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No. 263 [Reply]

Why do I have no discipline?
Why can't I do anything?
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I think it's one of those things that is really hard if you didn't pick it up as a child. I'm sure it's not impossible to pick up a when you're older but it's certainly a struggle in my experience at least. I struggle with this a lot. Maybe I need things to get really bad and then use that experience as motivation to improve my life.


This is my post from before. Let's just say things fell apart. Going to try again for April. I hope this time around I can actually get something done. I think I'm going to start with exercising. Going based on the whole "a healthy body will create a healthy mind" thing.


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Because you don't believe that you can. Yes, it's a cliche. Yes it's unhelpful; it is still true. I used to feel exactly the same way as you did, as though my life was on rails and completely out of my control. I had vague ideas of things that I thought I might want, but never for a moment believed that they would be achievable or could actually happen.
It may not surprise you to hear that I was very depressed for some time; ironically, it was when it got unbearable that I set myself free, completely by accident. I bought some heroin and lots of valium off the darknet with the aim of downing a bottle of vodka and dieing (inb4 not the most effective method, yada yada yada).
And then it occurred to me. Just sitting in despair in my room living off handouts, I could get access to some of the most powerful drugs the world has ever known delivered straight to my door. Isn't that crazy? Imagine what I could do if I put my mind to it!
Look the point of all this is that you need to embrace the absurdity. Chase a whale. Push a boulder up a hill. Smoke some rocks. Just do <something>, for Christs sake. Not something you never thought you could do, because you'll mentally block yourself from doing it. Do something entirely new, that is entirely unlike you.
It could be as simple as getting dessert.


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I feel man. Every time I want to get into something new or study a subject, after some time I lose interest and drive to ever look at it again.
I've fallen so many times into this spiral of apathy and despair.


I don't have discipline unless I have stress and pressure. So if I was to guess for you anon its probably the same. Just give yourself something to stress over and a deadline to hit it.

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No. 185 [Reply]

Has anyone else tried an enneagram personality test? I just heard about it and took it, was a little scared how dead on it was. Though I guess people always say that about personality tests.

Got type 5, balanced wings.
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yeah, I noticed this when taking it again. the options are way too narrow. it's more interesting to just read about the different types and how they interact with each other, similar to astrology or even archetypes


I've taken a couple different tests, but they never give me one solid answer; they're split between type 5 and 9. I guess my answers lean a bit more towards 5, and that's the description that seems to fit me better too.


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just took the test at

not entirely sure what to make of these results tbh…


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I have done the test a few months ago, the result was a tie between 5w6 and 6w5 - I did a bit of research and enneagram 6 fits more for me.

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No. 157 [Reply]

I know that this might be pushing at the limits of this boards topic a bit, but towards what end are you living your life, anon?
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What are some ways you would involve yourself in your community? Asking for possible ideas for myself


Purge the system of all bogeys and move on to the next one, and so on for all eternity


For me: community gardening, food sharing program, esperanto speaking group, nonfiction book club, occasional board gaming. Used to volunteer with a fix your own bike sessions.
Though I think I'd like to discover more hackspaces soon.
For searching in your local area meetup.com might be useful, it has for me.

But obviously it is different for what your interests are. Contributing to online communities counts too!

What interests do you think you'd like to share/learn with others?


My life is a series of projects and I have no real intention of ever retiring, nor do I have one supreme goal which will terminate my life when I reach it. I honestly have too much I want to do. I want to see how far I can go with what little I've been given.

That's awesome. Thank you for the ideas anon.


I'm living till I die.

There's nothing deeper to it than that.

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No. 300 [Reply]

I have moderate acne on my face and moderate/severe acne on my chest and back. Ive had it since a teenager and never really cared but recenetly decided that I ought to do something about it.

Has anyone had any experience with this?
Any over the counter products you would recommend?
Any lifestyle changes?


Obvious lifestyle changes would be to drink more water, wash yourself, and wash all your sheets regularly.
I find that the less you obsessively try to manage it, the better your results. Stress can make a big difference.


Generally eating better also really helps. Of course, bathing daily and generally being more hygenic are serious helps. There also are prescription solutions available that may be logical if your acne is hormonal or something not directly caused by you, but I imagine that would be a discussion to have with a doctor.


I highly recommend taking a look at /r/skincareaddiction's wiki, they have a pretty good suggested beginner routine to follow. For years I had a bit of acne that I could never seem to escape no matter how careful I was about not touching my face, but I followed a few of their tips/suggestions and it cleared right up! I can't speak to how effective their advice is when it comes to moderate/severe acne since mine was really minor, but it seems like a lot of people have found success with the advice there.


Aside from that, general upkeep stuff like drinking plenty of water, not touching your face, maintaining a healthy diet, is really important. I also agree with >>302 , talking to a dermatologist would be in your best interest since you said your acne is a bit on the severe side.


big up, man
that place really helped me out when i was a teen


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>sebaceous filaments
>Great! Now I know what those are and how to get rid of the-

I'm even more disappointed.

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No. 296 [Reply]

How does one go about getting it? Especially if you're broke?


I would say call a local hospital and see if they have any information - I am sure they have knowledge of this type of thing. If there are clinics in your area, often times there is a psychologist of some kind available, though of course scheduling might be more difficult since it's free. Some clinics you can just lie to and say you have no money, you're living with a friend so you have no permanent address, and you have no insurance. Here in the USA they still have to give you some help anyway; might not be the case in your country, in which case it might not be a good idea. I don't know. But I do know people who have used those free psych clinics before and been prescribed meds from them, etc.

There are probably forums dedicated to this sort of thing in the online normieverse. Not that we aren't here to listen and talk, but there might be a wider variety of advice, experience, and tips available to you elsewhere.


I really like the picture, thank you.


if you're insured, usually even with shitty plans mental health help has only a small copay.

If you're a uni student, usually there's a place you can go on campus that offers free(although limited) help.

If you're suicidal, you can go into the hospital and say you want to kill yourself and they'll give you free help.

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No. 129 [Reply]

How does it feel to have a personality disorder? It gives me something curiosity…

Tell me anon, what does it make you feel?

Tell me your histories.
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I was in love with her for about three years, but that is not the reason we're not talking anymore.
She was the one to cut off all contact about a year ago, for no apparent reason. In fact, we were enjoying some particularly balanced, quality communication at the time, from my perspective. We live very far from each other, so our communication was mostly via internet. She used to frequently go MIA for a few months, so at first I wasn't too worried, but it's been a year now and she has ignored every single one of my attempts to contact her. At one point I was incredibly worried that a suicidal headmate of hers had taken over the body and killed everyone, so I contacted a friend of hers I knew. I was told she was doing very well, was attempting to finish high school (which she'd functionally dropped out of for a couple years), had found some new friends, and that she still talked of me warmly and frequently. Her friend promised to have her talk to me, but if she tried, she failed to convince her. So I wrote her a final email, explaining that she means a lot to me, that I'll always want to hear from her and that it's now in her hands to re-establish our connection. And that was that.
I still want to talk to her, honestly, but it's turning into an unhealthy obsession, so I'm trying to get her out of my head. I'd give anything to know what is going through her mind though.


iktfb, and I'm sorry.

What helps me a little bit at times when I feel those feels is just to tell myself straight up, "Dude, she just does not care" again and again. Eventually I get a morbid sort of chuckle out of it and continue on with whatever I was doing.

Sorry to be this blunt anon, but if she cared, she would be reaching out…you would, if you were her, but she isn't extending you the same courtesy. It isn't fair.


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Thank you for your thoughtful words, fellow betrayed anon.
This would be so much easier if her friend hadn't told me she still talks about me, you know? Now there's just this nagging thought in my mind that she might still come back.
It really isn't fair. Especially when I think about how no-strings-attached I'd made it for her. Perhaps she just realised that she didn't care for me that much after all when I started talking to her about my own issues.
I think I'll start saying 'she just doesn't care' out loud to myself when I fall in the nostalgia rut, maybe it'll help.

It's kind of odd, but your six sentences seem to have helped me along more than my friends' similar advice… Thank you anon, I hope you have a good week. And that the next person who wins your heart deserves it more.


Most people have unfortunately adopted this silly idea that relationships *of EVERY kind - Friendship, intimate, work, romantic* have to do with "roles", rather than balance, and their advice, likely, unfortunately reflects that sort of "thinking." This idea of reciprocity is something I had to learn the hard way, and I am glad you got some use out of what came of it - make sure to pay it forward.


>Sorry to be this blunt anon, but if she cared, she would be reaching out
I've done this to my own friends. Friends I cared deeply about. For one reason or another I couldn't handle talking to them so I avoided them for a while, felt guilty, and let it fester. It's a horrible thing to do.

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No. 197 [Reply]

Regardless of whether hypnotism is real or fake, it seems that acting as though it's real lets me do interesting things, like relax my face and body on command.


Hypnotism is nothing more than the power of suggestion. Suggestion meaning, an appeal to your own willpower; people who act like monkeys or whatever are actually in complete control at all times, there is no such thing as magic.

Trance-like states are very common - driving occurs most often in an almost trance-like state, with your mind clear. You can go into a trance-like state standing in the shower. Etc.

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No. 6 [Reply]

I would like to read a quick poem on depression

Oh my god these people are horrible
this is really terrible
I don't like it

thank you,

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This was a beautiful read, and an excellent choice of image.


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__She gave of the child.__

Down, free as memory, they
with the man lingered.

"Away, Sara, away!"

The healthiest echoed it over.
Tightly, it robed the conversations.

I'm nothing all in clothes.


that's a really nice painting
lesley oldaker is it? took me some searching to find it


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thank you for putting in the work for me anon


This is really good poetry. I wish I knew where it was from, but I think that comes from envy toward the emotional release such expression signals. Before, I was a poet who loved.

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No. 40 [Reply]

Can i have some tips or helpful advice to sit with my back straight? Lately, my chair has been really mean with me.

Thanks in advance!
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I always have my feet up and am leaning back in my computer chair. Hope it's not too bad for me


feel like that's probably better than being hunched over facing the computer, which is my problem


Put a book under your t-shirt in the middle of your chest. Your t-shirt needs to be loose enough that if you don't pull your shoulder blades back the bookwill fall.
Helped me straighten up.


i have been sleeping with mathbooks under my pillow for years and i still can't get out of debt


Try standing at your desk, that's what I've started to do. It has helped a little, but I've also started exercising so it might be more to do with that. If you don't have enough space/reach for a mouse, consider getting a keyboard with an inbuilt trackball.

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No. 94 [Reply]

Hi /bm/!

Tell me what you do for your sleep.

>What time do you go to bed?

>You're taking pills?

>You have habits before bedtime?

I'm always going to bed at 3am, and I fall asleep like 4 or 5 am, I really starting to think that I have a problem.

(Sorry my bad English)
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I just stop eating and drinking for hours beforehand


Usually go to bed Between 2 to 4 AM. Today I fell asleep around 6, woke up around 15:00, which is one hour less than I'd want. I know that for me, the ideal amount of sleep is ten hours, and I naturally sleep that much when totally free.
>taking drugs
No, not ever. I'm in control of myself, and on drugs, I wouldn't be.
>You have habits before bedtime?
I usually try to check flanfly before bed, on 4chan's /jp/.


>What time do you go to bed?
Usually around 6 AM, to 4 PM, though I'm not very good at maintaining that.
>You're taking pills?
Not for sleep, though I probably should, as it takes me a good hour, at least, to fall asleep.
>You have habits before bedtime?
Shitposting and jacking off, I guess.


It used to take me an hour to fall asleep. I wish I was still that way. I miss thinking.


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I go to bed after midnight but I make the effort or going to bed before 1 AM so most of the time I go to bed at 12:30 AM.
A couple of months ago I got my first smartphone and since then after I tuck myself in bed i watch a cartoon, watching Tv always helped me to fall asleep

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