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Decided that my favorite emotion is something like calm

28 April 2016 - 02:44 AM

Was watching Inside Out (I cried repeatedly) awhile ago and it got me into reading about emotional psychology again so that's why this is on my mind.

So... calm. Serene, peaceful,. Not sociopath style dead inside kind of calm obviously. And not overly contemplative.

Apparently this is a "happy" feeling / derivative of happy, categorically. I prefer it to what I normally think of as happiness though.

Anyway, I've decided maybe I should seek it out, albeit that sounds a bit off but sometimes fighting for peace works despite what I read in the bathroom stall at my highschool.

So I ask AJOT; what are things that help you become calm?

I was thinking about trying yoga(again) and meditation. I used to be in way better condition mentally and physically when I did yoga.

The trouble with this kind of stuff is that probably the majority of stuff related to it is useless and/or overly steeped in vague nonsense and it's very hard to take it seriously.

And the goddamn voices of people who guide you through it are usually just tangibly trying too hard to sound like gurus or whatever.

Prince died

21 April 2016 - 08:41 PM

Kinda sucks. I liked some of his music and whatnot. Now I'm going to have to try to avoid listening to it for awhile just to not be one of those people. Fuck.

Imp of the Perverse

15 April 2016 - 09:12 PM


The Imp of the Perverse is a metaphor for the urge to do exactly the wrong thing in a given situation for the sole reason that it is possible for wrong to be done. The impulse is compared to an imp (a small demon) which leads an otherwise decent person into mischief.

I find myself getting uh... recurring "Imps"? Recurring perversions? Wondering if you guys have similar things going on.

Examples -
  • Riding in a car, if a window is open I have an urge to throw things out of it - usually like my MP3 player.
  • When I see girls with skinny arms I imagine breaking them.
  • Imagining jumping from high places - is probably a common one.
  • A weird desire to just throw glass objects such as bottles.
  • Fire Alarms/Exits, so tempting.
  • Sometimes I feel like bear hugging random people, this one might be due to something else like a lack of physical contact doing weird stuff to me, not sure.

Dog of Wisdom

31 March 2016 - 01:34 AM

Serious question. Is wikipedia down?

17 March 2016 - 02:02 AM

All other sites are working for me but wikipedia is not. Anyone else?