I'm politically a liberal, now I find myself scoffing at my friends' political opinions purely because I've been conditioned to do so on 4chan. I spend hours shitposting calling liberals retards and faggots and now I find it seeping into my real life.
I didn't know that regional languages were spoken in France before the 18 century or that Galician, Catalonian and Spanish were different languages.
Also i didn't know there was a slavic ethnic group living in east germany
Found a lot of good music
Learned a lot about other cultures and countries
Made a lot of online friends I've been talking to and playing games with for years
Slightly comforted knowing that self-loathing virgin neckbeards exist all over the world
Probably the biggest time sink and productivity-killer in the history of my life. Been on this stupid fucking site for over a decade. Here's to another 10 years of sick bants, lads.
Realized there are so many people that view life radically different. So I guess I have a much more broad worldview and take many peoples irl opinions less seriously. Also I have been introduced to a huge good amount of movies, shows, music, websites, books, ect.
I havent a boner when i see girl's nude pics as have as when i didnt know about 4chan.
When friend show me nude pic on his cel or laptop, i just think like meh... I think is because all the fucking time in every thread on /b/ have a nude pics and i look at the pic like a normal.
Also, no homo.
I used to be very liberal but discussing politics on 4chan made me become moderate.
Which isnt that good since outside i have to claim to like sanders or else ill become an outcast even though i hate this guy.
Definitely became more socially conservative nothing american tier though. I was pretty okay with immigrants but now I'm not so sure. I'm also thankful I live an ocean away from shitholes and even though I think we have problems I'm pretty confident about our future.
I improved on English a little through shitpost everyday and Brits in Japanese thread have taught me English.
Made me like Brazil more and hate the rest of the world more
It makes me waste my day discussing pointless things with autistic people
The only positive thing i can think of is that my English and French got better because of the vocaroo threads
I've been on 4chan for 3 years.
In the last two years I've:
Lost my job
Lost my girlfriend
Lost contact with a lot of friends.. yes actual friends
Lost a lot of money
and lost my way.
Not to mention gaining an irrational hatred of women and a distinct racist sentiment.
Now I'm not saying 4chan is directly linked to all of that, of course not. However, one does wonder...
sometimes I'm close to breaking down.. and then I see a post from an irrational American who is butthurt over soft banter and I smile.
Help me, what have I become? I used to be 100% normie
Also this >>54927882 kind of
I can still easily fap on a girl's nudes but it doesn't get me as hard as when I wasn't browsing 4chan, nudes around here are just so common and normal to see.
I'm also literally addicted to this site, when I'm bored as fuck I just open a new tab and go on here every 5 mins
you have to lose your way before finding it for real anon!
It made me even more convinced that talking about and debating issues is completely pointless as most people have made their mind and nothing I say or do will change that.
So 4chan increased my apathy(?), I guess.
Used to be somewhat a normie until 17, but I fell prey to the anime disease. 4chan replaced the time I spent watching it so it cured me, but at some cost, I guess.
Regards politics, it purged off of my brain most of the leftist egalitarian bullshit most people here are indoctrinated into. Then I proceeded to purge all the hateful nazi bullshit /pol/ made me buy into, which wasn't that much because /pol/ is dumb as fuck and I could see their ways coming. Some day I found some IB board where people was discussing libertarian ideology, different authors and etc. I found authors such as Mises and Rothbard, and it was amazing. If /pol/ told me the world is fucked, they made me understand why and how it is. Seriously, read them if you got the time.
Other than this I'd say that allowed me to find a way to practice my English, which was rather rusty. I am a very different person since I discovered it more than four year ago. I became a little more of a recluse but I would never change this at the cost of all 4chan has taught me. Understanding things that I wouldn't ever had otherwise makes me happier than anything ever could, sorry if it sounds fedorable.
I guess that's all.
Learned a lot of weird yet interesting stuffs on /b/
A lot about military strategy, tactics etc on /k/
A lot about different countries and their culture, also made me start to learn danish & re-take german
And sick memes that I send to friends on fb
No, that was Murray. This chan made me discover other chan that had a board where Murray was discussed. Not saying that /pol/ didn't help, though. Only that nazishittery gets boring after some time.
I was always a very political person. What's funny out of this that what I found out there made me absolutely antipolitical.
It made me a pedophile, a bisexual, an introvert, a sperg a few years ago, and ruined my open-mindedness, making me susceptible to meme tier shit that sounds more believable than reality.
I hate you, 4chan.
I started going on 4chan in 2006 when I was 13 and have barely missed a day since. I'm 22 now.
I have no idea what I'd be like without it, a completely different person, I'm sure. Since I was naturally kind of a shut-in 4chan both reinforced that and gave me an outlet.
I wonder if I'm more or less fucked up than I would've been.
This, I used to be very social and outgoing, now I have trouble looking someone in the eye during a conversation.
>learn about different cultures
>learn that the world is really twisted
>made me basically immune to gore
>learned about cool video games
>learned about cool movies
>learned my neighbors are not that bad
4chan is great in moderation, lads
It's simply a matter of exposure and your brain learning to handle stress levels.
On my first job interview I nearly started shaking from anxiety, by the 3rd I managed to semi competently hold my own against 4 fucking interviewers at once. Just in a matter of 2 weeks.
It made me socially awkward and now I don't have any friends
Browsing 4chan in my adolescence was a mistake
I probably would have had more friends if I hadn't come here. Though they probably would have been weeboo, and probably would have had weeboo girlfriends aswell.
I've become much more cynical, and also much more worldly. I was a pretty typical liberal goy with little knowledge of the outside world before. Now I'm more reclusive and....I guess angrier too, but I keep it down and hold my tongue now. Also, I have an undying loathing for tumblr and those who use it.
I honestly can't tell. My discovering 4chan coincides very closely to when I graduated college, which was about six years ago. So a lot's happened in my life in those years and I've changed quite a bit as a person. However, it was misery that drove me to /b/ early on, and I've only gotten worse and worse as I moved from board to board. At this rate I'm thinking about killing myself on livestream for /co/.
Made me extremely self-hating. Spent entire time in high school shitposting, alone, and masturbating to all sorts of degenerate shit like traps and whatnot. /b/ was home for that period. But then /new/ came up, and I switched over to it, slowly starting to have more and more dislike for minorities, got assblasted when moot deleted it, and celebrated when /pol/ came to life. Over one year of browsing /pol/ I pretty much stopped masturbating to traps and shit and began focusing more and more on morals, religion and my hatred for Jews. So yeah, it was a wild ride, but I love it, and I hope it keeps going.
It made me glad I live in Australia so I don't have to deal with shit tier ideology like libertarianism and the religious right. Still have to deal with meth head nazis though. Also made more more outgoing essentially with the thought "hey, at least I'm not as bad as them"
>discovered in 2007, lurked until 2011
>most massive time sink in my life but only 1-2 hours a day...sometime up to four or five
>it is there for me at all hours even though I am anon
>learned all about ex-yu situation, know much more about muh heritage now
>learned that life is pain worldwide and dank memes are a bridge to friendship that diplomats could never build
>made me fear/dislike people more (bad)
>I never say hi to anyone on the streets anymore
>say things like "designated" to myself
>immune to graphic porn pics bc they are always in my peripheral vision on the main page
>cannot explain it to anyone except a friend's son, who was like "4chan? Oh, damn" I was like "but I am only on /his/ and /int/...." but i think that made it worse
I found the higher elitist dank humor I was looking for after years of being a 9gag pleb
I came to 4chan as a depressed fedora tipping neet with social anxiety. I spent a couple years on /a/ /v/ and eventually ventured forth to /int/, /fit/ (and some /pol/)
Today I'm studying, not depressed anymore and actually see a future for myself. I still suffer from social anxiety though.
4chan taught me a lot of shit and probably saved me from killing myself.
Made me discover my bisexuality.
Fucking trap threads.
This sums it up, except I was 12 and started in 2009
I'm pretty sure I'm gay now. I mean I wouldn't fuck a masculine guy, but shemales get me rock hard. Before 4chan the thought of being sexually attracted to dicks at all weirded me out.
It made me realize that I'm probably gay or at least bisexual.