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Arghghghghgh. Cue the existential crisis.
not trying it on with the nurse
Hear ye, hear ye.
Now full of crippling anxiety.
and it even says what i have been banging on about lately. just choose to be happy. it's a piece of cake. stop trudging. go and do something good. for a messageboard primarily full of healthy 20 and 30 somethings this should cue no existential crisiseses at all!!
to do what I want
I think we can all appreciate the relevance of this.
i just don't know anything!
philosophy you'd enjoy it. It's pretty great even if you don't have your philosophy.
Wish I didn't read articles which led to obsessing over whether I was living my life to the fullest.
when they start to doubt whether they're happy or not; I think it can create a neurosis whereby you worry if you're NOT having an existential crisis.
Reading that back though makes me think that might just be my problem.
I'm clearly on the right path.
and even if they do, it doesn't say that everyone said all 5 of them
The comments section of that article (and all Guardian articles, actually) stinks of the worst kind of unsufferable cynicism. Hate it.
But at least its not the ranty right wing tosspottery of the Mail or the sun
are just full of whinging tosspottery in general.
Yeah but in a way it's almost worse, because it's a particular kind of smug, faux-liberal superior tosspottery that seems to preclude ANY beauty or mystery in life whatsoever.
It really annoys me...
...but somehow I can't stop reading and getting MORE ANNOYED!!
is all I'll say
Oh I know that, but it is pretty acute in this article.
The idea that you'd read that piece and then start picking apart the statistics involved is pretty depressing.
Nurse...nurse...I wish I'd...I wish...I wish I'd trusted people more...and not been a suspicious, closed-off jerk...hhhhhhhhhhhhh
Not the more pedantic ones mind... A fair few people have critiqued the article/book without coming across as cynical.
"Is it really wise to spend our whole lives working towards a regret-free final few weeks? I prefer making choices that make me happy now".
May have to copy this down and use it as an Ur-example of entirely missing the point
I regret that I wasted so much time on the internets
Yesssss. Another reason for me to be self centred. I want to spend £250 to be a zookeeper for a day at a highland wildlife park thats got tigers and that polar bear that was on frozen planet. My wife reminded me she's pregnant and we might need money for stuff. Im printing this article out to show her what needs to happen.
i'll welcome it. lord knows i would have already welcomed it several times in my life anyway. i think i'd grieve for myself though, i'd want to acknowledge myself disappearing more than have a retrospective. you don't want to die and not pay attention. you should let things go first rather than clinging on to them. that's what regrets would be... clinging. innit.
just be glad there'll be no more bullshit.
...but not all that helpful in the grand scheme of things. It's very easy to look back and go 'I wish I'd done this and I wish I'd done that'. I mean I had a very good year last year, no complaints really, but I can still look back from this vantage point and go 'I wish I'd done this and I wish I'd done that'.
Hindsight doesn't really have much inherent value, owing to the fact that as humans we are largely pre-disposed to it. We all KNOW that the things mentioned in the article are, deep down, the more important things in life. We wrestle with them on an almost daily basis so I'm not sure how illuminating this article actually is really...
I think it does help to have little reminders of why it's important to do this (seeing as this is probably the simplest one to achieve). Certainly the story about the skeleton of the woman who had lain undiscovered in her flat for three years really reminded me to always keep my close friends close, even when we're living in different cities.
i try to keep my friends but they dont wanna.
its cold in my room
Probably one of the most irresponsible things you can do to yourself. I'd be worried if people were having this realisation just before death. It's akin to ."I wish I hadn't smoked 100 cigarettes a day". to me.
I don't think I'm guilty of that per se, but having relocated a fair bit I can completely see how it would be possible to get so caught up in life (often in new cities, spending time meeting lots of casual acquaintances) that you simply don't think to text/call close friends as often as you should. Also, there do exist a few idiots who'll keep their friends at arms' length every time a new partner comes along.
he didn't for me. probably cos i'm shit and i've got shit eyes and i'm dyspraxic and it'd take me approximately a million years to learn how to drive, NICE SAVE DAD, YOU FUCK.
I'll also regret that I spent so much of my twenties playing Championship Manager.
I probably played around twice as much CM at university as I did actual work. Enough for a Masters, I reckon. There must be some crappy poly does a degree in CM?
I've tried using the tactics generator tried the sliders I just can't get them to win. If they go down that'll be the second regret of my life.
I intend to spend the last ten years of my life in virtual reality - so my last regret may well be that I didn't save the Elf Queen of Luysania from the clutches of the Bug Lord Bolvarok.
I am obviously life's winner.
Are you saying that out of 7 billion people, you are the winner?
If so - that's pretty impressive.
Maybe your biggest regret should be that you didn't go on to win the Universe title?
Life elsewhere in the universe, should it exist, is still life. And I, as mentioned, am its winner. Cheers.
...and I knew that when I died two things would happen: Number one I would regret my entire life, And number two I would want to live my life over again.
That's going to annoy me.
I'm not sure I can call myself a "fan" (though it's a helluva book). The quote does sum up a lot of my own feelings on mortality and all that shiz, that and the end of L'etranger I guess.
I reckon my biggest regret might be not leaving some kind of ''legacy''. Maybe if I have kids that will seem less relevant.
A legacy is of great importance to me. When I think of all the council estate scrotes who are slinging the next generation of scrotes out of their bucket fannies at the rate of one a year for the sake of a bigger council house, I think I owe it to humanity to leave them something better.
Because I had too much fun seeing them on Monday
I'll definitely regret being at work for the standard, requisite number of hours though.
i will definitely look back and think "hahaha, i got paid to do fuck all for years"