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(Slate)   1: Invent a "social disorder" so that losers who can't talk to women don't feel like it's their fault. 2: Design counseling program designed to help the afflicted. 3: Profit   (slate.com) divider line 29
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2013-02-14 12:44:49 PM  
16 votes:

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Just meeting the people you chat with online is a huge thing. I've made it a bit of a hobby to actually find the people who I screw around with. And, by default, that means I'll have to travel some pretty good distances.


I think you were going for:

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But it kinda came off like:

studentbanter.files.wordpress.com
2013-02-14 01:00:12 PM  
4 votes:
I know right, those losers should feel like it's their fault, after all there is something wrong with them.
If they can't fix themselves and get confident (stupids!), they deserve to feel bad and be lonely.
People who seek help for mental or emotional problems make me sick! Grrr! What happened to all the real men amiright!

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Stupid millenials. I weep for this country. Or at least I would, if I were a woman or gay or something.
2013-02-14 02:13:26 PM  
3 votes:
Headline and first half of this thread read like they were written by people confused by their VCR clock.
2013-02-14 02:05:33 PM  
3 votes:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Is there anything we do now a days that doesn't have a pill to help it along?


Feeling shy? Lonely? New Extravertofil can help you get back in the game by reducing inhibitions and making it easier to engage with the opposite sex. Ask your doctor today if Extravertofil is right for you.

Side effects of Extravertofil may include ill-advised posting of embarrassing pictures on Facebook, beer goggling, hangovers, regrettable hookups, skeletal xylophoning, and REO speedlung. Women who are pregnant should not use Extravertofil because nobody wants to hit that. In rare instances, hard partying lasting more than 16 hours may occur. Seek medical attention immediately if this happens to you. Alcoholics and narcotics users should not use Extravertofil as its active ingredients are alcohol and cocaine.
2013-02-14 02:03:53 PM  
3 votes:
As a woman who has occasionally been hit on by shy guys: this is awesome.  Can more guys take classes like this?  I fell in love with my husband because he was shy and it was sweet and endearing - other guys I have met have been shy and it was as awkward as a prairie dog farking a hippo.
2013-02-14 01:58:32 PM  
3 votes:

Feral_and_Preposterous: So: you're shy? STOP IT!


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2013-02-14 01:57:13 PM  
3 votes:
Step 4) cruelly make all the instructors women..
2013-02-14 01:53:59 PM  
3 votes:
Sometimes, not being able to talk to girls works out all right...

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2013-02-14 01:50:38 PM  
3 votes:

This from TFA:

"Girls feel really comfortable around me," one man tells me later.


Reminded me of:
http://www.blackpeopleloveus.com/
2013-02-14 02:43:26 PM  
2 votes:
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I've had good results with ether...
2013-02-14 02:25:44 PM  
2 votes:

my herniated disc: what about social laziness disorder?  Can someone give me an insta-extrovert, bubbly, eyelash batting, flirtacious pill??  That facade is so much work and I am way to lazy to bother with it.


the generic is called booze. there are myriad brand names to choose from.
2013-02-14 02:02:36 PM  
2 votes:
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submitter
2013-02-14 12:50:50 PM  
2 votes:
FTFA: Not all of tonight's participants have been diagnosed with social anxiety disorder (SAD)

No. SAD is for Seasonal Affective Disorder. GO GET YOUR *OWN* ACRONYM!!!
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2013-02-14 12:20:48 PM  
2 votes:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Slaxl: You think shyness is a social disorder that's just been invented recently so someone can make money? That's a bit silly, don't you think?

it's not that shyness is new. But now it's a "social disorder" that requires pills. I guess hitting the bar with your friends is to hard.

Is there anything we do now a days that doesn't have a pill to help it along?



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2013-02-14 03:56:25 PM  
1 votes:
I feel anxious talking to women because I feel entitled to sex every time I talk to them, but in reality that hardly ever happens.  Subby is right to rail on people who have social anxiety because they are all men and men don't deserve compassion ever because of millions of years of privilege and oppressing women.  I blame feminism for this situation, things were so much better back in the 50's when women were all docile chattel and didn't have the right to vote.  Men have evolved over millions of years to have dominance over women, but now we are lost without those readymade roles therefore social anxiety has become prevalent.  I mean why is rape even illegal?  Any man who is honest with himself would agree with me:  cisgender scum our patriarchy because that heteronormative wharrgbl sdf dsljksdlfkj woeiu sjfldsdk dlsjljklk...
2013-02-14 03:32:51 PM  
1 votes:
JesusJuice:  After I started thinking this way, I started approaching women. At first I was terrible, caused a lot of offense, and was slapped more than once. But flirting is a skill like any other skill, and eventually I learned. Today I no longer hold women in contempt because I don't need to, the successes I gained being a misogynist gave me the skill set and confidence I needed to stop being one.

Jesus.  I hate to ask how you learned to drive, walk down stairs or pour scalding water out of a teakettle.
2013-02-14 03:20:55 PM  
1 votes:
I'd like to thank Subby and a healthy chunk of posters for making me realize this entire time I just needed to man up! All those psych sessions to get over picking up the phone, passing a stranger on the street without crossing it to avoid them, getting so anxious at social events with my (now ex!) wife that I couldn't go anywhere with her, were just money wasted on a corrupt, money grabbing medical field. All the free samples of meds I got until I found the right balance (a nice $4 generic) really drained my pocket-book and lined the corporate coffers of CEOs everywhere.

And don't even mention the psych ward visit!!! What was I thinking, being so depressed that I couldn't function even close to normally in social situations that I tried to end my life. Good thing that was fake too! Nevermind that I have an excellent job, pay my taxes to society, have never been on any sort of government assistance...I'm a gen Y-er! Gimme gimme gimme!

End rant: Some people need pills. As someone who went through 7 different meds before finding the right one, I'm guessing it's not a placebo effect. Therapy is also required though, cognitive is what worked well for me. I still suck socially but you can get to a point where its not terrible. Good enough though. I applaud the people doing this, the best way to get over a fear is to live it. Talking in front of a group with like-minded individuals is an amazing feeling.

tl;dr - fark you subby.
2013-02-14 02:55:16 PM  
1 votes:
4) You really are an asshole subby.
2013-02-14 02:41:57 PM  
1 votes:
I would totally sign up for that class to gain some confidence when talking with women at events and bars. I do tend toward shyness and I would probably gain greater deep connections.

My wife might disagree with the choice.
2013-02-14 02:17:36 PM  
1 votes:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Is there anything we do now a days that doesn't have a pill to help it along?


your curious attitude sounds like a condition, schedule an appointment so we can figure out what kind of pills you need to fix it

Western Psychology-Medicine:

Dr. WesternMedicine: Did you actually just page me to find out how much tylenol pills to give to Mrs. Lensner any random patient?
J.D.: I was worried it could exasterbate the patient's...
Dr. WesternMedicine: Its regular strength tylenol magic pills to make up for incompentent "doctors" who have to make up for incompetent "parents". Here's what you do: Get her to open her mouth, take a handfull and throw it at her. Whatever sticks - that's the correct dosage and/or prescription.

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2013-02-14 02:10:04 PM  
1 votes:
The interesting part is that anti anxiety medications often cause sexual dysfunction.

SO, someone takes an anxiety med to get chicks, and then can't get off if he manages to get one in the sack.

Oh, irony. How I love you.
2013-02-14 02:07:15 PM  
1 votes:

TaterTot_HotDish: As a woman who has occasionally been hit on by shy guys: this is awesome.  Can more guys take classes like this?  I fell in love with my husband because he was shy and it was sweet and endearing - other guys I have met have been shy and it was as awkward as a prairie dog farking a hippo.


I will find an opportunity to use this line today.
2013-02-14 02:02:07 PM  
1 votes:
1. Invent social "injustice" so that losers and idiots unwilling or unable to obtain marketable skills don't feel like it's their fault when nobody wants to hire them for the job they "deserve".

2. Campaign with the promise to give them other peoples' money.

3. Profit??
2013-02-14 01:56:02 PM  
1 votes:

Slaxl: You think shyness is a social disorder that's just been invented recently so someone can make money? That's a bit silly, don't you think?


things that I am not are all made up because I am on the internet and thusly the most important person on it
2013-02-14 01:54:04 PM  
1 votes:
So: you're shy? STOP IT!
2013-02-14 01:49:13 PM  
1 votes:

L.D. Ablo: It's just more Millennial whinery.

They're victims of SAD because they can't talk to another person and if someone looks at them the wrong way they're victims of bullying.  They're always victims and can't take their eyes off their navels.


Haha. You're old and salty.
2013-02-14 12:52:13 PM  
1 votes:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: thismomentinblackhistory: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Just meeting the people you chat with online is a huge thing. I've made it a bit of a hobby to actually find the people who I screw around with. And, by default, that means I'll have to travel some pretty good distances.

I think you were going for:

[photos2.meetupstatic.com image 360x270]

But it kinda came off like:

[studentbanter.files.wordpress.com image 625x416]

ok that was worth the time and effort!

Well done sir.


He has a particular set of skills.
2013-02-14 12:18:50 PM  
1 votes:

Mentat: So you don't think there's a chemical component to pathological shyness? Do you also think that chronically depressed people just need to suck it up and smile more?


pathological shyness?!

Maybe they should stop trying to be like everyone else? Maybe we need our shy people? Or we just drug everyone up and turn them into Woo Girls!

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effing makes me sick. You're not like everyone else?! HERE! take a pill.
2013-02-14 11:42:18 AM  
1 votes:
Shyness can stop you from doing all the things in life you'd like to.
 
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