NEET is not a label, it's a way of life!
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28487 No. 28487 [Edit]
Do you ever feel like there's something missing from your life? Something important and key to making it whole? That without it life is pointless and isn't really worth living? Do you even know what it is or how to get it?

I thought I could find it online, but lately the internet feels like such a shallow empty lonely place. Sure there's tons of people on the internet, but most come across like empty husks of humans. I keep trying to reach out to them, all the same, connect on any level, but it never goes anywhere. It's like there's just nothing there with most of them, and it only seems to be getting worse. I can tell within minutes of joining new communities that it won't be a good fit. I'm pretty sure I know what I need, I just can't seem to have it. I've been forced to come to terms with the fact there's nothing out there for me, which in turn makes me wonder why bother going on?
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>> No. 28488 [Edit]
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>>28487
I think the internet could be a great tool for genuine human connection, and at some point it maybe kinda was. Then around 2007-2010 it started to go down. From whatever it was it got converted into a zoo where everybody is doing whatever the BIG ad companies and site owners need them to do. That is anxiously click and scroll and share (mostly shallow) content as much as possible. And engage in drama and what not. You would think that a billion people join the internet and 20% of them will be this, and 30% of them will be that, and the rest of them will be whatever else, ...but they all get programmed to do the same thing. And those who don't, they don't matter because they are hidden by the algorithm.

Now if you want to promote and monetize yourself or some products, then its a great place. But for communicating and connecting with others in some genuinely human way, I don't think so. Or I just wasn't looking long and hard enough.

But I know what you mean, I remember when there was blogs and forums and no "feed" and metrics and idiotic sidebars and popups and you could talk to people and they answered like normal human beings. And I used to share art on old DeviantArt and the comment section was a fun place and I could make art buddies and now its just 2-word comments or not even that. Any other place i tried is same or worse.

As for your first paragraph: I used to feel like that and to put it short, I was able to refind myself (more or less) by consuming less stimulating content and spending more time alone with myself. Especially being alone in nature (no phone or music or anything with me). And writing journal or just writing down my thoughts. (paper and pen, digital is good too, just not for this.) Working out or any exercise is good too. (alone, no music.) Eventually the mental turmoil goes down and you start to enjoy your own company. You start enjoying your good old hobbies and creative projects also. It worked for me, anyway.
>> No. 28489 [Edit]
> Something important and key to making it whole? That without it life is pointless and isn't really worth living
The pessimistic philosophy/school of thought is that this emptiness is all there is; you have an innate drive to seek out and explore things, but nothing will ever provide the lasting satisfaction you seek. Humans crave unlimited pleasure but the senses saturate quite easily. The mind too remains perpetually wandering, longing for a final peace that will only ultimately come at death. Once you accept this and stop looking for things, then you're free of the paradox (of course you will still feel empty as one cannot help it, but those feelings will be less entrenched).
>> No. 28490 [Edit]
>>28489
I think that's a cop-out because some people really are happy. I think believing nobody has a genuinely fulfilling life is a way to escape the sense of missing out.
>> No. 28493 [Edit]
>>28490
>some people really are happy?
Are they? On surveys using the Cantril Ladder method most people report between 5-7 out of 10 [1]. And this is probably inflated because one is more likely to remember extreme emotions; a week of mild unpleasantness might be subjectively weighed equally to a day of enjoyment.

I don't think most people are happy. If they were, then why do they always seek new experiences (the cliché of people traveling). I think it's more accurate to say that most people are always striving to fight off tedium/unhappiness.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:World_map_of_countries_by_World_Happiness_Report_score_(2023).svg
>> No. 28494 [Edit]
>>28493
I never said most. You know I didn't say most, yet you bring up surveys. Didn't put a question mark after happy either.
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The reigning arrangement of the social system consists of rituals that I am forbidden to partake in, and as I cannot rely on this system I am developing a scientific occult aestheticism in order to replace it. As you can tell from the way I type, this technique requires that I act as a massive chuuni when the circumstances are conveniant. If there were any apocolyptic forces I would also unhesitatingly support these movements, but as it happens the people in their desires are gripped by a potent ontological conservatism. For now, all I can do is attempt to dodge the assimilation attempts until conditions become more favourable.

>>28493
What a useless philosophy. Pessimists try to enforce a feeling of universality among the human herd. They take the discontent of dissenters and try to pretend this discontent is felt by everyone, a notion that can be disproved simply by observing the normalfag's behavorial patterns. They are not the same as us.
>> No. 28496 [Edit]
>>28493
I'm happy, that much i need, some of us simply found our way of life and are happy traveling it, not everyone its this demented social media user that you imagine or the generic pessimistic that you find in sites like tohno.
Instead of bitching about other people you should just genuinely seek your own happiness, the moment i started focusing in my own happiness instead of judging others my life genuinely improved, you should do the same.
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