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DrSteveBrule
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Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2009
10843 posts

re: Wanting To Give Up and let the Coronavirus Defeat Me
Honestly just stop being a pussy and get some perspective. You know how many people who died prematurely of cancer, car accidents, murders, etc. Would give anything they could have to still be here alive even in in this shitty situation?

We will get past it. The entire world is going to learn something from this mess. We have been fortunate in our lives to not have been forced to enter the draft or deal with any other major catastrophes that put the entire world on hold. We were well overdue for something to happen. We will learn from this and things will eventually be better than before this whole thing started.


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whit
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pbro62
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re: Wanting To Give Up and let the Coronavirus Defeat Me
Geaux play in the street


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Mr Clean
Columbia Fan
Iberia Parish Prison
Member since Aug 2006
42424 posts

re: Wanting To Give Up and let the Coronavirus Defeat Me
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While others at least have family, spouses, kids, heck even pets, to be with during this crisis, I am all alone.


I was alone

And then I adopted a pit bull

Life is good


Grateful Reb
Ole Miss Fan
Member since Apr 2011
3736 posts

re: Wanting To Give Up and let the Coronavirus Defeat Me
Well, the good news is that this will all pass at some point and everything you’ve listed as a problem is something you can fix.

So, yeah, maybe instead of whining to a bunch strangers you could start listing out the things you want to change and then go live the life you want when this passes.

Or indulge in more self-loathing and seek attention on the internet. Up to you I guess.
This post was edited on 4/1 at 7:14 pm


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Lsupimp
Colorado Fan
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Member since Nov 2003
65890 posts

re: Wanting To Give Up and let the Coronavirus Defeat Me
An existential crisis is not a rare thing. Life IS suffering. You can’t escape it. And you can’t be happy all the time-its not humanly possible. So you have to pursue a MEANINGFUL life knowing that pain and unhappiness and loneliness is part of the human condition .

If you are socially isolated, I would suggest a few things. One is meditation/reflection. If you are a reader- I would read or listen to some of the Stoics, like Marcus Aurelius- learn how they dealt with suffering and doubt. And then I would engage the natural world with a vengeance. Get outside and walk your world. Sit on the grass, go for a hike, plant a garden. Reflect and kind of deep dive on the nature of man and the human condition to fortify yourself BEFORE you get back out there socially after all this passes. Eventually you will have to engage though. Make a new friend, ask someone you trust for advice . A career change might be part of that, maybe a change in location etc. You don’t have to accept your current status as permanent. You can make the changes you want to have a fulfilling life.



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Oilfieldbiology
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Member since Nov 2016
16056 posts

re: Wanting To Give Up and let the Coronavirus Defeat Me
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I'm completely lost at this point and have no clue what to do. While I won't commit suicide (trust me I don't have the guts to do it, lol) part of me would be okay just falling asleep and not waking up. My dreams are better than my reality. So many of the people who are dying from the Coronavirus shouldn't die, they have so much more to offer the world than I do. If I could transfer the Coronavirus from them to me I absolutely would.


Go volunteer somewhere. Seriously. It will help you have a purpose, let you accomplish something, and even give you some community


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Bunk Moreland
Michigan Fan
Member since Dec 2010
28823 posts

re: Wanting To Give Up and let the Coronavirus Defeat Me
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I was alone

And then I adopted a pit bull

Life is good


I saw a sticker on a car the other day that read "judge the deed, not the breed."

Anyway, I am not unlike OP. But, things aren't all that bad right now as long as you're not really suffering economically. Get out for some exercise, it will do you a ton of good and you'll see a lot of people out there. Enjoy some different drinks at night. Smoke some weed. Whatever. It will probably be a few months. It's sucks not seeing family. Do a zoom conference. I hadn't seen a group of friends in years and it was a blast having us all drinking and reminiscing on one of those.
This post was edited on 4/1 at 7:28 pm


Mr Clean
Columbia Fan
Iberia Parish Prison
Member since Aug 2006
42424 posts

re: Wanting To Give Up and let the Coronavirus Defeat Me
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Bunk Moreland


Say hi to Jimmy McNulty


TT9
Alabama Fan
Global warming
Member since Sep 2008
82952 posts

re: Wanting To Give Up and let the Coronavirus Defeat Me
Coward


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Bunk Moreland
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LetsgoGamecocks
South Carolina Fan
Member since Sep 2014
1625 posts

re: Wanting To Give Up and let the Coronavirus Defeat Me
Get some exercise daily. Lower your alcohol intake.


Higgysmalls
Ft Lauderdale
Member since Jun 2016
3158 posts

re: Wanting To Give Up and let the Coronavirus Defeat Me
Come live with my kids for awhile and you will be begging to be back home alone


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RichJ
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The land of the CoonAss
Member since Nov 2016
1401 posts

re: Wanting To Give Up and let the Coronavirus Defeat Me
Pussy...


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UncleRuckus
LSU Fan
Member since Feb 2013
5294 posts

re: Wanting To Give Up and let the Coronavirus Defeat Me
35 isn’t old. Stop throwing yourself a pity party and make the life you want.


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Grinder
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2007
368 posts

re: Wanting To Give Up and let the Coronavirus Defeat Me
Get a dog


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TigerAreFreakinCool
LSU Fan
Member since Mar 2020
19 posts

re: Wanting To Give Up and let the Coronavirus Defeat Me
You could volunteer to help somewhere and do something with a purpose. You will meet people along the way. The longer you sit there bored and alone, the more depressed you will get.


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Penrod
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2011
15393 posts

re: Wanting To Give Up and let the Coronavirus Defeat Me
Get a dog. Seriously, that could make a world of difference. I could give you advice, but others far more eloquent and wise have already done so. Here:

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.[3]


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Champagne
TBD Fan
Subjugated USA
Member since Oct 2007
37654 posts

re: Wanting To Give Up and let the Coronavirus Defeat Me
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The world I knew just a month ago is gone and it'll never return.


You have hit the nail on the head here -- the domestic USA will never be the same after this is over.


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Pecker
Tennessee Fan
Rocky Top
Member since May 2015
13137 posts

re: Wanting To Give Up and let the Coronavirus Defeat Me
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I'm 35 now and the Coronavirus has exposed me for the sad man I really am. While others at least have family, spouses, kids, heck even pets, to be with during this crisis, I am all alone.
I can help you but I'm going to need 6-8 months of your devotion


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