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    Luis got a reaction from evalynn in Words You Like?   
    Floccinaucinihilipilification. Pulchritudinous. Plethora. Poppycock. Blatherskite. Halcyon. 
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    Luis got a reaction from Epictetus in You   
    I'm an emotionless robot. At least I've been described that way. I have also been described as "cold." I try to be friendly more often, ever since I was made aware that people saw me that way, but sometimes I just accept that I fall back on logic and reason more than on emotion. Somebody has to.
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    Luis got a reaction from Epictetus in Share an Interesting (or not so interesting) Fact About Yourself   
    In fourth grade, I recited every president from Washington to Clinton (all of the presidents, at the time) in 22 seconds.
    I have correctly predicted the last 5 Super Bowl winners.
    Since I turned 18 (2008), I've been meaning to audition for Jeopardy!
    No one I root for ever wins (sports team, political candidate, etc.). In fact, I probably jinx them by supporting them.
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    Luis got a reaction from MixedNut in sick of life.   
    Feel free to send me a message if you'd like to talk.
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    Luis got a reaction from One More Red Nightmare in Insomnia Stories - Share How You Found Success   
    I have been battling insomnia for a very long time. It kind of reached a head over the new year's celebrations. I used to go to sleep between 4 and 6am, and wake up between noon and 2p. Now I get sleepy around 7pm, super sleepy around 11pm or midnight, and crash without too much struggle as soon as I get on my bed, which is typically between 12am and 2am. And I now awaken between 7am and 10am. What changed? Well, I fancy myself as a "super crew member" at work, since I can do just about any position. And that being the case, management takes advantage and schedules me as needed, whether it's during the day or during the evening. At one point I needed to wake up really early to work a day shift after a night shift. I worked that shift, and when I came back home, I crashed. I crashed a couple of more times in the following early evenings, until finally sleeping at a "normal" time!
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    Luis got a reaction from hocico in Depressed about getting older   
    I think it's very possible that those of us born in the 1990s could be living in a time when we could potentially be living into our 110s and 120s, assuming decent to great health, as well as some luck. Or at the very least, I read somewhere that the reason why the retirement age is 65 is because when it was first instituted, the average life expectancy was 63. In other words, the government didn't expect people to live long enough to retire. That being the case, with the life expectancy being at about 80 now, on average, I wouldn't be surprised if that average rose further, to 100 or more.
    I, too, get depressed about aging. Every year, right around my birthday, I fall into a huge depressive funk. The last two years, though, I have actively combatted that funk by taking time off from work and making plans for myself around that time. Instead of dreading "getting another year closer to death," I try to cherish and appreciate the fact that my brother, sister-in-law, and best friend typically see me that day, and celebrate my existence. Just the thought that they care enough to acknowledge, let alone celebrate, my existence is touching.
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    Luis got a reaction from Jen40 in Depressed about getting older   
    I think it's very possible that those of us born in the 1990s could be living in a time when we could potentially be living into our 110s and 120s, assuming decent to great health, as well as some luck. Or at the very least, I read somewhere that the reason why the retirement age is 65 is because when it was first instituted, the average life expectancy was 63. In other words, the government didn't expect people to live long enough to retire. That being the case, with the life expectancy being at about 80 now, on average, I wouldn't be surprised if that average rose further, to 100 or more.
    I, too, get depressed about aging. Every year, right around my birthday, I fall into a huge depressive funk. The last two years, though, I have actively combatted that funk by taking time off from work and making plans for myself around that time. Instead of dreading "getting another year closer to death," I try to cherish and appreciate the fact that my brother, sister-in-law, and best friend typically see me that day, and celebrate my existence. Just the thought that they care enough to acknowledge, let alone celebrate, my existence is touching.
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    Luis got a reaction from CoolCat7 in I've just turned 25...   
    BareMetal,
    Even if it's true that you become less likely to ever pass, the only thing that matters is that there's a chance. And as long as you abide by the rules, nothing else matters. Why torture yourself with what others think? The truth is that there are some drivers in the world (heck, probably all of them) that think they're the best at driving, and no one else is better than them. Where I live (Los Angeles), people drive like maniacs, and in some cases, they get "road rage" because someone in front of them is driving too slow, and they should "keep up or get out of the way." People that drive or think this way are probably not as good as they think they are at driving. What I am getting at: people saying you should stay off the road are people that are afraid you'll get in their way if you drive. These people have unfounded senses of entitlement, and are not to be believed.
    Why would it be too late for you to get a degree?
    It just doesn't follow that you'll "most likely" die single. It's possible, sure, but that doesn't mean it's likely. There are 7 billion people in the world, and probably more than half of those are of the opposite gender as you. That's 3.5 billion possibilities, give or take certain things like age range, marital status, etc. If anything, the opposite of what you think is what is likely.
    I'm going to let you in on a little secret of mine: when I was young, I made a conscious decision to save myself until marriage before losing my virginity. When I brought this up to certain people, they pointed out that, if I succeeded, I would go into my hypothetical future marriage with no sexual experience. If there was no chemistry, they warned, that could be problematic. Well, in order to avoid going into my next relationship completely clueless about sex, I started researching it. I watched adult films, I picked up some "female magazines," I asked certain people that I trusted, and basically I made sure to know certain tricks and other things. Saving myself until marriage was not in the cards, as I got a girlfriend in 2013 - my second girlfriend ever. And that girlfriend expressed interest in being intimate with me. When we did it, she told me she was pleased/satisfied. Why was she? Because I didn't go into it completely oblivious. Being a virgin doesn't mean you are doomed to go into sex, when it happens, without knowing what to do.
     
     
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    Luis got a reaction from lonelyforeigner in I've just turned 25...   
    BareMetal,
    Even if it's true that you become less likely to ever pass, the only thing that matters is that there's a chance. And as long as you abide by the rules, nothing else matters. Why torture yourself with what others think? The truth is that there are some drivers in the world (heck, probably all of them) that think they're the best at driving, and no one else is better than them. Where I live (Los Angeles), people drive like maniacs, and in some cases, they get "road rage" because someone in front of them is driving too slow, and they should "keep up or get out of the way." People that drive or think this way are probably not as good as they think they are at driving. What I am getting at: people saying you should stay off the road are people that are afraid you'll get in their way if you drive. These people have unfounded senses of entitlement, and are not to be believed.
    Why would it be too late for you to get a degree?
    It just doesn't follow that you'll "most likely" die single. It's possible, sure, but that doesn't mean it's likely. There are 7 billion people in the world, and probably more than half of those are of the opposite gender as you. That's 3.5 billion possibilities, give or take certain things like age range, marital status, etc. If anything, the opposite of what you think is what is likely.
    I'm going to let you in on a little secret of mine: when I was young, I made a conscious decision to save myself until marriage before losing my virginity. When I brought this up to certain people, they pointed out that, if I succeeded, I would go into my hypothetical future marriage with no sexual experience. If there was no chemistry, they warned, that could be problematic. Well, in order to avoid going into my next relationship completely clueless about sex, I started researching it. I watched adult films, I picked up some "female magazines," I asked certain people that I trusted, and basically I made sure to know certain tricks and other things. Saving myself until marriage was not in the cards, as I got a girlfriend in 2013 - my second girlfriend ever. And that girlfriend expressed interest in being intimate with me. When we did it, she told me she was pleased/satisfied. Why was she? Because I didn't go into it completely oblivious. Being a virgin doesn't mean you are doomed to go into sex, when it happens, without knowing what to do.
     
     
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    Luis got a reaction from gs22 in I've just turned 25...   
    Personally, I think you're only a "failure" if you give up. If you are still trying, you haven't failed yet.
    Getting a license is something that is totally and completely within your power. Whether you study for the written portion of the exam and practice for the driving portion is entirely up to you. You don't need anyone else to sign on for that to happen. So this issue is just a matter of trying until you get it. If you don't have it, just try again.
    Getting a degree takes more time, and even those of us that are 25 aren't getting any younger, so it's up to you to decide if it's worth the time and effort. If you decide that it is, then it's basically the same idea as the license: it is completely within your power. It is up to you to study, do well in school, and make it happen.
    What is not as easy and clear-cut is girls. You could be the kindest, sweetest, most gentle guy in the world, and it's still up to them if they want to be intimate with you. They need to sign on for that to happen. On this issue, there are some of us that are just going to strike out a few times before we make it. Personally, since I, too, don't have a license, a degree, or something better than fast food employment (and I am 26), I am biding my time before trying to woo a woman again. I have been with women before, but objectively speaking, those were probably coincidences. I am not counting on yet another coincidence, so I am at the moment working on bettering myself. I have a better shot of courting a woman by bettering myself first, through getting a better job, a degree, a license, a car, and other things.
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    Luis got a reaction from hocico in I've just turned 25...   
    Personally, I think you're only a "failure" if you give up. If you are still trying, you haven't failed yet.
    Getting a license is something that is totally and completely within your power. Whether you study for the written portion of the exam and practice for the driving portion is entirely up to you. You don't need anyone else to sign on for that to happen. So this issue is just a matter of trying until you get it. If you don't have it, just try again.
    Getting a degree takes more time, and even those of us that are 25 aren't getting any younger, so it's up to you to decide if it's worth the time and effort. If you decide that it is, then it's basically the same idea as the license: it is completely within your power. It is up to you to study, do well in school, and make it happen.
    What is not as easy and clear-cut is girls. You could be the kindest, sweetest, most gentle guy in the world, and it's still up to them if they want to be intimate with you. They need to sign on for that to happen. On this issue, there are some of us that are just going to strike out a few times before we make it. Personally, since I, too, don't have a license, a degree, or something better than fast food employment (and I am 26), I am biding my time before trying to woo a woman again. I have been with women before, but objectively speaking, those were probably coincidences. I am not counting on yet another coincidence, so I am at the moment working on bettering myself. I have a better shot of courting a woman by bettering myself first, through getting a better job, a degree, a license, a car, and other things.
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    Luis got a reaction from lonelyforeigner in I've just turned 25...   
    Personally, I think you're only a "failure" if you give up. If you are still trying, you haven't failed yet.
    Getting a license is something that is totally and completely within your power. Whether you study for the written portion of the exam and practice for the driving portion is entirely up to you. You don't need anyone else to sign on for that to happen. So this issue is just a matter of trying until you get it. If you don't have it, just try again.
    Getting a degree takes more time, and even those of us that are 25 aren't getting any younger, so it's up to you to decide if it's worth the time and effort. If you decide that it is, then it's basically the same idea as the license: it is completely within your power. It is up to you to study, do well in school, and make it happen.
    What is not as easy and clear-cut is girls. You could be the kindest, sweetest, most gentle guy in the world, and it's still up to them if they want to be intimate with you. They need to sign on for that to happen. On this issue, there are some of us that are just going to strike out a few times before we make it. Personally, since I, too, don't have a license, a degree, or something better than fast food employment (and I am 26), I am biding my time before trying to woo a woman again. I have been with women before, but objectively speaking, those were probably coincidences. I am not counting on yet another coincidence, so I am at the moment working on bettering myself. I have a better shot of courting a woman by bettering myself first, through getting a better job, a degree, a license, a car, and other things.
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    Luis got a reaction from candy22 in Jealous of popular people   
    There's a strategy I've been meaning to try on Facebook. Add a bunch of people. They can be random, seemingly random, or people your friends know, or whatever. But make sure it's a bunch. Of that bunch, a handful of them won't accept the friend request because they don't know you. Another handful might accept, but then you'll just be another name on their friends lists. If anyone asks why you added them, be honest. "I thought I'd talk to some new and interesting people." If you add a whole bunch of people, I figure at least 1 or 2 people are likely to entertain the notion of befriending some new. How do I know? Well, because someone I know tried that strategy and landed on me. She was looking for "patriots," and I guess I was one. You can add me on Facebook if you want, to start off.
    That having been said, based on my own personal experience, I tend to believe friends are seasonal. More often than not, the people that I considered to be my closest friends lost touch with me. I was never the type of person to be extremely popular, either, but there was always someone I considered my "best friend." Well, after enough instances of that "best friend" losing touch, I became more cynical about the idea. I stopped referring to anyone as that, assuming that all people that I considered "friends" would come and go. I would like to believe that best friends could be for life, but to be honest, for that to be true, both sides would have to put in some work. It would be almost like a marriage. And I don't think just anyone is up for that. It takes real diamonds in the rough, real gems, to put in that much work to maintain friendships.
    I guess what I am trying to say is, even having a handful of friends isn't necessarily better, if they keep losing touch with you, or you with them.
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    Luis got a reaction from hocico in Haven't hit rock bottom so why am I whining?   
    Even if others have got it "way worse" than you do, others have got it way better, too, so it balances out. My parents like to express those same sentiments in order to emphasize having perspective about things, but it really doesn't help. Why should I be grateful that I don't have it as bad as others, but not be angry that I don't have it as good as others? To be sure, I am not suggesting I or anyone should be angry. I just mean, that line of thinking doesn't really help.
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    Luis got a reaction from CoolCat7 in What Do You Want Right Now (Pick One BigThing)   
    I would love it if I awoke one day, and the massive mountain of debt I owe would just vanish. That would be pretty darn big.
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    Luis got a reaction from scienceguy in What Do You Want Right Now (Pick One BigThing)   
    I would love it if I awoke one day, and the massive mountain of debt I owe would just vanish. That would be pretty darn big.
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    Luis got a reaction from Natasha1 in What Do You Want Right Now (Pick One BigThing)   
    I would love it if I awoke one day, and the massive mountain of debt I owe would just vanish. That would be pretty darn big.
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    Luis got a reaction from ColdFire in What Do You Want Right Now (Pick One BigThing)   
    I would love it if I awoke one day, and the massive mountain of debt I owe would just vanish. That would be pretty darn big.
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    Luis got a reaction from Epictetus in What Do You Want Right Now (Pick One BigThing)   
    I would love it if I awoke one day, and the massive mountain of debt I owe would just vanish. That would be pretty darn big.
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    Luis got a reaction from standup in What Do You Want Right Now (Pick One BigThing)   
    I would love it if I awoke one day, and the massive mountain of debt I owe would just vanish. That would be pretty darn big.
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    Luis got a reaction from bohemian_artist in Why even bother trying to be happy anymore?   
    If you don't bother trying to be happy, what's the alternative? Trying to be sad?
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    Luis got a reaction from hocico in I just failed my 3rd driving test   
    It doesn't matter what they think, though. That's the thing. As long as you do things within the rules, once you get that permit, it won't matter how you got it, how long it took you, or anything else. It will be an even playing field with every other driver on the road. Worry not about the things you cannot change, such as people's perceptions of you. Only pay mind to things you can control, such as being a safe driver on the road.
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    Luis got a reaction from standup in Haven't hit rock bottom so why am I whining?   
    Even if others have got it "way worse" than you do, others have got it way better, too, so it balances out. My parents like to express those same sentiments in order to emphasize having perspective about things, but it really doesn't help. Why should I be grateful that I don't have it as bad as others, but not be angry that I don't have it as good as others? To be sure, I am not suggesting I or anyone should be angry. I just mean, that line of thinking doesn't really help.
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    Luis got a reaction from blackrider in Alone and Afraid   
    Isn't this the premise of relationships? At least the ones that have been going on for a while? If I'm in a relationship for months or years, and it hasn't progressed to the point where we are each other's "world," or getting there, what's the point of the relationship? I always thought it was two people sharing everything, creating new memories, loving each other like they love no one else, etc. In other words, being each other's "world." I also always thought the problem occurred when the two people weren't equally invested in the relationship. But being involved with someone inherently entails exposing one's self to them and making one's self vulnerable. The trick is determining whether the person they are making themselves vulnerable to is worth the risk of heartbreak.
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    Luis got a reaction from StoniumFrog in 16 y/o, don't know how to deal with what life is giving me   
    Maybe I missed it, but I didn't see anywhere in your post that the "amazing girl" has a problem with how you look? Does she? If not, why do you assume you need to change how you look? If she has feelings for you despite your being self-conscious, why do you worry about it?
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