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Offline Filthy

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« Reply #22395 on: December 14, 2018, 09:07:54 pm »
I'm pretty stoked to get my stuff. Cashmere/ merino wool long johns sound pretty excellent.

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« Reply #22396 on: December 15, 2018, 06:48:39 am »
...and I saw the new goatskin jacket. Just beautiful.
I've been thinking of taking a trip, 90 miles south of me, to Mildblend, just to get a glimpse of it.

I've got some jeans that need to be hemmed, too. I might as well kill two birds...
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« Reply #22397 on: December 15, 2018, 01:25:02 pm »
...and I saw the new goatskin jacket. Just beautiful.
I've been thinking of taking a trip, 90 miles south of me, to Mildblend, just to get a glimpse of it.

I've got some jeans that need to be hemmed, too. I might as well kill two birds...

I read recently that a vegan organization would rather people is the phrase “Feed two birds with one hand.”
In order to discourage harm to birds. I don’t know if it will catch on
Maybe so. Maybe not

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« Reply #22398 on: December 15, 2018, 02:24:30 pm »
One of my jobs routinely does business in Ethiopia and Nigeria. We don't let anyone out of the sight of the armed contractors assigned to them.
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« Reply #22399 on: December 17, 2018, 11:05:26 pm »
Loneliness is more dangerous than smoking or cardiovascular disease, according to former US Surgeon General:

https://www.cbs.com/shows/cbs_this_morning/video/MHysZ87Ob9qD_pXvkMEEknY_kYCLHky5/former-surgeon-general-on-how-loneliness-could-reduce-lifespan/

Pretty interesting. I'm doomed.  :D

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« Reply #22400 on: December 17, 2018, 11:20:19 pm »
Loneliness is more dangerous than smoking or cardiovascular disease, according to former US Surgeon General:

https://www.cbs.com/shows/cbs_this_morning/video/MHysZ87Ob9qD_pXvkMEEknY_kYCLHky5/former-surgeon-general-on-how-loneliness-could-reduce-lifespan/

Pretty interesting. I'm doomed.  :D

Growing research indicates that nonmedical factors such as "social isolation" constitute anywhere from 60-80% of healthcare outcomes. Your ZIP code is more impactful to your health than your genetic code. Healthcare is in the midst of adapting to this reality, and there will need to be more social interventions to address loneliness, hunger, housing issues, addiction, interpersonal violence, and other risk factors that have traditionally fallen outside of healthcare.

This is a global trend, but in the US, where healthcare spending is approaching 20% of our GDP and the most expensive patients typically have one or more social risk factors, it is absolutely necessary for a sustainable for-profit system.
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« Reply #22401 on: December 17, 2018, 11:42:26 pm »
That's kind of a vicious cycle because when I read about it, it just makes me want to withdrawal even more.

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« Reply #22402 on: December 18, 2018, 12:03:32 am »
Yeah @Filthy , so many destructive patterns are that way, and unfortunately I can say that from firsthand experience. I hope you find some local folks you like to be around. I am an introvert with a low tolerance for human foibles, so it takes energy for me to hang--but luckily I enjoy the folks I hang with when I occasion to hang with em, and that makes a huge difference. So does my dog! And so does art (ironically, often depressing music).
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« Reply #22403 on: December 18, 2018, 12:09:53 am »
Thanks for the meaningful responses. I have a hard time articulating what I am thinking sometimes so this is why I am so brief. Yes, I need to try and figure something out. The doctor in that video suggests forcing yourself to go out and at least go to places you enjoy. Maybe I will give that a shot? Thanks a lot for taking the time to talk to me, because it means a lot. I really appreciate all of the people I get to talk to here. Cheers @mclaincausey

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« Reply #22404 on: December 18, 2018, 12:34:19 am »
I have always been a solitary sort, @Filthy, so I definitely identify.  Most of the things I like to do, like reading, riding my bike, hiking, crafting, are by nature lonely activities.  I find that I feel a lot less lonely going about my hermetic existence in public--when I go to the café or the bar to read, for example.  I also try to walk at the public park where I'm around other humans.  It helps that I have a pretty social job.  Before I had a partner I was often very lonely, and felt a little isolated at times--but it was definitely a big help to be out among people, so I tried not to just nest in my house every day and night, and I think it made a difference.

I've also often found that it relieves a bit of loneliness to talk to people online!  So here we are.  :D

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« Reply #22405 on: December 18, 2018, 12:42:15 am »
@sabergirl hmm that would be cool to find a bar I could read a book at. Most of the places I go to are pretty low brow. I do spend a lot of time looking at pictures of clothing and cats when I go to the bar though. I am afraid people think I am looking at Facebook just like everyone else. I tried checking out meetup but I didn't find any groups that were similar to my interests. Plus I have to leave home for work all the time, so it is hard to maintain even the most casual of friendships.

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« Reply #22406 on: December 18, 2018, 02:51:21 am »
My wife tells me that the research seems to to indicate that online interaction doesn't take the place of human interaction.  And that interaction with your spouse isn't enough- apparently, we need honest to god, real world friends, too.


So I guess I'm doomed to an early death, too, filthy...

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« Reply #22407 on: December 18, 2018, 10:06:15 am »


So I guess I'm doomed to an early death, too, filthy...

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« Reply #22408 on: December 18, 2018, 10:55:23 am »
..... research seems to to indicate that online interaction doesn't take the place of human interaction.  And that interaction with your spouse isn't enough- apparently, we need honest to god, real world friends, too.

So I guess I'm doomed to an early death, too, filthy...

Sounds like I should be dying any day now... Outside of conversation with my ex-wife and children, I routinely go an entire week without saying more than a simple  "Hello" to anyone except my wife, and that's including work as well......
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« Reply #22409 on: December 18, 2018, 11:36:47 am »
Hello HA (Hermites Anonymous), I'm a new member and I have no meaningful human interaction with anyone except my wife and if you ask her even that is debatable. ::) I'm a student so lots of forced interaction with all sorts of folks but that's something I'd rather not. I don't know if I'm lonely but people being good friends with people seems like a bit of an alien concept.

Having said that, I'd have no hard objections to friending people I genuinely like; I guess it's just a case of such people being hard to come by.

Either that or it's me who is a c*nt. ::)