I'm thankful for summer coming back.
I really missed the warm evenings, the uplifting sunlight, the taste of fresh strawberries, the smell of chamomile.
My friends. They deserve a better friend than me…
I'm just thankful to be alive. Taking deep breaths and doing what I can is all I'm capable of right now, but I'm okay with that! Water is good. I got new glasses, so I can see better. My window is cracked and the air is nice. I can't wait to get out of quarantine and become a 'real person' again. That's the best phrase I can think of to describe the feeling.
I wish I could do that! Bug catching sounds awesome.
If you catch a cool bug you better post it
I'm thankful for my mom and dad supporting me while I figured out how to act human.
I'm thankful for sushichan and for the kind sushirolls that occupy it.
Have a great day, all of you!
I'm thankful that my friend took me out for a driving lesson today.>>10891
What are you studying?
Mathematics, I just began my degree.
It must be very nice to be able to study Mathematics for free.
Which branch of Mathematics? Discrete? Topology? Groups?
Mad respect. Mathematics feels good on my brain. Less annoying in some respects than the work I do as a engineer. I don’t like working with other people normally, heh. Work through a chapter of a textbook with a pot of tea.
Thankful for family, fresh food, good health, and friendly posters.
Math feels good when you're doing it but it's feelsgood because it's unironically the galaxy brain image macro and ascending your brain to a higher plane of existence. If you go beyond things you're meant to know you go insane. It's like philosophy. Philosophy and mathematics have the most people going insane of any field of study except gender studies lol
This is my first semester too, I'm on Algebra I, Analysis I, Linear Algebra and Advanced calculus. Good look in your pursuit of mathematical knwoledge!>>11026
Thank you! I love hearing about people who love math, even if they're not career mathematicians. What are you reading currently?
Can't agree with this sentiment more. Mathematicians are the wizard-titans that my entire field depends on, fucking tensors, how do they work?
Thankful for meeting new people on a jog today.
Thankful for quarantine giving me more opportunities to study and practice computing science.
Are you actually asking or are you making a point because tensors aren't really hard at all t. physics guy
pretend I was asking though, I'm curious what tensors are and what they do/are used for?
World sucks. Social life over. At least I'm not homeless I guess.
that's a matter of opinion>Social life over.
your lucky you had one at all. i never have a social life, or friends because ひきこもり (,_,). good news is i started going outside more and met some nice people that were nice to me. made me feel cared about :3>At least I'm not homeless I guess.
thankfulness and gratitude is good for you. optimism is water for the soul. what's something your truly thankful for in your life? it can start small, but being optimism will lead to future happyness. spark joy sushi ~ ~ ~
The simple way of understanding them is that they're the group name for scalars, vectors, matrices, and so on. A scalar is a 0 dimensional tensor, a vector is a one dimensional tensor, a matrix is a two dimensional tensor, etc. Tensors also technically include the transformations and mappings between these, so the vector and scalar ("cross" and "dot") products are also tensors.
So put simply they're useful as a framework when you need to work with more than one of these things at once. Definitely considered higher level than basic math (e.g. calculus or introductory linear algebra) though so more detached than usual from "real life" than those too. Still very useful in engineering, physics (they can be used to describe e.g. the mechanics of a system and such in a concise way), and computer science. Funnily enough they're not actually that common in high level mathematics from what my math doc friends tell me.
I'm feeling an existential mood right now, so I'll say that I'm thankful for getting the chance to exist. Life, for all the crap it gives, is actually pretty nice. I'll be a little sad when I have to go.
>I'm thankful for getting the chance to exist.
I never consented to this. I didn't ask to be here. Just as I am owed nothing by merely existing, I will forever in kind owe existence nothing.
Likewise, I owe my parents nothing. They brought a life into this world, what say did I have in the matter? If anything, by being forced upon it, they owe me a life's worth in lieu. If I may feel so inclined, I might thank them one day, but this is not a certainty. It's okay, I can live with mutual ingratitude and I think this is an important state of tolerance. Perhaps gratitude from offspring should simply be something unsought of by the parent.
If only a future third-party could consent to conception, knowing what its inalienable existence would bring.
I'm still thankful for the nice things all around me, the long chain of giants that made it possible. I might not thank my ancestry for my existence, but I don't forget the lineage of all the merits and accomplishments people have had before me.
>>11082>I never consented to this. I didn't ask to be here.
There is a possibility that this is not true though, even if it's impossible to know, as with the existence of god and what have you. But just as an interesting perspective, there is the possibility that the primordial essence of you chose to spark into the existence you have because there was something you desired here.
Everything barring a logical or mathematical contradiction is a possibility.
We have no more reason to believe that we did consent to being born than we have reason to believe that our next meal is going to be poisoned. But if anyone were to start inspecting every single meal they have for every single kind of poison without any basis or evidence, we would rightfully deem that person insane.
I understand that you are trying to help, but giving weight to perspectives just because someone has uttered them does a lot more harm than good.
Any weight given was unintended, my point was more, any concept such as god or free will and so on that we have no way of knowing the true mechanism of, it's unhelpful to decide which alternative is true without reason or proof, regardless of which side. But it can be helpful to explore differing perspectives because of different nuggets of concepts you can use.
I.e, I don't think he should believe we chose where we are, but I also believe it's unhelpful to believe that he didn't either. And that poster has obviously already spent some time considering the context concepts of that belief position based on the post, so maybe he'd get something more out of life by considering the opposite.
I've never understood this existential angst. There's a lot we don't get to choose in life, why should we let that bother us? Maybe not existing would have spared you from the bad of life, but it would also have robbed you of the good. Isn't it better to have been afforded the chance and some options in life, than to despise it all because it didn't go exactly how you wanted it to go in hindsight?
Obligatory quote from some dead greek.
I've never read a post that sums up my feelings as well as this one does. Are you my doppelganger?
I think you're putting words in my mouth. What part of it is "angst" when I just want to be left in neutrality? Where do I say I despise existence?
I said I was fine with mutual ingratitude. Nothing owed - nothing demanded. No expectations. There's no hatred in this.
That's Epicurs's bust, not Epictetus's!
I'm your existential doppelganger ;)
>>11098> I think you're putting words in my mouth.
Maybe I am. The way your post read came off as angsty to me on first impression:> I'm not thankful to exist> I never consented to existing> My parents did me a disservice by bringing me into being> I'll hold mutual ingratitude for that fact
> I said I was fine with mutual ingratitude. Nothing owed - nothing demanded. No expectations. There's no hatred in this.
I think I understand a bit more: you've taken a neutral stance to the matter of existence, and for the moment don't feel a lot of thankfulness about it, but you're thankful for "the nice things" (whatever those are) around you in spite of that?
I'm thankful for the brief moments of peace I have in life. I've thrown myself into so many bad situations in the past without forethought, hurt others, and myself irreparably, and now I'm reaping what I've sown. But these spells of mental ease once in a while make me feel blessed, I'm undeserving of the rest I get to take. There's something to be thankful for, and something worth fighting to make sure others can experience in it too. I'm thankful I made my mistakes while young, leaving such a breadth of time to do good. We're beings of spectra, in a blank, probably godless world. We ought to live what we perceive to be living well if we make that conclusion, it forces us into the position of being our own gods.>>11098
I'm sorry to say that there's nothing in it at all, sushi roll. Life is little but a strange transaction of energy in the end. But pretending you're apart from the societal interpretation we make of this situation, by your own inaction, is its own form of hatred. I don't need to guess if I want to say you've accumulated misdeeds unto other people in this world, including your parents, just as you view your parents bringing you into this world to be a misdeed. But that's besides the point, I don't want you to feel like there's a debt or some karmic retribution to face. I do want you to understand is this: there's no neutrality in the world of the living, you can't convince people to stop giving birth anymore than you can snap your fingers and end all suffering, you may as well pay forth what little good you can while you're alive, to your parents and anyone else willing to receive it. Our world is getting ever more brutal by the moment, lighten the load of that burden by being strong enough to lend someone a shoulder. I don't know whether you buy into the utilitarian viewpoint, but I feel any human who cares about their consent in a situation must sense some form of suffering and be against it. They'd have little reason to be against their bringing into the world, otherwise.
Let your tolerance pave way to forgiveness, and eventually an expression of love, if it's possible for you. Entropy for the living until we reach a stasis for the dead. I wish you good fortunes, sushi roll.
I'm thankful for having a really nice meal.
I found a promising website where I can study subjects on a college-level. It's great. I feel like I'm crawling upward.
Just the other day figured out you can freeze like any sweet non-fizzy drink in a tub and then take a fork and stab it inside a cup into a sweet ice-slush kind of thing, it's been keeping me sane in this ungodful heat we've been having recently here.
I guess that's kinda what "shaved ice" in anime is maybe? Or is that just regular ice with something sweet drizzled over afterwards for the taste component?
my grandma has a lemon tree and she gives my family tons of lemons every once in a while. suddenly i had to find out what to do with all the lemons.
i don't have any materials for makeshift explosives, so the next best thing was to make lemonade.
I've been drinking lots of lemonade lately and it just kind of makes me feel better, more energetic and lively.
it's great for someone like me who struggles with doing anything other than staying in bed all day, because i can always get up and make lemonade.
Try freezing a half full bottle of fizzy drink. The fizz keeps the crystals from getting too big, then you can shake it and it turns into a slushie. Just don't let it get too frozen before shaking.
Ooh, thanks alot sushi! Gonna have to try that, the fork-stabbing does take a while to do each time, would be nicer to just have to do a shakey-shake
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Wishing you the best of luck making friends! When I've joined university I also struggled with meeting new people but I had the luck of living in a student dorm (in pre-COVID times).>>10751
I'm thankful that I could relax today and pet my cat. It's a boring weekend but that is much better than being stressed out about work.
Thankful for a restful week.
Thankful for programming olympics opportunity.
I'm thankful for the fact that today I've got more shit done than I've had since the year started. Today I began a new journey against procrastination.
I got my nipples pierced earlier and I'm very pleased about it.
I started learning Lua so I can finally start making my own games. Very productive day.
That I got to experience a cute girl throwing rocks at me.
They weren't really rocks, they were pebbles aimed only at my boots, and it was cause we were outside with class and she was bored with what the group was discussing (school stuff).
It really got to me cause we're both adults but it was so sweet and innocent. Some might have called it childish but I think that's sad in a way because it implies you're not allowed to be playful anymore just because you grew up.
I hope I might get to be her friend.
wish a cute girl would throw stuff at me too
If you spend all your time thinking about whether or not you are allowed to live the way you want, you will inevitably end up not living.
So it's just easier to embrace your inner child.
hornysushi! no pics for you
Awh sushi, I love this story. I hope you guys become great friends.
Is a me, >>13440
I am thankful that she seems to appreciate me, and I am thankful that I can make her laugh and smile, sometimes without using words.
I am thankful that sometimes she walks beside me even if I'm all quiet, not sure if to give me a chance to speak to her or because she finds the silence a nice change of pace.
I am thankful I was strong enough to challenge my social anxiety to show up to an event she helped arrange, she invited the whole class but only I showed up. I would have been sad if she felt completely ignored.
I'm not sure if we're friends yet (I think using "friends" too broadly diminishes what friendship means, and downplays how comfy and nice acquaintances can be), but I'm thankful for her company, even though she's kinda mysterious sometimes and I have a hard time to grok how I should behave around her then.
again, just read >>>/lounge/13483
Feels post above might be on the spectrum of too much, for that poster. I'm sorry if it was. Maybe a mod could edit in spoiler tags after the first line?
If even one sushiroll feels like their safe haven is breached by being reminded of what they don't have, that's enough for me to warrant fine tuning my posting behavior.
Would feel weird to go to /hell/ to write about the high points of my life that I'm thankful for that I don't have anywhere else to let out, but I'll try to add a spoiler-door to the text so you can choose whether you wanna read or no.
I think you're worrying too much sushi, but it's good you're so considerate. Happy for you btw.
Good posts. It warms my heart.
I'm moving across the country next week and hung out with my local friends for the last time today before the move. I'm thankful that they really did seem glad they met me and truly were wishing me the best on my move.
I'm thankful for my friend, who does the production of our first EP. Having done some music production myself, I can estimate how much work that is.
Cont. of >>13485
Just dawned on me that she might actually like me, which would explain a lot of the mysteriousness
I didn't even consider it as an option, there's been so many unrequited interests in sequence and I've been alone for so long
I'm thankful there might be hope, I'd be lying if I said there's no murmurs of warmth when she's around. I've just gotten very good at pushing those things out of mind. Still very unsure though, can't even remotely believe it to be the case. I've been wrong before.
I'm thankful that I'm built like a mountain emotionally at this point.
Going through rough/weird(very) times, but I've wrestled down lots of things that would have sent me breaking apart earlier.
Thankful I still have the chance to reconnect to gutfeel and heart.
Why does this read like something you would chant trying to summon an eldritch being?
Today was a pretty bad day for me, a combo depressive/anxiety episode. My girlfriend suffers from these too, on a very regular basis. I am grateful because she spent some time today helping me get out of the house, even though she had her own shit to deal with. I am also grateful for the nice view I got to see outside, and the tasty (and cheap) food I got to eat.
Thankful for the sun.
I'm thankful for my health, my family, and my partner.
Thankful for the sushi, too.
Very thankful I got to experience some warmth today.
Asked a girl in class if she could braid my hair (never learnt, black magic I tell you), she was down.
It was for a practical reason, not just out of nowhere, but it was still a small tender moment where I felt cared for, and someone messing with your hair just feels so nice.
Been feeling like I'm going to freeze apart lately, I owe her one.
Also, I concur with >>13531
Without the sun none of plant, none of anything that eats plant, none of what eats that which eats the plant.
Thank you sun for everything.
it just blows my mind actually being a body.
Now just keep behaving or we'll have to put your brain back in the jar
I’m thankful for the sun and summer. My blood is getting warmer, I feel less animal, and there is an air of optimistic hope. I may still feel wrong, but I feel like things are getting better in small ways. I’m becoming something maybe.>>13538
I wish I knew what embodiment felt like. I have been alienated
from my body for so long.
i’m thankful for my boyfriend, my friends, my little video games, and eating tuna fried rice.
Not so cold anymore
Thankful that I'm blessed with some backbone.
Been putting in alot of effort into becoming more comfortable around people, still a long ways to go but already I have seen fruits of my labours.
Was daring enough to spontaneously lunch with a girl I've been curious about a while, she was just as nice as my intuition of her vibe percieved.
Old bad mind habits and malign self talk really wants to get back control, that it's not possible for someone to like me to ever experience a relationship again, I should just settle into that fate without struggling. But I'm still keeping my head above the water.
I really look forward to speaking with her again when I next get the chance.
thankful for good weather.
Am thankful Sushiroll >>13725
backbone has gained a LVL apparently.
I sort of asked her out, last chance to do it until next term later in autumn. Figured if I didn't she wouldn't be single anymore after the summer. Asked if she wanted to try seeing eachother sometime during the summer break.
Don't think chances are likely it'll happen, she said kinda yes but I gave her my number instead of taking hers, so the ball is on her side. I'm just happy I took the initiative for once though, whatever happens next is alright even if it's nothing. Better than a nothing I let happen myself.
Congratulations, I'm envious of your bravery and hope it goes well.
Thankful for homemade bread.
Thankful for cool concept art and character designs.
I am thankful for this glorious weather today.
The old lady next door complimented me today, stating that I was a handsome man. For some reason I only ever hear that from old ladies, but I appreciate it nonetheless.
old ladies have a kind of honesty like that
thankful that this random cat keeps coming around for pets
I've been reading a novel depicting some of the horrors of war, so I am greatful for being born in a developed country in the 21st century. It is unimaginable having to live in fear of being bombed, raped, or killed and scrambling for precious resources every single day.
u bastard! don t pet my cat! hes mine, i paid for him, thus i own him
Thankful for the modern internet. So many good tunes I never would have otherwise heard.
Also thankful I can read, for the sociological, biological and temporal reasons. Books are good company when you are rendered unable to do people stuff.
Thankful there's still small moments I have reason to smile, despite all the bullshit.
being able to surround myself with good people and constructive hobbies.
listening to music!
That the world hasn't imploded yet.
There's still too much beautiful scenery to explore.
i couldnt disagree if i wanted to. so thankful for music, i'd give my bottom dollar if meant another day of music
I'm thankful that I have a roof over my head, with the amount I make and the way rent is going in my country it wouldn't be feasible on my own.
Thankful for second chances.
I used to believe I would never be good at math and that world would always be out of my reach, but I'm getting better at it, slowly but surely!
That I know better than to give 10 percent of my meager income to churches.
Wasn't it "the love for money"?
Thankful for change.
I'm glad that I can change, that the world is always changing.
mood. gym is fun, feels good.
my legs have been extremely sore for a while though
This is the first time I've seen this version of this gif. thanks for expanding my collection sushi
Thankful for surrealist games like Yume Nikki and OFF.
"A partir de maintenant, il n'y aura plus de ténèbres."
Gahh I really need to play Off! Big fan of Nikki, so I know I'd love it based on recommendations.
I’m very happy for you! It feels great to be cared about.
I’m thankful for family.
Random hello calls are great, because it reminds you that someone is thinking about you. And that matters!
Indeed I try to call my folks out of the blue as well just because. It's easy to take them for granted, but these kinds of connections are increasingly precious as people get separated and lonely.
I-is it it normal to do that with my friends too?
Yeah! Well, I mean, depends on where you're from. But yeah.
I care about my friends so It's great to know I'm letting them know the right way :)
Thankful for sushiroll growing.
Keep transforming sushiroll!
Thankful for tiny keyboards.>>16154
what is powerade?
Thankful for textbooks on extremely niche subjects.
the black and red one is breaking my brain
how are you supposed to use it?!
Is like a sports drink. Fruity but not very sugary. Nice drink on a hot day. Also nice keyboard, very pretty.
You know how letters become capitalized when you press the shift key, or you get symbols instead of numbers? Imagine that, but you can change the ‘context’ of any key to be anything you want. A full keyboard is there, it’s just hidden in these ‘contexts’.
Yeah! A perfect job. Haha.
I’m thankful for gardening.
I am thankful to have people I can talk to when I'm feeling down.
Just paid off the car loan. My car is all mine now!
Took a shot in your honor, progressing-in-life sushi.
I am thankful for not being in a spiraling pit of depression and anxiety for once. I wonder how long it'll last, probably not long.
I am thankful for all this bamboo
Then let's be glad and indulge in what we have for right now. And when it's gone be thankful that it happened rather than saddened that it's gone
Right now I’m really glad for mochi ice cream <3
Spam musubi. There’s a subsidized food truck at my job and the lady sells spam musubi. Strange location but pure comfort food.
my favorite person mostly
I am glad sushigirl is still around
thankful for having friends instead of being lonely
I’m glad for this thread and sushigirl.
I'm glad for persisting
it is good to be alive!
Glad to have a job, and friends who care about me
I'm glad for my birthday and for having people who care about me! The sunlight makes me feel great!
I'm grateful for all the scholarship
Happy (late) birthday sushi roll! Did you do anything fun?
One of my friends was an unknown expert, so they were basically drifting initial-D style the moment the light was go!
Congrats on the pregnancy!
I'm thankful to have been able to buy some light exercise equipment. It's nice to be able to wake up in the morning and hop on my exercise bike for a while before I go to work.
I'm thankful for neetbux, that allow me to live with dignity when I'm unable to contribute to society.
I’m thankful for Lealani and her weird but soothing music.
I think gratitude is a useful and healthy exercise, even when you're not actively refining yourself. It feels nice to point things out that you enjoy about your life, even if they're small and seemingly insignificant.
Regardless of how you feel about its scientific benefits it is still nice to always have an excuse to seek happiness and comfort in the mundane. Furthermore, starting an /ir/regular gratitude journal alongside forges such a much more enjoyable activity for slow and sleepy evenings compared to succumbing to social media.
Today I am thankful for the stranger in the bus who overheard my conversation with my friend about commuting and suggested a journey that is actually 5 minutes shorter. Wherever you are, thank you!
So yeah, I will not spam this thread everyday, but maybe I will participate in this appreciation ritual.
I am thankful for my job, very much these days, since they announced layoffs. I do not want to lose it! :(
I'm thankful for learning and failure. I'm thankful that I am able to keep learning new things and get better at them.
I just beat someone at chess for the first time, and actually knew what I was doing! I used to suck at it, but I've learned a lot! Life is so exciting when there's so much to learn and so much room to grow!