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Are we wasting our time?
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Posted 4/26/15
Personally, I'm not that big a fan of the real world. I think I'll stick to my fantasies as much as I can thank you very much.
Posted 4/26/15

SpeckTech wrote:

What is the meaning of life? To waste time.



I'm gonna say no to that

Really don't believe thats true whatsoever.
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I don't have any friends who invite me to do things with them so I'm usually just stuck in the house all day long. So, if I do want to get out of the house I need to think of something to do and have money to do that such as bowling, movie, etc. Having to pay for 100% of my college tuition myself with no loan support it is really hard to come up with enough money to pay for tuition, keep car with gas, food money, bills, etc. to have much left to do anything so I just watch anime since I already paid for the subscription. It's one of the few things I find to be a worthy investment. Lots of entertainment value for not too much money.
Posted 4/26/15
i don't see it as a waste of time.

a lot of people have addiction problems, and they want to escape problems in life. the important thing is that they can learn from their mistakes. people don't become shut ins for the rest of their life. they're going to get bored of whatever they're doing at some point. even druggies can change their life around.

failing in life is not necessary a waste of time, it can be a good lesson learned. i mean, how would we know not to hurt someone if we've never hurt anyone before... i think sometimes mistakes can teach you to be better person or whatever.

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Paradoxically, the people who waste time at work are more productive.
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Posted 4/26/15
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.

I mainly read manga, but I don't read manga as much as I did when I was younger. It's more casual nowadays. I can't really stay still in in my seat unless the manga is insanely good. I prefer hanging out with my old friends, have bbqs and roadtrips.
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Posted 4/26/15
Our ultimate goal is to waste time.

Think about Log Horizon for a moment. The players in Log Horizon had nothing to fear, they couldn't die, they could easily find food, there was nothing they needed, survival wasn't an issue. So what happened? They got bored, and then the name of the game became essentially finding something fun to do.

There is another manga, which I will not say the name of because I want to mention the plot but not have it be a spoiler. Anyway it turns out that in this manga, the entire world is basically just an mmorpg created by a race of creatures who hit an evolutionary wall. They did not need anything, and they began to become extremely bored. So what did they do? They created a world with suffering, wiped their own memories, and decided to delve into that world.

All that matters is that you are enjoying yourself.

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Posted 4/26/15 , edited 4/26/15
Aw hell no!
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lol at your avi and that video is not available T_T
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Posted 4/26/15

AiYumega wrote:

As fans of something like anime, or gaming, or so called "nerdy" hobbies, a large fraction of us seem to forgo some things in life. To be blunt, I see it a lot. Where a hobby such as this can be become a lot more.

2-D culture is fun, to an extent, until it's detrimental. It may sound preacher-y but unless you are steadfastly against humans, you need to know that your relationship with a "cartoon" character isn't real. It's troubling when people who are in their upper ages, (won't name ages to keep it polite), are not interested in real human girls or guys, and only want to care for anime or game characters. These characters aren't real, and never will be, so doesn't make it waste of time?

I don't judge, because that's not my MO, but people like the shut ins who never leave their house and watch anime/play games not for days but months or years on end are just giving their time to death frankly. It's sad, we all die sooner or later, and while these hobbies can bring happiness, there's a certain type of happiness that only doing real life things can bring.

Online culture has made it easy to create a new self. A lot of people would be surprised to see the real person behind the username, and see how different they really are. I am not AiYumega when I'm offline. I'm not. I'm a normal and average 21 year old, who is just like millions and billions of others. It's a waste of time to create a world online, and let the real one around you fall away.

I love anime, I love these things to death, but there's a point where I feel it's necessary to detach and let yourself live outside that for a bit. I've made threads about "Casuals", where people like myself who are devout fans of anime but don't live by the steadfast code the "elite" live by are frowned upon, but reality is.....whatever you want it to be.

So, you may disagree with what I feel here, but I want to make an odd analogy here....

Have fun clearing the 100 floors of Aincrad, but don't get trapped in the game.




TL:DR - Life is finite, don't let it pass.


I used to think this way too, but then I realized, it's sort of immature to have this viewpoint. We're born to enjoy life. If you can pull off being a shut-in, loving anime / manga / videogames, making money to support yourself, and not desiring anything else - then you're living a successful life.

Some people like living in reality, some people like the ideal *shrugs*. I think it's a double standard that if you were a huge bookworm and read all day, it wouldn't be wrong, BUT OH EM GEE< WOW YOU WATCH ANIME ALL DAY? THAT'S WRONG MAN!

I mean, if you're happy being addicted to anime, and you're not hurting yourself or others, or depending on anyone else - then it's not wrong. Why do those people need to have physical relationships? To make babies? The world is full of babies brah -_-. It's their life, let them do what makes them harmlessly happy.

of course, if these shut-ins are living on welfare or being supported painstakingly by family and friends..... then it's time to bring out the Dominators and set to stun + psychotherapy.

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Posted 4/26/15 , edited 4/26/15
They say work that you enjoy isn't work anymore. Wouldn't it make more sense "waste time" helping other people, expanding the field of astrophysics, etc.?

I don't see it as particularly ideal to just do whatever with no direction in such self-serving manners. Harmless, but nothing worthy of praise.
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Anime and video games are cool but a social life away from the screen is nice. Personally I want to make something of myself, rather than working low pay jobs and not making change in my life.
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Time you enjoyed wasting was not wasted.
Posted 4/26/15
I think an underlying theme with a lot of people is that we pass the time we do have with intangible things,ideas,worlds ect.... whatever they may be, to the point of obsession and only in reflection do we realize that our time was wasted or could of been better utilized however you want to spin it.Probably due to a past trauma or insecurity of some sort. So I think it really depends on the person and whether or not they are okay with the motives and reasons they do the things that they do, in my opinion I think most are not okay with it or just haven't even took the time to analyze those things. But it's whatever do what you want to do.
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