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post #21 of 63 (permalink) Old 11-08-2020, 06:39 AM
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post #22 of 63 (permalink) Old 11-08-2020, 06:54 AM
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Happy? I'm not necessarily happy to be alive, but I still have the will to live. Think there's a distinction there.
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post #23 of 63 (permalink) Old 11-08-2020, 10:51 AM
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Interesting, one man pushed the button 190 times "I'm not sure what was up with him" Prof Wilson said

Existence in general is pain though, the 3 most common things most of us have to do at some point for an easier life are painful ie: school, work & exercise & that's even without relationships, accidents, disease, mental illness, murder, rape etc the list is endless.

So in my opinion it's easier to see why people would choose pain over boredom cause that's the point.
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I want to meet that guy. In theory. I don't talk to the Humans.
That's a good idea, I'm sure alot of humans would be interested in hearing what you have to say.
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post #25 of 63 (permalink) Old 11-13-2020, 12:20 PM
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At times, absolutely not happy to be alive, and I ask myself why keep sticking around then? But other times, calmer times, I do have moments when, yes, I can say I feel something akin to happiness. It's pretty fleeting but it shows me happiness is possible.
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post #26 of 63 (permalink) Old 11-13-2020, 08:17 PM
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There's this person I love who loves me back. They're happy I'm alive. I'm happy when they're happy. And that's enough.
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post #27 of 63 (permalink) Old 11-14-2020, 08:19 AM
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There's this person I love who loves me back. They're happy I'm alive. I'm happy when they're happy. And that's enough.
That's very nice @DeeAyJay . Very special.
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post #28 of 63 (permalink) Old 11-14-2020, 08:33 AM
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I am. Then I'm not. Then I am. Then I'm not. A roller coaster. Now I am.

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post #29 of 63 (permalink) Old 11-14-2020, 09:06 AM
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I have no experience of not being alive, but sure, it is better to be than not to be. It's not that every day is a merry-go-round but we always can have something pleasant like a cup of coffee.
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post #30 of 63 (permalink) Old 11-14-2020, 09:51 AM
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I have no experience of not being alive, but sure, it is better to be than not to be. It's not that every day is a merry-go-round but we always can have something pleasant like a cup of coffee.
True. Rule #32: Enjoy the little things.

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post #31 of 63 (permalink) Old 11-14-2020, 12:51 PM
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Yes. Its better then the alternative. But this has been a challenging and difficult life for me in many ways. Some do to bad choices I made and others just to I was not dealt a good hand in life with my genetics and family I was born into.

But I can still have fun and find joy on occasion and that is enough to keep me going everyday
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post #32 of 63 (permalink) Old 11-17-2020, 08:42 PM
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Much as I complain about my life, my looks, my relationship status, my family life, my personality, I m happy to have life. Is it the life with a wife, a job, a house ? or a mansion, two dogs, days spent on the beach? No, but its a life, imperfect and boring as it is, its a life. Do I sometimes wish I was alive as someone else sure but I'm Chad and this is the life I have and it could be alot worse.

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post #33 of 63 (permalink) Old 12-15-2020, 11:15 AM
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post #34 of 63 (permalink) Old 12-15-2020, 07:04 PM
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post #35 of 63 (permalink) Old 12-15-2020, 07:07 PM
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Much as I complain about my life, my looks, my relationship status, my family life, my personality, I m happy to have life. Is it the life with a wife, a job, a house ? or a mansion, two dogs, days spent on the beach? No, but its a life, imperfect and boring as it is, its a life. Do I sometimes wish I was alive as someone else sure but I'm Chad and this is the life I have and it could be alot worse.
Yeah same.
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post #36 of 63 (permalink) Old 12-16-2020, 04:46 AM
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To be honest? No.

I WANT to live on a fundamental level (because the human mind is hardwired to survive above all else) but I am not particularly happy about my existence. It would be more accurate to say I wish I had never existed. I want to live but if I'm being honest, I'm not really having a good time and there are many circumstances in my life that make me utterly miserable at least as often as I'm happy.

But I mean, when I do have good times when I can forget all the bad stuff (temporarily) they are nice. It's just that the bad stuff is always gonna come back and it's the kind of stuff that is eventually going to not be able to be "kicked down the road" (so to speak) anymore. Eventually, it's gonna be time to pay the piper and I'm broke (in more ways than one).
Pretty much the same still (figured I'd update since sometimes my moods change drastically in a month or so).

Not particularly keen on the thought of experiencing the process of dying so I don't want to die. I'm just not in a good place as a living creature and can't see any acceptable future for myself as something that could possibly happen. So I am obviously living in constant anxiety over that and many other things. Which isn't a happy place.

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post #37 of 63 (permalink) Old 12-21-2020, 01:13 AM
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I would be scared to die but I'm not living.
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post #38 of 63 (permalink) Old 12-21-2020, 01:50 AM
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No but I wouldn't kill myself. If I happen to not wake up or died somehow I wouldn't be sad. Basically, I'm too much of a coward to end myself but I wouldn't be sad if it happened.

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post #39 of 63 (permalink) Old 12-21-2020, 03:53 PM
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No i fcuking hate it. Worst thing ever.
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post #40 of 63 (permalink) Old 12-21-2020, 05:56 PM
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Definitely, its a gas
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