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R: 47 / I: 3

books about people who overcome suicide/society

(I know tyler didnt want to die but stil relevant.holyland is very well written)
Anyways Im looking for books about a guy whose life is bad,mainly due to modern society,he fails suicide and then finds a whole new meaning in life.
I survived suicide myself and want to write my own memoir about it and the new life i built and im building now.
This image was compiled by me to quickly give examples of such works.
>manga is fine too,in lesser priority. The works by kaiji's author for example
R: 229 / I: 30

Things normies do that piss you off

>People who shame you for being a wizard/neet
>When family stays at your house and disrupt the peace and comfy nature
>When family scold you for being a neet or degrade you
>When your family give you the "Why aren't you sucsessful?" speech
>Getting compared to others who are better than you, basically saying you're not worth shit
>People who act friendly to you, but talk behind your back
>The "You just need some confidence." Pep talk bullshit
>Pep talks in general, it's just someone acting like they're better than you, talking shit to your face
>People who act like the big boss, or act like hotshots
>People who try way too hard to funny
>People who don't wear deodorant or just look like slobs
>People who glare
>People who act like prissy fags all the time
>People who need to constantly entertained or stimulated
>People who act act morally superior
>Vaping
>Gluttons
>Drunks
>Trailer trash
>Drug abusers
>Child abusers
>Animal abusers
>Losers, not neet wizard losers, but just scummy assholes and pricks, like that
>Shitty parents
>Liars
>Pedophilia and retards who advocate for it
>Cowards
>Self loathing crybabies
>Oversensitive people who get offended easily
>Boomers who think they can talk shit to others and get away with it
>The whole "respect your elders" bullshit, unless they actually deserve respect
>Manipulative assholes
>Greedy people
>People who take politics way too seriously and make it their Identity, same with LGBT stuff
>Consumerism
>Social Media
>Greentexting on anywhere else but imageboards

That's all I got so far.
R: 19 / I: 1

no account on any site?

I don't have an account on any site. Youtube, reddit, facebook, random video game forums, etc. I just lurk. Anyone else the same?
I had a youtube account around 2008 but I forgot the password a long time already. I also had an account on a forum for a RTS game (Age of Mythology) but I also forgot the password 10 years ago already.
So now I have nothing and I don't really miss it.
R: 50 / I: 6

Predetermined life?

Is everything predetermined in the life?
I am not talking about fate but more akin to being born with golden spoon dying with it and reverse.
I really stopped believing how people can turn their life around, the rags to riches story that are repeated to me like mantra, unless they are born incredibly smart/talented which to me is just another factor of predetermination.

What do ya think about this?
R: 49 / I: 6
Were you born unattractive or are you just unattractive because of lack of effort?

I realized recently that my base body is actually apparently attractive. I am 6" and have broad shoulders and a normal looking face.

I have really bad posture, no effort self-haircut, oversized t-shirt + jeans, low muscle, outdated glasses, ec. that makes me ugly.

I don't really care enough to try to be attractive at this point, but it's just something I never really thought about. I guess I should consider myself lucky. I'm curious about others wizards. Are you genetically unattractive?
R: 49 / I: 9

Is having wizard friend in real life any fun

Hi guys
So wizards tend to gravitate towards other lowlifes not only on the internet but also in real life.
But as much as wizards love to shit on normies being boring, wizards are boring buddies too. I mean would you like to meet irl for another sausage party with video games talks? Cringe
R: 95 / I: 12
Don’t know where to post this so it’s going here

I don’t fucking understand religion. I don’t get how the overwhelming majority of human beings on this planet have been duped, or deluded, or what have you into believing these farcical things. It baffles me. How did religion become the dominant way of thinking? Was it all just stories that people took too seriously? Why is it the default? Why do people believe in it? Is it just from being raised into it or do they need it physiologically?

How do people reconcile with the existence of religions other than their own? Do they think their god/s just go around lying to other people? Are there multiple gods but only their’s is the real one? I was not raised religious so it all seems like some grand joke that I’m not in on. Am I the one who’s wrong or am I just looking at this the wrong way? Someone explain why almost every human on this earth believes in some invisible and all powerful being/s based just on the word of others. How do people keep up the delusion? I truly can’t believe it that people take so much stock in the words of their local priest or shaman. Even here religion is everywhere. And religion in particular is such a strange worldview to me because it’s all so specific for being something completely made up. How can someone believe it?
R: 19 / I: 3

Warlock

Is anyone here a warlock?

I am so tired and angry at the world that I no longer care about anything. How do I morph into a warlock?

Warlock thread.
R: 101 / I: 18

Wikipedia Articles

(continuation of >>158200)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random#/random - random article, post if you find anything interesting

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_Hole,_China - resort community in china that is a clone of an american town

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pigging - pipe cleaning method

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MALINTENT - old crime forecasting technology

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_work - known missing works of literature

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rat_king - a collection of rats whose tails are intertwined and bound together

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metcalf_sniper_attack- "the most significant incident of domestic terrorism involving the grid that has ever occurred"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interplanetary_Transport_Network - gravitationally determined pathways through the solar system that require very little energy to navigate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colonization_of_the_Moon - just info about colonizing the moon

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_air_rage_incidents - list of incidents where people lose their minds on airplanes

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man_bites_dog - "rarer events more often appear as news stories, while more common events appear less often"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Pa - mystery man behind countless communist conspiracies in modern africa

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tobashi_scheme - investment scheme to conceal losses (also cool is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_accounting)
R: 236 / I: 14

New homeless thread

(previous thread) https://wizchan.org/wiz/res/162985.html
Post tips and information for homeless or about to be homeless wizards
R: 257 / I: 29

Why can't i figure out how to make money online? Am i retarded?

Seriously, i dont get it.

This should be the golden age for disregarding other humans and being able to sustain yourself in a hugbox of your own creation, and yet, after 15 years of trying, i have not made a dime through online work.

> Tried selling on eBay in the mid-2000s, products eventually went out of fashion or competition blew me out

> Tried 'justcodebrah' more than 5 times, including one compsci attempt, we all know how that turned out kek
> The other four attempts were blends of online courses, FCC, codepen, some git stuff etc
> Familiar with basic procedural and OO code structures, yet this was all 10 years ago and may just be a meme now
> 5 years ago looked into ecommerce again and likely got scammed
> Getting scammed is a common occurrence in my online endeavours

I simply don't get it. I'm dumbfounded at my inability to wrangle even pittance out of the norman webuser, yet, it is i, someone who has limitless amounts of time to work on this, that end up out of pocket and frustrated.
R: 164 / I: 22
Any low IQ or middling IQ wizards out there? How is your life going? Do you believe you are worth less than those with greater intelligence? Does the way a high IQ wizard spend his time and live his life differ drastically from that of a lower IQ?
R: 3 / I: 0

Where do you guys find anime?

It seems to me that many NEET wizzies do nothing but watch anime all day. That would be tens of episodes a day. How do you guys not run out of stuff to watch? Where do you find new shows?
R: 10 / I: 1

Final year of wizardry

Any advice from wizards who have passed the trial? Did you do or feel anything different months before turning 30? Did you celebrate? What magic powers did you acquire in the end? Has anything changed for you since turning 30?

It suddenly occured to me that I'll actually be joining your ranks this year. I had almost forgotten about it. Now I'm a little stumped. I'm not sure if it should feel like a big thing or not.
R: 31 / I: 7
I don't understand why people use drugs. I mean sure, they are pleasurable, but nowadays there's a hell of a lot of other ways to get that same feeling. I remember when I first tried drugs, I thought it was pretty fun. It wasn't until later when I realized I was in fucking debt because of it.
I'm not even going to get into the health risks and the fact that a lot of people who use drugs are fucking idiots, because they'll probably tell me "go fuck yourself" and that'll be the end of it.
R: 46 / I: 5

People knowing you're a wizard

Can normies detect if you're a wizard or a neet? If I ever need to go out in public, I always make sure to hide my power level: shower, brush, comb hair, deodorant, somewhat nice clothes ect.

The last few times I've had a few people turn to look at me and either give me a weird face, or even straight up laugh at me. I've even had one insufferable roastie give me a shit eating smirk when we passed each other.

So what gives?
R: 79 / I: 7

Creation of wizard's happiest life moments

I was reading The Giver and there’s this chapter where the elder, the giver, decides to finally transmit his favorite memory to the young boy who was preparing himself to be his replacement. This memory turns out to be a memory of an idyllic Christmas family celebration, and when I read that it got me thinking about what were my happiest memories, and immediately after about what were the happiest memories that humans can have in the course of their lives. So I searched for “happiest life moments” to see if there existed already a consensus on this, and I found that among what is regarded for many to be the happiest moments of life and consequently their happiest memories there is nothing I’ve had.

>The research revealed that men are happiest at 40 whilst succubi hit their positive peak at 38– citing being fit and healthy, having a great group of friends and feeling confident in their appearance as the main reasons for their bliss.

>The findings show that loving relationships outweigh money and material gains with life’s top ten happiest moments dominated by friends and family.

My happiest memories are of me playing in a cybercafe with some childhood friends, and times when I laughed so hard I could cry, but it's been so long that now it's all blurry and almost forgotten. Happiness in life and the remembrance of said happiness from what I read seem to be so dependent on relationships that is almost a cruel joke.
These past years, for example, even though I'm sure I've experienced some joy, those moments of joy… I cannot remember them and I think that is because I've been alone in every single one of them. It also reminded me of that time when I met my math teacher by chance one evening, I was 15 driving my bike near my old school, and the first thing he asked me was if I still kept in touch with my buddies from that school, I lied to him not to disappoint him, and he replied "That's good. I'm happy to hear that. Never lose touch with your friends. Never because those memories of you and your friends will stay with you forever." he said this agitated and I could see an expression of regret in his face but I remember this clearly because he truly meant and felt that and I even wrote it down in my diary.

Now it's too late for friendship and trying to get those happiest moments that we see in this top ten, and many could argue that most people live unforgettable and meaningless lives, but that doesn't mean that they don't experience happiness or moments of bliss. So I was wondering if there is a way to create this happiest moments all by yourself, and make them as unforgettable as these other moments that I had back when I was a kid.
My happiest moments that I remember are so distant now and before I go I want to know that I lived a somewhat happy life. I want moments that can match in their quality those other memories that normal people report to be their happiest moments.


I think it's impossible, and nothing comes to mind, so I'm asking for your help.

https://www.beaglestreet.com/media/revealed-happiest-moments-in-life/
R: 45 / I: 4

The lustful wizard

Why do lusty people tend to be kinder and loving, whereas puritrons tend to be bitter and hateful?

Scientifically speaking, here are the medically known side effects of masturbation and porn-watching:

- Zero.

If you have a pre-existing mental illness, you will feel depressed, anxious, lethargic, abulic, etc., no matter whether you jerk it or not, so might as well satisfy your basic needs while seeing a therapist.
R: 21 / I: 4

Romance Movies

Are there any other wizzies that are unable to watch romantic movies anymore? Or those type of movies with a sort of relationship between a man and succubus as a central premise of the movie?

I find myself in that situation more and more. A friend who I really rate for a good taste in movies recommended me a number of Rom-Coms and romantic dramas recently. I looked them up on the usual sites (IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, etc) and to my surprise they all have a fairly good rating which normally would convince me to watch them. But I just can not bring myself to give them a go for obvious reasons. Being 31 year old guy who's never had a relationship with a succubus the idea of a romance movie just sickens me to no end even though there was a time in my earlier life where I liked some of these type of movies like Amelie, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and There's Something About Mary. You know, the time of your early life when you were still full of hope and these type of movies would trigger a sparkle of optimism out of you.

The films he recommended:

Me and Earl and the Dying succubus (2015)
Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
About Time (2013)
Palm Springs (2020)
500 Days Of Summer (2009)

Are these worth watching from a wizards perspective? What's your opinion on these type of movies in general?
R: 110 / I: 16

Cabin in the Forest

Many of us here inspire to live the hermit life in nature. I thought I would make a thread to discuss this worthy cause. This is a thread not to discuss the mere desire to live alone in a cabin in the woods, but to seriously discuss the possibilities, logistics, pros and cons, and the reality that would be living as such.
R: 120 / I: 21
is consuming media the single biggest waste of one's time? watching tv shows, movies and anime, playing video games VN, listening to music, reading books and manga, is it all worthless junk? should not the one focus instead on creating things and learning skills instead of mindlessly consuming media and escapism?
R: 14 / I: 2
How do I become a psychopath and lose empathy? I hate those times, when I all I had to do to make a logical and right decision is to not listen to some whiny bitch shitting his pants while simultaneously screaming
>NA U CCANT DU THAT DATS WRANG AND AND AND
Fuck all of them. The flock of sheep was only holding me back from becoming their shepherd. Fuck them.
R: 35 / I: 0

Any wiz living with richfag parents?

My parents are very wealthy (for the country i live in) and im a 27 neet.
Naturally the vast majority of threads and posts are from people that are from average or poor backgrounds since thats the majority of people but how do people deal with living with well off parents?
For some background both my parents come from extremely poor upbringings but managed to come out on top in the end mainly from my father, i was lucky enough that he isnt the type to think his son should become extremely successful like him, he only wants me to become 'well off' (basically middle class)

But i remember in school (was your average school) the other rich kids all had parents who wanted their children to become somewhat wealthy like them which if you quickly think about it isnt a completely wrong train of thought since you "should" have more opportunity and time than the parents had (who were all poor when young). These kids suffered quite a lot from the pressure and only a few that i've ever followed up on have done somewhat decently since.
Back to the point, what are parents expectations with you, your relationship with them and how they handle their child being a neet and/or societal failure when in their eyes you got many more chances at a successful life than they most likely had.
R: 131 / I: 12

Sex Drive

Is it possible overcome your sex drive? I'm 32 years old and I just can't seem to stop thinking about succubi all the time. I understand the pointlessness of erotica but I really can't help it.

I've come a long way to acknowledge the fact that due to my severe schizoid personality disorder I will never have a romantic relationship with a female ever. That thought wouldn't be so problematic if my sexual instinct wouldn't hinder me to live in peace and comfort. I probably spend 2 to 3 hours on workdays looking at erotica - on weekends it's possibly 4 to 5 hours a day. I understand it's a lot and I hate myself for every minute of it. It's absolutely sickening me.

I tried Nofap and lasted for 3 days but ultimately my mind collapsed under the pressure. I rather realized that Nofap is just a meme that may work for normiefags who have already been engaged in sexual relationships before and had the chance to release themselves but not really with a person who's been sex depraved for his entire life.

Any thoughts or methods on suppressing your sex drive? Preferably without the use of drugs and medicine.
R: 11 / I: 0

Stimulants for productivity

What is your experience with using stimulants for productivity? I mean proper stims like amphetamine, methylphenidate, other ADHD meds, etc. While I can't get these drugs easily I can order research chemical stimulants that are chemically similar to these drugs, for example the image is a picture of 2-FMA, which reddit says is better than Adderall for productivity. I've never used RCs though, I only used Adderall in high school briefly but my psychiatrist stopped prescribing it after I overdosed on heroin (long story, clean now). Anyways, what are your experiences with stimulants for productivity and focus?
R: 1 / I: 0
How much of peoples lives do you think are determined by outside forces in their life that are above their own will and that largely affect their subconscious? I'm talking for example about people making major life decisions not because of, or even in spite of, their plans and ideology, but because their body or world was moving a certainy
direction and they ended up succumbing to these forces? I do, I think the subconscious drives control peoples behaviors more than anything else, I think most people don't expect or realize it and never do realize that their actions were definately predetermined and not by any decision of their own waking intellectual mind. People probably get married, have kids, work or dont, stay virgins or dont, espouse certain political beliefs, because of the general movement of the machine of the world. You didnt choose to be here, your family didnt choose to have that number of children, even if they think they did. Their religion did, or their parents did, or the economic state did. They never had a choice. I think many people who post here, maybe ~40%, will end up having kids. I genuinely believe they think they won't, but I think life doesn't give people a choice. This is maybe all the more reason to want to control your own celibacy, and I know most people will think "surely though, I know I at least direct my will" but all the same I think the world influences our actions more than our personal thoughts do. This isn't about sex per say, although it is relevant to this board in particular, and I'm not trying to accuse people of not being wizardly. But I do genuinely believe some posters are too normal to prevent the inevitable. I think even things like revolution are just because the economy influenced the populace in the same way a natiral disaster influences a river. They didn't choose to revolt, their country simply went through a natural cycle. One which they could not have prevented either.
R: 168 / I: 28

Carnivorism / Meat eating / Paleo

https://frankiesfreerangemeat.com
https://www.localharvest.org/

Getting popular lately. This is the opposite of a poor peasant's diet. Feudal lords ate mostly meat. Mongols had two food groups, meat and dairy, and they ate both of these raw & fermented.

Today I finally told my mom I will be making all my own food from now on, as I've been lazy and weak and have eaten junk food she buys. I'm in control of my diet now though. I'll eat a tiny amount of non-animal products when I feel like it, e.g. garlic, spicy peppers, dark chocolate, maybe mushrooms.

I noticed today that my teeth are looking much better. Spending hours eating beef belly probably took off tartar. It's difficult to rip off pieces when it's raw, lots of pulling. I ate it fresh one day and ate it fermented for one day the next. There was ammonia or something on the bottom, just like in that fermented shark stuff. I don't even feel so insecure about my teeth that I need to hide hide them anymore. They're still quite yellow and some are see through a bit. Pretty much okay if someone doesn't examine them closely. When I ate lots of meat and ate S.A.D. food, when I didn't brush my teeth at night I woke up and I had lots more plaque or something on my teeth than normal. I think vitamin k2 mk. 4 and vitamin d together might cause calcium to get into my teeth and make them white again. I'll report in a month or two. If that happens I might try eating bones a bit harder than fish spines and chicken wing tips.

Looking forward to receiving lamb brains this week. I hear when they are fermented for a while they taste like stinky cheese.
R: 31 / I: 0
Why do most people(normalfags) look at voluntary celibacy as something bad? Why do they think like this?
R: 163 / I: 18

Ejaculation and Magic Mana loss.

I'm doing a scientific survey on the count of ejaculations an average /wiz/ard performs in a week.
I'd appreciate honesty, for science's sake.
I've had a breakthrough in finding a link between magic casting power and mana loss via semen ejaculation.
Please state how many times a week you ejaculate on average.
We can also discuss anything related, about the loss on critical nutrients during ejaculation and the detrimental effects it has on ageing.
R: 105 / I: 5
You guys are all in favour of antinatalism, right? I mean, do any of you actually find it offensive or counterfactual?
R: 3 / I: 0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_siJRgDlddY

It's the tenth time i hear this song today.
I thought i'd never feel bad like this again. I can feel shivers down my spine and senseless fear just for being alive. Immense will to cry but seems like i've no tears.
Yet i look in the mirror and see a nice body and have a nice job still another year alone at home. But that's not what concerns me, actually, i don't know what it is.
Just wanted to talk to someone. Already grabbed my pistol with deep breaths a lot of times too.
I used to feel like this like 10 years ago. Thought getting a job i'd get friends, a girlfriend which would change my life, thought getting more and more active on sports would give me enough serotonin to carry on, a car to ride away… The years pass by but nothing seems to change.
Seems like everything i do different it's a way to run away from my ghosts but they always find me back.
R: 29 / I: 4

Possible future of humanity.

I asked this question on other chans, but I haven't acquired meaningful responses. So, the topic I want to discuss with fellow wizards is human cloning. If humanity will go by this path, sex will become practically useless. We will be able to be wizards, but it won't affect the population growth, as cloning facilites are going to be controlled by the government. To make this real, only thing required is to throw away all ethical concerns and allow geneticists to extensively research new ways of replicating humans artificially. What do you think of such future?
R: 222 / I: 10
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
R: 7 / I: 1
NEW ZEALAND/AUSTRALIAN Wizards. I want to build a comfy NEET commune, any of you boys keen? I have a bit of wealth tied up in assets, we can all rent/buy a large house down south in Hokitika or somewhere cheap. With economies of scale, we'll have lots of money for copes, and won't be alone.
R: 26 / I: 1
How do you prepare to survive during this crisis?

First, sorry for my bad English.

The main reason - there is no new niches anymore. During the 90s there were games and computers industries, during the 00s there were mobile and online industries. I feel like now there is no new areas to work for many people. Maybe, medical research can be one, but it's too hard to get a job there. Also - ML can be one, but it's hard to find any ideas for ML apps for a lot of people.

So, I always consider the worst case. In that case I prepare for high unemployment everywhere. My family has a small house with a garden in a village and I prepare to go there for the next years. I think to grow buckwheat there because buckwheat has a lot of vitamins and almost has anything what our bodies need. The only problem - how to get real money (not so much, but enough to buy some really needful stuff). It seems that in the modern world there is no any method to get real money even if the person tries hard (big competition everywhere). As I said - I consider the worst way (social darwinism).

I want to survive for the next years because I want to see new discoveries (on medial research, in general). I admit the idea of reincarnation and this life (probable) - the only life from billions of my previous and next reincarnations (as insects, animals, primitive people and other creatures) where I have a chance to get out from this reincarnation circle. I know that sounds weird, but we all live in a weird reality, you know.

I checked current possibilities to make real money in social darvinism (I don't want to rob other people because those people are slaves of Nature, as me. Other people are unfortunate brothers and sisters for me).

Offline job/freelance. - Big competition.
Create sites/apps/small games. - Too small money and too big chance don't get any profit.

I think to do a non-small game in the next years, but I'm not sure this can bring a profit in the future. New unique content is cheap now, many people do new unique content now for free or for small money.

Maybe you have some other ideas or some other information how to survive for the next years. I would be glad to hear you. Thanks!
R: 17 / I: 3
Would any older wizards like to share how does "being a wizard" feel like once you get old? I mean people who are older than 40s at least.
R: 14 / I: 1

A comfy life or a worthwhile one?

I'm facing a dilemma whether to live an easy, comfortable life or a harder, perhaps more worthwhile one. I understand that I'm privileged to even be faced with such a problem and most people on this site have it worse than me. If you're in a bad situation and struggling to make ends meet this post may be annoying to you, you have been warned.

I remember when I was at university and was struggling socially so bad. All I wanted is to stay home, with my cats, with a nice garden, read books, watch TV, sit in the garden, go cycling. I can have that now. I could rent a house in the suburbs or in the countryside. I could have a comfy life, without any conflicts, internal or external. Without any aggressive, violent people bothering me. I envision myself living life on easy mode: masturbating every day, drinking milk with cocoa, baking cookies, playing with cats I would adopt, playing video games, reading books, doing some work whenever I feel like it. It's a life I always dreamed of as a child - I was forced to train a sport competitively, go on camps where I suffered. I just wanted something "easy" and "nice".
I spend very little money and have gained a good reputation as a programmer + have made some programs that give me passive income + made some investments. That's why I would be able to have this. I also understand that I'm having a better life than most throughout human history.

There is beauty in struggling though, in overcoming your childhood, your fucked-up upbringing, there is beauty to be found in a chilly morning walk at 4AM when everyone's asleep and you are exploring the forest or meadow (pic related).
I know I was not allowed to develop fully by my domineering, perverse, depressed mother. And I've been struggling to psychologically get out of her influence, and I have had some successes. I moved out of my parents' house (using money from another family member) and don't stay in touch with them, and my personality changed over time - I'm not so afraid of people anymore.
I searched for a therapist, went to 6 in the last 3 years and recently found one who's really smart and actually cares. I have little relation to myself, little knowledge of how I feel, what I want and need. I have always had to ignore my feelings, my pain. The other kids in school were impressed that when they did something to me like twisting my arms, I didn't show any pain.

Live in a safe, comfortable fantasy land, or confront myself with the reality of my life, my childhood and live in the real world? What do you people think? Anyone struggles similarly? I think I have already made a choice for a more conscious and more difficult life, though. Perhaps did it when I left my parents.
R: 64 / I: 13
how are you in real life anon? do you come off as a normal person?
i'm average weight
average height
i think im come off pretty normal in real life, other than i sometimes can't find the words when speaking and i apparently come off as insecure, and i don't groom myself too well but in the end i think im pretty normal.
What about you anon?
R: 31 / I: 2
Researchers identify a new personality construct that describes “an ongoing feeling that the self is a victim”, the Tendency for Interpersonal Victimhood (TIV). It involves 4 dimensions: moral elitism, a lack of empathy, the need for recognition, and rumination.

https://www.psypost.org/2020/12/researchers-identify-a-new-personality-construct-that-describes-the-tendency-to-see-oneself-as-a-victim-58753

How do you think this applies to Wizards? Do you believe many people here suffer from TIV?

The definition for rumination used here is "the focused attention on the symptoms of one's distress, and on its possible causes and consequences, as opposed to its solutions"
R: 212 / I: 30

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: 45 / I: 1

Truck Driving

>I just want a solitary job.
>Low expectations.
>Actually available to find work in.
>Decent pay would be nice too.
Doesn't truck driving fit a lot of the bill here? You're alone on the road for the vast majority of the time. At least where I live I've always been able to find tons of ads for truck drivers. Also, from those same ads, it seems that most truck drivers make pretty decent coin? Any truckers have anything to add?

Is truck driving the most wizardly job that's within reach for most?
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School

What was your school life like? Was it hell? I came close to dropping out like four times.
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Passions and interests

What are your hobbies and passions in life? What makes you feel motivated to learn about and do, and that makes life worth living for you? What do you enjoy?
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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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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.”.
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The notion of ''failed normalfag''

I feel this is one of the most broadly interpreted notions in the chan communities. What is the most accurate definition of a failed normalfag? Am I a failed normalfag If I have once been somewhat happy and content at some periods in my life? I have had close friends but lost them due to life circumstances so to say, I've lost passion for my hobbies and studies over time. But I've never been fully integrated into society. Due to my delusions prior, I considered myself integrated… It's all so confusing
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Veganism

Any vegan wizzies?

Why or why not are you vegan?

"From these practices it is perfectly evident that it is not for nourishment or need or necessity, but out of satiety and insolence and luxury that they have turned this lawless custom into a pleasure. Then, just as with succubi who are insatiable in seeking pleasure, their lust tries everything, goes astray, and explores the gamut of profligacy until at last it ends in unspeakable practices; so intemperance in eating passes beyond the necessary ends of nature and resorts to cruelty and lawlessness to give variety to appetite." - Plutarch the Platonist

All great wisdom traditions such as the Pythagoreans, Platonists, Rishis of India, Buddhists, etc were vegetarians and vegans. Great men like Pythagoras, Socrates, Plato, Plotinus, Porphyry, Plutarch, other Platonists, the legendary Rishis of India, Gotama Buddha and his spiritual descendants, Nikola Tesla (a most legendary wiz who gave us everything in the modern world), Leonardo DaVinci, Isaac Newton, all vegetarians/vegans.

Furthermore, veganism is irrefutable. The arguments are impossible to refute and the science sides with veganism. And the decadence which has been brought about by the higher consumption of animal products is palpable in society. Not only do you suffer physically from eating animal products, you also suffer spiritually, intellectually, and karmically. It has been proven to be the ideal diet wholistically and for all stages of life.

If I may say so myself, veganism is the wiz diet.
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The NEET Village

13 Japanese NEETs decided to pool their resources, with the help of an NGO, they were able to find an abandoned elementary school to move into in a rural mountain town.
The population of the town is only 9 people with an average age of 80.
They are setting up a sunflower oil business out of both irony and long term NEETing options.
Spending their days reading manga, avoiding work and talking to the town's old people.
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I am in fucking army of r*ssia for 6 months already.
Imagine if you're forced to wake up by the same exact time, do the same exact bullshit, get screamed at for someone else's faults, hang around normalfags 24/7 without ANY opportunity to be alone, and everyone thinks you are the retard.
Fun facts: we dont have a store to buy shit, our cards are locked away from us so some cunt can just steal your money, normal phones and Internet are forbidden, and we MIGHT get access to 2000-s tier phone in the end of the week. And we also get paid (probably) 2000 in local currency (30-ish dollars) per month.
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Tic Disorder & Tourette's Syndrome

Not sure if this belongs here or on /dep/ but I'll take a shot here:
Do you have any tics? Just vocal tics, just motor tics, or maybe you have Tourette's Syndrome and have both kinds of tics? How has this affected your life? Have you been shamed and bullied because of it? Or maybe you don't have this problem but you've known people who do?

I've had tics ever since I was in grade school. Mostly vocal tics. One day I got sick, I had to keep clearing my throat, and then I would make a short "hmm" grunting sound to test if my throat had cleared. But I kinda just never stopped making these noises. Over the past decades I've lost some tics, gained some new ones, had old ones come back, just a never ending evolution of annoying sounds that I subconsciously feel are necessary to do.

I've never been officially diagnosed, usually this is diagnosed in kids, but my parents never could afford to take me to doctors for stuff. Instead they would just yell at me, or insult me, or mock me; I hate the mockery most of all, why did my shameful grunt compel others to imitate the grunt with a stupid fucking grin on their face? My parents, siblings, anyone nearby when I was at school, it's so fucking demoralizing. At least my parents didn't hit me when I did it (though my brother did). At this point as an adult, an official diagnosis won't really do anything to help me, not like there's a cure or anything.

I really don't know what to expect posting this here. I tried searching related terms but I don't think I found any mentions of this in any active threads. If you post about this anywhere else on the internet, literally ANYWHERE, there will ALWAYS be at least ONE person who says something along the lines of, "I hate people like you, you just want attention, I beat up people in school like you and feel no remorse, I would kill you right now if I could". Why does this incite such rage? Every single time I realize that I am making some stupid sound I hate myself. Every single time I decide "I'm not going to make that noise ever again" but then in a few minutes I notice that I'm doing it again. I'm constantly worrying if someone heard me make some stupid noise. Some people, like those who tell others "Just don't be depressed", refuse to accept or just can't understand that it's a neurological disorder, it's not just "a habit", it's not some little quirk we decided to adopt to stand out. They say "just stop making noises". It's an urge that will never ever go away. You feel an urge to blink and you can decide not to blink but the urge gets stronger and stronger. Now some smartasses will say "uhm but sweetie blinking is actually necessary" but that is EXACTLY THE POINT - this disorder causes your body to FEEL like it IS as necessary as blinking. You may know it isn't, but on a subconscious level, you will never feel any relief until you make your stupid noise!
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Extremely Avoidant Wizards?

I have no interest in friends at all, I am diagnosed schizophrenic so it's likely why, I'm a NEET for life living off neetbux. I feel fully happy and content with my life, I only really realize how strange it is, when my life and what makes me happy (solitude) is not common at all. Am I truly less? I always worry what my therapist and psychologist think. They've never said anything, maybe it's common for this disorder to just truly not care or desire friends or relationships. I have a discord, but I only use it to read / lurk. If I go out irl, I will observe. I rarely speak. I'm happy with my life and enjoy it a lot. I feel normal, it's very interesting I suppose. I don't feel the depression or isolation other neets experience. Just pure joy. Anyone similar? I'm curious, I feel very much alone in my life choices and preferences.
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Fragile X Syndrome FXS/Martin-Bell

Do any other wizards here have Fragile X Syndrome? I have been reading about it and it explains my condition better than autism/schizophrenia syndromes though it does seem to manifest autism spectrum(ASD) traits.
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Covert Automutilation

I want to induce severe physical pain unto my flesh as to distract from my mental suffering. I dont want scars to attentionwhore with cause Im not a foid. Scarless automutiliation requires creativity and maybe you have good ideas.



Ive already tried holding tightly ice cubes in hands. Not satisfactory at all.



I really want for a long time to set myself on fire. But this is hard to do without receiving on lookers. And it gets scars. I thought about making small campfire and standing in it with my legs. That be sweet though I dont want to seek medical attention for burn wounds on my legs. How can you prevent damage that goes to the extent of necessitating of requering medical attention. Any salves I can smear on my legs after or treat it myself?



Besides immolation I would love to stab a pocket knife in my stomach. That would under aforementioned conditions not be possible sadly.



Any ideas on dyi dealing with burn wounds on my legs and other covert selfharm tactics?
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concern about growing old

I recently become convinced i'll live to be very old,like 80+ and im scared or starled about it.
loneliness,possible damage to vital functions,the surely dystopian future,etc.

how can I prepare?how can I stop my body from degenerating?I started a series of anti-aging measures such as cold therapy and caloric restriction. Im 25 now,still live with parents.So i guess i will live half my life alone.
Im also considering taking the vow of brahmacharya, 12 years. If it works as planned i would have some decades to enjoy the glory brought by brahmacharya.
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Is anyone else here completely okay with being a loser at life?

It makes no difference to me if I'm successful, have a good career, don't, have lots of money. All I care about is having a roof over my head and enough food in the pantry.

I spent years being miserable trying to have a career and get moving ahead in life. But once I realized that didn't matter to me, I suddenly became happier quitting my job and being a loser.
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Space thread

For anything space related.
I remember in year 2015 when the satellite thingy arrived at pluto. That was awesome to see those pics.
Here is some cool video I found on youtube it comes with cool music too

>anon

>you have been chosen to be sent to the international space exploration program
>you will be sent to a faraway planet in a high tech space vessel to explore and report back home whatever you might find out
>it travels with 1000x light speed and has enough supplies for 100 years of life
>it also comes with a 4K camera, infrared, high speed internet connection and a surround system so you can play music to aliens you might find
>you are connected to Houston space station 24/7 for questions and you will be given an instruction into your new space vehicle
would you accept or decline, anon?

and more importantly, where would you travel to?
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Best Wizchan Threads

What are your favourite wizchan threads of all time?
Link to the the archive/cached page of them
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So long, space cowboys.

Time has changed, and so has the internet and myself. Last week, I realized
that even though I have used internet to get my social fix to get away from
loneliness, I realized that I was only making that loneliness worse. You can not
hide from loneliness. I used to pride myself into being a hardcore outcast,
often rejecting potential relationships, friendships, missing out on invites, holidays
etc. and I realized that too much isolation can kill you. As a teenager, you think you can
conquer everything, until reality hits you in adulthood and you realize that you
need real compassion from a real human being. Video games, pornography, internet discussion,
and internet fights all seem fun and dandy when you're a teenager, but there comes a time
where those pleasures won't help you.

I've been getting therapy and I'm scheduled for a job interview this Thursday. 4chan, 8chan,
lookism, crabs.me etc. all have taught me something and that is that being miserable and
having a pessmistic view on life only causes more suffering, not less. There is
no reason to suffer. We humans often try to rationalize everything, but sometimes all we need is to experience is life, and love.

Change is possible, and I hope every single of you wizards find happiness at some
point in your lives. Wizchan was the last chansite I browsed, as it wasn't as edgy as 4chan, and I could find some meaningful discussion here, but alas, it can not replace real human
connection.

This marks the end of my whole internet journey. Thank you all for being there
for me at times when I needed some discussion. God bless.
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Why do wizards here appear to be well versed on Gnostic Christianity but never mention Neoplatonism? I find it to be a valid alternative to Gnosticism because it encourages intellectual contemplation and asceticism without connoting matter and the physical world as a pernicious source of evil. Unlike in Gnostic theology, the Neoplatonic Demiurge isn't a demonic entity, but merely the divine craftsman of the universe, the physical realm an imperfect copy of the higher intellectual realm, and human souls generally take part in a collective world-soul to which individual souls can ascend by pursuing an ascetic lifestyle, experiencing the universe as a whole oneness through negative Apophatic theology and practicing introspection on a daily basis.
I'm not quite articulate and my post may appear confusing, but I recommend every interested wizard to take a look at the Enneads, here's a passage that i'd like to share to give you a taste of what Neoplatonism is about:
>"Nevertheless, how will you discover the beauty which their excellent soul possesses? Withdraw within yourself, and examine yourself. If you do not yet therein discover beauty, do as the artist, who cuts off, polishes, purifies until he has adorned his statue with all the marks of beauty. Remove from your soul, therefore, all that is superfluous, straighten out all that is crooked, purify and illuminate what is obscure, and do not cease perfecting your statue until the divine resplendence of virtue shines forth upon your sight, until you see temperance in its holy purity seated in your breast. When you shall have acquired this perfection; when you will see it in yourself; when you will purely dwell within yourself; when you will cease to meet within yourself any obstacle to unity; when nothing foreign will any more, by its admixture, alter the simplicity of your interior essence; when within your whole being you will be a veritable light, immeasurable in size, uncircumscribed by any figure within narrow boundaries, unincreasable because reaching out to infinity, and entirely incommensurable because it transcends all measure and quantity; when you shall have become such, then, having become sight itself, you may have confidence in yourself, for you will no longer need any guide."
There are plenty of philosophers which through late antiquity contributed to the development of Neoplatonic theology, but I prefer sticking to Plotinus and Damascius because I'm not fond of the overly systematic theology of Iamblichus and Proclus.
Has anyone else ever considered becoming a Neoplatonist here?
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I'm Thinking of Ending Things

This movie is absolutely amazing, one of the best I have ever seen. Even after watching the book it managed to impress me, despite knowing the plot and ending.

This is both an amazing film and also I feel Charlie Kaufman's pinnacle as a screenwriter, almost a goodbye at the end of his career.

Focusing on the movie, it is so well written. There are so many details that could only be displayed in the film format (e.g., the shot late on of a hand on the wheel and the succubus's face as though she is driving) and also as typical of Charlie Kaufman there is the referencing to his own movies and career, including Adaptation (the notion of a "twin" who is living out one's fantasies of success - the guy who "gets the succubus" in the romantic movie within the film,), Eternal Sunshine (the idea of memories but also the shot from above of the car in the snow top-left of screen, like the ice with the crack in it from the Eternal Sunshine… movie poster), Synechdoche (with the "stalker" who is actually the character from the future stalking him throughout the movie). It is fucking fantastic.

The risk he takes in allowing his characters to read out poems, to recite verbatim a movie review which is relevant to this film as well as the film that the review was about in real life (the character himself is viewing his life back as though it is a movie). At the beginning of the movie Jacob says that his girlfriend is "ideal", which is obviously true in two ways, and then says that he will read out this poem about an idealised succubus and says "It goes like this…" or "I'll read it, it begins like this.." and then she interrupts him and the rest of the movie is the poem about this idealised succubus (i.e., an idealised life, in part) being recited in the form of actions and memories.

This movie really left an impression. It deals with regret, haunting memories, the inability to accurately remember people to the point where their characters are rather absurd or like patchwork quilts constructed from their various periods and other smaller memories associated with them. The fact the movie also suggests early on that it is a classic horror movie, and retains that sense of dread and the possibility that is a horror movie and then reveals it is in fact a horror movie but not the kind we are used to. An absolute masterpiece.
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Brain chemicals, is that all there is?

Is that all i am doing anything for?
When i disregard other humans and turn to philosophy, is that just a cope by brain chemicals wishing to get some reaction from doing so?
>Dopamine
>Serotonin
>Norepinephrine
>Glutamate
Are these my true rulers?
Is the demiurge in fact the architect of my neurotransmitters?
Then there's the hormones
>Cortisol
>Melatonin
>Testosterone
>Oxytocin
> Ghrelin
What the hell? I didn't ask for any of this and i don't understand what's going on
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shaving your head

did you shave your head? My hair is terrible quality and rough and curls up itself, I also had a bad habit of touching/fidgeting my hair when thinking . I decided to just shave it today.
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Anhedonia

How do I get rid of this? It is driving me insane. It has been getting worse every year and now I am at a point where I no longer enjoy anything. And I see no way out, I see only how it will get worse. But I am tired of living like this.

Is there a way out of anhedonia?
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minimalist life-style

Anyone else want to get rid of material possesions,reject them in principle and not only in fact,and live as frugally as possible?
Im considering pulling it off,but combining it with travel,it will be hard,a lot of areas to work on,but I think its the right path for me
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Parents are trying to arrange a marriage for me because they want grand children and their genes to be passed on for generations. Any wizards with experience rejecting arranged marriages? How do I do it without upsetting my parents? I've told them I'm asexual but my mom has caught me fapping to anime tiddies before so I don't think it will work….. I don't want to be tied down by a three dimensional pig. They think that if I get a girlfriend I'll start wageslaving and paying for rent…. Any advice? I want to continue to be a lazy NEET without doing any normal productive things like settling in with a wife and a job, I find it restrictive and I won't be able to buy anime figurines if I have to support a succubus with my wage slave paychecks. I saw a few pictures of her and she's ugly as fuck.
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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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NEET World Order

How do you feel about the current re-education of the gerneral population into isolated social retards? Clubs and bars will all die and human connection is on the verge of basically being criminalized. When this conmtinues for year, which many "experts" are predicting, what you are left with is a complete numb population who is even less likely to repoduce and more likely to be manipulated and controlled. I find it very ironic that the likes of me who never fitted into society have always been living the life of the absolute poster-child of the NWO. Now society is adapting to me by force and I find myself in the weird position of trying to rebel against my own lifestyle.
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"Deradicalization" of young men and apprentices by society at large.

What do you think of this? Do you believe there exists a plot centered around preventing supposed outcasts from causing havok in a social sense?
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Would you accept the robot's offer?

I'm not sure if I would accept it, on the one hand infinite pleasure for entirety seems appealing, but I'm also not sure if it would be the "right" choice. I feel like it would deny me the possibility to figure out the true nature of reality and consciousness and what our purpose is, if such a thing is even possible. I feel very conflicted. Ultimately this dilemma makes me question my own life, as a hikiNEET who spends all day on the computer watching anime and YouTube. Am I denying myself the possibility of finding true meaning and the answers to reality? Is that even possible or am I just delusional? I recently came across a series of scientific papers that claim that consciousness is able to interact with reality in non materialistic ways, many of them have participants try to predict the results of an RNG computer, and they find that they are actually able to predict it with statistical significance! It really is quite incredible and it sparked something within me that I had not felt in many years, wonder.

My first intuition was that this could prove that the mind in a way creates its own reality and outcomes (aka. Law of Attraction), as many of you may know, there is a concept in quantum physics called the multiverse theory, the idea is that since electrons move randomly around an nucleus of an atom, then there is universe for every possible outcome that could result from the location of the electron (aka. there is an infinite branching of universes at every moment as an electron has a choice of an infinite number of points it could land on around the nucleus of the atom, think of a circle, there are an infinite number on possible points on the circumference of the circle, an atom has a "sphere" of probability surrounding it that determines the location that the electron can land on). Now if consciousness could actually influence random events, as these studies conclude, then could it be possible that we could determine consciously or subconsciously which multiverse worldline we end up in? Could we end up in a better worldline just by believing we will? This is basically the law of attraction.

Anyways to get back to the original question, I guess I won't take the robot's offer, I want to learn more about my consciousness.

>Correlations of Random Binary Sequences with Pre-Stated Operator Intention

https://web.archive.org/web/20140720143525/http://www.princeton.edu/~pear/pdfs/1997-correlations-random-binary-sequences-12-year-review.pdf
>The Random Number Generatorand Group Meditation
http://www.deanradin.com/papers/RNG%20Mason.pdf
>Operator-Related Anomalies in a Random Mechanical Cascade
https://web.archive.org/web/20050823003550/http://www.princeton.edu/~pear/Allen_Press/2RMCi0892-3310-002-02-0155.pdf
>Count Population Profiles in Engineering Anomalies Experiments
https://web.archive.org/web/20050823003550/http://www.princeton.edu/~pear/Allen_Press/4CPP%20i0892-3310-005-02-0205.pdf
>Experiments in Remote Human/Machine Interaction
https://web.archive.org/web/20050823003550/http://www.princeton.edu/~pear/Allen_Press/6REM%20i0892-3310-006-04-0311.pdf
>Series Position Effects in Random Event Generator Experiments
https://web.archive.org/web/20050823003550/http://www.princeton.edu/~pear/Allen_Press/7SPE%20i0892-3310-008-02-0197.pdf
>A Linear Pendulum Experiment: Effects of Operator Intention on Damping Rate
https://web.archive.org/web/20050823003550/http://www.princeton.edu/~pear/Allen_Press/8Pen%20i0892-3310-008-04-0471.pdf
>Correlations of Random Binary Sequences
https://web.archive.org/web/20050823003550/http://www.princeton.edu/~pear/correlations.pdf
>Gender Differences in Human/Machine Anomalies
https://web.archive.org/web/20050823003550/http://www.princeton.edu/~pear/Allen_Press/dunne12_1.pdf
>Mind/Machine Interaction Consortium: PortREG Replication Experiments
https://web.archive.org/web/20050823003550/http://www.princeton.edu/~pear/Allen_Press/mind_machine14_4.pdf
>The MegaREG Experiment: Replication and Interpretation
https://web.archive.org/web/20050823003550/http://www.princeton.edu/~pear/Allen_Press/MegaREG.pdf
>FieldREG Anomalies in Group Situations
https://web.archive.org/web/20050823003550/http://www.princeton.edu/~pear/Allen_Press/tenFRi0892-3310-010-01-0111.pdf
>FieldREGII: Consciousness Field Effects: Replications and Explorations
https://web.archive.org/web/20050823003550/http://www.princeton.edu/~pear/FRII.pdf
>A DYNAMIC PK EXPERIMENT WITH INGO SWANN
https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/document/cia-rdp96-00787r000200130005-3
>A REMOTE ACTION EXPERIMENT WITH A PIEZOELECTRIC TRANSDUCER
https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/document/cia-rdp96-00787r000300300001-7
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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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Question: Virtual Reality

Hey Wiz,

I'm writing a novel about virtual reality at the moment, where the main character considers whether he would rather live in an idyllic artificial world of his own creation, with the help of a company who profits from allowing such an experience, or in the so-called "real" world which we all inhabit where he feels out of place, depressed, full of regret, and so on.

May I ask whether you personally would sacrifice your life in this reality, as depressing as it may be, for a life in your own necessarily solipsistic but more comfortable reality with the aid of technology?

I would be interested in hearing your thoughts / justifications either way.
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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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How do you make time move more slowly?

Between work days I only have a small amount of free time and I want to make it last as long as I can.

But instead of I waste it all in a blink of comfortable procrastination and it's time to go to sleep already.
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Hi Wizards,

Has anyone here ever travelled or gone on some kind of unplanned, long-term journey without a destination? I remember reading the threads of the Wiz who travelled to Japan and slept rough for several months. I'm just looking for any advice, experience, tips etc about how to camp safely, how much a person would need to pay for gear etc.
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Celibacy

Before I begin, I want to mention that I’m using the word celibacy to mean NO SEX, NO PORN, and NO MASTURBATION.

Currently I’m on psychiatric medications that kill my sex drive. I haven’t masturbated or looked at porn, 2D or 3D, in months. However, I may have to get off these medications at some point for other reasons. Truly celibate wizards, how do you manage it? How do you avoid the desire to fap?
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What are some of your favorite philosophical, deep, spiritual, and metaphysical views? regardless of whether you believe in them or not.

I consider myself a kind of dualistic variant of Schopenhauer. I agree with most of Schopenhauer ethical views regarding animal welfare, antinatalism, anti-progressivism, ascetism, compassion, and much more, but I disagree with his monistic metaphysics though I sympathize with his later use of Platonic Forms. I think the dualism of Mani and Empedocles were closer to the Truth. There are fundamentally two mutually antagonistic Wills of Love/order/good and Strife/chaos/evil.
Schopenhauer respected the cosmological dualist viewpoint of Zoroastrianism moreso than Abrahamic monotheism as expressed in the "On the Suffering of this World". Granted, I think if Cologne Mani Codex were uncovered and translated during Schopenhauer's time, he would have also found a kindred spirit in Mani, though he may have still claimed the Upanishads spoke more to himself.
Also, visual representation is a better way to understand the fundamental dual nature of Will, not music. This is because it is easier to see the fundamental distinctiveness of the separate yet conflicting Wills through vision.
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Let’s discuss The Musclewiz Life

What is The Musclewiz Life?
It’s a life that celibate virgins can follow and that focuses on spending your time training, be it, in the gym, or at home doing bodyweight exercises.

Why?
To me life is about fighting the bad with the good, and the musclewiz life does that, it fights the bad because it is composed by good moments, feelings, and states that deflect or decrease the bad feelings from getting to you.

How?
I found that exercise combined with other activities like eating, sleeping and lucid dreaming will result in a better and more enjoyable life because doing these things alone already feel good. This can come off as common sense to many, but the good musclewiz life that you can get as a result from doing them, is contingent upon the focus and importance that you give these activities in your daily life. In other words, you have to be serious about them for them to really work together and improve your life.

Explanation of the activities:

We all know sleep feels good for the most part and sleeping is necessary for recovering from training so you will be motivated to sleep more and feel like sleeping if you train.

We also know food is one of the biggest pleasures in life and eating food is necessary when you are training, and exercise will increase your appetite, so basically you will want to eat and feel good eating because of hunger (hunger makes food tastier). Depending on how much you train you won’t have to follow a strict or extremely healthy diet. As long as you don’t have bad eating habits and restrain from overeating certain foods, then you will probably be able to enjoy most foods for the majority of time without a worry. And if you want, you can set a day of the week to eat junk food. That day can be the same as your rest day where you will do no training.

Lucid dreaming is something you can practice while you are recovering, and after you get good at it you will be able to control your dreams and have an even better time when you’re asleep than you would normally do, in any way that you please.
It’s up to you what you do in your dreams. You could create a 2d loli and use her as weight to work out and improve your muscle memory or you could fly through your city and shit and pee in every building you come across.

Let’s also not forget that training in itself feels good and there’s many health benefits associated with it. So you will feel motivated to train because it will make you feel good.

Results from training are also positive:
Once you’ve made even a little progress and reached a certain number of weight or reps or whatever you set your mind to you will feel great because you’ve reached a desired goal or state, which means you are getting better at something.


In conclusion:
Once you get to a point where you feel you can replicate these good feelings then you will only have to follow that routine that already works for you to keep feeling good.
When you are at that stage, you are already living the musclewizlife.
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Time Travel Magic.

How far into the future would i need to travel to maybe see a good change in this shithole of a world?
1 million years?
In 1 million years would these savages evolve enough to welcome me with an utopia?
Stuff like easy peaceful life for everyone and even immortality.
What do you think?
Got any blueprints for time travel magic?
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Wizdom

Post your favourite quotes, ideas, advice etc. from wizchan or wizardly authors you have collected over the years. No specific topic required, text can be of philophical, aesthetically or practical nature. Discussion is welcome, but mainly let's make this a wizdom collecting thread where everyone can post what has meaning to them.

Pic is where we store and study our wizdom.

I'll start:

"Life is the process of enjoying less and less and learning how to deal with pain more and more."

"Hey OP. Rationality is bullshit. There's no reason for anything. The trap is in trying to justify your existence, your actions. The key is to act without reason. There you will find liberation. Nobody knows what they are doing and why, they got a vague idea why, but they are moved by the universal mind which lashes out at and fills the void. The void births us all, out of chaos we arise! Remember that justice and reason are jokes and you are ready. Don't fall into the delusion of a purpose or its search. Be, exist, abide. Awareness. Will. You are not accountable to this reality and this reality is not accountable to you. Nothing is accounted for. It just is, incomprehensibly manifest, nonsensical madness. The desire for escape imprisons you, the wanting holds you back, for you manifest wanting… like begets like. It is done, your work is done, there is no more to do, stop grasping, the universe is more wise than you. Do not hesitate to flow with it, to rise with it, to die with it. You have but one purpose; to be. You will always be. Beyond that in the noise of existence, the cascade of impressions, is just a shadow of your true self which is always unseen. Do not be mistaken in thinking this is it. You are experiencing but are you the experienced as well? Why are you so agitated? Delusion. What is there to be understood? Is not your understanding perfect when you have not spoken a word, when you have not tried to grasp? Concentrate, focus, imagine; you've been doing it all along, it's time to entrain your mind to a new experience, maybe your restlessness will go away. Doesn't this life feel like such a distraction? Your body, always there, always occupying your mind, interrupting you, forcing itself on you. Don't let it win. Withdraw from it, take your mind away from your body, put it elsewhere. Not enough? Take yourself out of your mind then too. It has run its course hasn't it? So tiring yes? There's a lot of thoughts you can borrow. You could be me for a day if you wanted. Nobody would notice. If you don't want to fall back into ignorance though, take with you this one truth of awareness of awareness and of will. Keep it alive through all transitions, don't lose it again, and you won't stagnate so easily again. It is timeless and perennial. Rest well – in infinite motion."
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Is wizardhood a good thing?

Do you think being a wizard is a good thing or a bad thing? Ignore your own tendencies. Let's say a child was about to be born. You could choose for it to be a NEET or hikki and volcel. Basically archetypal wiz. Or you could choose for it to be a mildly successful average normie who eventually settles with a succubus and wagecucks and has kids.

Are normies better off? Regardless of whether you desire to be one. I don't desire to be certain things but I admit those people are probably happier and have better lives.
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So there's a drug called "L-368,899." It erases your desire to have sex or love. The feeling of loneliness? Gone. It's different from drugs with similar effects:

>Doesn't affect T levels or muscle mass

>Doesn't hurt bone density
>Non-toxic
>Not an SSRI, so it won't cause those side effects

It works differently than other drugs like anaphrodesiacs, and seems to effect more than just feelings of romantic companionship. For example, there was a study with rats that showed it might treat social anxiety.

I'm thinking about ordering some. A lot of labs apparently sell it for research purposes, and it doesn't look like it's regulated or anything. Wanted to hear what you guys thought of it first though.

Also, I tried making this thread on 4chan and got instantly deleted like three times. Don't know what's up with that.
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doubting the afterlife

Im having doubts regarding the existence of an afterlife,id like some help and insight.
Im reading medical,phsyics,science books,cosmology books.I used to go to mass but now im thinking "mass isnt scientific- Where's the science for the liturgy?"
maybe its a devilish thought but i cant help it.Im becoming a materialist.
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going to the looney bin

Im quite afraid I might have to spend a season in the looney bin once corona is gone.
what is it like? like prison?like an adult daycare? Will i be drugged against my will? will I have to get into fights for survival and the protection of my butt?

can my parents get me a solitary room to sleep in if they pay more?
I dont feel too comfy giving details of why I need to go but i'll explain it if needed
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30 and can not ride anything

I live in Indonesia where everyone can drive a vehicle such as a motorcycle or car. I am 30 years old and can't drive anything. I once learned to ride a motorcycle when I was a teenager but it seems like I am too scared and sometimes I like to daydream so it never works. Is there anyone here who has the same problem?
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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?
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The Hobby of Learning

Why is learning new things treated differently than other hobbies?

If you play a video game, watch a movie, or masturbate to porn, everyone just sort of accepts that it is ephemeral.

However, when you learn something there is this pressure to remember it, to make sure you don't forget, to make sure you're learning something 'worthwhile', otherwise, what was even the point?

If you remove this pressure, learning is actually enjoyable. Learning in an ephemeral way, not caring if you retain the knowledge, just being happy that you learned something new in that moment.

I'm sure many of you can relate. I'm sure the things you are the best at are things you accidently got good at. No intention beyond just living in the moment and chasing what was interesting to you at the time. I think this mindset can be applied to more traditional study subjects too.

Any thoughts?
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Anti-pessimism Thread

I'm sick of all that /dep/ negativity leaking everywhere. Only post-pessimism wizards are allowed here.
Schopenhauer, the father of pessimism was a rich womanizer who lived a more hedonistic lifestyle than most actual hedonists do. Just some things to get this thread started.
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For some reason, I just want chaos now. I only want destruction. I want to see it all fall apart (while admittedly not knowing what I mean by "all"). I want to see everything go down in flames. I want to see collapse - literally and figuratively. I want to see the supports rapidly undo themselves and drop the whole bridge. I want the train to derail, the plane to crash, and the ship to sink. I want to see the bearings explode in all directions, and pierce everyone it touches - even those I consider friend and ally.

And alas I don't know why. I don't know why I feel this way, nor why I want this. All I know is: I want to watch the world burn.


I really want to see the world burn. Nothing would make me as happy as this shit world getting it's just deserts. Am I alone on this?
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Time

I have recently I have been battling the concept of tide. The idea that there is a cycle (a natural ebb and flow) to all things is a surprisingly restrictive idea. When I consider the transient nature of all things animate and inanimate and the natural motion through time that these things take. I am left to conclude true bad states must inevitably transform into true good states and vice versa. Are we as humans journeying through time suspended between two extreme universal states. A something and a nothing. Are we perhaps bouncing between these extremes infinitely, become everything and nothing, life and death, good and evil, love or hate and etc…. Thoughts need more investigation.
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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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Do you like being a wizard?

I imagine this would be a point of contention but I think its worth bringing up anyway. I've seen many wizards on this site (sometimes implicitly) describe their wizardhood as being some sort of curse, yet simultaneously proclaim their superiority to norps and how they could never stand to live that sort of life (which on its own is fair enough). However it still strikes me as having some sort of cognitive dissonance, why be something you clearly find to be some sort of deficiency? I'm not trying to describe a crab, nor the people who have genuinely been dealt a bad hand in life which is probably a substantial amount of you, but rather the ones with largely pessimistic worldviews aggravated by their current state as a wizard. Personally I am both indifferent to normalfags and I enjoy being a wizard.
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Resistance to effort

I have this huge resistance to anything that takes any effort, like school or exercise. I've been a NEET for 4 years now and I just can't make myself do anything meaningful or effortful. I see all these normies getting a degree and being active and just putting in lots of effort in everything and I don't understand how they can do it. My day consists of laying in bed or playing video games or binging on junk food and that's it, I literally can't do anything. I don't really know how to fix this, I've told my therapist and they said basic stuff like "start small", and the thing is I can't even do small things. For example I tried to learn programming 2 years and I did it for like 10 min, then I took a break and never touched it again. It wasn't even hard it was just beginner stuff like printing Hello World. I really don't know what to do anymore, I want to change, I really do, but I just can't. I never even graduated high school because I couldn't make myself do the work.

The strange thing is, it's not that I don't want to do the work, it's that I can't make myself do the work. I'll spend hours just staring at the assignment, begging myself to do it, but I just can't. It's like the part that connects my intentions to my physical actions is severed.
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Stagnation

Anybody else feel like their tastes in life have stagnated? I keep looking back at shit that used to make me happy at earlier points in my life. Rereading the same old books, playing Ratchet and Clank and some old C&C games from when I was younger. I keep looking back at Albino black sheep and reliving those crappy flash animations trying to feel something again. Anybody else reliving the past?
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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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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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How do I find and communicate with a friend

I'm a NEET in my early 20s and I have no idea how to talk to friends I meet online, I run out of things to say and end up just posting memes or saying LOL. Another issue I have is finding people who I can even relate to in the first place, I've found some people on small discord servers but again I run into the first issue with having nothing to chat about, imageboards are dead and slow and Reddit is full of normies and the subs that seem like board type discussions are really slow like r/NEET and r/doomer. Discord is full of normies and you can never get any meaningful discussion since the chat is whizzing by, although maybe I haven't found the right server.

I guess part of the issue is that I don't really have any hobbies, I spend all day watching YouTube videos, anime, and movies, I don't do much else because it seems like a massive chore, but I guess that's the depression talking. I've tried talking about media like anime but I can't really think of what to talk about.
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What do you plan to retire?

Do you guys already prepared for retirement?

I start working blue collar job from 21 until 31 Y.O.
Actually I hate my jobs but I also have no skill for other jobs. Always feeling down and depressed when I work. Also I'm social retard and have no friend in my working place.

Frequently I think to quit my job but I need money to support myself but it seems I can't working more than 3 or 5 years again since its make me always think to end my life.