Brehs is part of making it leaving the ch0n for good? I've been coming here since 2009-2010 and I know for a fact this place has had a negative impact on my thinking. I really enjoyed the memes and have had some great laughs and have read a few cool things but I have wasted so much time here. /fit/ has always been one of my favorite boards but besides the /fraud/ threads you really won't get very good fitness advice being as most people here are in their first year or two of lifting. I had about a 9 month break from this place and I recall it is a very happy period of time. Any other anons have success stories from leaving this place? Social gains? Physical gains? Or spiritual gains as a result of not browsing this place?
>TLDR have you ever taken a break from 4chan?
>Did it effect you in a positive manner?
ive known about 4chan for like 10 years, but i never came here that regularly (tho i have for the past month or so). IMO not going on 4chan is definitely better for you & it probably means there's more going on in your life. there are some things I like about the culture here (its the only good community on the internet i know of) but also I don't like the angry, racist, edgy teenager shit
>Be a manlet
>never have any problems, never feel at all self conscious
>a million manlet threads and insults of the last 2 years start to wear me down
>become incredibly self conscious, size up other guys constantly, wish I were taller
See I don't like some of the edgy shit like people posting animal abuse and pedo shit but I think some of the racist memes like ben garrison, moonman, and we wuz kangs are hilarious. The only problem is it subtly creeps into you thought patterns and now any time a black person pisses me off I instantly think in my head "fucking stupid nigger". I know not all black people are ghetto nig nogs and some are generally good people but there's no doubt in my mind that kind of thinking has stemmed from years of browsing this place. Also trying to do no fap and stop looking at porn and continue coming to this place has just been a recipe for disaster. 4chan has def made me view some porn that I would typically have looked at.
IMO it's more that I come on 4chan during the boring parts of my life where I have nothing to do and that's what actually bothers me. I don't think being here actually has any effect on my life but then again I don't really feel like I need to be here either.
>lifting since I was 12
> win several 1st medals in teenage competitions
>deadlift ungodly weight
>never use a belt
>never hear of snap city
>get bored one day, find fit
>all I think about now is snap city
>it consumes me
>afraid to deadlift
>swear I hear my back snap when I pull
>but its all in my head
This is where I'm at with it except I know for a fact this place has had a negative impact on my thinking. The racism, misogyny, and all around depressing view of life alot of anons have just sort of wears off on you after awhile. Not to mention the anonymity allows for us to be edgelords (it also allows top notch bantz as well). If i could stick to just browsing a few boards I would be good but I always end up looking at stupid shit on here as opposed to like /sci/.
I really hope not man. I want to go buy a bunch of books and any time I'm bored read instead of browsing here unless I'm like taking a shit at work or something.
Sometimes you just gotta get plugged in to the 'ch0n - we all crave that fix, but the thing is that it's toxic. It can only be tolerated if very small doses are administered. Try going something like 1 week on, 1 month off and see how that works for you.
i noted that i use less time here and more elsewhere, but i still keep thinking everything that is important for me even when i m not on 4chan.
you do not or at least should not stop everything you like, just so you can focus on something else, such as work. work should never overtake your whole being. do not make yourself miserable for time periods you use in the work. instead, bring your life with you whereever you go, even work, even if you risk losing your job, you are better off happy. the world doesnt own you nor it asks you to give up yourself in forms of fear of what people say or think of what you are, its the one that bothers people most of all.
in otherwords, when you go out there you feel fear thus you try to supress yourself, showing that you arent completely yourself. to overcome this, study your feelings, try to remeber the things you have forgotten(to remember you have to allow yourself to feel like shit and then compare that shit feeling to the past, so you might remember the original cause of it, most of the time they are from the time period you were child. then you try to make right judgement of what caused the cause to happen, basically doing the same thing as kids do when they keep repeating the question "why")
I'm at the point where I can comfortably disregard opinions I know are just lies or edge. I come here mostly because on occasion someone drops an interesting or intriguing piece of information that you wouldn't find elsewhere, as well as the occasional good piece of advice and also to compare my routines with other retards doing their own thing because you never see shit routines and info about shady drugs on reddit since their information is filtered by how 'quality' a bunch of 14 year olds deem it to be.
That's what I come for anyway, I stay for the memes.
Well fuck man, there's plenty of website blocking software out there (most of its designed to keep porn out or whatever but you can adjust it to your ends).
I use cold turkey personally. It lets you block websites temporarily; it's simple, easy to download and use, free etc.
stuck between a rock and a hard place I really enjoy the bantz, memes, humor, and occasionally finding some good advice, perspectives, or music here but at the same time I wonder is it worth all the damage that this place has caused to my psyche?
Maybe moderation is just the key.
This. Every so often you come across a profound opinion or an interesting personal experience being shared. That's what makes 4chan more interesting than most of the internet. Plus the anonimity means that attention seeking behaviour isn't rewarded.
I had a pretty bad injury so I couldn't walk for a while, as I was trying to find something to watch I remembered that 4chan had a television and film board so I headed over there and promptly got my shit fucked up.
My problem is not the chan. My problem is the net connection.
I'm happier when I'm not wired to the net.
Why I keep coming here? Well... everything else on the net is boring or (and this is important) can be searched later. Not here. As the site has no memory you either are here when some cool thing happen or not. That's what is addictive about this shithole. We keep coming and F5 in hope something unique or funny or really good happens.
It's shit but is one of the only places qhere you can find another human Beans giving you their thruth. Not pretending to be something nor aiming for a reputation. Just bringing you their small portion of thruth.
right there with you my man I have found some really cool information, perspectives, and music from this place and I also love that this place does not reward attention seeking behavior like all other forms of social media. I just wish some of the other bullshit here didn't get absorbed into my mind. Just the other night I had a dream I sucked a traps dick (no homo) I woke up and felt disgusted. There's no doubt in my mind I wouldn't have dreams like that if people didn't spam this site with pictures of trannies and green text stories about traps and shit.
>implying you will find the same comfort in other sites or places
Think of all the keks you had while browsing /fit/, or any other board, really. Other people will never find this shit funny. Think of all the feels and autismo moments you can share here because you're Anon.
You don't have to be here all day, though. Do something aside from lifting to fill your free time.
>life was better when not on 4chins
While this place has taught me a few good things, it's also has grinded my soul and, therefore, happiness. I've been coming here since 2008 or 2009, with a few long breaks now and then.
I'm sure 4chan has made me less interested in reading (coming to the chan is easier than picking up and getting into a book). To be honest, though, the only significant effect 4chan has upon my life is that i waste a lot of time here when i could be more profuctive. I blame my self desu senpai, i come here out of habit more than desire.
truth about you and the truth about the world, they both hurt. delusion is what keeps people away from seeing the world for what it is, often causing even more pain. so for the world itself, people being delusional is far worse that when people are aware of their surroundings.
how far you go with hurting yourself depends on your own mind. if you were like me, you would never stop seeking answers. but if you are not me, lets say you are less interested in the things i do, you would stop far sooner. i give advice so you can go even further. it is not to bring you to same level as i, but just to go beyond the one you are at right now. you are likely to hit the breaks when you have what you seek, thus not bothering to go beyond that point, meaning you stop listening my words, doing whatever you wish from that point on.
your right I haven't been here since like 04 or anything but being as my first year was just spent browsing /b/ and /x/ in like late09-10 and then around 2011-2012 I left for like a year and then came back and I just remember this place was cooler back then. More interesting content, less reddit politically correct bullshit, funny nigger bantz but not an influx of straight up stormfront nat soc people.
I'm 27 this year, been visiting 4chan on and off for 10 years I guess.
Feeling too old for this place, but I love it. It makes me laugh, its literally a form of entertainment but it also comes with a load of toxic stuff that we could really do without
Might try limiting my 4chan consumption to certain days. It would be great if I could be satisfied with just one day a week or something, rather than every day.
no doubt in my mind this place has shown me some hard truths about this world and how it is run/ the people who run it. At times I wish I could just go back to being a good goy blissfully unaware of the games being played on the sheep. Sometimes it's hard to decipher whats truth and bullshit on here when it comes to conspiracies but there's def been times where I've seen a thread on some shit, went out did my own research, and came back like what the fuck? These people own x,y, and z, which is responsible for events a,b, and c?
No. I literally pull in 100k a year while working from home. In some parts of my life I'm incredibly lucky, in others, I'm cursed.
I do have a date next week in a cute single mom. I'm getting nervous that in case we have sex she might be dissatisfied with my sub par penis. I haven't had sex with a non pro ever
Honestly I've heard that the gook who runs this site works for one of the top propaganda/shilling companies in the world so that could very well put an end to cool threads with interesting info and sources. I wish 4*2 ch0n had the userbase this place does, anons would feel alot more secure dumping cool doc's and stuff in a place that allows you to use TOR.
I'm not going to marry her. I take t replacement so I'm basically infertile at this point.
I just want someone to cuddle with at night. Banging whores got really expensive and dramatic. The whores thought I was there friend when I just wanted to use them for sex and give them money.
lol wtf isn't it a prostitutes job not to try and do shit like that? How the fuck did they go about thinking you guys were friends? Shoulda been like well since were friends I'm not paying.
its hard to trust any place 100%. i m however sure that if 4chan turns its back on the users, the users just move to next place. there are people who make 4chan like website the instant the 4chan falls. its like pirated things, they are not likely to ever go away.
what would stop all of this is to cut the connections physically between people and countries. someone who would do this would be people who are in charge of the country.
other way that would stop it is worldwars that involve at least usa and europe, for the wartime at least
I've been coming here since 2006. On and off. Really tired of the desu sempai shit. I wish those words were an automatic IP ban.
This board is full of insecure fags. You can clearly see it by the thread content. I only browse the /fit/ catalogue for fat people story/hate threads. Everything else is aspies crying about their women problems and people caring too much about their height.
Thanks to 4chan, I'm /fit/. I also learned a lot of knowledge about interacting with others that helped me tremendously (was a beta orbiter before finding 4chan). I have to say, though, since I've been coming here regularly my life has gotten considerably more boring. I've also become more conservative politics-wise (for better or worse, I don't know).
I've taken a few short breaks from here, and they were awesome, but I always end up back on /fit/.
my penis size is the only thing I worry about since I started browsing here.
The average normie plays video games, watches Netflix or browses social media for at least 2-3 hours a day. Especially girls, it's ridiculous how much fucking time they waste binging on tv shows or rewatching movies for the 10th time.
I don't partake in any of those things, except maybe seeing a movie a few times a year. And guess what, I'm never bored. I keep myself busy with school, exercise, socializing, and constructive hobbies.
The couple hours of free time I do have are at the end of the day when all my work is done, I listen to music, read the news and browse 4chan.
At the same time I feel like I'm making huge social, mental, and physical gains, so no, 4chan is not the problem. The problem is you have too much free time and decide to spend all of it on 4chan.
I will never leave this place.
I used to read r9k a lot when I was depressed
now I read fit
sadly a lot of posts here are demotivating but you learn to ignore it. a lot of people that talk shit actually hate themselves deep down, so I kinda feel bad for the shitposters.
I fucking do this too, and I'm 6' tall, I don't even know why it bothers me, but it does anyway, even though I'm taller than most guys I still wish I was taller. Fucking hell I hate that side of /fit/ that just re-enforces insecurities.
Yes one day you will realize 4chan is garbage and eventually stop coming. I left fit in 2012. Became a huge psy user and rolled balls at clubs while making out with sluts and fingering girls on the dance floor while my gf was their. Seriously i would just rub my cock on 10+ asses at night and then come home at 230 am and walk around watching bunnies hop around on my cul de sac in the star lit silence. I stopped lifting cause i had a gains goblin. Unless a girl will gym with you, it shows she's not worth your time. I came back four months ago and i actually started lifting again. I also waste all my off time here.
I should just post when i shit. I usually need something coming out of my ass to relate to you guys.
/mu/ is fucking great for its generals (except for the Kpop one), but most people there have absolutely terrible taste, and the atmosphere is about as bad as /v/ overall, it's all just "No your opinion is wrong and because of that you're a fucking idiot and should kill yourself".
No, fuck you faggot, your shitty life has nothing to do with me, your happiness doesn't depend on others it depends on you, you want to have social gains? Improve your social skills, overcome your anxieties, talk to more girls, meet more people, if you want spiritual gains get to know yourself, join a religion or read the bible.
Once you're done you can come here and shitpost.
This place is a waste of time most of the time, but sometimes there is one thread that are opened by really interesting/experienced person and that was worth coming to. I've also met couple of people from here, one of them taught me things that I will forever be thankful. I'm still gonna leave here hopefully soon though.
I see people making the same mistakes I used to make as a noob
if I can help someone make it, it's worth it. even though most of this board is shitposting, ive been in their shoes too.
extremely low level of discourse overall. stay for the sharethreads and their is some level of quality discussion in /generals/.
This is/was also my problem.
I'm 5'10 (actually 5'9.75 but too insecure to say 5'9) and I've kind of overcame this in a way that can be positive for my self esteem.
>see person shorter than me
"Lel, fucking manlets."
>see person taller than me
"Nobody even cares about height outside of /fit/ and I'm tall enough anyway."
All sense of community and memes aside, 4chan has people like the guy who got turned on by bathroom tiles, and had no problem admitting it. You can't really get that kind of bizzare hilarity anywhere else
It's a good place to start but then leave. Stay away for 6 months minimum. Then come back only for maymays. Srs. This is my first time back in awhile and feels like I haven't missed shit
i took a 2 year break from /fit/ and went over to /pol/ for a while. i lost most of my gainz and now have horrible inner thoughts whenever i meet or even see jewish or muslim people.
I think as long as you keep off the likes off /r9k/ and /pol/ you should be fine. And if you do come across toxic behaviour you should just assume it's shitposting and have a laugh about it
You seriously don't think there's negativity across this whole site that's damaging anon? Come on now, cuck posters and tranny fetish faggots constantly spamming their degeneracy even if you only catch a glimpse of it will have negative psychological effects as opposed to not seeing that shit at all.
>Brehs is part of making it leaving the ch0n for good?
yeah. this place turns you into an autist. i'm leaving it gradually. i blocked /lit/ and when i'm done with this cut i'm blocking /fit/. not being on /lit/ for about two months already made me be a lot more productive and less constantly angry at all the idiots.
swore to myself to never lurk /adv/ after my ex again
i then found /fit/ and had a good laugh, best board with the best humor imo.
but yeah in the end 4chan fucks up your views about literally everything.
>being this afraid of the truth
Am I the only one who feels like most people think / would speak like chan posters, but don't because they're not anonymous?
I think the fact that people can post what they're actually thinking here with no repercussions is a good thing. It gets a little dark/edgy at times, but otherwise there's no posting circlejerk opinions to build a reputation around a profile.
plus imo the people that post here, be it shitposting or serious posting, have besides the special kind of humor, a more open minded kind of way when you talk to them, they're not easily offended like "normal" people
I for a fact know I probasbly wouldn't be this motivated to keep on making it without /fit/. it's not about the advice or anything, more like just seeing the /cbt/'s and compare yourself to them, not the dyel people you see around you.
It's a really nice online community desu,
>Was on /fit/ for 3 years
>Realize this place is 95% shit but so hard to stay away (wtf right)
>Very busy during last semester, constant group projects and deadlines, no time or desire for /fit/
>check in once in a while suring these 5 months, get kinda disgusted by the autism and dumbassness here (probably healthy reaction)
>Christmas break hits. No satisfying social outlets, get back on /fit/ for the lulz
>Initial disgust gone, autism seems normal again
I realize now that I use this place as a social crutch due to lack of RL social contacts and no satisfying social relationships.
I guess /fit/ taught me to be proud of my 6,5,5" height and feel empathy for manlets
Did the same thing but continued lifting except my views on Muslims aren't that bad because I dislike Jews so much and see they complain about Muslims so in my mind anything a jew despises is probably not that bad. I've seen some great stuff on /pol/ but man that place can be bad for your mind like most of this site.
I agree with you. There are obviously people who will make up shit, as with all places, but 4chan offers you an honest look into people's minds. Places like reddit, literally 99% of people comment opinions that they know will be popular in order to gain karma, so it's not their opinion at all.
The lack of reward system for commenting and general anonymity on 4chan is one of the best things about it. It's one of the most honest and refreshing places on the internet
I really think I need to leave. /fit/ helped get me in the gym but /r9k/ and /pol/ have subtly infected my thought processes, and I only started visiting for the memes. There's such a huge level of disconnect between myself and other people in relation to outlook on worldview. My ex gf recently posted an article about helping transgender people on her fb and everyone enthusiastically commented about it.
I don't give a fuck about transgender people or refugees. I dislike most women (and most men) but I have to constantly pretend that I care about people and things. I find myself quoting black crime statistics when people moan about black kids getting killed by police, or reminding them of Swedish rape statistics when refugees and immigration are bought up, and there's no surer way to lose friends than that.
On one hand I'm glad I found 4chan otherwise I might still be a nu-male like I was before, on the other hand I feel like I cannot connect to anyone properly.
I also feel autistic as fuck letting my world view be twisted by a Malaysian bear and banana baiting forum, but I can't help the damage that has been done.
I've sunk countless hours into this site and I've lost a lot of the focus I used to have. I don't read much anymore and when I do I find my attention drifting. But then again I've had some hearty keks here and I cannot stand regular social media anymore due to the attention whoring that goes on
I just want to go back.
Once you have entered the rabbit hole, then there is no going back.