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Something wrong with the world?

Mon Oct 3, 2011, 5:02 AM
Is there something wrong with the world?

Aren't we often just complain and bitch about shit that's negative instead of lift up the more positive things so that more positive things can rise?

For every positive thought you can easily count 3 negative ones, often 3 reasons why the positive thought shouldn't/won't work.

Personally I'm in between careers right now, I'm shifting what I'm doing and trying to make up more or less what I wanna do the next time to come. I do have my job and all that so that's great but still I'm complaining. Doesn't feel right to complain over a lifestyle that's "great" when other people have it so dam tough. Make me feel like a bad person, which I'm not.

Dammit! Why can't one ever be satisfied about anything?! See me here, I'm complaining over that I'm complaining...

Take the chance, here's a whole journal for you to whine at, bring it!

/Rob

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AntiBaer Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
i know this topic is a bit dusty by now but i'm just checking up some news on deviantart...

personally i feel like some kind of dullness is spreading over the world more and more
i don't know wether it's just me growing up or so but.. recently i see A LOT of people every day on my way to the university sitting in the subway
and i can tell you.. it is really rare to see some genuine smile. and when i do see one i always have to smile myself that there still are people with positive energy in their day-to-day lives...

this does not directly relate to complaining and stuff but it feels almost as if some people WANT to look sad.. or emotionless.. or unhappy..

happy new year by the way!
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Photographer
Smiling are for the rich. We are all rich, personally, so if we keep smiling it will eventually spread on, it's contagious as hell :)
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Navrasend Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Student Photographer
Well, I'm complaining about complaining, that's tough)))
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
:)
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RawPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011   Photographer
haha, it's difficult, but you need to work yourself into a mindset of nonstop optomism. For the most part at least. No one can be happy 100% of the time, there's no such thing as a perfect life. I think we're all entitled to a little bit of complaining every now and again, as long as we acknowledge that things can always be worse and there is always something to be thankful for. :)
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Professional Photographer
:thumbsup:
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Kibikayuki Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
There's a lot of lack of common sense and honesty out in the world. I never know whom is dependable or whom I can trust, especially lately at work. Like... last month, a U.S. Marshall came through the back door and arrested one of our cooks because he was a fugitive from another state. None of us knew that at all and he seemed to be really nice. And there's always the idiot drivers. No one puts on their turn signal anymore so I never know whether I can actually cross the street safely or not. It's ridiculous.
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Professional Photographer
good read
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kuramay Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
...I complain about complains too. "Gee... don't we have better things to do in life?"
Well I guess people feel more strongly when they're against something. When we like something we just tend to take it for granted. XD
I don't think there's anything wrong with that. Positive changes happen due to people complaining.
For example, I think human rights is fantastic right now in my country. I live in Canada. We're multicultural, not very sexist, and gays can get married. But someone still have to complain (or rather, protest) about people being racist or sexist, cause it's still there.

...Well anyway, there's a lot of things wrong with the world. (Which is a good thing. Perfect world=bad, that's what I learned from all the utopian themed novel studies and short stories I read in high school.)
I think it's great that people complain. At least it means we have enough rights to voice our dissatisfaction. (If we have the right, then why not use it.)

Shifting career is a plenty good enough reason to complain. It'll probably make you feel better.
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Photographer
Couldn't agree more.
Yea shifting career hopefully will turn things around in the long run =)
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universalman Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Professional Photographer
The main problem with people today is that most of them don't think!

They don't realize that they are the makers of their own life & happiness,and the one s who do, every day struggle with the people who don't...
It is hard to stay positive when you are surrounded with people (parents,relatives,friends,coworkers...) who are not,and that people are not good for you, so you come to that point that you should have to think,you should have to decide... who you are...

Most of the people when it comes to that hard point,easily turn their back,mostly cause they are not ready for changes, but, the few see the opportunity to move forward in their lives, to be sincere and honest to themselves in the first point.

Start thinking guy's, you are the ones who you are surrounded with,they are your mirror, start making changes from inside, so that the changes could take place outside...
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Photographer
Nicely spoken.
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iceofwolf Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Very thought-nudging!

I'm not sure if it's the world or personal perspective. I try to be a very positive person and shear away the negativity. I also have almost zero exposure to the mass-produced negativity in media; I don't watch the news, listen to the radio or watch "reality TV" (or, really, any TV). And I try hard, real hard, not to read a single YouTube comment. Just watch the video, don't scroll down.

Is it the world or is it how you've poured your glass? I think it's a bit of both. I also think that some bad is required. How else would we judge how good something is, if not comparing it against the bad?
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Photographer
I've actually polled this issue way back, [link] and it brings up just this, that we need some level of negativity in order to have the positive things.
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iceofwolf Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Another interesting question. I'll see if I can put my thoughts to pixel later on.
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hybridgothica Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
There isn't enough positive energy going around and its sickening. 90% of the news is filled with negative shit. There are plenty of positive things going around yet no one is picking it up. The media is just mostly negative energy.
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XxXEmO-HaPpYXxX Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol easy just to live in ur own little dream world thats what i do realitys to depressing :D
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Photographer
Yea but what do you do when bubble get's boring? Mine's rubbish at the moment and I'm trying to find a way to make it better. Some hardcore things when all of a sudden your safety net is ripped from you and all around is areas of insecure and fragile living.
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XxXEmO-HaPpYXxX Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
hard one. I havnt been in a sittuation like that..yet. but just think of all the things that could have been alot worse and normaly i feel that little bit better
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endless-spirit Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011   Traditional Artist
The brain is made to feel that way. It is a hard way of learning to change that.
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Photographer
Indeed. What's getting me is that what I've spent the last 10 years building up for myself has slowly broken down and here I'm standing trying to work it up again. I just can't seem to find the right tools or material for that matter and I'm bummed out over it, badly.

Isn't life wonderfuL!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's in our nature to feed off the element of drama...It's why my favourite episodes of Oprah or Dr. Phil where always the really intense cases and I normally changed the channel on the good (i.e - boring) ones :lmao:

Maybe that's the reason? When things are going good it's boring. There's little to talk about, it's a perfectly straight line with no kinks. People don't like it when bad stuff happens but they sure love talking about it :lol:
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Photographer
I don't mind things happening or stuff changing. Change is almost always for the better. I've just seem to have lost my focus the last couple years. Which has been hard since I've worked more than I've ever worked in my life to feel better. Year in and year out of a downhill battle wears you out. I think I'm in a place where well, I'm here whether I like i or not, and I'm trying to get things straight.

Life so dam gnarly sometimes, goddamit!
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celestialsunberry Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yeaaaaaaaaa. That's why I ignore the news.
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Photographer
Don't, embrace it and take the good parts out.
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CheshireLies Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Lately I've noticed that people - be it online or in real life - have put me in to some sort of mental stereotype, and if I go beyond what little boundaries they've made, they flip out. I see people talk about their day, including some of their 'hobbies' like drinking, smoking, etc, in the chats. I don't do any of those, so I just kind of go along. No one seems to mind them talking about said things. But the other day I came in and offhandedly talked about a small party I went to, alcohol involved, and people gave me all kinds of shit for it.

=/

FEELS GOOD TO BITCH SOMETIMES I try not to mix my real life drama with the online, but in this case it's more of the online people being annoying anyway. While most of my journals are about my day to day life, I try not to bitch. Unless it's about something hilarious.

:glomp: People are silly, dun worry 'bout them.
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Photographer
Now the question lies, why do you have 2 different lives? I thought the sticker on people for being "decent folks" were that they was able to be themselves, even online.

We all have rooms that's built from your personality and when you put things on the wall or take something down, people notice and people care.

I know the world is a bit fucked up, I'm just tired my part isn't put together after all these years of working for it to be. I've spend the latter 7 years working with personal problems and they keep getting worse, that's a piece that puts your mood off sometimes I tell ya. I'll always be bitchin' about sometime, I need to :).
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CheshireLies Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
It's easier for me to do whatever online, but I still mostly stick to a certain way - myself. It's not to different lives, it's just easier for me to do what I want online. But still I don't push it, because I feel like I annoy people. This wasn't a 'they noticed and cared' it was a 'why are you talking about this' reaction. Yet other people, who talk about similar - or more extreme - topics, don't get any shit at all.

You're more than welcome to bitch to me, I'm not really great for feedback but I can listen and not judge. I just think people are so silly and I don't understand them. skdfjasdkfj. Meh.
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MarzEz Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
The media.
You tune into the news. What do you see?
People killed in wars. Financial crises. Murders. Bombings. Politicians spreading words of doom.
What was the last positive story you heard on the TV or the radio?
Is it any wonder we talk about the negatives when we aren't presented with the positives?
And why does the media only spread the bad news?
Well, I can answer the last question. Because bad news sells. For some strange reason, we like to know that things are going wrong in the world. Maybe, subconsciously, we just like to know that others have it worse than us, and we aren't doing so badly.
Anyway, that's it from me.
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Photographer
I'm not really sure we want to know things to feel better. I think we're all just curious creatures that interest in new things.
I think the main reason for why negative stories sell so good is that we want to "gather" information. Either to have things to talk about or maybe to learn from.

For me, personally, when I see all the bad things going on in the world it helps widen my mind on how much help you can give and offer to others. Also the fundamental state of the humanity rests in the fact we can show that we care. When you've gone through rough times or seen a lot of bad things I thin it's easier to meet others and level on terms of respect and living.
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MarzEz Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
But if this is the case, why don't humans seem to be as interested in the good news? It's still something to share and talk about, and we can still empathise with good news.
Anyway, it's just my theories. I may be wrong, I may not. I don't know, to be honest.
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