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 No.5446[Reply]

Hey sushis, how the hell do I get off the computer?

I spend practically all day browsing various boards and forums and doing nothing of value. I have a couple non-computer-based hobbies but barely any motivation. I've tried to make my computer time more productive (studying languages, programming, even just watching stuff or playing games) but I can never stick with it because to be honestly I hate the computer and everything to do with it.

I'm at the point where you could call me internet addicted, but it's mostly because I feel like I have nothing else to do. I could stop using the computer, but I have no idea how I'd fill my time. I guess I'd stare at the wall? My social life isn't too vibrant either and that doesn't help.

Has anyone else been here / does anyone have some ideas?
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 No.6809

>Hey sushis, how the hell do I get off the computer?
Get busy with real life stuff, from exercise to going to the library or walks to meet people in meetups, events, conventions idk
Well that's how I try, sometimes it works, but for job reasons need to get better at coding so that needs a computer.

 No.7635

it's hard isn't it. The way is to find something fun outside of computers to fill your time with.

 No.7641

>>5447
Yup, I think distraction is key. You have to fill the void with something else.

 No.7678

>>7635
>>7641
Exactly. I've been brainstorming for weeks now on something I can do off the computer (and outside in general), and I finally found something: playing w/ a super ball. Childish? Maybe. But if it's not hot/rainy outside, it's great cardio and a fun way to kill 30 minutes.

 No.7799

As I've gotten older I've gradually lost the anxiety and fear of missing out if I'm not constantly on the computer. Also got rid of browser bookmarks so I don't default to mindless browsing.

When I feel like I'm defaulting I just get up and take a walk or start sewing. I find myself wandering outside more now that I bought a camera.



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 No.7780[Reply]

I have recently become unemployed and the jobs I have received calls back from during my new job search are asking me to take these cognitive ability tests.

As a kid, I achieved remarkable scores on some standard IQ tests, making me qualified for some "gifted" classes. Today, I can barely sustain the attention necessary to follow a set of instructions, let alone complete these intelligence tests.

I was wondering why people issue these tests, what merit they actually have, and how much preparation plays a factor in these types of tests.

I'm asking because if they are true, I guess I'm retarded.

 No.7781

The last thing I know about the workplace and hiring policies is whatever's on the mind of HR departments. I assume they do these kinds of tests to check if you're above a threshold of intelligence and to see how much responsibility they can give you.

>Today, I can barely sustain the attention necessary to follow a set of instructions, let alone complete these intelligence tests.

Yup, I think this is what they're trying to get out of you.

 No.7782

>>7780
I don't like youtube videos about this kind of subject, but this video should I answer your question about how preparation affects the result.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRoVVU--BkU

Intelligence test can measure someone's problem solving capacities, but that's it. A lot of people seem to use those tests to evaluate their worth, eventhough it's possible to be a complete piece of shit with a high IQ or a truly selfless person with a below average intelligence.

That's my 2 cents.

 No.7783

Moved to >>>/hell/2493.



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 No.6896[Reply]

hardee is a qt

 No.6933

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what the fuck. who are you

 No.7113

I know who this was now. Damn. They mean a lot to me, and I hope they know that. Gonna send them an email now actually.

 No.7575

A sushi tale in three acts.

 No.7662

>>7575
A mysterious backstory, an exciting twist, stay tuned to find out what happens!

 No.7738

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>>7662
that's about it sadly, i sent the email but to no response. oh well. can't really do much. just gotta find new friends



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 No.7705[Reply]

Hi sushis. Hope you're all doing well.
I think most people are finding new ways to be creative in these uncertain times, and I think it would be cool if we used this thread to share some of the things we've been working on!

That being said, I'm currently brainstorming some sort of novella based around humans who have ascended to the level of cosmic gods (kinda inspired by The Microcosmic God), and what it would be like to be dehumanised by such awesome power. It's also a chance for me to play around with some flowery language and sci-fi-esque grand descriptions of unfilmable concepts, my favourite of which being a game which these gods play. Here are the quotes:

"They still play games. But not at all like they used to. These people move entire species around like draughts, collapse an empire like taking a bishop, all with the regard for life tantamount the respect humans once had for a six of clubs."

"The Game is at once simulation game, chess board, blackjack and match of Go. It is equal parts dance of territory as debate of philosophy. They are making decisions trillions of times per minute, making plans and laying traps decades into the future. The ants on the ground believe it to be them making the decisions, but it is in fact us."

What are you working on, sushi?

 No.7715

I recently finished rewriting a 50-page setting document and am learning how to into Illustrator. I don't really know if that counts as creative though.



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 No.7589[Reply]

I am 20 years old and I never told my mom that I loved her.

Today is Mother's Day and I finally did it. Cheers, sushi!

 No.7592

Today's mother's day?

 No.7594

>>7589
That's really sweet. I don't know what sort of relationship you have with your family that would make that the case, and I won't ask, but hearing something like that made me smile. I wish the best for you and your family, sushi.
>>7592
Mother's day is one of those holidays that's celebrated on different days in different countries I think.

 No.7598

>>7594
Sounds about right, I distinctly remember almost forgetting to say happy mother's day like a few weeks back



 No.5908[Reply]

Does anyone have trouble solving problems after a continuous period of solving problems? It feels like I can't think logically after working on a problem for about three hours, even if I take a break. Those hours also have to occur immediately after I wake up. Taking a nap helps.

I was thinking that my problem is related to attention and could be helped by meditating. I've never done it and I don't really know how, but maybe some of you have tried it before.

It sounds kind of woo woo to be honest.
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 No.5916

>>5908 I would say working for three hours straight on a problem (assuming you're focused the whole time) is a pretty good feat! Definitely takes a lot of mental energy.

After that, it's completely normal to need a good break before going back to work. Not just going to the bathroom or drinking a cup of coffee in five minutes, I mean an actual break. Get out of your workplace and interact with people if possible for at least half an hour. Then maybe you'll be able to start working again. Probably with lower performance than before, but hey, we're humans. We can only stay fully focused a few hours a day, so take it easy.


Regarding meditation, if you want some legit stuff just google zazen or vipassana, but don't expect some drastic results. It may help you a little bit with ignoring distractions or keeping anxiety away, but it's not a magic pill.

 No.5917

yo hoes, Y'all women know how to make sandwiches right?
yeah tell me what to make, it's evening here and I'm hungry af
also poorfag choices please, like I have tomato, cheese, onion, sausage and salad but don't give me like pizza recipes ok?
kthxbye

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 No.7563

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>>5913
There's a lot of bullshit going around the topic of meditation because it's being commodified by corporations and the new generation of self-help gurus who want to make a quick buck.

I started with the Tibetan teacher >>5915 linked but then moved to the Thai Forest Tradition because they are the most meditation-heavy school out there and have a lot of useful literature online, like the attached book.

 No.7576

I also recommend the Thai Forest Tradition, brahm has several youtubes and the books by sumedo and ajahn chah are really good. also The Mind Illuminated by Culadasa is really good if you want a book about purely meditation without all the theories surrounding buddism



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 No.3302[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

This thread isn't meant to be all about me, even if my writing makes it seem like it, it can be anything to do with friends.

Do you have any online friends sushi? How did you get them? What do you like to do with them?

I have a problem making online friends, because all the sites I go on are sushi rollymous. I have tried a few forums, but I can never commit to them, and they're usually pretty bad anyway. I dont have time for IRC, and I always make a big old booby of myself in live conversation. Do you think it's possible for me to make online friends, or should I stick to being by myself for the moment?
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 No.7494

>>7487
I know this feeling and I hate it. It comes with the territory of socializing online a lot but it always hurts when it happens. People have a million and one reasons for disappearing out of the blue and I'm guilty of it myself even. But when it happens to me I always take it personally even if I know I shouldn't.

 No.7495

I joined a penpals app recently, to be able to practice language learning with people around the world. It's nice and all, the only downside is that I now have a big list of letter pending answer. Of course with some people I never made any connection but I do have a handful of somewhat good friends in there. I procrastinate answering because I want to take the time to write a nice letter and also because I want to write them in their language and I'm still far from competent.

 No.7497

>>7495
What languages are you learning through it?

 No.7533

>>7487
This breaks my heart. I've had hundreds of short-lived friendships online. From a few days to a year or two. I often wonder about them and hope they're okay.

 No.7571

>>7494
I've dropped one person in the past, because my mental state didn't allow me to respond. Just… too much stuff going out to write a lengthy e-mail response.
To this day I hate myself for having done that, even if I and the person on the other side didn't "vibe" with each other completely.

I have also been dropped many times, but since I did that too I have no right to complain.



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 No.4781[Reply]

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 No.4918

Thank you so much for sharing. This is the first anime I've enjoyed in years. The animals resemble Nordic and South Asian symbols, but perhaps they were cribbing more from the Tao Te Ching. Either way, beautiful.

 No.6799

>>4781
Did anyone here enjoy The Triplets of Belleville and similar cartoons?

 No.6848

>>6799
Yes, i liked it a lot but can't name anything similar to it though, if you know i'd sure love some reccs.

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 No.7189[Reply]

Socialist sushis post your favorite revolutionary songs! I’ll start

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 No.7238

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>>7202
Vi estas esperantisto ankaux, susxi? Kia mojosa!

 No.7259

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We're going to >>>/hell/ for this aren't we?
https://youtube.com/watch?v=mY1FACvlzmk
https://youtube.com/watch?v=TQuy3FqVcYc
They're just folk songs, but sung in revolutionary spirit.

 No.7260

Not a fan of the IRA, but this must be the best war song ever written.

 No.7564

HO-HO HO SHI MINH



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 No.7006[Reply]

I know this is probably a super common question but I have no clue how. I work full time and everyday my schedule is wake up, go to work, go home, sleep. I don't really have any interest outside of my house and anyways I'm a shy and anxious person. I've tried discord servers as well but its difficult to join an already existing social group.

The saddest (and most hopeful) part is that I know there are tons of people in the same situation as me. The problem is getting these people together. More than anything I wish to be around people that make me feel safe and not always on guard.
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 No.7079

>>7018
Watching a feeling or emotion closely will negate much of the effect it has on your actions. Pain is the best example of this: it is designed to drag your attention to the site, but once it has achieved this it loses its bite, only to reemerge as your attention wanders.
For other emotions if you watch for too long they melt into their noisy components, or unravel upon finding their cause.
You do not need to empathise with the sensation of another's feelings to relate. Treat them like the biological machines they are, with feelings as a sparse representation of an information processing subroutine.

 No.7084

I met all of my current IRL friends on the Internet, or through those friends. I joined online chat groups or hobby groups with lots of users who shared my interests, and then sought out people in those groups who lived nearby, and did offline meets. I met a lot of interesting people and made lots of lasting friendships that way. All of my roommates currently are people I met online or through online friends. I find it way easier to get comfortable with someone by talking to them online first, than trying to get to know someone in person. Then when you meet up you already know each other a bit instead of feeling put on the spot and like you have to come up with talking points super fast to break the ice.

 No.7098

posting an invite link to my discord server in hopes of branching out
we are an art and internet culture oriented community that is small atm
https://discord.gg/uXmFCJR

join and make some new friends

 No.7262

for me it is easiest to socialize at my job! but since you already brought up having a job, maybe try volunteer work?
also, tinder is sometimes okay for meeting friends! i met someone on there and we play games often.

 No.7562

Search for your local mutual aid groups and volunteer. All those groups would be happy to see new members, no matter how shy.



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