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  1. Greyson's Avatar
    Iím glad it was thought provoking! Letting it out, bit by bit, seems to work wonders. I still have to find that Seven Samurai sceneÖitís been my main source of inspiration for doing this work. Glad to hear you got that anger out before the discussion, and that you didnít turn it inwards again. There are many scars people hide within themselves from repressed emotions, and that can be just as unhealthy as expressing everything.
    hope youíre doing well with your work and that you are slowly figuring out healthy and safe ways to address your anger. Thanks for stopping by as usual 😊


    Quote Originally Posted by Smith
    I'm the same way. It's taken me a long time to learn to be pro-active about how I'm feeling.

    There's so much to unpack here. This is really a thought-provoking blog post, truly.

    I don't want to hijack it, but I will say that when I realized I couldn't keep blowing up on everything and everyone, I turned it in on myself. I think that was a major factor that led to depression.

    Which just further serves your point that finding an outlet - carefully venting, playing a video game, or *exercise* - is absolutely necessary, because we've established what the alternatives are. It either is unleashed upon somebody else, and / or you become self-destructive.

    Unless you think you're just never going to be angry. If somebody achieves that and never feels anger, then more power to them I guess.

    Let me tell you. The conversation I had with the property manager about some shelves that broke in our fridge went a lot better since I got out all of my viciousness and snarkyness before hand.
  2. Greyson's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by -xXx-
    ;P
  3. Smith's Avatar
    I'm the same way. It's taken me a long time to learn to be pro-active about how I'm feeling.

    There's so much to unpack here. This is really a thought-provoking blog post, truly.

    I don't want to hijack it, but I will say that when I realized I couldn't keep blowing up on everything and everyone, I turned it in on myself. I think that was a major factor that led to depression.

    Which just further serves your point that finding an outlet - carefully venting, playing a video game, or *exercise* - is absolutely necessary, because we've established what the alternatives are. It either is unleashed upon somebody else, and / or you become self-destructive.

    Unless you think you're just never going to be angry. If somebody achieves that and never feels anger, then more power to them I guess.

    Let me tell you. The conversation I had with the property manager about some shelves that broke in our fridge went a lot better since I got out all of my viciousness and snarkyness before hand.
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  5. Greyson's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by River Rose
    Blizzards come in sometimes when we least expect a storm. Take shelter. Treat yourself well. Be kind to yourself. Take comfort in the fact that all storms pass. Making u stronger for surviving the storm.
    you're right, thank you it's easy to forget that one can take shelter and comfort during such storms; we're not required to weather it alone to prove anything. i appreciate the read and the kind words
  6. Greyson's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by dither
    Greyson,

    it's good to let it out imo, Posting a blog like this can be so therapeutic I find. I hope it worked for you and good luck.
    this really did help, i appreciate you reading and validating the exercise
  7. River Rose's Avatar
    Blizzards come in sometimes when we least expect a storm. Take shelter. Treat yourself well. Be kind to yourself. Take comfort in the fact that all storms pass. Making u stronger for surviving the storm.
  8. Smith's Avatar
    I've been there man. This one resonated deeply with me.

    Rest assured, you are not alone in thinking that there's more to life than that. Good on you for not losing the sight of real positives, no matter how small.
    Updated February 21st, 2020 at 02:32 AM by Smith
  9. dither's Avatar
    Greyson,

    it's good to let it out imo, Posting a blog like this can be so therapeutic I find. I hope it worked for you and good luck.
  10. Plasticweld's Avatar
    I would offer you advice...but our personalities are very different and what works for me or even others, would probably not work for you.

    The most complex problems have simple answers. It is not for a lack of wisdom that most fail to go forward, but a lack of courage to do what they know is right in their heart.

    I know what my solutions would be if I were in your shoes, pm me if you wish me to share. Bob
  11. Asmoab's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by PiP
    Just watched the news and latest updates on storm Dennis. Hope you are okay, ASmoab, and your home has not been affected by the floods.
    I'm on holiday up North, but our neighbours have been in touch to tell us the grandkids trampoline is now in their garden!

    Dennis turns out to be a bit of a menace after all.
  12. PiP's Avatar
    Just watched the news and latest updates on storm Dennis. Hope you are okay, ASmoab, and your home has not been affected by the floods.
  13. epimetheus's Avatar
    It feels like a Dennis in London so far.
  14. dither's Avatar
    Yeah, it's a rough'un. And I'm in, arguably, the most sheltered part of the midlands.
  15. PiP's Avatar
    *laughing* it is a strange name for a storm. Maybe 'Dennis the Menace'? My husband and I were discussing this latest craze of naming storms and wondered at the inspiration behind it.
  16. dither's Avatar
    "We can't just sit by and watch it happen. "

    Oh but we are, we do, and we shall. It's the way of the world Irwin and it's a shame. My only hope is that the world will outlive me and it could be a close run thing I reckon.
  17. Greyson's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Smith
    I am glad that you're alive, at the very least.

    Life takes unexpected turns. While you may not have found your love for philosophy while attending school, maybe you still have that love, somewhere deep down. I think the paradox is that sometimes trying to take what you love and make some form of living from it, can destroy the thing that you love in the process.

    Or maybe you outgrew your love for philosophy.

    Perhaps that will happen to me and writing. I often worry that I'm going to go all the way through with this journalism business, and end up hating it, or be unable to find a decent job.

    I often come back again and again to the realization that Socrates was right. I don't know anything. Not even myself.
    ah, good old socrates. i find i disagree with him on more and more things, but that is not one. though, not knowing oneself perfectly is certainly forgivable, especially if youíre trying.
    I think Iíll always love philosophy, just not academic philosophy. there is a priority given to being right and an almost religious belief in truth. I no longer think the truth they search for exists, and pretending I did for a job was not working out. I still philosophize though. my poems are just more succinct than a philosophy paper.
  18. Smith's Avatar
    I am glad that you're alive, at the very least.

    Life takes unexpected turns. While you may not have found your love for philosophy while attending school, maybe you still have that love, somewhere deep down. I think the paradox is that sometimes trying to take what you love and make some form of living from it, can destroy the thing that you love in the process.

    Or maybe you outgrew your love for philosophy.

    Perhaps that will happen to me and writing. I often worry that I'm going to go all the way through with this journalism business, and end up hating it, or be unable to find a decent job.

    I often come back again and again to the realization that Socrates was right. I don't know anything. Not even myself.
  19. -xXx-'s Avatar
    preferring lowercase and short form(s) myself,
    i appreciate you have retained
    one consistently capitalized word.
    best,
  20. Asmoab's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Plasticweld
    It is the program you have written it in. There is an icon for Word that you can click on that will format it correctly on the menu bar.
    Thanks Bob. I read something on the site about the need to save as RTF but I think it might have been an old post.

    Thanks for your advice - absolutely spot on. I write these things as a kind of diary, but want them to be read and enjoyed. Will pay more attention to that aspect. Cheers
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