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  1. Some Yahoo

    Dopamine

    More on California: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mn1fxChSbYk
  2. Some Yahoo

    Dopamine

    California I may have oversold the California thing, because I had old data. We're still 47th when it comes to high costs, but there are other factors in our favor, like workforce skills, and access to resources. Yey, businesses and the middle class are leaving in droves. Medications Always work with your doctor, don't listen to idiot bloggers on the internet. My personal goal is to not live like a zombie on mind-altering drugs, but that's just my goal. Still working with my doctor on that though. Depression is nothing like a flu or a physical injury, so I don't follow your analogy there. However I can tell you that in my case the antidepressants don't take away depression. It's more like they help it be some small percentage more possible to fight the depression. There's way more than willpower at work here - it's like a computer program that has a bad line of code. There can be 900,000 likes of good code, but one error can cause the whole thing to malfunction. My goal is to unravel the false assumptions that have messed up my worldview and get set on a more productive track.
  3. Some Yahoo

    I'm Free.

    As I mentioned in other posts, I relapsed when my best friend died, I spent a couple weeks gaming. But at one point I was sitting there, playing the same old levels, skipping the same memorized dialog, performing the same attack and levelling strategies, and I realized I was making myself exhausted for - well, nothing. In other words, instead of taking 20 years to realize this was a giant waste of time, it only took a couple of weeks. That red line - the one where I realize This is stupid, what am I doing with my time? passed and I uninstalled it again. But this time instead of feeling loss, I felt freedom. Instead of wondering if I will make it, I find myself full of regret that I downloaded them at all. Slowly I find that I regain control of my own will. I am not trapped. Not anymore.
  4. Not sure if this is what you're going through, but it sure helped me. Jordan Peterson - How To Stop Being Lazy & Progress In Life
  5. Some Yahoo

    Some Yahoo's Sack of Wisdom

    Just looking through the sack of wisdom and finding some tiny, disgusting chunks of thought for your minds to consider. #1. If you want to know what a man thinks of his neighbors, look at his front yard. If you want to know what he thinks of himself, look at his garage and backyard. For millennials, exchange with: If you want to know what a man thinks of his you, look at his social media. If you want to know what he thinks of himself, look at his room.
  6. Some Yahoo

    Social media: do or don't?

    @JustTom Oh and as for posting here... I post here in the hopes that others might benefit. It's not just Social Media spew. Also, as I have said, I am 57 years old and it's unlikely that I'll be receiving any presidential appointments LOL.
  7. Some Yahoo

    Social media: do or don't?

    As for Instagram being harmless... 12 people who got fired over a single Instagram post - Business Insider Facebook... 25 Facebook Posts That Have Gotten People Fired | Complex Twitter... 'Guardians of the Galaxy 3' Director James Gunn Fired Over Tweets ... Rian Johnson Deletes 20,000 Tweets After James Gunn Firing – Variety 11 Tweets That Got People Fired From Their Jobs - EMGN crap, even SnapChat!
  8. Some Yahoo

    So I fell.

    When my best friend died last Memorial Day I fell into a foggy depression. I must admit that I reinstalled SWTOR and ran a couple of characters for a few weeks. I was online and watching general chat (I do not recommend this as you lose 1 IQ point for each minute you watch it). But I had to giggle when I saw an exchange that went something like this: So I was thinking of quitting gaming. Why? Well I might be getting a little too old to be doing this. How old are you? Like 26? Guys, I am 57 years old. That made me laugh. Since the service for my friend I am doing a lot better, but that exchange gave me a chuckle I will not soon forget.
  9. Some Yahoo

    Social media: do or don't?

    The thing I have against Social Media is that anything you say, any opinion you express, any post you like will be harvested and used against you forever. Imagine it's 2036 and you're about to get that appointment from the president as ambassador to the Moon, and some drunken shitpost you made this year gets resurrected and the whole thing falls through. Why do you think most people have reverted to posting dog pictures and reposting memes. Because anything real you put out there is GOING TO COME BACK TO BITE YOU.
  10. Some Yahoo

    Gaming is Why

    Gaming is why I have no real friends (real friends are the ones who will be at the hospital when you get in an accident). Gaming is why I have not written my novel. Gaming is why I never pursued my photography. Gaming is why I have strained relationships with my family. Gaming is why my bills get paid late. Gaming is why I have missed opportunities at work. Gaming is why people don't take me seriously. Gaming is why I can't hold conversations in public (I have nothing real going on in life). Gaming is why I never finished a class to get my skills up - and therefore lost out on job opportunities. Gaming is why I am a social outcast. Gaming is why I can't afford anything, Gaming is why I stayed too long at my parent's house. Gaming is why I am over 30 but act like I'm 15. Gaming is why I never commit to do fun things with people. Gaming is why I never give back to my community by volunteering. Gaming is why I have not read enough books. Gaming is why I am overweight. Gaming is why real life seems boring to me. Gaming is why I never put more than 30 minutes effort into doing anything. Gaming is why I don't seek and crave responsibility. Gaming is why I fail. I have learned to hate gaming. Respond with your gaming is why's
  11. Some Yahoo

    Life is not about an IMAGE

    Sadly, image (as you call it) is the one way we have of quickly finding people to be interested in, to date, or just hang out with. If it weren't for these superficial clues, you'd have to date every girl to find a girlfriend, you'd have to talk to every person to find friends. Image is just how you present yourself to the world. Maybe you can't judge a book by its cover, but there are a lot of books, and you can't read them all.
  12. Some Yahoo

    Mohammad's Journal

    I so understand. For 1 whole week I have been fighting a database problem where everything works OK when I am debugging, but on the test server it can't connect. If only Microsoft would tell me WHY it can't connect, it would be great. I took a lot of photography classes in high school, would you like some assignments to help you pass the time?
  13. Some Yahoo

    The Grind (60 days on Discipline)

    I seriously hope there is a time difference - because 26 minutes is not enough.
  14. Some Yahoo

    That Moment...

    I sometimes find it helps when I am loading YouTube (or previously, a game) when I should be doing something else, That moment when I am clicking that icon, or typing youtube.com is the key. I sometimes whisper to myself, this is the moment I am effing up my day. I can isolate that single decision. Then sometimes I go forward anyway, but many times I decide to get back to whatever conundra I am attempting to unravel. Try it yourself, when you are attempting to escape into the mindless consumption of entertainment while your plate is still full of tasks. Let me tell you that it is way moe satisfying to relax with a few videos as a well-earned end to the workday than it is to end the day 4 hours behind, and having to explain to everyone what you've been spending all your time doing.
  15. Some Yahoo

    The Schwinn

    So years ago a little old lady who was not related to us put in her will to give my wife her Schwinn exercise bike. It is kinda big and our house is small, and we had people in all the bedrooms, so it languished in the garage. Yesterday morning at 6:30 am I went for a walk, but because it was a hot day, I was drenched in sweat before I got home - and it was not a long walk, only like 0.6 of a mile. So, because my daughter has moved out, I got the Schwinn out of the garage and set it up in the spare room. The idea is that on these 100F+ days, we can still get some exercise in the comfort of the air conditioning. Besides I have a little dog and I don't want to fry his tiny paws on the pavement. I had to spend time figuring out the blasted thing - it's not very intuitive. But once I got it going, I was able to do 3 really small sessions on it: 8 minutes, 15 minutes and 15 minutes. I have always been a fan of more quick sessions than one agonizingly long session. Anyhow. I usually like to go for a walk when I get stalled at work (I work from home), but I think this is going to make it even easier to get in the sessions I need to lose this lard ball that has collected on top of my hips. And why am I posting this here? Because one of my former main triggers to start gaming was when I got frustrated or stalled on projects. Now I am replacing that with something proactive and positive. Also I can catch up on my podcasts. Cheers.
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