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Emotional Intimacy Question: Younger Self
Folks have mentioned an interest in questions and conversations that make them think. So I've decided to offer more of those. This is the current list.

4. If you could go back in time, what’s one piece of advice you’d give to your younger self?

Use a safety line!  It prevents getting separated from other people.  

This might have made it take longer to learn how to pay attention to which world I'm in, but it would've saved so many headaches.

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From: rhodielady_47 Date: November 8th, 2018 11:10 am (UTC) (Link)

I'd give anything to be able to go back and tell my 10 year-old self this:

“Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.”
~ William Gibson
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: November 8th, 2018 11:13 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: I'd give anything to be able to go back and tell my 10 year-old self this:

Yes, exactly.

I think a very large amount of what's diagnosed as depression is actually a very natural response to shitty circumstances. Put another way: how many people get depressed for utterly inexplicable reasons when their life is quite pleasant? Far fewer than those who live in difficult to downright wretched situations.

"If you're upset, turn up your Soma."

>_
polydad From: polydad Date: November 8th, 2018 02:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Any time someone starts a negotiation with "If you ever want to see your children alive again," kill them *first*.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: November 8th, 2018 08:27 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yes ...

An evolutionarily sound plan.
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