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  1. You can find someone on almost every site these days who does this. I feel like it is easier to do it online thanks to virtue signaling and playing whatever card you have to get attention. It is sad people do this stuff!
    3 points
  2. When I say "PC culture" I mean the aspect where people are letting their emotions control them. This includes things like cancel culture, horrible trends on social platforms like TikTok and the desire to be liked by everyone, pushing sexual identities on children and teens, overly protecting teens and young adults (from bad words and ideas), and so on. Do you think this kind of approach is setting us up for future disaster within our society? I feel like we are back in the '60s or something where people used religion to control everything people said and did. Only this time, it is people who are demanding it without any form of God.
    2 points
  3. I think exposing yourself to bugs is the best way of getting over it. Sometimes facing your fears is what breaks the fear. I used to fear bugs, but the majority of the time they don't want to bother you. So just don't bother with them. I now pick up bugs and put them outside. I used to kill them whenever they bugged me, but now I just find a way to get them out of my home. For me, the fear was the idea of touching bugs. Like, eww they're gross, but in reality they aren't as gross as you'd think.
    2 points
  4. Same in my area. All the chain stores and even schools seeking out bus drivers! My husband is considering doing bus driving part time for one of our schools since they seem to pay decent.
    2 points
  5. As in advertising that probably wouldn't be allowed. Like maybe graffiti, or tagging around a city. Do you think any has success promoting their business this way? I would imagine not, as they would be caught pretty fast. Wouldn't they? I imagine it'd be illegal to graffiti an area to promote a business. Though, I think it'd be a fun and creative way to advertise.
    2 points
  6. I have heard/read of love addiction being a bit different from this. It was not an addiction to the person or love itself but the oxytocin your brain releases when you are around the person. People who are addicted to this will almost always end the relationship when they aren't getting any more oxytocin or they will cheat to catch the buzz again.
    2 points
  7. I would never spend more than 25 minutes driving to work! Wow I would be so miserable driving over an hour!! Mine is about 15 minutes. If the snow is bad in the winter, it will be around 30 minutes.
    2 points
  8. I get quite needy in a relationship, basically co-dependent. It's something I've definitely been working on since past relationships.
    2 points
  9. I know for certain they wouldn't have because he was in the process of breaking up with her over something else. Had his friend answered his phone and he got away from here that night, they would not be together today. This would have broke the camels back for sure though.
    2 points
  10. You know what I thought would be a good idea for awhile now? Renting out fitness equipment. It makes sense for people who are looking to lose weight but don't want to spend all that money. Why pay $800 for a treadmill when you can rent one for like $50 a month? I don't know how this would function but I know a lot of people would make use of it.
    2 points
  11. Very tough subject to approach, especially in terms of relationships because every person may see their idea of commitment differently.
    2 points
  12. Perfect excuse for people to wear masks, Hah! I think in most regions people really don't care about the virus anymore (I think they should), so it could be relatively normal.
    2 points
  13. Yup know plenty of people like this, people who rebelled against their parents in High school and now blame them for everything, when all the parents ever wanted was to see their child succeed
    2 points
  14. A lot of people do this today. I noticed it getting worse and worse. I think this is down to how people are raised. If they are raised by people who instill this kind of mindset in them, they will bring it into adulthood and struggle with it.
    2 points
  15. State taxes are fine. I think on a state level, we should be taxed because it supports out local police, public schools, repair of public spaces, and so on. I am full against federal taxation though. I feel like that is robbery at this point. Every since the federal reserve got involved in, what was it? 1913? Things have just gotten worse and worse with money.
    2 points
  16. Just track all of your spending now. Write down your debts and bills. Just make sure that each month, you always have at least $500 to spare so no matter what comes your way, you will have extra income already and be ahead of the issue. When you don't need it, just put it into savings or a separate bank account you only use for emergencies.
    2 points
  17. I think we have already seen this. Look at places like New York and California. They are not listening to the government. They are doing whatever they please. California is allowing people who aren't even citizens to vote! And in New York, they said that if you aren't vaccinated for any reason, you are not welcomed in the state.
    2 points
  18. I read some studies that said social media had similar effects because a lot of boys are growing up seeing fake women and expecting perfection. It is a bad thing all around.
    2 points
  19. Any real liberal I know is considered far right LOL I don't like to get into politics too deep though. I think if people just put their differences a aside and started telling the government to do one, we'd all be back to normal by now.
    2 points
  20. I remember hearing that term a long time ago on some kind of dating show on MTV!! That is such a perfect term for people like this. It is like they can't just stick with one person long enough, they need something fresh and new all the time.
    2 points
  21. Absolutely. I had a friend like this when I was in college. She loved being in relationships but she would always look for excuses to get out of them the second someone new was interested in her because she wanted to be with the new guy. I think they call these types cereal daters.
    2 points
  22. I winder what real liberals think of all this non-sense. They probably don't speak out because they don't want to be targeted. I can't blame them but things have gotten out of hand and it is hurting children severely. I hope more people stand up against these ridiculous mandates.
    2 points
  23. I know several people who do this online and a few in my family as well. I don't know why people get into this mindset but it is hard to shake them from it. I think self-value and having a purpose needs to come into play but they need to want that for themselves.
    2 points
  24. I had a friend who went through this. She would say things like "I wish he would just break up with me for a few weeks so I can sleep with ___!". I couldn't believe she was talking about her boyfriend like that. She wanted to sleep with his friend though. I haven't talked to them in a while and they are still together. They have been together since she was 17 and she is now going to be 28 soon so over 10 years. I can't imagine this was the only time she had an emotional affair either. I have to wonder if this is more common with women.
    2 points
  25. I have a friend who was in denial of her addition. She was a gambler. She played the lotto and bought scratch off tickets almost daily. When casinos started opening up in our area, she was going once a week, then twice a week... And it just got worse from there. When I told her I think she had a problem she would always say "so and so said I don't!" or she would say "I am not as bad as so and so!". She ended up getting help when the lockdowns started because she realized how addicted she was.
    2 points
  26. I am hoping younger people raising children will do a better job. I think that many parents just expected the school to do more. I think parents should play a bigger role in teaching their kids money management, debts, taxes, and so on. Start when they are 14 or 15 so they are able to have a firm understanding of everything by the time they reach 18.
    2 points
  27. Stoicism: the endurance of pain or hardship without the display of feelings and without complaint So I can relate this back to cycling or running for me. When it gets hard what do you do? What do you look like? Do you look like you are getting your butt kicked? If you can keep the smile on and keep those positive thoughts going when your mind is going to dark places that would be an example of stoicism. It is all about remaining mentally strong.
    2 points
  28. Can someone explain what this is to me? I recently heard the term being used but I am having trouble understanding what it means. It seems like people seem to have their own perceptions of it which is making it confusing for me.
    2 points
  29. I don't know how true this is but a friend of mine said porn addiction is through the roof with teens and young boys right now, it is worse than it has ever been because of the lockdowns and the loss of interactions with girls and women their own age. It is very sad! I have to agree with you. Never let it become a habit!
    2 points
  30. I always thought of "perfection" as an art form. To some people, the idea of perfection comes at different grades, levels, and achievements. Much like art, it is all about perception, acceptation, and how you view the world around you. This is why it can't exist in the literal sense of the word. Anything and nothing can be art, same with perfection.
    2 points
  31. I know a few people who do this. They always blame the guys they date but never consider that they are dating the wrong guys themselves. I think they use it as an excuse because they don't want to miss out on someone that can be better.
    2 points
  32. I honestly feel like this is by design. The banks need to debt. It is a shame. They don't even teach students how do to their taxes or how to vote. It makes no sense why none of this is being taught, not unless they designed the system to make most people fail.
    2 points
  33. You could always start your own site and build an app off of that. I am not sure what you are interested in or anything like that but it might be worth considering. Like James mentioned, find whatever you are passionate about and go from there.
    2 points
  34. Just stick with it even when you feel like it is going nowhere. I know it can be hard to add new content but just put the time in. You never know, you might end up striking gold with one of your posts!
    2 points
  35. Did you know that Twitter's algorithm is designed this way? It is designed to keep people in separate boxes which actually hurts communication and understanding. They make money off of users so they don't care.
    2 points
  36. Agree 100%. It is easy to get trapped in this, especially on social media. Best to stick to smaller more controlled social groups like on forums so you don't run into issues with people. Nothing wrong with having things in common with your friends but it hinders your growth if you are all the same person!
    2 points
  37. I agree 100%! I have said this for years, they need to know about all their options and hardly anyone talks to them about it. You don't need to overpay for education. It is a shame that even today, a lot of teens and young adults still believe this is the only option.
    2 points
  38. The easiest way to avoid this is to surround yourself with people who will challenge you. Get off places like Twitter and Facebook who only encourage this hive-mind culture and way of thinking and return to the real world. Allow people who don't agree with you to ask you questions and ask them questions back. We need to get to a place where we can discuss things again or this country will never heal.
    2 points
  39. We survive in Arizona just fine and we have a couple large cities. Lots of people open carry here.
    2 points
  40. The best approach for student loan debt is avoiding it or minimizing it to begin with. It is some of the most damaging debts there are out there and it can greatly hinder one's ability to afford housing among other things. I think people need to be educated in high school on how to budget and plan for college. Most students do not need to go to lavish universities that charge out the butt for classes. A local community college is just as good in terms of education but costs a fraction of the cost. Plus many will do programs for certain students where they get discounts. You can go to a community college for around 5k a year vs going to a university which is around 18k a year.
    2 points
  41. I honestly am not sure. I have had attraction towards older men, but I have never acted upon it. I feel too weird dating someone who could be around my parents age. if the right man came along and he was perfect, but a bit older, I would think about it. But I don't know if I'd date an older man. Yeah, that's another thing. I wouldn't want to date someone who could die in the week. No thanks.
    2 points
  42. I have a friend who did this for her mother's sake and she regrets it every day. She could have had her dream job but because her mother guilt-tripped her into not moving out of state, she lost the opportunity. If someone every expects you to hinder your life for their own sake, they are not friends or family in my book... They are just leaches!
    2 points
  43. You are right. You would have to work harder to get new clients but that doesn't mean it is not worth putting in the effort and setting up something. You never know, your idea and services could branch out to something bigger especially if someone decides to partner with you and get things growing.
    2 points
  44. Oh yeah for sure. I feel like if people had basic safety and gun training, there would be less crime as well. People would not be going around doing crap to others if they knew there was a higher chance someone in the area owned a gun and knew how to use it.
    2 points
  45. I think this is true. I had a card that I lost control of when I lost my job. This was years ago and it was my first job I had ever had. They were willing to settle for like $500 something and I owed them around $1600.
    2 points
  46. People with stupid ideas in large enough numbers ruins it for everyone else! There really aren't a lot of PC people, the problem is they can all get together though and target things at once on Twitter to make it seem like a bigger issue than it is and celebrities and businesses cave in. If they would stop, it would go away. So thank them for allowing this culture to spread and be acceptable.
    2 points
  47. Yeah you can look backwards at how much property taxes go up every year in your area. Then you can find the average increase and project the future so you know what the property taxes will likely be in the years to come. Property assessments take place yearly and they tend not to jump to much unless your area has seen a huge supply and demand problem and the value of land is skyrocketing. Most of the time when you have a mortgage the bank bundles together your mortgage, insurance, and taxes so the payer does not even really need to worry to much about it.
    2 points
  48. Suppose you have to be in environments where you are different from others and belong to a minority, whether it’s in an institution or neighborhood. In that case, it can be a little difficult to connect with the masses. That feeling of alienation can weigh you down and hamper your growth. After all, we are social beings and need a community to function. The majority of institutions promote diversity, which is impressive. People come together and learn to work with those who are astonishingly different from them. But it isn’t always that simple; you might face certain prejudices and struggle to feel belonged. So, here’s my take on overcoming cultural barriers: #1 Accommodate the differences: our mindsets are heavily influenced by our upbringing and the environment we grow up in. It’s only natural to have unconscious and implicit bias. However, you need to be mindful of that bias and acknowledge it instead of basing your opinions and judgments on it. The easiest way out of those judgments is by learning and respecting the differences. You won’t agree with others all the time, so learning to agree to disagree is pivotal. #2 Take it as an opportunity to learn: sometimes, you might find it challenging to work with people belonging to a specific section or culture because of your experiences or conditioning. Introspect that feeling of discomfort and assess whether it is rational or just something you’ve been fed for years. Take that exposure to other cultures as a chance to learn something new and explore a world you didn’t know existed. It will likely bring joy to everyone willingly involved in the process. #3 Communicate empathically and politely: clear and effective communication is the key in most aspects of life. When talking to people from diverse backgrounds, ensure that you use simple language that effectively carries across your point. Additionally, using visual methods of communication wield good results in culturally diverse environments. It’s a given that you absolutely should not use racial slurs, but sometimes people do that without realizing it. Be mindful of that and apologize if you accidentally hurt someone’s feelings. Furthermore, avoid using regional slang, don’t invalidate others’ experiences, and be sensitive towards them. #4 Employ diversity training: diversity training workshops can go a long way to educate people and make them aware of cultural barriers. They encourage teamwork and fair play, thereby giving people a fresh and positive outlook on critical topics. Have you had to overcome cultural barriers? What steps helped you in understanding how different cultures communicate?
    1 point
  49. I am pretty sure at some point I would nag my kids all the time if they were to old and still living at home. I need them to spread their wings and fly. I would not want to make home a comfortable place for them to live after a certain point.
    1 point
  50. Zillow does have a program that buys houses off market. Now they of course are going to pay below market rates just like any investor strives to do. Then they dump money into the property and sell it at market value. Tons of companies and individuals do this all the time. The hard part is finding the sellers willing to part with their home at less then market value. They exist though because sometimes people need money fast or they just want to be out of a situation so someone else comes along and takes on the challenge. Since real estate markets are so local as a company buying up homes you need to focus on certain markets you know well. Markets you know will have strong job growth and a diverse group of employers. Zillow has a ton of data to understand the trends in the areas they choose to work in and they just execute on the strategy. I guess people can see this has bad but without house flippers neighborhoods would stay pretty trashy. You need someone that is willing to come along and lay down some money to bring something back to its former glory. It helps the entire neighborhood. The reason housing prices are so high is just due to lack of supply. Home builders no longer build smaller homes because there is not as much profit in them and the cycle continues. At some point people will finally decide its not worth it to live in expensive areas and they will all start moving to cheaper areas then those cheaper areas start to become expensive areas. If we want to start brining real estate values down (which the richest people make the rules why would they want to bring down the value of their investments) the United States needs to start making laws that limit foreign investment, and we they should make rules around raising capital to buy single family homes. Doing those two things will allow the smaller players to play and lessen overall demand which would drive prices back down.
    1 point
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