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Is it just me or is there a lot of doom, gloom, rage, fear, whinge, OMG life sucks threads around... :-

 

Rather than open yet another whinge thread about that, I thought I'd just open a thread to say it's all good, I'm looking forward to things, life is pretty awesome really, the beer's cold, the weather's not, and people in general are on the whole quite decent and often far more clever and interesting than they sound.

 

That's it, really. :)

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Crashing this thread with no survivors. Within ten years:

 

The TPP will get our asses thrown in jail. Europeans have a version for them incoming(http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transatlantic_Trade_and_Investment_Partnership).

 

The Kickstarter bubble popped with PoE and all new RPGs will be romance simulators.

 

The era of good TV is over with GoT and films are close behind.

 

Forums will ban anyone who is "impolite".

 

We will all be forced to eat what the British consider food, which is boiled everything.

 

Putin's law banning memes spreads depriving us of the maymays.

 

Pictures of attractive women are banned from the internet, this includes porn sites.

 

http://youtu.be/5l4OEJ38aLY

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I am enjoying a cold beer at a brewery that I ran to, thanks to my excellent health and a growing craft beer scene. Life is good, it is friday, and I have the next 3 days off.

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Weather has indeed been great, cool and cloudy, off and on for weeks, just like I like. 

 

Tomorrow I'll be in western Missouri, in case anyone needs anything from tornado country. Hopefully the hotel will have NBC so I can watch Monaco.  

All Stop. On Screen.

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The only beer I drink is Mort Subite Frambois, which is like $4 a bottle, so I can't afford beer, and Strongbow is like $14 for a 6 pack, so that ain't happening either. Meat prices have gone up like 70% while wages have gone up 10%, so I'm going to be forced into vegetarianism by economics.

 

On the other hand, I have way too many games to play, and there is an overabundance of great TV thanks to Netflix and HBO pushing the boundaries of scripted Drama, and reality TV being a non-entity for streaming services making networks move towards scripted shows in order to take advantage of streaming revenues. So its an escapist's wonderland nowadays.

The area between the balls and the butt is a hotbed of terrorist activity.

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Weather has indeed been great, cool and cloudy, off and on for weeks, just like I like. 

 

Tomorrow I'll be in western Missouri, in case anyone needs anything from tornado country. Hopefully the hotel will have NBC so I can watch Monaco.  

Watch out those tornadoes can throw a meth lab for miles.

 

But yeah, I'm pretty happy

It's good to criticize things you love.

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I am enjoying a cold beer at a brewery that I ran to, thanks to my excellent health and a growing craft beer scene. Life is good, it is friday, and I have the next 3 days off.

Reverse juoksukalja.

 

I'll get me coat.

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*preamble snipped*

 

Overall I think the depressive tone is due to the domination of electronic media by teenagers.

 

Teenagers, and a worrying number of 'grown children' think being cynical about things they've never experienced shows how mature they are.

 

Maturity comes with getting s*** done. And nothing stops you getting s*** done like sitting around on your arse saying nothing will ever work and we're all doomed.

 

And nothing inoculates against you sitting around talking doom like achieving goals and setting high standards.

 

So why the seventeen vibrant shades of f*** would you be proud of being a cynic???

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No we are in the greatest era of mankind. Things have never looked better actually,

 

  • we can cure more diseases and more people are educated than ever before
  • we now are a  global world that is interconnected  and this positively effects what countries can do and how they  act. For example the chances of another Rwanda or Khmer Rouge are very remote ( yes NK is an anomaly due to the Nuclear threat and Chinese support ) 
  • We now know sanctions work...this reduces the risk of full scale war to implement political changes  (Like Iran)
  • It is now irrefutable that the happiest people in the world live in  Western countries. So we now have a framework for what types of governments work and how to generally  uplift people. Its not hard to understand that Western style Democracies( despite the challengers) that include components like a respect for human rights, free press and free and fair elections   do work and should be copied globally

Most of you guys may seem morose but you suffer from perceived  first-world views of issues  which are not actually that serious in the global picture..the rest of us are dealing with real social and political issues but there is still more good than bad :)

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"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” -  George Bernard Shaw

 

"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead" - Nelson Mandela

 

 

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I can see this went over some people's heads. This was more a thread about personal things with forumites and not the general world.

 

Oh...my bad ... :lol:

"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” -  George Bernard Shaw

 

"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead" - Nelson Mandela

 

 

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Beautiful weather for late spring, a nice breeze in the air, a long weekend off thanks to the bank holiday, my workouts have been pleasantly exhausting, the walks with Fido long and refreshing, the cider at the Thirsty Traveller cold and plentiful, my fellow drinkers companionable and humorous, Mrs Nonek has never looked so fine and is blossoming thanks to her usual springtime exercise regime, and the little ones are running around like mad in the garden and pool.

 

The architecture of a good life I think.

 

A few hours of adventure and derring do in the Witcher 3 just adds to this pleasant weekend, I think that I shall partake in a little more before dinner.

Quite an experience to live in misery isn't it? That's what it is to be married with children.

I've seen things you people can't even imagine. Pearly Kings glittering on the Elephant and Castle, Morris Men dancing 'til the last light of midsummer. I watched Druid fires burning in the ruins of Stonehenge, and Yorkshiremen gurning for prizes. All these things will be lost in time, like alopecia on a skinhead. Time for tiffin.

 

Tea for the teapot!

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*preamble snipped*

 

Overall I think the depressive tone is due to the domination of electronic media by teenagers.

 

Teenagers, and a worrying number of 'grown children' think being cynical about things they've never experienced shows how mature they are.

 

Maturity comes with getting s*** done. And nothing stops you getting s*** done like sitting around on your arse saying nothing will ever work and we're all doomed.

 

And nothing inoculates against you sitting around talking doom like achieving goals and setting high standards.

 

So why the seventeen vibrant shades of f*** would you be proud of being a cynic???

You seem to confuse it with an extreme pessimist, here. Isn't being a cynic just being distrustful of others actions and so on?

 

Besides it can be amusing to assail people's dreams and world view :lol:

 

Given the posts about terrorists, war and suspicious government laws I am not too sure people raising those are cynical or immature for doing so.

Why has elegance found so little following? Elegance has the disadvantage that hard work is needed to achieve it and a good education to appreciate it. - Edsger Wybe Dijkstra

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No we are in the greatest era of mankind. Things have never looked better actually,

 

  • we can cure more diseases and more people are educated than ever before
  • we now are a  global world that is interconnected  and this positively effects what countries can do and how they  act. For example the chances of another Rwanda or Khmer Rouge are very remote ( yes NK is an anomaly due to the Nuclear threat and Chinese support ) 
  • We now know sanctions work...this reduces the risk of full scale war to implement political changes  (Like Iran)
  • It is now irrefutable that the happiest people in the world live in  Western countries. So we now have a framework for what types of governments work and how to generally  uplift people. Its not hard to understand that Western style Democracies( despite the challengers) that include components like a respect for human rights, free press and free and fair elections   do work and should be copied globally

Most of you guys may seem morose but you suffer from perceived  first-world views of issues  which are not actually that serious in the global picture..the rest of us are dealing with real social and political issues but there is still more good than bad :)

I think the problem is actually the idea of "happiness" as something you need to be all the time. Not that it is a bad thing to chase after your own pleasures but it is extremely unrealistic of a goal. You literally cannot be happy more than not. I like the concept of contentment. That I am comfortable with my place in the world. Not completely mind you, I'm not preaching death of desire here. But a general feeling that things are ok is something to strive for.

 

To be fair, that's what most people mean when they say happiness anyways. But the wording can coax expectations of eternal bliss.

It's good to criticize things you love.

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*preamble snipped*

 

Overall I think the depressive tone is due to the domination of electronic media by teenagers.

 

Teenagers, and a worrying number of 'grown children' think being cynical about things they've never experienced shows how mature they are.

 

Maturity comes with getting s*** done. And nothing stops you getting s*** done like sitting around on your arse saying nothing will ever work and we're all doomed.

 

And nothing inoculates against you sitting around talking doom like achieving goals and setting high standards.

 

So why the seventeen vibrant shades of f*** would you be proud of being a cynic???

 

Are people proud of being depressed and cynical...or are they merely depressed and cynical?

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*preamble snipped*

 

Overall I think the depressive tone is due to the domination of electronic media by teenagers.

 

Teenagers, and a worrying number of 'grown children' think being cynical about things they've never experienced shows how mature they are.

 

Maturity comes with getting s*** done. And nothing stops you getting s*** done like sitting around on your arse saying nothing will ever work and we're all doomed.

 

And nothing inoculates against you sitting around talking doom like achieving goals and setting high standards.

 

So why the seventeen vibrant shades of f*** would you be proud of being a cynic???

You seem to confuse it with an extreme pessimist, here. Isn't being a cynic just being distrustful of others actions and so on?

 

Besides it can be amusing to assail people's dreams and world view :lol:

 

Given the posts about terrorists, war and suspicious government laws I am not too sure people raising those are cynical or immature for doing so.

 

 

 

Good question. I draw a definite distinction between applying critical judgement and being 'cynical' as a position.

 

But can't you see that a cynic's reaction to terrorism, bad laws etc is to view them as an overall trend that cannot be fought, as opposed to abberations which should be tackled?

"It wasn't lies. It was just... bull****"."

             -Elwood Blues

 

tarna's dead; processing... complete. Disappointed by Universe. RIP Hades/Sand/etc. Here's hoping your next alt has a harp.

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A cynical reaction to it would be that the laws spawned to fight it and the wars launched over it are just a cover for government overreach or just money for the war industry. Or at least I would guess so.

Why has elegance found so little following? Elegance has the disadvantage that hard work is needed to achieve it and a good education to appreciate it. - Edsger Wybe Dijkstra

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Crashing this thread with no survivors. Within ten years:

 

The TPP will get our asses thrown in jail. Europeans have a version for them incoming(http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transatlantic_Trade_and_Investment_Partnership).

Relevant:

 

A new study partly-sponsored by Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Center has highlighted the prospect that global industrial civilisation could collapse in coming decades due to unsustainable resource exploitation and increasingly unequal wealth distribution.

 

Source.

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Forums will ban anyone who is "impolite".

 

That's it, you're out!

 

 

What you mean to say is: "That's it, will you please kindly leave, sir?"

Never attribute to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.

 

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I'm the person with the power here, I don't need to be polite. I stand up for other less fortunates by removing bad speech!

 

Well! That's just bad form.

Never attribute to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.

 

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Crashing this thread with no survivors. Within ten years:

 

The TPP will get our asses thrown in jail. Europeans have a version for them incoming(http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transatlantic_Trade_and_Investment_Partnership).

Relevant:

 

A new study partly-sponsored by Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Center has highlighted the prospect that global industrial civilisation could collapse in coming decades due to unsustainable resource exploitation and increasingly unequal wealth distribution.

 

Source.

 

Heh. Kinda funny that they needed ADVANCED MATHEMATICAL MODELS to reach the conclusion that no amount of know-how will ever be able to outstrip plain old greed. But who cares because shutup. Unicorns, rainbows and ****.

 

Seriously, if it doesn't involve what's between your legs, what's between his/her/xyr legs or whatever some random nobody on Twitter is saying about what somebody else is doing with what's between his/her/xyr legs, it's not interesting and will immediately get buried and forgotten under a metric ****ton of irrelevant anti-intellectual pop trash. Good luck.

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