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Posted: Jun 24, 2024 - 8:27am

Step 1:

Beaker

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Posted: Jun 24, 2024 - 7:12am

 miamizsun wrote:

avoid the doom porn cult?



I don't understand the doom porn cult at all.  Do they go through life with a perpetual dark cloud over their heads?  All negative, all the time. Yes, we all have bad days, and yes, govts make really stupid decisions sometimes, but FFS, govts come and go, and the next day is usually better!



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Posted: Jun 24, 2024 - 5:55am

avoid the doom porn cult?
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Posted: Jun 23, 2024 - 7:38pm

 kurtster wrote:

Try this.

Can't hurt.

 
Bump.  From over 12 years ago.

The link is one of my journals from that long ago.  You must be on the legacy site in order to have the link work properly.
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Posted: Jun 23, 2024 - 4:01pm

Just now, I'm >>> GATHERING <<< my position. Or. Do you?
Unless you learn to let go of...
...your story, because letting go means breaking free from self-indulgence and -importance... zere can still be somezing in you like

I AM SPARTACUS!

(And) HoORaY
..was the moment when my buddy asked the taxi-driver to get us to the red-light district, and he replied, "..da kann ich Stehenbleiben, sowas ham' wir hier nicht!"

..and I thought, how well preserved we all are. Now with the Ten Commandments and all. Imagine being an ape in a classroom...

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Posted: Jun 23, 2024 - 9:20am

The New Optimist Movement Has a Numbers Problem
How Steven Pinker and his merry band of extreme optimists downplay the persistence of widespread human suffering and misery.
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Posted: Jul 17, 2016 - 10:32am

with insurmountable faith and an ocean of music...
 
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Posted: Jul 17, 2016 - 9:13am

{#Clap}{#Arrowd}
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Posted: Jul 14, 2016 - 12:15pm

 Proclivities wrote:
optimist/pessimist

 
{#Lol}
Proclivities

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Posted: Jul 14, 2016 - 11:57am

optimist/pessimist
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Posted: Sep 22, 2014 - 6:18pm

by developing contrasts
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Posted: Sep 22, 2014 - 1:41pm

could have worked in several threads...



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Posted: Jun 21, 2014 - 4:43am

Listen to this:


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Posted: Jun 20, 2014 - 8:32pm

be grateful (wow, this is an old thread)


skyguy

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Posted: Jun 20, 2014 - 8:18pm

This always works for me




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Posted: Jun 20, 2014 - 1:47pm

Stop watching the news....and making so many posts (in any social networking venue) about what is wrong in the world.
 
 
Focus more on everything you are grateful for, and what is going right.


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Posted: Jun 20, 2014 - 8:16am


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Posted: Aug 8, 2012 - 9:23am

 Umberdog wrote:
I wish I had a reason to be optimistic.

 
Try this.

Can't hurt.


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Posted: Aug 8, 2012 - 9:22am

 helenofjoy wrote:

In my opinion - it takes practicing a certain way of thinking.  We are in charge of what we think. 



 
I try to stay present and to not judge a situation, but it definitely is hard to stay out of our story.
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