>tfw 4chan is filled with stupid 15 year olds
Who /over 20 years old/ here?
I am 20 years young. When you're under 18 there's no way of knowing whether you're really a robot or just an awkward angsty teen so this place shouldn't be full of high schoolers desu senpai
I'm 23 f a m. Feel old and always think of my age in terms of percent of life.
I assume I'll die around 40-60 just because so it feels like I'm almost 50% done with my life and it freaks me out.
>20 years young
You know that saying makes no fucking sense. I hate it when people use it. Fucking whipper snappers and their lingo
Well being the introvert i am i think that living a lonely life is great. I have food, i have vidya, i have Steam friends that i meet from time to time and i got my free time all for myself
25 but snapping out of it. I'll do some more productive normie shit when I get out of work tomorrow and see what happens.
Even if it all works out and I get what I want, I'll still post on image boards. They're too funny.
>best friend just moved away
>still smoking weed everyday but not at the rates I used to, mostly just at night now
>work on the weekends so that alone prevents me from having normal relationships with my former friends (at work now)
>this is probably just an excuse. I think subconsciously I chose a job that is on the weekends specifically so I wouldn't have to go out and socialize
>talking with my aunt recently I let it slip how long it's been since I even tried to get with a girl
>she used to live in my neighborhood and asked me "how is that possible? Aren't there people your age all over the place?"
>mfw I have no answer
>spend most of my freetime catching up on my list of tv shows I want to see
>currently watching The Shield, in the past two months I have started and finished Friday Night Lights, Party Down and Star Trek TNG
>this is my life now
We do not need relationships with other humans to not be lonely.
Good mindset. There really are far better things which can be achieved in life than customary relationships. Things which are more fulfilling than what even pursuing our primal desires could reap.
I write in my spare time, it is merely lukewarm philosophising and purple description, but it makes me feel better and helps me to appreciate the world a little more (also gives me a reason to come off 4chan sometimes). A woman may come along, but I'm not particularly fussed if it never happens.
>I write in my spare time
I do too. It's a nice, therapeutic hobby, which helps to reconcile with our thoughts. It pairs well with literature, if you don't read already.
I'm currently reading an anthology of Auden's poetry. I think that I should start on my list of Philosophy books, I want to be on Kant by at least 30. I browse /lit/ occasionally, but they infuriate me sometimes. Literature is one of the things I do not want to be infected by a 4chan mindset.
26 here, pic is some useful information for the kids who browse here.
Back when I was a teenager, I used to be afraid of being a virgin as I grew older. A few years ago I stopped caring. This is my life. I'm a misogynistic virginal loser. Its who I am. No point in lamenting my lot in life. Some people have it worse than me.
I'm skeptical of younger posters on these boards. There's no way to differentiate between a robot in the making and an angsty kid going through an awkward phase that he will eventually grow out of. They aren't real robots until they hit 20 or 21 without making any progress in life.
>I browse /lit/ occasionally, but they infuriate me sometimes.
I know they're patrician cunts, I used to frequent /lit/, usually just for recommendations.
>I think that I should start on my list of Philosophy books
I think you should, I personally wish I had gotten myself immersed in philosophy earlier. It's vital for teaching us how to go about life & its difficulties, something we usually think we know yet really don't.
i don't think anything will really change with age...i'm pretty much the same person i was before since i was 14. The only thing is i have more information now..
only made me more bitter and damaging my body more
Thanks for the encouragement. I'll be a modern day monk one day. I wouldn't mind being a monk, tending to a garden and reading (I guess my reading material would be somewhat limited though).
I think Monasticism is incredibly admirable, it's perhaps the most enlightened way of living. Religion, western, & eastern philosophies seem to agree that suffering stems from desire, & by rejecting desire we can achieve a higher, wiser, more compassionate state.
It takes an unfathomable amount of devotion & restraint, something which the majority of humans are incapable of. I don't think I've the willpower to ever devote myself to something like this, but I at least embrace abstemiousness if I can't asceticism.
I'm not sure if monk-hood to this extent is what you meant, regardless I believe this is the right direction to strive towards.
I wish us both luck. I've already stopped drinking completely. The notion that suffering stems from desire is something I recognised immediately when I first heard about it, very helpful notion.
22 here, almost failing out of uni, 22k in student loans.
Any protips? Or could you tell us how you guys think you specifically fucked up so that some of us don't fall into the same traps?
Not any of the guys you quoted (only 21), but I'd recommend finding an internship before you graduate (or a co-op if you have enough semesters left).
Helps pay for school, gives you a nice break from coursework, and makes finding a job easier when you graduate.
I started uni when I was 21. I am mentall ill so I wasted whole time on uni to not study and self pity combined with masturbation 5-6 times/day.
Now I regret this. I could study 3-4h/day and at the age of 26 I could earn 7k+/month. I wasted all this time to analyze past and now I am 29yo not only khv but also without job.
Fucking genes lottery.
Thanks, good luck to the both of us.
>I've already stopped drinking completely.
I had stopped drinking for quite a while after 10 or so years of being a drunkard. I've been drinking in moderation recently, which doesn't seem so harmful, but I'd know it'd be better if I were to drop alcohol altogether again.
Now I'm more so compelled to follow through with that temperance.
21 here, have no friends, socially akward, alone at home, virgin and pretty drunk right now
15 year old, 20 year old, 22 year old, it's all the same to me.
bunch of millenial pissbabies who have no idea what it was like to grow up without constantly having a screen glued to their face/
Shut the fuck up anon, at least you had the opportunity to be with people, even if they did fuck with you.
Us "pissbabies" are so socially detached we never had an opportunity to recover.
We're far worse off than you.
Well I was one of the guys you quoted and quite frankly I don't think I fucked up, so you need to change your way of thinking. I know people older in way worse positions, guys in their 40s never had a gf, just watched tv, family hates them, plenty of people in places that are just too interested in their own little lives to care or post on 4chan and certainly do not think they failed. I was friends with a guy turning 45 today that just had regular jobs and lived with his mother, he never actually did anything wrong he just was ugly and short.
>at least you had the opportunity to be with people
and you have it right now.
You're not a 30 year old, you're some barely-legal teenager, you have no reason to be wasting your prime years here. Come back in a decade.
Like they never did anything wrong, they made money, they worked hard. They just never got a woman. I think a lot of kids have expectations way too high from reality.Of course your parents tell you what you CAN be, but reality is most people don't really go that far, and they certainly don't think their big enough losers to complain about it on the internet. You just have overly high expectations.
>makes finding a job easier when you graduate
HA HA yeah right. You better hope that internship hires you full time, because everyone is still gonna say you don't have enough experience.
Like it is more normal then you think to just get a steady job and survive and never get a girl. It's actually very normal and as long as your working your mother will at least care. I would go far enough to say being a single middle aged man living pay cheque to cheque is actually the norm. So that is your best case scenario, you just have way huge expectations and think you need all this stuff because your a kid.
It was actually worse in almost every possible way, especially if you were a robot.
If you're a robot today, big fucking deal, spend every waking second on 4chan or playing vidya or triggering people on youtube comments or torrent every anime in existence, the world is your oyster.
If you had no friends and just sat in your room back in the 90s and beyond, then that's it, you just sat in your room and dicked around qwith the same handful of Legos and re-read the same comic books. The only good TV shows came on during the evening/afternoon and you had to build you entire life around it, and half the time you had to fight with your siblings or parents to actually get to watch what you wanted on the one television.
These days you have free and unlimited access to every possible kind of porn from vanilla missionary to weird gay Japanese fetishes. Back in the day you were lucky to steal your mom's Sears catalogue or sister's Archie comics to jack off at the sight of fully-clothed women wearing bathing suits.
the one plus was that arcades were still around but it didn't matter if you had no money, otherwise you had to go to That Kid's house to let him have you play for a few minutes. MAYBE if your parents weren't poor idiots you had your own console but really it was 50/50.
A lot of the "boohoo people use cell phones" talk is complete rubbish. cell phones are fucking great, I can watch porn from the comfort of my bed and shitpost on 4chan while sitting on the toilet. I love living in the suture.
Well, 3/4 of the people I quoted didn't seem very happy about their lives, and the other was antagonistic from the get-go, so I don't think he's happy about his life either. I guess your advice is to lower my expectations.
Not very helpful, but I'd expect nothing else from a 29 year old man who posts on /r9k/ and doesn't think he fucked up. Later, fag.
I turn 22 on the 16th
>quit my job for the second time a week ago
>10k student loans with no degree
>3k to my name and lost
I don't really get it with some people these days. They like to involve themselves into video games constantly at a young age. When I was a kid I would play games but often times I would only play for an hour or two and then switch off to something else. Get a game over in a game then say I am done for today and construct something it blocks and smash it with cars or see if a neighbor could play.
I am curious, do people on the East or West coast know their neighbors well anymore? I surely don't know mine. Maybe I think it was much more common when I was a kid due to me being young and perceiving things differently though.
One thing I have noticed is how people overvalue school. Sure it is important to get an education so you can go into a career so you have a much higher chance to live comfortably, but doing poorly in school doesn't mean the end of the world. It doesn't mean life will be a cake walk but you can still manage your time later on when you are ready to be educated in something else. You just have to tough it out a bit rather than thinking everything is crashing down. There is just too much focus on a small portion of our life when we will still be living decades after. I can't comprehend how people think they cannot learn something past a certain age as well. It is like they are forgetting that they were unable to walk and talk out of their mothers womb. They forgot it took them years to actually be good at their primary language.
I don't think things will change for most 20 year olds here reading this. I was told the same thing.
Stuck here forever. And even if you leave, habits will follow you.
Things get worse from here on out. Value dearly what little hope you still may have of change in the future, for you will look fondly upon these times in the future when things don't change.
I'm 24 at the moment and I've been browsing these sites for far too long. I've probably been here since late 2005 and in that entire time I've barely changed as a person. I think my emotional development has been permanently fixed since high school because I don't feel anything around other people - the only emotions that I feel are like a constant low-grade sadness that barely registers as depression. So I just sit here and stare at the people while everything moves on and the reality is that I'll probably never have true friends like other people - not because no one ever wanted to be my friend but because I can't connect with anyone on an emotional level so there's no point in trying. I don't even know what this condition is called but sometimes I cut myself just so it doesn't feel like I'm dreaming.