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why does everything have to be so bad all the time

Crippl3Crippl3 ohnoRegistered User regular
Why does everything have to be so bad
why can't good things happen
why does everything have to be shit forever and never get better fuck it's the future things are supposed to be good

things are never going to get better and then we'll all die of climate change and war
I just don't fucking understand it why can't things ever be good

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    reVersereVerse Attack and Dethrone God Registered User regular
    Just some kid playing Sim Planet and triggering all the disasters because it'll be fun.

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    A Dabble Of TheloniusA Dabble Of Thelonius It has been a doozy of a dayRegistered User regular
    I mean

    There's enchiladas.
    But yeah

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    Johnny ChopsockyJohnny Chopsocky Scootaloo! We have to cook! Grillin' HaysenburgersRegistered User regular
    edited June 2022
    Because we live in the timeline where only wrong lessons get learned.

    Like even when the right lesson is obvious and right there out front, even when the right lesson is easier and simpler to learn and apply, society will contort itself into a fucking pretzel to find the wrong lesson and learn only from that.

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    Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular
    There was a time I thought I had a good answer for this. I'm past thinking that now, and I'm way past the point where I have a long-lasting mood that isn't either sad or pissed

    Only answer I got anymore is be with/around the people you love, and let them know you love them

    Shit's fucked. It's been fucked for a while. Each year for a while has gotten worse, and these six months have felt worse than even that. Everything is cruel and feels crueler

    So there's no need to be even crueler than that to the people who mean anything special to you in a very un-special environment, and to go on not letting them know how they provided rays of sunshine to each of the cloudy days, even if it was just from a smile or an "I'm thinking of you" text. Or just being there and asking for nothing in return when everything else around you has only taken and taken more

    Say what you want to say, what you need to say, while there's a chance to say it to who wants/needs to hear it. Because if there's one cruelty people across parties, generations, state lines and the world over decades and centuries have been able to agree on, it's that You may be able to wait, but Time will keep on regardless

    We're all we've got. At least try not to lose that before the end too

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    WeedLordVegetaWeedLordVegeta Registered User regular
    Let us gather ourselves. Let us stretch and strengthen our muscles and joints. Let us breathe so deeply. Let us release toxicity and feel the deep love we have for each other. Let us ready ourselves to strive for justice, unceasingly.

    Today’s pose is Prasarita Padottanasana, or wide-legged standing forward bend.

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    GvzbgulGvzbgul Registered User regular
    Well you see, 6000 years ago some broad ate this apple and things have been terrible ever since.

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    Crippl3Crippl3 oh noRegistered User regular
    Let us gather ourselves. Let us stretch and strengthen our muscles and joints. Let us breathe so deeply. Let us release toxicity and feel the deep love we have for each other. Let us ready ourselves to strive for justice, unceasingly.

    Today’s pose is Prasarita Padottanasana, or wide-legged standing forward bend.

    is this a quote from something or is it just yoga

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    JarsJars Registered User regular
    Someone

    Get ja rule on the phone

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    some things are good

    i had a slice of pizza today

    also sometimes you see a dog, that's pretty great

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    GvzbgulGvzbgul Registered User regular
    My life is fan fucking tastic. I'm enjoying a early morning cup of Earl Grey tea and waiting for my dad to arrive so we can do some DIY. It's a beautiful day, the birds are singing outside.

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    JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    I think about this sometimes and I don't think things have ever really been good? At the macro level I mean.

    History is pretty shitty. It's full of shitty people doing shitty things constantly. We just see it all in real time now. We also think that we're special, maybe? Because we've had a few decades where things seemed like they were changing for the better, assuming of course you were the right color.

    But really we aren't any different, and our lives no less tenuous than somebody waking up to the morning messenger pig and reading BLACK DEATH KILLS FIRST VICTIM painted on the side of it. We are all like a very fine particulate, blown about by air currents.

    Where's the bright side in all of this? I don't know! The little, individual joys and kindnesses? Maybe! But also maybe not!

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    Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
    Crippl3 wrote: »
    Let us gather ourselves. Let us stretch and strengthen our muscles and joints. Let us breathe so deeply. Let us release toxicity and feel the deep love we have for each other. Let us ready ourselves to strive for justice, unceasingly.

    Today’s pose is Prasarita Padottanasana, or wide-legged standing forward bend.

    is this a quote from something or is it just yoga

    Dem congressman Andy Levin tweeted a pic of himself doing his daily yoga pose* accompanied by those 2 tweets and was ratio’d to death

    *unironically like he’s putting his head up his own ass

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    Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
    Do you think Zoomers or whatever we call the generations after millennials are affected the way older folks are? I at least got to live for a while in the artificial residual glow of the 2nd of 2 progressive periods in our county’s history, but younger folks have only ever eaten shit.

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    The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    i do wonder what is worse:

    having hope torn away or never having it to begin with

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    WeedLordVegetaWeedLordVegeta Registered User regular
    i do wonder what is worse:

    having hope torn away or never having it to begin with

    I've really been trying to work on commenting with my emotions as part of rehab, and days like this, where all I feel is a numbness of inevitability, remind me that I have a ways to go

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    Crippl3Crippl3 oh noRegistered User regular
    Crippl3 wrote: »
    Let us gather ourselves. Let us stretch and strengthen our muscles and joints. Let us breathe so deeply. Let us release toxicity and feel the deep love we have for each other. Let us ready ourselves to strive for justice, unceasingly.

    Today’s pose is Prasarita Padottanasana, or wide-legged standing forward bend.

    is this a quote from something or is it just yoga

    Dem congressman Andy Levin tweeted a pic of himself doing his daily yoga pose* accompanied by those 2 tweets and was ratio’d to death

    *unironically like he’s putting his head up his own ass

    oh, i thought it was like a genuine post never mind

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    XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    at this point my goal in life is to pay off my house and hope the fascists let me keep my social security

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    i do wonder what is worse:

    having hope torn away or never having it to begin with

    Hope torn away.

    Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but dies in the process.
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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    my goal in life is to develop a casual yet sustainable murder habit

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    TheySlashThemTheySlashThem Registered User regular
    the only thing keeping me alive is spite and an all-consuming determination to outlive my parents so I can piss on their graves

    so yall are doing better than you think

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    PhasenPhasen Hell WorldRegistered User regular
    For like 1 minute it felt pretty great that a racist outted themselves in grand fashion in a thread.

    psn: PhasenWeeple
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    Quantum TigerQuantum Tiger Registered User regular
    No way in hell I'm going to let the ghouls in government out live me, that's for sure

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    TefTef Registered User regular
    I got a buddy called John who is 50 and was born with fetal alcohol syndrome. He’s had a hard life, and he’s a fuckin good fella. I went around his house a month or so back and found out that he has no power and no hot water, as he is living on Maori land and there is a labyrinthine process to get hooked up to mains power that was unfortunately beyond him. His accomodation itself was a decrepit, barely held together wood shed.
    Me, my brother, and our buddy Tony (a young fella we’re training to be carpenter) just a week ago finished building him a brand new, insulated cabin. My wife has been jumping down at the council and they’ve got an install date for the power. In the meantime I’ve lent him my portable generator, so he’s having hot showers for the first time in 20 years. He’s got an amazing crayfish and paua spot he’s gonna take us to next weekend.

    Good things are possible, and achievable. Doing shit that strengthen the bonds within your local community not only will make you feel good, it fights back the sense of learned hopelessness we all have been infected with, and in the event that a disintegration of the state occurs, the resilient networks of mutual aid you are establishing will be just about the only thing that survives the coming hardships. You just gotta find the energy and the will to take the first step

    help a fellow forumer meet their mental health care needs because USA healthcare sucks!

    Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better

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    HacksawHacksaw J. Duggan Esq. Wrestler at LawRegistered User regular
    Crippl3 wrote: »
    Why does everything have to be so bad
    why can't good things happen
    why does everything have to be shit forever and never get better fuck it's the future things are supposed to be good

    things are never going to get better and then we'll all die of climate change and war
    I just don't fucking understand it why can't things ever be good

    Capitalism is largely to blame for... well, all of it.

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    Quantum TigerQuantum Tiger Registered User regular
    We all want to save the world but for most of us the big stuff is impossible to change so it's important to remember that saving the world takes a lot of small acts by many people. Pick up some trash, cheer up a friend, throw some starfish into the sea.

    And remember that sometimes it's okay that the part of the world you need to save today is yourself

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    Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan Registered User regular
    I'm in the same boat at the original post, I just need some break with good news. We've had what I can only describe as the worst half a year of our lives. We've been through the household getting COVID (I'm still having exhaustion from it), work stress on my wife thanks to teachers just being massively overworked, a case of bedbugs (likely caused by her kids at school), a car engine blow out twice putting her car in the shop over four months, and my father in law passed away.

    Fortunately, my son managed to graduate, get into college, and we have a vacation booked at the end of July in hopes of shaking off the shitty run we've had. But I'll admit, it's left me almost numb to the recent political news, like I want to care and be outraged, but I'm just so beat up from everything.

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    ElaroElaro Apologetic Registered User regular
    edited June 2022

    Yeah I think about that kind of stuff pretty regularly myself. Though sometimes gets a little frustrating the way people (corrected. -Ed) online seem ready to lie down in a ditch because things are fucked up. I work hard to hope and its demoralizing when others give up so quickly and easily.

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    ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    Is prople a portmanteau of proletariat and people?

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    ElaroElaro Apologetic Registered User regular
    ChicoBlue wrote: »
    Is prople a portmanteau of proletariat and people?

    Nope.

    (The original thread that tweet belonged to is about doomposting.)

    Children's rights are human rights.
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    JragghenJragghen Registered User regular
    On one hand yes.

    On the other hand the people reacting that way are the ones who saw this state pre-2016 and were fighting then when people couldn't give a fuck. And now that what they saw was going to happen and people are going "oh shit" they see the state of things right now, and see where we'll be 4-6 years from now because the people just now waking up to "we've got to fight" aren't willing to do the sort of fighting that's necessary.

    And frankly, the Republicans know it.

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    JragghenJragghen Registered User regular
    Like hey Bloomberg want to actually do something? Don't buy ads. Break out a map with the new gerrymandered districts and buy, outright, and sell at a loss, houses and cars to inner city families in such proportions that it flips state legislatures.

    Or organize a bunch of liberal silicon valley millionaires to set up an enclave of remote work in Wyoming and grab both senate seats.

    See? There's even outlandish yet plausible ideas that are able to be posted on the forums, even.

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    LarsLars Registered User regular
    Each new day brings a new opportunity.

    Each morning you wake up, that may in fact be the morning you read the headline that tells you that Mitch McConnell is dead. Maybe it will have even been a painful death, wouldn't that be swell? I mean, Death pretty much owes us at this point, right? If he doesn't get off his ass and do something, we're definitely going to have to accuse the reaper of being a partisan hack at this point.

    It would also mean you could finally be able to go and take a shit on Moscow Mitch's grave.

    Granted, if you wish to directly deposit said shit, you may have to deal with all the shit from people who had similar plans, so remember to wear galoshes.

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    Crippl3Crippl3 oh noRegistered User regular
    Elaro wrote: »

    Yeah I think about that kind of stuff pretty regularly myself. Though sometimes gets a little frustrating the way people (corrected. -Ed) online seem ready to lie down in a ditch because things are fucked up. I work hard to hope and its demoralizing when others give up so quickly and easily.

    I don't know who the fuck this guy is, why should I give a fuck if he's mad that I'm upset

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    I'm mad that he's mad that I'm mad.

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    GvzbgulGvzbgul Registered User regular
    edited June 2022
    Do you think Zoomers or whatever we call the generations after millennials are affected the way older folks are? I at least got to live for a while in the artificial residual glow of the 2nd of 2 progressive periods in our county’s history, but younger folks have only ever eaten shit.
    Happiness is less about what you have and more about what you have hope for. Eg, the anticipation of a holiday is as beneficial as the holiday itself. Climate change forecasts are like the opposite of that for zoomers. 50% of zoomers have anxiety about climate change.
    "More than 50% of survey respondents said they felt “sad, anxious, angry, powerless, helpless, and guilty” about climate change.
    Additionally, 45% said that worry about climate change is affecting their daily lives and functioning. And 59% characterized themselves as extremely worried, while 84% said they were moderately worried.
    Fifty-five percent of the respondents felt they would have fewer opportunities in life as adults than their parents."

    Slightly concerned that ecofascism will be the answer to people's problems as they learn not to care about a disaster that cannot be stopped and to focus on "fuck you got mine".

    Gvzbgul on
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    MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    The only response I have to this is, yeah I feel mostly that same way.

    That's taught me to look towards my own life and community. My family, friends, hobbies, etc. There's so much I can't control, but I can be there for the people surrounding me and try to provide as much care, compassion, and love as I can.

    Other than that, do what you can when you can. Donate your time or money or whatever to try and enact change on a greater scale.

    Everything feels hopeless and ugly and while that's been true for the entirety of human civilization, it's more important to care for those around you.

    I am in the business of saving lives.
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    BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User, Moderator mod
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    Fuck, ok this actually hit a chord with me. Haaaa.

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    MaddocMaddoc I'm Bobbin Threadbare, are you my mother? Registered User regular
    That comparison suggests that we might not die

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    WeedLordVegetaWeedLordVegeta Registered User regular
    How do I know when I am satisfied

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