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Fri Nov 23, 2012, 04:57 PM

What is the reason behind online social sites and people only wanting to hear everything is

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a fantasyland?

I posted yesterday that I didn't have anything to be thankful for. A true statement.

I was showered with posts saying not to do things to "my day," and "only positive posts today." Some even told me I was too stupid to know if I have anything to be thankful for and they are so much smarter that they can better tell me what I am thankful for.

Are people just that selfish that they want to dictate what they see from everyone else?

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Reply What is the reason behind online social sites and people only wanting to hear everything is (Original post)
RB TexLa Nov 2012 OP
iemitsu Nov 2012 #1
RB TexLa Nov 2012 #2
iemitsu Nov 2012 #11
renie408 Nov 2012 #21
RB TexLa Nov 2012 #27
CreekDog Nov 2012 #60
CreekDog Nov 2012 #59
undergroundpanther Nov 2012 #3
Egalitarian Thug Nov 2012 #24
Zorra Nov 2012 #37
Egalitarian Thug Nov 2012 #38
Zorra Nov 2012 #49
tj_crackersnatch Nov 2012 #4
DearHeart Nov 2012 #15
tj_crackersnatch Nov 2012 #39
DearHeart Nov 2012 #62
tj_crackersnatch Nov 2012 #63
undergroundpanther Nov 2012 #18
aletier_v Nov 2012 #33
tj_crackersnatch Nov 2012 #40
undergroundpanther Nov 2012 #42
tj_crackersnatch Nov 2012 #64
undergroundpanther Nov 2012 #65
aletier_v Nov 2012 #5
Fumesucker Nov 2012 #6
DrewFlorida Nov 2012 #7
RB TexLa Nov 2012 #8
aletier_v Nov 2012 #9
RB TexLa Nov 2012 #10
DrewFlorida Nov 2012 #17
CreekDog Nov 2012 #61
sabrina 1 Nov 2012 #13
RB TexLa Nov 2012 #14
renie408 Nov 2012 #23
undergroundpanther Nov 2012 #22
KharmaTrain Nov 2012 #12
loli phabay Nov 2012 #19
liberal_at_heart Nov 2012 #16
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #20
renie408 Nov 2012 #25
thelordofhell Nov 2012 #26
Raine Nov 2012 #28
Cal Carpenter Nov 2012 #29
dionysus Nov 2012 #30
Cal Carpenter Nov 2012 #31
dionysus Nov 2012 #32
RB TexLa Nov 2012 #34
Cal Carpenter Nov 2012 #35
RB TexLa Nov 2012 #36
undergroundpanther Nov 2012 #43
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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:13 PM

1. People don't like the inconvenience of having to care about others.

We like to appear to care and we want others to care about us but really many are stretched so thin, just staying afloat is all they can handle.
They pretend that all is well and as long as everyone else does too, all seems well.
But dreams are fragile. Once disturbed, they can rarely be recaptured.
Your problems are not welcome.
Ignorance is bliss.

ps: I'm sorry to hear that you are feeling low this holiday. Probably too smart to be happy.

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Response to iemitsu (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:15 PM

2. I didn't ask anyone to care. I feel fine.

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Response to RB TexLa (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 06:24 PM

11. Ok, but I suspect those, who want to cleanse their

fantasy threads of your reality, think you want them to care. I could be wrong.
I'm glad you feel fine (not because I really care about you specifically, since I don't know you, but because I don't wish misery on strangers).

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Response to RB TexLa (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 08:07 PM

21. If you aren't asking anyone to care, why are you posting on online social sites and on here?

Obviously, you want people to care. By posting online in any kind of forum, you are inviting comment. When you live in the western world and are typing from your computer that you have nothing to be thankful for, I imagine that unless you are mentally challenged, you could probably have predicted the response you got.

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Response to renie408 (Reply #21)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 08:30 PM

27. Just wanted to figure out why people think everything should be like a fantasyland

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Response to renie408 (Reply #21)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 02:58 PM

60. because he doesn't like being told to care and in fact, he doesn't care

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Response to RB TexLa (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 02:57 PM

59. quite the opposite, you want license not to care for anyone else

and you post that sentiment here quite often.

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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:21 PM

3. Positive Think...Sucks.

I don't feel thankful, I never asked to be born on this sick ass planet full of narcissists and sociopaths,and assholes.

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/anxiety-files/201110/the-dangers-optimism
http://www.rockyourday.com/pollyanna-on-ecstacy-why-positive-thinking-just-doesnt-work/


Why should I pretend life is good when it is NOT? I will make myself sick lying about the reality I face.
Positive think is new age crap and it is not all that positive ,really.

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Response to undergroundpanther (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 08:18 PM

24. Habituating your mind to seek the positive is really a great thing and yields great benefits

 

to the person that does it. But in typical American fashion, this good was twisted into another form of delusion, and as you say, transformed into an unhealthy denial of reality.

If you fall off a cliff and are plummeting to your death, you might as well flap your arms, who knows, you might fly. But jumping off a cliff because you believe that you will fly is just stupid.

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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #24)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 12:38 AM

37. I like your first sentence.

"Habituating your mind to seek the positive is really a great thing and yields great benefits to the person that does it."

Works for me.

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Response to Zorra (Reply #37)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 01:19 AM

38. Me too (except that I'm not always able to do it). Thanks. n/t

 

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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #38)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 12:45 PM

49. It took years of constantly and consciously refocusing my awareness of my thoughts

to firmly habituate the positive into the everyday flow of my consciousness.

The unwanted entry of learned negativity into my thought processes and emotions became less and less as I exercised the discipline. I have been fortunate in that I was able to be in circumstances where I could practice this with very few external interruptions whenever I wished.

Sometimes really dumb negative thoughts still pop into my head, but it is rare, and this continues to occur less and less as time goes on.

It sounds like you have discovered a similar discipline/process.!
~

I used to listen to the Thom Hartmann show a lot, and when callers to his show would ask him,

"Hey Thom, how ya doin'?

And he would reply something like,

"I'm doing great, but don't worry, things will get better soon."

That's how I feel also. It's not New Age woo. Speaking only for myself, it is simply the discipline and practice of understanding and applying a natural principle.

I made a simple conscious choice to be happy, and learned how to live that way, and it works for me.

And when people say, "Oh, please, that's silly, that can never work." They may be correct ~ because if that is what they believe, most likely it cannot work for them, at least, for as long as they continue in that state of mind. But I can't say what is true for anyone else. Apparently habituating happiness works for you, and others also, but I don't know if it can work for everyone.

But it works for me, and I only know what seems to be true for me.

Smohalla said, "Each one must learn for oneself the highest wisdom. It cannot be taught in words." I kind of feel that way also.

And now, I am going for a hike down by the creek, where I will give thanks for this precious gift of life, and this amazing, beautiful world.

Have a totally awesome day, Egalitarian Thug!


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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:22 PM

4. if you cant think of one thing to be thankful for perhaps you are spoiled

One day set aside where we can come together in a uniquely American way and make the conscious decision to count our blessings is not too much to ask of the social media.

Don't rain on my parade, so to speak.

However if you would like to get something off your chest, I am listening

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Response to tj_crackersnatch (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 06:51 PM

15. Maybe this person is having a troubled year/life...

and they, like others, can't see anything to be thankful for. Doesn't mean that they are selfish, just hurt. Personally, I think it's selfish, on Thanksgiving Day, that these others can't see the pain and hurt of someone who doesn't think they have any blessings in their life. How sad is that? They're just worried that the negative, non-Pollyanna post might "rain on my parade"on their Thanksgiving Day.

If they were more like you, and actually took a little time to listen to this person, maybe this person might feel that he/she has at least one blessing in their life; that of a true friend.

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Response to DearHeart (Reply #15)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 02:13 AM

39. dear heart

I've started this reply back to you twice and wiped it out both times (operator error) basically saying I understand your point, I've been there done that. If you are still listening I am willing as to listen as well. True friendship is hard to find but a true blessing when its found

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Response to tj_crackersnatch (Reply #39)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 05:47 PM

62. Luckily, I'm not at the point of not being able to see my blessings!

But, I can fully understand how some people have so much pain that they can't see past it/through it. I'm glad that there are others out here who are willing to listen to others who are in pain. Most people are so self-involved that they don't want to bother. (I lost a good friend because she couldn't understand my pain, when I was going through bad times...she doesn't believe in not being optimistic at all times)

Thanks for being a kind and understanding person.

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Response to DearHeart (Reply #62)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:58 AM

63. thanx again dear heart

I am nursing a broken heart at the moment and I totally blame myself. I suppose I am a little hard on others because I am hard on myself. I'm sorry to hear that you have lost a friendship because of differences. However isn't perpetual happiness (perhaps even internally forced) happiness just another form of coping? We all cope in different ways and there is something to be said of those who can escape by putting on a happy faces. Good energy seeks other good energy and I have learned more positive approachs to people as my life has brought more insight.

You are good soul as well, I appreciate the conversation. I am listening

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Response to tj_crackersnatch (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 07:52 PM

18. That was ignorant crackersnatch

I find the spoiled people are the ones who say offensive shit because they get a charge out of it or they are incapable of comprehending someone in america might actually be suffering,financially and other ways or they try to control what others think or post.Some cannot stand to look at how things ARE for others, maybe they are scared it would perturb their "beautiful mind" or sumpthin'.

And my life has been hell thank you very much..
And I think you have no fucking clue about me
and you are oblivious to how life really is torment for some people,
you don't know me from shit hunny.

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Response to undergroundpanther (Reply #18)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 11:06 PM

33. This is true. I've never met shit hunny.

is that a friend of yours?

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Response to aletier_v (Reply #33)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 02:19 AM

40. frickin eh laffmiazzov

Thanx shit hunny

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Response to aletier_v (Reply #33)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 03:42 AM

42. umm

more like a roommate with b.o.that gets evicted everyday..

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Response to undergroundpanther (Reply #42)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 01:07 AM

64. sorry UPG

I was originally responding to whomever the originator was, no ill will towards yourself. Dude I have been there. I walk through life with tHat constant little black cloud over my head. But at least I can be thankful for a roof over my head. Perhaps a bit of time spent in a third world country would change your perspective. It certainly did mine.

Cheers

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Response to tj_crackersnatch (Reply #64)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 02:31 AM

65. oh ok my bad.

I have a suspicion I might be happier in some poorer countries as they value human connections more than they do over here.

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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:29 PM

5. Yes.

Welcome to Earth.

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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:33 PM

6. You are a fluke of the universe

You have no right to be here.

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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:49 PM

7. The same could be said about your reaction to their posts.

Their posts are also true statements, regarding how they feel about your statement. You must have wanted somekind of feedback on your statement or you wouldn't have put it on a social site, why do you need to control their reaction to your staement? Do you only accept statements which validate your thoughts?

While I have felt ungrateful at times in my life, I have realized that it is a selfish and selfperpetuating feeling!

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Response to DrewFlorida (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:55 PM

8. you think that others know what you are thankful for better than you do?

you believe that is true?

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Response to RB TexLa (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:57 PM

9. It's possible, depending on how disconnected one is from reality

Look at the election.

everybody on DU knew better about how
the election would turn out for Rpmney
than Romney did.

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Response to aletier_v (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:59 PM

10. no, it is not possible for you to know what I think better than I do.

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Response to RB TexLa (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 07:43 PM

17. Nobody had to guess what you were grateful for, you told them all, NOTHING!

However they could all know there should be some things you should be grateful for, therefore they know you choose not to be grateful!
Making that choice is an act of selfish ignorance. He who thinks he has nothing to be grateful for soon finds he has nothing.

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Response to RB TexLa (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 03:00 PM

61. you aren't grateful for anything --but you've made sure it's not a secret

so none of us get credit for mind-reading.

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Response to RB TexLa (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 06:34 PM

13. Do you view DU as a kind of

lab where you throw out 'tests' as it were to study the reaction, specifically from Democrats?

That's how I view most of your OPs. As a game.

Seems you feel you 'dicovered' that Democrats are not very empathic to other people's problems. Is that what this OP is meant to imply? Was that the result you were looking for?

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #13)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 06:39 PM

14. No to any of that

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Response to RB TexLa (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 08:10 PM

23. Yeah, when you are posting from your computer that you have nothing to be grateful for...

I imagine that others can see better than you can.

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Response to DrewFlorida (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 08:07 PM

22. It's not selfish

to say fuck you to the world when all it does is give you abuse.all the people you try to befreind and help turn out to be assholes.

I really look forward to death. I can accept my insignificance,and that the world is fucked up,wrong and sick.
Maybe your life has been fortunate,well goody for you.



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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 06:30 PM

12. It's A Water Cooler...

It's only a fantasyland if you make it so...

For me it's a cordial way to stay in touch with friends and family. I see snippets of their lives and they of mine. I avoid politics (that's what this place is for) or air dirty laundry...just a place to show off the latest grandkid pics, share a cool tune or a funny picture. I've seen that drama kings and queens burn out...

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Response to KharmaTrain (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 07:52 PM

19. yup things like facebook should really be just used to keep in touch

 

I hate the oh woe is me stuff that some people put on there. Its kot as if most people looking at yoir timeline care how your day is going. Oh and i wish people would stopnposting lolzcats and the inspirational pictures but those are my bugbears.

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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 07:30 PM

16. self rightousness

It's my #1 pet peeve and you will see it on this and every other social website.

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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 07:58 PM

20. Popcorn?



At this point that is all these posts are worthy off.

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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 08:19 PM

25. What is the reason behind posting self-indulgent bullshit in public places and then whining

when you get the expected response?

Hey!! Just another thing to be unthankful for!! Lucky you!!

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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 08:25 PM

26. Be lonely and be happy..........because the end result of relationships will ruin the environment

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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 09:41 PM

28. Well you've got people like the the Kochroaches who have so much and are so miserable. It's

nice to see regular people find thankfullness in the small things.

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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 10:48 PM

29. Awesome!

The last one you did was such a disappointing dud. Can't wait to see what this looks like in the morning!

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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 10:52 PM

30. i'm not a bitter douchebag with you. nt

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Response to dionysus (Reply #30)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 10:58 PM

31. I would drink with you, Dionysus!

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Response to Cal Carpenter (Reply #31)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 11:00 PM

32. here's one on me!

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Response to dionysus (Reply #30)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 11:55 PM

34. I have no bitterness

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Response to RB TexLa (Reply #34)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 12:00 AM

35. So does that mean you are just a douchebag then?

Just askin

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Response to Cal Carpenter (Reply #35)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 12:13 AM

36. No I don't think I am. I don't see why you want to insult strangers on an internet

blog.

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Response to dionysus (Reply #30)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 03:46 AM

43. I'll take what you are having...

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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 02:20 AM

41. for the same reason they tell people going through absolutely miserable &

 

terminal situations that things will get better.

nope, sometimes they won't, sorry.

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #41)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 03:54 AM

44. Thanks

Hi-point Dem,You said the truth,and had the guts to say it as it IS with no crap attached.Now I have something to be thankful for. Acknowledgment will go further than platitudes.

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Response to undergroundpanther (Reply #44)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 04:23 AM

45. I hope you didn't take my post as a comment on you or your situation (which

 

I have no knowledge of).

It was just a general comment on the human condition: we all suffer loss, illness, and then we die.

People mouth platitudes in the face of disintegrating situations sometimes because 1) they don't know what else to say; 2) they want to give hope, or at least not spread gloom; 3) they don't want to get involved; 4) they're too young or unmarked to get it; 5) etc.

But we all know somewhere that life is terminal and sometimes things don't get better. I think the understanding can be freeing as well as frightening, and it should be a force for social solidarity in a decent world.



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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 05:47 AM

46. They could just be dumb.

 

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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 07:53 AM

47. I'm sorry you don't have anything to be thankful for

and I'm sorry few people understand when you say it. It is my personal view that sometimes life is too awful, and gratitude doesn't necessarily change anything. There have been times when I was so depressed that nothing seemed good in the world, and things weren't even so bad when I went into those kinds of depressions. I've seen and read about how some people have to live, and there isn't a platitude on earth that would make me believe some of them have a sliver of joy in life. Misery is a fact of life, and positive thinking won't banish it.

That said, a long time ago I decided to do what I could for myself, to get out of depression and even try to be, if not happy, at least content. Although, I am better at fleeting happiness than long term content, which I don't think I'm capable of sustaining. I am very grateful for the little things that make me happy, that make life worth living. I am grateful for the times when life doesn't seem so bad.
But I understand completely if someone else can't find thankfulness in their life.

I hope, for your own sake, that at some point you find something to be thankful for. Not because you owe anyone or anything gratitude, but so you will feel better.

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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 12:03 PM

48. If you can't look around you

 

and find anything to be thankful for, you are looking through the wrong end of the telescope.

I guess you could have nothing to be thankful for if

A) you have no friends or loved ones
B) have nothing that gives you comfort (a book, pet, possession,a memory)
C) do not have a roof over your head, a bed to sleep on, or food to eat.
D) have no freedoms at all (i.e. are imprisoned)
E) constantly in pain

and

F) no hope for the future.

Frankly, the fact that you are posting on the Internet shows this is not the case. Sure, some of each of the above apply to most people. Very few people have to deal with all of them.

Are you not thankful for DU and the Internet? If not, why are you on it?

I'm sorry, but I guess I just don't have a lot of patience for negative people who can see nothing except how to feel sorry for themselves.

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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 01:47 PM

50. I can't say I'm sorry Obama won

because I'm very thankful he won.

Perhaps that's not the outcome you needed to make you happy this month?

I do find it odd that a poster who mocked Sandy victims for not being able to wait a month for power - those ungrateful, lazy, freeloaders - is now whining that nobody respects his self-fucking-pity.

If you have nothing to be thankful for, go volunteer at the local homeless shelter or veterans' home.






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Response to Tsiyu (Reply #50)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 02:01 PM

52. I'm not whining or asking for anything. I'm asking about the reasoning behind people only wanting


to see and hear things they want to.

I do not have any concern about my not being thankful for anything and am not looking for anything to be thankful for.

The post wasn't about me at all.

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Response to RB TexLa (Reply #52)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 02:26 PM

57. You seem to equate seeing and hearing with "agreeing with"

You can be a Dougie Downer if you choose, and if you run around the internets finding happy relatives enjoying the day, and you pop your "non-thankful-I-am-so-removed-from-humanity-I-SCOFF-at-you" downer posts on people's pages, those people can choose to tell you that you are purposefully inserting your above-it-allness into their happy, grateful, joy-filled day.

You can be pompous and non-thankful; others who know your lifestyle and such can tell you you're being purposefully morose.

The answer you seek? We all have choices to make.














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Response to RB TexLa (Reply #52)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 01:19 PM

68. How was the post not about you. How is everyone of your posts not about you?

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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 01:51 PM

51. I am perversely pleased by the fact that you have nothing for which to be thankful.

I schadenfreude in your general direction.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #51)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 02:07 PM

53. I have no misfortune

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Response to RB TexLa (Reply #53)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 02:09 PM

54. Then that alone is something for which a decent person would give thanks.

Misfortune can befall the best of us, regardless of how awesome and uniquely-qualified to be a wonderful shining snowflake who does not drink with others we may consider ourselves.

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Response to RB TexLa (Reply #53)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 01:20 PM

70. Then you have something to be thankful for.

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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 02:22 PM

55. Heyyyy, who's gonna win the BIG GAME today??!!!

 

"give them bread and circuses"...

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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 02:25 PM

56. Some might be on to something. nt

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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 02:31 PM

58. Are people just that selfish that they want to dictate what they see from everyone else?

Yes they are... Just the other day a post on DU told me how horrible Americans are for spending money on something as terrible as going to see a movie.

Where this guy got his nerve to dictate what I should see according to his whims I will never know.

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Response to SomethingFishy (Reply #58)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 01:15 PM

67. I agree something smells fishy.

nt.

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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 04:54 AM

66. Wow all over the road with that one!!!

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Response to Rex (Reply #66)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 01:19 PM

69. Some days, trolling is hard.

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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 01:21 PM

71. I think it has more to do with you *ahem* reputation and posting history.

Those responding, rightfully, perceived your post as pure, unmitigated flamebait.

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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 01:59 PM

72. Locking.


Please repost in meta -- the appropriate forum for this topic.

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Discuss politics, issues, and current events. No posts about Israel/Palestine, religion, guns, showbiz, or sports unless there is really big news. No conspiracy theories. No whining about DU.

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