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What are some good books about dealing with anxiety and generally caring less about things that don't matter that much?

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Holy shit this couldn't have come at a more right time - thanks!



What if my anxiety doesn't reflect itself in the form of avoidance? What if I'm just overly worried about things, is it still worth reading?


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It's written for anyone suffering from things such as Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, OCD, PTSD, and specific phobias. Due to the way a lot of these issues result in avoidant behaviours, it predominantly focuses on ways in which these people might have trouble doing things they want/need to do. Avoidance is more than simply "avoiding things", it can be a lot more subconscious and unnoticeable, so you might not recognise it in yourself until you really examine things.

If you're truly not held back by your anxiety at all, but want to silence the incessant worrying and chatter of the mind, you might want to look more into meditation and mindfulness instead. I don't have any specific books to recommend on those subjects unfortunately, but I do have pic related.



True. It literally took me 10 years to realize what my Internet addiction was coming from and why it seemed to be impossible to end.



Nothing is impossible.

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Why is it hard to let go of your bullshit past?

Mine's only trivial shit, nothing like the monumental problems a good portion of you lad(ie)s hold inside your mind.

Yet, my mind makes the most idiotic pointless thing, such as a person holding their eyes closed in conversation for more than a second as something that I should kill myself over.

It was worse in Senior High, I finally started to grasp my conscious mind as I neared adulthood, but made more mistakes that I am able to remember.

Why does my brain make monuments of molehills? I shouldn't feel this lost over such minuscule things, but attempts to train myself have yielded more moments to reflect on for suicidal considerations.


Don't go for suicide. It's not the answer.

Trust someone who knows.


Brains are weird. People will hold onto/linger over negative things more than positive ones on average, and while I'm not 100% sure on why I think it may have roots in survival. Remembering that bears can hurt you or acting weird get you ostracized from a social group is a bit more important than, say… remembering that sparrows are pleasant or that you can touch your nostrils with your tongue and you find it funny. The birds would be considered background activity while you keep a look-out for bears because bears are bad, and being part of a group is more important toward survival than indulging in hands-free nose picking.

If you live up in your head all the time or experience a lot of stress/bad shit, especially if you don't live a lifestyle that's balanced for a human animal, it can develop into a bad habit of fixation and behavioral problems. I think it's a similar function that causes people who experience severe anxiety disorders to elevate themselves into panic mode with increasing frequency over the course of their lives, until getting stuck in anxious hysteria loops is just the norm for them. Think of it like an animal trapped in unusual circumstances that develops a grooming obsession to the point that it starts licking and gnawing all of its fur off. Breaking out of bad looping behavior/mindset takes time, practice, and a lot of discipline and willpower, but it's far from impossible.


I'd say the hard thing is that it makes it hard to meet new people as talking about life experience is a staple topic for social shit, which is hard to do if you lack positive relatable social experiences. Nothing to be ashamed of, OP.

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Forgive me for drunkposting. I'm listening to a jewtube 90's music playlist and getting I'm getting emotional.

I can't stop thinking about how fundamentally different my perception of the world was as a kid. I suspect it has something to do with not judging everything. e.g. I remember as a kid learning to read, riding in the car looking out of the window at billboards and realizing that now that I knew how to read, I wasn't able to look at it as just shapes. I couldn't help but read any words that I saw.

When mystics or Eckhart Tolle whoever talk about enlightenment, are they talking about returning to this kind of state of no-judgement and have any anons experienced this as adults?

I used to be a healthy, effervescent kid, always curious, enthusiastic. Now, although I'm not diagnosed I'm pretty sure I have anhedonia/avoidant personality disorder. Is there a way to return to that state as default or somehow incorporate it into adult life?

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Ye. I was a little antisocial turd back then, (Newgrounds + overprotective mom), but I had a semblance of inner peace. I don't see any way out, OP. Best we could do is move forward as people. Wish I had a better contribution but your feels are felt, OP



>the 90s were such a magical time

Everything was a commercial in the 80s and 90s.

>everything has steadily degenerated since the turn of the millennium

It's been degenerating since a lot further back.


>ywn be in a monoethnic society where all major viruses and bacterial infections of transmission are eliminated by vaccines and first world, top tier sanitation habits of your fellow white men, women, and children

the 90s was literally the last decade of White Americana. Discovery Zone literally operated from 1990 to 1999.

It was a truly great time to be alive my man, I get drunk and listen to 90s hits too and nothing hits me harder


oh and OP you need to check out the Cum Town podcast (yeah)

It's comedians our age (late 20s to 30) who are CONSTANTLY doing in depth references to the golden age of the 90s. I know of no one else who captures the vibe of the 90s so well as them and they don't even try, it just comes out in conversation.

I recommend this to everyone reading who gets nostalgic about their 90s childhood


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>kicked out of Brown for having sex in his dorm

>dad kills himself shortly afterward because his business tanked, probably because his son would likely be a failure in life too

>left with failing advertising company

>makes enough money to buy a couple of failed Atlanta radio stations

>sells everything to buy a cable tv station

>names it WTCG (for "Watch This Channel Grow")

>buys up rights to old televisions shows because they're cheap and constantly plays them as an alternative form of family entertainment to the limited channels during those days

>needs to have the channel classified at news, so airs fake news at strange hours in the morning that basically parodies the superficial talking heads of the day

>channel turns into a huge success

>develops Turner Broadcasting System (TBS), which would eventually grow to include CNN, TNT, HLN and Cartoon Network.

>CNN tanks, he loses large portion of his fortune and a grandchild in the same year

>to top it off, his wife leaves him too

>manages to recover and is now the second largest landowner in the United States (was the first until 2011)

>throughout the years founded the Atlanta Braves, created Captain Planet and has had a major influence on global politics through his donations to the UN

>all for a college reject whose dad killed himself


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No problem.


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>Hitler is my spirit animal


a college reject whose dad killed himself

With a falling but whole Advertising company.

Also, lucky enough for his TV station to not tank, I bet he didn't had any vision and just saw the opportunity.

What about someone who has no cash on his pockets? who is stupid as a Mule, no talents whatsoever, short and ugly as sin is?



You're thinking of philosophers. Here, have a few:





The extant sources agree that Socrates was profoundly ugly, resembling a satyr more than a man





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Hey /qq/, I really want to get into drawing furries, but I… just… can't.

If anyone out there is good at drawing, how did you get started without worrying that it will suck?


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Absolutely disgusting choice, but if you must, why do you have any expectations that your first drawings won't suck? Why shouldn't they suck if you haven't practiced much?


there's no way they won't. practicing means sucking at something for a long time before you finally get good. otherwise, everyone would be good at everything. just accept you will suck for awhile.



>why do you have any expectations that your first drawings won't suck?

…Well actually I wasn't expecting them to not suck, I just wanted to know how people sleep at night knowing that they just drew something that makes them want to set themselves on fire.

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Guys, how do I get to know a slightly autistic girl? I have no interest in these normie, snapchatting shopping queens.


Literally autistic or "autistic"?


"Autistic", so more like a nerd. Everything except normie is alright


Did you play ME: Andromeda recently?

Autistic waifus, the 3D girls are usually not that good.


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Some 3D girls are good, not the biological ones though

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I don't know why, but I hate current generation of people, fucking hate the new music, singers, movies, movie stars and popstars, everything seems too fucking faggy and shitty.

I tryed to accept everything, but I can't! I don't know, everything doesen't seem's to be as good as was in past……

Even the past gay singers look more straight then actually the current straight ones.

The woman look so bitchy and unnotural then were in past, everything is to damn facke and shitty.

It's like everything's changed and still changing in a bad way. Am I the only one who feel this way?

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I do, however, have morals and values. I keep myself to a strict code of honor when dealing with other people. There's nothing I can do about the state of society or people, I learned a long time ago that since I can't change society as I am now, I can change myself. Worrying about a pipedream that everyone will just wake up from the fantasyland they've been conditioned to live in is futile for me. As you can see in this thread, it would seem that many people are waking up from the matrix. I see it more and more each day. I occasionally check out Google trends to see what the general consciousness is, and it is obvious that more and more people are becoming fed up with the left. When I can't do for others, I know I can do for myself. Create the ideal world within my own life that I'd like to see in others. Get /fit/, get smart, read books, attain wealth, an education, a wife and children to instill these values in. Ubermensch is the ideal man who creates an ideal world within his own life, and outwardly, it changes inches of the world outside mine. The more people who can relate to and practice Ubermensch, the more the world can change.



>Ubermensch is the ideal man who creates an ideal world within his own life, and outwardly, it changes inches of the world outside mine.

This is exactly what I mean, and I'm happy to hear it from you. Too many times I've heard people use the idea of the ubermensch to justify solipsistic behaviour, and I'm happy to see that you've not strayed into that line of thinking.




That's not what an ubermensch is, that's just a particularly strong man. Ubermensch is some apocryphal shit bordering on science fiction.


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Just wait for the robots, you can focus on hobbies instead of wageslaving and have a robowaifu/husbando to fulfill those needs. Also implants. So stop with the le wrong generation XD shit, yes it sucks right now, but it's about to surpass anything we have had in our history


No, you're not. Avoid the top chart songs and shit on the radio since it's all the same bullshit pop garbage by Sheneequa, Beiber, and Tyrone and they all sound the same after a while. Some movies are okay if you know where to look, independent film festivals are full of surprising gems. I hate to use the term, but "sheep" shit panders to the lowest common denominator and will always be the most mindless drivel that attracts the most eyes and vacuums up the most money. If you don't want to rage and lose brain cells, you should almost always look elsewhere.

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Does anyone else feel like they’re stuck in quicksand?

I just want a good enough job that I can move out and start a life for myself. I’m 22 years old and I’ve only managed to have two jobs in all five years since graduating.

I’m an introvert and I know that severely hurts my ability to get part time work. Sales and retail are literal hell for me. I tried to tough it out but I’ve found that instead of magically transforming into this social butterfly that normies expect me to, I become violent, bitter, and standoffish. I make my own corner and recede into it.

I left my last job after they continuously cut my hours to the point I was only working one day a week. Getting there nearly cost as much as what I made in a day so I decided to cut my losses and leave.

I get accused of being lazy and entitled by older people while putting out hundreds of job applications a week. They tell me go to there in person, ask for an application, etc etc. I do this and I just get told to apply online.

A lot of the cushier retail jobs like Walmart, Sam’s Club, Home Depot, and Lowe’s seem to have a hiring bias against young people. All these same people screwed my the recession close ranks around each other an then look down on us for being lazy, entitled, and having unrealistic expectations.

I’m lazy and entitled for not getting the jobs they screw me out of. Then I’m lazy and entitled for being miserable in a food service job that doesn’t even cover car payments. I logged all my job applications in a spreadsheet and my mom didn’t even bother to look at it.

I’m starting to grow bitter. My world view is growing increasingly jaded and cynical. I find the riots happening on campuses and in ghetto neighborhoods refreshing and annoying. Amusing because I get to see the older generations reap what they’ve sown. Annoying because all these groups—BLM, ANTIFA, etc. They’re all corporate tools. They’re rebels without a cause and most of them don’t even realize it.

I hope the boomersPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

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Have you looked around for any manual labour work? The pay is usually pretty good and the work is honest, even if it's a little grueling.



I tried this. Didn't get anywhere with it. I doubt I could have followed through with it if I did.

Generally lying on your resume for anything but a food service job is a bad idea. Their automated background checks will easily catch you in a lie.


I'm in shit physical shape for a multitude of reasons. I know that's not an excuse but part of the big problems I have now is due to being out of shape. I'm in debt now due to repetitive stress injuries on my last job. If I got a job on a construction site or something like that I'd very likely hurt myself and end up costing myself more money down the line. I'm trying to take better care of myself, but it's rough. I've been fighting depression on my own for over a decade now. Basic hygiene and keeping my room clean feel like monumental tasks. I try to stay optimistic. I have an exercise routine and an itinerary of shit I need to get done daily. Putting out and logging job applications. But sometimes the despair gets to me. I'm just carrying around a lot of pent up rage and resentment with no outlet.


>cover car payments.

You best be talking about gas, car insurance, oil and other maintenance things like that nigger.

Because if you're paying car loans then you are one stupid motherfucker.

I bought a 98 Honda CRV for 2500 bucks, got in a car accident that fucked up both doors on the passenger side, endured a hailstorm that broke the very back window on the passenger side and made dents all over the car and fucked my windshield (which I had to replace) up. I got it when it was 170k on the odometer and now it's up to 280k.

I do not give a shit if it gets stolen or breaks down.

That is the kind of car you should have.

Onto job matters though. Go work at Papa Johns but only if you're not a shitty driver and you have less than 3 accidents on record. Or any pizza place really. All I had to go in and they asked if I was looking for work, threw a hat on me and gave a topper. I was walking home with 100 bucks more or less in my hand at the end of the day.

That's if you just want to get started though. Its bare minimum but its good cash and easy for someone with a lot of time on their hands.

You could also go do apprenticeship stuff like suggested by another anon on this board in



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Really good advice.



Yeah no, I'm not an idiot. I wanted to buy a cheap used car but I wasn't making enough to cover the cost of maintaining it. I couldn't save because my mom was taking money away from me and my hours were cut during the busiest part of 2016. So I was only making a few dollars a week. I don't even have a car, or a license. I'm working on getting a job close to home so I can get those things in a couple of months.


That is good advice. I already had a plan set out for a career. I want to get a job in IT as a sysadmin or a NOC technician. I was working on getting certifications until everything went to shit. My biggest problem right now is not having a car or license. I'll save that advice for later when I can get those things.

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I'm not a shut in neet, I have a full time job, in decent shape, and while not attractive, certainly not ugly. yet I just can't talk to people. I have no friends, no love life, and it bothers me to no end, yet I can't help but be quiet as hell around others, which I know makes things awkward as hell, other people probably think I'm weird or a freak or something.

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Sure, I never said it was easy. I just hoped I could reframe the situation for you so you can see how fucked up the whole thing is, and maybe compel you to bolt from that place as soon as you can. And that certainly does not involve paying off your father's bullshit demands.



It's fucking easy, just pretend to be interested in people's mundane little lives and keep the conversation going by asking questions which cannot be answered with "yes" or "no". Respond to their comments by relating it to something in your life with a similar theme and pretending to find it interesting. People love talking about themselves and you'll seem like a likable sort who shows genuine interest in their concerns and passions. The real trick is to do this without feeling nothing but boredom inside.



Maybe someday, I really want to leave, but I need to plan how to make it work. Thanks for the advice, i will keep it in mind. You have been really helpful and I really do appreciate it.



>The real trick is to do this without feeling nothing but boredom inside.

I still can't make it past this one.



I would do that, but I can't initiate conversations with people, and they don't do it to me.

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I have no one to turn to for help but to this mongolian cable knitting board, /qq/.

I'm a 28 year old autist who got my Master's of Science last May in geology, and have been looking for a job since. I don't think I'm doing it right. I keep getting told to apply online, but I never hear back from anyone. I've tried "networking", but they tell me to apply online, then I wait a week and call back, and they say they don't want me because I have no field experience. I tried to get an internship during my grad school, but the same thing happened then as is happening now. I don't know how I'm supposed to get my foot in the door to get experience. I've done lab research for nearly 9 years in university. Did I pigeonhole myself into an academic career? I didn't even want to be in university that long, and I fucking hate it here. Just someone please either give me a job or tell me how you're supposed to get one, because I'm ready to kill myself with no challenge, health benefits, or vertical movement in my current $12/hr job. I can't start a family on this shit.

It feels like there's some kind of in-joke that I'm not getting with fucking job searching and networking. I don't even know what to do about networking, everyone keeps telling me to use linkedin and I even made a skeleton FB page for myself with normie memes about cats and shit so they can spy on me and think I'm not a paranoid autist. I don't know what else I'm supposed to be doing. My husband has been riding my ass hard lately, he says I should be doing more and he'd be doing so much more than me if his parents had given him the opportunity to go to university. But when I ask "what else should I be doing then?" he tells me he doesn't know and that I should know, because I have the degree, not him. I don't know, however. I don't know what the fuck I'm doing or what I'm supposed to be doing or what I'm supposed to know so I can know what I'm doing.

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>Im talking about local or regional power companies like conEd or xcel.

Now this can be the ticket. I'll shoot some resumes around. Do you know if the waste management or water utility sectors would be looking for geologists/stratigraphers, or would they mostly want hydro?


I wish it was the fun kind, but it's mostly been the "hurry the fuck up and get a job with benefits why aren't you doing more to get a job I expected more from you" kind. It's clear that he's getting antsy and wants kids, but we can't without genetic testing for some pressing family medical problem. We need insurance first.


Most Geology jobs are in Oil and Natural gas. Both of those industries are highly cyclical and in the shitter right now. Try government and if all else fails, go back to school until the market improves. I would also think local civil engineering companies would have need for a geologist.


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>I'm a 28 year old autist who got my Master's of Science

>Just someone please either give me a job or tell me how you're supposed to get one, because I'm ready to kill myself with no challenge, health benefits, or vertical movement in my current $12/hr job.

>I even made a skeleton FB page for myself with normie memes about cats and shit so they can spy on me and think I'm not a paranoid autist.

>I don't know what the fuck I'm doing or what I'm supposed to be doing or what I'm supposed to know so I can know what I'm doing.

>I can't start a family on this shit.

This is what I fear most in life.



Also "apply online" never worked for anybody. You need to find and meet the right people in person. 80%+ of professional jobs come from referrals. It is still who, not what, you know.



>You need to find and meet the right people in person.

Recently, we had a job opening where I work since someone needed out on medical leave. We found someone via standard resume who had followed basic procedure and so had them in training. However, some other guy had met the manager previously and handed him a resume in person. A few days later he started calling in, demanding to speak with the manager and wondering where his job was since he'd spoken to him in person. It's what you're supposed to do, right?

Middle management took down his concern and phone number, and told me to deliver the note to the manager since they weren't sure if he was still hunting for positions. The manager was pretty stressed when I found him, I delivered the message with an explanation, and he threw it straight into the trash without even looking at it, replied that, no, he wasn't looking for any more new people and had explained it previously to others. The position was taken, and by someone who hadn't come in to schmooze the boss. Didn't help that one of those job aggregator sites like Monster and Indeed had picked up the job opening and so people thought it was still up and we're still getting applications.

I'm not saying don't try, some of my best job offers have come from doing just that, just be aware that it doesn't work for everywhere and it most certainly doesn't guarantee you a job or even a foot in the door. Things have to line up correctly.

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This board seemed the most appropriate to vent about these thoughts I've had. I would like to say that this post is not really meant to be political.

Homelessness is a problem. In California, where I live, it's probably the worst in the country and it is especially bad in the city I live in. In the area I live, there's a lot of money. Think liberal, rich, pc, smug. Now I'm not rich, but my family doesn't struggle. I'm young, have never had to go hungry, have a roof over my head, etc. I've had adversity in my life, but for the most part it has been relatively mellow.

These homeless people you will see downtown in my city. Not many in my area. When I do see them, though, I have quite a deal of sympathy for them. It bothers me. Especially considering that people who don't have to deal with it just don't care. This materialistic society I live in continues consuming, acting oblivious to not only people suffering around the world, but people right next to them.

I've decided that soon I'll volunteer for a soup kitchen or something similar. Does anyone else feel this way? It has been bothering me a lot recently.

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>begging can rake in the dough

Thats part of the problem. It can rake in the dough and because of that a lot of people dont trust beggars. I have seen people pretend to be homeless for those beggarbux people hand them. This unfortunately fucks over a lot of genuine homeless people since people dont want to give money to liars.


>less fortunate

In other words, no good trash of people.


OP just don't, there are many people who are simply unfortunate in life have ended up homeless but the vast majority of them are just drunks, druggies and assorted good-for-nothings.

I suggest that instead of feeding people who in better times would have been sent to workhouses, you volunteer in a more focused and concentrated effort, like helping out in a youth group or something like that.

Also many of them are not as poor as they seem. Street people are untrustworthy people OP.



I don't know if its reverse sexism on my part but im inclined to give money to a woman thats hustling than a man. Also, most homeless people have undiagnosed, untreated mental illnesses and they dont want the restriction of being a ward of the state and living in a mental facility.

Not everyone can be saved. Not everyone wants to.



I've found homeless people to be a much more complicated situation all around. a homeless person could possibly be a scammer for sympathy in disguise- I remember a radio show doing a story about a homeless man like this:

>man has sign that says "hungry" on it.

>people drop money, including the storyteller.

>later in the day, homeless man is picked up by their spouse.

>the car is a fucking Cadillac.

>storyteller gets pissed when he finds this out.

likewise, addiction can be a crippling piece of shit, too, as one of my old friends ran a homeless shelter and found out one of the people they were helping was stealing money from the house to get drugs. I want to help too, but I don't know if they're gonna be a shithead who'll bite my hand if I try to feed them. shit like this is never easy.

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I want to be more productive but can't manage it.

For one, I don't feel pride for what I do. I have a want to create but feel like everything I do is shit. Even when I look at my past works I should feel proud of or when I get compliments from friends or fans, I don't feel a reaction. There's been times where people asked me to show them what I do or recognized my work, but I hesitate to respond.

I also often feel like I don't know what the hell I'm doing when I'm working, so I get discouraged. This is probably part of why it's incredibly hard for me to produce content consistently. I've noticed I haven't been able to get into flow states as much as I used to when I was a teenager.

To add on top of that, I feel guilty when I'm not creating something. I often waste my time browsing 8ch or checking my contacts for no good reason and it stresses me out, but at the same time I seem to be afraid of starting something new, so I end up in this sick cycle. I'm still relatively young but I'm not getting any younger, and looking at my peers succeed is making me feel inadequate.

I don't know if these are all the same problem or not, but I gotta change something. My creative work is the only thing I'm any good at.

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Too expensive and I don't like the idea of relying on substances to get shit done. Also not easy to get where I live.


I am pretty awful at organizing myself, so this is probably worth trying. I set up a trello account a while ago, keeping a list of what I need to do and got done might make me feel better.

Thanks anon.



Like what kind of things? How substantial do they have to be?



Make a video game.









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Any other anons balding? Be it receding hair line, hair loss starting on the crown of your head, or thinning hair on top. I shave my head every now and then with a Gillette Fusion ProGlide, but it's a hassle that takes a while. Also razor bumps even if I moisturize. If I grow it out any longer than a buzzcut, I'm visibly balding on top though. I don't want to waste my money on some shit like Rogaine. I'm cool with being bald, I just want a more convenient way to shave. There are electric razors designed for scalps (Bald Eagle Skull Shaver) but I'm not sure if it's worth the money as I've seen mixed reviews.

tl;dr, any balding anons know any good alternatives to shaving your head with a normal razor?



I'm 25, and my hairline has been receding very slowly since I turned 22. Around the same time, I also got this weird thing where my hair started thinning and disappearing in the areas just above my ears and slightly forward. I'm not sure whether it's due to constant stress/anxiety, me rarely leaving the house, heavy on-the-ear headphone usage, poor diet, poor hygiene, or what, all I know is that having bald patches there looks retarded. I wish there was a way to fix it, I had dreams of one day meeting girls and getting a girlfriend but this is not helping.

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Sam Hyde turned me onto this. Incredibly relaxing in an autistic way. Really makes you focus on resource allocation and keeps you glued to the screen for hours.

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Euro Truck Simulator 2 is a great game for relaxing, just driving along and listening to some comfy music, it's really nice. I've not played the American one yet, but I'm sure it's just as good.


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I always thought The Sims 2 was a pretty chill game


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lol, my brother and I had to have played the Pajama Sam and Freddy Fish games hundreds of times where we were young. Brings me back.

For anyone interested: check out gog.com if you're interested in nostalgic games. They have great distros for games and a lot of extra content included with your purchases.

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So I want to move out, I'm 22 and have a good savings, my parents let me stay in the house after 18 but I have 9 siblings, all younger so staying is a bit of a challenge.

I've been thinking of moving, as I feel ready.

>got car

>full time job

>got gf


Everything is so fucking expensive in relation to how much I make and save. I make 10 bucks an hour, average rent around here is 700 for a 1 bed and 1 bath. Not counting utilities that come out to 200 usually.

I make 1600 a month before taxes. 800 a week but after taxes it comes out to 650 maybe. Which is not all bad right now as I spend 220 a month on cellphone, rent (50 at parents), a gym membership and car insurance. Than I pocket atleast 275 per paycheck.

But I still qualify and can meet the minimum requirements for a small apartment. I thought about getting some friends or even my girlfriend in so I could live reasonably but none of my friends live or work like I do! My gf is unemployed or only worked shitty under the table jobs part time and lived paycheck to paycheck. My friends either don't have jobs or work part time as well and most don't have cars or girlfriends for that matter.

YET everytime I want to chose the best of my friends to live with me, they have some standard that has to be met, I.E. they must have their own room, nigga, how do you think you should have your own room when you don't even have a full time job!

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Still getting jewed hard. Get a cheaper phone, and find a better insurance provider.


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There is no excuse for making $10 an hour, let me give you some advice. You need to get a higher paying job and move out ASAP, don't get stuck at home paying for other peoples bills, that is what I did. What do you do for a living? I make $32 an hour as a union electrician in a major TX city, starting out with no experience we pay half of that so $16. I made $75k last year and I turned down A LOT of overtime because I enjoy my time off. I know people that make $110-120k a year. You could also make that much working off shore but that life is not for everyone. You want to find a job that requires considerable skill but no college if you want to get out now. Things like being a machinist is a good choice or other technical jobs or building trades. There are more building trades than you think, pipe fitters, plumbers, electricians, control wiring techs, fire alarm, elevator installers or even company techs working for people like Lutron on their proprietary systems. Pay will vary as will the difficulty of the job both mentally and physically. The best option from these in my opinion is being a union elevator tech, they make around $45/hr and have GREAT benefits/retirement. When you first start expect to work hard and do the shit work, later things will get easier for you. Chemical plants also pay decently. Look for apprenticeship programs or local unions. I don't know enough about IT to comment on that option but I think a lot of that is being outsourced or the workers being imported. At your age I was making more than you and that was 15 years ago (yes I'm old). If you are in a large city there are opportunities there, stop being a beta and improve your situation instead of waiting on things to magically get better. You can be making $15+ in no time and be on your own in a year easily.

Oh yeah, and if you are white start having white kids soon. If you aren't white, don't have any kids, they will just hold you back. ;)



Don't you usually need to know someone in the union to become an apprentice?



No, not really. You normally have to just present you academic records and perhaps take an entrance exam. You will never know if you don't try. You don't have to be union to make more than $10 anyway. Most people aren't union.


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>What do you do for a living?

I currently work as a sales admin at a promotional group. I was a receptionist at my previous job and was there for about 4 years.

I am going to take your advice though and start looking for apprenticeships with some of those people you mentioned. Hopefully I can find weekend apprenticeships until I leave my current job as I do want to have a year of experience with this place on my resume in case things go badly.

You are right and I need to take responsibility for my life in order to make money and get my feet off the ground. Thanks for the great advice anon, any more you can offer would be great.

Especially with children and marriage because I am white and have a gf of two years but I am not so keen on the kid thing.

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