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It's astoundingly easy. Take pleasure in the misery of others. It's like an endlessly rechargable battery.
Unless you're in the Gulag. Then life sux.
i tried to help...
and you have nice hair
cool thanks...so do you. :)
into necessities, and pleasurable things.
surely it would be better to try and take pleasure from everything in life, even the necessities.
some things are necessary to provide opportunity for the nice things.
then lower your expectations accordingly
me being positive :-s
will be rubbish and adjust your mindset accordingly, then most things turn out to be much more enjoyable than if you go into them with high expectations.
imagechange is a bit of a misanthrope in real life though, so maybe you should listen to someone elses advice, hmmm
remember that negativity and positivity come from the same source, things you care about, things not being how youd want them to be, wishing things were better and do what you can to make things you have controler how youd want maybe, is that cheesy?
and make sure you take time to do things that make you happy.
you'll believe yourself to be rooted in reality, and also remain positive, as you're ignorant of what's actually going on..
the self-righteousness carries you through the pessimism rather nicely
you make a list of all the things you enjoyed at the end of each day. then you make a list of all the things you hated. then you set fire to the list of things you hated, and pin the list of things you liked up on the wall.
then you put out the fire. and add that to the list of good things.
post an abstract question on DiS, people try and help answer it, you feel better about the world. :)
positivity is only possible through denial! reality is schizophrenic.
You realise that this nebulous thing called "reality" is actually full of lots of positive stuff and forget the rhetorical nonsense. When the negative stuff does come along you deal with it and don't let it consume you.
being 4000 miles from home is helping me. sorta.
hence why people like drugs quite a bit.
Me ? I just keep on fantasizing about my inevitable taxi driver style killing spree in my late 30s.
but Bobby still repeats,
one day a rain will come,
to wash the scum off all the streets.
but also, learning not to care about stupid little things that happen to you. And i dunno, appreciating that you are completely insignificant.
and yet extremely lucky to be alive in the first place.
And there's always the awesome life-affirmingness of music.
The realisation of one's own insignificance and uselessness is important.
A much younger person, who. therefore, should have a more positive outlook, said it first (see above)
my festering cynicism knows no bounds!
lots of wanking.
it's a sure way to experience both the sheer joy of YAY and the horrendous reality of unending loneliness - and all in the same minute.
but unfortunately my hands have been tied behind my back by bald and bitter men and i am being forced to type with a very, very long pencil, held between my teeth.
my lies have always been elaborate