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    Small talk

    After more than 6 years of small talk with the same people in the same workplace, I can say Nate is entirely right in his post. It doesn't matter what you say. No need to overthink it. It's just a matter of saying anything in a friendly manner to show that you are not hostile. The key is in...
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    Post your random thoughts/feelings etc

    Fun. Renol the Nostalgic, hoarder of coconut milkshakes and notebooks.
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    Weekends

    Sounds like you are having productive weekends. Except for the social media part. I usually get up super early like 5am, make coffee, grab some food in a hurry, jump on my bike or in my car to go on a hike or any sort of expedition in a forest somewhere, and at noon when the People start...
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    Post your random thoughts/feelings etc

    I locked my keys in the car so many times that at some point I had to come up with a sophisticated system in order to make sure I was able to recover them in any kind of situation. In the end this whole embarrassment turned into a funny story about why I have so many double of all my keys hidden...
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    Are you ever jealous of other people?

    I made peace years ago with everything I don't have that others do, because I still managed to make my life interesting and reasonably comfortable from my point of view, but I still have some difficulties with wealthy people who complains. I think I'm jealous of the fact that everything I have...
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    Post your random thoughts/feelings etc

    I think I stayed too long in the carribeans and had a sun overdose. I'm usually happy to see spring after 6 months of dark winter but this year I already can't wait for the days to get shorter and I'm relieved on rainy days.
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    Post your random thoughts/feelings etc

    What you could do though, is buy a westfalia or a big van, hit the road and go on a quest to find the most peaceful spots remaining in your country. Or your continent. This doesn't require to talk to people a lot more than usual, in fact if you live and work with people it's going to be a break...
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    Post your random thoughts/feelings etc

    Stay alone and read books? The wise voice in my head tells me it's probably better not to quit my current job right now, it's not a good time. For the 2 volunteering options, I'm still thinking about it.
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    Post your random thoughts/feelings etc

    Huh. I've been offered a couple of possibly interesting opportunities in the last weeks that would force me to get out there and, you know, meet new people. One volunteering position that would be a good way to contribute positively to this world. One other volunteering position that could turn...
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    Post your random thoughts/feelings etc

    I want to be a character from a Jules Verne's novel And then I want to find a quiet place to write a book
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    Post your random thoughts/feelings etc

    Yeah I know how you feel and I don't know if I should try to give advice on this, since I have a hard time myself staying calm in confrontational situations, but here's the few tricks I found so far to keep a certain control: Before the meeting, try to put your ideas in order so that they come...
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    Sociopaths

    Well what I meant is that the intention is threatening to another human being's well being. In your example, the outcome is life saving, but the intention was threatening. That's why you know you cannot trust this person. Their good deed was a mistake. He's not a hero, he's lucky (or unlucky...
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    Religious debate

    But suicide is not a taboo in many other religions. It's mostly catholics that condemn it. I think the main reason why people are against the idea of suicide as a valid option is because it cannot be undone and the result is death.
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    I want to move out of the city

    Good question, I ask myself the same. I did move to a village once, I hated it, I went back to the city where I can be anonymous and don't have to be part of a community. I've been contemplating the idea again lately, I even explored a new area about 1 or 2 hours away from the city, and realized...
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    Sociopaths

    You've reach the limits of my english capacities a couple of times in that post so I had to read it more that once. I think I get what you mean when you say it's easy to fall into the trap of thinking your thoughts are worth sharing. I think I fall into the opposite trap though. I usually delete...
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