I've also noticed that lately my social... I guess it's anxiety? Awkwardness? Ra-tardism. There. That. Anyway, it's gotten really bad in recent months. When I'm talking to someone, I can't even look them in the eye anymore. And I'm talking about people I've worked with for years too.
Also what about if your bored that you could help your community out? Like check out at your local town hall or something and see if there are any charities that you could help out with. Or maybe get into politics and help out democrats or republicans in your state. I know an old friend who is doing quite well rate now that got into politics.
Perhaps some sort of online quiz could help you see how close you are to whatever your problem is?
Speaking of comfort zones, I found this interesting verse that commands Christians to not pray in public.
And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. (Matthew 6:5-6)
And other dangerous quotes:
And Israel joined himself unto Baalpeor: and the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel. And the Lord said unto Moses, Take all the heads of the people, and hang them up before the Lord against the sun, that the fierce anger of the Lord may be turned away from Israel. (Numbers 25:3-4)
But God shall wound the head of his enemies, and the hairy scalp of such an one as goeth on still in his trespasses. The Lord said, I will bring again from Bashan, I will bring my people again from the depths of the sea: That thy foot may be dipped in the blood of thine enemies, and the tongue of thy dogs in the same. (Psalm 68:21-23)
It seems that God had a problem with men with broken penis:
He that is wounded in the stones, or hath his privy member cut off, shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord. A bastard shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord; even to his tenth generation shall he not enter into the congregation of the Lord. (Deuteronomy 23:1-2)
Or how come ink for printers costs more than the printer itself THAT COMES WITH THAT INK?Mamont wrote:Why are shorts so goddamn expensive? Yeah, I know it's the season for shorts and stores can afford to have higher prices, but in general they're often more expensive than regular trousers. I can just buy regular and cut them.
"give away the razor to sell the blades", I get the economic incentive, really.... But this sh*t should be regulated with the printer market because the amount of e-waste it produces. I know I am not the only one that has bought a $30 Walmart printer and then got another similar priced one instead of refilling the ink for it when I realized it was cheaper to get a new one rather than refilling the old one. Where do you think the old printer goes? Take a guess.Tipper_Of_Cows wrote:Reminds me of video game consoles that sell the console at a loss to make money on the games.
Anyway, after succeeding in my weight loss goal, I am thinking about cutting out most artificially sweetened things as well. Not because what idiots think about it (that it will cause brain damage or some sh*t) but because it does have negative affects just coming to light from studies, but it's dealing with how it kills off certain bacteria in your stomach and creates glucose intolerance and puts you at risk for metabolic disorders, including diabetes. I would have brushed this off as more pseudo-science BS from Whole Foods hippies, but it's a study from Nature and doctors from UCSF are spreading the paper around. Too bad it's UCSF doing that, though, because some people will discount it as what I just said I would have if it weren't from Nature. Most people will see University of California San Francisco and dismiss it as more Whole Foods hippie non-sense. But, that's not how science works, and UCSF is a medical only school, not liberal arts sh*t goes on there, period. It is literally all medical.
http://www.sugarscience.org/diet-soda-a ... ncern.html
On a related note. I find people who strongly support 1 idea tend to reject everything groups opposed to that idea present, even if the things those opposition groups are saying is clearly true. I had a pro-GM crops page say that drinking 2 litres of coca cola a day won't make you fat, and that obesity isn't a health problem, because people opposed to GM crops say the opposite. This is related because i found myself opposing that paper, instinctively, until i read and understood it. When people make bad arguments for conclusion X, it's easy to dismiss X even when there's good arguments presented for it.Not because what idiots think about it
I still suspect artificial sweeteners still have their place. The benefit of fewer calories probably outweighs the harm of damaged gut microbes for some people. Also skeptical that all artificial sweetners are bad based on a paper that studied just a few of them, though the ones it studied are probably best avoided.
Does anyone have any fun and exciting ideas for people to do?
I really could use something to mix up my life some.
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