Reply #70494 on: March 13, 2014, 07:10:51 am »

Another day, I just wake up and feel utterly sick with myself. Just sick and hateful, confused, angry, etcetera.

I just don't know what to do with my worthless life. Even after all this time, I still feel I've just spent my life just painting myself into a corner, and now I have no recourse but to curl up and die. This is a just desserts for a pitiable soul that doesn't have a place in this world.

I just don't know what to do. I want to know what to do. The ambiguity of life makes every choice seem not only inconsequential, but also meaningless. How can anyone tolerate even living, yet alone living their lives the way they do? I just don't know.

I guess I'll just spend today feeling sick with myself, it looks like that's how this is going to play out.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #70495 on: March 13, 2014, 08:11:31 am »

I just don't know what to do. I want to know what to do. The ambiguity of life makes every choice seem not only inconsequential, but also meaningless. How can anyone tolerate even living, yet alone living their lives the way they do? I just don't know.

Well, I'm hardly an expert, but I would say that every choice in life is ultimately inconsequential and meaningless, because you have to die someday anyway, and the memory of your existence, let alone your accomplishments, will have mostly or completely faded away within ten or so years unless you're some kind of grand luminary. Life, not being orchestrated by some greater being like it would be in a work of fiction, has no meaning. It's just a bunch of stuff that happens. I've heard it said that everyone's the hero of their own story, which makes life one big MMORPG. It's got its quests, its grinding and its players, who are all going through the same set of locales and facing similar difficulties with their cultivated avatars. The goal of life is to lose yourself in the tedium, the moments of gratification and the mass of fellow players, gaining immaterial and/or mostly worthless things that nonetheless feel kind of good, until you've used up all of the time you have.

Problem is, once you start thinking about it too much, or it stops feeling good for whatever reason (though many are sufficiently addicted to keep going regardless), the whole thing starts to fall apart. That leaves you with the possibility of trying to go about things a different way (self-imposed challenges, going for certain achievements, trying roleplaying and more), looking for alternatives (transcendence, for instance) or for somebody to enable your habit (a new player you brought into the game, somebody who shares your general location, that sort of thing).

I do believe this analogy has been made many times before, but I'm not well-read on that sort of thing. It probably didn't help, either, but I suspect few things aside from venting possibly could.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #70496 on: March 13, 2014, 09:26:17 am »

Venting rarely helps all that much in the longer run, either*. It almost always takes, y'know, lifestyle changes and/or medication to break out of major depression, and from what I recall J can't/won't go the therapy/potentially medication route for whatever reason and is having trouble with the former due to the whole major depression thing. Talking helps, though, for most, so long as it's not the sort of talk that just makes things worse.

*Though it can help in the short term, sometimes (when it's not self-reinforcing, which can happen), which can keep things going until the long run comes around. But it's basically a symptom cure instead of a causal one, at best -- and if you don't fix the cause, all the symptom suppression in the world isn't really going to help all that much.

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As for what to do JFH -- step one is stop thinking like you're thinking. You're pulling a pretty bog standard self-reinforcing depression loop whatsit. It's the hardest step, but the one you have to get to and get through to really manage anything else. Y'gotta' find a way to love yourself before you can love the world. Or it helps a lot, anyway. Ultimately you have to learn to do both, to some degree, to really get by.

If you were working with a decent therapist, they'd probably recommend (well, medication, but before or after that) positive thinking. More specifically, just stop using negative words in reference to yourself. Confusion is an opportunity to learn. Hate is an opportunity to understand, to learn to empathize. Anger is an opportunity to find peace, and to understand the self and how things make you react. The negative is something beyond your control. The positive is something that can lead to greater control. Embrace the positive.

It's literally almost entirely a matter of wording and framing the problem, but it's one that -- once you actually internalize it, and make it a consistent habit (something that's very much difficult, especially when you're experiencing major depression! That's what a therapist and/or understanding friends/family/etc [if the latter exists]. are for. It's incredibly rare that a person in your situation gets out of it alone.) -- can very much pay dividends for your mental health.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #70497 on: March 13, 2014, 09:29:43 am »

Life is building sandcastles on the beach and watching the tide wash them away.

* kaijyuu happily goes back to building sandcastles.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #70498 on: March 13, 2014, 09:43:07 am »

Does anyone else get dizzy if a game has motion blur? People always talk about how a small FOV makes them motion sick, but motion blur always seems to do it for me, and it doesn't really seem to be as much of a concern with other people. I know I've played a couple games where motion blur was on by default with no option to turn it off.

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« Reply #70499 on: March 13, 2014, 09:45:41 am »

I've known people that do, yeah. Personally don't have a problem with it (Though I usually turn it off because I just don't like how it looks + resource consumption reduction), but it's a thing.
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