lentils

lentils wrote

Taking a nihilist perspective I don't see ruling as immoral but I still find a lot of reasons to avoid doing it.

For instance I'm not directly oppressed by speciesism but I think all systems of supremacy are interlinked so enabling systemic abuse of non-human animals really helps preserve systems of oppression that do directly affect me and people I care about.

I also think that not ruling can be helpful for making friends bc even if you're not directly harmed by a specific oppressive system people who are won't want to interact with you if all you do is enable it to take place.

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lentils wrote

I'm pretty new to foraging. Atm when I go foraging I usually pick nettles and what I think is scientifically called galium aparine but is sometimes referred to as sticky willy, at least by a couple of people I know lol. There are probably a lot more edible plants near where I live that Idk of yet and hopefully soon there will be more of them growing in the uk.

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lentils wrote

I think everyone here would agree that it isn't in the face of authority, but assuming we're just talking about interpersonal relationships here there are a lot of cases where I like honesty. For instance if they cross my boundaries I want to be able to tell them and would want them to tell me if I was crossing theirs instead of just saying things are fine to be polite, although to me that's easier said than done sometimes.

But there are also cases where I find lying is a much better option, especially with family but sometimes with friends too, like when being honest would mean sharing views that would be problematic to the people I'm speaking to as Idrk a lot of like-minded people irl, so even for people in my circle I don't think honesty is always a good idea.

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lentils wrote

bc i have to get up at 6:30 for school which is still very dark in winter i've been waking up at random times of the night wondering whether my alarm is going to go off soon and then sometimes being kept up by other random thoughts but i've been off school for half-term this week so i've been sleeping a little better.

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