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So I was feeling a bit too wound up, or like my mind was unraveling, choose whichever I wasn’t feeling alright. I decided to do something I would normally be too scared to do. Walk outside to the parking lot and throw food to the ducks.

I work in a call center and im pretty sure this job is a large part of my problem. So I grabbed a bag of Funyuns and headed out.

After 15 mins just sitting on the ground throwing funyuns at the ducks and watching the little birds jump around them trying to get food, I felt 100 times better. Like really, somehow, just being out there watching the ducks do ducky things lifted so much off me.

I highly recommend it.
 

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Finding pleasure in the m0ment... g00d f0r y0u!!! Funyuns???? L0L.... That's funny, I bet that was a first f0r th0se little duckies!!!
 

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There is a waterway with some ducks near me, but you get yelled at if you try to feed them. :(

But I can definitely relate to what you're saying. I often feel better when observing nature... all of a sudden my problems come back to proper perspective. Life is bigger than the issues that cause me anxiety.

Maybe I'll go feed those ducks anyway...
 

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Wow, that's...uncanny.

I was watching a male and female duck outside the window while I was at the gym and had similar thoughts. I looked and thought, "Those ducks don't have a care in the world. Nobody's pressuring them to graduate from college or get a job."

Looking at nature can provide some much needed perspective on life. We're animals, same as all other animals. The only real difference is that we're self aware. Why do we put so much pressure on ourselves to be successful? Quite frankly, our only interests in life are what our genes coerce us us to do--survive and reproduce. As humans, we have the ability, albeit limited, to recognize and transcend these unforgiving ends.

So, what's left then? Just happiness, really. Focus on what maximizes the pleasure in your life without detracting from the pleasure of others.

Ducks, man...they have it MADE.
 

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That's great. I love watching animals. One of the most relaxing things for me is to walk in a park or the woods and see wildlife. Now that it's getting warmer here I have to make sure to get out there more often!
 

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I whole-heartedly agree. Ducks are awesome! A little while ago I went to Central Park and saw two ducks sitting near a path. I thought it was a bit random, and looked at them for a little while.
 

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There's so much beauty in nature. I love watching animals like that. They are so unaffected by the chaos around them. How they rely purely on instinct living in the moment and not having any concept of past or future. it must be blissful
 

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Wow, that's...uncanny.

I was watching a male and female duck outside the window while I was at the gym and had similar thoughts. I looked and thought, "Those ducks don't have a care in the world. Nobody's pressuring them to graduate from college or get a job."

Looking at nature can provide some much needed perspective on life. We're animals, same as all other animals. The only real difference is that we're self aware. Why do we put so much pressure on ourselves to be successful? Quite frankly, our only interests in life are what our genes coerce us us to do--survive and reproduce. As humans, we have the ability, albeit limited, to recognize and transcend these unforgiving ends.

So, what's left then? Just happiness, really. Focus on what maximizes the pleasure in your life without detracting from the pleasure of others.

Ducks, man...they have it MADE.
We are animals! Hehe, actually quite recently I decided to think of humans as nothing more than apes (Or Dogs sometimes). Apes who can talk and have a higher affinity for using tools, but that's it. Actually it's an experiment to quell my high expectations of people, and myself, and it works and it's funny to think about ^^
 
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