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If you didn't have to work, how would you spend your time?

Imagine all your basic needs are covered: housing, food, healthcare, and so on. You don't need to work for a living anymore. What would you do with your time?

I know this might sound like a bit of a dreamy question, but it's been on my mind lately, especially as I see so many people working tirelessly day and night. Perhaps it's time for us to slow down and reflect on what truly matters. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this!

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Law of Attraction is just a modern-day religion
  • I see, I think describing the whole universe as a god in a symbolic way can make sense.

    Anyway, the trouble starts when people go beyond symbolism and start asking for help, making wishes, and sometimes blaming this "deity" for undesirable events. Relying on an entity whose existence remains uncertain, let alone he/she cares about you, is like gamble, which sounds unsettling.

  • Law of Attraction is just a modern-day religion
  • I totally agree with you! I think it works but not in the way people think it is.

    It can be frustrating when authors and others attempt to market the concept as scientifically grounded, kinda like a cult at times.

    I feel bad for people who persist in the wrong direction and repeatedly fail to achieve their goals. It's even worse when, after all that, they blame themselves for "not communicating well with the universe".

  • Law of Attraction is just a modern-day religion
  • Thank you for pointing this out! Now I see why people keep downvoting. Imagine listening to a dude talking like that about gravity 😂

    At least it's good to know that most of us haven't heard of the "Law of Attraction" I was talking about.

  • Law of Attraction is just a modern-day religion
  • religion is about shifting the blame to someone else

    I agree, in this case, the Law of Attraction blames the believers, but somehow people fail to see this and instead think they deserve the misfortune because they haven't 'put in enough energy'.

  • Law of Attraction is just a modern-day religion

    The universe kinda becomes like a god. All that energy and vibe stuff is like a way of praying. It's all about faith, not really backed by evidence.

    It's like how I see thunder, so there must be a god of thunder. In this case, seeing vibration and energy (like in String Theory, which still hasn't been proven) makes me think there's gotta be some deeper meaning and that it can make my wishes come true.

    And of course, there are people out there selling books, spreading fake news, and posing as manifesting professors just to cash in on others' ignorance.

    But hey, for a lot of people, it's just a way to find hope and relax a bit through positive thinking, focusing on their goals and planning things out. So I'm not trying to bash "believers", just sharing a shower thought.

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    When was the last time you felt helpless in life?
  • You're 100000 times stronger than most people I know, including myself. I'm so sorry for all you've had to endure. It's strange how hearing about others' struggles can sometimes make us feel better, but it truly does.

  • When was the last time you felt helpless in life?
  • Thank you for your honest advice and straightforward approach, it's really helpful. I'll definitely take a moment to reconsider things that might have slipped my mind but affect my health.

    Typing to much means you really care about others! Thanks a lot for that!

  • When was the last time you felt helpless in life?
  • My heart rate isn't always elevated, but when it does... over the roof. I believe those moments might be what they call panic attacks. I've noticed similar instances. Sometimes, I'll be lying in bed, watching YouTube, and suddenly experience palpitations out of nowhere. These random occurrences often worry me the most. Anyway, thank you for sharing your story!

  • When was the last time you felt helpless in life?

    I'm 24 and dealing with high blood pressure. I've seen five doctors, had countless tests, and they all say the same thing: "Take these pills and try to reduce pressure in your life." It's as though my blood pressure and heart rate have minds of their own, fluctuating freely without any reason.

    For the past six months, I've felt like I'm on borrowed time. Every morning, I gulp down my pills, hoping I won't have a stroke or end up disabled. Once, I dared to think I was better and skipped my meds for two days. Unfortunately, on day three, my blood pressure shot up over 150, bringing me crashing back to reality.

    I'm not an nihilist, I'm the opposite of that. But facing my own mortality every second of life has hit me hard. Maybe I'm just like a "24 years old kid" tasting life's bitterness for the first time. I hate to compare myself with others, but seeing friends partying, doing drugs, and sipping coffee just makes me hate this fate of mine even more.

    I'm an artist, I studied music and wrote lots of songs (only keep them for myself, not trying to be a celebrity or anything like that...), and music has always been my escape. Lately, though, my songs have been pretty dark.

    I'm sharing my story not for sympathy, but to connect with anyone else who's going through a same journey in their life. If you've been there and made it out, please tell me how you did it. Any advice, hobby, or habit would help! And if you're still stuck in the trenches like me, just know you're not alone.

    P/S: This post has been improved by ChatGPT since I'm not confident in my English.

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    Can social media and short-form content cause hypertension?
  • I see... Since dopamine, cortisol... from the rages, the pleasure feelings, and other strategies are tools that these platforms use to addict us to them. These neurotransmitters and hormones heavily affect our heartbeat, blood pressure and other heart-related things. (I've read the Dopamine Nation book and listened to several podcasts discussing this.)

    I don't have any studies about this, and I'm just a guy trying to learn more about these new phenomena that might have a significant impact on our next generations.

    Anyway, it's nice to hear a different take on this to not just blindly blaming the wrong thing.

  • Can social media and short-form content cause hypertension?

    We all know these social and short-form content platforms are exploiting our attention for ad views and private information. However, the greater harm might be the addictive side of it. "Dopamine rushes" I mean.

    I don't want to jump to conclusion but recently I've noticed the trend of increasing cases where people get heart diseases, kidney failure, hypertension, etc in my country (at very young age, below 30). Could it be that not only these platforms are harmful in mental health and privacy but also physical health?

    PS: Sorry for my bad English...

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