Post Travel Depression

How do I cope? How do you all handle no longer traveling after your two week vacation for the year?

  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    By planning and taking many trips and not being a gay American with only 2 weeks of paid(optional) leave a year.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm self-employed so I don't need to cope.

      Wagecuck cope. In Europe, we might have more holidays but that's 5 out of 52 weeks at most, that's nothing.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      My vacation time is actually unpaid. They still only give me two weeks

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Get a remote job, it's comfy and you can travel while working

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I got a remote job, but I can only work within my country, with an allowance of working in any country for 3 months once a year. Right now I don't see myself leaving my country for that long, but I'll go to Japan as soon as I can.

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    become andy dufresne
    quietly tunnel your way to freedom as everyone else sleeps

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >something tells me that having to work in your dream destination makes it less appetizing. someone can surely chime in here
    This is very much true, but you get to experience their culture at deeper level than visiting for a week.

    I'm self-employed so I don't need to cope.

    Wagecuck cope. In Europe, we might have more holidays but that's 5 out of 52 weeks at most, that's nothing.

    In those weeks you can take many long weekends by using national holidays and paid leave, it's what I used to do before I stopped being a wagecuck. Just a 3-4 day trip to some other nice place. Get on a plane and enjoy a few days exploring some random city.

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Alcohol. lots and lots of it.

    Jesus christ, no one answered in an honest way. Really makes you think.

    Captcha : SADTV

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Wait why did my photo get deleted? it was SFW.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Not sure senpai, it's strange many are deleted now on this board.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Fresh jannies playing with their new buttons

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Donkey shows aren't SFW

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Not every one experiences it. They could have something at home to keep them busy once they get back like a load of (non depressing) tasks at work, a family to take care of and have fun with, hobbies like guitar or programming they weren't able to enjoy while traveling , etc. Their minds simply don't drift towards the depression zone.

    There isn't a cure, I suspect it's like a break up. It will take time to get over it. Having a calling or an identity outside of travel will keep you busy and focused, ideally, on some kind of self improvement to make you feel good about yourself and your life.

    Then there is also hanging around here and living vicariously which is pretty comfy, ignoring the doom posters and dumb memes

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Have you considered not being a wage slave? My advice is to overcome your depression via the light at the end of a tunnel. Namely, spend the next year saving up, not for your next "vacation" but to build the foundation of the life you actually want. There's a lot of location independent work that takes a year or less to get "foot in the door" qualified, and from there you just build your portfolio while traveling. Also, since you're actually able to enjoy two weeks abroad, I'm going to assume you don't have a family or other obligations to worry about, so if you're in the situation where you like your work/field but not how your present position limits you, you can always do what I did, back in the day; work and save for a year or two and then just quit. Come back home when your savings drop below a point you're comfortable with, get a new job, or your old one if you didn't burn the bridge. Wash, rinse, repeat.

      Also, this. Getting a hobby helps a lot with the ennui. So does finding things to do/explore near home. I'm assuming you're in the states, which means, wherever you are, you're within driving distance of multiple ways to break your routine over the weekend, and a cheap flight from many more.

      Travel should be an enrichment to your life, not an escape from it.

  8. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm 25 and I have spent total of 1½ years of my last four years working. I've lived in several places in Europe and have travelled a lot. Sacrifice boring life for a chance to do what you really want to. Don't be a coward.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      How?

      Just spend the prime of your life making money for someone else. Then after you made a fortune for someone else (while you could have spent the same amount of hours taking risks financially and earning more or going completely broke), you might get some scraps to retire. Then maybe you will get a house in a crappy area of your city that you hate and that 20 year mortgage will have paid itself off. Once your body has been cracked physically (without ever really truly experiencing what is physical prime either; how many worker drones have you seen that aren't skinnyfat abominations?), mentally through stress and regrets, you will have some peace of mind. Somewhere back in your head you will wonder what would have been if you had done something you really wanted when you were still young, in your teens, 20s or even 30s.

      I'm not saying career is horrible option, but fuck me, imagine spending your entire life doing something you absolutely hate. I have respect for people who are doing work that is demanding, stressful and leaves them with 0 free time as long as they are doing something they actually have a passion for. There's nothing worse than knowing you have thrown away your entire life for your needs and some wants and creature comforts just because it was the "safe" option while sacrificing every single dream or aspiration you ever had.

      Some people are born slaves.

      When I went to teach English in China so many people said "I wish I could do that". I said that anyone can, but they at 24 they already claimed to have too many responsibilities.

      Is it too late and am I fucked if I'm 28 and just realizing this? I wanna travel, enjoy life and shit. Live life to the fullest all that jazz. Enjoy the little youth I have left before the big 30.
      >Just spend the prime of your life making money for someone else
      Shit hits too close to home. I make really good money(150k base) and may be able to do the whole digital nomad thing in a year or 2, but I feel as if that's still wasting a shit ton of my youth.

      https://i.imgur.com/R8X16Vh.jpg

      This, pretty much. Like I'm not full on "live fast, die young" but whenever my parents or any of the boomers in my life start going on and on about how I should plan and invest more with the future in mind it's kind of like... "yeah, but like, I could die today."

      And, on that note, it's not like I don't have savings, or options, and my parents and the like know all this... but that's the thing I've noticed with a lot of people, and that generation especially, there's no such thing as enough preparation. You've never saved enough. Your retirement is never secure enough. This
      [...]
      anon hits the nail on the head, and that mindset is fucking horrifying to me. Pic related.

      [...]
      You know, I've always wanted to do that. I think I will.

      [...]
      This. Who you are is defined by what you're willing to struggle for.

      [...]
      For me, the irony in this supposedly "responsible" approach to life is the sheer hubris required, how embarrassingly presumptive one must be to go through life like this. Call me crazy but, today (especially today, "now" is underrated) up through the next month gets the lion's share of my focus. As far as my life plan goes, my next two years are mostly figured out, and I've got a rough heading for where I'm going over the next five years, but my decade, let alone my retirement, is conceptual, *at best.* I don't know how I'll change, let alone how the world will change, over that much time.

      I don't get it.

      [...]
      This. This is what I meant by the light at the end of the tunnel. Know what you want (it's harrowing to me how few people even ask themselves this question, God knows it wasn't until much later in my life than I care to admit, than I did) and figure out how to get there. Then, once you've done that, you invest your energy in enjoying life, and taking further steps down that path. Everything else is a distraction, or cope.

      The honest answer? Most people are obsessed with safety, with the sure thing, with the avoidance of risk, at all costs. So, what's the safest thing to do in life? Keep your head down and just get through it; the safest thing to do in life is to sit around and wait to die. 100% success rate. If you risk anything, you might fail, and failure is scary.

      How the fuck do I get out of this mindset. Is 28 too late? Did I waste too much of my prime already for it to be worth it?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        I'm 30 and have worked offices for 6 years. Absolutely sick of staring at a computer all day for some unknown reason for some unknown CEO who doesn't even know or care that I exist. I'm attempting to get a job at a major airline. That provides me with career/benefits/retirement options but the flight benefits are primarily what I'm after. I don't care, I'll load luggage all day on and off of planes.

        I had an epiphany on my flight home from my last trip. It doesn't have to be this way. I don't have to work in offices all my fucking life and then retire at 65. It's the path my parents took so it's all I've ever known, but it doesn't have to be this way. If getting the fuck away from home is my primary focus in life, I want my career to facilitate that. Yes, the change of industry will take getting used to, but I'm resilient. The idea of getting the fuck out every year (with flight benefits) is now what primarily motivates me.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Rock on dude. Many a time, I've considered saying fuck it and joining Merchant Marines or becoming a travel nurse or something so I can enjoy travel. I've just been too much of a pussy, worried about wasting more time, and the money I currently make is hard to ignore.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            I've considered the military also. It's actually not a bad long-term career choice. With the correct path you could feasibly not even see combat or be anywhere remotely dangerous (postal worker or cook or something). Knowing my luck though I'd probably perish in some farcical training accident and that deters me.

            With that kind of money though your situation is a little different. Presumably you also have growth options and benefits and whatever. My current desk-job is dead end. Am I going to hop to another corporation just to climb the ladder from the bottom rung again? Fuck that, I'm 30.

            What's stopping you? Literally just book a flight and take the time off, what's the problem? Certainly not money. We've already lost 2 years to Covid, are you going to keep being pussy and worrying about wasting time? Just book a flight right now.

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              Realistically, the type of travel I want to do can't be done with just a 2 week vacation. I'm more interested in long term shit.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                Long term how and where? Let's daydream together. Being a DN is literally the opposite of wasting your youth imo. The question is whether or not you'd be better off just doing 2-week stints since honeymoon phases are real and they do wear off.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                Honestly I'm a bit of a fuck up who has wasted his younger years, so I kinda want to redeem myself. Essentially go to a place with a big nightlife, party, sex, all that jazz. Main place that comes to mind is Medellin, Colombia. Party, take Spanish classes at EAFIT, Learn some Bachata and dance the nights away, and women. Spanish Courses at EAFIT take about ~6 months. Outside of Medellin. Probably Brazil, Carribbean, and eventually places like South Korea and/or Japan. I enjoy the idea of language learning and want to eventually learn Spanish at least.

                How about you?

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                6 months is a commitment. One that I can't personally do. But I did that exact same thing language learning thing except with a Mandarin program in Shanghai. Language courses have a light load so it's easy to redeem yourself, but you have to really not let your past fuck with your head. The students in my class were of all ages of all background so it's a great way to meet people if you're outgoing. I have not been to Medellin though so can't really comment on those specifics.

                As for myself, I only just got back 2 weeks ago from the Philippines. My next vacation is probably 2 years from now as I need to focus on my career first. Who knows maybe I'll hit up Medellin next. SA is a continent I haven't stepped foot on yet.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        If you are 28 and making good money then I would assume you have a pretty established career. You can always take time off and come back - yes you might have a harder time reintegrating compared to someone who didn't take the time off, but if you have skills and connections, or if you move to another country, it's not impossible. Depends on the job though of course.

        My point is that you should conventionally be more worried about the people who do nothing in their 20s and then try to get their shit together in their 30s and fail because they're so far behind, have no skills etc. I'm not judging those people but that's what people are worried about. If you already have an established career you can fuck around for a bit and you're not going to suddenly go back to square one. So I say go for it.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          I feel like taking a random long term break in the middle of professional career is a big question mark for people looking at your resume.

          6 months is a commitment. One that I can't personally do. But I did that exact same thing language learning thing except with a Mandarin program in Shanghai. Language courses have a light load so it's easy to redeem yourself, but you have to really not let your past fuck with your head. The students in my class were of all ages of all background so it's a great way to meet people if you're outgoing. I have not been to Medellin though so can't really comment on those specifics.

          As for myself, I only just got back 2 weeks ago from the Philippines. My next vacation is probably 2 years from now as I need to focus on my career first. Who knows maybe I'll hit up Medellin next. SA is a continent I haven't stepped foot on yet.

          That Mandarin program sounds awesome. Is that something that you did in college or post college?

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            I did it post BA. The original intention was to go for 2 semesters to enhance my resume and then go home. But I ended up getting a job (sheer dumb luck) after the 1st semester so I dropped out and worked there for the next 3.5 years. That's how my disillusionment with the 9-5 came about actually. And instead of doing something about it at the time, I came home and went right back to office jobs. Fuck me.

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              Hey, well at least you know for certain what you like and don't like. Doesn't sound like much, but I feel that's a pretty big deal and obviously helps you plan out the future better.

              >Did I waste too much time of my prime already for it to be worth it?
              Pic related. Bro, I've got almost a full decade on you, and I'm just getting started. You know what happens when you turn 30? Nothing. Randy Couture didn't fight in the UFC until he was 34. Tom Brady is still playing like a GOAT at 44. These are professional athletes at the highest levels of their respective sports... you're just a guy who wants to live life. You're not even middle-aged until 45.

              Good news is, if you're able to make $150K at 28 your life hasn't been wasted. You've put in the time, and didn't waste that time on a meme degree. My advice, with what little I know about you, is this.

              Go through the stuff, the obligations, the connections, the people in your life... if you don't need it, and/or it does not bring you joy, Marie Kondo that shit right the fuck out of your life. Spend the next year or two saving money and making sure you're in a position to freelance/work remote/do the digital nomad thing. Set a deadline for yourself to accomplish this. Once set, that's the day you're quitting your job. Go about it the right way, don't burn a bridge, but that's when you're done putting in work, and when you begin to reap rewards.

              Put anything you don't need while traveling abroad, anything that can't fit in a 40L travel backpack, in storage or with your parents. At this point it shouldn't be much, because remember, you Marie Kondo'd all the shit you don't need.

              Then, pick where you want to go, and go. Then keep going. Welcome to the first day of the rest of your life, anon.

              [...]
              >EAFIT
              Interesting. How difficult is it for a foreigner with an academic background to get accepted? I've always wanted to advance my Spanish to professional levels, and sales/marketing is my field of expertise.

              [...]
              This. Out of curiosity, what do you do for work, anon?

              https://i.imgur.com/42o4ykZ.jpg

              > Pic related.
              I mean sure. But a 35 year old let's say, can't go out partying, hanging out at hostels with college kids without looking severely out of place. And they obviously wouldn't be experiencing the same things as if they were younger. Living a hedonistic youth I feel is pretty much exclusive to.. the youth.
              > How difficult is it for a foreigner with an academic background to get accepted?
              Have no idea. Can't be too hard as it's pretty common from what I've read. Plenty of universities out there that do similar.
              > what do you do for work, anon?
              Cybersecurity

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Living a hedonistic youth

                That's the problem with you kids, you want to be lazy, fat and drunk banging hot chick's. Wow too bad you weren't born rich. Now your options are be poor or work hard to get ahead over time but you are unwilling to work hard or sacrifice. You end up worse off than your parents who you despise, sure you might travel a few times but that is just a fix leaving you dissatisfied. Yall fell for the African mindset

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                >you are unwilling to work hard or sacrifice

                I sacrificed career growth so that I could travel. Who cares?

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                You and every copelet in this thread crying that you can't do what you want while acting all smug and superior to your parents who figured out what you never will you lazy retard drugg addict

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                chill out man

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                >But a 35 year old let's say, can't go out partying, hanging out at hostels with college kids without looking severely out of place
                Can't? *Can't?* That's funny, I do. Bro, you make six figures. Latin and Asian QTs will trip over themselves for your attention. Western college girls traveling abroad are just trying to find themselves... bouncing on your dick.

                You need to stop caring about the opinions of people you wouldn't change places with. 99% of all shade you get will come from men who resent you for living the life they wish they had, or roasties who resent you for directing your time, emotion, and resources towards young, nubile, desirable women.

                Why can't you do all these things? Because it's not following the standard life path? Because it's not what you're "supposed" to do? This is the only life you're ever going to get, you need to give precisely zero fucks about the opinions of the irrelevant clowns who have nothing better to do with their lives than criticize how you live yours.

                >Living a hedonistic youth

                That's the problem with you kids, you want to be lazy, fat and drunk banging hot chick's. Wow too bad you weren't born rich. Now your options are be poor or work hard to get ahead over time but you are unwilling to work hard or sacrifice. You end up worse off than your parents who you despise, sure you might travel a few times but that is just a fix leaving you dissatisfied. Yall fell for the African mindset

                You and every copelet in this thread crying that you can't do what you want while acting all smug and superior to your parents who figured out what you never will you lazy retard drugg addict

                Finding virtue in working yourself to death to make other men richer is the ultimate cope.
                >but you are unwilling to work hard or sacrifice
                Wrong on both counts, I just do it for myself, and nobody else. Also, working smarter > working harder.

                You're a young man at 28, and while it won't be as romantic if you did it earlier, you are probably not even in your peak physical condition yet and prime of your life. Since you're more mature, you will probably also make better choices and options if you decide to become a RealTraveler™. If you take good care of yourself, you will look good for at least another decade. This board is insanely insecure about their age, but I have met so many +40 people travelling the world and not giving a fuck. If you're worried about cooming, you should still be able to fuck random sluts. Anything less than 40 is still young for a man. Get this retarded mindset out of your head. Look at your actual physical prime and realized you were doing fuck all with your life. Now is the best time. When I was 21, I was still living with my mother, had never fucked or kissed a girl, and was incredibly immature to the point where I still had my mum doing anything remotely adult like for me. It might only be 4 years between now and then, but it might as well be a 40 year gap by how much things have changed in my life.

                It's crazy that most people live ~80 years and people on sighsee will try to convince you that there's about a 5 year window during which the you can truly 'live'. They are so poisoned by self loathing they have lost all perspective and make themselves 1000x more miserable in the process.

                Based takes, anons.
                >If you're worried about cooming
                If one wants to coom, they should coom. One should do everything they want to do, that they can get away with.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Can't? *Can't?* That's funny, I do.
                So you're in your 30s, and still do all the partying in hostels and have chicks bouncing on your dick? And I understand what you're trying to say, no one should care about the outsiders, but it's kinda hard to do the whole.. partying, socializing, ton of sex if people that you're with also don't like you or are concerned that your a 30s dude hanging out with 20 year olds.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            >I feel like taking a random long term break in the middle of professional career is a big question mark for people looking at your resume

            It might set you back for sure but it shouldn't send you back to square one is my main point. If you are established and good at your job you presumably have connections. If you have connections and they like you, then it's easier to reintegrate after a bit of an absence. It's trying to build yourself from the ground up that is the hard part. Of course, it obviously depends on the industry and your personal career goals - that goes without saying.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Did I waste too much time of my prime already for it to be worth it?
        Pic related. Bro, I've got almost a full decade on you, and I'm just getting started. You know what happens when you turn 30? Nothing. Randy Couture didn't fight in the UFC until he was 34. Tom Brady is still playing like a GOAT at 44. These are professional athletes at the highest levels of their respective sports... you're just a guy who wants to live life. You're not even middle-aged until 45.

        Good news is, if you're able to make $150K at 28 your life hasn't been wasted. You've put in the time, and didn't waste that time on a meme degree. My advice, with what little I know about you, is this.

        Go through the stuff, the obligations, the connections, the people in your life... if you don't need it, and/or it does not bring you joy, Marie Kondo that shit right the fuck out of your life. Spend the next year or two saving money and making sure you're in a position to freelance/work remote/do the digital nomad thing. Set a deadline for yourself to accomplish this. Once set, that's the day you're quitting your job. Go about it the right way, don't burn a bridge, but that's when you're done putting in work, and when you begin to reap rewards.

        Put anything you don't need while traveling abroad, anything that can't fit in a 40L travel backpack, in storage or with your parents. At this point it shouldn't be much, because remember, you Marie Kondo'd all the shit you don't need.

        Then, pick where you want to go, and go. Then keep going. Welcome to the first day of the rest of your life, anon.

        Honestly I'm a bit of a fuck up who has wasted his younger years, so I kinda want to redeem myself. Essentially go to a place with a big nightlife, party, sex, all that jazz. Main place that comes to mind is Medellin, Colombia. Party, take Spanish classes at EAFIT, Learn some Bachata and dance the nights away, and women. Spanish Courses at EAFIT take about ~6 months. Outside of Medellin. Probably Brazil, Carribbean, and eventually places like South Korea and/or Japan. I enjoy the idea of language learning and want to eventually learn Spanish at least.

        How about you?

        >EAFIT
        Interesting. How difficult is it for a foreigner with an academic background to get accepted? I've always wanted to advance my Spanish to professional levels, and sales/marketing is my field of expertise.

        If you are 28 and making good money then I would assume you have a pretty established career. You can always take time off and come back - yes you might have a harder time reintegrating compared to someone who didn't take the time off, but if you have skills and connections, or if you move to another country, it's not impossible. Depends on the job though of course.

        My point is that you should conventionally be more worried about the people who do nothing in their 20s and then try to get their shit together in their 30s and fail because they're so far behind, have no skills etc. I'm not judging those people but that's what people are worried about. If you already have an established career you can fuck around for a bit and you're not going to suddenly go back to square one. So I say go for it.

        This. Out of curiosity, what do you do for work, anon?

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous
      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        You're a young man at 28, and while it won't be as romantic if you did it earlier, you are probably not even in your peak physical condition yet and prime of your life. Since you're more mature, you will probably also make better choices and options if you decide to become a RealTraveler™. If you take good care of yourself, you will look good for at least another decade. This board is insanely insecure about their age, but I have met so many +40 people travelling the world and not giving a fuck. If you're worried about cooming, you should still be able to fuck random sluts. Anything less than 40 is still young for a man. Get this retarded mindset out of your head. Look at your actual physical prime and realized you were doing fuck all with your life. Now is the best time. When I was 21, I was still living with my mother, had never fucked or kissed a girl, and was incredibly immature to the point where I still had my mum doing anything remotely adult like for me. It might only be 4 years between now and then, but it might as well be a 40 year gap by how much things have changed in my life.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          It's crazy that most people live ~80 years and people on sighsee will try to convince you that there's about a 5 year window during which the you can truly 'live'. They are so poisoned by self loathing they have lost all perspective and make themselves 1000x more miserable in the process.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            It's all just excuses.
            >waah waah I didn't party with 18 year old sluts when I was 21, my life is ruined

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              And now they are 21 going wah wah wah when I turn 24 I will be old and I can't travel anymore because it would be weird and I will be decrepit. What a bunch on losers

  9. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    yes. I criticized India once and got banned for it

  10. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    The trick is to already know you are going to leave, and then devoting every oz of spare energy to getting the fuck out again.

  11. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    No idea, but I've seen too many wageoids who spent their entire lives sacrificing themselves only to get fucked my divorce, unexpected ilness, etc. I am trying to save up and to buy something cheap in the deep country side eventually. There's homes and land for around €50k even in Western Europe. I am trying to get make a profit out of things I enjoy doing, like hiking and mountaineering (you can become a guide in both eventually).

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Absolutely agree mate.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      This, pretty much. Like I'm not full on "live fast, die young" but whenever my parents or any of the boomers in my life start going on and on about how I should plan and invest more with the future in mind it's kind of like... "yeah, but like, I could die today."

      And, on that note, it's not like I don't have savings, or options, and my parents and the like know all this... but that's the thing I've noticed with a lot of people, and that generation especially, there's no such thing as enough preparation. You've never saved enough. Your retirement is never secure enough. This

      Just spend the prime of your life making money for someone else. Then after you made a fortune for someone else (while you could have spent the same amount of hours taking risks financially and earning more or going completely broke), you might get some scraps to retire. Then maybe you will get a house in a crappy area of your city that you hate and that 20 year mortgage will have paid itself off. Once your body has been cracked physically (without ever really truly experiencing what is physical prime either; how many worker drones have you seen that aren't skinnyfat abominations?), mentally through stress and regrets, you will have some peace of mind. Somewhere back in your head you will wonder what would have been if you had done something you really wanted when you were still young, in your teens, 20s or even 30s.

      I'm not saying career is horrible option, but fuck me, imagine spending your entire life doing something you absolutely hate. I have respect for people who are doing work that is demanding, stressful and leaves them with 0 free time as long as they are doing something they actually have a passion for. There's nothing worse than knowing you have thrown away your entire life for your needs and some wants and creature comforts just because it was the "safe" option while sacrificing every single dream or aspiration you ever had.

      Some people are born slaves.

      anon hits the nail on the head, and that mindset is fucking horrifying to me. Pic related.

      When I went to teach English in China so many people said "I wish I could do that". I said that anyone can, but they at 24 they already claimed to have too many responsibilities.

      You know, I've always wanted to do that. I think I will.

      They might just say they want it. But do they really? Yeah I'd like a fancy car and three girls giving me a nice blowjob. But do I want it enough to put work into it? Not really. They probably never wanted it as much, so it's fine. If there's a will there's always a way.

      This. Who you are is defined by what you're willing to struggle for.

      Yeah and that was 10 years ago. Their cope is "well travel when we're retired".

      For me, the irony in this supposedly "responsible" approach to life is the sheer hubris required, how embarrassingly presumptive one must be to go through life like this. Call me crazy but, today (especially today, "now" is underrated) up through the next month gets the lion's share of my focus. As far as my life plan goes, my next two years are mostly figured out, and I've got a rough heading for where I'm going over the next five years, but my decade, let alone my retirement, is conceptual, *at best.* I don't know how I'll change, let alone how the world will change, over that much time.

      I don't get it.

      The trick is to already know you are going to leave, and then devoting every oz of spare energy to getting the fuck out again.

      This. This is what I meant by the light at the end of the tunnel. Know what you want (it's harrowing to me how few people even ask themselves this question, God knows it wasn't until much later in my life than I care to admit, than I did) and figure out how to get there. Then, once you've done that, you invest your energy in enjoying life, and taking further steps down that path. Everything else is a distraction, or cope.

  12. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm also sad after travel over. 🙁

  13. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >saves up entire life for retirement
    >dies
    Tomorrow isn't a sure thing bucko.

  14. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Yeah just wait until your old so you can't enjoy anything and have to pee every 30minutes.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      [...]
      >saves up entire life for retirement
      >dies
      Tomorrow isn't a sure thing bucko.

      I never understood why people wait to do something for so long.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Just spend the prime of your life making money for someone else. Then after you made a fortune for someone else (while you could have spent the same amount of hours taking risks financially and earning more or going completely broke), you might get some scraps to retire. Then maybe you will get a house in a crappy area of your city that you hate and that 20 year mortgage will have paid itself off. Once your body has been cracked physically (without ever really truly experiencing what is physical prime either; how many worker drones have you seen that aren't skinnyfat abominations?), mentally through stress and regrets, you will have some peace of mind. Somewhere back in your head you will wonder what would have been if you had done something you really wanted when you were still young, in your teens, 20s or even 30s.

        I'm not saying career is horrible option, but fuck me, imagine spending your entire life doing something you absolutely hate. I have respect for people who are doing work that is demanding, stressful and leaves them with 0 free time as long as they are doing something they actually have a passion for. There's nothing worse than knowing you have thrown away your entire life for your needs and some wants and creature comforts just because it was the "safe" option while sacrificing every single dream or aspiration you ever had.

        Some people are born slaves.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          When I went to teach English in China so many people said "I wish I could do that". I said that anyone can, but they at 24 they already claimed to have too many responsibilities.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Sad. Very sad. Glad you made it out.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            24 is so young lmao.

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              Yeah and that was 10 years ago. Their cope is "well travel when we're retired".

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                They might just say they want it. But do they really? Yeah I'd like a fancy car and three girls giving me a nice blowjob. But do I want it enough to put work into it? Not really. They probably never wanted it as much, so it's fine. If there's a will there's always a way.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                Indeed. indeed. Good luck on your goals

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                [x]doubt
                Prove that hapoene

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                wdym

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        The honest answer? Most people are obsessed with safety, with the sure thing, with the avoidance of risk, at all costs. So, what's the safest thing to do in life? Keep your head down and just get through it; the safest thing to do in life is to sit around and wait to die. 100% success rate. If you risk anything, you might fail, and failure is scary.

  15. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Get a better paying job with more vacation, wagie

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      isn't the world about to go I. to recession? I doubt a job change is on the horizon

  16. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    bro you replied to me earlier saying based take
    all i am saying is that you're contributing absolutely fucking nothing by spamming the same phrase, even if i agree with you
    not the same person you were arguing with either
    stop being so insecure

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