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I wasn't good enough at encouraging people to be kinder, and removing people who refuse to be kind. Encouraging people is hard, and removing people creates conflict, and I hate conflict... so that's why I wasn't better at it.

I was a very, very sensitive teen. The atmosphere of this forum as it is now, if it had existed in 1996, would probably have upset me far more than it would have helped.

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RE: Take your life seriously dammit

(01-19-2012 08:27 AM)StadiumArcadium Wrote:  TL;DR LOL
I DONT MATTER
NOTHING I SAY MATTERS
GUYS SERIOUSLY LISTEN
EVERYTHING I SAY IS POINTLESS
GUYS LISTEN TO ME
I AM IRRELIVANT AND NOTHING I SAY IS RELEVANT
GUYS WHY WONT YOU LISTEN TO ME

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Another shotgun here.

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How the FUCK am I like shotgun at all??? I'm not running away into the god damn wilderness saying I want to die, I'm not a nature freak, I don't see your point.
And when did I ask any of you to listen to me? I didn't, you responded to my thread on your own initiative so fuck off. I post because I'm entitled to have a different opinion than you on the relevancy of life.

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She came back after she claimed she was "leaving" us for good and started that same act as with you.

http://forums.school-survival.net/showth...?tid=23034

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(01-19-2012 08:59 AM)StadiumArcadium Wrote:  I post because I'm entitled to have a different opinion than you on the relevancy of life.

Never said you didn't have that luxury of doing so.

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I read her post...I never said any of that...at all. I'm not suicidal, I never said I was leaving, I just have a different opinion than you so you say I'm like shotgun.
"I'm so fucking angry, I went outside last night, and sang to the sky, a field. I asked for forgiveness for the human race, I shouted and shouted and asked for signs, death, and pain."
Thankfully I've never posted anything that fucking stupid either. It is my OPINION that humans are pointless little creatures, and we think that we're more than we are. How the fuck can you compare my thread to her thread?
My thread: Life is pointless
Her thread: AHH MY LIFE SUCKS I WANT TO DIE, TREES AND SHIT

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(01-19-2012 09:08 AM)StadiumArcadium Wrote:  I read her post...I never said any of that...at all.

I know that, Rolleyes you just sound like her with your previous thread and your choice when typing in caps.

(01-19-2012 09:08 AM)StadiumArcadium Wrote:  My thread: Life is pointless

Her thread: AHH MY LIFE SUCKS I WANT TO DIE, TREES AND SHIT

Disregarding the tree part, it sounds nearly the same (And I'm a nihilist too)

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No it doesn't sound the same at all. Bad shit had just happened to me, so I made a post reflecting that. I never said that my life sucks, I just said that ALL of our lives are pointless, it isn't even similar.
The caps thing I can understand. I like to put things I stress in my mind in either caps or italics though...I'm pretty sure me and shotgun aren't the only ones that do that.

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This should be added to the best of SS.

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(01-19-2012 08:57 AM)Derchin Wrote:  Another shotgun here.

Okay, that wasn't even a reasonable comparison.
First of all, this is SS, a website you usually go to complain about shit. So of course its going to to be full of "the world fucking sucks and I hate everyone" cynics. And I have seen a huge majority of SSer's post about how everything sucks and how they are put upon.

Now am I trying to defend the "nothing matters so just smoke pot philosophy?". No. I still understand Stadium's frustration, this is turning into a big trolling war rather than a debate. You guys sure as hell aren't going to brighten up the situation and get up and do shit by trolling.

And for Stadium, I have a question, would you rather die knowing you tried your best to fix the world. Or would you rather just live for the sake of living and not give a shit?

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Good question gore...I'd like to say it doesn't matter because I'll be dead, but that isn't the answer you're looking for, is it?

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I'm talking about your dieing words/last moments.^^

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What matters is what is happening right now. Everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy this one shot at higher level existence. I really enjoy it, regardless of the shit I bitch about. The shit I bitch about consists of other people's lives being hampered. This whole obsession with "der we gotta be the smartest, bestest, strongest, country!" Just do you and enjoy it.

Stadium. You have one life to enjoy. Sure, you are right, in the Grand Scheme of things nothing really matters. To you though it can while you live. It matters to you, otherwise you'd just lay in bed all day. It matters to you because you ant to get high to feel good. It really does matter and people should have the chance to enjoy it. I enjoy fighting for others. I don't believe in forcing people to fight for others or reach some "potential" just let them live.

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You've all entirely misinterpreted what I was trying to say. If nothing in life mattered to me, I would've already killed myself. I was talking about the grand scheme of the entire universe, and what's beyond that. We're insignificant specks of dust to the rest of what's out there. Trust me shiizipon I know that I only have one life, and I'm trying my best to enjoy it...hard to do with school fucking it up every chance it can.

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Wow. Well... I don't know what to say.

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(01-19-2012 10:18 AM)StadiumArcadium Wrote:  You've all entirely misinterpreted what I was trying to say. If nothing in life mattered to me, I would've already killed myself. I was talking about the grand scheme of the entire universe, and what's beyond that. We're insignificant specks of dust to the rest of what's out there. Trust me shiizipon I know that I only have one life, and I'm trying my best to enjoy it...hard to do with school fucking it up every chance it can.

My bad. Though you will be apart of the universe until the very end... you just won't be conscious through 99.99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999​99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999% of it.

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(01-19-2012 10:18 AM)StadiumArcadium Wrote:  You've all entirely misinterpreted what I was trying to say. If nothing in life mattered to me, I would've already killed myself. I was talking about the grand scheme of the entire universe, and what's beyond that. We're insignificant specks of dust to the rest of what's out there.

And isn't that absolutely beautiful? Awe-inducing? Inspiring?

Knowing there's something out there, bigger, stronger, smarter... Maybe I'm grasping at straws to believe in some sort of God, but damn, that sure sets my priorities straight.

Let go of all desire for the common good, and the good becomes common as grass.

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Not really, it kind of makes me depressed. We're nothing...and it's even more depressing when we have people that think they are god's children and that we are all so special, that we all have destinies to fulfill, that there is someone watching over us as if anything that isn't human would ever give a shit about any of us. No, humans are just accidents. I don't think there is anything out there bigger, stronger, or smarter than us. Maybe other life forms that have evolved more than we have, or are just a better species overall. I think a better question than "why are we here" is "why is the universe here"
And it really makes you think, what happens once you go beyond the borders of the universe? What's out there? Nothingness? And how exactly does that work?

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Congratulations OP, you just won the internet.
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And it DOES matter in the end. Doing something with your life is the difference between dying to become worm food or being immortalized through your actions. All it takes is to touch one life to be remembered. We all make our own purpose in life, our universal purpose is to define our own purpose and fulfill it. If you have ever felt what it is like to do either of those things you would be agreeing with us.

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So I’d rather die for a cause than live a life that is worthless
I don’t need the circus or the day of national observance
I need you to think for you and stop being a servant
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Doing things to make yourself feel special once again...you will never be immortalized, you can be the most famous person on earth but one day all of humanity will die out, you will not be remembered.

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Stuff you do lives on tho.

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For a few hundred years sure.

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I've seen much longer.

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But with time it will be forgotten. You will not be remembered.

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*ahem*
You are the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world.

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Can someone please explain to me this need to be immortalised/remembered after your death?

I really really can't wrap my mind around it. Maybe I'm not looking at the issue from a proper angle, so I'd like someone to clarify it for me.

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(01-20-2012 05:53 PM)Faby Wrote:  Can someone please explain to me this need to be immortalised/remembered after your death?

I really really can't wrap my mind around it. Maybe I'm not looking at the issue from a proper angle, so I'd like someone to clarify it for me.

It probably has to do with encouraging procreation. Most people want kids to "carry their legacy". I guess it can manifest in other ways too.

All that matters to me is that my fraction of an existence was fun and I helped to make other people's fraction of an existence fun.

I don't give a shit about remembrance.

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They want to think their lives met something when really it didnt.

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(01-20-2012 02:14 PM)StadiumArcadium Wrote:  But with time it will be forgotten. You will not be remembered.

I honestly don't see why it matters if your remembered or not. Why fuss over something that's out of your control?

(Damn. I should be taking my own advice.)

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