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post #5041 of 5141 (permalink) Old 09-11-2020, 11:25 PM
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I think that most people gain comfort from certainty, to have the truth is much like a warm blanket that one can wrap themselves in. It provides a sense of safety that provides a tremendous level of relief in this crazy world. When such certainty is threatened, it is often seen as an attack and retaliation, is almost inevitable..

I see this trend repeatedly in several ideologies, religions, politics, etc, etc. It is very rare, that I see anyone just let go and acknowledge that they have no certainty in this world, that they just don't know. It is little wonder why, I mean, who wants the comfort of certainty ripped away from them, who wants to be left out in the bitter cold? Certainty brings upon a sense of comfort, even at times if such certainty is based upon a sense of knowing everything is pointless.

This is just something I have been thinking of lately.. I wish I had a sense of certainty at times, I wish I knew things were a specific way and that is just how things are.



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post #5042 of 5141 (permalink) Old 09-12-2020, 12:12 AM
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I'm coming to realize that, as much as I don't respond emotionally to mainstream gaming anymore, it's a stabilizing influence in my life. Stepping away from it for a few days, I can definitely notice a difference in mood, for the worse. Probably because being left alone with my thoughts is like being cooped up with someone who is constantly and viciously verbally abusive to you. The abuse is justified and possibly an impetus for change, but unpleasant.
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I'm coming to realize that, as much as I don't respond emotionally to mainstream gaming anymore, it's a stabilizing influence in my life. Stepping away from it for a few days, I can definitely notice a difference in mood, for the worse. Probably because being left alone with my thoughts is like being cooped up with someone who is constantly and viciously verbally abusive to you. The abuse is justified and possibly an impetus for change, but unpleasant.
I've been playing Team Fortress 2 a lot recently for similar reasons. What have you been playing?

Animal Crossing New Leaf helped me in the past and I'm wondering if the new one would too.
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I've been playing Team Fortress 2 a lot recently for similar reasons. What have you been playing?

Animal Crossing New Leaf helped me in the past and I'm wondering if the new one would too.
Turn-based strategy games and roguelikes, mainly. Games with challenging gameplay and light on story/character interactions. But when things are rough in my life and I need maximum escapism, I bring out the big guns - MMORPGs and online PVP games. Games that demand my undivided attention in real-time.
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It has always been lackluster, but I wish the burger place in the strip mall across from me didn't close down. I miss those groggy 9:30pm walks across the street during Friday or Saturday nights to get something quick and indulging to eat after waking up from a 2-hr nap after I get home moments.

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I wonder, if I could transfer my body and life to someone who wants to try and make it work, what would they do in my place? What could they achieve that I'm unable to with my defective brain?
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I wonder if taking care of your physical health actually does work for depression/anxiety/self-esteem etc. Isn't it just that you're a) getting rid of potential vitamin deficiencies, b) distracting yourself and c) becoming more like society's idea of an attractive person?

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I wonder if taking care of your physical health actually does work for depression/anxiety/self-esteem etc. Isn't it just that you're a) getting rid of potential vitamin deficiencies, b) distracting yourself and c) becoming more like society's idea of an attractive person?
probably a little bit of everything. In my experience the couple times I was able to get myself to work out regularly
(as well as eat healthily) it did help with my depression and anxiety to a degree, but the depression/anxiety obviously makes it difficult to start working out/exercising in the first place.
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I'm coming to realize that, as much as I don't respond emotionally to mainstream gaming anymore, it's a stabilizing influence in my life. Stepping away from it for a few days, I can definitely notice a difference in mood, for the worse. Probably because being left alone with my thoughts is like being cooped up with someone who is constantly and viciously verbally abusive to you. The abuse is justified and possibly an impetus for change, but unpleasant.
You're going to hate me for saying this, but this makes me think two things: 1) what if the mood dip is just withdrawal (& therefore a signifier of addiction)? 2) abuse is never justified, even if it's you vs you. Change through negative reinforcement is never as healing and sustainable as change though positive reinforcement.

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probably a little bit of everything. In my experience the couple times I was able to get myself to work out regularly
(as well as eat healthily) it did help with my depression and anxiety to a degree, but the depression/anxiety obviously makes it difficult to start working out/exercising in the first place.
I think I maybe just don't have endorphins? Like, my sister's always saying 'ah, you're doing exercise, it must make you feel better' and it's like... um, no? It's a necessity and a chore, it's nothing more.

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