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Holy shit! A new /777/? Why, it's a Christmas miracle, kids! Found ## Admin ## 14/12/19(Fri)22:32 No. 1 [Reply] Stickied
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Clearly I'm a touch useless, and need some help to make myself a better person, someone whose more well rounded. Someone who can change /777/ more than twice a year, essentially.

Regardless, go nuts and do what you normally do! To suggest future /777/s use this thread: https://7chan.org/7ch/res/4700.html


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shani 15/02/19(Thu)00:55 No. 260

>>165
Bitch




MaybeUsefull 14/12/24(Wed)23:20 No. 38 [Reply]
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i need help, ever sice i can remember i had this sorta "existencional" crisis, and i dont know how to escape it, how do i find purpose in life, how do you make it seems like this life matters? how do you keep going? also merry christmas to all the loners


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Useless 15/01/13(Tue)08:42 No. 185

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVs2bBDv1YY
ahh I have a better way of putting it

people should not try to live based on a single reason for existence, think about it

what IS a single reason for existence anyways? if a body was a single thing, would it be made up of so many individual muscles, which are made up of so many different cells?
there's organization, but there's only organization because there's many things acting in varied forms, not unison

similarly if you try to view your life as a single thing (accepting your single existence as "a life" though naturally) then you will be stunted as an individual and limit your experiences in a particularly *brutal* fashion

what this means in english is that by trying to limit yourself to only a particular image, and separate yourself from the various aspects that are yourself whether you like them or not particularly, you'll end up feeling hollow inside - ultimately this is *sometimes* considered the behaviour of someone who is egotistical, or for whatever reason seeks to existentially overcome reality itself, almost like a nihilistic god complex

A homunculus (Latin for "little man", plural: "homunculi"; from the masculine diminutive form of homo, "man") is a representation of a small human being.The homunculus has also been compared to the golem of Jewish folklore. Though the specifics outlining the creation of the golem and homunculus are very different, the concepts both metaphorically relate man to the divine, in his construction of life in his own image.[4]


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Useless 15/02/28(Sat)01:14 No. 271

>>115
Too bad evolution doesn't real. Creationism is da troof.


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Useless 15/02/28(Sat)01:16 No. 272

>>136
Matthew 5:5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. God blesses those who are humble, for they will inherit the whole earth. “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.




Useless 15/02/26(Thu)02:24 No. 268 [Reply]
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I've been a NEET for the entirety of my childhood and teenage years, and this year I decided to join the military.

Everyday, from 7am to 7pm I do army stuff, and I do it reasonably well. I function with my colleagues, abide to orders and don't fuck up. I'm liked by everyone and nothing objectively bad ever happens.

Thing is, everytime I get home I have a mental breakdown of sorts, It feels like I spend the majority of the day being somebody I'm not and it all feels numb and surreal, I feel detached from myself and it's awful. I want to go back to my NEET lifestyle and spend time with my close ones.

I feel like I don't like anybody there, and if I were to be myself they would ostracize me, and the whole time I could kill to go home and interact with people I do feel comfortable around.

Is this normal ? Is this what being a functional member of society is like ? Inducing depersonalization in order to "fit in" ?

This fucking sucks guys


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Useless 15/02/26(Thu)04:51 No. 269

Hey bro...
I'm living by myself, studying with a cheap notebook... Everytime I go back to home I used to feel the same, but with the time I got used and now I can easily adapt with this two different enviroments...
Just give it some time and it'll be ok...

I'm sorry for my shitty english!


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Useless 15/02/27(Fri)07:16 No. 270

>>268

U.S. army here. i feel the same way bro, though i got 1 and a half year left so i'll be out pretty soon. the key is to not give a shit. i don't mean be a shitbag, just don't let things get to you. they're worthless fuckholes just like you and me, except they have rank which really doesn't mean shit deep down. what's your mos if you don't mind me asking. 13b here.




Useless 15/02/21(Sat)02:17 No. 262 [Reply]
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Do you just have any advice about how to lesson tobacco stains on teeth? I switched to ecig recently but the stains are still left over from before and it's hard to tell what stuff is a scam and what stuff actually works.


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Useless 15/02/21(Sat)02:20 No. 263

Brush your teeth, the stains will fade in time. Anything that provides instant results is either destroying the enamel on your teeth or simply covering it up until the coating fades leaving you back where you are.


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Useless 15/02/25(Wed)09:13 No. 267

From time to time, put some bicarbonate in your toothbrush when you brush. Not always, it can fuck you for good.




Useless 14/12/23(Tue)22:45 No. 26 [Reply]
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My linux mint distro has been unable to show new updates for months now.

I tried the commands below but they didn't work either.

What to do?

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade


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Useless 15/01/10(Sat)12:06 No. 169

>>146
Not at all.

My response was to
>I don't want to read a longass wiki page to install a modern operating system.
Because I still stand by that that's a fucking stupid statement. Linux is a modern operating system, as is Arch. But they are also _hobbyist_ operating systems (except maybe Ubuntu....maybe). So insinuating that either Linux or Arch are not "modern" is fucking ridiculous.

Furthermore, my question was not facetious, it was sincere: if you are that adverse to reading a wiki page, I don't understand why you'd want to run Linux, because nearly all Linux users are hobbyists, which means they do it because they are interested. Not wanting to read 1 wiki article does not show interest. So my question was sincere, why run Linux?

Allow me to rephrase my comment:
>You read the wiki the first time, then after that you know it.
TRANSLATION: Your statement implies that the wiki article some kind of reference that you need to refer to at every install, when it is merely instructions that can be learned.
>It's seriously not that fucking hard.
Your implication that a wiki article is enough reason to discredit a distribution is mistaken in that the task at hand is extremely doable.

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Useless 15/01/10(Sat)12:14 No. 170

>>149
In terms of my inferred elitism, I never said "EVERYONE SHOULD RUN ARCH", I just said the excuse given is bull.

Exactly. Most of the article isn't even about Arch, it's about Linux. Partitioning disks. Using GRUB.

I can understand not wanting to use Arch coming in when you are completely new to Linux, because that could be downright overwhelming. But if you've already used Linux Mint for a few months, it's not unreasonable to say "hey, here's how you partition a disk using fdisk instead of GParted."

I also agree with your two points. Arch is really awesome in its philosophy, in that you keep things simple, use the right tools, and provide documentation. Though no distro is perfect, Arch has pissed off its community in the past.


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Useless 15/02/22(Sun)01:22 No. 265

>>149
editing init scripts and repairing xorg is hardly learning anything worthwhile.

you can do the same shit in mint, or ubuntu, without worrying every boot whether its going to actually start again.




Useless 15/01/25(Sun)13:00 No. 213 [Reply]
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so my brother just committed suicide a few hours ago, I'm taking it pretty well. I wan to blaze and listen to music to help get over it but I'm not sure if that's just going to worsen the sadness. would it be wrong of me to do so, and/or should I?
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Useless 15/02/08(Sun)05:56 No. 242

>>214
Why not?


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Useless 15/02/08(Sun)07:15 No. 243

>>241
Not my idea of a good time when riding a downward spiral.


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Useless 15/02/19(Thu)22:21 No. 261

it's ok to cry dude




Useless 15/01/05(Mon)05:33 No. 125 [Reply]
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I don't like to think of myself as a furry because I've met those people, stayed in their homes, and been to their parties and by and large they are the worst, most awkward dudes and I don't want to associate myself with that.

But the venn diagram between me and them has a hell of a lot of overlap. I'm a little bit of a sperglord (who has been through a lot of shit this year) and soft stuff calms me down when I'm getting anxiety attacks so I've started wearing a tail clipped to my hip out in public. I've got fur blankets in my home. I like petplay and collars in the bedroom. I browse /fur/ on the regular because that shit gets me off.

But oh my god I don't want to identify myself with those people. People have been asking me lately if I am a furry and honestly it's easier to just say "Yes." because then the conversation is over and I don't have to talk about it anymore (this is the same tactic I use to deflect conversation when people ask me if I am a racist or a alcoholic, just say "Yes." and the conversation dies).

I think building your self-identity around a sexual fetish is fucking retarded, so even though I share a lot in common with people who call themselves furries, I dont know what to do when people ask me about it. I've mostly been leaning on "Something like that" and other deflections).

Is it beter to just own it? Lean into it? Keep doing what I do but not mentioning it would be the best approach, but since I wear a tail in public and like my kinky dog shit in the bedroom, inevitably some people end up asking me about it and I never know how to respond.

I dont have a "fursona", I think fursuits look super dumb, and I have zero patience for people who insist being called "SPROOTFOX MCFLUFFERSON" or whatever, and yet here I am ending up getting grouped in with those guys.

Help me with my dumb, faggoty problem, 7chan.


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Useless 15/01/29(Thu)00:32 No. 220

You'd probably have a great time in a fursuit if you like soft things and have anxiety issues. They're basically a place where you can hide from everyone no matter where you are, no one would even know you were in it.
It'd probably be better to either own up to it or find something different to calm you, like a rabbit's foot or something that isn't directly related to furries.


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Useless 15/02/17(Tue)02:22 No. 258

Wear the tail. Girls wear that shit all the time, people will think you're emo or just gay. As for the fur-hate on the Internet, I'm convinced that most people jump on furs because in "polite" society fags are off the social shitlist (for now).

I'm bisexual, Amerifag, white, and other categories ad nauseum but there's no group you can belong to where someone, in some era, did not shit the bed. So yeah, every group makes you look bad. Take a deep breath and don't worry about it.

Full discloure: I like furry porn as well as real porn. No fursona, no fur name, and no fursuit, but if someone asks, I am not gonna lie about being a bit furry.

So, why are you a racist and an alcoholic?




Useless 15/01/30(Fri)05:34 No. 222 [Reply]
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Good evening /selfhelp/.

I see there are lots of people who have trouble with anhedonia, depression and motivation on here so instead of just spamming this under every thread (I find it that useful) I decided to start one, acting as a reply to anyone interested.

http://www.tapping.com/videos.html

Description:

>Tapping is a simple but effective technique somewhere in between hypnosis, meditation, and acupressure. You can learn it in a matter of minutes and use it to apply instant relief to stressful situations in your life.

>You can start using Tapping straight away by watching the introductory video above, and watching the other videos for further explanation and inspiration.

I'm only recommending it because personally it has helped me with depression and procrastination in the past. I used to do this years ago but now I'm coming back to it and I thought I'd share.

I'm sure you can use 'tap away' all kinds of emotions and feelings, not just the ones listed:
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Useless 15/02/05(Thu)06:43 No. 239

>>238
Hugboxing? No, it can act as a pill if you want to look at it that way, a relatively lasting cure, because anxiety accumulates over time. Why not actually try it for yourself and cast judgement later? I'm sure it can *seem* like a placebo, or a highly efficient people repellent if you were doing it in public, but that's not the point.


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Useless 15/02/08(Sun)07:34 No. 244

>>239
although intended, indeed, to criticize both techniques; my argument against them is not clearly expressed by my statement.

hugboxing more or less works, although it did not achieve much popularity because normal people feel bad about immobilizing retards between mattresses; it makes us keenly aware that there must be a better way. i suspect tapping may actually work to a degree (something like 1/100th the effect of acupuncture) but everything about your website link makes me think: there must be a better way.

One that doesn't involve pyramid schemes, private retreat sales lectures that ring of motivational speeches, midwestern consumers who believe in the product and texans who don't, new-age east/west coast clinics offering "tap" therapy by a "doctor" for some ridiculous price, and so on.

Quote of the day:
"invest $39.95 in yourself now via PayPal or Credit Card"
-tapping.com


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Useless 15/02/16(Mon)07:57 No. 257

>>244
I never said it was panacea or a perfected technique, of course there must be a better way. Meditation, drugs, walks in the park, drawing, playing an instrument or all of the above combined and more - sure. It's just A WAY, not THE WAY.

I never noticed the

>"invest $39.95 in yourself now via PayPal or Credit Card"

part until you pointed it out. Personally I never needed anything other than the videos, which are free. This is /selfhelp/, after all.




Useless 15/02/02(Mon)04:52 No. 223 [Reply]
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The symptoms of my mental illness are a mile long, not to mention my physical ailments. I am beginning to recluse completely and am running out of money too. I'm starting to get desperate and don't know what the fuck to do.


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Useless 15/02/04(Wed)13:55 No. 237

>>228
I want to lose weight, become emotionally stable, get a handle on my medical problems, and financial, and go back to school. I don't think I can do any of these things, I feel my mind deteriorating, like my life is just slipping away, I am feeling more and more lost, with a mile long list of problems I don't even know where to begin. I am feeling like my only options are pure insanity, death, or an asylum.


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NotUseless 15/02/05(Thu)09:28 No. 240

Useless, what are you doing?


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Useless 15/02/12(Thu)06:06 No. 245

>>237
You can fix all of that man. Start from the easiest thing, the weight. Keto and calisthenics work miracles. I lost 90 pounds that way, to never recover them.
School? go there and finish it. Can't? don't. Get a job, make some money and start your own business. If you could just tell us what's stopping you maybe we could provide some better advice.




I Can't do Anything FiveYearOldAnon 14/12/26(Fri)06:15 No. 51 [Reply]
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My problem is definitely a thing..

First of all, since disclosing my age would end in the slaughter of myself and all my peers (yes, that's an exaggeration, internet people), lets just say I'm five.
However, I will also say that I am in school. Ban me (please don't, that was a joke, I don't wanna be banned, and I submit to your administrative/moderator powers).

So, I'm considered to be really obnoxiously smart, as well as the best, most caring person in the world (slight exaggeration, but you'd be surprised).
Now, you might wonder why that's a problem. It's not. For starters, I have no access to money (because I can't work, and my parents have shit jobs that end with a balance of less than 0), and I live in the middle of nowhere. There's not much I can even try to do, since "middle of nowhere" is a rural-suburban hybrid filled with people above the age of 80.
Even if I were to run away for whatever reason, I have no money, and the nearest town (with people in it) is an hour's drive away. So the only (slightly) productive thing I can think of to do is sit here typing.

Secondly, I'm actually not an amazing person. I may not be the worst person ever, but I can't really judge myself, and nobody has (or, probably, will ever) see the real me. Hell, I even convinced a therapist I was completely sane. Continued research has lead me to believe I have multiple psychiatric disorders (though, as you can see, I haven't gotten it checked out by a therapist).

Of course, I'd do something about it, but as I've said, I have no real way to do so. Of course, there's probably something major I missed here, and the answer is probably obvious. So.. That's why I'm asking the internet for help (well, it's more that I have few other options, but whatever).

Also, keep in mind that just about my whole family is Christian. Not me (though I give the impression of a perfect Christian), as I've delved a bit into philosophy (that turned me away from religion pretty quickly, among other things).


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Useless 15/01/19(Mon)13:40 No. 203
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>>51

You faggot, you don't convince therapists you are fine: they decide that you are fine.

Whatever genius plan you think you concocted to trick them; they have been trained to identify it and have experienced it before. You are not special, even abnormal psyches only work in a limited number of ways and are mostly predictable.

I'm surprised you have the 'problem' you claim to have, seeing as you have access to the internet. The problem isn't that you are unique and special, its that you live in a place where you are unlikely to meet others on your wavelength.

You sound exactly like some guy I know on Steam and like a million others I have noticed on the internet in passing.

If you've been reading about psychiatric disorders, are intelligent and lonely; then you are very likely to 'experience' what you are reading about. Med students are prone to the same experience as they learn about physical ailments.

You're correct in that you aren't THAT intelligent, an intelligent person would have found this information for themselves, but you are intelligent enough. Combine that with a lack of interaction with your peers and here you are: shitting up my internet with your nothing problems because everyday life is too mundane for you and, for some reason, you think your lack of peer engagement is my problem.

Therapists also don't diagnose things. Idk if that's a translation error or not but it makes me think your whole story is lies.
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Useless 15/01/25(Sun)07:03 No. 212

Ha. You sound exactly like me, except you're right you aren't quite aware of the issue. The problem is not that you are fake, it's that you're surrounded by people who make you fake. The solution is get the fuck out. Go somewhere populated by heathens and liberals and whatnot. I know you said you can't do anything, but idk I think you might not be thinking drastic enough. Maybe YOU can't do anything, but what could another person do? You don't have the balls to steal some money, even if your plan is to disappear? Man I wish I had just stolen some shit from my grandpa when I had the chance. I wouldn't even feel bad. Dude never really did anything for me and he has like 2 million bucks. Anyway the point is don't be a pussy, steal a good chunk of money from all those old peoples. Don't be stupid. Don't make it obvious. Theft is really hard to prove most of the time. If you really are really really desperate to do something right now, steal enough to get a greyhound ticket and get situated somewhere. Get yourself situated before they have time to even notice or investigate. Don't tell your family where you're going obviously. I'm not trying to make it seem like you gotta cover up for murder because the point is you don't. I've had plenty of my shit stolen from people I know and from unknowns, and even when I could point to something and say that's mine asshole, there was nothing I could do about it.

Alternatively you could go to college. Take the ACT, not the SAT. You can take it as many times as you want to get a good score, and the colleges you send it to won't know you took it a bunch of times. Or just get a perfect the first time since it's pretty easy. Idk why someone would say go to community. Don't do that. Schools with large endowments are always need blind and full need. They don't care how poor you are and will give you full need based on your FAFSA. If you're smart enough and poor enough you can go to Harvard for free. I'd be doing that myself right now, but shit got majorly fucked up.

There are other things you can do. Start a website, a blog, or a youtube channel. Just start doing something man, anything. first you get da views, den you get da money, den you get da power.


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Useless 15/02/15(Sun)09:12 No. 250

>>212
I completely agree with OP going with your first solution




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