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[–]jet199Instigatrix 11 insightful - 4 fun11 insightful - 3 fun12 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

Well stop moping and decide what you want to do.

What are you working for?

What do you enjoy?

Save up your money and go do it.

If you don't know try loads of different things until you work it out.

No one's going to gift your life's purpose to you.

I've just been island hopping in Greece for 4 weeks. I took a horrible job for 6 months but that means I might not have to work again for the next six months.

You have to start to make the system work for you.

You only have one life, what do you want to do with it?

You want community, there are loads of clubs and groups out there or start your own. Open a bar. Go visit lonely old people or help out at the soup kitchen. People are out there of you want to find them.

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    [–]TiwakingMy Pronouns are Nigger and Boss Nigger 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

    Kids these days are retarded

    [–]NodeThis is my flair. There are many like it, but this one is mine. 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (5 children)

    A huge percentage of polio cases were caused by the 'vaccine'. But in general, that period was peak civilization. Stuff was cheap, and a basic job could finance a whole family.

    When I got back from the army, I bought a race car for $3K, and filled the tank with (IIRC) 30 cent gas. 1970 & 1/2 Z-28, bored out 40 over, B&B, and all the other goodies, for the curious. My AR-15 cost around $400, and ammo was eye-poppingly cheap compared to today.

    There were no cell phones or computers! People went outside, and told their kids to just be home by dark. I hadn't seen a nigger until I was in the army. California was a conservative state. Your drivers license had your name typed on the card, along with your eye and hair color, your height and weight, and your address. 'Homeless' were just called bums or hobos, and it was a lifestyle they chose.

    With all information coming from newspapers, television, and radio, most people hadn't yet realized how fucked up our species is. Overpopulation was just becoming a topic, but it wasn't really a concern for us. Oops.

    If you missed that period, there's probably no way to understand the gestalt of the culture, and general sense of being. You weren't tracked electronically, financially, or otherwise. Life wasn't perfect, but we hadn't yet fallen into the hellishness of current reality.

    Oh, and I did get to do the "duck and cover" exercises in school, where we would crouch under our desks to practice for nuke war. (I don't think that would have worked.)

    [–][deleted] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

    Oh, and I did get to do the "duck and cover" exercises in school, where we would crouch under our desks to practice for nuke war.

    I don't think that stopped until the 90s, I used to have the nuclear drills too.

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      [–]NodeThis is my flair. There are many like it, but this one is mine. 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

      It's like you wanted to say something, but then got distracted and stopped before you did.

      [–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

      And yet people are overlooking the chances of nuclear war today, the same as it ever was since the weapons were first dropped on Japan, if not even a little more risky today than the cold war in those days. At least the leaders and general mass back then wasn't as dumb compared to today. Oh, and let me guess, there were a larger number of real blonde chicks too?

      I know things weren't perfect and the things we have today were just being planted. But it's not like we got to the point of it being knees-deep everywhere you go until more recently. Actually, I wouldn't want total perfection.

      [–]NodeThis is my flair. There are many like it, but this one is mine. 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

      Not only were they blonde, they were blonde all over back then. They were also human shaped.

      My gf had a 'chubby' friend, perhaps emaciated by todays standards, but that was then. They were out one day and when they went into a shop the owner informed them: "Looks like one of you has been eating out of the others trough." Overweight people were not normal back then, and people felt free to share their opinions.

      Perfection is just the unattainable end point on an enormous scale of possible outcomes. Even near-perfection might be too perfect for us (as Mr. Smith monologued to Morpheus), but we're plummeting towards the other end.

      [–]jet199Instigatrix 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (5 children)

      In the 1970s my mother was eating liqueur (parsley sauce) and mash potato every day for lunch and a tin of tomato soup with no bread for dinner. If you look back at the 70s everyone was thin, not because they had more will power but because most couldn't afford good food. And it did effect them, eventually my mother couldn't sleep on her cheap mattress because the springs dug into her bones.

      [–]Cornfed 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (3 children)

      If you are from the West then what in God's name are you talking about? - the 60s and 70s were the richest time ever.

      [–]jet199Instigatrix 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

      But food was not great.

      If you look at the stats people paid a far higher proportion of their salary on food and the cost of housing a lot less.

      So if you were young and starting out rent was easy to pay but food was something you could cut back to save some money.

      [–]Cornfed 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

      Once again I don't know where you are thinking of, but the exact opposite was the case in most of the West. Where I'm from bread and milk were subsidised and basically free, and the basic bread and other foods were vastly nutritionally superior to their modern nutrition-free counterparts.

      [–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

      wages were higher (adjusting for inflation), you could afford the food easily, you were only poor if you had like 10 kids, how many kids did your mom have?

      [–]NodeThis is my flair. There are many like it, but this one is mine. 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

      What country was this? In my 1970s, I had some random jobs at a pasta factory, a concrete silo builder, and worked in an office at a cutting die mfg. I was young, and not sure if I could have paid for a house, but it seemed like plenty of money.

      [–]blackpoop321 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

      I'd take the polio and malaria back anytime over this nonsense. Nuclear holocaust? Give me a break, just duck and cover.

      [–]Zapped 6 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

      Doomsday cults have been around for as long as humans have been keeping records of civilization. The MSM has now taken on that role. Unless the Earth is hit with a big asteroid or comet, it will keep moving.

      As far as being held back, I was told and have since found, that you hit your stride in your 40's. At that age, you have your family in place, you really know your stuff in your career field, and I can't say this enough, but life experience brings clarity to all of what you see and do. Keep working on you and your family and then, if you have resources, your community. My 30's was my most fun decade, so far.

      Most people are not what you have imagined in your head due to the media. There is a saying I have taken to heart while driving to mitigate road rage: never assume malice when sheer stupidity will do. Some people are content to live their lives within the shell of their own small world. Communication is important. Sometimes you have to let people be "people" and deal with your "world" the best that you can. You will find that you have a lot more power than you think.

      [–]cottoneyejoe 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

      We have two lives, and the second begins when we realize we only have one. ― Confucius

      [–]humancorpse 3 insightful - 4 fun3 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 4 fun -  (8 children)

      There are way too many people and our natural resources are melting.

      The bees are dying.

      The fish are dying.

      People are becoming violent criminals.

      Children are now killing machines.

      Children are confused about their sexuality .

      Love and kindness is nowhere.

      [–]JasonCarswellMental Orgy 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (7 children)

      This is what the corporatocracy MSM would have you believe.

      [–]humancorpse 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (6 children)

      i appreciate that perhaps i have been indoctrinated with a false narrative that the bees are dying.

      video: why are the bees dying?

      video: our global water crisis explained

      [–]JasonCarswellMental Orgy 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (5 children)

      I am very concerned about the bees and oceans dying. Water shortages are real. And currently water shortages are being exasperated as they intentionally engineer things to be much worse than they would otherwise be.

      There are way too many people and our natural resources are melting.

      This is what I have issue with. IMO this is 100% bullshit.

      Love and kindness is nowhere.

      It's everywhere you share it.

      [–]humancorpse 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (3 children)

      I am very concerned about the bees and oceans dying. Water shortages are real.

      this could cause some major damage to the human race.

      lack of water means that everything will fail.

      no water for crops.

      no water for livestock.

      no water to drink.

      as the problem gets worse, it gets exponentially worse.

      and if that isnt bad enough, the bees are getting sick and dying.

      it almost sounds silly to worry about some silly old bees, lol, but without the bees...

      [–]JasonCarswellMental Orgy 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (2 children)

      What needs to stop is pesticides and frequency radiation.

      [–]humancorpse 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

      some think that it is the pesticides that have facked up the bees.

      i think that the "colony death syndrome" that the bees are getting is perhaps going to get worse and if we lose too many bees there will be a chain reaction because of this.

      an unrelated video: komodo dragon eats monkey

      [–]JasonCarswellMental Orgy 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

      [–]goobandit 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

      Concerned? Sure, this is my 2nd year gardening so I’m basically a two year old gardener. I’m up to my eyes in zinnias! I’m happier than I’ve ever been in my life, my jobby job, my family, everything is so perfect, except know, everything else...but it’ll be okay! People need optimism, or at the very least, joyful pessimism.

      [–]Jesus 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (1 child)

      What a grifting loser says: "The problem with capitalism is that there’s so much prosperity and free time people start creating their own problems." —Kevin Sorbo

      From the Offices of the President, Senate, House, and the Treasury, July 11, 1836...

      "...the problem with capitalists... just a bunch of greasy scam artists screwing the little man..." —US Government

      Economically and financially, statistically speaking, our children have a declining living and worse off life on an average percentage compared to living in the mid 50's to early 70's.

      (The state of our world: Rich dads promoting sons gamer channel so he can get ahead of the other kids.)

      Purchasing value of dollar had also declined considerably from the boomer generation. Those who hopped on the stock market bear scam were able to build their wealth by doing absolutely nothing from the 70's to the 2000's, prior to 2008. They had an ability to save and fight inflation, all whilst their wages remained suppressed. Presently, however, inflation is taking off and the purchasing power of the dollar, as said, is declining quite rapidly. Vegetables have risen in price 50 to 70% in my area while my wage, not fixed to inflation, has stayed the same!

      The problem with our economy and the political manuevers is that congress llc is incompetent and doesn't realize that US Inc. was chartered as a self-funding corporation, meaning UBI, which is basically just reparations for the money multi-national corporations and offshoring stole, doesn't have to be fixed to social-credit, human capital or impact/value markets. UBI is possible and has always been! I don't advocate for it but traditional Catholics believe a garden and home is a right, and labouring to your ability and loving Christ is an order that has been destroyed in Judaic-naturalist masonic America! America is basically an unsustainable meme economy retail corporation propped up be meme jobs such as every job on wallstreet and retail jobs that service the rich. Congress llc could institute public banks in every town, which could loan at fixed rates very low interest loans for farmers and men and women looking to labor in trades. That profit would not be gambled on wallstreet but given back to the community!

      As Gottfried Feder once said, a government's first priority, whether federal or local, is to disband joint-stock trading from social life and for the reliance of once's wellbeing. A government's priotity is to maintain a common good and the needs of a community and the individual so that he does not fall into the depths of poverty of which he/she cannot escape. Our entire Judaic-masonic system with its cyclical doldrums instituted by Jews Warburg, Schiff, Seligman, Lehman, etc. is designed to manufacture an impoverished class.

      Transnational, intersectional, nation-wrecking, sterile, family-less, consumer, mongrelized vulture capitalism really is the best way forward for society, said nobody ever.

      A deleted shill once wrote to me:

      Capitalism can work without usury just fine. It will be slower, but more stable. And it would be great if people could remember that no business has a right for a guaranteed profit, not even the banks. Ultra rich are being compensated for lending a small portion of their power to non-idiots. Bureaucrats can't do this for some reason.


      41 billionaires are now as rich as the poorest half of the world population (the chart apparently was not updated for Elon Musk. Pirates and looters ("billionaires") nor the Rothschilds) own more than the poorest half of the World's population. And it's all been stolen together, with speculation, insider trading, interest, cottage milking, bail outs, cartel formation. A couple of total galsbakkens run off with the loot.

      So what is this beautiful capitalism ignoramuses always like to talk about?

      Capitalism" is owning the MONETARY/CREDIT & STATUTORY POLICY production from which all corporations exist. Gerard Malynes, 1622.

      That's why capitalism didn't exist in the U.S. corp territories until Rockefeller and JP Morgan. Come to find out, rich people creating cheap workers is now suddenly "prosperity gospel" for Team America Inc.

      And then we have commie inc. proposing 70% marginal tax rate on multimillionaire incomes.... ahhhhhh , hello, why not propose CAPITAL TAX...otherwise they just dodge the damned tax like JP Morgan or Rockefeller! Geeze.

      But then we have Team US corp whining about how capitalism is 'freedom' or stupidly suggesting that "capitalism" is somehow older than JP Morgan?

      This is American Capitalism:

      ...and no amount of sock puppets, shills and bots can negate this.

      Capitalism is when a small group of people who control a private corporation, claim it's a "government" & use violence/propaganda to coerce all others to do what their told. Just like communism and socialism. All three models are the complete opposite of a meritocracy.

      America LLC was only ever private corporations as "muh government", was never "muh free market" & "muh capitalism" meme was a banking scam to legitimize outlawed loan-sharking. Meme-jobs like wall-street or the government don't feed a nation. And we are top-heavy with meme-jobs.

      UBI FOR FARMERS! Or not... because it's 'better' near nobody can afford it and we instead subsidise wall-street whilst they plan on going back to the golden or silver calf of reserve backed currency based on the worship of "intrinsic value" like all the Libertardiams morons speak of. Yes, that's it, it is better we live in an unsustainable meme make-work economy where the billionaires fatten themselves up and the lazy don't know how to plant a tomato plant yet produce poop piss and garbage, stinking up the cities and doing a great service to technocratic impact/vale market corporations.

      As for Every-ism: Allowed fake vote to buy from Limited Inc., then shot when you complain on sub-standard services. Same with fascism & capitalism.

      Capitalism & the "american dream" god, no real churches, no soul...just money. Always the money, only the money on nu-age masonic naturalism.

      Or a better future... Public banks (county-based banks; non-private ie. moving private credit) should issue experimental Universal Basic Income, though, so few in operation, and illegal for a state sub-franchise such as Massachusetts Inc., to do so; so as to increase basic cred flow to suppressed areas, which will increase spending and automatically create small corps for retail products...

      Farming might come back in style if normal people could afford to do it + local distribution; though big companies are not fond of small distribution from small companies.

      It would also alleviate Soc.Sec. admin/book problems & take pressure off the courts/prisons. MAYBE.


      It is impossible for an imaginary corporation to owe itself imaginary money via other imaginary sub-franchise corporations, when it can really print all the imaginary credit & currency it ever will require ab initio at will, Descarte. – CaptainSlappy

      But the Libertardians and politicians for some reason don't want you to know that, or, maybe they don't know that. Maybe they are as ignorant as they look, probably not.

      [–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

      I like the hercules quote

      [–]chadwickofwv 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

      I didn't take the clot shot, so no.

      [–]NodeThis is my flair. There are many like it, but this one is mine. 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (24 children)

      I don't believe worldly justice is on the horizon for us.

      Bad news. Worldly justice is just around the corner. Yes, there are people working to make things worse, but let's not forget they have zero power without the compliance of (most) everyone else.

      Compliance with evil deserves a reward, and that reward is worldly justice.

      [–][deleted] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (15 children)

      The question of the "justice" is when is this evil going to stop, if not reverse back to what things were before?

      [–]NodeThis is my flair. There are many like it, but this one is mine. 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (14 children)

      While bumps in the road may be built into the plan (keep the herd off-balance), the evil is only going to get exponentially worse from here.

      If you've read or watched much that's been posted in the past couple years, you've watched or read them openly revealing their goals and plans. As a part time sociopath, I understand and agree with the necessity of a massive reduction in the human population, as we're in the classic boom and bust cycle found in other animal species.

      However, the globalhomo and other degeneracies reveal their non-altruistic intentions. Remember when kings literally owned the slave class? Those who (not completely inaccurately) see themselves as kings today are in control of just about everything, and are solidifying their grip as we peruse saidit. There may be a 'pet class' after the purges, but they will have to be fully compliant.

      Bottom line is that it's not going to stop, and we're still in what will be called the "good old days".

      [–][deleted] 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (2 children)

      In Heaven, there won't be anymore boyfriend/girlfriend or husband/wife. Nothing still around to "save", build, or improve either. I wish an alternative afterlife could exist for me.

      [–]NodeThis is my flair. There are many like it, but this one is mine. 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

      As the story goes, you'll own nothing and be totally happy. It'll be pretty different from this.

      [–][deleted] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

      You mean in Heaven? Yeah, Heaven sounds like the cosmic version of that too.

      [–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

      So I'm correct, there will be no future justice after all.

      [–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (9 children)

      One of the few possibilities I consider if there was a major cataclysmic shock that even the global class fail to foresee ahead of time. But, the question is if so many people were already purged or otherwise were taken by the disaster.

      There is no way out of here.

      [–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (8 children)

      When the covid pandemic first started, I didn't know what to believe, but it was proven pretty quickly that it was leaked out of a lab. So I was thinking maybe it was something that might lead to humans going extinct including even the elites which they would not want. Of course it is not that deadly, but something that is could possibly come about some day.

      [–][deleted] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (7 children)

      The elites aren't stupid people.

      [–]StillLessons 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (6 children)

      I have a background that gives me good insight into who "the elites" are. I know them, have lived and dined with them, though I have chosen a path which keeps me outside of their inner circles.

      The elites are no smarter or less smart than you or I. It comes down to motivation and worldview. Their obsession is managing the world, and that is where they put their energy. The fact that they choose to do this does not remotely mean that they have the skill to do so successfully, but their motivation and obsession with power give them the energy to fight to stay at the table, successful or not.

      They aren't happy. They live their lives in fear, forever seeing the failure of their plans to provide the benefits that in their delusion they convince themselves will materialize, and never seeing that the failure is not because of their enemies but because their entire premise is flawed.

      It's not about "smart" vs "stupid". They are as stupid as all of us are. The particular failing of people who would "lead", however, is a lack of compassion. Because they think they are "above", they have no ability - and though they cannot see this they actually have no true desire - to understand the people in the world they pretend to lead. Since they cannot understand them, there can never be any connection, and without connection, there will never be "leadership", only a master-slave dynamic.

      The group that I do find bizarre is the many many people in the middle who allow ourselves to be treated as slaves in this dynamic. It wouldn't happen if we didn't allow it. Yet it has happened continuously throughout human history. What the evolutionary advantage to this dynamic is I have no idea, but if we take evolutionary biology as a legitimate premise, there must be one or this wouldn't be the default pattern.

      [–]fschmidt 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

      Of course this moronic comment was up-voted. So tell me, which elites do you know? I had a long conversation with Bill Gates in the early days of Microsoft. I raised capital in Silicon Valley, talking to the major venture capitalists there. I met with PayPal's founders (Peter Thiel, Elon Musk, etc.). And I worked with a lot of traders on Wall St. All of these people were much smarter than the average moron, there is just no comparison.

      [–]StillLessons 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

      The funny thing is I cannot name drop, because I don't even remember the guy's name. I didn't find him that interesting. But because he was a friend of a family member of mine, I was on his yacht for an afternoon in the channel between Palm Beach and West Palm. We cruised around a few hours with 20 or so people - long enough to get briefly stuck on a sand bar before the captain managed to extract the boat - and then went home. I believe he was a retired CEO (or somewhere high up) in an insurance company, though I may be wrong even about that. Sadly, within a few years of my meeting him, I learned from my family member that this man had committed suicide.

      I also went to one of the feeder colleges to the people who end up powerful on Wall Street, so I saw these people around me when I was doing my BA. I've had a variety of experiences, but as I said because I am not interested in power, I'm not friends with any of them, only acquaintances.

      Your comment and mine differ only in how "smart" is defined. I will not deny these guys have amazing skill-sets to get them where they are. Yes, their minds are impressive if you decide to compete with them. On their turf, I wouldn't dare compete; they'd clean my clock. Sure.

      But the example of this guy who "owned" the yacht I was on. When the boat got beached, was he of any use? None. Not in his area of expertise. In other words, these guys - like most "geniuses" - are brilliant within their specialty. Their specialty happens to be financial power. As such, unfortunately, their decisions affect all of us, and because the main trait of most of these people is an intense, sometimes pathological, desire to compete and defeat others, they will do so.

      So they're winning. They are fulfilling their prime purpose. They are ending up on top.

      Where are they not so smart? Their delusion is to believe that they can compete and win in the way that they do while maintaining a functioning society below them. Look around. They're winning, but what's left of the field over which they can rightly claim victory? They think that when they win all will be wine and roses, but in the process of winning, they are destroying that over which they desire to lead.

      So no, name dropping is not particularly helpful here. I respect that they are "smart" in the sense you mean, but that form of intelligence is well on its way to creating a dystopian hellhole for us all to inhabit.

      [–]ukromeo 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

      How come you never ended up in that circle? Or maybe you did? Was Silicon Valley different when you were there?

      [–]fschmidt 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

      I am basically a programmer, not a businessman, so I could never fully be part of that circle. But I did co-found a $1B business in Silicon Valley, so I was close to that circle. And yes, Silicon Valley was different when I was there. I would be generally culturally unacceptable there now. (And ironically enough, I am writing this from a hotel room on an extended business trip to Silicon Valley.)

      [–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

      Interesting observations here.

      [–]ZvezdaRussian 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (7 children)

      But the issue is, many many people are compliant already. And by worldly justice, what do you mean?

      [–][deleted] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

      That's what I'm asking him.

      [–]NodeThis is my flair. There are many like it, but this one is mine. 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

      So you are. I'm working my way up from the bottom.

      [–]NodeThis is my flair. There are many like it, but this one is mine. 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

      That comment is relevant to your question.

      In view of the law of natural selection it was agreed that a nation or world of people who will not use their intelligence are no better than animals who do not have intelligence. Such people are beasts of burden and steaks on the table by choice and consent.

      ― William Cooper, Behold a Pale Horse

      I mean humanity is going to reap the natural consequences of its essence, "and the end result will be the most wonderful experience in the history of man, or the most horrible enslavement that you can imagine."

      It's true that many many people are already compliant, and as such are no better than the animals we eat. They deserve to be eaten, or whatever happens to them, because they are directly enabling the evil that will overtake them.

      Kinda sucks to live on the same planet with them though.

      [–]ZvezdaRussian 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

      It does suck, there is not much we can do about general human idiocy but at least there are still a few people capable of using their minds around.

      What do you think a person like me or you can do to maintain our ability to critically think? My British friend was telling me about how he visited a university there and he could feel his IQ drop a few points as he saw all of the women with ridiculously coloured hair and heard conversations about the finer points of anarchism 😆 Also, how could I get people to critically think about things? I have a friend from my childhood who is staying at my place currently and he has always been quite an angry person. I am trying to think of ways to get him to think about why he feels a certain way towards things and I am attempting to get him to think about why he makes decisions in a better more clear way in his mind. Any ideas?

      [–]NodeThis is my flair. There are many like it, but this one is mine. 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

      What do you think a person like me or you can do to maintain our ability to critically think?

      There are probably some specific practices one could follow, but I'm guessing one would be to stop paying attention to the incredible retardation that appears to be overtaking our species. I'm not doing it, but I think isolating oneself into a subset of reality might allow some critical thinking.

      As for your friend, what specifically is he angry about? Therapists have techniques to draw out answers from people with anger or other problem emotions. I don't think I can describe in a comment how to go about that without potentially 'setting him off' in an angry episode. You kind of have to elicit some of that emotion to access the reason he's holding on to the anger.

      You could just ask why he's so angry. To maintain rapport, assuming you have it, repeat whatever he says back to him, as follows.

      "Dudebro, I hear you saying you're angry because [insert the exact words he used here]. Is that right?"

      It's kind of a delicate process to access someones highly emotional state. I don't think I'm able to tell you in a comment how to help your friend be less angry and make better decisions. I guess being as sympathetic as you can be, while evaluating his answers and non-verbal responses might be an approach.

      [–]ZvezdaRussian 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

      Thanks for the advice :)

      May I ask, how old are you?

      [–]NodeThis is my flair. There are many like it, but this one is mine. 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

      As the kids would say, old af. If I hadn't already turned away from society 20 years ago, and had chosen to be a wage slave instead, I could retire this year.

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      [](Were Here For A Good Time Not A Long Time)

      [–]JasonCarswellMental Orgy 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

      What ever year you're born into is the best one. You have countless technological, information, and comfort advantages that previous years and generations don't have. You will have more experiences of freedoms than future generations will have. Whenever you're born you will have the best of what came before and what comes next, even if there's hardship during it. No one escapes hardship and it's the time to prove yourself. Anyone can be a fair-weather friend, but not everyone can be exceptional under duress.

      Prepare for the worst, hope for the best, and remain positive but pragmatic and realistic to survive and thrive, despite the external evil forces at play. There's much that's good and worth fighting for.

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      yeah you have to do everything you can while young. Energy levels drop precipitously after a certain age for people usually age 40.

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      [–]fschmidt 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

      You have to make up your mind whether you want to struggle or give up. Most people give up, and I can't be bothered with such people because they are useless. If you want to struggle, there are many options to consider.

      [–]StillLessons 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

      Act with integrity.

      As long as we are living consistent with the inner spark that each of us consists of, the question in the title becomes meaningless. The greatest suffering comes when we believe that what others tell us is more important than what we know to be true from within our core. As long as we trust that core and allow it to interact freely with our environment (not blindly obeying others, and with no need to derive any sort of identity from "controlling others" - which possibility is a myth; each of us controls only our own life), there is no "short" or "long" life. We will die when we die, and that has been the plan since the instant we entered this life.

      Each of us may fulfill the purpose we sense ourself to have. There is no time constraint on this, and only each individual and God can possibly know the truth of whether we are doing so.

      Life has always contained great cruelty, but each of our lives is unique. The cruelty in one place can be surprisingly absent in a location mere feet away. Each life is unique, and only that person knows the truth of it, no matter what is happening "outside the door".

      When we discover a good life to live and a good cause to stand for, the confidence of the knowledge that we are playing an honorable role provides the best shelter anyone can ask in this mysterious universe of ours. Death becomes of no concern.

      [–]Jesus 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

      So, I listed some ways in which to help!

      Others will say suck it up.

      [–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

      Really, I was referring to society-political issues and prices of everything rising even more and more. It looks like the bleakest time right now we had in at least 150 years.

      [–]jet199Instigatrix 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

      I mean in the 1980s some years we had 15% inflation and people had a great time.

      Most people still managed to buy property with mortgages and made huge amounts of money in the long term.

      Like I say, you have to make the system work for you.

      While you should fight against politics you don't like there's no point worrying about these societal issues on a personal level when you actually live in one of the most free and richest societies which has ever existed.