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    At least I'm consistent

    Since Edena seems to have managed to gain sympathy here, I thought I'd give it a go.

    I have consistently managed to fail at everything I've ever attempted to do despite trying my best not to fail. What do you do when you get to a point where although you don't want to die, you don't particularly want to live either?

    And before anyone recommends therapy or medication, been there, done that, failed at it, next.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kzach View Post
    ...What do you do when you get to a point where although you don't want to die, you don't particularly want to live either?


    just like everyone else.

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    Clean your house.
    Take up gardening.
    Volunteer at a soup kitchen.

    Adopt a contrary attitude in which you see the benefits of shitty luck.

    Last edited by shiningbrow; May 20th, 2013 at 03:21 PM.
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    You are shown to be a consistent failure at life? Is that what you are getting at?

    How long did you do therapy/meds for before you gave up? A month? A year?

    Are you single and alone? No friends? Do you sit at home at night after work(if you work) and do nothing? Are you fat/lazy/crying in a bucket of KFC at night?
    Failed RPG Writer.

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    I recommend being more lucky.
    Robin Williams: "In England, if you commit a crime, the police don't have a gun and you don't have a gun. If you commit a crime, the police will say, 'Stop, or I'll say stop again.'"

    PWD: "you're the seed, the relationship is the soil, and the love and attention and work you put into the relationship is the sun and the rain that feeds it. What grows from that is what you always were meant to become."

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    Have you tried exercise?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiningbrow View Post
    Volunteer at a soup kitchen.

    Hell, volunteer anywhere. Find a cause for which you have at least half-a-care and donate some time.

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    Life isn't about what you accomplish or gain. It's about the people you choose to share it with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leopold View Post
    You are shown to be a consistent failure at life? Is that what you are getting at?

    How long did you do therapy/meds for before you gave up? A month? A year?

    Are you single and alone? No friends? Do you sit at home at night after work(if you work) and do nothing? Are you fat/lazy/crying in a bucket of KFC at night?
    I think Leo asks some very important questions here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Thyme View Post
    Have you tried exercise?
    Just to be clear, this isn't a snarky way of calling you fat or lazy. Exercise is a powerful anti-depressant for many people.
    Signatures are for losers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leopold View Post
    Are you fat/lazy/crying in a bucket of KFC Country Chicken at night?

    FIFAustralia.

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    Regular exercise, a good diet and plenty of sleep do a good deal to help avoid depression. The first of these is essential to feeling good about yourself.

    Working with people who have it worse can make you feel better. It keeps you from feeling isolated, too.

    I'm not sure I'd want to take advice from zombie priests or squashed squirrels, though.
    "When the subway jerks, it's the fixed stars that throw you down."

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    Stop hanging out here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Feanor View Post
    Stop hanging out here?
    But you all make me feel better about myself so why would I stop coming here?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Halo View Post
    Hell, volunteer anywhere.
    I've done heaps of volunteer work. Just last week I applied to two voluntary positions. One to write biographies for elderly and terminal patients at a hospice and another to write stories about the local area for a community newszine. A volunteer position also just opened up at the local Salvation Army goodwill store that I'll be applying to.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Halo View Post
    Find a cause for which you have at least half-a-care and donate some time.
    Unlikely given that most volunteer positions exist within political or religious organisations that tend to promote agendas and have self-interests beyond their charity work that I disagree with on a fundamental level. I hate fundamentalists.

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    You are shown to be a consistent failure at life? Is that what you are getting at?
    Yes.

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    How long did you do therapy/meds for before you gave up? A month? A year?
    Collectively or at any one time? Collectively about three years worth. Longest stint at one time was about two years.

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    Are you single and alone?
    I have my hand, does that count?

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    No friends?
    That depends. Are we friends?

    Quote Originally Posted by leopold View Post
    Do you sit at home at night after work(if you work) and do nothing?
    I write. I'm guessing that playing video games and surfing internet porn doesn't count?

    Quote Originally Posted by leopold View Post
    Are you fat/lazy/crying in a bucket of KFC at night?
    Yes, no, yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Spoony View Post
    Life isn't about what you accomplish or gain. It's about the people you choose to share it with.
    Given that nobody lives up to the standards I set for myself, let alone the ones I expect of other people, I have to disagree. People are, in general, scum. Why would I choose to share anything with them?

    It might be nice to tell yourself that accomplishing nothing is alright as long as you have friends, but I think that's only so that people who accomplish nothing don't end up shooting themselves in the head. Popularity leads to Kim Kardashian and Jersey Shore. I'd rather have done something important and meaningful than be popular.

    Quote Originally Posted by shiningbrow View Post
    Clean your house.
    My room is clean. Unfortunately living with other people who are lazy, selfish, stupid and filthy means that if I want to live in a clean house, I have to become a volunteer house-maid.

    Quote Originally Posted by shiningbrow View Post
    Adopt a contrary attitude in which you see the benefits of shitty luck.
    Well, I've tried everything else so you never know, it might work. I'll give it a go and let you know how it works out.
    Last edited by Kzach; May 21st, 2013 at 01:45 AM.
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    I'm mostly with Spoony.

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    People are just people. Saints and scum, often at the same time. You don't connect with people because you view them all badly. That, in turn, drives you away from people with whom you might otherwise connect. You wield your sarcasm like a shield, keeping people at bay, even when they're giving you genuine advice and comments. And, of course, heaping on the abuse just leaves bad blood between you and whomever you might interact, which just drives them away even more and leaves you feeling lonely, all of which feeds back into this ennui loop you're in.

    My advice: Whenever you find yourself saying or posting up something sarcastic, stop and instead don't say anything. You need to stop exercising those neural pathways. Maybe, after a while, try to put out something more genuine.
    Life... is like a grapefruit. It's orange and squishy, and has a few pips in it, and some folks have half a one for breakfast. - Douglas Adams

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