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Even with anime, or games I like, my attention gets interrupted in about 15-20 minutes, and I wish to look for something more compelling, which I fail most of the time. Can any wiz give me advice (preferably tested by themselves) on how I can improve it?
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>How do I increase my attention span?

The question framed in this way considers attention span as just an isolated abstract variable which can be increased and decreased like a gauge on a machine. In reality, attention is the result of meaningful interaction with the environment. I'm assuming your goal isn't to just have the ability to stare at a plant for hours on end, it's about attention being used in a specific meaningful context.

>my attention gets interrupted in about 15-20 minutes, and I wish to look for something more compelling, which I fail most of the time.

There's nothing wrong with your attention. "Practicing" attention only builds the habit of ignoring inner experience, which in this case would lead you further away from the real problem and wouldn't be particularly useful to you. The key question here isn't attention, but what you find "compelling". Your goal of "increasing attention" is logical, but fails to consider the broader context. You do not find anime or games to be "compelling", why would you want to stare at them further? You don't find the way you spend your attention as meaningful and hence you drift away in search of something else.

The problem space in this situation is much broader. Your conscious goals are directed towards keeping stability in a previous state where you could enjoy anime and games, but a part of you is satiated by these things and wants something more. This is a chance to grow by focusing on your inner experience, listening to "yourself" (all parts of yourself) and understanding what your true needs are, where you "attention" might serve a better purpose or parts which you have neglected.

The alternative is "practice" which is a blunt tool in my opinion. Even if you manage to force yourself to focus, you're just doing yourself a disservice because this would only logically simply build ways of ignoring this part of you that needs something more "compelling". This is a misguided approach as, like I said, your goal isn't simply to increase "attention span" but to be meaningfully engaged with the world. It's not hard to understand how you're shooting yourself in the foot by ignoring inner experience which is a prime tool for understanding that which we actually find meaningful.


I've never even considered this. Thank you for this post.

But I don't think there is anything else for me to do aside from watching anime, playing vidya, or reading. As I've stated in the earlier posts, my computer is the only difference between me and a prisoner who lives in solitary confinement, and I don't think there is or there can ever be something more compelling than what I'm doing.

I'm just lost and helpless right now. I don't think I can obtain that meaning no matter what I do.


I know it's a radical idea but…. ever thought of just turning off your jewphone?


Ever thought of moving outside Alaska?


pay more attention duh

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What fucking incantation do I use to get a degree in physics?
This is a serious plea for help.
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Mostly noticed it at hotels and in shops. Was thinking it might be some regulation thing.


No, the only regulation regarding temperature is certain care facilities can't be too cold or too hot that it might kill the people being cared for. You know, old folks homes, daycares, stuff like that.
With hotels and shops it is just preference.
I could speculate why the preference is the way it is, but it would be talking out my ass for the most part as I don't actually know why they like it that way.
I personally prefer cooler temperatures in buildings, but it is just what I find comfortable. Especially when it is warm outside.


Alright, thanks for your answers!


because it's harder to cool off for people that weigh 400 pounds


Wow, a fat American joke. Never heard that one before.
Clearly you are a productive contributer to this thread with great intellect and wit.

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Could someone explain this wizard banner to me? It says "Wizard of Chains" but I don't see any chains in the picture.
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Mods deemed this unworthy of their attention on /meta/


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I've been wondering, is this from an anime or just some random art?


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It just says "Wizard Chan". The art was taken from this album cover, just replaced the gun with a staff or wand, and the text is in the same style. It's supposedly a good album but I haven't listened to it.


It looks like art from a japanese PC game or early CD console game


That only makes me more interested.

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I sometimes get so much anxiety meeting people and afraid of them getting mad at me. It's come down to games in general, sometimes i'll get bored of playing a game or get sad not having anyone to share any cool moments with. How do I get over this and just play the game for what it is?
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some user used the word problematic here too, very sad times.


Undercover succubi aren't even trying to hide their identities


I use that word sometimes…


>getting so triggered by a word to derail the thread over it


I dont see anything related to virginity on there

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Post the last thing you fapped to. Let's be tasteful and share the nice things!

Some places where you can search for the source before asking:

Last thread: >>207516
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whats wrong with blond?


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Its dead, fucking faggot admins with no spines deleting 50 TB of porn without notice, assholes, this is the fire bombing of Tokyo all over again.


important question remains unanswered


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Is it weird that I get really angry at marketing-speak? I just find it so unmindful. Like it was written by a robot.

Every crappy product can write that it's "high quality". But what makes it high quality? They don't say that though. So why even say it at that point when it has no meaning since every product claims it? Why not just be factual? Instead of "vibrant lifelike colors thanks to the True-ColorTM technology" write "IPS panel with 100% sRGB coverage, 400 nits brightness and 4K resolution". Even that doesn't cover it all but it's something. Or if you are going to claim that your food is made from the freshest ingredients have an actual list of the distributers and origin.

Now of course most people don't have the knowledge and time to research everything they buy in full. So I wish they would just cut the crap and sell everything in plain boxes. Add some flashy logo or picture of attractive people smiling or something but spare me the marketing bullshit.

It's especially awful in job postings. They are not just looking for someone to work at their fast food restauraunt but for young, dynamic people with a passion! for gastronomy. They are not offering a paycheck for a simple but tedious job but an opportunity to work in a exciting environment!

I just don't understand who writes and continues to write this. How no one steps in an says "this is really cynical and inhumane. just be honest with people".


All lies contain some truth in them in order to work. The problem here isn't that people are lying to get rich it's that whoever is buying from them wants to be lied to and rewards them for it which enables and forces them to continue lying or they can't compete. You can find this anywhere not just in marketing for instance politics.


>Like it was written by a robot.
It probably was written by a bot.
Just look at this shit: http://www.andrewdavidson.com/gibberish/?companyname=Mosquito+Breeders+of+America
Your future resume (if you intend to work) can be a fucking rich text file of buzzwords since it's a bot reading the damn thing. And you could probably find/write your own bot to generate resumes/bs cover letters on the spot to fight fire w/ fire.

Every seafood restaurant on Cape Cod was voted "#1/best clam chowder". It's all bullshit to make you eat there. It's really pathetic when McDiabetes puts out a new ad on the boomerscreens saying it's "handcrafted just for you". Even 90 IQ groids know they don't care about "you" at all, but it still persists.

You can't spell AIDS without ADS. I get angrier at ads than marketingspeak. You can block them on the web sure, but if you want to use a "smart" TV for entertainment it's pi-hole or ads. And it's getting worse and worse. These demons want their sick, satanic jingles stuck in your head so you will "buy buy buy". And that's when I raise my middle finger to the TV screen in protest.

You have to take these measures or else you turn into a soulless consumer vessel.


the mere idea gives me the creeps, how do these hairless apes stand it?
i can barely stand being around these foul dirty beasts.
to live with/near them (puke) 1200$ american a month? INSANE!
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thanks captain obvious. my life would have been a lie were you not here to enlighten me


slap slap slap


I see someone is new.
Everything is normie unless a wizard is doing it at the moment.


America is a big place and the average rent depends on type of housing and location.


The stupid thing is that they easily could have gotten their own tiny little bedroom but regulations won't allow a bedroom unless it has a useable fire escape through a window. All sorts of regulations around buildings are protectionist in nature. They only serve to make building new homes so damn expensive that it won't drive down the price of existing homes when new ones are built.

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No politics or religion in the crawl thread, please.
>Ambient sounds to wash away distraction
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There are programs like "treesize" and "windirstat" that if you run in admin mode will give you a simple breakdown of what big files and folders are on your whole drive.


i think i tried posting this earlier but it didnt go through or something? yeah i dont fkn know

i tried streaming on twitch for 1 hour for my first time, and my power supply chimped out on me, and now every time i turn on my pc it omits this foul burnt plastic smell. i literally cant use my pc, i ordered a new power supply but itll be here in a week, so i have to resort to using my laptop like a cuck

i cant even play any games on it because its so shitty, i paid 400$ for it a year ago, i have to resort to some 16 bit games. but atleast i have access to music and youtube and imageboards


my dad just fart raped me.


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I found an old folder with some pictures from the days Wizardchan would tag uploaded pictures. Here's some.


Its like a fucking /pol/ thread here

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I have a TEFL that I got in Thailand. I want to go teach in the easiest shithole to teach in, Cambodia, and see if I can tolerate it. If I can, I'd like to go elsewhere, perhaps Japan or something. Is this feasible long term? Any Wizzies have experience doing this?
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Kind of off topic but I am an ESL living in an asian country. I started teaching English in this place near my home and I want to kill that wizard who made a post saying that teaching is doable for wizard. My boss is this modern yuppie who stresses connecting with the students and creating a fun learning environment. He make these cringy jokes and positive affirmations all the time in his class. Granted the students are mostly children and this may actually be an effective methods for teaching normalshits, it is utterly sickening to me. My English skill isn't helping either. Fuck me for thinking I am good at English just because I browse imageboard all day. I couldn't string together a coherent sentence and I can't explain all these grammatical rules that comes naturally to me - not that my grammar is actually good either. My teaching "method" is just to mumble something from the book and leave them to do practice questions and tell them the right answer when they got something wrong. I want to die. If there is any good thing that come out of this, at least I am more open to the idea of being an office drone now. I hope I get fired quickly because I am too much of a faggot to walk out myself.


where in asia is that you teach?


Some South East Asian country. My experience is not a good indicator of how English teaching in the country usually goes. There is a lot of places where the teachers are incompetent and nobody cares but with all these English learning center popping up around the place, I'd reckon that fierce competition would drive those places out of business or force them into the cheap but shitty niche.


You're asian yourself, right?


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This thread is for the civil discussion of anything towards a political nature, especially political ideology and current affairs.

Archive link of last threads
#1: Politics Thread https://web.archive.org/web/20170404000746/http://wizchan.org/lounge/res/133215.html
Politics Thread #2: Wizlam Edition - https://web.archive.org/web/20170404000634/wizchan.org/lounge/res/135806.html
Politics Thread #4: Wizpilled Edition 5/12/2017 - http://archive.is/3wlfT
Politics Thread #5: All So Tiresome Edition 7/3/2017 - https://archive.is/QlRs1
Politics Thread #6: World on Fire Edition 8/18/2017 - https://archive.is/6YxvY
Politics Thread #7: Temptations Intensify Edition 8/31/17 - https://archive.is/Y0JQu
Politics Thread #8: Left and Right Edition 10/11/17 - https://archive.is/H0llg
Politics Thread #9: Reading Anything Online Edition 11/7/17 - https://archive.is/yxGrJ
Politics Thread #10: The Truth Will Set You Free Edition http://archive.is/UrurS
Politics Thread #11: someone had to make it edition - http://archive.is/y71b2
Politics Thread #12: Fuck the pastebin edition - http://archive.is/wD4il
Politics Thread #13: Ironic Marxist Edition - http://archive.is/xfWZY
Politics Thread #14: Civil Discussion Edition - http://archive.is/Ck8Xe
Politics Thread #15: Over My Dead BodPost too long. Click here to view the full text.
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Empty words and baseless claims.
If your statements are logical then prove it.


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>THE WHITE HOUSE told us last night that Ben Garrison, the cartoonist who drew this cartoon that has been widely labeled anti-Semitic, will no longer be attending the administration’s social media summit. As of Tuesday morning, Garrison was invited – he posted the invite he got on Twitter – and people in the administration were privately defending the invitation.

>OF COURSE, it doesn’t take much to see why the cartoon is considered anti-Semitic. It shows the Rothschilds – a Jewish family – controlling George Soros, another Jew, on puppet strings, who, in return, has David Petraeus and H.R. McMaster wearing military garb, attached to puppet strings. Jews controlling the strings of government is a decades old anti-Semitic meme.


What a useless story. Not only is it yellow as hell but it doesn't even say if he isn't coming because he chose not to for personal reasons or if he was dis-invited for political reasons.


A statement is logical if the conclusion follows the proposition, whether you agree with the conclusion or not.


This, ladies and genentlwiz, this is what is called a vacuous truth fallacy.
It is a claim that is technically true but meaningless in the context the of argument.

Still waiting on those logical syllogisms by the way. If your statements are logic then it should be so very easy to prove it.
Whats wrong? Can't do it? 😎

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