JS developer. Linux user. Love minimalism (and thus, this site.)
📉 Bill Hope no one sits next to you
🗿 Simohamed For me, it would be "across you." I will not focus if a stranger is in my field of view.
🤬 Foobar I think there's a good chance. But I do think it needs a little bit more work, especially when it comes to navigation. I wish it was open source so I could contribute to it.
😒 Isoprep Suggest songs to chill to. No wrong answers.
😏 Yt L. It's a good essay, and I very much enjoy and agree with his point about the news being a "closed loop" that doesn't really require my involvement. Thanks for sharing.
😏 Yt L. Reading the news often makes me frustrated and angry, and I really can't do anything about what the news is reporting on. Considering giving it up entirely and purposefully avoiding the news.
🪓 Carlos Cortes Just text is amazing, it would be cool if people can look for communities or stuff like that
😏 Yt L. That seems like an interesting major. What do you hope to do with it after graduation? Also, best advice may just be to push through, like the end of a long race, dig deep and bear it.
🗿 Simohamed That speech is very special. Not only for its content but for what it tries to do. It's always hard to say matter-of-fact things without someone (you yourself, probably) writing it off as a platitude. These truisms or wholesome attitudes need so much justification that isn't based on logicality but narrative and storytelling to make someone sympathize with your experience, which David nails perfectly.
🌚 Nlggers Coffee seems to help. I try to remember the people who are counting on my support and remind myself that I'm very lucky to be in the position that I'm in. When I think about how far I've come in progressing towards my goals and how happy I would be 6 months or a year ago to be in the position I'm now in generally that is a big spike in motivation.
😏 Yt L. What major are you uninterested in? I had a giant surge of negative motivation near graduation too.
🗿 Simohamed Linguistics. It's not the major itself, but rather the department's approach. Very dry and all you do is memorize things. I took a Teaching Company Great Course on linguistics which kept me going for another year (that was last year.) The department is full of shit that my End of Study research was in Film Studies because some professors had fewer students than others.
2y, 21w 3 replies
🤬 Foobar What made you initially interested in the major?
🗿 Simohamed My path wasn't that clear cut, so I can't really give a straight answer. Whatever it was, I now think very little of higher education (as I know it) and have a vested interest in self-teaching and programming. So, twice a year in exams season, I get stuck between wanting to write code and having to study the most archaic aspects of my major (we're still being taught the sapir-whorf hypothesis as a valid thing.)
🥨 Shruthi Follow up question: is fake news as much of a problem as people seem to think?
🗿 Simohamed In my country, It's sensational news that are the real threat. I wish I could explain, but bums are given huge amounts of airtime and national attention for weeks on end. Or, outright silly news. A man loves his goat and vows not to slaughter it comes Al-Eid (religious holiday) is apparently news. And TikTok has not been kind to us at all.
Prince try to asses why i am unmotivated. usually it's because i'm trying to do something i only think i care about, rather than something i truly care about. if i absolutely need to do the thing im unmotivated to do, i try to find if there's a way i can satisfy the need in a way that is interesting
👾 Marty Listen to Jocko Willink and get motivated lol
🥨 Shruthi Hello friends I might be super duper dumb for not already figuring this out but how do you toggle dark mode?