Are people seriously so detached from the outside world now that they don't understand shit like this comes off as super weird (and to girls incredibly 'creepy')?
Really, you can't see how someone making online posts, on a forum related to World of Warcraft, about their sexual fantasies and posting pictures of them (the fact that it's without their knowledge is where the problem stems) comes off as not-too-normal?
I'm not defending either side, and honestly they're both tapped if they're airing their dirty laundry on this same forum, but you have to understand how ridiculous all of this looks to the outsider.
Sometimes at night I pretend to be a vegan on Tinder. I talk about baking without eggs and farmer's markets for hours. I guess this helps with the companionship aspect, but then at the end I can't even keep my erection. I am not really sure why, it's hard to be scientific about sex. Anyway, the same thing is going to happen between us if you don't give me the crossbow. I'm sorry for sounding jaded, I'm just tired of being used for sex, fame and fortune.
If you want to show me that you're serious, sure. Otherwise, I'm not going to be ears deep in anything.
If we are posting broscience, the real way to make yourself feel better is by increasing the amount of muscle on your body. That's the thing I have appreciated the most, while my cardiovascular fitness has waxed and waned. You have to be a really certain type of person to enjoy cardio forever. Even world class boxers go in and out of shape, so to speak. The only guys I know who go running for several miles each day were fucks, basically.
Honestly if I woke up tomorrow and I was grotesque, I'd start with squats and dips and other body weight exercises. Learn to do pushups perfectly and in great numbers, get good at pullups. Dips like.. prison dips, not the lazy kind with a chair. I think you need the capacity for basic fitness first, then join something like a crossfit gym or a basketball league or something. Keeping your body in ketosis and doing crazy cardio routines are auxiliary fitness steps for people who have hit a plateau or whatever else.
Starting from 0, you're not going to never eat a carb again for the rest of your life - what's the point? You're not going to cut any significant body fat and keep it off with a temporary lifestyle change. You don't turn from Homer Simpson into Arnold by agreeing to a hard diet or something for a month or a few weeks.
You need lifestyle changes. I know that's like, easy for me to say or whatever but in reality I have my stream of consciousness, and you have yours. I don't ever spend any time thinking of yours sans this time right now. Not only this, but I have just had an entire experience of marijuana and coffee and I feel very magnanimous so I want to share with you a thing which I hold to be very true.
Muscles look better. You might think that losing weight will help you the most, but it won't. Even if you are fat, you might as well go all the way and be strong fat. Vikings were strong fat. Agamemnon was strong fat. Every porn star from 1960-1983 was strong fat. You can work with that. Strength is relevance. There is never a time when you could be too strong, or have too many muscles. Theoretically, maybe. For you and me, no.
Doing just cardio is for bitches. Literally, I probably know more than thirty 20 somethings getting out of longterm relationships, trying to jazz up their rundown establishments. All they do is cardio. Get some nice shoulders, bitch. Work on your legs. Why do you wear your hair like that, it reminds me of Saved by the Bell.
You know? It's like, this is good that you are doing this but buying new running shoes and agreeing to complex plans is the easy part. The hard part is trying to do a little bit better every day regardless of where you are. The hardest part isn't even right now, it's continuing on after you're 'good enough'
If you want my opinion, not my scientific experience, I'd say you should use this energy to start getting the ability to gain muscle first. This means the ability to do big deadlifts, big squats, and big bench press. You need to be able to move the weight first, then you can worry about your diet and all that other fancy shit which is a joke comparatively.
Go lift heavy things until you feel better, Glonglon. It might be the only way.
Don't like Hitchens or Dawkins personally, really like Chomsky and Bill Clinton
I think Hitchens and Dawkins pick easy prey and miss castigating even easy opponents. Not to mention Hitchens was sexist
of all the people famous for being intellectuals, it seems anyone who isn't a physicist ends up stuck on religion. I like physicists, politicians and then other scientists in that order usually, if we're talking just intellectuals