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Offline DougNg

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Re: Random Announcements
« Reply #22410 on: December 18, 2018, 01:24:31 pm »
The video doesn't show but I can attest that since I started to work alone:


1) my blood pressure is finally down to a normal level
2) I've stopped grinding my teeth when I sleep
3) my overall mood has improved
4) my kitchen appliances have remained dent free


So whatever Dr. Murthy had to say, I'm pretty much going to ignore it.
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Re: Random Announcements
« Reply #22411 on: December 18, 2018, 01:26:00 pm »
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......
I can legitimately go days without even seeing a co-worker, much less speaking to one.

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« Reply #22412 on: December 18, 2018, 01:38:23 pm »
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......
I can legitimately go days without even seeing a co-worker, much less speaking to one.

Whoa... that might be a bit much for me.

I prefer my "alone" in the general vicinity of other humans, I just don't want to have to interact with those other humans.

Example:
We've stopped going to our favorite Thai restaurant because we became regulars, so the owner and his wife always want to chat with us for like 5mins before taking our order... As delicious as the food is, it's still not worth those 5 awkward minutes to me.
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Re: Random Announcements
« Reply #22413 on: December 18, 2018, 02:11:01 pm »
As delicious as the food is, it's still not worth those 5 awkward minutes to me.

That's just common sense.

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« Reply #22414 on: December 18, 2018, 02:30:37 pm »
This conversation actually proves the  possible truth in @mclaincausey post. A group of self proclaimed reclusiive people talking to each other about their not needing or wanting to talk to people. It’s ok guys. You  all want and need love and I love you all 🥰😍😘
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Re: Random Announcements
« Reply #22415 on: December 18, 2018, 02:49:23 pm »
Piss off.

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« Reply #22416 on: December 18, 2018, 02:51:19 pm »
As delicious as the food is, it's still not worth those 5 awkward minutes to me.

That's just common sense.

I forgot to mention the 25% "You guys come here all the time" discount.....

But thanks for making me feel less dick-ish, lol
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« Reply #22417 on: December 18, 2018, 03:10:32 pm »
Piss off.

The truth is often met with anger. You can’t stop this love fest.
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Re: Random Announcements
« Reply #22418 on: December 18, 2018, 03:20:32 pm »
and then there's me, who can't seem to shut the fuck up ever since i learnt to speak...

my school report cards always seem to say

"Louis is a great student. He just needs to talk less and listen more" or "paying more attention in class would make him excel further" or "good student but needs to learn to know the right time to speak"

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Re: Random Announcements
« Reply #22419 on: December 18, 2018, 04:03:13 pm »
As delicious as the food is, it's still not worth those 5 awkward minutes to me.

That's just common sense.
Agreed.

And I've done the same thing at a couple of area restaurants and the convenience store by my office.

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« Reply #22420 on: December 18, 2018, 04:03:21 pm »
I found this awesome channel of mostly old US military propaganda style videos on YouTube last night. There old videos on etiquette, boiler design, old cars, top secret jets, and other declassified propaganda and military training films.

https://www.youtube.com/user/webdev17

One of the cool videos I saw:



Depending on what country you're in, some of the videos may be considered NSFW.

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Re: Random Announcements
« Reply #22421 on: December 18, 2018, 04:13:21 pm »
Piss off.
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Re: Random Announcements
« Reply #22422 on: December 18, 2018, 05:09:41 pm »
The video doesn't show but I can attest that since I started to work alone:


1) my blood pressure is finally down to a normal level
2) I've stopped grinding my teeth when I sleep
3) my overall mood has improved
4) my kitchen appliances have remained dent free


So whatever Dr. Murthy had to say, I'm pretty much going to ignore it.

I don't work alone, but I do for the first time work remotely. I was worried about the transition, but in the end working from home is awesome. The dog time alone is good for my mental health. I have not yet stopped grinding my damn teeth though. I'm prepared for a lecture and an attempted sale of a $1k dental guard this afternoon at the dentist.
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Re: Random Announcements
« Reply #22423 on: December 18, 2018, 05:39:40 pm »
Tell the dentist to piss off.

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Re: Random Announcements
« Reply #22424 on: December 18, 2018, 05:41:48 pm »
I think it's important to point out that there's a distinction between being alone and being lonely.  Everyone needs their alone time and there is nothing wrong with that as long as you are happy and it doesn't reach the point of loneliness.  For me it's about having a balance like almost everything else in life.  Sometimes I hate people and just want my alone time, other times I need my healthy doses of social interaction.   

I do believe that feeling lonely and isolated can definitely impact your mental and physical health though.  The argument that keeping prison inmates in solitary confinement for extended periods of time is inhumane and can have a negative impact on ones mental and physical health has been backed up by studies on animals and humans. 
In one of the few (if not the only) studies on solitary confinement where human subjects were used not not one of the subjects lasted longer than seven days before they had to stop.   

To put it simply, it quite literally can make you "crazy".