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Why am I here?

August 26, 2022
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Apologies for this being off topic, but I'm genuinely curious if anyone around here has some rudimentary psychology knowledge and can explain what I and so many others are doing in spaces like this.

Everytime I visit, I get sent into a depressive spiral and want to end everything. Truth is unbelievably painful, but I can't stop myself from seeking it out, it feels like an addiction almost.

I know I'm not the only one, does anyone understand why? What are our brains trying to accomplish by learning things we don't want to know?

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Title Why am I here?
Author undertoastedtoast
Upvotes 5
Comments 17
Date August 26, 2022 11:34 PM UTC (3 months ago)
Subreddit /r/AllPillDebate
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[–]HodgekinWhitePill 5 points6 points  (5 children) | Copy Link

You have a fundamental problem in life. It's the question, where am I going? It's a question about your goals in life. It's a question about how you orient your life.

You orient yourself towards a goal, and thats fundamentally predecated on knowledge. The more you know, the more accurate your orientation in life. You need truth, because it's the only way you can map out your course in life without getting lost.

The depression you're encountering is the process of death and rebirth. When you learn something new, what has to happen is the old you die, and out of the ashes, a new you will emerge. The death, symbolic, is still painful. The bigger the truth, the larger the death.

[–]undertoastedtoast[S] 0 points1 point  (4 children) | Copy Link

I feel like if it were up to me, I would have abandoned truth seeking long ago in exchange for happiness. Maybe at one point in my life it was the other way around, but nowadays I just want to feel better

[–]TryLambda 4 points5 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

find a positive cause to work towards brother, have a goal or objective to give you meaning...modern women love to steer men off course in life... don't let that happen to you

[–]Marzipan-Happy 2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

He's right. Find a positive cause. Volunteer to be a big brother, at an animal shelter, read books to people in an old folks home (they never get visitors, be a bright spot in their life) volunteer at a zoo (neat!) Do city work, conservation corps. A suicide help line (they train you), a food bank. Places the NEED you. I've done a few of these over the years. It's worth it.

[–]HodgekinWhitePill 1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Well, that's another lie you believe in. It's not happiness that will make you feel better.

The solution to depression is living a meaningful life.

If you want to live a meaningful life, you take on as much responsibility as possible and make yourself useful to yourself, your family and your community. Then you will have meaning that can sustain you even during the most tragic of times.

[–]TheRedPillRipperRedPill 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

I just want to feel better

Start with your daily routine. Habit is the key to change.

Godspeed and good luck!

[–]TryLambda 3 points4 points  (2 children) | Copy Link

Is it because you are getting red pill truth information, that is breaking your fantasies about women that is causing depression... learn to accept modern women as they are, hypergamous, avaricious, hypocritical, narcissistic, manipulative ... learn to navigate... and find peace in that brother...

[–]Peacesquad 1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Damn. This sounds like me haha

[–]h1shman 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

Bro honestly just go MGTOW. You come off as such a sad cunt in every single one of your posts.

You’re low value and you attract the same low value women that have skewed your views.

[–]BlackPillPusher 1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Because as inconvenient as it is, you get the truth here, mostly, and sometimes some sounds advice, and in the long term that's good.

[–]Noodles_R 2 points3 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

I just find it interesting - the majority of views are so different to what I experience in my daily life.

It is depressing though, I’m a woman and seeing how a lot of people speak about us is pretty meh. Same way men feel with all the anti male sentiment on social media I guess.

[–]upalseBogPill 1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

the majority of views are so different to what I experience in my daily life.

This applies to cultural wars in general. On one hand, what one sees online tends to be without filter, how a lot of people genuinely feel. Yet at the same time, rabid and radicalized due to various opportunistic social media parasites fanning those flames.

In the real life, what you see, especially with opposite gender, tends to be pretty opaque. People are simply not that honest about their darker thoughts and anxieties face to face.

[–]Eyesofmalice 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

I think that spaces like these use to depress me when I would delay more philosophical readings because discussions here felt intellectual enough. But the fact of the matter is in here you'll often see a lot of ideology regurgitated in defense of a system that only works for a small minority of people.

It's good that you're depressed, things are depressing. The world is dying, consumerism is not fixing the social issues it promised it would fifty or sixth years ago.

But like I guess it depends on what drives you. For me books and art are interesting enough. Some people will just think giving you false hope is a token of mercy, a perspective I don't really share. I think it's better to face the bleakness as it is, sulk for a bit, and then find a cause in life that allows you to help people in need.

For me it was teaching less privileged kids English. I knew that I could at least give them a tool to make a living in my country, and also kids are very sincere and funny, so they're good for healing your soul. Afterwards I'd say quit, because like kids still won't be able to be the company you desire, but at least they can give you a bit of hope in humanity. After that just try to be as hedonistic as you can. Splash money when you can, enjoy prostitutes if you can, eat nice things if you can. It doesn't matter in the end.

[–]TriggurWarning 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

While we may be aware that ignorance is bliss, certain personality types can't accept it. We must seek out knowledge, particularly when we are not doing as well as we'd like in our own lives (less positive distractions breeds self-reflection). It is part of who we are as people. It's a questionable gift to have, but it's essential for human survival. If we were all completely ignorant of things that have the potential to harm us then we would be vulnerable as a species and unable to deal with difficult circumstances.

[–]BumblingBeta 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

I agree with you if you hang around these pill subreddits for too long, it fucks with your mind and makes you nihilistic, defeatist, bitter and completely untrusting towards everyone, especially the opposite sex. People label is as "the truth" you are just coming to find "the truth" which is true to an extent, but it's actually counterproductive to wallow in harsh truths for more than a short amount of time.

[–]kvakerokWhitePill 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

Because living a lie will destroy your soul, which no amount of pain compares to.

[–]Pilling_it 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

I know I thrive in seeing reality for what it is instead of feeding myself platitudes. That being said, two rules :

Understand that what is said at the end of the day affect the subconscious decision making rather than being a conscious plot against the other sex. It's part of the context for behavior, not all there is to it.

If you feel like you're depressed, close the sub, go outside and talk to people. Even just in general.

The advice of looking at the actions and not the words doesn't only apply to outside, here as well. And depending on your sex, height, weight, race, attractiveness, social class and a lot of things, some things that are extremely relevant to you will be irrelevant to others and vice versa.

You can kill a man, but you can't kill an idea.

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