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They say that there is a good chance that this is all just a computer simulation.
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There's nothing wrong with that mentality. When I hear of people, especially famous ones, die, I literally don't feel anything. But a lot of people get emotional or even cry over people they don't know about. I don't really understand it.

I am emotional, but I get emotional about different things. I don't think there's anything wrong with that, nor does it mean I dislike people. I mean I do cry when I watch a movie and a character I'm attached to dies. I just can't feel anything when I hear about people dying in the news.
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TheHeroKiritoCouldHaveBeen wrote:

kind of feel emotionally dead to be honest.

I'm not even mad at people criticising me.

if I am to summarize I'd have to say that I believe noting really matters.

the heat death of the universe is inevitable anyways.

if not for my mother I would probably have killed myself long ago.

I'd rather be ant food than live my sad life.


My mum saved me when I tried to kill myself, but I assume you mean it in the "wait for her to die first" way


yeah something like that.

planed to kill myself when I was somewhere around ten years old.

but when I was writing "I love you mom" on a piece of paper, because I did not want her to think it was her fault I killed myself, I started crying because only then did I realize how it would feel for her and I lost all power...

so because of that I can't kill myself as long as someone gets sad.

but I regularly wish someone would randomly shoot me in the street.
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TheHeroKiritoCouldHaveBeen wrote:

kind of feel emotionally dead to be honest.

I'm not even mad at people criticising me.

if I am to summarize I'd have to say that I believe noting really matters.

the heat death of the universe is inevitable anyways.

if not for my mother I would probably have killed myself long ago.

I'd rather be ant food than live my sad life.


Mine was a joke, born out an innate desire to call someone an imbecile.


PV u jerk,

jk
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PeripheralVisionary wrote:


TheHeroKiritoCouldHaveBeen wrote:

kind of feel emotionally dead to be honest.

I'm not even mad at people criticising me.

if I am to summarize I'd have to say that I believe noting really matters.

the heat death of the universe is inevitable anyways.

if not for my mother I would probably have killed myself long ago.

I'd rather be ant food than live my sad life.


Mine was a joke, born out an innate desire to call someone an imbecile.


words have consequences.

luckily I'm unable to kill myself.

but if I were it would not take much on one of my gloomy days.

today is such a day I will point out even tough it is kind of obvious.
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NyxUlric wrote:

There's nothing wrong with that mentality. When I hear of people, especially famous ones, die, I literally don't feel anything. But a lot of people get emotional or even cry over people they don't know about. I don't really understand it.

I am emotional, but I get emotional about different things. I don't think there's anything wrong with that, nor does it mean I dislike people. I mean I do cry when I watch a movie and a character I'm attached to dies. I just can't feel anything when I hear about people dying in the news.


same. except I can't help feeling this way sometimes.
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Gattl wrote:

I find it interesting that a lot of people can agree that they're more empathetic to dogs and cats but when it gets into insect territory it's considered too edgy.

But anyway, there are a lot of shitty people who I can't care about, liars and manipulators being the worst of the bunch for me, but I don't think that's what you mean when you mean "sometimes" feeling more empathy towards ants than people.


maybe is because I, like ants, am a sugar addict?

maybe because I want to fit in to society the way ants do?

maybe I want to stop being an emotional species so I can stop feeling this way?

maybe all at the same time?

who knows...
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Posted 9/14/16 , edited 9/15/16
How I am to strangers: tough love, respectable. When did I stop being a nice guy? Just choose to not any pretense.

For strangers, if you being dumb, yeah, I will speak up. I will tell you are acting up and I will call you out on it, if its disruptive.

Earlier this year, someone left and I objected to it because of pity. I have no wish for anyone to suffer. I decided after listening to so many people, I will be just myself.

I'm not doing this for something in return but I like to continue along with everyone here; helping, whatnot, without people worrying if I be mean to them. I can often be made fun of, I don't sweat things like that. I don't punish people for it. Only if it really matters, do I stand up.

Some day I will say to you if I unfairly hurt you, I am truly and very sorry.

Also,
Y u mad bro? Tell me or forever hold your peace
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TheHeroKiritoCouldHaveBeen wrote:

kind of feel emotionally dead to be honest.

I'm not even mad at people criticising me.

if I am to summarize I'd have to say that I believe noting really matters.

the heat death of the universe is inevitable anyways.

if not for my mother I would probably have killed myself long ago.

I'd rather be ant food than live my sad life.


I honestly feel the same way
Posted 9/14/16
Your perspective is interesting, definitely... But empathy is when you can relate to something - in your case; ants.

You mean you can "share and understand" the sort of emotions they have, right? ... I think not!!!! Maybe you're using the wrong term.

I'd say humans are complex creatures but they are more worth feeling empathy towards right now as I wouldn't be able to understand ants for a long while. Maybe one day technology will remove that sort of barrier. But you must be so passionate towards these little insects!



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Well, at least you feel empathy for ants. If you didn't, you'd probably become a serial killer. Well, you probably still could, I guess.

Edit: 10/10 don't recommend becoming a serial killer. Btw, thoughts of suicide is no good, yeah? Get checked out, yeah?
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Bugs don't feel pain. Remember.
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Bugs don't feel pain. Remember.


Maybe they do?
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Really?

Just remember if an ant was human size, you would already be dead.

You think you like ants but you don't. If only you knew the dark truth of insects when they are at our level.

Other than that. If someone is feeling down, I love to listen.

To be honest I'm just someone who stands by people when they need it. I don't bite, unless you want me to

If you need help with something just ask me, but keep it within reason.

I may seem like an asshole, but in all reality sometimes I need a voice to, and not always agreeing with others. I know what you're feeling, so you can talk to me



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