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  • syndalissyndalis Getting Classy On the WallRegistered User, Loves Apple Products regular
    Well, time to bump the gun violence and school shootings thread

    :cry:

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  • override367override367 ALL minions Registered User regular
    edited May 2018
    the new D&D book is out and I like its art.

    My favorite one is this wizard bargaining with a bone devil she has trapped in a magic circle, because her imp is wearing a little suit

    4K1RWayl.png

    override367 on
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  • Kid PresentableKid Presentable Registered User regular
    A Rich Guy, with lots of money: money cannot buy happiness! No amount will ever satisfy, and the desire for more is unending!

    Me: one time a few months ago I cried when I forgot to cancel my Playstation plus subscription and it auto renewed and over drafted my account

    Jacobkoshjungleroomx
  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    Nova_C wrote: »
    bowen wrote: »
    Nova_C wrote: »
    why is it so upsetting to me that Valve is actually, like, getting rid of some porny games.

    I certainly agree that several games don't belong on steam. I don't know if they got hit with it, though? But, i guess, I'm scared of VNs having to migrate away from Steam? Like, I feel that some non-violent stories about human relationship are a good thing. IDK, i'm starting to warm up to those and they're possibly going away. :(

    I dunno, there needs to be some curation. There's a VR game that just came out that looks like it's about perving on some high school girl.

    I agree that Steam needs curation.
    I disagree that Steam needs to get rid of the VNs and leave the asset flips and 0-effort spam games.

    They can just flag stuff as adult and use the DOB to filter that shit out

    nbd

    I do not want Steam to turn into the App Store. Both Apple and Google Play have so much shit that I have to try out 50 different titles to find one that is at all interesting. Even the highest rated stuff is junk.

    It's already there though. I can't find anything worth a damn without filtering through thousands of piles of garbage first.

    Ladies.
    21stCenturyPreacher
  • KamiroKamiro Registered User regular
    credeiki wrote: »
    I had this conversation with a group of people where I made probably less than the median and definitely much less than the average, and people were generally pleased with their compensation.

    ...and I have to say, it made me sort of displeased with my compensation, and made me think about going into finance to earn some real fuck you money (this one friend keeps telling me I'd like it, and then gave some numbers--those numbers being 250K first year and 425K second year, WHAT THE FUCK)

    Man I don't know. I am actually fine with my salary now and should not get jealous of other people.

    My sister and her husband are in finance and are making FUCK YOU money. However, they are also working 12 hours days and are ridiculously stressed. My sister is now in the process of going to grad school and then taking a huge pay cut to eventually work for the International Development sector in something she is much more passionate about.

  • Jubal77Jubal77 Registered User regular
    99+% of the population could use more happiness. I mean we have seen it on many many studies and charts. Yet year after year the happiness goes the wrong way.

  • SniperGuySniperGuy Also known as Dohaeris Registered User regular
    syndalis wrote: »
    Well, time to bump the gun violence and school shootings thread

    :cry:

    No it's not! People keep trying to make these and the mods keep locking them. I assume because nothing has actually changed worth discussing.

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  • zepherinzepherin Registered User regular
    why is it so upsetting to me that Valve is actually, like, getting rid of some porny games.

    I certainly agree that several games don't belong on steam. I don't know if they got hit with it, though? But, i guess, I'm scared of VNs having to migrate away from Steam? Like, I feel that some non-violent stories about human relationship are a good thing. IDK, i'm starting to warm up to those and they're possibly going away. :(
    Valve should be cleaning house. They should have a person who's job is to try to install a game and play 30 minutes in, and if it can't do either of those tasks successfully, it gets boots anyone who bought it gets a refund.

    If during that 30 minute period the game is garbage, give them a chance to prove it isn't and move on. 3 strikes and your company is banned.

    bowen
  • DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    edited May 2018
    Time is also super important. The guy making 150k a year pulling 60-80 weeks is not making 150k a year at his job, he's make 70k a year at his two jobs. Which are still good salaries, but your losing out on about 50k in overtime.

    *Yes all of my numbers are wrong, the point stands.

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  • 21stCentury21stCentury Bismuth OS Fully Operational 2019-07-12 - KeystoneRegistered User regular
    Nova_C wrote: »
    bowen wrote: »
    Nova_C wrote: »
    why is it so upsetting to me that Valve is actually, like, getting rid of some porny games.

    I certainly agree that several games don't belong on steam. I don't know if they got hit with it, though? But, i guess, I'm scared of VNs having to migrate away from Steam? Like, I feel that some non-violent stories about human relationship are a good thing. IDK, i'm starting to warm up to those and they're possibly going away. :(

    I dunno, there needs to be some curation. There's a VR game that just came out that looks like it's about perving on some high school girl.

    I agree that Steam needs curation.
    I disagree that Steam needs to get rid of the VNs and leave the asset flips and 0-effort spam games.

    They can just flag stuff as adult and use the DOB to filter that shit out

    nbd

    I do not want Steam to turn into the App Store. Both Apple and Google Play have so much shit that I have to try out 50 different titles to find one that is at all interesting. Even the highest rated stuff is junk.

    Visual Novels are fine, though. i don't see why those are such a problem for so many video game players.

  • credeikicredeiki Registered User regular
    bowen wrote: »
    Chanus wrote: »
    syndalis wrote: »
    Chanus wrote: »
    syndalis wrote: »
    So It Goes wrote: »
    syndalis wrote: »
    Y’all done talking about cost of living and what is a reasonable salary?

    No it was how much money buys happiness

    All of the moneys! To a point!

    I find the answer is always 20-25% more than you are currently making

    that would not nearly be enough

    It’s basically infinite money. There is always a desire to be doing a little bit better than you were before and I am convinced that the feeling does not abate even as the fear of being poor or homeless subsides.

    i dunno

    being able to afford food was a pretty big jump in happiness

    being able to not be afraid whether or not i'll make it to the end of the week without an overdraft was a pretty big jump over that

    i imagine diminishing returns after being able to adequately save for retirement, but it's not at all the same worry when your monetary worries are about losing status instead of about losing your shelter

    I don't think my overall happiness would change going from 120k to 180k in general other than "oh I can save more money" probably

    Yeah, I'm not sure. Maybe overall longterm happiness goes up because you can retire earlier?
    And you can guilt-free make pretty ridiculous monthly rent if you want, which could lead to a nicer quality of life.

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  • ShivahnShivahn Unaware of her barrel shifter privilege Eastern coastal temptressRegistered User regular
    credeiki wrote: »
    bowen wrote: »
    Chanus wrote: »
    syndalis wrote: »
    Chanus wrote: »
    syndalis wrote: »
    So It Goes wrote: »
    syndalis wrote: »
    Y’all done talking about cost of living and what is a reasonable salary?

    No it was how much money buys happiness

    All of the moneys! To a point!

    I find the answer is always 20-25% more than you are currently making

    that would not nearly be enough

    It’s basically infinite money. There is always a desire to be doing a little bit better than you were before and I am convinced that the feeling does not abate even as the fear of being poor or homeless subsides.

    i dunno

    being able to afford food was a pretty big jump in happiness

    being able to not be afraid whether or not i'll make it to the end of the week without an overdraft was a pretty big jump over that

    i imagine diminishing returns after being able to adequately save for retirement, but it's not at all the same worry when your monetary worries are about losing status instead of about losing your shelter

    I don't think my overall happiness would change going from 120k to 180k in general other than "oh I can save more money" probably

    Yeah, I'm not sure. Maybe overall longterm happiness goes up because you can retire earlier?
    And you can guilt-free make pretty ridiculous monthly rent if you want, which could lead to a nicer quality of life.

    People who retire early often un-retire, though. I dunno. Someone fund my study.

    Hahnsoo1credeikibowen
  • 21stCentury21stCentury Bismuth OS Fully Operational 2019-07-12 - KeystoneRegistered User regular
    zepherin wrote: »
    why is it so upsetting to me that Valve is actually, like, getting rid of some porny games.

    I certainly agree that several games don't belong on steam. I don't know if they got hit with it, though? But, i guess, I'm scared of VNs having to migrate away from Steam? Like, I feel that some non-violent stories about human relationship are a good thing. IDK, i'm starting to warm up to those and they're possibly going away. :(
    Valve should be cleaning house. They should have a person who's job is to try to install a game and play 30 minutes in, and if it can't do either of those tasks successfully, it gets boots anyone who bought it gets a refund.

    If during that 30 minute period the game is garbage, give them a chance to prove it isn't and move on. 3 strikes and your company is banned.

    The problem is they'd need to have specific, like, guidelines on what is and isn't garbage.

    That is very hard.

    zepherin
  • MrMisterMrMister A pup must first get in the water to be successful as a seal!Registered User regular
    edited May 2018
    I find this money discussion depressing. Is being in the 90th percentile US, 99th percentile world enough? No, nothing is enough!

    Jesus. Miss me with that shit. I believe that the hippies, Buddhists, and stoics and etc. were correct: attachment to material goods and particularly status competition make people desperately unhappy and never go away, whereas mindfulness and attention to people, relationships, and things of durable value allow them inner tranquility and ultimately fulfillment.

    Money is useful for important things, yeah, I work at a hospital and I realize that. But our culture around money is also actively disgusting and deeply disordered.

    MrMister on
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  • syndalissyndalis Getting Classy On the WallRegistered User, Loves Apple Products regular
    SniperGuy wrote: »
    syndalis wrote: »
    Well, time to bump the gun violence and school shootings thread

    :cry:

    No it's not! People keep trying to make these and the mods keep locking them. I assume because nothing has actually changed worth discussing.

    yeh.

    I get not wanting to moderate it.

    Just... assume in this one post I am commiserating with folks on the sad state of affairs here on this topic, shaking an angry fist at a government who fails to protect its constituents.

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    Let's play Mario Kart or something...
  • Nova_CNova_C I have the need The need for speedRegistered User regular
    Nova_C wrote: »
    bowen wrote: »
    Nova_C wrote: »
    why is it so upsetting to me that Valve is actually, like, getting rid of some porny games.

    I certainly agree that several games don't belong on steam. I don't know if they got hit with it, though? But, i guess, I'm scared of VNs having to migrate away from Steam? Like, I feel that some non-violent stories about human relationship are a good thing. IDK, i'm starting to warm up to those and they're possibly going away. :(

    I dunno, there needs to be some curation. There's a VR game that just came out that looks like it's about perving on some high school girl.

    I agree that Steam needs curation.
    I disagree that Steam needs to get rid of the VNs and leave the asset flips and 0-effort spam games.

    They can just flag stuff as adult and use the DOB to filter that shit out

    nbd

    I do not want Steam to turn into the App Store. Both Apple and Google Play have so much shit that I have to try out 50 different titles to find one that is at all interesting. Even the highest rated stuff is junk.

    Visual Novels are fine, though. i don't see why those are such a problem for so many video game players.

    I'm sure they are. And I'm not talking about them, I guess I'm just complaining about how the most profitable forms of game development is now making games that are the least fulfilling for players.

    I can't stand VNs, though. I find them incredibly boring.

  • credeikicredeiki Registered User regular
    Kamiro wrote: »
    credeiki wrote: »
    I had this conversation with a group of people where I made probably less than the median and definitely much less than the average, and people were generally pleased with their compensation.

    ...and I have to say, it made me sort of displeased with my compensation, and made me think about going into finance to earn some real fuck you money (this one friend keeps telling me I'd like it, and then gave some numbers--those numbers being 250K first year and 425K second year, WHAT THE FUCK)

    Man I don't know. I am actually fine with my salary now and should not get jealous of other people.

    My sister and her husband are in finance and are making FUCK YOU money. However, they are also working 12 hours days and are ridiculously stressed. My sister is now in the process of going to grad school and then taking a huge pay cut to eventually work for the International Development sector in something she is much more passionate about.

    Yeah, that's the thing. My friend's like, hey, you'd like the people, you have the skillset and temperament, and it's really all about leaving your options open, like if you make that sort of money you can do whatever afterwards once you realize you hate the work

    But I'm kinda like...well...the difference between you and me, bro, is that I don't like to work and like to have fun, and you actually think work is fun and don't understand how to relax, so I am not so sure that taking a sharp hit to my QoL would be worth that much money (provided I could land the sort of job he has, which is definitely not guaranteed)

    I dunno, when I fire my resume cannon I'll probably send some off in the general direction of finance

    But I actually feel a lot of ownership over my one project and my future project here (turns out that if you're the PI you end up feeling really invested) and sort of don't want to abandon them so...who knows

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  • credeikicredeiki Registered User regular
    Shivahn wrote: »
    credeiki wrote: »
    bowen wrote: »
    Chanus wrote: »
    syndalis wrote: »
    Chanus wrote: »
    syndalis wrote: »
    So It Goes wrote: »
    syndalis wrote: »
    Y’all done talking about cost of living and what is a reasonable salary?

    No it was how much money buys happiness

    All of the moneys! To a point!

    I find the answer is always 20-25% more than you are currently making

    that would not nearly be enough

    It’s basically infinite money. There is always a desire to be doing a little bit better than you were before and I am convinced that the feeling does not abate even as the fear of being poor or homeless subsides.

    i dunno

    being able to afford food was a pretty big jump in happiness

    being able to not be afraid whether or not i'll make it to the end of the week without an overdraft was a pretty big jump over that

    i imagine diminishing returns after being able to adequately save for retirement, but it's not at all the same worry when your monetary worries are about losing status instead of about losing your shelter

    I don't think my overall happiness would change going from 120k to 180k in general other than "oh I can save more money" probably

    Yeah, I'm not sure. Maybe overall longterm happiness goes up because you can retire earlier?
    And you can guilt-free make pretty ridiculous monthly rent if you want, which could lead to a nicer quality of life.

    People who retire early often un-retire, though. I dunno. Someone fund my study.

    Right, retiring early puts you on a different page socially and culturally than your peers and could end up being really alienating in terms of schedule but also hobbies and values, not to mention any resentment or judginess

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  • override367override367 ALL minions Registered User regular
    MrMister wrote: »
    I find this money discussion depressing. Is being in the 90th percentile US, 99th percentile world enough? No, nothing is enough!

    Jesus. Pass me with that shit. I believe that the hippies, Buddhists, and stoics and etc. were correct: attachment to material goods and particularly status competition make people desperately unhappy and never go away, whereas mindfulness and attention to people, relationships, and things of durable value allow them inner tranquility and ultimately fulfillment.

    Money is useful for important things, yeah, I work at a hospital and I realize that. But our culture around money is also actively disgusting and deeply disordered.

    a coworker was telling me that you really gotta put in those nights and weekends if you want to earn the big bucks, and I told him I don't really care about money, I'd just like to make enough to pay down my debts and still be able to buy bullshit once in a while and he looked at me like I was a space alien

    MrMisterChanusJacobkoshSleep
  • HerrCronHerrCron It that wickedly supports taxation Registered User regular
    zepherin wrote: »
    why is it so upsetting to me that Valve is actually, like, getting rid of some porny games.

    I certainly agree that several games don't belong on steam. I don't know if they got hit with it, though? But, i guess, I'm scared of VNs having to migrate away from Steam? Like, I feel that some non-violent stories about human relationship are a good thing. IDK, i'm starting to warm up to those and they're possibly going away. :(
    Valve should be cleaning house. They should have a person who's job is to try to install a game and play 30 minutes in, and if it can't do either of those tasks successfully, it gets boots anyone who bought it gets a refund.

    If during that 30 minute period the game is garbage, give them a chance to prove it isn't and move on. 3 strikes and your company is banned.

    The problem is they'd need to have specific, like, guidelines on what is and isn't garbage.

    That is very hard.

    Some kind of "is this software basically functional" check would be fine, it could even be automated.
    Anything else, nah.

    sig.gif
    21stCentury
  • JepheryJephery Registered User regular
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedonic_treadmill
    The hedonic treadmill, also known as hedonic adaptation, is the observed tendency of humans to quickly return to a relatively stable level of happiness despite major positive or negative events or life changes.[1] According to this theory, as a person makes more money, expectations and desires rise in tandem, which results in no permanent gain in happiness. Brickman and Campbell coined the term in their essay "Hedonic Relativism and Planning the Good Society" (1971).[2] During the late 1990s, the concept was modified by Michael Eysenck, a British psychologist, to become the current "hedonic treadmill theory" which compares the pursuit of happiness to a person on a treadmill, who has to keep walking just to stay in the same place.[citation needed] The concept dates back centuries, to such writers as St. Augustine, cited in Robert Burton's 1621 Anatomy of Melancholy: "A true saying it is, Desire hath no rest, is infinite in itself, endless, and as one calls it, a perpetual rack, or horse-mill."[improper synthesis?]

    All happiness and sadness is temporary, unless you're actually suffering from a mental disorder (in which case seek help).

    So chasing happiness is pointless. Let the little things in life give you joy, or laugh at the futility of it all.

    }
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  • ChanusChanus Sugoi! ^_____^Registered User regular
    i just want enough money that i don't have to spend so much of my time thinking about money and running out of it

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  • Jubal77Jubal77 Registered User regular
    When I get older I plan on retiring like the Undertaker. Say I will but only be gone for like a few months then get back to the wrestling.

  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    Jephery wrote: »
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedonic_treadmill
    The hedonic treadmill, also known as hedonic adaptation, is the observed tendency of humans to quickly return to a relatively stable level of happiness despite major positive or negative events or life changes.[1] According to this theory, as a person makes more money, expectations and desires rise in tandem, which results in no permanent gain in happiness. Brickman and Campbell coined the term in their essay "Hedonic Relativism and Planning the Good Society" (1971).[2] During the late 1990s, the concept was modified by Michael Eysenck, a British psychologist, to become the current "hedonic treadmill theory" which compares the pursuit of happiness to a person on a treadmill, who has to keep walking just to stay in the same place.[citation needed] The concept dates back centuries, to such writers as St. Augustine, cited in Robert Burton's 1621 Anatomy of Melancholy: "A true saying it is, Desire hath no rest, is infinite in itself, endless, and as one calls it, a perpetual rack, or horse-mill."[improper synthesis?]

    All happiness and sadness is temporary, unless you're actually suffering from a mental disorder (in which case seek help).

    So chasing happiness is pointless. Let the little things in life give you joy, or laugh at the futility of it all.

    So what you are saying is I can have permanent happiness if I just get the right mental disorder.

    Hahnsoo1
  • ChanusChanus Sugoi! ^_____^Registered User regular
    or an end to the wage system one or the other is fine

    **Winner Softest and Most Comfy Hugs Award Summer 2018**

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  • syndalissyndalis Getting Classy On the WallRegistered User, Loves Apple Products regular
    I enjoy working. A lot.

    I also enjoy playing videogames, sleeping, eating good food, making love to a beautiful woman, and getting good and drunk in fun places far from home.

    My problem is not work, it is that there isn't enough time in my life to do it all, and if I dont work I cant do a lot of those other things... and since I like working anyways...

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    Let's play Mario Kart or something...
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  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    being in the 99th percentile in the world isn't useful if you can't afford to eat

    Ladies.
    PreacherJubal77
  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    I remain convinced that the point where money can't buy more happiness is somewhere in the neighbourhood of "can buy all the countries you want"

    The world is not enough for me.

  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    Jubal77 wrote: »
    When I get older I plan on retiring like the Undertaker. Say I will but only be gone for like a few months then get back to the wrestling.

    Man your current girlfriend better know you plan on trading up later...

    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

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  • JacobkoshJacobkosh Gamble a stamp. I can show you how to be a real man!Moderator mod
    syndalis wrote: »
    Chanus wrote: »
    syndalis wrote: »
    So It Goes wrote: »
    syndalis wrote: »
    Y’all done talking about cost of living and what is a reasonable salary?

    No it was how much money buys happiness

    All of the moneys! To a point!

    I find the answer is always 20-25% more than you are currently making

    that would not nearly be enough

    It’s basically infinite money. There is always a desire to be doing a little bit better than you were before and I am convinced that the feeling does not abate even as the fear of being poor or homeless subsides.

    I think it is probably equally true that there is a point where the marginal value to one's happiness of another additional dollar is effectively nil and also that the various personal insecurities that drive one to accumulate money don't magically go away when that line is crossed

    ChanusPowerpuppies
  • BogartBogart Because I hate you Registered User, Moderator mod
    That bone devil does not know where the warlock put her keys and would like to go home now.

    Sparvya5ehren
  • ChanusChanus Sugoi! ^_____^Registered User regular
    MrMister wrote: »
    I find this money discussion depressing. Is being in the 90th percentile US, 99th percentile world enough? No, nothing is enough!

    Jesus. Pass me with that shit. I believe that the hippies, Buddhists, and stoics and etc. were correct: attachment to material goods and particularly status competition make people desperately unhappy and never go away, whereas mindfulness and attention to people, relationships, and things of durable value allow them inner tranquility and ultimately fulfillment.

    Money is useful for important things, yeah, I work at a hospital and I realize that. But our culture around money is also actively disgusting and deeply disordered.

    a coworker was telling me that you really gotta put in those nights and weekends if you want to earn the big bucks, and I told him I don't really care about money, I'd just like to make enough to pay down my debts and still be able to buy bullshit once in a while and he looked at me like I was a space alien

    yeah i have a similar disregard for money outside of what i, like, need to survive and occasionally enjoy myself

    my realtor was like jaw agape a few times when i wasn't really concerned about haggling over this or that thing that at the end of the day cost me like maybe $400 over 30 years

    money is a means to an end, and i only put up with it in as much as i am required to have it

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  • OrganichuOrganichu jacobkosh Registered User regular
    not that people are claiming otherwise, but the long hours worked by high powered professionals are mirrored by people working 70 hours a week between mcdonald's and roofing. attorneys anf finance people might have to bill 95 hours a week but there is a light at the end of the tunnel (oceans of money).

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  • MrMisterMrMister A pup must first get in the water to be successful as a seal!Registered User regular
    syndalis wrote: »
    I enjoy working. A lot.

    I also enjoy playing videogames, sleeping, eating good food, making love to a beautiful woman, and getting good and drunk in fun places far from home.

    My problem is not work, it is that there isn't enough time in my life to do it all, and if I dont work I cant do a lot of those other things... and since I like working anyways...

    Evangelioncongratulations.youtube

  • JepheryJephery Registered User regular
    edited May 2018
    Couscous wrote: »
    Jephery wrote: »
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedonic_treadmill
    The hedonic treadmill, also known as hedonic adaptation, is the observed tendency of humans to quickly return to a relatively stable level of happiness despite major positive or negative events or life changes.[1] According to this theory, as a person makes more money, expectations and desires rise in tandem, which results in no permanent gain in happiness. Brickman and Campbell coined the term in their essay "Hedonic Relativism and Planning the Good Society" (1971).[2] During the late 1990s, the concept was modified by Michael Eysenck, a British psychologist, to become the current "hedonic treadmill theory" which compares the pursuit of happiness to a person on a treadmill, who has to keep walking just to stay in the same place.[citation needed] The concept dates back centuries, to such writers as St. Augustine, cited in Robert Burton's 1621 Anatomy of Melancholy: "A true saying it is, Desire hath no rest, is infinite in itself, endless, and as one calls it, a perpetual rack, or horse-mill."[improper synthesis?]

    All happiness and sadness is temporary, unless you're actually suffering from a mental disorder (in which case seek help).

    So chasing happiness is pointless. Let the little things in life give you joy, or laugh at the futility of it all.

    So what you are saying is I can have permanent happiness if I just get the right mental disorder.

    Yeah. In fact, I think dogs are pretty much bred to have that disorder around humans.

    Cause they're really happy all the time around their favorite people, you can be jealous of them.

    Jephery on
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  • Hahnsoo1Hahnsoo1 Make Ready. We Hunt.Registered User regular
    Couscous wrote: »
    Jephery wrote: »
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedonic_treadmill
    The hedonic treadmill, also known as hedonic adaptation, is the observed tendency of humans to quickly return to a relatively stable level of happiness despite major positive or negative events or life changes.[1] According to this theory, as a person makes more money, expectations and desires rise in tandem, which results in no permanent gain in happiness. Brickman and Campbell coined the term in their essay "Hedonic Relativism and Planning the Good Society" (1971).[2] During the late 1990s, the concept was modified by Michael Eysenck, a British psychologist, to become the current "hedonic treadmill theory" which compares the pursuit of happiness to a person on a treadmill, who has to keep walking just to stay in the same place.[citation needed] The concept dates back centuries, to such writers as St. Augustine, cited in Robert Burton's 1621 Anatomy of Melancholy: "A true saying it is, Desire hath no rest, is infinite in itself, endless, and as one calls it, a perpetual rack, or horse-mill."[improper synthesis?]

    All happiness and sadness is temporary, unless you're actually suffering from a mental disorder (in which case seek help).

    So chasing happiness is pointless. Let the little things in life give you joy, or laugh at the futility of it all.

    So what you are saying is I can have permanent happiness if I just get the right mental disorder.
    I'm pretty sure that posting in [chat] is the wrong mental disorder.

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  • 21stCentury21stCentury Bismuth OS Fully Operational 2019-07-12 - KeystoneRegistered User regular
    HerrCron wrote: »
    zepherin wrote: »
    why is it so upsetting to me that Valve is actually, like, getting rid of some porny games.

    I certainly agree that several games don't belong on steam. I don't know if they got hit with it, though? But, i guess, I'm scared of VNs having to migrate away from Steam? Like, I feel that some non-violent stories about human relationship are a good thing. IDK, i'm starting to warm up to those and they're possibly going away. :(
    Valve should be cleaning house. They should have a person who's job is to try to install a game and play 30 minutes in, and if it can't do either of those tasks successfully, it gets boots anyone who bought it gets a refund.

    If during that 30 minute period the game is garbage, give them a chance to prove it isn't and move on. 3 strikes and your company is banned.

    The problem is they'd need to have specific, like, guidelines on what is and isn't garbage.

    That is very hard.

    Some kind of "is this software basically functional" check would be fine, it could even be automated.
    Anything else, nah.

    I mean, if "is this software functional" is the bar, i think Steam's doing a decent enough job already. none of the games i buy are non-functional.

  • ChanusChanus Sugoi! ^_____^Registered User regular
    Organichu wrote: »
    not that people are claiming otherwise, but the long hours worked by high powered professionals are mirrored by people working 70 hours a week between mcdonald's and roofing. attorneys anf finance people might have to bill 95 hours a week but there is a light at the end of the tunnel (oceans of money).

    if hard work was all it took there would be like almost no poor people

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  • BogartBogart Because I hate you Registered User, Moderator mod
    They say you can get bored of indulging every whim and idle pleasure, but by golly I'm willing to see how long it takes for the good of science.

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  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    Organichu wrote: »
    not that people are claiming otherwise, but the long hours worked by high powered professionals are mirrored by people working 70 hours a week between mcdonald's and roofing. attorneys anf finance people might have to bill 95 hours a week but there is a light at the end of the tunnel (oceans of money).

    Yeah for all the "woe be to the rich they work so many hours" so do people who work min wage jobs for shit pay and more physically dangerous. Like the six figure set actually get vacations, sick time, and health benefits. So spare me the woe be to our financial betters spiel.

    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

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