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MacN'Cheezus

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Thanks. I honestly feel this post has gone vastly underappreciated 😔

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I was gonna do a slutfish but then I remembered mermaids are already a thing… 🫢🫣

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That looks more like a batgirl.

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Worst evolution in history.

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Thank you. 🙏🏻

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Thanks, you just gave a perfect counterexample to what I’m talking about.

First of all, I never said anything about it involving little to zero personal cost. Playing the lottery is the exact opposite because it’s 0.1% work and 99.9% hope. Personal responsibility is more like 90% work and 10% hope.

Yes, I was being somewhat facetious about people enjoying their suffering, what I really meant is that they enjoy it more than the effort required for making a change. Your second example is a great illustration of that, because rather than looking ahead and watching out for signs of sharks (like a tailfin sticking out of the water), they’ll just keep going in their comfortable routine instead of changing course.

Very often, looking ahead to check if you’re still on track to where you were originally going is all that’s required — if you notice the sharks (or the currents) before getting swept up in them, it’s still quite easy to change course. But people will rather commiserate over how difficult it is to wade through those currents instead of stopping for a moment to reassess their plans, and then complain some more when the sharks show up.

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Self-ownership. Stop blaming other people for your problems and figure out a solution instead of constantly commiserating with everyone else.

Most people will never tell you this, but they enjoy their own suffering. It gives them comfort. It gives them security, because it’s predictable. It allows them to avoid taking any risks, and it allows them to get angry at anyone who is threatening to take that away from them. Suffering is like a drug, and most people are hopelessly addicted to it.

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People don’t want to know this, but they voted for this. And they’ll keep voting for it with every decision they make that affirms the status quo.

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