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hypochondriac

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my life has been truly blessed. no serious sickness. no failed marriage or business. happy childhood. god reliable friends
its the story you tell yourself that matters. not what actually happened.
better to err on the side of gratitude than focus on the times you were treated badly.
because all of us can drag something negative from the past and blow it up. conflate others sins and minimise our own. So your story becomes an awful narrative with you as the tragic main character.
im lucky not to have gotten lung cancer by now. 20 years of single minded smoking.
I live in probably the best country in the world. A country that some can only dream of migrating to. The poor here have a better deal than a 3rd world country middle class. That might sound lacking in compassion. Yeah i might need some compassion one day. sorry about that.
 

hypochondriac

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things are getting tough economically here in Australia. our city has almost 17 % youth unemployment. very high.
govt. is trying to stimulate economy by lowering taxes. leys see what hapens.
 

hypochondriac

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Shin splints are giving me hell. I need to go back to physio. I walked over 3 hours yesterday and paying for it today. Ice. massage. Still not healed. maybe those needles (dry needling ) at physio work. I will try.
 

hypochondriac

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this is your week off work. plan?
physio
interesting dog walks
interesting drives
see special gp re back pain make a reservation
read those books man
you are going ok, just breathe deep, suck it in.
 

hypochondriac

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id love to be able to write a series like The Office. ricky gevais.
my 4 years work as a night shift care worker in a psychiatric hostel would be the basis .
not so much focussed on a dysfunctional boss but a dysfunctional system.
there would be politics in it of course. office politics. but also a reflection of broader political views.
it would make fun of some more radical left wing world views. i think the future of humour will be broader parodies of all political views. not just right wing nutters. the problem will be that left will complain that such parodies are hate speech towards them.
 

hypochondriac

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areas that are ripe for comedy
- save the shark not the swimmer
-giving vague descriptions to police when they want detailed ones
-performance review meetings of nightshift workers who are doing nothing all night
-residents manipulating care workers
-abusive residents abusing care workers on their first day on the job
-totalitarian talkaholics
--directives from bosses telling care workets they
 

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areas that are ripe for comedy
- save the shark not the swimmer
-giving vague descriptions to police when they want detailed ones
-performance review meetings of nightshift workers who are doing nothing all night
-residents manipulating care workers
-abusive residents abusing care workers on their first day on the job
-totalitarian talkaholics
--directives from bosses telling care workets they
Just my opinion, but all except for the first could make good comedy skits depending on the actor. The last one I didn't understand. Good ideas.
 

hypochondriac

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Just my opinion, but all except for the first could make good comedy skits depending on the actor. The last one I didn't understand. Good ideas.
yeah the first one is a touchy subject. political I mean. Sharks get a lot more empathy than they used to. Even if they bite the odd surfer's leg off. Its their territory after all. we are swimming in their space.
 

hypochondriac

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Chesterton says atheists tend to believe in themselves instead of God. He kind of makes fun of their arrogance and suggests that many who "believe in themselves" end up with mental health issues. That is kind of going too far I guess but still.
 

hypochondriac

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A Christian needs an imagination. yeah that is just leaving us wide open for ridicule. But as Chesterton says, the Enlightenment placed too much important on logic, scientific thinking intellectualism. Happy is the poet. Happy is the artist. Too much left brain will make you miserable anyway. Ive always been better at daydreaming than focussing on a task. Does that make me more eligible for Christianity? :)
 

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I've never thought of myself as going so far as to declare myself an atheist, perhaps a step or two back from that sometime but whatever I is, whenever I bite the dust and if that's not the end of all things, then when the roll is called up yonder, I'll be there. Might even say, 'welcome aboard; been expecting you.'

You on the east coast, the west coast, or down south? Been reading about the facility out from Alice Springs.
 

hypochondriac

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I've never thought of myself as going so far as to declare myself an atheist, perhaps a step or two back from that sometime but whatever I is, whenever I bite the dust and if that's not the end of all things, then when the roll is called up yonder, I'll be there. Might even say, 'welcome aboard; been expecting you.'

You on the east coast, the west coast, or down south? Been reading about the facility out from Alice Springs.
im on the west coast. Perth. My siblings all live on the east coast. I grew up in nsw.
 

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I have a cyber-friends in Perth and friends in Adelaide, and Melbourne, Brisbane, and the Gold Coast, and outside Goolagong. Have known and communicated with them since 2007; one since 2003. Good people, And,
 

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