Why I hate my life and want to trade it in for a broken 40-year-old rototiller.


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LIFE IS HELL.

Life is a song you don't get to rehearse, and every verse can make it that much worse.

You're born. Guess what! You can't talk. You're a complete idiot. You slowly grow intelligence, strength, and beauty, which peaks around your mid-20s. Odds are you will live for a few more decades, wherein your body and mind will start to fall apart. You might get Alzheimer's. Someone you know will probably get it. People around you are dropping like flies. When you finally give in, it's a relief.

You can never know everything. You will fail at a lot of things.

Oh, and eventually the universe will either retract into a supermassive black hole, or (more likely) it will expand infinitely.

Spoiler:
Just doin' my job to counteract the scourge of positive thought. Much of this post is paraphrased (Matt Groening, Buffy the Musical, random thoughts, in order).


Cancel wrote:
Spoiler:
Just doin' my job to counteract the scourge of positive thought...

Ummm... thanks?


Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Cancel wrote:
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Ummm... thanks?

Thanks is a positive emotion. -1.


Brings to mind a Television interview with David Lee Roth, circa 1983, where he was talking about having to deal with people who think that "life is a whirling cesspool of despair and misery," and how he just had never been one of those guys.

Anyway, some things peak in your twenties. I don't think intelligence is one of them (especially judging by the current crop). Neither does strength have to. And, frankly, some people look like hell in their twenties, and never grow fully into themselves until early middle age. Bruce Willis, for instance, was a square headed stocky lump until he hit his late forties. Since then he's been a pretty sexy older dude.

Come to think of it, there's a lot of variety to life. Makes it pretty much worth living.


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Life. Don't talk to me about life.


Positive contributions help the group. Screw the group. (So negative contributions are helping this group, so don't make negative contributions, so make positive contributions, which help the larger group, which does not help this group, so make negative contributions. Seeing the futility of life yet?)

You're going to die anyways and eventually people will forget you. Don't help the group.

WWII Germany was full of normal, rational people, but they still committed genocide because of, basically, adolescent peer pressure.

I hereby say "Nazi." The discussion is over.

Sovereign Court

Denis Leary wrote:
Most people think, "Life sucks, and then you die." I disagree. I think life sucks. Then you get cancer. Then you go into chemotherapy. You lose all your hair, you feel bad about yourself. Then all of the sudden the cancer goes into remission, and then all of the sudden you have a stroke. You can't move your right side. And then, maybe, you die.


Okay, I lied. Lying is imperfectly negative. It usually winds up hurting society.

You can work your hardest all your life, but a century after your death, odds are no one will remember you. You do something more important than entertainment, but the entertainers get the remembrance. There was never a famous plumber.

Eventually all information in the current age will be lost. Eventually the human race will go extinct. Eventually all descendants of humanity will go extinct. Eventually every life form will go extinct.

You could die at any moment in an extremely painful way.

Your parents, if they're not already dead, will die. They might have obesity-related issues, cancer, or Alzheimers.

People die everyday from easily curable diseases. Humans only care about those they can see - and even then, those they know. Statistics of deaths are in the news, but no one sees the faces.

The more well-off you are, the more likely you are to commit suicide. Money is useless.

Rainforests, the most biodiverse terrestrial ecosystems, are being destroyed. Unknown species are driven extinct. The nutrient-poor soil is leached into increasingly muddy rivers. Without a wetland-type effect, floods are more severe.

Humans fail.


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And precisely because we will all be dead, our memories swept to the wind, and everything we did ruined - we have the ultimate freedom. There is no Destiny that we will all have to strive toward, no Perfect Society that holds us in thrall, no Eternal Damnation in this world or any other.

Rejoice. Share the good things with those you care about, live well, and rejoice, humanity.


Life is random happenstance. When the Old Ones return, it will be wiped away or twisted irrecognisably. There is Destiny. That is it.


All emotions, including love, are tricks of the brain - chemical reactions, as some (albeit wrongly) put it.

Paizo Employee Malaise-Inducement Construct

I'll just leave this little nugget here.


Yes, but.....why a rototiller?


cannon fodder wrote:
Yes, but.....why a rototiller?

Because it will hurt more you twit.< movie quote from Robin Hood, not an insult.


Rototillers are insufficiently negative for my purposes. However, the first line of the title reads "Why I hate my life and want to trade it in for a broken 40-year-old," which almost negates the insufficiency.

Humanity is way more interested in murders and combat deaths than deaths by age-related diseases. Certain kinds of death are more important than others based on sensation.

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I removed a post and a reply to it. Serenity now, folks.


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You cannot achieve serenity. You can never ascend. The brain was evolved to sense danger and protect from it. Gandhi either faked it or was mentally challenged.

Also, you missed one. Loser.

RPG Superstar 2008 Top 32

Cancel wrote:


Also, you missed one.

Got it.


Gaming serves no purpose beyond your own entertainment. You could better spend your time volunteering in your community. Volunteering in your community, however, just knocks back problems, fighting a constant war against entropy. Pick up the trash along your highway, and it'll be back again in a month. Clear out the invasive blackberries, and they'll sprout back up.

Grand Lodge

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Not happy with the plans to fix the national debt. I keep hearing about how 'we need to change military benefits, we can't sustain the current system'. I'm fine with that. Problem being, I'm over ten years in the service. They change it to a 401k type of plan, I don't have that much time to pay in. Take away the lifetime medical, and I might as well just get out and start over with some corporate company.

But what really gets me is they never talk about their own retirement plans, just mine.


Cancel wrote:
Gaming serves no purpose beyond your own entertainment. You could better spend your time volunteering in your community. Volunteering in your community, however, just knocks back problems, fighting a constant war against entropy. Pick up the trash along your highway, and it'll be back again in a month. Clear out the invasive blackberries, and they'll sprout back up.

I know, right? Isn't it wonderful to devote time entirely to your own entertainment? And volunteering in your community, like taking out trash and cleaning up at home, is an eternal battle against entropy. It's what defines "life" itself. As such, it's as meaningful as you make it. That some people don't see it as meaningful says more about them than the process.


This thread makes me want to snuff it.

Goodbye cruel world.


Lawn care is completely useless, and also harms the environment. Society is superficial.

Sovereign Court

Cancel wrote:
Lawn care is completely useless, and also harms the environment. Society is superficial.

Which is why my front and back yards look like a jungle. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Actually, I just hate mowing my yard.


People while away their lives in smug apathy; uncaring and devoid of purpose. Why purpose? We're all just waiting to die...

The Exchange

Sad this thread hasn't kept pace with the other one.


Hee hee! Good times.


Cancel wrote:

or (more likely) it will expand infinitely.

Until it fizzles into nothing - I call this the "Big Meh".


Let's not forget...

Life is pain. If anyone tells you otherwise they're trying to sell you something.


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Hopefully, it's painkillers.

[bubble bubble bubble]


Usually people who think life sucks can't be bothered to write about it. They just mope in their rooms and maybe put on Cure records. Or is it My Chemical Romance these days? Oh you crazy kids and your rock and roll. I love you =D

*blink*

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