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samadhiSheol

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    samadhiSheol reacted to watalife in Ex Nihilo Nihil Fit   
    I tell a lot of people I feel and think this way about life and they either say' oh it ain't that bad' or they are just lying and really do hate it. But these people I speak of are on some type of drug so that's not a clear conscious answer. My life is all about survival food and rent. There is no good times because there is no money. My only happiness is buying cheap or overpriced products made in China. Im nothing but a consumer. $$$$$$
     
     
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    samadhiSheol reacted to sober4life in Ex Nihilo Nihil Fit   
    I don't think there's meaning to life either.  Everything around us is just random science.  There's nothing looking out for us making sure we have a good life.  Nothing.  There is no reason for everything.  That's bull!  I went for a walk today and saw a dead baby deer in the ditch.  What could possibly be the reason for that?  Day to day survival in a cold unforgiving world is all life is.
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    samadhiSheol got a reaction from RiverLight in Career Opportunity Arose!   
    Methinks you will get other awesome opportunities. 
    Don't give up!
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    samadhiSheol got a reaction from sober4life in Career Opportunity Arose!   
    Methinks you will get other awesome opportunities. 
    Don't give up!
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    samadhiSheol reacted to RiverLight in Career Opportunity Arose!   
    Thanks so much!!! It turns out they wanted someone who would move to Seattle, and I don't want to live in Seattle! And it was more of a sales role, and I have little sales experience in my field  Still a disappointment. 
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    samadhiSheol got a reaction from RiverLight in Career Opportunity Arose!   
    So sorry to hear that.
    Still rooting for you though! 
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    samadhiSheol got a reaction from sober4life in Career Opportunity Arose!   
    So sorry to hear that.
    Still rooting for you though! 
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    samadhiSheol reacted to RiverLight in Career Opportunity Arose!   
    Thanks so much, though I got rejected!!! ARGH! 
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    samadhiSheol got a reaction from RiverLight in Career Opportunity Arose!   
    Rooting for you, Riv. I hope you get the job!
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    samadhiSheol got a reaction from sober4life in Career Opportunity Arose!   
    Rooting for you, Riv. I hope you get the job!
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    samadhiSheol reacted to RiverLight in Career Opportunity Arose!   
    Thank you!!!! 
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    samadhiSheol reacted to sober4life in Career Opportunity Arose!   
    I hope you get the job.  This is wonderful news!❤️
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    samadhiSheol got a reaction from Atra in Of Crap and Men   
    Actually I couldn’t agree with you more. Spot on.
    Yet there is more going on in any given life experience than moods, thoughts and feelings. There are also the circumstances, past and present, that influence how we think, experience and feel.
    And it’s in the face of insurmountable circumstances and banging our heads against proverbial brick walls, however much we accept our circumstances and change our outlooks on life and our perceptions,  we reach critical mass and collapse. 
    Indeed this is what I HAVE been doing most of my life. I have changed my outlook, tried to see my “failures” as challenges and accept the lot that is my life.
    It’s all well and good to attempt to change our outlook to see obstacles and mistakes in life as opportunities to “grow” as human beings. But everyone has their limits. At some point some of us just break and realize the obvious. This all there is and it won’t get any better. Some of us just can’t accept that. Some of us don’t see life as worth the effort any more.
     
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    samadhiSheol reacted to Atra in Of Crap and Men   
    Not necessarily based solely on diagnostical definitions. I have opinions about psychology but I think better to discuss those elsewhere.
    I used the wording "mental health condition" to refer to emotional states and thought patterns that are causing distress and getting in the way - of a life worth living. However you define that, I think wishing for death is the opposite. 
    I don't believe thoughts are inherently good or bad nor are feelings, how we act on them can cause problems. 
    It seems to me that patterns of thought influence the way in which we view ourselves which in turn can affect our mood. Our mood can affect our behavior. I find it useful and revealing to examine all of these but as I'm unable to do so alone with any true objectivity, I seek partners. 
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    samadhiSheol got a reaction from Atra in Of Crap and Men   
    Ah. This. Based on what though? What psychiatry/psychology says of us? Why is one thought better than another? Why is one action better than an other?
    I don’t believe that any given thought or “adverse behavior” is a basis for mental health issue per se. It boils down to what society deems as “normal” and “moral”. After all, the way we define psychopathology has changed during the odd couple of hundered of years psychiatry has existed as we know it. In the past few decades even more so thanks to the questionable marriage of psychiatry and pharmaceutical enterprises.
    I don’t think that self destruction is necessarily a sign psychopathology. Any given society defines it’s values, morals, ethics. I don’t believe they are universal “truths” we all sort of adhere to and those that don’t are automatically somehow challenged in the mental health department. 
     
     
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    samadhiSheol got a reaction from Atra in Of Crap and Men   
    or
    If I could have my wasted days back
     Would I use them to get back on track?
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    samadhiSheol reacted to Atra in Of Crap and Men   
    Ha! I think that sounds like a great idea for the back of t-shirt, wonder what would be written on the front? 
    What I've felt, what I've known never shined through in what I've shown
    Ah, Metallica. 
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    samadhiSheol reacted to Atra in Of Crap and Men   
    I appreciate the feedback! 
    I'd never attempt to diagnose or claim that yes, you do have a specific mental health condition. I'm skeptical of the quote above because from reading your posts here, you seem quite preoccupied with suicidal thoughts and that's definitely a true feature of a mental health condition. You Express everyday negative thinking and persistent feelings of being a failure and letting yourself or others down, that's another feature. 
    Okay. Well, what if problems are problems - no matter if the next guy seems to have it worse? Pain-weighing is impossible as none of us is truly capable of obtaining empirical knowledge of anothers experience of pain or suffering (empathy is a feeling rather than a measurement). I know of your pain and suffering because you disclose it frequently and in great detail, so I have compassion and empathy for you because aspects of your pain seem so familiar to me. I have no idea if it hurts worse or more. 
    In any case, should the degree of impairment determine whether we deserve or need understanding, support, treatment and compassion? Nothing is subtracted from mine or another's experience if you seek comfort or treatment.  Putting it another way, your struggle isn't somehow less valid simply because someone else's struggle seems bigger. 
    When I read the words "stiff upper lip", the generations that endured wars and flight from strife and poverty pop into my mind. My parent's lived through such times, I deeply respect and admire their fortitude and I probably owe my existence their fortitude and resilience. And, there's another truth I hold and that is they were/are utterly hopeless at identifying and regulating their emotions today because the one technique they learned to manage them was to shut them down until they exploded. They passed that technique along to me by modeling it in our family. It wasn't just unhelpful for living in the world I grew up in, it was detrimental. I don't blame them (anymore), I understand they were doing the best they could with what they knew in the times they lived in. But I don't admire their coping skill. 
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    samadhiSheol got a reaction from Atra in Of Crap and Men   
    Oh sorry @Atra I also meant point out that as to deserving compassion..as much as the next person I suppose.
    I just don't feel entitled to be posting like I do on df..because I am a typical case of "first world disgruntlement".
    Unlike most on df, my "problems" are small ones compared to people who have real problems, crippling them, making it hard to function at all.
    I am fully functional. To the outside world I have nothing"a batch of pills and common sense" or "stiff upper lip" wouldn't sort out..
    Perhaps they are justified thinking that way. Perhaps all  I am is an idle, complacent old git who harbors a grudge for no particular reason towards the rest of the world out of sheer spite.
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    samadhiSheol got a reaction from Atra in Of Crap and Men   
    My point being, the little good in my life is not enough to make a difference in my life. After all, all I have ever done is compromise in every department of my life, constant settling with whatever, whoever will have me. To the extent I haven’t a clue anymore have I in fact ever wanted anything? If I did, I haven’t a clue what. “Floating through life since the sixties”. Haha like a really bad slogan for a product..
    The thing is, I show no true features of any mental health issues. It’s all borderline “maybe”. Not that I actually believe half of what we are told about mental health or lack thereall. To much of it based on dodgy chemistry and other dodgier theorization.  Even when I experienced burnout, I was still energetic and I didn’t “collapse” in the conventional sense.
    The only fact concerning my mental health was in fact burn out 15 odd years ago. Even that was probably caused to a large extent by idiopathic insomnia which was only diagnosed at the time, but of course frustration, stress and exhaustion as well.
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    samadhiSheol reacted to Atra in Of Crap and Men   
    Your emotional states, the hitherto unsuccessful treatments for mood disorder - these are obstacles. Why are you undeserving of any compassion?
    "It's not that I haven't put in ther effort. I have tried to focus on the Now. I have taken care of myself, in the physical sense at least Amazingly, I am still in a relationship. Even though I hate my job, at least I HAVE a job."
    ❤️ This. You "yeah, but..." some of the negativity you were spewing.
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    samadhiSheol reacted to RiverLight in CoronaVirus Anxiety   
    Thank you for this! Def. helpful info. 

     
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    samadhiSheol reacted to RiverLight in CoronaVirus Anxiety   
    We now surpass China in number of cases, but yes, I believe it is also because we're testing more. I personally wouldn't want to congregate in a church in just 3 weeks time. I heard the shut down will last where I live into May. 
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    samadhiSheol got a reaction from RiverLight in CoronaVirus Anxiety   
    Just like to add my two cents..or pence.. as to who is at risk, according to WHO. 
     
    If I understood correctly one is more at risk for severe symptoms at an age of 60 or above and /or with an underlying disease.
    As to over 40’s, I quote:
    “..and those with underlying medical conditions (such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer). The risk of severe disease gradually increases with age starting from around 40 years.”
    (CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019, SITUATION REPORT 51, WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION)
    So if you are in basic good health without any of the aforementioned underlying diseases and you don’t smoke and under sixty(in my neck of the woods they say 70 but better to be on the safe side) you shouldn’t be at higher risk.

    Keep safe, don’t take unnecessary risks and wash your hands, boys and girls, you’ll all do just fine.
    (they should have an elbow greeting emoticon.. this is actually politically incorrect under the circumstances..haha)
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    samadhiSheol reacted to sober4life in CoronaVirus Anxiety   
    The thing I wonder though are things getting a lot worse or are there a lot more cases because they are testing people a lot more.  I just heard something like 90% of people that got tested didn't even have the virus but that doesn't help them get viewers.  They constantly have the growing negative numbers of people that have the virus and people that have died.  Is it realistic that all churches will have Easter gatherings?  No but some will do it.  The president will take heat no matter when he decides to open up the country.  At some point they just have to risk it before the country is gone.
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