lentils

lentils wrote

"When people see some things as beautiful
other things become ugly.
When people see some things as good,
other things become bad."

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lentils OP wrote

Reply to comment by kin in Friday free talk by lentils

I have this feeling lately that I try to run but I always end up in the same place, like nothing that I builds lasts.

ig ive often had the same feeling lately. like i'm just going around in circles.

I not sure if I will help in the community garden this year,

understandable. sounds like ppl there can often be annoying.

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lentils OP wrote

Reply to comment by moonlune in Friday free talk by lentils

ig im still pretty young but as i've been getting older or whatever ive been finding that life gets harder in some ways but easier in others as i was a lot better at not overthinking and being care-free when i was younger but u ofc lack so much autonomy in society as a kid.

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lentils OP wrote

Reply to comment by Tequila_Wolf in Friday free talk by lentils

Ive mostly just been using lentils with random ingredients that I find go well with them rather than sticking to recipes lately.

I find they go v nice with tomatoes but I think that's a pretty common combo haha

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lentils OP wrote

Reply to comment by kin in Friday free talk by lentils

Been finding it a little easier to just "go with the flow" and not worry about things as much in the past couple of days which is pretty nice thanks.

It doesn't feel like it's getting much warmer here but it stopped raining and the sun came out just as I was typing this and I've noticed more plants coming up so ig spring is pretty much here now.

How are u?

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lentils OP wrote

I'm personally not sure whether I agree with what was said about how being happy all the time would mean forgetting what it means to be happy but either way I don't like the notion that u must be happy all the time as i don't think anyone is since life always inevitably has ups and downs.

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lentils OP wrote

Ah sorry I misinterpreted u. I'll correct that in the post.

I personally kind of like what stoicism says about how ur feelings are caused by what u make of things rather than external things themselves but don't agree with anything else I've heard about it like the idea of thinking more as u say.

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lentils wrote

Been reading lived poetry by john moore. Written in a v academic style but I've found it helpful for gaining a better understanding of stirners writing which has been interesting.

Also still reading nietzsche's beyond good and evil.

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lentils OP wrote

Started my attempt at growing food by planting carrot seeds today. Will start to see them coming up in about 3 weeks I think if things go according to plan.

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lentils wrote (edited )

Ultimately I see ethics as a form of tyranny like morality which I don't think its signficantly different to. Tho i find that me being against ethics can often turn into a form of ethics itself I guess since I'm so strongly conditioned by morality so I suppose my "goal" is to just be able to be more flexible in how I act rather than constantly trying to addhere to uncompromising principles.

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lentils OP wrote

I'm not sure if id say it's just when you're employed by someone as self-employed work can def feel like a "regular job" too.

I think the way I would use the term probably more boils down to whether its something you're coerced to do to be able to obtain resources. If it means u have to put financial gain above all ur other desires I would say it's typical work but if it doesn't feel like something u have to make yourself do and u can take a playful approach to it I probably wouldn't call it that.

As for busking I think it probably is a lot better in cities with v dense populations and tho I can imagine it can allow more space for autonomy than a lot of other ways of making money in the discussion we were talking about how it can often involves putting a lot of effort into making ur services as economically valuable as possible which can often feel like a miserable grind.

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lentils OP wrote

Reply to comment by EAN_BAW in Tuesday free talk by lentils

it's hard to break some of the habits of "time to do the same 3 things each day."

I've def been finding this too recently. I've been trying to gradually add more spontaneity into my life recently but have been finding it takes a lot of will power.

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lentils OP wrote

Ive been feeling like I've started a lot of different projects recently and am wondering whether I have time for them all now. Ig the best thing to do is just prioritise what I want to do most even if there isn't time to do everything and try not to feel the need to do everything cuz then I find everything just feels like a chore.

I suppose it's also kind of good in a way since I'm actually finding things I want to do in an environment that I haven't felt has had a lot of desirable things to offer lately.

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