existential1

Reply to Friday Free Talk by alex

existential1 wrote

Been having lots of anxiety about my work. Got promoted with a significant raise...but I dont actually like my work. I'm also not sure it makes sense to try and get a different job either cuz I'd likely not like it either. I spend a lot of free time thinking about going back to school or switching it up...but I'm not sure work can really ever be that fulfilling.

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existential1 wrote

I have a theory that as society progresses on certain issues, some people hit their limit of "edginess". Like, an opinion that was "radical" in the 60s might be right of center today. And some people expose themselves of being critical of a system at a certain point because of their views at that point. As the system changed, their views stayed the same. That's how I feel about Dave Chappelle rn. What may have seemed like the comedy so many people needed back then is woefully different than the comedy people need now.

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Reply to Friday Free Talk by alex

existential1 wrote

Happy Friday everyone. This week, my partner had a long talk with me about how even though I got a significant raise this year, and will be getting another in November, I need to look at a different career path.

Apparently my dissatisfaction with what I do for money has been bleeding into the rest of my life. To me, I was ok with suffering since the job pays well, has good benefits, and would allow us to live a decent life with kids and stuff. My partner pointed out that my work choices work for everyone but myself and I need to do something that works for me first, and if we're poorer and less secure for it, thats ok.

So now I'm like, damn. What do?

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Reply to Friday Free Talk by alex

existential1 wrote

I just went down 45's tweet chain about tariffs to see what actual supporters of him look like on the internet. I spent time clicking on people's pages...seeing what they're all about.

If the people I saw weren't bots, cuz most of them were 40+yr old adults, that stuff was terrifying. Obviously I dont much care for the whole dem/rep stuff...but just seeing the volume of unwavering support for objectively awful policies. It was dumbfounding. Makes me so much less optimistic....and I was already pretty pessimistic.

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existential1 wrote

Anyone else notice the vast amount of commie insignia popping up next to people's names on twitter this week?

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existential1 wrote

I read, "The fish that ate the whale" two weeks ago. The story of Sam Zemurray, United Fruit, and bananas in the US is wild. Fuck the banana market. For real. Let non-wild bananas die and never come back. And have the companies that bought land all throughout central america to grow them and ship them to US consumers have the land expropriated.

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