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    The most giga-fucked part is that we could be living on a literal paradise on Earth with the technology we have. However, certain… actors (market makers, politicians, inherited wealth shits) desire to be neo-nobility and have an addiction to hoarding resources. Literal dragon shit. Well, these dumb fucks don’t realize the current generation REALLY loves dungeons and dragons. Where dragons get slain and their hoards plundered. Of course, there are wealthy people out there who AREN’T complete monsters. They exist, ie the Disney heiress who has been trying to warn her fellow billionaires about the potential danger they’re in if they don’t equalize society @_@

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      Where dragons get slain and their hoards plundered.

      This metaphor is apt because its a fantasy. The people have proven they aren’t going to do jack shit.

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      Compared to most humans who’ve ever lived, we do live in a literal paradise on Earth.

      We just choose not to see it because it’s more fun to be angry than it is to be grateful.

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        Mmm, well, technology has been advancing at a rate never before seen by our ancestors. Star Trek style society is far more possible than most realize, right now.

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    I wasn’t in a good place to begin with. Then the US political debate happened and it just got worse…

    If my level of hope for the future was 15/100 before, it’s like 2/100 now.

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          We are so numb to it now but everyone forgets what it was like when the doors to the internet opened and we were all face to face with strangers and had no clue what we were suppose to do.

          Being a total fuckwad seems like an option when you contrast it to how mundane the rest of your life was before the internet.

          Like I remember sitting on the bus as a kid desperately ignoring every thing around me because I just wanted to do the shit and go home. That, school, and the ride back were the only social interactions with strangers that was expected of me. When we got cable internet and we started pumping the outside world directly into our eyeballs, telling it to “go fuck itself” seemed somewhat appropriate.

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      Thanks for sharing! i really enjoyed that. i might have to watch the whole thing now.

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    I don’t understand the “teenage stepdad” on the pricetag.

    Is that, like, a teenagers stepdad…or is that just the next progression after these kids on Xbox fuck my mother?

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    Or, you never work out, don’t get enough sleep, never wash your dishes, and keep eating the foods that you know give you inflammation.

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      and keep eating the foods that you know give you inflammation

      fucking wheat. I knew it was bad for like since my childhood, only stopped eating large quantities of it a year ago, when i finally got my shit together and converted to a mostly rice-based diet.

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    Honestly if you feel bad a lot of it has to do with what you eat and how much activity you get.

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      This has some real ‘just go touch some grass’ energy. You sound like my brother who after a decade of telling me that my mental health issues are my fault because I don’t live the way he does, still can’t seem to comprehend that fucked-up brain chemistry is a thing that exists. All the salads and fresh air in the world won’t suddenly fix my neurotransmitters and just magically correct the fundamental dysfunction up there. Maybe don’t act like you know what will fix me if you don’t even understand what’s wrong with me.

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        The only solace I have is knowing that everyone eventually experiences depression. It might not be until they’re old and realize their better days are behind them but it eventually catches everyone. Then they’ll see what it’s like.

        Doesn’t help today, but I silently remind myself of their destiny in those situations.

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        What if its not your brain chemistry and really has to do with your habits? What if brain chemistry is just an excuse? I dont know for you, but there definitely is a correlation between people doing less physical things and mental illness.

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          I’ve been dealing with this for over 20 years and no matter what my level of activity or diet has been, that’s never changed. I used to run marathons and was in excellent shape for years, and it never made me any less bipolar/depressive at all, that’s how I know.

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            If you are actively trying to get healthier, why are you on social media? I really am not trying to attack you, but social media is terrible and directly aggravates everything. As someone that has had all my sibling attempt suicide, I am sympathetic and I will try to challenge people.

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          What if brain chemistry is just an excuse?

          This has to be the single fucking stupidest opinion I’ve seen anyone voice whole year. Jesus fuck, forget anything I said about how I think you mean well, because you clearly don’t. You’re a fucking walking and talking example of the Dunning-Kruger phenomenon who has their head so far up their ass that they think brain chemistry is an excuse, and that your fantastically idiotic opinions clearly mean you’re wiser than the rest of us plebs when you can’t even process the thought that maybe mental illness could affect how much someone exercises. How you manage to function in society without dying of drinking bleach is completely beyond me

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      Incorrect trauma has lasting effects on people, while you are talking about temporary states caused by endorphins. Some people literally do not make enough of these chemicals, they will not suddenly start upon eating the right foods and getting physical activity.

      It can help for sure.

      Also, some people are genetically predisposed to being sad, anxious or what have you without any trauma.

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          Too bad you didn’t tell that to my brain back when I was in peak physical condition from competitive swimming! I’m sure if my brain knew that it was supposed to feel better while eating right, being extremely physically active, and consuming no drugs or alcohol, it wouldn’t have subjected me to decades of chronic depression.

          Thanks for the thoughtful and well researched advice you ignorant muppet.

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        solar panels will do a lot to reduce the problem of climate change significantly.

        I’m saying this because I see a lot of young people having depression due to climate doomerism, and realizing there’s an effective strategy that can be physically implemented helps a lot.

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          If you think solar panels are the solution to our problems on a “significant” level, you clearly haven’t been paying enough attention and don’t understand the scale of the issues here – and no I’m not going to be the one who has to educate you

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      Yes, except if you grow up in a neighbourhood that is a fucking trainwreck, like I did.

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          People who have never had mental health issues be like “why don’t you just stop feeling bad?”

          I know you mean well but like jesus christ

          Edit: nevermind they’re a myopic self-important twat and obviously don’t mean well

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            Or maybe I know the importance of those things because I didnt have a good household and I am wiser than you.

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          No, I’m just saying, what you eat and how you move can do a great lot to improve your general health and mood, except when the environment is total shit. Then you might still feel bad.