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Hello and welcome to the Summer Breeze edition of the Life and Love threads! Summer is the time when things get hot, so come, sit, and drink some cold water or hot tea or however you prefer to cool off. It really doesn't matter, so long as you're with friends. Like the ones you might make or know in this thread, for example!

To help in us getting to know you better, please answer a few of these questions:
>Someone is obviously attracted to you but you are not attracted to them. How do you let them down easy?
>Do opposites really attract, or is that little more than a platitude?
>What are your thoughts on friends with benefits? Have you or has anyone you know been involved in that sort of arrangement? Do your thoughts on it change if the people involved have been involved before?
>How do you make yourself more comfortable outside of your comfort zone?
>When you notice a flaw that you have or a bad habit, how do you go about fixing it? Can it be as simple as just being done with the flaw or habit?

The rest of the questions for this thread relate to this quote:
"If the winds of fortune are temporarily blowing against you, remember that you can harness them and make them carry you toward your definite purpose, through the use of your imagination."
-Napoleon Hill
>Do you agree with this quote? Why or why not?
>When have you applied this to your life? Has there been a time where you now realize that you could have applied it to your life? If so, how?
>What situations that are currently in your life could relate to this quote and how do you plan to deal with them?
>Can you apply this quote to other people?
>We would very much appreciate any suggestions you have for questions or topics for future threads!

Rules:
>No Hate
>Don't be starting fights
>Keep it safe for work
>Talk to the new people
>Your song for this thread (CLICK ME) [www.youtube.com]
>New thread when this thread hits the third page or receives 500 replies.

All credit for these threads goes to Crimson Wing and Ironsights. Risu, Royal, Soarin, Zeke, Mori, Sunstone, Haley, DarkShadows, and I are guest hosting when they can't host.
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>> No. 1703941
>>1702456
Aside from staying healthy and avoiding bankruptcy, no not really. Both prospects are questionable at the moment, but maybe I will get lucky. Much is hinging on the promotion, which I am actually feeling pretty confident about.

>>1702830
Hi Cocoa
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>>1703941

So what's new with you? Any resolutions for the new year? Should I try to start a New Year's thread?
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>Someone is obviously attracted to you but you are not attracted to them. How do you let them down easy? 
By telling them I know they like me and that I'm not interested.
>Do opposites really attract, or is that little more than a platitude?
I think so. It makes the relationship easier to fulfill the empty holes and make the relationship more interesting and on going.
>What are your thoughts on friends with benefits? Have you or has anyone you know been involved in that sort of arrangement? Do your thoughts on it change if the people involved have been involved before?
It's good. Getting laid is important and you don't always have a partner to do that. It's extra good if both friends likes the same links and want to try it. I've been in one twice. Hmm no, not really. It all depends where you stand in your friend with benefit ground.
>How do you make yourself more comfortable outside of your comfort zone?
By not thinking about it and go for it. If I have the energy that is.
>When you notice a flaw that you have or a bad habit, how do you go about fixing it? Can it be as simple as just being done with the flaw or habit?
Depends what and who it affects. If it's consisted visiting then I just stop. But if it doesn't bother anyone, it's difficult to stop and I just keep going, unfortunately.
>> No. 1755117
>>1754822
Hi Mori. Been awhile.
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>>1755117
Hey there. Yes it has!
>> No. 1758675
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Hey all, long time no see

>Someone is obviously attracted to you but you are not attracted to them. How do you let them down easy?
Be polite and kind, and maybe hang out with them for a bit or something
>Do opposites really attract, or is that little more than a platitude?
Sometimes they do, sometimes they don't. It depends on what it is, and how different they are
>What are your thoughts on friends with benefits? Have you or has anyone you know been involved in that sort of arrangement? Do your thoughts on it change if the people involved have been involved before?
I don't really know how I feel about it for myself. As for others, I guess it's their own choice. I don't think I know anyone IRL who has, at least to my knowledge. That's their own business, unless they want to talk about it.
>How do you make yourself more comfortable outside of your comfort zone?
Throw myself out there, without second thought, ultimately knowing it's for the best.
>When you notice a flaw that you have or a bad habit, how do you go about fixing it? Can it be as simple as just being done with the flaw or habit?
It depends. If it's more likely to negatively affect others, I'd definitely do my best to fix it. I guess I don't really have an addictive personality aside from laziness, so unless it's really difficult, it might not be incredibly difficult to fix

ah man, more questions?
I guess I do agree with it. Persistence is good for you.
There has been a lot of shit going on, lately (especially medically), and I do what I can to not give up. Self loathing is a particular bad habit to break.
Kind of stated above
I'm not really sure, comfort and encouragement aside.
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>>1754822
>>1758675
>>1755117
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>>1766480
<3
>> No. 1766734
>>1755268
>>1758675
>>1766480
Hi friends. Hope you are all doing well. I have been in a strangely optimistic and positive mood lately. Which is unusual. And disquieting. Perhaps I should just sit back and enjoy it while it lasts.
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>>1766604

What's up?

>>1766734

You know, there's quite a bit of evidence to suggest that people that a positive outlook leads to positive results. So being optimistic will actually give you reason to be optimistic.

On the other hand, if you're pessimistic about your optimism, that can cause you problems.
>> No. 1766752
>>1766738
I am a walking talking ball of conflicting emotions, awkwardness, and general angst and I really feel like I should have grown out of this at this point in my life. Oh well. Things have been going pretty well for me lately so I am going to embrace it. My only concern is that I'm setting myself up for disappointment by doing so, as I have a proven track record of doing just that.
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>>1766738
Not a whole lot, same ol' same ol' I guess. Have a job, going to school
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>>1766752

Gonna be honest, here: It feels like you're ignoring pretty much everything I said in my post.

>>1766768

What about the stuff you referenced in your answers?
>> No. 1766773
>>1766771
You know what? You're right. I really need to try to stay positive. I think there is something to the "positivity begets positivity", and while I have failed to embrace this before I'm trying to do so moving forward. I guess i'm just not used to being genuinely happy; it takes some getting used to. But like I said, I think things are actually looking up so maybe if I stay optimistic things will only get better. I got a promotion at work recently, with a big payraise and more normal hours, and I have never been so content at my place of employment, nor have I ever felt so appreciated by my co-workers.

Thanks
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>>1766773

>

Just remember that positivity doesn't make you immune from setbacks, but it can affect how you deal with them. If you let one or a few setbacks turn positivity into negativity, then they'll become much worse.

Basically, just keep that positivity strong and things will turn out for the better.
>> No. 1766786
>>1766774
That is what everyone keeps telling me. I think i am ready to start believing them.

But enough about me, how are you doing?
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>>1766786

I'm glad to hear that.

I'm doing pretty good. I've got some projects on which I'm working and that's pretty much it, honestly.

My sleep schedule's been a little screwy lately, but I have nobody to blame for that except myself and I just need to work on it is all.
>> No. 1766797
>>1766790
What kind of projects? More youtube?

Sleep can be tricky. I find that reading a book usually helps; the more dry and cerebral the better. Or meditation.
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>>1766797

That's one of them, yes. Or several, I suppose.

I don't really have trouble getting to sleep so much as I do going to bed.
>> No. 1767018
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What is this thread filled with so many wonders?
>> No. 1767019
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>>1767018

A place that not even the most hardened demons dare tread.

Because they don't like hugs.
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>>1767019
I like hugs. A lot.

>Hugs.

So what's this thread about? I haven't actually seen it before.
>> No. 1767021
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>>1767020

Well, it's been kind of dead for a while, so there's that (the OP was on August fifteenth). As for its purpose, well... we talk about life. And love.
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>>1767021
Well, yeah, but then most of the threads in this place are like back alleys at this point. But you're here, and you're a person I can talk to, so that counts for something.

Hm... what is love? Do you guys know that? If so, could you impart said knowledge unto me?
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>>1767022

The problem is that "love" is a single word used to describe a whole host of concepts, and even more than that, love is something that is hard to define. Philosophers and writers have tried to put it into words for a long time and they fall short each time. It's like trying to define "light" or "dark." How do you explain those to a blind person? Can you define Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 to someone that's never heard before? But should that blind person ever see, that deaf person ever hear, then these are things that they know.
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>>1767023
Honestly, I was expecting 'baby don't hurt me'.

But yeah. Love isn't something you can define easily. You can say it's a warm fuzzy feeling, but there are so many warm fuzzy feelings out there. It's hard to put into words what it is that makes it so special, so worth seeking out and fighting for. But it is, and there's just nothing like it that humans are capable of feeling.
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>>1767024

I would define it more as a state of being than a feeling, and "warm, fuzzy" certainly doesn't describe it.

And we've done that joke. Many, many times. Probably would have done it again if you had just left it at "What is love?"
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>>1767025
Well, yeah, warm and fuzzy is more... I don't know. Love isn't warm and fuzzy. It's many things, but not warm and fuzzy. It can lead to things that are warm and fuzzy, sure, but in and of itself, it's not warm and fuzzy. I mean, it can be warm, and it can be fuzzy, but it's never warm and also fuzzy.

...I wonder if everyone feels love differently. Have you guys ever discussed that?

I figured. I'm very unoriginal, after all.
>> No. 1767027
>>1767026

I actually don't think we have, but to be honest, I don't think that I'm up to doing that tonight. I'll be heading to bed in a little under an hour.

I was going to mention this, but it slipped my mind: I would say that "warm and fuzzy" falls under affection moreso than love.
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>>1767027
Ah, I see. Sleep well when you do, okay?

No, yeah, I agree. It's just that for me, those two tend to go hand in hand.
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>>1767028

Maybe I will and maybe I won't. What are you going to do about it, hmmmmmmm?

I think affection is an integral part of love, certainly, but it is not love in and of itself.
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>>1767029
I'm just hoping you do because I care. It's okay if you don't want to.

Of course. You can be affectionate without love. You can love without being affectionate. Therefore, they must be different entities.
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>>1767030

I disagree. You can have affection without love, but I don't think it's possible to have love without affection.
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>>1767031
>'a gentle feeling of fondness or liking'
Well... yeah, I guess you're right. Sorry. Not really a hundred percent with it today.
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>>1767032

I don't see a reason to apologize. We disagreed, you decided that I was right, and you said so. You have given an example of a perfect disagreement.

Right down to the people involved (me vs. anyone else).

>
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>>1767033
Yeaaaah, I have a habit of apologising for everything. Insecurities and all.

But yeah. You seem to have this all figured out. Which makes sense, since you've been thinking and talking about life and love for a lot longer than I have.
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>>1767034

Not an uncommon problem amongst the people here.

Well, I don't know. I think it's my introspective nature along with my experiences.
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>>1767035
Ah, okay.

Well, yeah. You seem like the kind of guy who'd know about this kind of thing, that's what I'm saying.
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>>1767036

For the life of me, I cannot fathom why people think things like this about me.
>> No. 1767093
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>>1767093

bhgfuyvgfc?
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>>1767122

fe;ldfbm/ksljbjkhkjhgc!!!!
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>>1767342

I SAY WHINNY!
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>>1767353
O rly?
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>>1767360

Yarly!

Also, you do not want to know the tags I found when looking for an image like that on Derpibooru.
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>>1766771
What do you mean?
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>>1771087

>There has been a lot of shit going on, lately (especially medically), and I do what I can to not give up. Self loathing is a particular bad habit to break.
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>>1771220
Heh, I guess I could say the same. Intestinal ulcers, a scar on my forehead from my last seizure, etc.
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>>1772489

Oi, goodness.
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