So apparently there's this girl on my jewbook that keeps talking about how she's "running low on spoons".
At first I thought "oh I guess she doesn't have a lot of silverware?"
But, NO ITS AN ACTUAL PHRASE USED BY DISABLED PEOPLE.
Holy fuck, I can't take it anymore. I need a lexicon while reading these fuckers' posts.
this is the dumbest shit i have ever read.
not even mad. just boring and retarded.
why not just say you are tired. fucking idiots
Is it really surprising that this SJW term was invented during dinner?
LIFE ISN'T A FUCKING RPG
>Spoons are an intangible unit of measurement used to track how much energy a person has throughout a given day. Each activity "costs" a certain number of spoons, which will only slowly be replaced as the person "recharges" through rest or other activities that do not require (or even refill) spoons. A person who runs out of spoons loses the ability to do anything other than rest. One of the tenets of the spoon theory is that people with disabilities, chronic illness, or mental illness must plan their daily activities to conserve their "spoons," while healthy, able-bodied, and/or neurotypical people have a "never-ending supply of spoons" and thus have never needed to worry about running out.
>healthy people never need to rest
well fuck, I guess I must be autistic, because I "lose the ability to do anything other than rest" every night
>have a "never-ending supply of spoons" and thus have never needed to worry about running out.
This is pure bullshit, I got fucked in character creation, not only am I fucking 5'4 and have HUGE losses to social activity and respect, I also didn't get my fucking unlimited action points? What the fuck GM? I can't pass Girlfriend checks AND I can't bypass resting? Fuck this game.
Spoon theory is sort of like a video game. It's a limited number of actions one can take per full night's rest. Normal people supposedly do not have any limit on spoons, just that they eventually tire.
It's supposed to be a combination of physical and mental exhaustion that causes them to be unable to do anything except for a limited number of tasks. This is supposed to be an abstract limitation that can't be helped by drinking enough water, eating healthy, exercising, not working yourself too hard, relieving stress, etc. It's their justification for needing a normal person to do things for them and totally dismissing any activity that requires you to take a lot of individual actions, like education, socializing, or exercise.
You have to remember that dressing yourself, eating, going to the bathroom, petting your cat, checking your phone, or engaging in conversation are all supposed to consume "spoons," and this is how they justify valuing some activities over others.
> healthy, able-bodied and/or neurotypical people have a "never-ending supply of spoons" and thus have enver needed to worry about running out.
what a great analogy. no one except you has any difficulty doing anything. you are the only one life can be hard for, everyone else is just skating frictionlessly over every encounter and obstacle.
work 14 hours, deal with unhappy clients, get yelled at and still somehow make a positive ending, have to be at work at 5am the next day. YEP, NEVER FELT LIKE I WAS RUNNING OUT OF WILL. 100% SPOONS ALL DAY.
fuck this shit. if this is how it works, i have 0 spoons until i've absorbed some alcohol.
What does the scouter say about his spoon level?
It's over 9000!!!!!!!!!
Had to do it.
I'm done. People have gotten so comfortable with society that we've degenerated into bags of flesh that just mentally masturbate over random ideas
Like something you would turn into if you floated weightless and ate snacks for a decade
>Come home after work and immediately jerk off and spend up the rest of my spoons
>My mother gets into a car crash and is at the hospital and wants me to visit her
>Tell her I can't come because I'm all out of spoons
Those points must have gone somewhere.
Here /pol/, enjoy some classic humor.
dear baby satan,
please nuke our planet. you win. time to start over.
this has absolutely nothing to do with social justice or sjws. Wtf is your agenda here?
Unless theyve suddenly jacked this from people with fibromyalgia.
It was always an embarrasing fucking femme out of an explanation of feeling so tired you should just kill yourself.
i hate it
A year ago I would have posted WAKE ME UP INSIDE.jpg, but these people have completely destroyed my ability to even care about the twilight of our civilization. Bring on the collapse and the new dark ages so that these fucking idiots can be culled.
should get this for my hud display
Trump has the best medical care money can buy, an unlimited supply of grey- and black-market drugs, the support of millions of followers, an inability to be stumped, and he still can't run a marathon or stay up for 24 hours without compromised mental functioning.
>HAY EVERYONE IM LEAVING
>I JUST DONT HAVE TIME FOR FACEBOOK
>SO IM POSTING ON FACEBOOK
>IM REALLY GOING NOW
>ILLL BE BACK BUT IM LEAVING
If anyone wanted to talk to you they could call.
No one gives a fuck about your Facebook posts.
Die you attention seeking cunt.
More free humor for you fellow /pol/lacks! Enjoy!
it's basically an analogy to explain the exhaustion living a normal life can bring to those with disibilities. Of course entitled little libshits hijacked it so they can moan about their non-existent struggle.
t. "disabled" person
Here is a pic of the person who invented this strange theory. #DontJudge
it has been proven that pushing yourself (willing yourself) strengthens your will and you can further push yourself the next time
but anyway, these people are obviously pampered. Once you have hiked through the woods all day, but can't sleep anywhere because of where you are, and have to push on, your body goes into what I like to call "don't give a fuck mode" and basically you can keep going. Your mind overpowers your body
these people are complete body, obviously
jeb needs to display his spoon count each day
>thing in the autoimmune community
>type 1 diabetic
>immune system so active it attacks intestines/pancreas (though no cold/flu ever and it killed MRSA so there is that)
Top fucking kek. What a bunch of bitch niggers. Take your medicine, take care of yourself, and move on. Most people are fully willing to adjust their schedules etc. to accommodate your needs, in my experience.
However, I suspect these spoon nazis are the ones who will flat-out demand special dispensation up front and for everything imaginable. What a bunch of whiners.
I don't even get how people can demand normal folks bend to their will. People like us are different from the norm and it's unfair to guilt regular people into accommodating all our whims. Just be decent and decent people will help you out often without you asking.
so.. tell me.. is this just a way for kids to say they have ptsd and for them to claim that white people need to work hard because dey have more of this arbitrary quanta?
because that is admitting whites are superior
ive just invented a new kind of rape before tumblr could think of it
They're trying to make a point that they are incapable of doing anything other than the most basic of tasks. That's how they try to justify never working out, not knowing how to cook, and never going out.
Because of the insane way they define taking an action, which is what spoons supposedly expend. Like pouring milk into cereal before eating it takes more "actions" so they'll eat it dry and then complain oh woe is me someone do it for me.
wow....as someone who has energy problems, at least I fucking push myself and ensure my responsibilities are kept.... and even then I consider myself somewhat pathetic....this mentality just takes it on a whole other level.... how sad...
IIRC, it comes from an anecdote of a woman who was explaining to her friend what it's like to have the disease she has (can't remember which) - a condition which leaves her exhausted throughout the day, and thus, unable to be as productive as most people. To explain this, she grabbed a bunch of spoons from the surrounding tables, giving them to her friend, and took her friend through her daily routine, charging her spoons (as currency) for every activity she does during the day. Through this, her friend could understand that she has to budget her energy every day and make sacrifices and compromises.
SJWs ran away with this.
>"it's an analogy"
sjw's can't into science...
How the fuck is this not "cultural appropriation", or whatever bullshit lefties call it, against the disabled community? Therapists teach clients, who report having so little energy that they skip meals and bathing just to sleep, as a way to validate their mental problems, and help motivate them to complete tasks (ok, I got X spoons left, I can totally do X activity).
This idea is taught to mentally damaged people to convince them to not be COMPLETE trash. Lefties should not be taking this idea, as stupid as it is, as an excuse to be fucking lazy.
FUCK YOU faggots. You don't see us using your retarded ideas to talk about our problems, so stay the fuck out of ours.
Putting on pants: 1 action
Putting on pants and a belt: 2 actions
They don't have energy problems, it's made up bullshit. If they actually had any issues they would certainly own up to them and use it to get sympathy. This is their way of pretending like they have your issue.
I HAVE. MORE SPOONS...
MORE SPOONS. THAN ANYONE ON THIS STAGE!
HILLARY CLINTON DOESN'T HAVE SPOONS.
WE NEED A PRESIDENT WITH UNLIMITED SPOONS.
CLINTON DOESN'T HAVE THOSE SPOONS.
WE NEED SOMEONE WITH SPOONS TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
Do these people not know that if you take your clothing to a work bench you can imbue it with extra spoons? My Quiet Pants give me three extra spoons per day and give me a 15% bonus to sneaking. You can't really sneak in a wheelchair though.
That is the most autistic "theory" i have ever seen. These people are so desperate to legitimize their laziness that they envision thay they have a vidya gaem energy bar called SPOONS.
dumbest fucking analogy i have ever heard.
this is why women should not be allowed to talk.
the unit of measurement should have been potatoes
when following the link to Wikipedia article about spoon autism, I accidentally clicked on the "Wikipedia is 15!" Ad thing at the top.
Next thing I see is pic related...
>lazy faggot with no drive
>tfw only seven spoons in a given day
>stop being lazy faggot and change my lifestyle around
>start eating healthy and addressing my problems
>feels good man, spent the day unfucking my shit
>go to sleep
>have a lucid dream
>entire room is filled with spoons
>spoons rapidly poor out of it
>blink and spoons come out of my eyelids
>pull out my designated spoonmeter
>reads "unlimited spoons"
Every time you get angry at the left, just remember that in your country the birthrate on the left is 0.9 and the birthrate on the right is 2.5.
Very soon they will be last generation's problem.
"I cant be around other people much, I like being alone with my thoughts"
Because you are a narcissist, no spoons required to explain that. We already wasted a lot of brain power taking introversion seriously, did we really need to quantify it too?
get on my level cucks
I don't see the problem with it
This is kind of a helpful way to measure energy and exhaustion for people with disabilities that cause fatigue, like multiple sclerosis
but this is /pol/ so we have to circlejerk over MUH TUMBLR MUH DEGENERACY SAGE SAGE SAGE
you'd probably have the disabled sent to Action T4 camps if you could
No, it's not. Read the original blog post: http://www.butyoudontlooksick.com/articles/written-by-christine/the-spoon-theory/
It's a metaphor which a girl with lupus used to explain to her dumb-as-dogshit friend what chronic fatigue feels like over lunch one time.
It has nothing to do with a limited number of actions. It's a way of saying "I get tired more than you" to someone who has an IQ below the drinking age.
> hey lets not shit on the disabled
>FUCKING MORALFAG GTFO 14/88 HITLER WAS RIGHT
You can literally just say "i tire easily"
Jargon is exclusionary and being tired is not a complicated subject, so spoon theory is just "i dont think you appreciate how special i am"
>this is now a power level thread
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. This is all about spooons!
Do you have any?
Pay more attention to this quality post, fools.
>How many spoons does shit posting take up?
One rusty spoon?
it's really just an analogy to say some people have less energy then others. i don't know why you would think it's sjw bullshit.
i mean it's understandable a cancer patient is going to wake up, run 8 miles, organize a gigantic conference, then go out later with friends to round the day off. that's just not happening for someone who has cancer.
i don't understand why butthurt about a simple analogy?
Guys, I've encountered a glitch in the matrix.
>be a fat fuck
>spoons limited by this disability
>exercising expends spoons
>but losing weight gives me more spoons to spend on exercise
>I exercise into infinite spoons and die from anorexia
cancer/terminal illness patients use it when they're tires of constant medical terms or don't want to go into their diagnosis with people at the moment.
it has a legit use
sjw's are appropriating hospice care terms.
>like every other illness has been co-opted into an "identity."
This is a very American, since anti-communist, thing. Could you guys maybe relax a bit? Russia isn't *the* enemy any more... And who knows, maybe your youngsters will stop being this fucking retarded? Maybe? Ever thought about that?
Is that kotor?
Thanks, I need some sleep, didnt notice half the thread.
>shitposting for several months straight
>save up enough spoons to upgrade the internet connection to 10 kbps
>get robbed by emu riding abos after getting attacked by a drop bear on my way to the IT center
Indeed it is friend. Let the nostalgia guide you on
Nah mate, we gain spoons whilst shitposting. Once our spoon meter is full we can activate our super "Straya Thread" ability. During this thread, no spoons are drained by any anon that shitposts in it.
you're not paying attention, are you?
the issue isn't that there arent people with disabilities that find daily routines exhausting. the issue is that the phenomenon does not require a new "theory", new vocabulary, or anything more than, "x is difficult for me and it robs me of energy. i need to take it easy for a bit."
Maybe I've misunderstood it but this doesn't seem like a bad thing if it's being used by someone with an actual fatigue-causing illness like MS. The choice of spoons as a unit is odd but if you can only do a limited amount of things in a day before becoming exhausted it'd be nice to assign units to tasks in order to help you plan.
maybe try one post instead of four you dumb fuck
>tfw no moar spoons cuz i shuv them in pussi for happy time
U nurotypicals will nevur kno this feel.
Holy fuck like in a TRPG when you run out of action points.
Shit they should just call them AP and I'd be cool with it.
God, if we were not so afraid to post like this outside of this containment board we could really turn this whole movement around.
Normies would catch on and start making fun of them publicly as well.
Confirmed for jew
Usually I'm lurker on pol but this is too close to heart to ignore. My wife has auto immune disease and everything is diificult. This is no joke. She has high IQ and was Medical student. She had to drop out due to her illness. This isn't your typical sjw thing that op wants to pass as. It's real problem with real people facing real difficulties.
Be thankful that you guys don't suffer from it but nothing to make fun of.
Apparently the original person who came up with the concept of disabled people having reduced energy levels first illustrated the concept to her friend using a bunch of spoons that were close at hand.
I think calling them "spoons" is a bit silly, but I understand the concept. When your health deteriorates past a certain point you begin to realize how much effort a shower or making a meal takes and find you don't always have that effort to give.
Probably overly used like lots of "disability" bullshit these days though.
>with a string of low spoons days
>low spoons days
>a literal middle-age housewife RPG element
I doubt many people with real disabilities feel the need to use this. They're either visibly disabled or people around them know of their illness or if not, they have the mental courage to just explain their situation using normal language instead of having to justify it with something silly like this.
It appears that this is used by people with fake illnesses, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, various things that can't be proven (not that these don't exist, but that the majority of people with them have a different problem or are encouraged to believe them as an excuse to be lazy and selfish.)
Also things like autism, depression, anxiety, etc. A lot of people deal with these things to some extent, but this theory seems to justify viewing yourself as limited due to your condition and demanding others accomodate you instead of trying to overcome them and function anyway. I know I've been somewhat anxious depressed but I don't think something like this would've helped me. What helped is realizing nobody cares and nobody is going to help and that I'd have to make do with my situation. This seems like a tool to justify learned helplessness.
I have a cousin with lupus who uses this. Basically she gets fatigued a lot easier than most people (as lupus tends to do).
So she describes her day with spoons. She can get dressed- one spoon. She can eat breakfast- another spoon. She can drive somewhere- another spoon. She can eat lunch- another spoon. Every "thing" she does takes a spoon. And she only has 20 or so spoons to use, afterwards she's physically incapable of doing anything more.
It really helps with planning our days when we hang out, I know that I should probably drive so she can rest. I know that we shouldn't walk all the way across the mall. I understand that after lunch and a few shops she's literally incapable of doing anything more.
It originated as a tool, nothing more. But with Tumblr's culture of self diagnosis and other bullshit, it's been adopted by perfectly able bodied people who don't fucking need it.
I have some theory for you faggot. My theory is that when you give something incredibly stupid a stage, a chance to develop, it will continue to exist. This often the best thing for new stupid trends is to ignore AND NOT FUCKING BRING IT TO POL.
>stop making stupid shit famous
Yeah, because it wasn't you, and you alone, who brought fucking genocide into the conversation.
And he's right anyway, you're white knighting a dumb analogy. Energy can't be measured in discrete units, and most people on Facebook or Tumblr have latched onto the idea as an enabling community despite being almost entirely capable of functioning normally should they make the effort.
If you're suffering from fucking MS I don't think anyone is going to make fun of you for being exhausted. But I will make fun of someone whose feelings eat up their arbitrary spoon count.
>You still require spoons to function even though you're not retarded
>Because you're not retarded, everything costs more spoons to power
>Run out of spoons quicker
>tfw the firework of your party
>Burn bright and make some noise before you putter out
>Just waiting for that one asshole to think you're empty and walk over just in time for your spoons to recharge and burn his fucking hand off
These people are disabled alright.
Disabled in the head.
Did they really take turn-based RPGs action points and made it int an actual theory?
Fuck this gay earth, I'm out