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Sime
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Once upon a time there was this man who wanted to kill himself, but he couldn't find a cliff high enough to jump from.

So he kept walking and walking, passing cliff after cliff, then moving on to find a higher one and a higher one.

Eventually after walking the entire length of the land, he found a cliff high enough to jump from.

But he then thought of all the things he had seen on his walk - the butterflies, the rabbits, deer, horses, birds, rivers, fish, stars, the moon, the flowers, the countryside, the sea, the clouds and even the smell of the air.

He then said to himself, "Actually I don't want to kill myself now."

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Post Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:07 pm
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Like you said .... it seems retarded.

If you stop thinking about it, it will no longer seem retarded because you'll no longer be thinking about it.

Think about it.


How long do you expect me to be able to go without thinking about it? Think about it.

Especially considering I have tons of time to dwell on things. What I needed was someone to give me a small loan to get me moved by the beach so I would feel like going for a run or something with free time instead of going in circles. I make about $50/hr and can't even get a $5k loan to save my life. You know what. I don't even want one anymore. I would have hooked people up to. I was serious about offering returns of upward of 10x maybe in less than a year. I feel like saying **** you to the world now.

I woke up early today. It looks I may get to prove that I can earn over $400 in a day by getting in the office early. Maybe enough money for a gun after work.

One of the things I'm confronted with is what is reality vs what it seems like. For instance, how do I know this isn't just a bad dream? A more concrete example is are banks really as stupid as they seem? I wonder if reality is playing tricks on me. Then again, it's hard to ignore bank employees telling me how it is. Quotes from people that tried to help me at my bank "I'm sorry to see that, we lose a lot of business that way" and "we don't even have a way to override that." That latter quote was in response to me needing a check printed with my name on it so I could get a payday loan. They came back saying they couldn't because my account was negative and not even a manager could override that. With all the BS shit people get sued for, that is actually something I could see being successful in court. In my example, I ended up in the hospital for over a week and almost died for something that nearly for certain would have kept me out of the hospital and cost them less than 10 cents. It seems pretty likely someone needing a payday loan would have a negative account balance. The payday loan place was like no problem as long as it's not more than a couple hundred negative. Then beyond my bank is the failure I've seen with how car dealerships can handle credit situations. I'm a perfect candidate to finance a car, except for my information is harder to process and understand. Seems like a perfect opportunity for a smarter lending company or a lender advising company that basically all dealerships know about. Not only was I turned away from all of the ones I went to, they couldn't even give me advice on how to get a car when it made sense. Instead they want to fit me into their system and say things like I need to deposit my paychecks and come back in 3 months. That is a retarded outcome given circumstances and goes on the list of things that would have likely saved my life if they hadn't been retarded.

It's sad the situation includes my parents not having helped me and having only horrible excuses. I thought I had great parents, but it looks like I will likely die wondering if I should and would love them if I knew the truth. They could have helped me really easy. I was told things like "there is no money" while a shoebox on the kitchen table had like $100,000 worth of old coins in it. My Mom (tho divoriced) even supported my Dad in that statement. Once again, I was fucked over by ethics. If there was no money, I should have just taken what I needed without asking and paid it back later. Then there was a $2000 gold coin my Dad lost and came to accept losing. I found it behind the dresser like a month later and mentioned to my Dad since it was like a surprise getting that money, maybe he could look at helping me with it. He refused to acknowledge there was any aspect to the situation that would justify him being in a better position to lend the money. He could have made money from me and allowed me to have the best years of my life. Instead I always heard "if I gave you the money, I would have nothing now" until he ran out of money and filed bankruptcy. Maybe it's like a bad dream though and not real. Maybe nobody did wrong to me with these retarded situations. It's what life makes seem real though.
Post Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:59 pm
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Once upon a time there was this man who wanted to kill himself, but he couldn't find a cliff high enough to jump from.

So he kept walking and walking, passing cliff after cliff, then moving on to find a higher one and a higher one.

Eventually after walking the entire length of the land, he found a cliff high enough to jump from.

But he then thought of all the things he had seen on his walk - the butterflies, the rabbits, deer, horses, birds, rivers, fish, stars, the moon, the flowers, the countryside, the sea, the clouds and even the smell of the air.

He then said to himself, "Actually I don't want to kill myself now."


If only it were that simple. I'm beyond wanting to kill myself. I'm a good person and don't even care a little about going to heaven or existing after this life.

Ironic I grew up as a boy not believing in God and having a lingering feeling of sadness that everything is over after people die. Now I totally believe in God, I just don't care and will pray for the outcome I found so sad as a boy: to not exist.
Post Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:04 pm
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How long do you expect me to be able to go without thinking about it? Think about it..

As long as YOU WANT TO.

Your mind is the only thing you really have much control over. You don't have to think about things you don't want to. No one can force you to, except you yourself. Very Happy

I'll have to read the rest of your comments another time. It's way too late now to give them the appropriate attention.
Post Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:20 am
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One of the things I'm confronted with is what is reality vs what it seems like....Maybe nobody did wrong to me with these retarded situations. It's what life makes seem real though.

There is a shred of perception in your (mostly) demented post. Your own individual reality is what you perceive it to be through your own senses and interpreted by your own mind. No one can see absolute reality and everyone sees their own reality. It seems that your reality is for you so unpleasant that you don't wish to continue experiencing it. I don't deny that at all. But here's the thing .... practically everyone else in the world experiencing that same life sees a reality that is considerably different from what you see. Now I ask .... what's more likely: that they are all wrong, or that you are wrong? If you can just admit that you are seeing the wrong reality then you have made the first step toward seeing it in a more pleasant and acceptable viewpoint. And if you can admit that there's something wrong with your viewpoint of your reality then you are strong enough to admit that you also need help. I've tried to give some of my views, but they're not suitable or adequate for someone who needs professional help. It's no shame to get help. It's no personal weakness or weakness of mind, character, or spirit. It's a weakness of the body; a biological defect, imbalance, or illness. The little mind games I mentioned only work in a mind that's operating properly in the first place. If help is needed, then get help. You are worth it, to yourself most of all.

Now I think that this thread has wandered so far from its topic and indeed so far from the purposes of this forum, and it's supposed to be my job to see that doesn't happen and I've been remiss in doing my job. So now I'm doing it and this thread is closed.
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