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for me 'wanting' is like a sort of compulsion, like i slowly just find myself doing things i don't particularly enjoy because even though the fun reward is small it's fast and takes barely any effort

but the effortful stuff requires me to actually work for my fun

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want/don't enjoy:
some addictive video games
reading bad webfiction
scrolling through twitter
engaging in culture war

don't want/enjoy:
cooking (for myself, i find it easy to cook for a group)
reading difficult/serious things
prepping for d&d

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now i'm thinking about the difference between wanting to do something and enjoying doing something

please give me examples of things you either enjoy doing but don't want to do or things you want to do but don't enjoy doing
RT @imhinesmi
me immediately before cleaning the dishes: "god i hate cleaning the dishes so much ugh"

me while cleaning the dishes: "yeah this is fine, nothing really objectionable about this activity, kinda fun…

its a harsh world out there

degreeble or be degreebled

managed to get everything i needed though so its all good

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for, reasons, i had to enter a new costco a bit over half an hour before it closed

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costco any% glitchless randomized [21:35]


RT @PrinceVogel
Lots of people suffering from allergies and pollen right now. We should compile a thread of tips and tricks for dealing with the seasonal stuff - I'll start.

I've heard that eating local honey can help.

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i wonder what's the most batshit insane way I could use technical language on here before I get called out for it

this includes the ones you hold most sacred

this includes the ones that protect those who you care about

this includes the ones that keep society functioning

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everything good in life was made by crazy people with no respect for societal norms

to the extent that you want nice things, you have to let people flagrantly violate social norms

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It’s funny how Y2K is remembered as an overblown hoax and not as “for fucking once we saw a problem coming in advance, actually dedicated sufficient time and resources to solving it, and a crisis was averted before it happened.” Makes me wonder how people would think of Covid if we had handled it well.

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re: #politics 

It falls into the same problem that most "causes" fall into - extremism for the sake of identity in some form or fashion. While it isn't meant to be political, it's obvious that any measured position can be co-opted for political ends. When that happens, there tends to be either a revolutionary or reactionary response, which drives the feuding sides further apart. The quicker the cycle of response, the quicker the radicalization of "sides" evolves. It's most blatantly seen in the political realm these days - and the social medias du jour are what drive the speed of the cycle.

Instant hot takes are an artificial impetus to drive that cyclical process faster and faster. If you want less radicalization - in any part of your life - slow down and think about things. This is one area where you can make a contribution. Wait a day or two before you comment - on anything. It'll still be there when you do, or be proven irrelevant; usually the latter.
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you ever just go around, using words in nonstandard ways?

finally, a good recipe site

gonna add some of my own eventually

more websites seem to be offering actually useful 'accept cookies' buttons

instead of the awful awful banners saying' we use cookies' i've seen several going 'here are the types of cookies we use, which would you like?'

RT @suchaone
me realizing that socializing on twitter dot com is but a pale simulation of the real thing, never actually satisfying the need for human connection

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practicing writing extremely sloppily to make myself more illegible

it's time to confront the truth, that the rapture happened in 1971 leaving us sinners behind

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a Schelling point for those who seek one