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2015-10-29 @ 21:46:14
I disagree with some of the wording, especially the “twisted mind” bit. I don’t think there is anything inherently “twisted” about any of this. But I do relate to the gist of it. I’ve felt this way so many times, yet found so few people on this wavelength, in real life anyway.
2014-01-21 @ 14:18:40
Yes!!!!! What you fight, you give energy to. I have just begun to notice all of the ways this is true, and to what extent, in my own life. I used to try to rage against things, and I still get the urge to do so at times. But I’ve noticed that every time I’ve done that, it has only made the problem stronger, and made me feel weaker at the same time. I like the videos done by this guy, he presents things in such a smooth, peaceful way.
2013-12-04 @ 16:06:01
by “forget” i mean completely ignore and disregard.
2013-12-04 @ 16:05:15
I agree that hatred doesn’t really benefit the person that holds it. I have experienced hatred, and I do agree that I can let it go along with a lot of other negativity. The specific people, I honestly don’t want to forgive so I won’t. But I will forget. And forgetting their existence entirely may in fact be the best revenge.
2013-11-30 @ 10:28:06
Therein lies the problem for me…the community has no need nor want for my passions, and I have no need nor want to satisfy the community. I’m not even saying that I’m too cool for it, or something like that….I’ve just never liked the worker role, where other people feel a sense of duty to the whole, for me it’s just blank. And I happen not to be interested in anything that’s actually practical or useful.
2013-11-24 @ 17:27:42
I feel this way about subcultures. Whatever makes up “I”, is just a little of this and a little of that, bits and pieces I like from each and I make them all mine. I don’t identify with one over the other, because I feel that even with things I like, it’s still a limiting belief.
2013-11-21 @ 15:20:29
Yea, it’s weird. In GTA I love being a bad guy. But in my pencil and paper RPG, Star Wars, I am a Jedi. The potential to do mayhem as a Jedi is much further than that of GTA’s criminals, and yet I act with much more restraint and work for the common good. Which is very unlike my own real-life self.
2013-11-20 @ 18:30:32
It’s funny – I totally relate to the GTA part of the post about the desire for animalistic power. Like, I’m not really an anti-social person but love those games because it lets me live out my ideas of what I believe to be the true nature of a city – to be bigger, stronger, faster, and meaner than the next man, and utterly beat him into submission for any or no reason. It lets me be the unapologetic epitome of the primal competition that makes up a city, war by all against all, and give people a taste of their own medicine. Oh, you like competition eh? How do you like it after I’ve taken a baseball bat to you? Beat or get beaten, it doesn’t get more competitive than that! Every time I’ve played it I’ve felt that it is so wrong, but so fun.
But it’s weird, because in other games, I play the opposite – a completely heroic and virtuous character that even goes out of his way to spare bad guys unless they exhaust every other option. I guess I’m not totally crazy.
2013-11-09 @ 16:43:41
Mm, I see what you mean now. I agree…I feel it is good to have a niche, mastery of a skill, specialty. I only hope I can do more than one though. Some times the clouds part, and in those times I do feel the world is full of fun and exciting things to see and do.
2013-11-08 @ 20:25:33
I wish I’d known these at 18, myself. Although I probably would not have believed them at all, at the time. Back then I very much believed a person’s quality of life was all but determined at birth, that you just had to be born with the right stuff or you were doomed to a mediocre at best life. If you didn’t have the right genes, I thought, no amount of interest or practice could save you. Guess which category I thought I was in.
The trouble I have nowadays is “Embrace what is innate in yourself” and “Follow the path of least resistance”. Negativity is innate in myself, positivity requires a great deal of effort from me still. And to me, following the path of least resistance means sitting at home doing nothing. These can’t be right…what do you do when what is innate in you doesn’t serve you, and following the path of least resistance only leads right back to misery?
2013-09-21 @ 12:56:26
i love this quote…Bukowski is awesome, in his own way.
2013-08-23 @ 14:19:48
I also have a few questions:
1.) What does someone need to do, or be able to do, in order to move to Valhalla?
2.) How is money handled there? Like, do you guys own the land or rent it, if you do own it do you have to pay taxes on it, how do you guys pay for building supplies, food, other consumables, and general upkeep/expansion of it?
2013-08-21 @ 13:07:55
I agree. This picture seriously makes me want to go vegetarian.
2013-08-20 @ 15:51:59
that’s one cute pig. they’re really furry up close, they look pretty pet-able
2013-08-13 @ 10:08:20
This is perfect, exactly describes my experience.
2013-08-06 @ 19:58:04
@manimal this brings up something I’ve wondered about for a long time. Why is the average life expectancy different for men and women? My guess before was that more men are in stressful jobs, more men drink and smoke, more men eat junk food, more men engage in riskier behavior, and so on. Why do you think this is so?
2013-07-26 @ 11:19:47
2013-07-25 @ 10:08:03
Hmm. Are you sure I’m still in the range? I’ll be 27 in just over a month.
2013-07-24 @ 22:21:07
This was a cool post. I can definitely relate to the part when you say “If you think too much about the giant task ahead of you, you’ll be stopped in your tracks before you even take your first step.”
The only thing that keeps getting me now is a nagging fear that at my age, I’ve simply run out of neurons to do it all because I took too long and am outside the range of neuroplasticity.
2013-07-21 @ 19:53:05
Wow….this was my school experience, to a “T”. I wish I could do it all over again.
2013-05-14 @ 02:43:35
Love the turtle!
2013-04-28 @ 19:30:24
This was just what I needed to hear right now! Thanks.
2013-04-28 @ 00:22:31
I’ve been all of the above, at various points. This poem, it’s just kind. Thanks for sharing.
2013-04-19 @ 00:28:27
I’ve felt this way many times. When I’m not engaged in a project, I find myself lost in reflection and the thoughts of defeat you described overwhelm me and I’m paralyzed with a sense of futility. This also explains the uneasiness I used to feel when I was out with friends and the conversation would turn to nothing important, like we were hanging out just for the sake of it, just killing time, or the uneasiness I feel when, like you said, watching too much TV or playing too many hours of videogames, or mindless drinking. I get the feeling that I wish I was elsewhere doing something important, making an experience instead of just waiting for something to begin. Consumption just gets boring after a while, like you said, it starts to make life feel without meaning. The other day I was deep in thought trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life, and whenever I do that, my thoughts always return to creation and how as a child I always enjoyed making up stories and pretending.
2013-01-31 @ 17:21:24
This is really cool…like walking into a dream. Very surreal!
2013-01-26 @ 00:45:14
What is it that you would like to do? I’ve spent a long time contemplating this stuff as well.
2013-01-18 @ 00:21:27
Awesome….glad to see someone else recognize the marvel that is Tame Impala! I’m going to their show in my town in early March.
Do you know any other bands which are similar, anyone else in the psychedelic/space rock style I should check out?
2012-08-21 @ 14:38:58
Loved the article…it’s good to read stuff like this as a reminder now and then of what’s up with women in our society today.
And, I’d just like to say that I wish instead of looking up to the pop stars, women today were more like the HE girls! There’s so many of you that are interesting, adventurous, energetic, dynamic characters, not to mention genuinely beautiful as opposed to pop-culture trampy. Keep it up!
2012-07-19 @ 23:51:42
Does this mean that if I were to travel at lightspeed for the next 10 years, my body would not age that 10 years? Or does it just mean I would travel really far and only perceive that time is moving slower?
2012-07-15 @ 15:53:16
2012-06-26 @ 14:49:20
Yea! As the good doctor would say, don’t take any guff from the swine!
2012-06-17 @ 22:45:37
Soooooooo true……I don’t like watching the news anymore because these days all it seems like is fear-mongering, always telling us about how the sky is falling and all the new ways we’ll be fucked six ways to Sunday. They should use it to talk about solutions, not just repeatedly tell us “hey everybody who isn’t young and rich, the ship is sinking and all the lifeboats are taken.” What’s the good in that?!? Or they should remind us of all that’s going well, like you said about how they should focus on how many people actually love their spouses, or just something else on how a lot of things are still fine.
2012-06-13 @ 15:31:48
A lot of these same questions are on my mind as well…….particularly the ones about having modern things such as electricity, computers, and the internet, as well as food and medicine.
Also, much as I like and appreciate the idea of a community working together, will there be time to work on personal goals as well? Part of the reason I’m so disatisfied with mainstream society is that from kindergarten age til the end, you are constantly being forced to do what other people want you to do (school, college, work) instead of what you want for yourself. So will there be time to do the things only you want to do, because you want to do them?
2012-03-31 @ 18:45:16
Haha I’ll say! Wish I had a wingman like that!
2012-03-16 @ 11:38:50
I’m sure it’s been said but yea, looking forward to parts 2 and 3!!!! I’ve been waiting for an article like this for a long time!
2011-11-28 @ 12:35:24
@Ty I could see myself getting hooked on this, as well as the dreaming like in Inception as you said. I already sleep too much for exactly this reason, because when I sleep I might have fantastic dreams, or at least I am at peace. Staying awake I am just reminded of good times gone, chances blown and of all the bullshit that adds up to drive me crazy.