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Old 09-07-2020, 04:10 PM
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The last few months have been hectically eventful in many ways for many people, while unprecedentedly somnambulant for others.

I'm wondering how many have made a permanent change in their lives because of the pandemic or the economy or the political situation.

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Old 09-07-2020, 04:37 PM
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I will likely forever re-think the kind of relationships I will indulge with family, former co-workers, and even some "friends", because of the changes in the political climate in the country.
I realized that I really did not know some of those people so well, and don't think that I want to, anymore.
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Old 09-07-2020, 06:13 PM
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You joined :ff:.

Your life will ... be the same.
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Old 09-07-2020, 08:09 PM
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I will likely forever re-think the kind of relationships I will indulge with family, former co-workers, and even some "friends", because of the changes in the political climate in the country.
I realized that I really did not know some of those people so well, and don't think that I want to, anymore.
:word:

And after decades of elders doing their best to teach me a sense of civic duty and to listen to experts, it was all horseshit. They’ll Do as they please when it pleases them to the tune of a symphony of excuses and get irritated with my mask wearing/hand sanitizing because what would experts know. It’s common sense, people.

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Old 09-07-2020, 09:03 PM
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I used to be younger. Like before I started typing this even.
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Old 09-07-2020, 11:25 PM
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It's hard to say what's permanent at this point. I mean, I've gone a bit more feral since the pandemic, and I'm thinking I might keep it. I don't think I'm going to get haircuts anymore, and I've blurred the lines between pajamas and outside clothes.

I'd also been amping up my homesteading crap even before everyone else got on board like with sourdough and canning and stuff, but I'm getting better and more productive at it, and I think I'll keep up with that.

I'm slowly gravitating toward an old-timey Eastern European peasant thing. And I'm definitely ready to revolt.
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Old 09-07-2020, 11:33 PM
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I have fully embraced a socialist politics and for the first time in my 50+ years of life in the US I think that's a genuinely dangerous thing for me to admit.
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I have simplified many things, thanks mostly to extraordinary privilege. I don't go to stores any more; I do not miss that. I do not go out to eat any more; I miss that a little. I do not travel any more; I am surprised I don't miss that. I do not owe a dime to anyone for anything; I never will again. I still have more things than I would like; it will be physically easier to get rid of them after the pandemic. I will retire the moment we are economically able to do so; I do not understand people who find personal fulfillment in their work. I do not feel the need to be polite to fascists any longer, no, not even if they are family; it is up to me. I no longer have any illusions about the number of stops between what may be a final election in the U.S. and being put in a camp; I have contingencies, but I don't know if they'll work.
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It's hard to say what's permanent at this point.
I know! There is much that i miss and wish back, but on the other hand, I'm very much hoping a lot of the status quo is dead and gone. Be hard to unravel the one from the other.

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I don't think I'm going to get haircuts anymore,
I've taken up the hedge-trimmer method. Get up in the morning, look in the mirror and snip off whatever sticks out. Works a treat. ... well, unless you have long hair, of course.

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and I've blurred the lines between pajamas and outside clothes.
Yay, longjohns!

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And I'm definitely ready to revolt.
Well, aw-right!!:wave:
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Computer service in an era where computers arrive glued shut from the factory degrades into a career of social media herding -- a literally fathomless pit of make-work and borderline spam with no success condition.

I've pretty much swapped careers by this point, which mostly suits me. Working at the water plant means I get to build stuff again, learn stuff again, design stuff again, make meaningful decisions again.
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