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2018-09-11 07:46:00 PM  
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2018-09-11 10:11:49 PM  

Who Flipped The Crazy Switch On The Matrix: [audit-europe.com image 550x240]


Vodka in your coffee? That's terrible. Who the hell does that? You mix whisky with your coffee, it covers up the smell. Amateurs.
 
2018-09-11 10:41:19 PM  
We're paying for other people's mental health. Whether through tax-funded programs and safety nets, or through workplace stress and lower productivity, violence, suicide, drug addiction, or other forms of abuse. The choice is really up to the government on how the people pay for mental health, but we are being billed for it no matter what.
 
2018-09-11 10:43:41 PM  
Maybe it's not that people are mentally ill, but that becoming crazy is the only rational response to Western society.
 
2018-09-11 10:45:38 PM  
Oh just look at your phone every few minutes..it will be okay..
 
2018-09-11 10:47:14 PM  

Spermbot: Maybe it's not that people are mentally ill, but that becoming crazy is the only rational response to Western society.


And the alternative to Western Culture is, what? And what do you think of as "Western Culture"? Does Foxconn in China count?
 
2018-09-11 10:56:30 PM  
It's almost as if people that have no business gathering resouces hate our Freedoms. I blame The Patriarcy from preventing part of our Freedom workforce from satisfying there sense of worth by working easy jobs such as construction, plumbing, ditch digging, and Freedom combat in a foreign land. Only when they are free of their shackles will they fully realize their Freedom Dreams.

It sickens me.
 
2018-09-11 11:03:23 PM  

spooky.action: Who Flipped The Crazy Switch On The Matrix: [audit-europe.com image 550x240]

Vodka in your coffee? That's terrible. Who the hell does that? You mix whisky with your coffee, it covers up the smell. Amateurs.


Who said anything about coffee?
 
2018-09-11 11:06:59 PM  
There have been multiple occasions where I would have loved to talk a professional. Going through a rough patch right now matter of fact.

But here's the thing... You can't admit these feelings to others without the judgment and maybe negative consequences. It's the same thing battling addiction. God forbid you put yourself on some list where you have a history of issues because boy howdy that shiat is gonna come back to haunt you. From finding jobs to getting health insurance. No thanks, I'll do the best I can on my own...

Until I don't.
 
2018-09-11 11:12:37 PM  

Spermbot: Maybe it's not that people are mentally ill, but that becoming crazy is the only rational response to Western society.


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2018-09-11 11:17:07 PM  
Poor Mental Health is the name of my...well, no, it's just my hobby. (cough)
 
2018-09-11 11:21:07 PM  
"*looks left* *looks right* YOU'RE TELLING ME "


Here I am, stuck in the middle with you.


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No, really, you didn't need that ear, did you, my co-worker?

 
2018-09-11 11:31:34 PM  

skinink: "*looks left* *looks right* YOU'RE TELLING ME "

Here I am, stuck in the middle with you.

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No, really, you didn't need that ear, did you, my co-worker?


Did you say middle? (PNSFW)
 
2018-09-11 11:38:29 PM  

mainsail: And the alternative to Western Culture is, what? And what do you think of as "Western Culture"? Does Foxconn in China count?


There are only three options.

The first is the Dark Age ending in Deus Ex.  This is where you directly attack the global communications hub that allows you to enslave society with the Facebook and the PornHub apps, you destroy technology and save many, many lives, by allowing hundreds of millions to die from the disintegration of society.  Unfortunately, this seems very unlikely, as we are years away from J.C. Denton even being "born".

The second is that we escape this miserable planet and start anew, perhaps even creating a story "explaining our species' origin", in which "man emerged from more primitive species in order to become the dominant force on Planet Buttcheeks".  (Since I came up with this entirely original and genius plan, I get to name the planet, and its name is Buttcheeks.)

The third is to resimulate, we simply accept that technology has made the modern world unsatisfying, so we use the same technology to recreate reality in our own vision, "restoring the planet" to a more primal and natural understanding of the world, based on the famous 1966 documentary One Million Years B.C., in which women fight each other to win my heart.

Continue on your current path and there is only suffering, as the Chinese fembots control your every move, declaring your facial expressions to be in violation of the current directorate.  That is when you are asked to report to the Re-Education Center for immediate destruction, your matter to be used in the creation of a new school somewhere in the Sichuan Province.

But I have been working on a rocketship in my backyard for the last seventeen years, it is made out of high-grade patio furniture, I'm planning to try it out tomorrow.  If you have the five-thousand-dollar application fee, then you too can join me on Planet Buttcheeks.  It's going to be tough aiming for those twin peaks, right in the center of the planet, but we should be safe if we make it in the valley.
 
2018-09-11 11:43:30 PM  

Mike_LowELL: mainsail: And the alternative to Western Culture is, what? And what do you think of as "Western Culture"? Does Foxconn in China count?

There are only three options.

The first is the Dark Age ending in Deus Ex.


Don't you mean Mass Effect 3?
 
2018-09-11 11:47:23 PM  

Duck_of_Doom: Don't you mean Mass Effect 3?


I was going to buy three colors of fireworks, but when I got to the counter to pay for them, that is when I saw the cashier's nametag, his name was Mr. Shields.

Needless to say, I dare not venture further.  I could tell he was waiting for this moment.  He was prepared to eliminate me.
 
2018-09-11 11:48:04 PM  

mcmnky: spooky.action: Who Flipped The Crazy Switch On The Matrix: [audit-europe.com image 550x240]

Vodka in your coffee? That's terrible. Who the hell does that? You mix whisky with your coffee, it covers up the smell. Amateurs.

Who said anything about coffee?


Yeah, you use the mug because you can't just have a shot glass.
 
2018-09-12 12:36:04 AM  

jaylectricity: mcmnky: spooky.action: Who Flipped The Crazy Switch On The Matrix: [audit-europe.com image 550x240]

Vodka in your coffee? That's terrible. Who the hell does that? You mix whisky with your coffee, it covers up the smell. Amateurs.

Who said anything about coffee?

Yeah, you use the mug because you can't just have a shot glass.


Also, they can't see how many refills you've had.
 
2018-09-12 01:37:12 AM  

Spermbot: Maybe it's not that people are mentally ill, but that becoming crazy is the only rational response to Western society.


Going sane in a world gone mad
 
2018-09-12 01:38:36 AM  

Calypsocookie: There have been multiple occasions where I would have loved to talk a professional. Going through a rough patch right now matter of fact.

But here's the thing... You can't admit these feelings to others without the judgment and maybe negative consequences. It's the same thing battling addiction. God forbid you put yourself on some list where you have a history of issues because boy howdy that shiat is gonna come back to haunt you. From finding jobs to getting health insurance. No thanks, I'll do the best I can on my own...

Until I don't.


Yeah, you really don't want to be on the permanent radar for discussing any mental health issues. Anything happens and "everyone should have known you were nuts."
 
2018-09-12 02:23:02 AM  
I keep hearing people talk about this one crazy bastard we have at work that no one likes, but I haven't seen anyone like that anywhere. But apparently he dresses just like me.
 
2018-09-12 02:53:32 AM  
One of the reasons I left Silicon Valley by choice was the the two sides of the coin.  Either one had acquired situational narcissism for being a lucky one, or lived in constant, unrelenting fear that your livelihood would be taken away.

It's a toxic place.

/just one example
 
2018-09-12 03:45:08 AM  

spooky.action: Who Flipped The Crazy Switch On The Matrix: [audit-europe.com image 550x240]

Vodka in your coffee? That's terrible. Who the hell does that? You mix whisky with your coffee, it covers up the smell. Amateurs.


What, the whiskey covers up the smell of the coffee?

Personally, I prefer hookers and coke in the men's room.  I even block off half an hour for this purpose at 2:30pm every day.  My coworkers sometimes ask how I know I'll need to use the restroom ahead of time like that.  Fiber, I say, keeps you regular, and as far as keeping time with high precision movements goes nothing beats a swiss chard smoothie for breakfast every day.  The swiss, being masters of timekeeping, bred their chard for this exact purpose.  I think some of them might believe me, but some people will believe anything.
 
2018-09-12 03:49:58 AM  

Spermbot: Maybe it's not that people are mentally ill, but that becoming crazy is the only rational response to Western society.


That's a bit of a chicken and egg question.  Does western society make you crazy, or would you have to be crazy to build a society like this?  Probably both, and it probably started out just a little bit crazy, but after centuries of feedback, with society making people crazier and then crazier people making society even crazier yet, here we are.
 
2018-09-12 04:02:14 AM  

Calypsocookie: There have been multiple occasions where I would have loved to talk a professional. Going through a rough patch right now matter of fact.

But here's the thing... You can't admit these feelings to others without the judgment and maybe negative consequences. It's the same thing battling addiction. God forbid you put yourself on some list where you have a history of issues because boy howdy that shiat is gonna come back to haunt you. From finding jobs to getting health insurance. No thanks, I'll do the best I can on my own...

Until I don't.


I like to think that's changing. There's a massive drive in this country to de-taboo mental health stuff. There's some really good tv adverts.

I'm running a half marathon next month in aid of my local mental health charity
: )
 
2018-09-12 04:53:01 AM  

Lady J: Calypsocookie: There have been multiple occasions where I would have loved to talk a professional. Going through a rough patch right now matter of fact.

But here's the thing... You can't admit these feelings to others without the judgment and maybe negative consequences. It's the same thing battling addiction. God forbid you put yourself on some list where you have a history of issues because boy howdy that shiat is gonna come back to haunt you. From finding jobs to getting health insurance. No thanks, I'll do the best I can on my own...

Until I don't.

I like to think that's changing. There's a massive drive in this country to de-taboo mental health stuff. There's some really good tv adverts.

I'm running a half marathon next month in aid of my local mental health charity
: )


Good stuff, but wouldn't a chess marathon be more apposite?

/Not sure what a chess half-marathon would be
 
2018-09-12 06:56:21 AM  

Calypsocookie: There have been multiple occasions where I would have loved to talk a professional. Going through a rough patch right now matter of fact.

But here's the thing... You can't admit these feelings to others without the judgment and maybe negative consequences. It's the same thing battling addiction. God forbid you put yourself on some list where you have a history of issues because boy howdy that shiat is gonna come back to haunt you. From finding jobs to getting health insurance. No thanks, I'll do the best I can on my own...

Until I don't.


Yup, work is the last place I would want to go "oh he'll, yeah, I'm super depressed."

It's not like it's a mystery whether or not your employer will cut you loose the moment you're a slight inconvenient.
 
2018-09-12 06:57:28 AM  

Spermbot: Maybe it's not that people are mentally ill, but that becoming crazy is the only rational response to Western society.


Or the definition and/or diagnosis of mental health has changed in recent history resulting in apparent higher incidence. Perhaps what we used to call 'stressed' 60 years ago is now called 'depressed'. Honestly not sure, just a theory.
 
2018-09-12 07:09:04 AM  
*looks left* *looks right* YOU'RE TELLING ME

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2018-09-12 07:28:47 AM  
Spaceballs - I Knew It I'm Surrounded By Assholes
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2018-09-12 07:33:46 AM  
If you aren't cutting loose at least a little bit during your off hours - smoking, drinking, yelling at clouds or telling the kids to get off your lawn - then you are definitely mental.
 
2018-09-12 07:58:24 AM  

Weatherkiss: We're paying for other people's mental health. Whether through tax-funded programs and safety nets, or through workplace stress and lower productivity, violence, suicide, drug addiction, or other forms of abuse. The choice is really up to the government on how the people pay for mental health, but we are being billed for it no matter what.


Something that many executives ignore / don't understand are soft costs. Cost avoidance, unless it's a specific legal statute, is about ALL I can get people to look at. Avoidance of lost productivity? "Oh, but we aren't FIRING anyone, are we? You can't get a savings there." "But they can do more, different, better things." "No, we can't prove that." I try to include "quality of life" even when they refuse to acknowledge it in an ROI. Because it DOES matter.
 
2018-09-12 08:12:56 AM  
I love articles like this that tout "something's got to change"
(Also the ones that scream that people need to stay home when they get sick).

It comes off as victim blaming a bit.

If you have a compassionate workplace and plenty of sick days, a boss that listens...that's great.  You are lucky and it's VERY likely you aren't suffering.

The reality is that most places, the directors could not give a shiat about you, have no loyalty at all to you and will cut you loose for any inconvenience as soon as you can be replaced (and they always figure anyone can be replaced).  That's NOT likely to change sadly.  It's how they became directors in the first place.

Sure, it'd be great to address these issues, but most of the time the major block is "I don't want to lose my job"
 
2018-09-12 10:01:42 AM  
"i'm not happy with my job"

is not a mental condition.

it was a poor choice you made when you said "yes" to the job.

the proof is "I changed my job, and now i am happy".
 
2018-09-12 11:09:42 AM  
There's a mass pandemic of mental illness-- specifically depression and anxiety-- in the nation.

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I long for a prominent national politician to finally step up and acknowledge this.

There are at least a couple of things that are drastically needed that only the national government could do on the needed scale: See to it that EFFECTIVE help is available to those that need it, and (even more importantly) get to the root reasons WHY half or more of the nation's working force are quietly freaking out or battling despair.

Once identified, addressing those underlying reasons is going to be difficult and (in the short to middle term) expensive. But I have zero doubt it would be vastly worth it.

But right now I'm at a loss at how we can even get some kind of national acknowledgement of the problem.

Hiding our heads under our weighted blankets is just not going to cut it.
 
2018-09-12 11:41:34 AM  
And my insight into this is  "works proves they STILL shoot inventors."
all credit to the boss's girlfriend, etc. (garbage hill below)
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2018-09-12 12:07:56 PM  
It's more about the terror of knowing what this world is about, watching some good friends screaming "let me out!"
 
2018-09-12 02:32:49 PM  
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Some workplaces more than others
 
2018-09-12 02:58:51 PM  

Fano: Calypsocookie: There have been multiple occasions where I would have loved to talk a professional. Going through a rough patch right now matter of fact.

But here's the thing... You can't admit these feelings to others without the judgment and maybe negative consequences. It's the same thing battling addiction. God forbid you put yourself on some list where you have a history of issues because boy howdy that shiat is gonna come back to haunt you. From finding jobs to getting health insurance. No thanks, I'll do the best I can on my own...

Until I don't.

Yeah, you really don't want to be on the permanent radar for discussing any mental health issues. Anything happens and "everyone should have known you were nuts."


That goes for other areas as well. Get an anxiety diagnosis, and suddenly every physical complaint is a mental problem. There are ways that mental health affects you physically, absolutely. But there are some honest complaints that are physical.

/looking at you, APRN who said my wheezing and shortness of breath is "just" panic attacks
//who knew Albuterol was an instant cure for panic
 
2018-09-12 03:34:29 PM  

Duck_of_Doom: Fano: Calypsocookie: There have been multiple occasions where I would have loved to talk a professional. Going through a rough patch right now matter of fact.

But here's the thing... You can't admit these feelings to others without the judgment and maybe negative consequences. It's the same thing battling addiction. God forbid you put yourself on some list where you have a history of issues because boy howdy that shiat is gonna come back to haunt you. From finding jobs to getting health insurance. No thanks, I'll do the best I can on my own...

Until I don't.

Yeah, you really don't want to be on the permanent radar for discussing any mental health issues. Anything happens and "everyone should have known you were nuts."

That goes for other areas as well. Get an anxiety diagnosis, and suddenly every physical complaint is a mental problem. There are ways that mental health affects you physically, absolutely. But there are some honest complaints that are physical.

/looking at you, APRN who said my wheezing and shortness of breath is "just" panic attacks
//who knew Albuterol was an instant cure for panic


Oh my yes. So, no wonder everyone zips it when it comes to disclosing mental health issues. Or substance abuse/problem use
 
2018-09-13 11:54:50 AM  

LiberalConservative: Spermbot: Maybe it's not that people are mentally ill, but that becoming crazy is the only rational response to Western society.

Or the definition and/or diagnosis of mental health has changed in recent history resulting in apparent higher incidence. Perhaps what we used to call 'stressed' 60 years ago is now called 'depressed'. Honestly not sure, just a theory.


I'm not sure either, but I would think that if you have a valid reason for being sad or stressed, that's not a mental illness. If your job sucks and you're unhappy because of it, the problem isn't in your head.
 
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