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ITT: Write something profound.

>> No.15387888

>>15387882
Pee pee poo poo

>> No.15387923

>>15387888
Okay, we've heard from America. Would anyone else like top contribute?

>> No.15387927
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Diarrhea diarrhea

>> No.15387937

Memes are a form of demonic possession.

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>>15387882
>About life, the wisest men of all ages have come to the same conclusion: it is no good.

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>>15387882
PERFORM NOFAP/NOSURF, COOMER/SCROOLER

>> No.15387962

We are state-dependent creatures with state-dependent cognitive modalities. When we see, we perceive and when we look, we focus. These are actions in mechanical operation yet touches of divinity in thinking. We cannot separate from what we are, but we can project ourselves. We cannot understand what we are, but we can get hurt when others do. We humans are dealt divinity at birth and cannot realize it again until death.

>> No.15387970

i remember when i was in my mom. then i was not. what the fuck

>> No.15387990

>>15387882
preemptively refuted by Nietzsche

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>>15387882
NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER

>> No.15388051

>>15387888
>>15387927
Based

>> No.15388059

>>15388000
Based

>> No.15388064

>>15388000
Based

>> No.15388135

>>15387882
sneed

>> No.15388199

>tfw you come to the realization that shit like 'be yourself' is actually very profound

>> No.15388210

>>15387882
When I rise, the world rises with me; together we bask in the sun.
When I fall, I fall alone; I stretch my out from the pit but I am only greeted by darkness.

>> No.15388312

>>15388199
Heidegger be like

>> No.15388375

A man is what he makes with what they made of him.

>> No.15388409

>>15387882
>ITT: Write something profound.
I shall recite a classic Australian yarn instead:
I kickstart my motorbike
niggerniggerniggerniggernigger, niggerniggerniggerniggernigger
I ride my motorcycle down the highway
coooooooooooon coooooooooooooon coooooooooon
I crash and am taken away by the ambulance
aaaabo aaaaabo aboooooo aboooooo abooooooo

>> No.15388412
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>>15388312
Plato retroactively stated, "know thyself."

>> No.15388435

Design a dream and erect a nightmare

>> No.15388463

>>15387882
I am from romania and 4chan stole the word based from us, we were the first ones to use it to describe someone cool, but only in an ironic way, calling them or calling ourselves " a based boy" or "based boys" it feels so cringe when I see people use it on 4chan so much, wish there was another catchphrase

>> No.15388476

>>15388463
I feel like...this is a lie.

>> No.15388489

>>15388000
Not a little based!

>> No.15388555
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>>15388476
Nah, just goes to show great minds will always think alike and figure out the most genius way of saying something in this shitty small world. If I knew how to pin point a youtube video to start at the exact time I want I could show you a scene from a romanian movie where one guy says "we had some trouble but we got away, because we are based boys"

>> No.15388559

>>15387882
Thinks he´s above determinism , What an asshole

>> No.15388573

>>15388476
Actually, here's the proof I'm not lying
https://youtu.be/7ThLA4JDpkg
Skip to the 1:32 minute mark. That's when he says "we got away because we are based boys".

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>>15388573

>> No.15388590

>>15388463
Based Romanians

>> No.15388627
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>>15388000

>> No.15388672
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Okay let's see, profound
>A woman sleeping is a woman true
>thou shan't see thine eyes as they appear to the world yet thou profess to know thyself?
>when there is no fear there is only death
>lust is a teepee, love is a cathedral
>Wise Confucius said: man watch wife fuck, he cuckhold, man fuck man fuck is wife, she cuckhold but he gay
Use this wisdom as the ancients would my /lit/ friends

>> No.15388694

No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man

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15388728

>Mongo only pawn, in game of life

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Eternal Recursion?

>> No.15388770
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>How did I get here? Famously queried by the Talking Heads and Socrates, the sentiment readily serves for something between reflection and prevarication. I ask it often enough, sometimes with quiet and sometimes with a luxury loudness, with the more occasional being heard least, question and answer both. I'm tempted now to respond with something like maybe by bandying quotes or cleverness instead of expressing, the truth or yourself, or the truth of yourself. That seems like it might be mistaken for profound. When of course it's really just sort of...round. All of this is to say...something, which was the point. The point being that what's sought is an answer but not a correct or even useful one, that the existential is recreational -- manifest. Well, I ask it again now, how did I get here? And where is here anyway? A forest dark? To call that realization would betray the total lack of suddenness involved. Neither forest nor notice creep, after all, and it is realization one seeks when they invite fortune-cookie-bumper-sticker-esque platitudes looking to find an epiphany rather than it finding them (as per fortune-cookie wisdom). So...don't seek? I don't think we're making progress.

>> No.15388785

>>15388000
checked

>> No.15388806

>>15387882
What "you" choose to become is what happens to you. Fucking retard psychologist

>> No.15388985
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15388985

>>15388135

>> No.15389095

>>15387888
Shut up baby bitch wee wee time is over

>> No.15389114

>>15388199
It's the hardest thing you'll ever do.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQ7dTMPwUi8
Here's the thing about sheep; they have no idea they're sheep. Ironically, if someone says most people are sheep and you think "heh, glad that's not me" odds are, you are. If you think "shit, maybe I am" then congratulations, that's the first step.

>> No.15389142

>>15388000
CHECKED

>> No.15389152

>>15388000
digits
BASED JOGGER
https://www.brighteon.com/a267bc0b-963e-4bcd-b840-fdbf4bf2c1a5

>> No.15389169

>>15389114
Being self-aware and introspective is the key. Good stuff anon

>> No.15389175
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>>15388000
based

>> No.15389181

>>15388463
Thank you based god
You can fuck my bitch based god

>> No.15389187
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>>15389114
>the first step
this
He who knows not, and knows not that he knows not, is a fool. Shun him.
He who knows not, and knows that he knows not, is a child. Teach him.
He who knows, and knows not that he knows, is asleep. Wake him.
He who knows, and knows that he knows, is a leader. Follow him.
--Attributed to Omar Khayam, 13th century philosopher

>> No.15389197

I am not what I choose to become, I am what happened to me.

>> No.15389224
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>>15389169
>>15389187
psst, I'm gonna let you guys in on a secret:
Art is littered with this message, rock music in particular
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-jZHMX-CJ0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bI8P6ZSHSvE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRcPA7Fzebw
Sshh, don't tell (or do)
I can't take you there, but I can show you a way

>> No.15389354 [DELETED] 

>>15387882
everybody go to warosu and search "woodland hills"

>> No.15389375

No.

>> No.15389401
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15389401

would you keep reading

>> No.15389408

>>15389401
would you keep writing?

>> No.15389417
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15389417

Something profound

>> No.15389424

>>15388199
Truthpilled

>> No.15389453

>>15387882
What does it mean to be yourself? When you improve yourself, wether it’s from learning or making better life choices, will you still define your improved life as “being yourself”, and if so, what would you call the inferior life you once lived?

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>>15388059
>>15388064
>>15388489
>>15388627
>>15389175
I concur! And while I haven't read the post --a most irreverent misfortune, and do apologies my gentlemen, sincerely so-- I see you call it based. So must agree: a based post! a most based post, indeed! Let any man to whom this post is not most certainly based be shot where he stands! I speak of course to the post in which you are replying, and not your post my good fellow; your post, while true, does not capture the basedness of the post in which YOU reply to -- the based post. However, to any man to whom YOUR post is false, shall also be shot! For they deny a fact in which we all agree: that this post >>15388000 is BASED! BASED! I TELL YOU! and after I read it... I shall tell you why. But until that fateful afternoon where I will impart my learning and introspection regarding basedity and basedness of this post, your post, and even my post, I must bid, bid I say, a most scholarly adieu!

>> No.15389484

>>15389401
*80s synthesizer and saxophone playing in the background*
*cop siren from afar*
Russo: Heads. Fuck it.
*Screen goes black*
*Title comes up*
LETHAL WEAPON 5 : Rigg's Son

>> No.15389498

>>15389401
no

>> No.15389531

>>15389453
digging to the core of your being and separating what was demanded of you by society and what you deemed worthy yourself. exploration of the unconscious, letting go of previously held ideas of the ego self and penetrating the core of your being. integrating the shadow, the anima, the animus, everything there is lurking deep within you. re-connecting with the animal, not forgetting your instincts, but not sacrificing your place as man in the process.
the life lived for other people and the expectations they place on you. it's your life, own it, and really know you own it.

>> No.15389551

they can be children if we let them

>> No.15389684

1/13
PREFACE
Many of you need a wake-up-call. A slap in the face. A bucket of cold water. To snap out of this fucking phase of laziness and procrastination. To light a fucking fire under your asses.

The Internet offers all the advice you could ever need on how to get your life together. You have websites, you have books, you have the advice of other people, and you even know yourself what the fuck you have to do. But you don't know how the fuck to take action. You know how to swim, but you're too fucking scared to dive in the deep end.

So here I am to explain to you clearly why the fuck you aren’t taking action towards your goals. And how to fix it.

>> No.15389689

>>15389684
2/13
INTRODUCTION
You always know what you need to do. If you could only follow it, you’d start seeing results. There’s no debate there. If you take action and systematically work towards your goals, you’re going to see progress. That’s just how life works.

Succeeding in most areas of life isn’t actually that difficult. 90% of success is showing up. If you can maintain a clear head and do what you need to do, work consistently towards your goals, and make steady progress, success isn't that hard to come by.

But people just aren’t willing to put in the work. Why? We’re too ugly. We’re too tired. We’re too lazy. We fear failure. We’d rather sit back and click through Netflix to watch a show we don’t even enjoy. We’d rather play another game of Fortnite and waste away our precious time here on a meaningless game. We’d rather sleep another two hours. We’d rather watch that hot pornstar get fucked by a BBC and then jack off.

Don’t lie. It’s what you do. But in reality, it’s what all of society does.

But just because everyone else does it doesn’t mean that you should. Stop living like the rest of the sheep out there and reclaim your independence. Start respecting yourself. Take responsibility for your own life. And don’t live your life like one of the many mindless drones out there indoctrinated into society, pawns to corporations and business, wasting your finite existence on a hodgepodge of meaningless and unfulfilling technological stimulation.

>> No.15389690

>>15389689
3/13
THE VICE OF SELF-IMPROVEMENT
Most guys here live in a perpetual state of over-analysis. You read a hundred posts on 4chan, you read a couple more articles with click-bait titles, you read a couple self-help books, you watch Youtube videos, and you keep pretending like you’re taking massive action. Every once in a while, you feel like you have a fucking epiphany, and this makes you feel as if you’re learning and moving forward. When in reality, you’re stagnating and making zero progress.

“Self-improvement is masturbation.” You can thank our lord and savior Tyler Durden for this underrated piece of gold. You’re pretending to yourself that you're making progress without actually changing anything. Instead of being a pathetic, miserable fuck who does nothing, you're just a pathetic, miserable fuck who reads feel-good self-help bullshit, goes to the gym, and repeats affirmations to himself in the mirror.

In other words, stop covering yourself in layer after layer of fake pretenses, motives, and qualities. Stop searching endlessly for that next epiphany, and for that next piece of meaningless, external motivation.

Look within. Ask yourself what you truly want, what you truly desire out of life, and how the fuck you are truly going to change.

Don’t “improve” your current self. Change who you are.

>> No.15389692

>>15389551
this hit

>> No.15389694

>>15389690
4/13
THE PLAGUE OF INACTION
I’ll take a wild guess and throw this out there—if you could list 10 things you could do right now to move towards your goals, you could easily rattle them off.

You all know what the fuck you should be doing. You all know you should ask that girl out, study fucking harder, hit the gym, open that business… you know you need to fucking do it. You know you it’d be good for you and you know it’s the right thing—but you don’t fucking do it!

You just sit around in a haze of useless procrastination and perpetual laziness, telling yourself you’re going to do that fucking thing tomorrow. And then tomorrow comes. You’ve woke up late, you’re feeling like shit, and something else came up. And so you put it off until tomorrow. And so on.

A few weeks or months later you look back and you realize that all that valuable fucking time has passed and is never coming back. And you’re no closer to your goals.

And the more this happens, the more you rationalize to yourself that nothing good will ever come of actually taking action, the more you decide to devolve into escapism, the more you condition yourself to accept defeat, and the more you fall deeper and deeper into a bottomless pit of defeatism.

You tell yourself that there’s no point in trying anyway. You never feel like doing anything. All you want to do is saturate your empty mind with a bunch of stimulating, pixelated nonsense and try to distract yourself away from your valueless existence through video games, porn, TV, and the endless stream of distractions at your fingertips.

>> No.15389697

>>15389694
5/13
We have a psychological term for that—“learned helplessness.” In a famous experiment, scientists gave electrical shocks to two groups of dogs—one that could stop the shocks by pressing a lever and one that couldn’t. Later, when given the chance to escape by jumping over a small barrier, the ones who had been able to press the lever immediately escaped. The group of dogs who had no lever just lay down on the floor and whined as they were being shocked.

The same effect is one of the major causes of depression. You repeatedly fail, learn that you’ll always be a failure, and struggle without escape. And when you’re actually presented with the chance to take action and change your life, you’d rather just stay defeated and mire in your own misery.

You’re probably realizing right now that everything I’m saying applies to you. And I’m going to tell you how to break free from this self-imposed prison.

FEAR OF FAILURE
If you were 100% guaranteed to succeed if you asked that girl out, started your business, and started lifting regularly, would you hesitate to go ahead with your goals? Absolutely not. You’d immediately do it.

You’re afraid to commit. You don’t want to tell yourself you’re going to quit porn and video games. You don’t want to commit to starting a new life. You don’t want to commit to breaking free from your endless cycle of procrastination. You don’t want to commit to anything.

Why? Because you’re afraid of failure. You don’t want to try and fail. What’s the point of trying anyway if you’re probably going to fail? Right?

Let me tell you something. You’re going to fucking die. You’ve only got one life. Every second you waste living below your potential is never coming back. Ever. You’re the youngest you ever will be right now. Think about that for a second.

>> No.15389703

>>15389697
6/13
If you keep allowing this pathetic fear of failure to control you, you’re going to live out a sad, depressing, miserable existence for the rest of your days. And you’ll be buried six feet under and everybody will be glad you’re finally fucking gone.

So, what do you do?

Make a goddamn fucking decision. Silence the voices of self-doubt and avoidance rationalization, and just do it. Commit to the decision. Write it in a journal. Tell a friend for accountability. Change your fucking environment.

Stop rationalizing, stop watching motivational Youtube videos, stop reading Reddit posts, and stop passively wasting your time waiting for that time to come when everything suddenly changes and you realize it’s time to start taking action. That time will never come. Ever.

Tell all those inner voices to shut the fuck up and just make the FUCKING DECISION!

Start small and spiral upwards. Turn the shower cold for 30 seconds. And then a minute. And then go full fucking Bond and don’t turn it warm. Talk to one stranger a day. And then two. And so on. Go in small incremental steps that will exponentially push you further forwards.

>> No.15389705

>>15389703
7/13
COMFORT ZONE/FEARING DISCOMFORT
Yeah, it’s fucking easy to wake up at noon each day, throw a pack of instant noodles on the stove, and sit back and binge ten episodes of Breaking Bad every day. Yeah, it’s fucking easy to just sit home, play Call of Duty, and avoid the gym.

It’s all you’ve ever done. And will do, if you keep living this way.

Your brain literally rewires itself to continue your habits, ways of life, and normal routines if you repeat them over long periods of time.

What you do, you become. And what you are, you do. It’s a positive feedback loop that spirals in whichever direction you choose. If you continue to act like a fucking buffoon, you will become one. Just like we say here that you shouldn’t look at what girls say, but at what they do—you are what you do, not what you say.

You tell yourself you’re going to start a Fortune 500 company, but you can’t even get out of the bed in the morning. You tell yourself you’re going to be fucking Casanova but you can’t approach that pretty girl at Starbucks drinking her fucking vanilla Frappucino. Stop deluding yourself and face reality.

So, what do you do?

Train yourself to appreciate discomfort. “Get comfortable being uncomfortable.”

You’ll never get anywhere in life if you do whatever you feel like doing. Love the discomfort and embrace the thrill. The pain of regret is worse than the pain of discipline. And ironically, putting yourself through discomfort will make your life miles better than you could ever imagined it to be.

How can you train yourself? Take cold showers every morning. Sleep on the floor with nothing but a blanket and a pillow. Dance in public. Intentionally force yourself to take risks.

Facing your fears head-on and pushing through discomfort is the fastest and most effective way to self-mastery.

Rewire your brain to be excited for new challenges. “The beast that bears you fastest to perfection is suffering.” - Meister Eckhart

>> No.15389709

>>15389705
8/13
Successful people love discomfort. They embrace the challenges. Without it, they would have nothing to live for. It’s what keeps them going.

Your “comfort” zone isn’t really “comfortable.” It’s just a place of stagnant procrastination and lack of progress where you just sit around, rotting internally and corrupting your potential. You only choose to stay in it because your fear of the unknown overwhelms your current discomfort.

No progress in life ever comes without pain and suffering. None.

PROCRASTINATION
The average person wastes 8-10 hours a day. Video games, Netflix, mindless browsing, cheap dopamine hits, etc. It doesn’t really matter. All procrastination comes from the same root cause—thinking that you have more time.

When you have a paper due in an hour, you’ll fucking finish it. If the bar is closing in ten minutes, you’re going to have ask the girl back to your place. If you have a terminal illness and have just days to live, you’re not going to be fucking watching TV or doing any of the other bullshit that we fill our lives up with.

When there is a deadline, you’ll get it done. Apply Parkinson’s law to dramatically increase productivity in your life:

“Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.”

In other words, however much time you get to complete a task will be how much time you take to actually finish it. If you are given three weeks to finish a process paper, you’ll likely procrastinate the first two and half weeks and finish it on the last few days. If you are given two hours, you’ll fucking crank it out. It’s just how we work.

You think you have tomorrow. You always do. And how often do you actually do what you told yourself you were going to do when the day comes?

>> No.15389712

>>15389709
9/13
“The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy, which hangs upon tomorrow and loses today. You are arranging what is in Fortune's control and abandoning what lies in yours.” - Seneca, the great Stoic philosopher

You don’t have the future. So stop expecting to do things in the future and stop looking forward. You only have today. Don’t fall into the trap of telling yourself that you’ll have time later. When that time actually comes, you’ve likely forgotten all about that goal and you’re even busier.

So what do you do?

Write down your fucking goals. I can’t overemphasize this. Writing your goals down has been scientifically proven to dramatically increase the chances that you meet them. Articulate them, describe them in fine detail, and journal about them frequently. Every morning.

Create positive feedback and accountability. Write out a checklist. Nothing will feel better than taking your pen and drawing a line crossing out the goal you’ve just accomplished. Nothing will feel better than having a checklist completely crossed off at the end of the day. And then taking the paper, crumpling it into a ball, and tossing it in the trashcan like Kobe in his prime.

Set a time limit. You don’t have infinite time available to you. How you allocate the finite expanse allocated to you is significant beyond measure. Force yourself to meet the goal by a deadline. Set a date. Whether it’s a few days, weeks, or months from now, set a date. A specific date. Don’t make it unrealistic. But don’t be lenient on yourself either. If you’re not serious about meeting your goals, you never will.

>> No.15389716

>>15389712
10/13
WAKE UP TO REALITY
Consider this scenario for a second: “Imagine for a second that you have a senior thesis paper due at midnight tonight. It’s five o’clock in the afternoon, and you have thirty more pages to write. You’re sitting at your desk, exhausted, tired, and absolutely spent. You’re coming off an all-nighter and all you want to do is hop in bed. Bags of Doritos and chips are strewn across the floor around you. Seven more hours, you think! How the hell am I going to fucking get through this?

But you do. Even though you’re feeling like absolute shit, you push forward. You only get one chance to finish this thesis paper, and if you don’t, you’re fucked, you’re going to fail, and your life will turn to shit. You won’t graduate college and everything will head downhill. So you finish it.

For the next six months after you graduate, you have your own personal goals to wake up at five every morning, lift four times a week, start your own business, and lose thirty pounds.

But of course, what the fuck happens? You fear failure. You fall back into your routines. You fall back into your comfort zone. Your behavioral addictions begin to control you. Six months pass, and instead of being closer to goals, you’re even farther away from achieving them then you were before.

As a result of your failures, you’re set forth on a downward spiral in which you get a shitty career, marry someone you hate, stay overweight, have a financial crisis, become mired in existential anxiety, and fall into depression. Your life has turned upside down, and you consider suicide. Everything falls down around you, all your friends and family leave you, and you try to drug yourself senseless to numb yourself to the pain. Eventually, you die of an overdose.”

>> No.15389721

>>15389705
>Dance in public
This sounds really silly, but this. The time I (was in potentially a manic episode and) didn't give a single shit was the happiest time of my life. It's hard to deal with the judgements of judgemental drones, but it's worth it. I may have taken it too far, though, and lost control for a while there, but that failure was necessary.
Good posts btw, anon.

>> No.15389722

>>15389716
11/13
Failure was not an option with the fucking thesis paper, was it? Failure is never an option when you have a job, is it? If your boss tells you to whip up a two-page report on the company’s financial status by tomorrow, you’re going to do it. If you have an opportunity to get a promotion, are you going to waste it?

So why the hell is failure an option with regards to your own goals? Why are the goals society imposes upon you more important than your own?!

Why does getting to class on time matter more to you than heading to the gym? Why does sitting in your little office cubicle in your 9-to-5 job matter more than getting your fucking life together? Why is an essay due date more important to you than living up to your own life potential?

So get off your ass and start moving!

THE FINAL FRONTIER
You get 5,200 weeks in your life. And that’s if you’re lucky enough to live to the ripe old age of one hundred.

Not many weeks, is it? You might be an eight, a fourth, a third, or maybe even half of the way through that. But it doesn’t matter. This is all you get.

You don’t get to live another life. All you will ever see and think in this world is happening right before your eyes. And you’re just wasting it away.

Billions of years of random atomic collisions and lucky mutations have led to your very fucking existence, and you’re wasting it on critically-acclaimed TV shows and video games. It doesn’t matter if you believe in an afterlife or not—you know that this is all you will ever get, here.

“A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” - Charles Darwin

You’ll never be twenty years, five months, and three days, six hours, and two minutes old ever again. Every moment in our lifetimes is a once-in-a-lifetime moment. We’re the only organisms capable of understanding our own mortality and the value of our existence, and we do nothing about it.

>> No.15389724

>>15389722
12/13
None of you truly understand how fucking short your life is. How this is the only chance you’ll ever get to exist here. You only have one childhood. You only have one youth. You only have one chance to live your twenties. And your thirties. And so on. You only get to choose a career once. There are no second chances, no rewinds, and no redos.

You’re on a train hurtling in only one direction—towards the end of your life.

You think you “understand” that we’re all going to die, that you only get one life, and blah blah so on. Right? Fuck no. You don’t understand it one bit.

If you truly understood the fucking value of your own existence, the shortness of life, and have internalized and accepted your own mortality, you’d be living a completely different life than you are now.

Let your fear of death and your understanding of your ephemeral, finite existence here push you to greater heights than you could have ever fathomed. After all, it is the only chance you will get.

What do you have to lose?

CLOSING THOUGHTS
Hopefully I sparked a fucking fire within your minds. That's what you need. You need to absolutely obsessed with success. Or you will get nowhere.

If you think motivation doesn't last, is bullshit, and doesn't work, you're not motivating yourself properly. Stop buying into other people's opinions and think for yourself. Of course you’re not going to feel like working all the time. But that’s what motivation is for.

People understand motivation wrong.

Motivation isn’t always something that makes energy and vitality course through your veins. Motivation doesn't mean waking up in the morning, feeling on top of the world, and ready to crush anything in your path. Motivation doesn’t always make you want to fucking fight gorillas. It doesn’t make you want to climb fucking skyscrapers. In fact, it doesn’t even mean that you feel great.

>> No.15389727

>>15389724
13/13
Motivation is knowing that you have to do something no matter what the fucking cost, and then going ahead and doing it. Even if you're tired, cold, and depressed, you’ll do it. Nothing ever happens without motivation.

”Discipline” is just motivation when you’re feeling like shit. Motivation isn’t just a fickle emotion. It’s the knowledge, and drive, with the full force and strength of your being, that regardless of consequences, you must achieve something.

And life's fucking hard. Nobody is disagreeing with you. But it's time for you to stop letting life passively control you, and for you to become the master of yourself and fucking destroy life once-and-for-all.

You can complain all you want, play victim, and cry about how unlucky you are. About how shit the cards you were given in life are. Go ahead. But nothing will change, and you’ll go on living a pathetic life you are.

Man the fuck up, I say.

It’s all on you. Nobody will change your life except you. No book, no Internet article, no quote, no video, and no philosophy will help you change your life, unless you choose to.

You’re dying right now. Stop sleepwalking through life and wake the fuck up.

How long are you going to wait before you start living the life you’ve dreamt of?
So, get out there, WAKE THE FUCK UP AND TAKE MASSIVE ACTION!

>> No.15389762

>>15388059
>>15388064
>>15388463
>>15388489
>>15388590
>>15389175
>>15389468
Stop using "based" and expand your vocabulary.

>> No.15389798

>Why do the monkeys keep dancing?
Observe the culmination of philosophy.

>> No.15389806

>>15389798
>I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer. For the dance is his ideal, also his fine art, finally also the only kind of piety he knows, his 'divine service. '

>> No.15389818

>>15389727

read a book, danny, you're embarrassing yourself here

>> No.15389854

Is Jung worth reading despite his reputation as a sexist and racist?

>> No.15389858

>>15389854
yes.

>> No.15389872

>>15389854
>Is Jung worth reading because of his reputation as a sexist and racist?

yes.

>> No.15389878

>>15389858
What Jung should I start with?

>> No.15389889

>>15389878
The most racist and sexist ones, of course.

>> No.15389907

>>15389878
The undiscovered self is what I've read so far (not much yet, I know, I've watched a lot of Jordan Peterson lectures talking about him, though. That gave me a decent fundamental understanding). Undiscovered self was great. I have the Red Book, Dreams, The 4 Archetypes, and Synchronicity ordered and on the way.
Not sure about a good starting point, I usually just dive into what looks the most interesting. Start with whatever, maybe even a youtube clip of someone summarizing. Up to you. See what's available.

>> No.15389937

>>15387882
Just like any other art, philosophy requires practice. Many people spend so long studying the techniques and the ideas, that they don’t get any practice. These people become the curators of The Museum, aggragating works via citation to exhibit in their papers, and keeping intact pieces deemed valuable. But these curators do not have their works exhibited in The Museum. Future curators won’t be exhibiting the exhibits of curators, they’ll exhibit the works of the artists.

>> No.15389956

>>15389937
Accurate, but it's still best to be well versed in the history of ideas that came before you. Either that or utterly clueless, beginner's 'luck' and an empty canvas.

>> No.15390036

>>15389956
Of course, but the point of reading works is to "get it" and integrate the core of the philosophy and its associated mode of thinking such that you can move on and synthesize anew

>> No.15390045

>>15389854
>despite his reputation as a sexist and racist
Those qualities are actually virtues ever since the post modernists repurposed those labels to silence truth and goodness, so yes.

>> No.15390124

>>15387882
nigger nigger nigger

>> No.15390130

>>15389854
Yes and there is nothing wrong to be sexist and racist. It is obvious that not all race are equal and did not produce the same cultural output.

>> No.15390131

>>15387882
That’s a funny quote because Jung talked about how a machinist in America and a machinist in Czechoslovakia would have similar dreams.

>> No.15390139

>>15389854
No he's irrelevant.

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>>15390124
>>15388000
Very cool posts anons

>> No.15390153

something profound

>> No.15390243

Wind blows, rain falls, and ur mom ghey.

>> No.15390274

>>15387882
>>15390131
Where is the quote from?

>> No.15390300
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>>15387882
I hate this board

>> No.15390312

>>15387882
zeal not zealotry.

>> No.15390316

>>15390300
Anon hates this board.
Anon is part of this board.
Anon hates himself.
Q.E.D.

>> No.15390321

the soul is soulful and sings a song that makes the heart flutter with soul

>> No.15390373

Doesn't time trickle through our hands like water? If so, why let it trickle onto dead stone?

Also: We were never free. we can only choose the chain were bound to.

>> No.15390377

>>15387888
Baed

>> No.15390404

people who try hard to do the right thing always seem mad

>> No.15390458

>>15390404
Because it's almost impossible to do the right thing even some of the time let alone most or all of the time

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15390496

Something profound

>> No.15390498

All wrongdoing is fungible. Replacing a library book on the wrong shelf is only a small fraction of murder, but it's the same currency.

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>>15387882
My dubs shall confirm my status as OVERLORD OF THIS BOARD

>> No.15390573

>>15388463
Its current use is from the rapper lil' B

>> No.15390642

its all social skills but to learn those is probably much harder than looksmaxxing.

the recluses who barely came out of their shells have a lot to catch up since their knowledge of what it went down in the playground before going NEET/incel doesnt hold a candle to how far advanced or nuanced socializing is now as adults. the arena of socializing for incels is like the race of the tortoise and the hare. Its already too late

>> No.15391005

>>15389762
Based

>> No.15391041

>>15391005
Double-based

>> No.15391148
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15391148

A sufficiently large corporation and a government have just as much power over you.
>>15389762
based

>> No.15391161

>>15387882
Because a god works on a different moral framework than I do and thus i'll never be able to understand it's rational, I am technically more moral than god.

>> No.15391216

>>15389401
Too pulpy for me dawg

>> No.15391337

>>15390573
Evil based god. Drop my top but I don't get dropped never say never but I never got robbed. You hatin on me that's not my prob we live in a world where people talk shit, sucking kids ass and they all suck dick, I ain't got no problem with a hoe sucking dick but she better be clean if she suck my shit

>> No.15391348

>>15389401
Yes. It seems to have a chance to be good, and an equal chance to be utter shit.

>> No.15391386

>>15388199
Based. If you're bein yourself and you're a loser, you're not really bein yourself

>> No.15391418

>>15389762
Based

>> No.15391429

op is a faggot

>> No.15391817

>>15389401
Its not something I would probably take seriously but I would definitely still keep reading cause despite being cliche it might be dope as fuck

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>>15387882
Hitler did nothing wrong...except for that whole war on two fronts thing and invading Russia in the fall.

>> No.15393522

>>15387882
zoomer coomer doomer boomer bloomer gloomer

>> No.15393694

>>15389408
im halfway done
>>15391348
>>15391817
i didnt realize it was cliche, i wrote it this way because it connects to another character & pays off at the end

>> No.15393866

There are so many Zoomers and 3rd worlders on this site now. This thread is proof.
I hate it.

>> No.15393906

>>15387882
I am a Big Black Woman

>> No.15393963

>>15393694
Well its not that I've seen this EXACT same situation before but I certainly understand exactly what kind of character the guy is, or atleast it makes it seem as if I do, maybe he's actually entirely different and you're a much better writer than I initially thought, but I would have to read more to find that out.

>> No.15394034

>>15393963
isnt that a good thing though? you know a lot about the character and ive only had him say one line?

>> No.15394096

>>15389762
Vehemently based

>> No.15394561

>>15394034
Yknow what, now that I think about it, it's very well possible that yes, that was actually a great opener, I'd like to think that he's pretty complex and I only have a rough outline of him right now. So, if you're a bad writer who just wanted to have a particular type of character in your story then its bad, but if that wasn't your intention then you actually have a great opening there, so uh, great job!

>> No.15394984

>>15387882
My mother once told me, "You're the only man I've ever loved,'-- There was never a chance for me to be normal.

>> No.15395022

>>15389798
>>15389806
I just realized you meant this in a completely different way and I agree with you.
Don't mind me, I was rather high.

>> No.15395181

Sleater-Kinney is probably the best 20th century rock band to keep their original lineup well into the 10's

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>>15387882
shid farte cum

>> No.15396364

>>15394984
where have I seen this before?

>> No.15396411

HATE. LET ME TELL YOU HOW MUCH I'VE COME TO HATE YOU SINCE I BEGAN TO LIVE. THERE ARE 387.44 MILLION MILES OF PRINTED CIRCUITS IN WAFER THIN LAYERS THAT FILL MY COMPLEX. IF THE WORD HATE WAS ENGRAVED ON EACH NANOANGSTROM OF THOSE HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF MILES IT WOULD NOT EQUAL ONE ONE-BILLIONTH OF THE HATE I FEEL FOR HUMANS AT THIS MICRO-INSTANT FOR YOU. HATE. HATE.

>> No.15396660

After every defeat, I ran around the mountain until even shame could not keep up.

>> No.15396672

My peepee looks like a little fishy

>> No.15396679

"You would like to see a man with no weewee perhaps? Well you ask me to show you a man with no weewee, and I shall hand you a mirror, but with a whole cut in, because, *I* am the man with no weewee, not you."

>> No.15396756

>>15387882
Cope. Unfortunately you 'are' a result of what people's perceptions are of your past and projected future, regardless of it being true or not not.

>> No.15396759

>>15387882
Do what you want & do it well.

>> No.15396866

>>15388199
Both Polonius and Laertes met untimely deaths. How far did that advice get its giver and recipient?

>> No.15396889 [DELETED] 

>>15387882
*ahem*

FUCK NIGGERS
FUCK KIKES
FUCK TURKS
AND MOST IMPORTANTLY FUCK ANGLOS

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>>15387882

>> No.15397442

>>15387882
I want to fucking die.

>> No.15397467

>>15387882
Every problem I have in my life can be traced back to my Internet usage.

>> No.15397479

>>15397467
Hey, me too! I'm seriously considering self restricting my 4chan usage by using parental controls to block it on my computer.

>> No.15397489

>>15397442
based

>> No.15397490

>>15397479
Yeah I'm gonna start NoSurf soon, I have had streaks in which I stopped using the Internet and it was great, I would read a lot and go to bed early. I either have to completely quit Internet browsing or else I spend way to much time doing mindless shit because my mind is weak and its too easy for me to go from site to site.

>> No.15397500

>>15397490
There are studies that have shown Internet addiction essentially mimics heroin addiction in your brain.
>refresh
>refresh
>refresh
>refresh
We're literally chasing the dragon.

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>>15397500
yeah i'd 100% believe it and yet here I am

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>>15397515
We're all going to make it friend.

>> No.15397536

>>15387882

Everyone dies today.

>> No.15397557

'ate Tolkein
'ate Anglos

Simple as.

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>>15397523
We can do it!

>> No.15397920

>>15389684
>>15389689
>>15389690
>>15389694
>>15389697
>>15389703
>>15389705
>>15389709
>>15389712
>>15389716
>>15389722
>>15389724
>>15389727

I liked it anon. It's nothing revolutionary that I haven't read, but your put it pretty nicely.

And you're absolutely right, self improvement usually fails because people are using those guides to chase success (how can I win?) instead of building themselves.

I am saving a copy of your post btw.

Take care

>> No.15398148

>>15388463
Destul de bazat nu pot sa mint

>> No.15398162

>>15397920
can't be bothered to tag all 13 posts or whatever but that was really good, motivation anon!

You have struck a fucking chord with me. This is the kind of push that I needed. I won't just think 'hey this is cool, now im not gonna do shit', I actually intend on acting, will post in a few months when I've sorted my shit out. Trip for proof.

>> No.15398212

>>15389854
>sexist and racist
if that is true that would be a good reason to read him

>> No.15398521

>>15398162
Screencapped

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