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 No.168364[Reply]

Anybody else feel like their tastes in life have stagnated? I keep looking back at shit that used to make me happy at earlier points in my life. Rereading the same old books, playing Ratchet and Clank and some old C&C games from when I was younger. I keep looking back at Albino black sheep and reliving those crappy flash animations trying to feel something again. Anybody else reliving the past?
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 No.178106

i can't stand anime for some reason, people enjoying themselves talking about anime and watching it but i just can't and i don't know why

 No.178107

Not sure if stagnated is the right word but my tastes have become a lot more narrow and specific. I only really enjoy watching depressing horror films but when I was a kid I could mindlessly watch anything.

 No.178123

You know what you like and fall into habits, that's fine, everyone does that. I'm not the type to always want to experience new things, and if I like something I generally want to watch/play/do it again in the future.

I like repetition, it's reassuring and there's generally no surprises. Which is one reason why I like anime and manga. Japanese comedy is old-time comedy that all use the same jokes and settings, but in a slightly different way so it is enough to keep me entertained, yet reassuring to know that there will not usually be any vulgar or unpleasant surprises.

 No.178250

>>168369
This, I wouldn't feel too bad. I would argue that most media is almost inarguably worse nowadays, and I don't think that's just some grumpy old man nostalgia shit–I think it's hard to say that video games, for example, are a better industry now than they were 15 years ago. That's not to say good shit doesn't still exist, but you just have to dig a lot more for it. That all being said, I think it's actually a lot healthier to enjoy old back-catalogs than to obsess over the death of your hobby like some people do.

I mean, ask yourself–do you really want 'modern' tastes?

 No.178254

>>178250
>I think it's hard to say that video games, for example, are a better industry now than they were 15 years ago.
I think the proof of this is how everyone still plays them.



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 No.175519[Reply]

How do I become a psychopath and lose empathy? I hate those times, when I all I had to do to make a logical and right decision is to not listen to some whiny bitch shitting his pants while simultaneously screaming
>NA U CCANT DU THAT DATS WRANG AND AND AND
Fuck all of them. The flock of sheep was only holding me back from becoming their shepherd. Fuck them.
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 No.178244

>>175575
>they both worship the devil,
Doesn't exists

 No.178245

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It's not worth it. I've tried it, if you aren't cut out for it then you most likely don't have it in you. Besides, like Jesus said: what good is it for us to rule the world if we lose our souls in the process? Do you really want to be a cold-hearted or a sadistic person just so that you can enjoy slightly more pleasures in this momentary life? Are you really prepared to hurt others who did no harm to you ever in order to satisfy your desires which come and go?
I don't agree with others here who said that everyone is a psychopath. I don't even think that most people are psychopaths, true most people are assholes but there is a huge difference between a selfish asshole who still has some definition of good and bad and a genuine psychopath who thinks everything is justified as long as it pleases him. There are many assholes out there, there are also psychopaths out there - why do you feel the need to add to the misery even more? Isn't the world horrible enough as it is?

You want to be special, uncommon, unique? Try being a good person. I guarantee that you will be more special this way than by being a psychopath. Life is much harder this way but also more satisfying. Take up your cross every day, learn to forgive others and to respond with peace and love to hatred and envy. You don't need to study any religion or philosophy, just do the right thing. Treat others like you want others to treat you. Don't be a virtous person because others deserve it, but because you yourself deserve to live like a good person. Don't get dragged down into the mud.

 No.178246

What do you mean by 'psychopath'? Loser who tortures animals? Or winner who get what he wants while disregarding others? The first one comes with little gain. I'd pick number two.

This thread seems to be lacking in actual advice, I'm sure there are techniques that you can learn.

You can not magically reduce your empathy, but you can practice gaslighting and manipulation for example, in time you might see the benefits and the empathy part might reduce as a result of tipping the scales, more benefit equals less concern with the cost. Like anything I think it just requires training. For starters you need to learn to lie, next time someone asks you something. Lie, see if you can get away with it. You need to learn to say no as well, even at times when you would normally say yes. You need to learn about peoples psychology, both general and individual, ask questions understand them, if they have trauma become aware of what weaknesses are commonly associated with it. Look up examples of manipulation and gaslighting use them or learn from them. It's basically a game where you want to be on top. Try it. See if it fits you better than what you are currently doing. You don't need to become a master at it either.

 No.178247

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>>175519
Try pramiracetam. It dulls down my emotions by a lot and makes me feel like a psychopath whenever I take it.

 No.178253

You can get rid of empathy, but it may come back later, and then it’ll just make you regret whatever evil stuff you did while it was gone. Speaking of experience here.



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 No.171053[Reply]

(I know tyler didnt want to die but stil relevant.holyland is very well written)
Anyways Im looking for books about a guy whose life is bad,mainly due to modern society,he fails suicide and then finds a whole new meaning in life.
I survived suicide myself and want to write my own memoir about it and the new life i built and im building now.
This image was compiled by me to quickly give examples of such works.
>manga is fine too,in lesser priority. The works by kaiji's author for example
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 No.178104

>>171103
That is the dumbest way to commit suicide i have ever heard of.

 No.178120

>>178104
Hypothermia is a viable death when done right. I almost died to it and I would have if I weren't "Saved". It was just comfortably going to sleep.
I think the trick to death by cold is to not try to rush it. You don't want to just take a few shots and go outside and lay in the snow; that will be painful. You want to put on some decently warm clothes (might sound stupid but hear me out), get progressivly drunker as you walk trough the woods just growing more and more tired until you can go to sleep as soon as you lay down. You should feel decently warm once you lay down. If you've ever laid down in snow you will know that initially it will be very comfortable but because of the increased surface area and physics the ground will zap heat out of you way faster than if you stand up and your core temperature will fall very very fast. The balance is to get sleepy enough both trough alcohol and walking that you will pass out while it still feels comfortable.
I think cold is one of the best ways if you have snow because as long as youre insulated enough you won't experience a drop in temperature until you lay down (and if done right go to sleep) and is therefore painless. And unlike hanging or jumping in front of trains on the off chance you fail because youre "saved" the consequenses are usually not as horrible. Wear thick boots and gloves that warm your fingers and toes to minimize the risk of losing them if youre saved. You won't get paralyzed from the neck down, have your legs mangled, become a vegetable e.t.c. like with some of the other methods.

 No.178130

>>178120
1 - The greatest risk in trying to off yourself is getting caught. If you wear that much insulation to slow down the onset of hypothermia, that's just going to increase the chance that you get caught.
2 - Your body isn't dumb. If it thinks you're dying, there's a good chance you'll wake up.
3 -
>Wear thick boots and gloves that warm your fingers and toes to minimize the risk of losing them if youre saved.
Big doubt. The human body is made to try to save vital organs, and it takes quite a bit of effort to do so. Even with that insulation, the body has efficient modes of transferring heat internally. And will very slowly begin cutting off the extremities and try to keep the core alive as long as possible.

Most likely, you'd wake up in a panic while you're already at the extreme stages of hypothermia, and die in large amounts of pain–or begin to go through paradoxical undressing as you feel your body burning up and then die a horrible death. From most of the literature I can find, purposefully inducing slow-onset hypothermia ends up with terminal burrowing.

 No.178220

>>178130
>The greatest risk in trying to off yourself is getting caught
Naturally, you wouldn't want to do it in a public park or wherever. The insulation will increase the time it takes but it is simply there to make the drain of heat slower allowing you to fall asleep confortably.
>If it thinks you're dying, there's a good chance you'll wake up.
While true for the sober body, an alcohol induced sleep you will not wake up from. That is why normgroids would always tell of the danger of drinking while cold out. It makes you FEEL warm, but in reality you don't get any warmer.
>The human body is made to try to save vital organs
Yes, as the core temperature drops the body will prioritize the brain, heart, lungs e.t.c. but as I said earlier you would ideally be sound asleep by then.
It's not a perfect method by any means, but if you are too scared to shoot yourself or have other limiting factors its a decent one. I personally would go with it due to some personal history and tradition

 No.178226

>>178220
I would like to add that it is miles better than for eaxmple juping in front a train and having your body mangled by the train and live in an even worse hell if you survive. Also, I've seen a lot of wizzards looking for non violent deaths. Most things include blood (either trough cutting or becoming a bloody pulp in one way or another) or poison while in this one you simlpy lay down and go to sleep. I had an ancestor freeze to death after saving my great grandfather so its sort of a nice callback, bit ironic even.



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 No.177575[Reply]

I realized that I am making my life revolve around loneliness, having to interact as little as possible, being isolated from the rest of the world literally speaking.
If I am going to finish school it has to be just studying at home, if I go to work it has to be away and without employees / bosses.
I am shaping all my plans for the future in relation to loneliness.
Does that happen to you too? It is normal?
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 No.177923

>>177922
The stupid of pages like 4chan, and youtube, tiktok, reddit, etc, created this generational hatred that really bothers me.

 No.178041

>>177635
>wiz kid thinks it's mature for its age
>gets angry when it's called out
4kids is more your speed

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 No.178082

>>178042
why bump¿

 No.178124

>>178042
Thread update:
I already bought the land, I sold it the same day I bought it, earn 563 usd, possibly buy another land.



 No.167554[Reply]

Would any older wizards like to share how does "being a wizard" feel like once you get old? I mean people who are older than 40s at least.
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 No.175278

>>175220
what movies do you recommend? i spend my time watching film too. i watched two back to back yesterday (8 Mile and Scream).
in my opinion the best film ever made is Once Upon A Time In The West.

 No.175283

>>175220
>ive simply become very intolerant to anything i didnt grown up with basically. no matter how hard i try i just cant fit in with the culture around me anymore

I'm in my mid 20s and I already feel this way.

 No.175325

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>>175240
not to sound like a narcissist but the truth is some may simply rise above others in terms of cognitive capabilities as they age and you know what they say, its lonely at the top. its simply not interesting to talk people who are below your "power level" you ideally want someone who is at least your level or above to have a stimulating conversation, otherwise, why even bother? intelligence is a curse when youre not taking full advantage of it.
>>175278
sergio leone is great, good bad ugly is my personal fav of them. similar and of same greatness is everything kurosawa (whom leone was inspired from) and also zatoichi series (not takeshi one, but most of his movies are great too)
since i was born in the 80s most of the movies i watch were made in that era, mostly family oriented movies like jurassic park and other steven jewberg movies, arnold and stallone action movies, mel brooks comedies, john carpenter flicks, anything starring keanu reeves, jackie chan, harrison ford, charlie sheen, brad pit, johnny depp and other high profile actors from the 80s-2k era. i do also enjoy some older movies like vertigo, casablanca, james bond until brosnan. modern movies try to be too realistic, which heralds the death of an art form. they take themselves too seriously, try too hard being a self insert for a braindead consumer target audience, bloated with fanservice and contemporary political propaganda. bladerunner 2049 was the last modern movie i enjoyed.
>>175283
youre on a lonely path and it only gets more lonely. cant say its worth it, coping by thinking youre somewhat "enlightened" compared to the stupid masses barely makes up for the price you have to pay. not all wisdom is worth acquiring if you value happiness over insight.

 No.175916

>>175220
Everyone says this sort of thing when they get older

 No.178121

>>175325
>sergio leone is great, good bad ugly is my personal fav of them.
My all time favorite. The music score, camera work, dialogue, setting and all make it great. Of course, I have some personal memories of childhood ascossiated with it so im hardly impartial but its a good one. Ennio morricone did a good job on it, shame he's gone now.



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 No.176487[Reply]

Can an actual educated Brend explain to me how does the common cold work? I'm tired of getting scammed by HealthLine, WebMD, MayoClinic, MNT, etc. I'll search for decent articles / books regarding this issue on Yandex and LibGen later.

• The common cold is caused by a virus (mostly the rhinovirus). I asked a question on 4c*ck and was told that it has been first transmitted to us through animals (a person who ate an undercooked chicken?!).

• How does it affect people?
I just had it 4 weeks ago. Now I have it again, except it's worse this time. My job requires me to work in a very crowded area between people who don't wear masks (assuming they're effective).
How does the virus exist in the first place? It can't be in our bodies, otherwise, we would be sick all the time. If this is the case, I'd be confused, since I follow a very healthy and consistent diet and routine – enough sleep, exercise, and plenty of veggies, fruits, dairy, and meat. It shouldn't have been activated as I didn't bring a change to my diet in the past two weeks.
Maybe it's in the air, as cold weather creates suitable conditonis for its survival. If this is the case, that means I've contracted the virus due to my bad hygienic practices, like eating without washing my food or hands, touching my nose during work, being very close to people, etc.
If the second case is true, that means sick people (carriers) and envrionment ("contaminated" surfaces, food, drinks, etc.) are the main cause of the viral spread.
It rises another question. How does the virus survive during summer, especially in places where the temperature reaches 56 °C (133 °F)? Shouldn't it be completely eliminated and never come back?

• A stayed isolated in the countryside for about 4 years. If I'm not mistaken, I was only feeling ill once or twice a year, either because I eat or drink something really bad, like ice-cream or freezing cold drinks, and talking directly to people. (I believe the latter to be the main cause, as I rarely talk to people (who may be sick), yet whenever I do so, I wake up the next day sick.)
I don't believe that taking daily cold showers in the winter, getting sweaty at 3 am in windy, open areas, etc. have any association with common cold or other types of viral infections. It would be a wrong belief if it affects the body temperature, right?
I've been in the city for about 4 months and I've already been sick 5-6 times! This doesn't even Post too long. Click here to view the full text.
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 No.176503

>>176497
>I could understand being distrustful of pharmaceutical companies however, if that is what you mean.
You're right, I am distrustful. I studied (but didn't finish) pharmacy and worked for 2 months in a drugs warehouse. I was shocked to see how people rely on drugs, and how manufactures use this to manipulate people for personal gains, just like food and drink comapnies.
Our immune system has been fighting outsiders for many years and naturally adapting to prevent the extinction of our species. This can been seen with ebola: new generations that are being born in Africa are immune to this virus (AFAIK).
Maybe because I'm still young I don't feel like I need medication, but later on, this feeling may change… I don't know.
Though, I have a high hope that later in life, I won't consider medicine as a priority thanks to my healthy living habit.
Let's also not forget that almost all medications have side effects that are barely mentioned in their ads.
Have we reached the peak of our understanding on how the body works? Absolutely not. It's better to avoid illness instead of trying to treat it.

 No.178109

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Long-term remedies bring better results. But do not study them lightly.

 No.178111

>>176487
Cold and flu are the body purging toxins.

 No.178112

>>178109
stop spamming this succubus magazine tier trash please.

 No.178114

>>176487
the answer is that scientists dont fucking know. i didnt want to come in looking like a fool so i read a few wikipedia articles on germ theory. id like to note that its still called a theory, and that there arent actually proofs for it, i tried looking for them but i couldnt find any on the first page of google.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koch%27s_postulates
so this koch guy made some pretty nice postulates that would confirm of deny whether a germ causes a disease. i was laughing while reading this because the article itself knocks down 3 out of 4 of the postulates and still tries to make it look like germ theory is worth anything. the first postulate states that a germ has to be in sick people and not healthy ones, i think everyone knows with covid that this is untrue. the second states that the germ has to be grown in a pure culture, and then says that viruses cant do this because they need a host. the third says that when the germ is given to a healthy person they should get sick. the article later states that this doesnt happen in reality. the fourth postulate doesnt really matter i think and has little to do with proving the theory.

so from what i can conclude, germs at best have a correlational relationship with disease. anything further is just blind faith in scientism and whatever an authority figure says.



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 No.176917[Reply]

What food do you eat? Most of my meals are simple soups of ingredients like chickpeas, lentils and rice. Occasionally, for a treat, I'll order katsu curry, Indian food or even a burger. But I try to avoid having these things too often because the gratification of eating them is never as great as I imagine, and I usually feel bloated and sleep poorly afterwards.
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 No.177758

>>176917
Mostly what my mum cooks. Other than that I will get fast delivered.

 No.177843

I do paleolitic ketogenic diet by paleomedicina. It heals my schizophrenia a bit. No more paranoia or delusions of grandeur.

Deffinitely reccomend that

 No.177853

>>177843
Sounds like placebo.

 No.177856

Carnivore diet. Not very wizardly but if you want to feel good…

 No.178108

File: 1616754357458.pdf (3.09 MB, The Grain Brain Whole Life….pdf)

The warp waning wiz here stopped posting some time ago, yet he gave something like this, arguing that diets and fasting were directly linked to the flattered brain stats of wizards…

>"mucusless diet" by Ehret

>"one meal a day" by Nagumo
>"The Tao of Sex and Health" by Reid
>"healing by fasting" by Suvorin

Exactly as you say, poor choices will only increase the apathy and misery inside the wizards' body… and mind.

>I usually feel bloated and sleep poorly afterwards


these books claim to guide to the opposite once and for all.



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 No.176799[Reply]

The entirety of modern society is nothing but unsustainable artifice
It's a huge larp of made up rules and regulations that don't take into account the actual reality around it
And when inevitably your caveman brain can no longer support the illusion of society it begins to collapse into an ever deepening sea of neurosis and disorders
The "solution" is either an onslaught of societal gaslighting and brainwashing to make you think the world actually works the way the game of society says it does or you get a battery of mind altering chemicals to allow the brain to either ignore the incongruities or perform the mental gymnastics necessary to suspend disbelief and enjoy participating in the game
The rules of society are becoming increasing disconnected from actual reality and we are consistently being told to accept these ridiculous notions with no basis in any fact as the absolute laws of the world in the same fashion as gravity
We need a mass restructuring
Uncle Ted was right that modern society has essentially become an unamicable poison to the human being but he was wrong in the idea of reverting purely to a pre-industrial agrarian society
We need something in the middle
A return to a more primitive form of society that accounts for the phycological and biological limits of the human being as an organism
We need to account for caveman
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 No.178026

>>178016
Yes, almost every position I've applied for needed me to complete one. It's common with wage slave jobs for some reason. Guess they need to weed out the autists.

 No.178027

>>178026
What kind of questions do they ask? Are applicants ok with this? I assume they'll require wageslaves to get a vaccine soon in some places…

 No.178029

>>177989
Without society restricting us we could become the rulers and leaders we are meant to be. Laws, customs, traditions - anything collective in nature hinders us from rising above the mediocre herd. They want to chain us down, to make us live the common life. But we aren't exactly ordinary people.

>>178011
>>178013
No matter the age, it is always tough. Before the 21st century we would have been bullied for different reasons most likely than today, that would be the only difference. Also, the idea of living as a hermit or outcast in peace is just ridiculous. You will never be left alone, that is life. You have to conquer others or you will be enslaved.

 No.178031

>>178029
Based wizbro.

 No.178035

Yes we absolutely NEED a massive re-imagining of society right now.
New agers have a piece of the puzzle, radical christians have another, hindus another, etc, etc.

Its not "everybody together dancing the songs of the cosmos"
Its "everybody together working really hard to get us out of this mess, protecting knowledge and the sciences"



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 No.171810[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

is consuming media the single biggest waste of one's time? watching tv shows, movies and anime, playing video games VN, listening to music, reading books and manga, is it all worthless junk? should not the one focus instead on creating things and learning skills instead of mindlessly consuming media and escapism?
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 No.177651

there is really no point to life so you can't really waste it

 No.178008

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 No.178018

No. Media is part of modern culture.

 No.178022

>>172223
hello satan
Art is something that moves you without having to be explained.
Your shitty banana doesn't express anything it's just a shitty banana glued to a cardbord

 No.178023

>>178022
If your 8 year old sister makes some shitty scribble of you and it moves you is it art? It makes sense for art to be subjective since everybody has a different response to it. The problem with these pretentious modern art is how pseudointellectuals glorify them rather than not being art themselves.


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 No.177693[Reply]

If so, why do you believe you have a soul and what is this soul you have according to you?
If not, why don't you believe you have a soul and what is a soul according to you?
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 No.177996

>>177994
If you are unable to have a civil discussion and get triggered by words you don't like you need to leave this thread and board.
You are behaving unacceptably.

 No.177998

>>177996
if you dont want to read the thread before posting thats fine, just dont get all pissy when people dont want to explain shit twice for you. and your retardation surrounding the word supernatural doesnt bother me at all, im just not going to play make believe with you on the definition of the word.

 No.178005

>>177991
>>177992

understanding of the term "soul" is usually very spiritual

Aristotle didn't think about the soul as spiritual being from different world (that was pretty much Plato's understanding

Aristotle was pretty much naturalist, BUT he was convinved pure material world (atomistic world of Democrates) would be just a mess without structure, so he came up with definition of the soul as "form of the body". Human form/soul is immaterial, but it's not immortal

 No.178012

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>>177992
>"Supernatural" is a meaningless term. All that exists is part of nature.
You presumably believe this is a meaningful, logically coherent, and truthful statement. Can you point to where meaning and logic exist in nature? If they don't exist in nature, what do you believe you're writing about when you make this argument?

 No.178014

>>178012
if you want to deny the existence of truth and logic theres nothing anyone can say to stop you, youre literally beyond reasoning with. this is the most fundamental decision anyone could ever make, to believe that the truth exists and is knowable, or that it isnt (aka solipsism). you could say that theres no reason to believe reasoning exists, but you also literally cant reason a case for the other side of things, so reason wins by default i guess.



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