bloodrose

bloodrose wrote

Human interaction (unless it is somehow compulsive and destructive) is in the category of healthy activities that are supposed to supplant the unhealthy ones, such as surfing social media for hours each day. In essence, the dopamine fasters are depriving themselves of healthy things, for no reason, based on faulty science and a misinterpretation of a catchy title.

I wouldn't want to stop chilling with people but I do enjoy unplugging from devices for periods of time. Be it just a half hour of reading a book in the sun or a whole weekend camping trip. I feel much calmer when I "fast" from technology inputs.

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bloodrose wrote

Oh dear. Is this people freaking out that Death isn't the goth manic-pixie girl they've dreamed up in their head? I swear, the image they have of her in their head is not even the same character that was written on the page. But damn, the racism is so telling with the way people are reacting to the Sandman casting.

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bloodrose wrote

I guess one of my largest presuppositions is that people are generally good by nature and only a few people are bad by nature. The shittiness of the masses is learned and indocrtinated by the few. Seeing as I don't believe anarchy will overtake the world, there is little consequence to my assumptions being incorrect so.... meh, no harm no foul, I guess.

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bloodrose wrote (edited )

I watched King Corn when it came out in theaters. I think it is worth seeing. I don't know if it is the best but I enjoyed it and I liked that the people doing the documentary weren't abrasive but were actually listening to the people they were interviewing and were asking good questions.

I've also been watching Leah Remini's show on Scientology, Scientology and the Aftermath. It's really good but can be hard to watch sometimes.

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bloodrose wrote

First, realize this has happened to you for profit not because you were weak. There are profesisonals who literally specialize in how to make this stuff addicting. "Keeping eyeballs on the page" is literally something people are paid to do. I've known people who tried to resist it but wound up sucked into something they weren't guarding against.

I struggle hard against this. I am trying to feel comfortable with the fact that I live in a culture and can't help being sucked in. I try to find breathing space where I can but I don't beat myself up when I fail. Some day, I may finally leave the internet but it's not that day today.

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bloodrose wrote

I recognize what you are saying that the guilt trips are hard. Maybe you can talk to your parent and say "Is there a way I can show you I appreciate your efforts that don't involve me feeling guilty? The guilt is more than I can handle but I do recognize your efforts to provide me with a good childhood."

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bloodrose wrote

Cities are more and more starting to ban living in RVs. As they ban them, the people who were living in them sell them. The city I used to live in banned RVs on the street a few years ago. When they did, facebook marketplace and craigslist were flooded with cheap RVs. If you look at that city's online marketplaces today, you only find expensive nice RVs for sale. So, maybe try to find a nearby city that is moving to ban RVs.

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bloodrose OP wrote

My reaction is "the internet ruins everything." I'm so sad for the people of the commune. They literally were full of love and open arms. They said "here is where we live. Come have some love." They were just spreading joy. And the internet has traumatized all of them. They had to feel fear for their safety because of the internet. They had to close their doors. I'm so sad for them. And fuck the person who got internet famous for tearing down kind-hearted people.

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bloodrose wrote

Reply to I’m ready now by qgos

I have failed to justify my existence

You don't have to. You are you and that's enough. You don't have to be productive or special or whatever-else capitalism has shoved into your brain. Just existing is an amazing feat! You get to experience conciousness. You get to feel sun on your face or hear the sound of a fly's wings buzzing. You get to be happy or sad or annoyed or angry. You don't have to do anything to be allowed to exist. Just existing is the point. There is no other point.

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