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Seriously, how are you all coping?


What jobs do people with SA do? I'm curious to know what you all do to get by when being social is so hard

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IT grunt.

edit: not a repair shop unfortunately

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Pet hotel, making sure dogs don't kill and/or rape each other during playtime. Seriously, dogs are *******s towards each other!

When will the time come when we feel complete?
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Pet hotel, making sure dogs don't kill and/or rape each other during playtime. Seriously, dogs are *******s towards each other!
How did you get the job? I get along splendidly with animals!
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I'm a plasma operator. Really tough to get through the day sometimes. Working and not having balance in your life is very hard.
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Well that's inside my head.

Can't type that obviously it's too few characters not constructive.

It's mostly 90% the same kind of mehness every now and then there will be something more interesting or a Lana Del Rey track, or some rock song that I already heard on YouTube a while back so... It's been released... Why are they...? What? What is any of this for?

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Basically just hoping I develop some kind of horrific illness before I turn 30 to justify my lifestyle as a complete waste of space.

What's wrong with running away from reality if it sucks?

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Currently working from home, so no issues other than anxiety over how well/badly the bidniss is doing. I used to work in an office and after 1.5 years or so got habituated to the people and the environment and it was fine. On the days when I couldn't face the chat, I burrowed myself in my paperwork and responded to queries in grunts. Once I got used to the people, I learned to love the chat.

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Basically just hoping I develop some kind of horrific illness before I turn 30 to justify my lifestyle as a complete waste of space.
I'm sorry. I have thought the same from time to time. I hope things start looking up for you
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Basically just hoping I develop some kind of horrific illness before I turn 30 to justify my lifestyle as a complete waste of space.
You can't imagine how often I dream up such things when I'm in the middle of my day dreaming sessions.
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i want to try being a migrant farmer in new zealand for a year but i've heard some farms are pretty brutal or its possible to get taken advantaged of.

in the meantime im trying to get a job in operations

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Basically just hoping I develop some kind of horrific illness before I turn 30 to justify my lifestyle as a complete waste of space.
I'm sure you don't really want that

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I managed to figure out how I cope:

# try to get some alone time during the day (eat lunch by myself almost exclusively, trying to enjoy the solitude of bathroom breaks etc)
# listen to music as often as possible, any time i'm in public incl work
# coffee
# the thought of having to make money to: survive and buy clothes and computer parts and sex toys and whatnot
# a history of having fcvked up in work and school multiple times before
# trying to enjoy the fun parts of work as much as possible (i work in IT, i love IT, so it's pretty fun actually)
# benzos
# my previous job caused me to take up smoking again but i can't physically stomach cigs lol and i quit a short while after getting laid off from that job.
# i've been baked at work a few times but it's just too risky walking around with a dumb smile on my face plus it makes me kinda dumb with certain mundane tasks, so not super viable coping mechanism in my perspective.

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This sounds very naive, but it's hope for a better collective future. I dream of finally being able to connect to a virtual copy of reality where I can do what I please, including creating a world from scratch, among other things.

Oh, and there's daydreaming / mental noise, but at times, the noise is far too distracting, and negative at times. When I refer to mental noise, they include sounds, music, soundtracks, and clippings of such that I've heard of or altered mentally. The daydreams are becoming more of mental movies, and it serves to calm and distract me from the heat of a given moment.
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