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R: 212 / I: 17

Homeless thread

This thread is for the wizards who are already homeless or are about to be. Please be sure to give useful and relevant tips and information for survival and safety.
R: 164 / I: 19

Exercise

Any wizzies here exercise? Whether calisthenics, weightlifting, cardiovascular, or other. Share the reasons why you do/don't exercise, what you do, etc..

I tend to agree with Socrates: “No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.”.
R: 70 / I: 13

Overcoming lack of drive from being alone

You know the drill

You set out lots of plans, a reading list and goals for the month

Yet somehow, the lack of external pressure or accountability means that you end up doing nothing but looking at degenerate erotica and hating yourself

Has anyone successfully broken this cycle?

I know there are things that can help this such as:
> Accountability groups
> Going ((outside))
> Broadvice, health diet therapy etc..

Yet the issue is that i am not going to do any of that shit, i didn't ten years ago and i'm not going got start now

The best thing i can think of is creating my own fantasy world where, through the power of imagination, i change my self perception and create a world in which i am a wizard with wizard duties such as scholarly learning, collecting firewood and such things and live my life through a fantasy.

But again, the issue comes from being alone without external drivers, but maybe this can be overcome by more extreme forms of isolation and delusion.
R: 118 / I: 12
Wizards or apprentices still living with your parents, this is our thread.

How's your life situation? Do you have a job yet are unable to move out for some reason? Are you like me and been sitting on that college diploma for a year already trying to dodge the "when are you going to get a job" questions?
R: 226 / I: 15

Wikipedia Articles

Let's have another one of these. Share interesting Wikipedia articles you've come across. Let's keep reading everything about the world to keep the world (and boredom) at bay. A small description about what you're posting is nice but not necessary.
Here's some to begin with:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olmecs - Earliest known major civilization in Mesoamerica

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gy%C3%B6rgy_D%C3%B3zsa - Man-at-arms from Transylvania, Kingdom of Hungary who led a peasants' revolt against the kingdom's landed nobility.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denis - Saint who's always portrayed holding his decapitated head.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montague_Summers - Clergyman who authored works about the occult.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyakumonogatari_Kaidankai - Interesting parlor game involving samurais and ghost stories.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girolamo_Segato - Man behind a lost study on petrification of cadavers.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_chain_of_being - Interesting theological concept.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lotus-eaters - A whole race of people sleeping in peaceful apathy.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sworn_Book_of_Honorius - Medieval Grimoire.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aergia - Goddess of NEETS and Hikis.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acedia - a state of listlessness or torpor, of not caring or not being concerned with one's position or condition in the world.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_sacrifice - Good article, title says it all.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tzompantli - a type of wooden rack or palisade used for the public display of human skulls.
R: 57 / I: 6

Anyone here play the lottery?

Well… I didn't win it, again. Nobody has won it tho, and third time is the charm.

That being said, any other wizzies trying their luck and fantasizing about winning the lottery? Would you like to win the lottery at all? How would you deal with your newfound wealth and fame? My favorite pastime is to daydream and since I've been daydreaming about this all day everyday for a few days I thought I'd make a thread.
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olanzapine , antipsychotics

A popular thing that should be known among us here downside, sometimes some of you will be "invited" to receive treatment for some schizo-whatever thing you have.

Before giving into, know where you are stepping on, for these "solutions" puked ouot of total normalfaggotry could even leave worse than how you initially were at a start.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2008/mar/02/mythoftheantipsychotic

Some drugs you might be given will reduce you brain mass, cause diabetes, destroy your prefrontal cortex and similar issues. Always look reasons against anything who looks like a "oh, this could solve something, let's give it a try".

Others have been given a try before you.

https://www.mentalhealthforum.net/forum/threads/olanzapine-has-got-a-lot-to-answer-for.30346/
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What kind of life do you dream of? What kind of life would be perfect for you? What do you want?
R: 58 / I: 4
You guys are all in favour of antinatalism, right? I mean, do any of you actually find it offensive or counterfactual?
R: 43 / I: 5

Long Term NEETs jolted out of that position

This is a thread dedicated to a queer position I rarely see discussed even here: are there any 5+ year long NEETs who have been jolted out of that position? I'm currently a 25 year old undergraduate because my parents wanted me to do *something*, thankfully I'm studying a cushy humanities degree, but are there any other early to mid twenties people who were long term NEETs that had to find theirselves doing something?
R: 4 / I: 0

Normies and Sixth sense

Is it true that normal people have a sixth sense other normies. I have had experiences where I try talking to them and somehow they seem to look at me weirdly, even weirder is when one of them admits that I creep them out and that i'm weird, I don't even say or do anything to them, this was my experience throughout all my childhood when I became a teenager. Anybody else had experience with this? or am I just becoming a schizo?
R: 149 / I: 23

Your thoughts on the 2010s?

I can't believe it's about to be 2020 in less than 4 months. It went by too fast. Still feels like 2009 was barely 4 years ago.
R: 151 / I: 11

School

What was your school life like? Was it hell? I came close to dropping out like four times.
R: 33 / I: 3

Joining established religions for the psychological benefits

Its been scientifically proven that religion and weekly church-attendance is one of the most powerful ways to be happy.

https://time.com/collection/guide-to-happiness/4856978/spirituality-religion-happiness/

https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/01/31/are-religious-people-happier-healthier-our-new-global-study-explores-this-question/

Its basically equivalent to an extra $100k in inspiring happiness. So free money psych speaking.

Whatever the ontology of God is, here in this life, there is a pragamatic psych benefit to it.

So this thread is about finding the right established religion for you. It seems like it might as well be an established religion, and not some small gnostic meetup. However "true" a small new sect might be, it probably wont have the community and spiritual resources of an existing church. And its really the community that is one of the most important parts of it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theory_of_religious_economy

As an educated secular person, the denominations I would be most inclined towards are Liberal Protestantism, Unitarianism, Reform Judaism. But those are all the denominations that are bleeding members. It turns out their loose rules, and low cost, low commitment doesn't build those strong community ties. For a true community you need the strict rules of Mormonism, Evangelcialism, Pentecostals, Islam, Orthodox Judaism. A lot of it is geographic, cultural and local. It depends whats big in your local areas. Its about the pragmatic benefits of community, not finding the perfect theology with capital T truth.
R: 4 / I: 0

Giving yourself false memories

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_memory

If you think about it, we create our own reality through memory. The present is just a blink, our whole concept of self is the past.

But it doesn't have to be real, it can be whatever we want it to be.

I can imagine any past I want, so long as it adheres to the rules of Wizchan, and ultimately ends with me failing in disgrace and retiring back into my parents' basement. You would be surprised all the IRL examples of wild adventures ending back up in the NEET basement.

We can give ourselves any reality we want, so long as it ends badly, and then we listen to sad country music reminiscing nostalgizing about those better days
R: 38 / I: 6
Is anyone else totally crippled by social phobia both offline and online? I can't even enjoy vidya or the internet completely because of my social phobia.

>avoid leaving my house as much as possible

>only speak when spoken to
>have used the internet since the early 2000s but never made a youtube account, newgrounds account, deviantart, or any other account on a forum to talk with people
>play online multiplayer games since Halo 2 but never used voice chat or made friends because of anxiety
>25 now and have no social skills, no resume, no idea how to drive or get a job

I didn't even live my life online. I feel like I never even existed. Just silently watching the world go by.
R: 135 / I: 5

Sobriety General

Anyone up for a wizard sobriety support thread?

After innumerable embarrassing incidents caused by my drinking which I can get into later I really want to stop now. I'm five days sober so far. I enjoy alcohol too much as it liberates me from any unpleasant emotion I may have and makes me feel great, so once I start I want to keep going until I black out.

Getting a nice buzz and stopping is impossible for me as I fundamentally dislike the world and being me so I have to push the escape to the furthest it can go everytime. Becoming sober isn't about some self-improvement thing for me and I'm not under the illusion that it could make me happier, I still will most likely will end it all at some point but the not knowing what's going to happen everytime I drink can't go on.

I figured I need to use any resources out there to prevent a relapse from happening again, so I looked into AA or various online support communities but I suspect they're going to be full of normies. Feel free to share what made you decide to become sober from drugs or alcohol, how long you've made it and tips for staying sober.
R: 33 / I: 4

You guys were right.

Since the 2016 election, 4chan has been increasingly pushed into a paradigm where 4chan has to be the opposite of reddit. That sentiment and paradigm existed before but after the election, the identity of 4chan became about being as racist and Xphobic as possible and really nothing else. 4chan previously had been about free speech, which naturally tolerated racism, and secondarily it was a place for socially marginalized individuals. Normalfaggots had been seeping in through the cracks but there was always an undercurrent that what distinguished 4chan from reddit was that it wasn’t for “normies”. All that changed after the election. When 4chan started using the “soiboy” image, the identity of the site shifted to an entirely political identity and in fact this new political basis would lead to the disenfranchisement of the oldest and truest 4chan users. Since the identity of the site was now about the conservative chad vs. the liberal basedboy, the floodgates were flung open so normalfags could really flood in and feel at home like never before. Naturally a concurrent event was a new association with Christianity and capitalism. 4chan had finally been entirely subsumed into the monstrous paradigm of politics. If you protested, you’d just be called a basedboy who can’t find a succubus to marry and have kids with. Just the same as if you protested to the political identity of reddit, you’d be called a virgin neckbeard who can’t find succubi to party with. Thus it was only natural, the avatar of that socially marginalized oldfag, wojak, would become the ultimate symbol of this new “soiboy” political effigy.

Tl;dr: 4chan’s goose was cooked as soon as it endorsed a political candidate
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What kind of life do you lead now? How often do you leave your home and interact with live people (relatives, strangers, for example, sellers or taxi drivers, no matter)? How often do you post on this site?
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so what do you do all day? are you like me? i get up in the morning and get on the computer until sun down. i have been doing this for more than a decade. i spent my entire 20s on the internet
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Pyrrhonism is ruining my life

I used to be a skeptical scientific liberal atheist materialist determinist utilitarian but over time I've started to develop doubts.

For a start, there is no intelligible reason to pursue happiness.
Hedonism and preference satisfaction are baseless life goals.
There is simply no reason not to say pluck out your eye right now.
And no, theism if anything aggravates the problem, as all things are made from the all-good creator evil is logically impossible.

I also think materialist determinism is a self defeating belief because if your belief in determinism rests on biological predispositions you haven't really reasoned your way to determinism but simply adopted it because determinism is the sort of belief you were programmed to have.

I can't really be an atheist either as I find how things empirically work in the real world far more persuasive than abstract waffling. And the truth is that if over time conservative religious societies have historically flourished then there is probably good reason for them to. No matter how much you say that Islam is wrong in abstract I find very persuasive the fact that so much of the world is Muslim. It may be that arbitrarily picking minorities to persecute is the just and proper thing to do, just based on how societies work in the real world.

And I can't believe in scientism because I am aware of all the fraud in science and the field of parapsychology shows that you can use all the methods of science and still produce bullshit.

But this sort of analysis paralysis makes me feel incredibly anxious and does not help me at all.
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Is this /ourguy/?

What kind of powers do you think he beheld after such an age?

To have never even seen a succubus, would that have meant that he had no sexual thoughts, because he didn't even conceptualise them?
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book recommendations

Sup lads,
anybody can recommend some good books? I grew tiered of video games and got back into reading. I read a few Political books about the 68 students movement and non fiction stuff like Orwell,King and other. Any recommendations?
R: 10 / I: 2

Endless Noise

If there is anything unbearable about this dystopian hellhole that we're finding ourselves in more and more, it's the endless noise of modern civilization. Wherever I am, regardless of whether it is in my own house, where the TV blares 16 hours a day, or in a store where the radio too blares out endless generic and soulless tunes about fucking succubi, nigger and crime and of course money. Even in the quietest of rooms you can hear a low hum from electronic devices, or when even walking in the woods trying to just enjoy the tranquil nature around me I am constantly subjected to the distant sounds of normalfags driving around in their personal wage-slave transports. Even barring all of that, planes will fly overhead, disturbing the natural peace and quiet and reminding me of normalfagdom. Especially in the examples of constantly having to have the TV on, or the music in stores - why? Are they afraid of the silence? I'm seriously considering find a way somehow to live as a hermit far, far away from this constant babbling and droning. I don't care if I die in the wilderness, at least I'd be free from them and finished with spending every living moment of my last five or six years sitting in my basement repeating the same routine over and over and over again.
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Is cryptocurrency a way to get neetbux?

tomorrow i am gonna open up a bank account and invest my 2k savings into cryptocurrency and see how much i make

/biz/ seems to be making profits by investing in crypto-currency

http://boards.4channel.org/biz/

mostly every thread is about crypto currency
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I hate the premise of memes

I understand that expressing one's disdain for memes is perhaps a highly peculiar thing to be doing on somewhere like an imageboard, which is completely antithetical to the whole experience, but hear me out for a second. You'd most definitely see a greater variety of thought provoking or genuinely funny memes (more OC too) thereby making the signal to noise ratio relatively high. But, in my view atleast, this has led to an incubation of a progressively elitist culture in various parts of the internet. This whole notion of "I know this funi imag and you dont!!" is propagated everywhere, from imageboards to fucking reddit. It's no longer a form of "art" like it used to be (in the sense that you could have a single image sum up an incredibly complex societal issue), but rather an "oopsie" (or whatever kids call it these days) that some faggot with millions of subscribers on youtube made (pewdiepie, however good a person he may be, is a perfect exemplification of this). More importantly, its the newest form of social signalling, and its prevalent absolutely everywhere on the internet, the blatantly contrarian or edgy for the sake of being edgy memes given the most priority.

It's most akin to the downfall of universities and academia as a whole. 30-40 years ago, universities truly were a place where one could educate themselves and feel comfortable in doing so in any school. Now it's all about where specifically you went, what sort of degrees you were doing (whether you enjoy it or not is irrelevant), etc. It's only purpose really is limited to social signalling now. If you want to educate yourself, you can do so off the internet very easily (like that dude who taught himself the MIT Computer Science & EE course in a year off the internet, OSSU, et al).
R: 8 / I: 0

silly pipe dreams...but maybe?

does anyone have experience with fighter games? like tekken or streetfighter?

streetighter is free to play on steam and I had the radical and retarded notion of escaping neetdom and moving out of my parents house by winning a tournament. I hardly have any experience playing these types of games but I love the concept of 1v1 fight.

is it even possible for me to train and become world champion?
R: 65 / I: 9

My fantasy dreamlife as a Medieval Scholastic theologian

We've had a lot of discussions about Monks, and I certainly understand the appeal of being physically separated from the normie world in an isolated group-hermit community of fellow volcel men. But I'm not sure if I'm suited for the laboring aspects of it, picking potatoes. And so while I started out with monks as my ideal community, I started looking into the more academic side. It was actually right here on Wizchan, in one of the Monk threads, were a Wiz in Missouri mentioned there was a monastery very near him. And then I did some research on it and found out it was also a Seminary. And that seemed like the idea for me, combining Benedictine community with academic scholarship. And so I realized I was more interested in the scholastic aspect. So I started looking into other orders like Franciscans, Dominicans, Jesuits.

As a teen I used to have very creative fantasies about my future adult life. They were so detailed, that it would have been almost a disappointment if they came true, a deja vu, rerun. Now that I'm an adult, most of my fantasies are about redoing life right. Although even with a magic time machine, it seems like every turn is a wrong one. I get into a lot of detail with my schizoid couldabeen watif fantasies. Even looking up Archive.org pages from 2006 of colleges I could have went to.

Lately my main fantasy has been over being a scholastic professor of medieval metaphysics. My main interests are philosophy and history. And some of my watifs revolve around being a high school history teacher or college philosophy professor. Getting paid to talk about my favorite subject is awesome. But babysitting hormonal American teenagers is hell for even normies. And a larger problem of devoting my life to secular philosophy, is I study the ontology of Hegel or Heidegger just saying Being Being Being all day. And then at 70 I wonder what the point of it all was. As a Scholastic saying God God God all day, at least there is a point.

In my fantasy, in 9th grade just when I was getting into Calvin, Cromwell, Charlemagne, I instead get into St. Benedict as the ideal community. And read everything I can on Monks and the other Catholic orders. I remember reading HG Well's Outline of History, and being inspired by his description of Ignatius of the Jesuits. How he had been a soldier, but then seen the light, and devoted this military virtues to instead serving God as a volcel. So then I convert to Catholicism in college, go to this college near me that specializes in Continental Philosophy, get my BA and Phd. Become a Jesuit or Dominican. Devote myself to the abstractions of medieval ontology. With any ideology or worldview, with me it starts with the praxis of the ideal community, but I quickly float upward to the most abstract metaphysics. Its the same categories I study in modern secular philosophy but with medieval scholastic volcels. Essence-Existence, Form-Content, Abstract-Concrete, Potentiality-Actuality, Cause-Effect, Substance-Accident, Quantity-Quality, Universal-Particular, One-Many.

Just living among my volcel brotherhood of Dominicans, reading and writing, getting into the intricacies of medieval metaphysics. Henry of Ghent and Duns Scotus being my companions and arguments, instead of this modern world. I could be living in 1300 and it wouldn't make a difference, because I'm just pure mind. The words on paper have more reality than the world around me. Yes this was the life I was meant for. I want to be a volcel. I held volcel values a decade before I found Wizchan. But I don't know how to live within the world with my values or to find a community of values outside the normie mainstream. I was between a rock and a hard place. Can't live by my values, can't live by their values, can't live at all. If only I had become a medieval scholastic. Thats what I was meant to be. Aspects of the Catholic Church were a stumbling block to me. But what do I know about right and wrong? The only morality is celibacy, and the RCC is the sole volcel institution of the West. Thats the only ethics I needed. And from the volcel praxis to the Thomist ontology. Logic-chopping how many angels can dance on a pin. So removed from this darwinian universe. Just talking to God about metaphysics all day.
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Death of Parents or Other Relatives

Can we have a thread where we discuss the death of our parents or other significant relatives? Please make a post in this thread about your experience dealing with the death of a parent or other relative. What advice do you have for other wizards? How did you handle things like funeral arrangements, sorting things out with other family, finances, inheritance, housing, nursing homes, hospice care, insurance, or emotional issues. How did your other family members handle any of these things?

I'm not dealing with this yet but my parents are old and unhealthy. I know I need to plan ahead. I'm autistic and I can't stand when unexpected things happen, so I need to game out various scenarios in my mind before they happen. It is likely that my father will perish first and that my mother will eventually need some sort of nursing home.

I'm very interested in hearing the experiences of other wizards relating to this topic. I'd imagine that there are others here who are interested as well.
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Anyone else in a perpetual state of anger?

This is long; I recommend you sit down and get comfy.

I honestly haven't felt "happy" since 2013 at the latest. I have brief periods of elation, but they soon come to pass. The internet has ruined my innocence. There is a constant, non-stop stream of suffering going on in this world, and there is nothing anyone can do to stop it.

Rather than be sad, I have instead grown angry at the world at large.

Most of it is frustration. Think of it as being a fan of a sports team that always somehow manage to lose, but not because they're necessarily godawful. They could have the best players on the planet, but something that is so statistically minute always manages to happen in the closing stages of the game. The star player breaks his leg. A crazed fan rushes the field and attacks the opposing team. A fucking meteor strikes the stadium. Every time they're about to win, something makes them lose.

Just about every time I've taken sides on a matter or a controversy or anything, I am always in the "wrong". Gamergate. Pizzagate. The US Election. Trump won but you'd never know that if you consumed only mainstream media. He could literally kill Satan and they'd find a way to spin him as a good guy. >implying they're not doing that right now with the Sean Connery lookalike

I have seen enough evil to corrupt the souls of millions. I pray that poor James of Savejames murders his mother in the most violent way possible. That said, it is only a taste of things to come.
Mass-produced food and drink all have fetus cells in them - Senomyx HEK-293. But it's fine, because they're synthesized! You can't get mad at that!
Swyer Syndrome is where eunuch men are born and society thinks it better for them to live as wombless succubi. "Science" says they're succubi. They're not.
Science, media, and education are all compromised beyond any repair. As traditionalists excelled at their careers, the progressives who failed stuck around to indoctrinate their children. And they won.

My interests have all suffered because of the direction this society is traveling in.

I used to have a whole host of shows I liked, and every single one got shat on. Stargate SG1 got cancelled just as it was starting to get good again. The Walking Dead had its master director fired after one season. Mad Dogs had a bullshit esoteric ending. 24 finished on a cliffhanger not once but twice, and they diversified the successive series which unsurprisingly flopped. Top Gear became too controversial and they ripped the presenters' baby from them, before turning it into a commercially-friendly opportunity for talentless hacks to get screentime from millions of dumbfuck viewers that biased journos are convinced is better than The Grand Tour (protip: it fucking isn't alright). I don't get it; everything I like gets ruined. Everything that I don't is allowed to exist.

Cars, probably my oldest love, have become nothing more but soulless appliances now. Legendary name plates such as Mustang will inevitably grow electrified and turned into shitty crossovers. I will be forced to accept this, and there will be no point in becoming a journo since I won't enjoy it. Not that I could even get a job as a motoring journalist now, since much like everything else, the internet has allowed anyone and their mother to try their hand at something. As per the guidelines highlighted in Planned-opolis, the eventual plan will be to pedestrianize most roads and force everyone into personal cattle trucks until they're recycled back into the system. I know at least some of you fags will celebrate this, all the while missing the bigger picture.

The internet is not the peaceful Wild West it was in the '00s. Most forums are dead, or in their death knell. Nobody helps anyone out anymore. You have to get things for yourself. So much content has been forever lost. Pictures, videos, mods for games, entire sites have all been wiped clean as though they never existed, and live only in our faulty memories. The Internet of Things is well on its way now. You will not be able to escape it. You can run but the radio waves will penetrate every cell of your body till you die from radiation poisoning.

Video games have stagnated, big time. It now takes ~3 years for a decent AAA title to release, when in my childhood you could knock out classics every 12 - 18 months. And this generation looks almost the same as the one it replaced. It's been 6 years but arguably the most technically-advanced video game is still GTA V. It looks like Half Life: Alyx might soon replace it, but the fact is 6 years is a hell of a long time to stay out on top. I haven't found a game I've genuinely liked and played for weeks in close to a decade. The magic is gone.

Meat is going to go the way of the dodo. They are pushing the vegan lifestyle HARD on the populace. They're creating burgers which are pretending to be made of real beef. They've shilled stuff like "Veganuary". The aim is to get people off meat and reserve it only for the elites, again like the Planned-opolis video. Anyone can see this, but nobody does. They think it's cool.

Only assholes get popular on the internet. Morons like Hbomberguy and its tranny friend have become filthy rich thanks to the idiotic masses. I can't get my voice out anymore; there's far too much background noise. There's no site where you can get viral attention anymore. All the successful Youtubers got a foot in the door by 2010, with a rare fringe that came about much later. If I started I'd never be able to get off the ground, regardless of the quality of what I produce. And even if I did, I'd be shut down in short order.

Probably the highlight of my life was the death of Melissa Ede last year. For those of you who don't know who that was, it was a local tranny who had abandoned its children, then won the lottery as well as winning a spot on the 1,000 that are going to Mars (obviously won't be now). I feel its death was karmic retribution on a grand scale.

I feel defeated, yet still ready for more. Like one of those cliché scenes where the "badass" character gets hopelessly overpowered and in his dying, bloodied breaths, he dares them to hit him again.

Does anyone else feel the same?
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The economy is going to crash this week.

what's your plan? It's inevitable. We just dont know which part will crap it out.
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Free Will

Do you believe that free will exists? I personally suspect that the answer is no, but I believe that the definitive answer must lie in the unsolved problem of consciousness.
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Fantasy World Creation

Does anyone have any advice on fantasy world creation?

I'm getting into visualisation, drawing and character writing, but i'm more talking about literally living in a fantasy world of your own creation.

It's my hope that in the future my four walls will be covered in imagery from this fantasy world i create and i won't know the difference any longer between the outside world and my imagination.
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Disgust

Does anyone feel an aversion to anything cute and childish? I guess I'm fucked up, but I hate puppies and kittens and I want to kill them. I also hate animals because they are terribly stupid and for the most part only serve to be a humiliating entertainment for a human or to one day become food. To tell the truth, most people are also stupid and so I'm a misanthrope, but the whining puppies infuriate me and I want to shoot them in the head, cut off their paws, and preferably pull out their tongue. And I don't fully know the reason for my abnormal state, because it seems that when you look at a dog, horse, or any other animal, it seems symmetrically constructed and quite beautiful. Then where does my endless hatred come from?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CUgrFw8TEI
Just look at this disgusting shit. Don't you want to hit them?
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How would you live life if you were an attractive succubus?
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don't care about most family

I have 2 brothers and 1 sister, and I don't care about them at all. They never did anything seriously wrong, we just have nothing in common. They're all older them me, and two of them still live at home like me, so I'll say "hi" and talk to them sometimes, since normies get angry if you ignore them and I don't want to create drama, but I imagine that if some day I finaly got a job and moved out, I would never talk to them again.
Only person I care about is my mom, I don't care about my siblings or my dad.
Anyone else feel like this? I don't think I'm a bad person, I just don't understand why should I care about these random people that just happen to share some DNA with me. I have lots of cousins too, many of them married and with children, and I don't even know the names of their wives or how many children they have. I wish them the best but I don't care about their lives.
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The Famous Awkward Question

Has anybody ever asked you if you are a virgin? If so, what did you answer? As for the rest, how would you feel in that situation? How would you answer that question?
In my case, a classmate asked me that question some years ago –I think I was 25 years old back then. I thought it would be stupid to lie, so I just told him the true. As expected, he tried to give me some tips on how to stop being shy and stuff. I listened to him and then changed the subject with a few shitty jokes. To be honest, he was kind of a nice guy, so I'm pretty sure he had good intentions.
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What to do if you truly lose hope? Is it possible to regain, and if it is, did you lose it in the first place?
Are there any ways to "train" being hopeful? Even if deep down you know you're deluding yourself or try to come up with coping mechanisms?
Religion doesn't seem to do the trick anymore. When entire reality seems like hell, you have a hard time wishing for an afterlife.
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Paruresis

>Paruresis, also known as shy bladder syndrome, is a type of phobia in which a person is unable to urinate in the real or imaginary presence of others, such as in a public restroom.

Anyone else suffers from this shit? Going to public toilet when the stalls are occupied is a nightmare because its awkward to stand at the pissoir and have nothing happening,no matter how bad i must piss.
People often assume its because of small dick, but I never was insecure about dick size in particular as mine is on the better side of average. I can't even recall when this started. In childhood I used to have pissing contests with my classmates and I remember pissing 3-4 meters high and impressing the classmates.
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Money money money

I’ve realized that If I would have enough money I wouldn’t even leave my apparent, bc job is the main and only reason why I do that. I also think the situation is very humiliating, so I have started to think how to make dissent income without investing to much time in it.
I Just kind of what to share my thoughts about it, and get some tips/feedback.
1. I play a lottery. Yes, I know this is dumb, but it only takes 10$ a week and gives me a small chance to quit the damn circle.
2. I invest in dividend stocks and bonds. Those are more or less low risk investments and you build cash flow with them over time. The only problem is I need a million to retire instantly, and it will take a long time. I use two apps for that. One is for stocks only and has no fees. The other one has access to bounds and let’s you buy expensive stocks partially. They charge you a dollar a monthly though.
3. I thought about landing clubs, but haven’t tried them yet.
4. I also thought about buying some collectibles and selling them after they grow in price. That seems like a good way to multiply your money if you know what you are doing.
5. The other thought was to create a bitcoin pull by hacking into people’s computers and cut the costs of mining down to 0. But that requires some knowledge, and I am not quite sure how profitable it would be.
So please share if you have any experience with any of it, or any other easy income ideas. Thanks.
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Internet ruined my life

I came to this realization very recently.

I'm literally getting withdrawals from not having internet and even dreaming about them, but I know it's for my own good.
I've played games virtually every single day for over twenty years now, and they've ruined many aspects of my life.
Internet pretty much ruined my life. I have no attention span anymore for anything unless I'm drunk.
Apart from that: the internet offers way too much information and sites like this is mostly negativity. It drains energy.
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Forced Asexuality

Have any of you guys tried "forcing" yourself to become asexual? People on quora (https://www.quora.com/Can-you-become-asexual-by-trying) say that you're born asexual, just like you're born gay, lesbian, trans etc. and that you can't make yourself change your sexuality by you power of will.they also say that being asexual is a hassle in this oversexualised society, but wizards prefer a solitary lifestyle away from society, so it's not a problem for us, right?
The reason I'm asking is because I tried to do just that for the past few years. At first, anything that looked like a succubus or her certain body part would make me hard. But after reading some biology books, watching a few documentaries and through my sheer power of will I successfully managed to make myself not attracted to succubus boobs, 3d and 2d. They don't evoke any kind of response from me anymore, so it's definitely possible to "change" your sexuality and what you're attracted to. I still feel attraction to ass and wide hips and I'm working on that. If any of you guys successfully managed to stop being attracted to ass, please let me know how you did it.
Wouldn't it be nice to not feel any sexual attraction to succubi at all?
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Goodbye NEET life

About to get a call back for my first "real" job, it's IT tech support.
While not excited about it, it's better than a supermarket and at least it's something I'm somewhat interested in. I happen to know they run debian servers, so hopefully I can work my way up to be a comfy sysadmin or something.
Wish me luck wizzies, truly going to miss being a NEET and I hope I never sperg at work or something like that.
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disability wiz

I have depression and PTSD, about 2 years ago I was admitted into a psych hospital after a suicide attempt.

Now my parents are trying to get me to apply for disability, though I'm not sure how I could possibly go about doing that?

What are my chances of actually being given disability?
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The Demiurge

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demiurge

Can we discuss this figure? Do you believe he's real? Do you see him as a symbolic depiction or metaphor of humanity's doomed existence and suffering?

I don't know if such a being exists but the more I learn about the material realm and all we know so far about physics, it really seems that the entire material universe has suffering as a default feature on every sentient being. Evil and destruction is easier to do and more difficult to fix or reverse, even the smallest bacteria's life is defined by killing or being killed (or harming or being harmed) in some way
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Wiztown Wiz Neighborhood

I don't think the Wiz Commune will ever happen as it involves a social community-building and pooling of resources and living in close proximity that most Wizs probably aren't suited for.

A more realistic idea could be of building a Wiz neighborhood, street, even apartment block.

We just pick one small town in the USA and the EU and make it our Wiz HQ that all Wizards aspire to move to. Since most Wizs live our lives on the internet, location in the middle of nowhere doesn't really matter.

Wiztown USA

Wizburg, EU
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Legal ways to get energy?

I feel so tired all the time. No matter how much sleep I get or how regular my sleep schedule is. Yes I checked for sleep apnea and any kind of deficiencies.

Coffee gives me nausea. Caffeine pills just make me anxious. I asked my doctor for Modafinil but he told me that he can only prescribe it if I literally fall asleep uncontrollably. I hope you understand that I don't know any people and I also don't feel like dealing with sketchy people online.

So what legal methods are there to make yourself more awake?
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Extroverted wizards

Are there wizards with extroverted temperaments who suffer from a monotonous wizardly life? Nothing new happens, you get up and sit down at the computer. I, for example, am an extrovert, and I'm tired of living in four walls. Recently, I always want to go on a trip, ride a car or bike at high speed, run, jump, go to a concert. I want to be on the move, not sit in one place and get discouraged.
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Volunteering with senior citizens

Way back when I was in middle school and we had to do volunteering, the principal suggested given my interest in WW2, I might like volunteering at the senior center. I was sour on it at the time, but actually it makes a lot of sense.

I've found that I relate to older people more, maybe its because I'm lost in the past and more interested in their century than our own. Or maybe because I'm a person of the mind not body, I relate to people whose physical side has worn itself out.

They are the only ones still alive who care about my aspie interests, the books and magazines I want to read at the library are only checked out by seniors.

I've never went to any events specifically for seniors, but I find that everything that I show up for from the Church to activism to discussion groups are always filled with older people, with not just me, but even my dads' age being the youngest one there.

But lately there hasn't been much going on in my town. And I was thinking of volunteering at the senior center. Give me something to do. Do a good deed. And maybe get a little human interaction in a non-normie way.
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Have you ever thought about becoming a lolcow cringe comedy character?

I know most people would ask why would anyone want to be a laughing stock town fool of the internet? But way back to childhood days, the only options I ever had were to be an ignored quiet mouse or a loud wacky cartoonish entertainment monkey. Mouse or Monkey thats it. And so I became a local celebrity of my school days. Sometimes I would get resentful that they were laughing at me, not with me, mocking me, teasing making fun. Like the lolcows of the internet. But after trying to be serious in college, and just being totally ignored, I realized that attention beats isolation, and its the only means of socialization I know. For the last few years I've retreated back into my mouse role, and have had almost no human contact.

Its just seems like the cringe lolcow role of the internet, is basically like being the local clownish celebrity that I spent my whole school years being. Its a way to turn the strange weirdness into a commodity. I see folks who are less weird and less comedic getting audiences of millions. Maybe I could do it. Although I have the flaw of speaking in a way thats so cringey its boring, rather than so cringey its hilarious. But it just seems like my old weirdo class clown cartooning but with an audience of millions. Maybe it was my calling.

And then some of these guys actually make money on this shit through youtube ads and patreon, being a cringe is literally their full time career.
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Pessimism thread

looking for pessimistic fiction writers besides those I have already read
Sophocles
Samuel Beckett
Thomas Bernhard
ligotti
Céline
Michel Houellebecq
love craft
Ernesto Sabato
Nick land
Kafka
Ray Brassier
Krasznahorkai
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An Interesting Podcast

Hello wizzies,

I stumbled upon an interesting podcast that I think you would also find enjoyable. A sample episode which might generate broad interest is linked here:
http://hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/e/a/3/ea3511c519950a8c/aspiecast_ep_15.mp3?c_id=16864314&cs_id=16864314&destination_id=171004&expiration=1549360086&hwt=2f7b822bcee92135da5ba6c1ada9df9e

The podcast is about a ~50 year old man's experiences with aspergers. I myself have debilitating ASD so I found SOME aspects of his stories relatable. More importantly, I have a very strong academic interest in autism. I know in not the only autistic person here. In any case though, his commentary on social phenomena I think many of you would find interesting or relatable.

All the episodes can be found here:http://aspiecast.libsyn.com/

Disclaimer: the host is a hypersocial normalfag and not at all wizardly. So let's not argue about wizlam please. Personally I think he's an idiot in many respects and has poor character as a person.

There is an Elliot Rodger episode, for the wizkids who give a shit about that (I personally don't).
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The VR Prison Theory

To set up this thought experiment, think on this.

Imagine you had a VR set taped to your head, you may know or may forgotten, but either way you had gotten used to it.

You could zoom to your wizard pub, or you could zoom into any number of scenarios, but you start getting bored and want to see reality.

You are told that this world is an illusion and through the act of concentration you can start to see the screen pixels and any number of anomalies that are only made clear to those with such powers of will and concentration.

Well, don't you see that we already exist in such a world?

Put it like this, do you sometime wonder why we can think of all these amazing fantasy scenarios, like flying and have special powers, but we cannot actually do them, which makes VR enticing because it allows us to act outside of our supposed physical bounds?

It's because we already exist inside a VR prison with certain parameter set that don't allow us the power of manifested thought.

Go again back to our 2nd layer VR example. Even if something hadn't been created yet, given your 'power over pixels', you could use some in-VR design studio to pretty much create whatever you wanted, with different gravity effects and such, even states of being you hadn't even thought of yet.

Well as i said, don't you think it strange that humans could move matter around to create computational devices which would eventually give them the appearance of 'power over matter' but in an entirely virtual world?

This is because we already have that ability and we are held here in a VR construct that limits our power over matter in such a way that we are led to imitate this power through a second layer of artificial reality, one that we can control.
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Wizardhood (1/5)

The ‘Wizard’ meme is now among the most enduring traditions of the imageboard, with entire sites devoted to the practice of sorcery now available for young apprentices to study on and evade the jealous gaze of the succubus who has laid many a powerful apprentice low. But did you ever consider, even if for a moment, if there was more than the meme? Did you ever consider that there is a reality behind this powerful illusion, a core truth upon which this is based?

One might begin the argument by witnessing how many of these supposed ‘wizards’ are complete losers. Ugly pariahs who fail to even use their untouchable status to ascend to a higher spiritual plane. I will tell you now of their folly. Simply abstaining from sex with the feminine is not sufficient to maintaining a pool of mana required for entering the world of wizardry. Many of these supposed wizards, who claim to have given up on succubi entirely continue to expend mana, for the internet provides perhaps the sweetest, most unassuming and most cloying traps for the magickal apprentice.

Of course, I speak of pornography. Let us not speak ill of masturbation, for it is a pleasurable and sometimes necessary act, but the pornography that is today available is able to cast a more potent spell over the male mind than anything our fathers had to deal with. Rather than a still image of a succubus, we are presented with thousands of high definition videos of succubi engaged in sex acts. When we see a human body in motion rather than a static one, the mind has a much more difficult time distinguishing a nonreal entity from a real one, in some sense we respond to the moving succubus on our screen as if she was moving before us in person.
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T soliquoy on the nature of normies

Normies are like ants, at first you believe that you have freedom, but upon closer inspection this is not the case. Normies police themselves, to maintain order. Self policing normality is built into normies, and so is the cancerous kind which must be identified in wizards to liberate them from micro totalitarianism which is forced on us by random normie pedestrians. Let me explain.

Normies have a self policing way of acting with one another, and they police each other just like communistic societies by shaming people that act out of line. Such as walking down the street with funny clothes on, to a free person with no desire to control others, it would be welcome to see interesting new attire on someone. But with normies they snicker, sneer, and will make fun of you if you are their close friend. These are micro agressions that are both built into us to control others, and to control us.

There are other self policing nuances, like appropriate behavior, this is all in an attempt to control how you behave because most human minds arent able to react genuinely and spontaneously with another human being, so if person acts completely different to the program, the average normie wont know how to react and will break down and revert to shaming, going what the fuck haha, or isolating that person from socialization.

In history i read about a tribe that had no notion of personal property, and items would be used by various members of the group and nobody would be upset when something is removed from their vicinity. Regardless of wether you think this is a better way to live or not. This historical fact helped allowed me to see that all notions, social behavior, is mutable and completely whimsical behavior, sometimes in order to break free of the conditioning it helps to see that there are or were outsiders before us who lived differently.

I frequently dumpster dive, i survive off dumpster dive food, and find very decent stuff. and one thing that always amazes me is how boot licking minimum wage normies, im talking 9$ an hour kfc cashiers will come out the back door and see me in the dumpster and tell me that is their trash, or become upset. I tell them to fuck off or smile and wave. But regardless This is completely robotic behavior, and this is self policing behavior they enforce on themselves and expect others to follow to, and when they find someone that doesnt it enrages them. As society begins to unravel around us, it offers us many gems of knowledge to understand how you get millions of simpletons to go along with the program regardless if its a functional society or not.



Finally if you live in america, the central places where human programmed machines live their day without purpose or thought, just remember that their rules, and shame that they try to impose on you is fake, the notions that fuel their attempts to control how you dress, walk, and who you talk to are neither true or untrue, correct or false, and are based on what their parents did, what they see on TV, or whatever else.
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Wizardly Fantasies

Is there a thing that you would like to be or try for at least a little while that looks to be appealing to live as/do. If I had the money and the knew how to drive/did not fear it, I would love to travel around with a laptop and a few other things seeing historical sites whilst seeing unique things too like old ships.
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Getting a house/urban hermit

>https://articulo.mercadolibre.com.ar/MLA-772355478-casa-prefabricada-basica-25m2-_JM#position=1&type=item&tracking_id=43967f2b-2e31-4b14-a2d5-712dd201e93e
This house hosts 60,000 pesos. I Do have that money,maybe I'll have to work one year to afford the land buy anyways
I want to become an urban hermit using this house as a base.my main worry is neighbord and such social interactions,but I think I can just buy food in bulk to avoid going out much.
What do you guys think?
I'm a minimalist,this house suits me fine.
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Hellfire is a comin'

Many of you despair at the state of the world and modern consumerism society, but I am here to tell you not to fear because the world that you hate so much is about to end.

The truth is that the data coming back very recently, within the past few years or so has confirmed what climate scientists feared when we first found that methane levels were rapidly rising with no discernible cause: the arctic sea ice is melting and releasing trapped methane into the atmosphere.

Now if you don't know what that means, basically methane is like this evil carbon dioxide you hear so much about except a hundred times worse in terms of the amount of global warming it will cause. As the ice melts, two things start to happen that will result in a runaway rapid warming effect that will completely destroy the current peace and cause billions of deaths including the extinction of other species besides humans. The first is that the physical presence of the ice over a large area in the arctic acts like a kind of reflective mirror that helps reflect some of the energy coming in from the sun. With that melted, that light no longer gets reflected and instead absorbs onto the surface somewhere and radiates heat into the atmosphere. The second thing is that pockets of methane that are trapped in the ice shelf will release into the atmosphere. Both ice on land and in the sea contains large amounts of methane and any instability in that ice is game over and the ice has been destabilized. The last time we had a mass extinction, an event where over 95% of all species on earth went extinct, the cause was because of rapid increases in methane from the arctic ice melting. We're already seeing mass extinction happen with estimates of the current rate of extinction at about 1000 times higher than usual.

Most of our climate change models predicted a slow and steady linear increase in temperatures, but that's not what the data show is happening at all. The effects appeared slow and linear for a while, but now we're seeing a sudden acceleration that is corresponding to an exponential increase, not a linear increase in atmospheric methane levels that has been happening for over 10 years now. We fucked up. It's too late now to ever prevent large scale social collapse. There will be famine and drought and war, billions displaced and starving. No doubt there will be a revolution and the current order will fall.

Here is a good paper about this by a scientist who has dedicated his life to studying this issue. I encourage all of you to read it: https://www.lifeworth.com/deepadaptation.pdf

Now what does this mean for the depressed wizard who hates the current world? For me it means that there is hope that you can survive to see a new social order arise out of the ashes of our current society. Assuming you survive anyway. You can safely ignore the concerns of normies now knowing that they are in denial and are just wasting time while they still can. Any plans for the future need to be made with the knowledge that the future will be on fire and the things you rely on society for like food will no longer be guaranteed which makes the concerns of normies trivial and insignificant. We have to figure out how to live in a sustainable way like our ancestors did, assuming that's still possible in the new climate. Do not lose hope wizards, this era of bullshit wageslavery is almost at an end.
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The All-Embracing Library

Size 177.96GB. I dare to say contains among the best books of their fields and are supposed not to repeat. It is a extremely well ordered collection by topic, and if you compare the size you soon see its value. Topics range from mathematics, physics, psychology, self improvement, survivalism, the best science fiction and fantasy literature, comics, magazines, and more. Magazines takes about 75 GB and there are many youtube videos, documentaries and conferences so you can exclude these if you want to. All books combined takes about 40 GB or so. But i really recommend downloading other stuff too since you can't really find it somewhere else easily. Did I mention is well sorted and contains only the best books?

magnet:?xt=urn:btih:488eb9134190440bbf1e77929754321c85a24c72&dn=The+All-Embracing+Library&tr=udp://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80&tr=udp://open.demonii.com:1337

It has only one seeder left right now. Used to be many more months ago. Would you kindly share this torrent on places like demonoid, piratebay and other imageboards too? That would be good.
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Hajime Ueda

I want to talk about Hajime Ueda's works, even though he hasn't made a whole lot and has basically disappeared nearly ten years ago, he made a huge impact on me. He drew two pieces of manga:

- FLCL
- Q-ko Chan

What gets me is not the art style, but rather the how insanely detached his worlds are. Everyone in his manga says and does things this that would not happen in normie society AT ALL. For example, when Naota's friends (again, in Hajime Ueda's work in the manga) see his horns, instead of freaking out, they begin picking on him and drawing faces on them. Or Naota has his life flash before his eyes because he thinks he's going to die and he's completely fucking disinterested after his own demise. Whenever there's a "family around the table" moment it's done in the most fucked up way, with everyone acting in ways to fuck up a kid in the largest possible ways ("I just wanted to make models" if you remember the scene). Or how much of a "Fuck this place" look Naota has before he ditches school. I mean, I can't think of a more wizardly depiction of things.

If it's not a bother, I'd like to discuss a few more clippings from his manga that have really stuck with me, even though I struggle to say why beyond "I still remember them decades later." Something that bugs me is how, and I can't believe I'm saying this since I usually find this so snobbish when others say it, but how important the translations are. For example, in Q-ko chan, this lieutenant shows up at this mother's house, and threatens to beat the shit out of this kid, and the kid gets this dead look in his eyes to which the lieutenant thinks, "Huh, this kid must be used to this, that's no fun" (speaking of which, there are a lot of scenes in all of Hajime's works where the protagonist has this dead-eyes-while-leaning-on-a-wall-and-breathing-through-their-mouth look, and every single one is, I feel, so easy to sympathize with), but they don't have this at all in other translation. Or a scene Naota mentions how schools protects him from the perverts (in other translations they say "lunatics"). Or Haruko convinces Naota to skip school, and notes how you haven't really learned a city until you've played hooky.

The attached pic is one that's stuck with me, I'll post another in a moment. I've posted both of them quite frequently on this board…

I don't know what happened to Hajime, but I miss his works.
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No interests in life, gaming used to be but isn't anymore

Ever since I was a kid, I liked nothing else but games. Really, no other interests or passions.

Eventually I tried to branch out, actively searched for other hobbies and interests, but I came to the conclusion that I just really don't like anything.

But for the past few years I didn't like gaming either.

Here's a huge problem and example: World of Warcraft. I've had it installed on my PC for the past 3 weeks. Uninstalled it cause I thought it's garbage and then reinstalled it 3 times. Haven't actually paid for the subscription yet, but I've been contemplating for 3 weeks whether to do it or not. Browsing forums and youtube for reasons not to do it, and for reasons to do it.

Here's the thing though: MMOs were the only thing in life that I ever actually enjoyed for some time and found interesting. Now I don't even have that.

I tried so hard to convince myself to play WoW again. Tried to think of angles, new perspectives on why people play them and why they're NOT pointless. But I couldn't.

Essentially, my brain just doesn't interpret MMOs as worth doing anymore. It all just seems like pixels and numbers that have no meaning and will be reset when the next patch comes.

And yet, I'm in a huge pickle here. I try really hard to get into MMOs again, to enjoy something, but I can't. And I don't like anything else either. So I end up going from game to game, browsing forums for hours a day trying to find something that will fill the void.

As much as games feel pointless, other things in life seem even more boring and pointless to me. And I've tried really hard to find something else to enjoy. All this normal advice that circulates on the internet just doesn't apply to me "take a walk, learn a language, improve yourself, go the gym, listen to music, learn an instrument, learn how to draw, work harder" yada yada it just seems pointless.
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Normdemons know, yet they try to look as if not.

(Insert any text about normalfag delusions and indoctrination here, then follow:)

A lil quote I once took: "Let your fear be heard, such is the beggining of the path to enlightenment"

Let's now get into the matter…

Normalfags do this, ok. Being this only, or at least apparently mostly when we lose our dignity whining in a way they can perceive our weakness, in order to keep us clustered in it, they will for sure minimize it as much as you can, trying to make you look as much as ridiculous and exaggerate trapped into what would be some nothing, since the spell they cast over you is always something like "it's your own your fault" maybe for the fact that if someone else (whom are also being monitorized by normalfags in their minds and feelings) realized that your point of view could have some truth and your complaining about whatever is somehow legitimate, these people (lame normies or rare normies, half-awaken people) would propose solutions to your issue, very weird but accurate solutions that would cause you (while solutioning or after it) to make some breach into the normalfag's points of view or ways of living, with a very high risk for them to be really exposed (really I say, for only you knowing it, is not such a dangerous thing for normalfags) in a way that shows how deeply evil, unnecessary and/or stupid they are, sometimes meaning this paradigm shift a parallel awakening for those half-awaken (rare normies) who could inmediately take undesired measures about it. Undesired measures, these could be, in the view of the complete normalfags, but mostly beneficial for everyone in a general way and in the long run.

The thing is, they somehow know how to release you from your hardships, but it can be for mere evilness or mere comfort, they only won't but also trying to keep you as deep as possible in your hole as if that best version of yourself (not released neither known yet) was just a mere piece of broken, protruding piece of gear inside the machine they made the world to be… to their somehow mundane, viced purposes.

A great example, is not only the wizpeople, but heavier than that: the MGTOW movement: the men who renounced to chase succubi like dogs after some cars. Normalfags usually rejoice (in the lie of) anyone's shame about being a virgin, but when they find someone who proudly stands without (purposefully, really wanting to live without) giving a damn and even despising or pitying others for giving so, you may now notice that mockeries are now sprinkled with some drops of spite, fury, also impotence and frigidity, and (God, bless us with deep knowledge and guide us though it) sometimes, just sometimes…sweet fear, like blood from a wounded enemy.

The thing is, that the wizard could be being called so (wizard) because of some asleep mind sounds about certain magic (both light and dark and other types) inside the many blind games society pushes up our throats without consent while we, accursed and ensared, swallow these poisons. The wizardry lies inside the powers of the darkness, embracing undesired experiences sometimes and rethinking our objectives and motivations, seeking power instead of pleasure, and looking at the world just as it is: a treacherous, predatory, plotter environment filled with veils and comfortable lies which try to haunt our minds and souls at every step, from the most unthinkable positions in lots of bizarre, crazy ways.

Believe in madnesses, horrors and crazinesses at least a bit, oh wizard council… for craziness and nightmare are already governed the souls of the ones who do not dare to even temper their minds with their silhouettes.

Sometimes the darkness can only be defeated being darker than it.
Embracing your misery, your embarrasment, your fear and grief (or even your selfishness)
instead of constantly avoiding or trying to pull it away.
Make the pit you've fallen into, your home, your lair…
this is how you start to build your wizard's tower, with bitter, deep, delved, uncanny foundations.
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the wage cage has been memed into reality. I remember seeing pasta and memes of the wage cage for a year or so now, was it marketing? did we really meme the wage cage into this world? would this invention not be made if not for the memes? who knows.
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Disadvantages of Being Conventionally Physically Attractive

A common sentiment among (supposed) wizardly types is that they are perceived as being conventionally physically unattractive, and that this in part is to blame for some of their difficulties in life. In this thread I'd like to discuss a contrarian viewpoint to this.

I would argue that there are many (overlooked) disadvantages to being physically attractive. I will list some of them here:
>Having a highly introverted personality while being attractive means that people very commonly perceive you as being arrogant (or something like that).
>Not signalling any evidence of sexuality (i.e. having a significant other) means that normalfags are far more likely to perceive you as some kind of sexual deviant.
>People have higher expectations of you in general and expect you to be more competent.
>You become a far more satisfying target for bullying (ex. in the workplace). Meek demeanor + physically attractive = irresistible bullying target. This also relates to the prior point about perceived arrogance - people are more likely to gang up against you.
>You are more likely to be perceived as a social threat, particularly by insecure men. People will often react preemptively to this.
>People (i.e. insecure men) will commonly resent you and feel malicious envy towards you.
>People are more likely to try to befriend you, but they also react more negatively when that friendliness is not reciprocated. The same applies for sexual advances from people.
>People are far more likely to approach you in public.
>The disparity between your appearance (and thus expected behaviour) and actual behaviour is far greater; consequently, people are more likely to perceive you as being mentally ill or psychologically disturbed in some way.

I think a lot of these issues are most relevant to the workplace, but certainly they are relevant to other forms of forced social interaction.

I know this general subject has been discussed to death but I think this perspective is underappreciated.

Please respond with your own list of possible disadvantages, or your opinion on this perspective in general. Save the truwiz debate for /meta/, please.
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Any fellow wizards from Argentina? How do you cope with living in this hellhole?

Any other discussion about wizards around the world welcome too
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Hollow Moon

1) The Moon seems engineered. On November of 1969, NASA intentionally crashed a lunar module that caused an impact equivalent to one ton of TNT on the Moon. The shock waves built up and NASA scientists listened to what was happening on the Moon. Strangely, after impact, NASA scientists said that the Moon rang like a bell and the reverberation continued for thirty minutes. According to Ken Johnson, supervisor of the data and photo control department, the Moon not only rang like a bell but the whole Moon “wobbled” in such a precise way that it was “almost as though it had gigantic hydraulic damper struts inside it.

2) The Moon has elements it should not have. In the 1970’s, Mikhail Vasin and Alexander Shcerbakov from the Soviet Academy of Science wrote an article called: “Is the Moon the creation of Alien Intelligence?” It was a very interesting article that asked some important questions. How is it possible that the surface of the moon is so hard and why does it contain minerals like Titanium? Mysteriously there are some lunar rocks that have been found to contain PROCESSED METALS such as Brass, the elements of Uranium 236 and Neptunium 237 that have NEVER been found to occur naturally. Yet there are traces of them on the Moon. Uranium 236 is a radioactive nuclear waste which is found in spent nuclear and reprocessed Uranium. More interestingly, Neptunium 237 is a radioactive metallic element and a by-product of nuclear reactors and the production of Plutonium. You have to ask the question: What is happening on Earth’s Moon? From where do these elements and minerals come from?

3) Earth’s Moon does not have a solid core like every other planetary object. Researchers are nearly 100 percent sure that the Moon is, in fact, hollow or has a very low-intensity interior. Strangely, the Moon’s concentration of mass is located at a series of points just below the surface.

4) The Moon is older than Earth. Our Moon is unlike any other satellite discovered in the known universe. Researchers know the Moon is 4.6 billion years old and that raises a lot of questions. This means that the moon is older than the Earth by nearly 800,000 years according to scientists.

5) Incredible orbit. Earth’s moon is the only moon in the solar system that has a stationary, nearly “perfect” circular orbit. It’s a fact that the Moon does not spin like a natural celestial body. In other words, our Moon does not share any characteristics with other moons found in our Solar System. If that isn’t strange enough, consider that from any point on the surface of our planet only one side of the Moon is visible. What is the moon hiding?

6) Lunar rocks and titanium. There are some lunar rocks that have been found to contain ten times more titanium than “titanium rich” rocks on planet Earth. Here on Earth, we use Titanium in supersonic jets, deep diving submarines and spacecraft. It’s unexplainable. Dr Harold Urey, Nobel Prize winner for Chemistry said he was “terribly puzzled by the rocks astronauts found on the moon and their Titanium content. The samples were unimaginable and mind-blowing since researchers could not account for the presence of Titanium.

7) Precise position. If all of the above points do not get you to think differently about the Earth’s moon; here are some more interesting things about the Moon. What is keeping the moon in its nearly perfect position? The moon has a precise altitude, course and speed, allowing it to “function” properly in regards of planet Earth.

Simply put the Moon should not be where it is currently. Everything points to the possibility that Earth’s moon was in fact placed into its current orbit in the distant past. The Moon’s unnatural orbit and irregular composition raise hundreds of questions that neither NASA scientists, astronomers or geologists are able to answer today. Despite all efforts to understand Earth’s “natural” satellite, the truth is that we have very little information about the Moon’s origin and purpose. What do you think the moon is? A nearly perfect natural occurrence? Or do the Moon’s origins surpass human understanding?
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Suspected wizards

Post people who you think were wizards.
This guy was a pioneer or cold showers in soviet Russia
The Germans once doused him in water and made him walk in winter and he didn't get any cold
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article about (males) not having sex becoming more common

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/03/29/share-americans-not-having-sex-has-reached-record-high/?utm_term=.13bc0eafcbdd
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the wizard beard

Wizards are always despicted with huge beards in media. Anyone here has experience growing one?

I live in a major city that receives a large amount of tourists all year around. These people don't have any shame and will stop anyone on their tracks to ask how to reach some tourist spot. I'd like to evade these encounters and I thought a wiz beard might keep them away.

Problem is that I'm disgusted by filthiness, a beard is another thing to take care of, and since it's so close to the mouth, I'm guessing it gets dirty easily.
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Decisions to make

These are the three likely choices for most wizards if they can no longer be wizards or neets due to whatever circumstances brought upon them, which one do you choose and why? There are exceptions like inheritance, welfare and being rich though.
1: Wageslaving and being forced to interact with normies and living in a cheap, possibly shitty apartment for the rest of your days.
2: Packing up your belongings and living in a van or braving the unknowns and going with what you may or may not know as a homeless person.
Or 3: Suicide, simple as that.
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Do people find you suspicious?

I'm not sure which section to be posting this in, and I wasn't even sure if I should post it at all. But I can't help but notice that, over the last few years especially (but even in my life in general), anytime I'm in a store (which
isn't very often), or when I used to go to the gym, or when I go for walks, people seem suspicious of me. I catch people staring in my direction, I've noticed employees in stores watching me. I'm not a criminal, I've never broken
any laws intentionally (that I'm aware of). I do tend to get anxious, but I have no bad intentions or anything. I'll give two stories for examples.

When I was a teenager, one time after school I went shopping with my mother at a store. I got tired of walking around and asked to go back to her car, keys in hand. I remember walking around the parking lot for a while because I
couldn't find her car (I had gone out the wrong door by accident). Upon giving up and heading back into the store, a lady drove in front of me, blocking my way, and said "You'd better not be stealing any cars." I was perplexed. The
look she gave me was one of cold-heartedness and hatred. She looked like she despised me. She never even asked what I was doing, instead just straight away accused me of breaking the law. I won't give my exact age but I was less
than 16.

Another time, in my early 20s when I was in university, I was waiting in a hallway by myself, waiting for the classes to change so I could enter mine. There were a lot of people walking past me. All of a sudden, this guy comes up to
me and says, "Hey. Are you the guy?" And I replied, "What?" And he said, "Are you the guy selling cocaine?" I remember saying "No!", but I was so stunned that someone thought I was a freaking drug dealer. A drug dealer. That's
a felony, selling cocaine.

So, I don't mean to ramble on anymore, but are people suspicious of you in general? I've had many instances when in stores of employees watching me, I swear they're whispering about me. And before you say that I'm paranoid, I'm not.
Because I notice that when I'm with my mom, they don't act that way. But if I'm alone, they do. Same with strangers. On my walks, I go to this bridge sometimes. One time I was there alone and this guy walked past me slowly, then
stopped at the end and was constanly looking in my direction. Like what the hell? Do I look like a criminal or something? I don't get it. Is it because I'm ugly? Nervous?
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2020 Resolutions

Yes it's that time again when I post this beautiful picture and we talk about what are we going to try and achieve for the next year. It doesn't need to be any specific goal, sometimes you just want to change your behavior in general.

As for myself I think I managed to lower my procrastination levels and want to continue in that direction if possible. I began writing a novella with a 1000 word per day goal so hopefully that will help. Other than that I plan to finally go through some courses to get a certificate or two and improve my wageslavery life a little bit. I tried winning at the lottery but unfortunately I kept picking all the wrong numbers, so. I was going to give myself a Switch or PS4 for Christmas but realized at the last moment my interest towards video games are in an all time low and it's probably going to continue this way for some more time. It's better this way as I want to be more productive anyway.
Other than continue with the same shit like saving money (the remaining crumbles that is) and take my language learning more seriously as I neglected it a lot this year. Also read more books for an hour or two before going to bed.

What about you wizzie?
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What's it like not living in a rat-hole? Any good places to live? Where Iive it doesen't really feel safe even going outside( living in a EE hole) I'm curious about cities like L.A and such
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Does anyone else use any other communities? Has anyone ever used communities that have either died/or they moved on from them? I was wondering the other day while using another imageboard if any of the anons I was talking to could possibly be from here, or if the rest of you guys are interent hermits that only lurk here.
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Does anyone else get deja vu or precognitions? I have been having those feelings ever since I was a little kid and they can range from mild to slightly intense.
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Ordering things online

Does anyone on here order things online? Does anyone use amazon? I always wanted to try an Amazon gift card online but never got around to it.
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I am a Russian anon and I just want to say that I love this imageboard very much. I think this is the last refuge for a person like me. Despite I am newfag and only 19 years old (do not judge strictly), but I already understand that I am non-standard (in a bad way) and that I have embarked on the path of a magician. Thanks for all. Good people are sitting here. For Russian anonymous there is a Russian-speaking Rfchan, but there is extremely boring and a lot of cancer, it’s like a worsened version of Wizchan. I think that I will stay here as long as possible. Unfortunately, I don’t know how much and beautifully to write, so I will be in readonly, so my presence here is unlikely to have a beneficial effect on this site as a whole.
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people over 20, how do you still manage to enjoy imageboards when more than 90% of the population is obviously underage or just slightly above the threshold? do you even realize that you're trying to have a discourse about life with people who never had to deal with anything more complicated than math homework? are there actually any people here over 20 who enjoy staying here because you can relate to what is being said here and other wizards and not because it's just habit for you and you feel like you have nowhere else to go?
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Leaving the Internet

Internet browsing has been an enormously important part of my life. From my young teenage years through to my late 20s. I have spent a tremendous amount of time browsing all kinds of forums and archives. For me it was a great way to learn about the world, and these creatures called humans that inhabit it, from the safety of my room. Especially as someone with autism, reading countless anecdotes of human behavior has been valuable.

As I approach 30 though, in recent years I am finding myself growing disinterested in forums and discussion boards. Wizchan and some other obscure topic-specific forums are the only places I visit these days, and those visits are becoming more infrequent. Not to sound too romantic about it, but I feel like I'm in the "twilight years" of my internet browsing career. Although this place is special to me, if this trend persists then I may eventually stop visiting here as well. With this in the back of my mind I am savouring my time here. I'm savouring it because I fear that as I continue to age I will no longer browse here due to the lack of novelty and/or not being able to relate to the (on average) younger userbase.

Can anyone else relate to this feeling?

One of the things I treasure most about this place is that the attitudes here align with my own value system. It is a truly wonderful feeling to have your world view validated. There is no way I could ever find such validation in meatspace. To be told (indirectly/abstractly) that there is nothing wrong with me and that I'm fine the way I am. That is precious to me.

I don't know where I'm going with this but I just wonder how ephemeral this subculture is. Will it somehow disappear or will I eventually leave on my own accord before that happens?

What is life like once one outgrows the internet?

To be clear when I mention internet use here I'm referring to lurking in forums and discussion boards and the like. Not using the internet as a utility. Certainly I have many technical interests and the internet is a tool for that, but what I'm referring to in this post is distinct from utilitarian internet use.

Topics similar to this have been discussed here in the past so I apologise if this is a repetitious post.
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Psychiatry

Hi, I'm a 27yo french neet wizard who've been put in mental asylum by his father two years ago.

Psychiatrics gave me antipsychotics drugs with a needle in my ass.

I'm out of hospital right now but I have a mandatory case who said if I don't get the needle every three weeks, cops come to me and put me back in asylum.

I've met the judge twice but he says I'm mad…

There are more than 100.000 people every years put through strength in mental asylum each year in France. Doctors says everyone of those is insane, they says 12.000.000 people have mental disease in France.
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Tell me everything I need to know about night shift security.

I’m a wizard with the works, asocial schizoid beta whatever you want to call it. I don’t like to socialize and I am choosing a night watch job because of it. Tell me everything I need to know so I don’t make a mistake or take the wrong job.
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Thoughts on this guy?

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHRwFURWZLEp6jm4aaNnQbA/videos
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High reliability Autism test

Anyone else never officially diagnosed with autism? Your RMET score is supposedly a strong predictor of autism. I thought most questions felt impossible but still didn't do as bad as I thought.

Also post your scores if you like.
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Worldviews

What does your world look like? How do you live your life? Is your world a nice place?

I think the world is fundamentally bad (a la Ligotti/Inmendham), but there are ways that we can extract enjoyment from it. As for how I live, I believe that we have partial control over how we feel, so I force my brain to feel energetic and happy.
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I've been thinking about it and I think i figured out why normie advice is so shit (Just be happy, talk more, be youself). Normie advice is always shit because they've never faced a true outcast of society. The two examples I have off the top of my head are social skill forums and 'just be your self'

Most people on social skill forums are simply average people (social skills, looks, everything) with confidence issues or lacking a bit in one skill. They post on the forum melodramatically with stuff like 'I think everyone hates me', 'I'm ugly', 'I can't talk to people', and they come in with their bandwagon anxiety/depression shit. I'm not saying their emotions aren't real, but they're only real in the 'teenager crying over not getting an iphone because they don't know what true pain is' real.
So to fix their problems normies go into social skill forums and come out with 'just be confident and talk more' because thats all they really need. They're just slight odd normies who need a pep talk. The problem is when a true outcast or wizard comes in.

The wizard/outcast complaints of 'everyone hates me', 'I'm ugly' ,'I can't talk to people', and barrage of mental issues gets categorized as another melodramatic normie. Even melodramatic normies try to debate they're not melodramatic normies so the wizard can never explain why normie pep talks don't work on him. To make it even worse you can't debate normie advice without getting a 'oh you're just cynical' because edgy/melodramatic normies have tried to co-op the idea.

'Just be your self' is standard advice given in childrens movies. The advice works if the charatcers self they are hiding is just over something they are to self conscious, in the standard melodramatic normie way, or it's something only literal boomers would hate, people thinking they are weird for liking 'mario'. This is what normies assume someone is like when someone doesn't like themselves, so when an actual outcast comes in it's brushed over as another 'melodramatic normie'. To bring myself as an example I want to change some of my interests (I like obscure stuff in general) so I can have a baseline of communication with normies (watch some MCU ore read up on pop culture). I tried to look for resources on this, but I was booed away with 'just be yourself'. They probably thought I was some 'insecure with liking pokemon' dude, but I was 'all my favirote artist have <1,000 views' type dude.
What do you think wizards?
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Solo dining

Is this a thing? have you done it before? I know coffee shops/cafes it's normal to go alone but actual restaurants i'm not sure. I used to love to go out to eat with my parents, by myself though I think I would feel uncomfortable.
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Society

Would society be better if becoming a wizard were encouraged? If virginity were socially accepted and encouraged, and sex were seen by everyone as gross and animalistic, would our world become better, more free of desire?
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Wizcave

Show your cave. Neet so no furniture, im disorganized but clean, Live alone and love to Cook chicken and potatoes
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Wizards opinion on fascism and the holocaust

What’s your opinion on Hitler and the holocaust? Did it happen?
Do you believe in the jewish new world order conspiracy theory?
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Stoa Thread

Stoicism is a school of Philosophy with roots in ancient Greece. It is believed that its founder, Zeno of Citium, came to invent it after a unfortunate shipwreck turned him from a prosperous merchant into a very poor man. The story tells that after this unlucky event Zeno became an assiduous reader of the life of Socrates, and that instructed by the example of the old Greek philosopher he himself came to make philosophy on his own and teach it at the Stoa Poikile, a famous building of the city of Athens - hence the name of the school.

Sotoicism focused on the study of Logic, Metaphysics and Ethics. But, in contrast to academic philosophy how we know nowadays, they were only interested in abstract reasoning because they believed that their findings should resonate in behavior,i.e, in what means to live a good life. Having this in mind, stoics often stressed the importance of self-control, discipline and clarity of thinking: virtues that could lead someone to attain what they called atharaxia, which means "apathy", "tranquility", a state of non-perturbation in the psyché.

Stoicism became so influential that even among ancient Romans it was often practiced. Amongst the well-known roman stoics are the slave Epictetus, Nero's preceptor Seneca, and the successful emperor Marcus Aurelius. All of them have famous writings on the practice of stoa, from somewhat different practical standing points, as you can infer by their positions in Roman society.

I highly recommend to fellow wizards the hearing of this audio book from Epictetus Enchiridion. It has good advice indeed to deal with various occasions that can put us off in daily life. Sometimes difficult to attain, but the idea is not to become an ancient philosopher from day to night.
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Homeless Japan Wiz

I made a couple threads about a year ago on homelessness, drifting, and vagabond traveling. A wiz that homeless traveled through Japan recounted his travels in those threads.

Since then I've not been able to forget your experiences and I've thought about them everyday and have wanted to replicate them. I wonder if you're still around wizzie. Anyway, you might remember how I mentioned that I wanted to follow in your steps. Well, I didn't do it. But I'm starting to plan again, and I think I will do it this year.

Are you still out there Japan wiz?
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"Anon, are you gay?"

How many here have had the "Anon, are you gay?" talk or just people in general being convinced you're gay?

FWIW, I don't want to copypasta myself, but my version of that is buried in a thread over here: >>160907 .
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Genetics

I'm wondering how much of our condition is genetic.

I have an uncle who is clearly a sperg, he doesn't do eye contact, he stims and flaps his hands, he isn't social and ignores his family (except me because he's known me since I was a kid).

Although unlike wizards he is obsessed with programming and hobbyist technology (soldering etc), he has a GitHub at 65 years old and his job is repairing commercial refrigerators. Anyways, do you have any family members who you suspect are wizards?
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Unknown somewhat lolcows exchange?

Anybody here follows lolcows that are seriously unknown? I mean unknown to the point where there are no posts about them on the lolcow forums?

Here's some guy I have been following, he goes by the name of red and I genuinely feel bad for the guy, he seemed to just want to find happiness but everything that he used to enjoy is no longer his things including media. Recently he made a big mess up when he traveled all the way to another state to basically asked this succubus out but was rejected because "your not white enough" (all of this while he made a video about it). He's seriously giving the Elliot Rodger vibe since he always unironically always talk about the black pill, crabs, and his appreciation of Elliot not to mention he always talk about wanting a cute gf or something since on his discord he's always like >tfw no cute gf
He's what I call what a robot looks like irl, always suicidal, low esteem claims to be against "chads and stays" while orbiting around succubi but disappointed when succubi reject him. I only wish the best for him imo.
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Small town heroes

Who are your heroes? My heroes are the kind-hearted souls who are passionate with their modest hobbies and live a life of eternal adolescence. Think the guy who lives for anime or the collector or the toy train enthusiast. And who are so genuine gentle and not of this world that they are seen as fossils to the outside world.

Take this gentleman for example. Imagine if all those cds were ps1 games. He could ramble for 15 minutes minimum on all the great memories he had in each, the pros, cons, takeaways and nostalgia of each. Like a dedicated coffee drinker, he knows his stuff and dedicates his existence to it. And oblivious or defiant to the social pressure of groidbreeders, he proudly wears his traditional japanese kimono with pride. These heroes in the shadows are too invested in their own beautiful little inner worlds for you to take notice of them, unless you seek them out, perhaps he visits his local comic book store twice a week or attends a humble midwestern convention once a year. Perhaps you'll catch a glimpse of him picking up a pizza at 11pm in anticipation for a long night of gaming. These small town heroes are part The Big Lebowski, but that character was a bit too tryhard and social and ungenuine. These guys don't need to put on an act to go outside, they are as genuine as can be and make no excuses over preferring a night of pizza and JRPG playthroughs than going out and peacocking and attempting to breed. I salute all these small town heroes, wizard or not, who give hope to us all and make all of our existence a little less darwinian.
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Inability to speak well

Does anyone else suffer from this issue? It seems to me that I have trouble constructing sentences when I am talking to people in real life, and even I get my words mixed up when I talk to myself on camera (I make video journals for myself). The issue gets worse when I argue with someone and my words get slurred. I am jealous of people who can quickly form sentences while I need sometime to make up those sentences. I see these same people who can make fluid conversation and I sometimes wonder if there is something wrong with me. It's like they know instantly what to say and how to say it.

A bit of history: When I was a year old I suffered from a seizure that delayed my ability to articulate speech until the age of 7. My mother told me that when I was 5 I could only speak a couple of words. I was in speech classes in school up all the way to 6th grade.

How does one improve speech?
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Nootropics, marketing hype or life changing drugs?

So recently I've been looking into nootropics, I've never held a job and I'm a HS drop out, so I really hope this is my saving grace. I am hoping they help me study something productive like programming so I can actually achieve something.

Have any of you tried any nootropics and how well did they work?
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are there any fellow neets who are thinking about becoming criminal? who wants to become powerful, self-sufficient, and self-controlling? Sadly, I'm too weak to go down thsi road by myself, and would like to have someone I can lean on, but im friendless.
Would at least like to have a friend who considers himself a bit immoral (one who might not have the values of a normie).
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Science is religion for the current age.

People who think themselves to be intelligent refer to high level concepts in quantum theory and in Biology but have not done calculus 2 or 3 or even studied biology at a college level.

We live our lives the way our elders did. We go to the priests and learn from them the truth about the universe without understanding the base concepts ourselves and repeat what we're told to ourselves for comfort.

The priests are not fools but they do fool others, when they want they will drop misleading information to steer people into a direction they wish.

Science relies on trust, if we do not trust each other, we no longer have science,
if we trust without doubting, we allow these bad actor to enter and start manipulating.

Do you expect a 50 year old bus driver to spend his nights reading up on the latest academic papers, do you expect a succubus with two children to have time to read and understand articles not aimed at the masses?

How can we expect people to fallow science but also not believe through faith alone? Its not possible, science always requires faith, not only on the bases of data and analysis but also faith that people being put into high positions through merit.