I know it’s the Covid pandemic, but it feels like the degree I got is limiting myself from most jobs (B.S in Environmental Geological Sciences, Geographic Information Systems minor), and can’t find a generic full time job to save my life.
Most of the good entry geology/environmental jobs want 3-5 years of work experience, a masters, and a bunch of certifications from god knows where. Don’t have that, and you qualify for a shady job testing dirt for construction workers.
I wish I did accounting or IT support; something with more options and less competition.
Edit: Damn this blew up more than I thought it would. I appreciate everyone sharing their perspective and giving suggestions. I’m honestly at my wits end here, but that’s a lot of people rn.
I have been diagnosed with severe ADHD at every school I've ever gone to (My family moved every year starting age 5 so I've been to 15!) I've been recommended to take medication for it so I can actually get good grades, do my work, and make friends without being a huge spaz, but my parents are very anti-medicine and medicality in general so nothing ever got done.
I'm 21 and finally took the initiative (Which wouldn't have been possible without my wonderful GF finding me a doctor through her family who cares about his patients) to get on medication, and the world feels amazing for the first time ever. I can comprehend conversations without getting lost, I can focus on the things that I'm doing, basic chores and showering/brushing my teeth don't feel like pulling teeth. I don't feel like I'm on speed or anything, or like a zombie, just normal me, but my brain FINALLY WORKS for the FIRST TIME EVER!
Part of my favorite things is how much better at COD I am. That might sound dumb, but I've been playing this series every year since I was 11, and I've always kind of sucked. I've hovered at a 1~ KD or just below/just above in every COD, with my lowest being Cold War at 0.9 and my highest being BO4 at 1.4. My aim and reaction time have always kind of sucked because I can't focus - if I try to camp I always get sidetracked, thoughts enter my mind that pull me away, and rushing has been a HUGE no-go because of how bad I am.
Now that I'm medicating for my ADHD, I can finally focus on the game. I don't constantly lose track of what I'm doing or where enemies are. I can FINALLY actually take gunfights and win!!! I used to only use shotguns because I can't compete on rifles, and now my rifle KD is higher than my shotgun! It feels so bizarre and alien to me that I'm now the one jumping around corners at people with an assault rifle and rushing.
The SBMM hasn't caught up to this yet, so I've taken advantage of it and played FFA all day today. I placed top 3 in all of the 13 games I played, and got 1st place in all but 2 of them. My average SPM for the last couple days has been 1,100, which my average is usually around 530. My KD went from an average of 0.98 to 2.42, and my overall average KD has gone from 0.98 to 1.16 in just 2 days! I finally know what it feels like to be an above average COD player!
I've put so much time and effort into getting better but could never conquer the ceiling of how bad my brain is at focusing, but I've FINALLY conquered it. It feels so a... keep reading on reddit ➡
Everyone does it. Even I do when I think I see something that tickles my humor. But I’m self aware enough to realize that I wouldn’t want some other punk kid take a picture of me while I’m in any compromising situation.
Some contrarian with a law degree from google search university will undoubtedly say ‘its legal on public areas’, but there are community standards. Surely you wouldn’t want some dude outside an all girls school take pictures of your daughters or nieces legs even though ‘it’s legal on public grounds’. The point of the example is there are standards.
Without contexts, it just looks weird when someone takes a picture of people and then posts it on social media for jokes and likes at someone else’s expense.
For some background, I was recently diagnosed with cancer about three months ago. It's treatable and I'm currently talking with my doctors about treatment plans and everything else that goes with it. My grandma died in January 2018 of cancer. She had been fighting it for almost 15 years before her death. My dad was devastated. Understandably he didn't take my diagnosis well. Before I got sick we had an agreement of once a month we would get together and make dinner and watch movies or play a game. We’ve been doing this since middle school. After my diagnosis we moved it from monthly to weekly, not only for him but bc I needed the emotional support. My BF has stated that he didn't mind missing out on Fridays for me to spend time with my dad.
A group of my coworkers like to all get together after work on Fridays and drink and just have a good time. They say it's to release the stress from the week or whatever, I've only joined them once and decided I really didn't like it. So even before our weekly get togethers I didn't go. One of my coworkers, Stacy, decided she wanted to invite me. Every. Week. She wouldn't take no for an answer. It's been happening for almost 7 months now. She asks me to join. I tell her no, she gets offended and says that its team bonding. Well, I guess Stacy decided to go behind my back and ask one of my other why I wouldn't join them and this coworker told her about the Friday dinners. Stacy took this and ran with it. By the time next Friday came she had cornered me in the doorway as I was trying to leave and asked me to join, I said no and she gets right in my face and started ranting about how weird it was that I go on dates with my dad and that Friday nights should be spent out with people my age. That's when my boss turns the corner and she turns to my boss and asks him if he thinks it's normal to have "borderline incestuous date nights" with your dad.
I didn't take that well and started yelling back at her something along the line of her being a hateful cunt who probably had a deadbeat dad anyway and that she wouldn't know a healthy relationship if it bit her in the ass and she needs to leave me the hell alone before I report her for half the shit she had pulled on me this year.
I went to the bathroom to calm down really quick and a few of my coworkers followed me in. They said I was a major asshole for yelling at her the way I did and that she was just trying to get me to join them and make me feel like part of the group. N... keep reading on reddit ➡
I know this is a distinguished and stickied post and that I'm proffering this as a moderator of this sub for the purpose of educating people, but this is also a personal post for me as a user.
As you probably have heard, Sherry Pie informed the world today that they have Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). They told Tamron Hall about their diagnosis as a way to try to explain the emotional abuse and manipulation they inflicted on their multiple victims.
I felt it was important to have a discussion as a sub about BPD and abuse, because the dominant cultural narrative about this topic is often misinformed, ableist, and one-sided.
#What is Borderline Personality Disorder?
BPD is a form of mental illness that is theorized to be the result of trauma experienced during childhood at times when the child is still developing their sense of self. People who suffer from it tend to experience mood swings, a fractured sense of self, and intense and irrational fear of abandonment. People with the disorder are prone to extreme black and white thinking (everything is "all good" or "all bad") and which one a person or thing is can change rapidly.
At its core BPD makes it hard for a person to feel a strong sense of internal identity. People who have it are prone to dissociating -- feeling like you are existing outside your body or like you and your body aren't real. They also experience chronic feelings of emptiness and suicidal ideation, which often results in impulsive self-harming behaviors like cutting, substance abuse, spending sprees, unsafe sex, and reckless driving.
People with BPD may have a history of intense, unstable relationships. They may grow close to people extremely quickly, but also cut people off just as quickly to pre-empt any perceived or actual abandonment that may come from the other person. People with BPD may have patterns of idealization and devaluation with their friends, family, and loved ones, swinging from loving them intensely one day and hating them the next. This "splitting" as it is sometimes called can be triggered by even minor or ordinary events; for example, an intimate partner deciding to go on a business trip may be perceived by a person with BPD as an indication that their partner intends to leave them for good or cheat on them while out of town, with no actual indication that the partner has any trouble with their relationship.
Historically BPD has been considered difficult to treat. Personality disorders don't really dev... keep reading on reddit ➡
And no, I’m not vegan or vegetarian. Meat on pizza is fine, great even. A pizza loaded down with so many different meats that chunks of sausage fall off when I’m trying to eat it is not even appetizing. There are so many contrasting meat-flavors and I really don’t understand why it is so popular. I truly think some of its popularity stems from some weird place of machismo and anti-veganism. Many of the same people who order meat lovers pizza turn their nose up at even the mention of vegetable toppings. And you know what? There are some bomb ass pizzas with veggies on them.
Reddit posting old pics had me thinking this. Dude was picketing at an age when most of white women faulting him for the tone of his voice would probably be calling the cops.
They're still accusing him for not being enthusiastic enough at the inauguration lmao. Even after Bernie sincerely campaigned for Biden and did whatever was asked of him. Goes to show you can cut out your heart and offer it to The Cause and they'll spit on you all the same
Obviously it still has some effect but my first thought when I see an ad is lol nice try fuck off
I have a few creative hobbies/passions that I enjoy doing. Video production / film making, music production and screenwriting. Whenever I share my work online I always get a lot of praise and recognition very quickly. People seem to really enjoy my writing when I share it online. I started a youtube channel where I make cinematic videos / short films using a certain video game around 6 months ago which gained 2000 subscribers and half a million views in less than a month. Similarly with the music I make, I've had millions of views on youtube over the years and have had thousands of likes and really positive comments.
This all sounds pretty good and promising. But I have a really serious issue with sticking with things. I have these really strong, spontaneous bursts of inspiration and motivation in one direction where I'll become obsessed with the project I'm working on. So much so that sometimes I wont eat or drink enough because I'm so fixated on the project. I'll miss out on sleep too. It's like I'm on autopilot, I don't even need to try, my brain just automatically comes up with things and everything just clicks. I'll spend all my waking hours either working on the particular project, or I'll be thinking about it and coming up with ideas for it when I'm not able to work on it. This period of motivation only lasts for 2 weeks or so at most though, then I completely crash. I lose all inspiration and motivation and basically do nothing for anywhere between 2 to 5 months. Then one day, at random, the motivation comes back and I start absolutely killing it again. But I'll never have two motivated periods in a row that focus on the same thing. One time it'll be writing, then months later it'll be video making, then music. I really want to stick with one thing and grow my skillset and improve my abilities. Constantly switching between things just doesn't seem to be a good way to monetize my creative output (which is my dream)
I know I'm talented enough to earn some good money with these creative endeavours but unless I'm in one of my spontaneous motivated periods, I find it absolutely impossible to work on anything. I just can't seem to force myself to sit down and do it until one day the inspiration comes out of nowhere.
Has anybody got any tips on how to force myself to work on things when I don't want to? I know consistency and continued hardwork is the key to success but I really struggle with it.
I'd just like to share my feelings on how Genshin evolved from being one of my favorite games in a long time to being the truest love-hate relationship I've ever felt with a video game.
In the beginning, I was hooked. The beautiful graphics, phemonemal character design, very fun and polished gameplay, enjoyable story, incredible open world, and fantastic music sucked me into this game and I was loving every second. I was addicted, and I played day in and day out. But soon I found out that those were the only things keeping me playing, as my disdain for the game systems grew rapidly as I approached the endgame loop.
The endgame content loop is embarrassingly lacking in content and the content we do have is repetitive, uninteresting, and unrewarding. Time to start preparing for your AR50 ascensions? Buckle in because you're going to have to farm the same Resin boss 15-20 times. The 17th kill was definitely just as interesting and fun as the 3rd. To progress your characters, you'll be farming the same exact domains, facing the same exact waves of enemies, in the same exact order, on the same exact battle field hundreds of times over and over. This is a bit disappointing. More variety would go a long way.
In combination with the previous point, I can't talk about the endgame loop without mentioning the lack of Resin, and how that translates into how little content there is in a day. You knock out your daily commissions in 5 minutes, and blow through your Resin in 10-15 minutes. Perhaps every 3 days you mine Crystal Chunks and this adds 10 minutes to your gameplay. Even at best, you're looking at 20-30 minutes of gameplay a day. As far as Ascension materials go, I've stocked up on so many that I don't have to do mini bosses for a long time (merely because I was enjoying the game so much that I had to force content out of the game.) On a final note, it's upsetting to see most people gave up on talking about the Resin issue. Understandable, but unfortunate.
Weekly bosses should not have a Resin cost and Prototype drop rates are too low. Being forced to use one day's worth of our Resin for talent upgrade materials and the laughably low chance at Prototype drops each week just sucks. And saying "you don't HAVE to" just isn't a valid argument. The potential for talent upgrades and Prototypes means if you choose not to do your weekly bosses, you're just plain wrong for not doing them.
Artifacts feel very unfair. Make of it what yo
I can look for job postings no problem, but actually writing an application shares the top spot of anxiety-inducing things in my life with university exams. Every job I've had I got through connections that let me skip writing an application. I'm not sure how to start/structure an application, there are TOO MANY tutorials online with too much detail that I can't process. I get incredibly self-conscious about every sentence I try to write because I feel like I have to bend the truth at best to present myself as an acceptable hire (for student jobs that don't even ask for any particular industry expertise), and feel frightened of being "exposed" when I can't fulfill whatever expectations I'm creating. When someone else has read over what I've tried to write it has almost always been deemed "unnatural" sounding, which doesn't surprise me considering how hard of a time I've had squeezing out any words at all.
I've recently come to realize that I'm probably not the only one with this particular issue. Does anyone else have experience with this kind of anxiety, and advice on how they've learned to deal with it?
PS: more data on myself: Male university student in mid-20s living in Germany, diagnosed and treated for depression, anxiety isn't a permanent state of mind for me, just appears consistently when dealing with particular issues like the one described here, university exams, and many social interactions with strangers.
EDIT: Thanks so much for all the helpful replies people, I'm going to bed now but will check tomorrow if there have been more responses.
I’m going to paraphrase Dela here.
Are the storylines we’re getting from the likes of Silky and Kandy pushed on us the viewers, or are they being created because the viewers demand them in the first place?
The loud, over-the-top, argumentative characters are not just the product of a particular queen’s brand I believe. They are being created through situational placement and editing to an extent; and sometimes a character is kept around for what some claim is entertainment value.
Are we as viewers in love with those storylines? Do we want more of them? Or do we find them off-putting?
Comes without saying, no queen should receive hate over a reality TV show. Talking purely about the watchable quality of the show itself.
Gordon’s a real terror on the battlefield, and everyone knows it. Barely a day after the Resonance Cascade, elite HECU troops are treating him like he’s a massive threat; setting so many traps and ambushes specifically for him that it’s cartoonish overkill.
Somehow, Gordon plows through all of them without serious injury, killing hundreds of elite soldiers and destroying tanks, helicopters, gun emplacements, invisible ninjas etc. Not to mention all the dangerous Xen wildlife and military.
His HEV suit is tough, but as we see from Opposing Force and Blue Shift, it’s not that any stronger than the security guard’s vests and the HECU armour.
Upon his return in Half Life 2, the very fact that he’s alive is treated as some kind of incredible threat by the Combine.
The Resistance even seems to buy into the Freeman legend long before Half Life 2, in Half Life Alyx they thought the prisoner the combine were so frightened of was Freeman, not the G-Man.
Gordon steamrollers through Overwatch and Civil Protection just as easily as the HECU, blasting his way into the most heavily guarded Combine installations and surviving all their ambushes.
Dr. Breen even lampshades this in a speech to Overwatch, he was whining about how genetically modified heavily armed elite soldiers weren’t able to take out one man.
Canonically, Freeman never had military training. At most, he spent a couple dozen hours with basic firearms training to qualify to use the HEV suit.
My head canon is that the Half Life protagonists are all temporarily “blessed” by G-Man to have incredible luck, because of how he can manipulate timelines or probability or whatever.
With G-Man’s favour, bullets miss by inches, environmental “puzzles” always have exactly what is necessary for a quick solution, supplies are plentiful and no one gets killed by freak accidents like breaking ladders, falling debris, getting trapped in a pit etc.
Kind of like the Marvel superhero Domino’s power, except not as glaringly obvious.
Gordon happens to have had G-Man’s favour for long enough that he became genuinely competent at being a one man army.
This is all well and good from an audience perspective, but what did the Combine, Resistance, HECU and Nihilanth think? How did they try to rationalise Gordon’s inexplicable badassery?
Breen seemed confused. The Advisors seemed surprised and frightened. The Resistance don’t say much to Gordon’s face about it, but I’m sure they talk behind his back. The Vortigaunts tr... keep reading on reddit ➡
Sorry I'm a lil buzzed and I want to rant on behalf of my friend! >:(
I'm trying to buy some for her because I'm buying some for myself and I thought it would be a nice gesture. I used to work in a lingerie store and have personally fitted her recently so I feel comfortable in knowing her size (42G in the +0 method - she bought a couple of bras after I fit her and was thrilled with them).
Anyway, mine are in my cart on Amazon, and it's ~$24 for six bras. Then I went to go find a pack for her and... they don't really exist. I'm lucky if I can find ONE "plus sized" sports bra for $24. Not only that, but the ones that do exist don't go up to a G cup. Most don't go past DD! WTF is that?? I'm a DD and my boobies are pretty average sized, I think (again, +0 method). I'll admit that once in a while I'm guilty of some breast envy and during those moments I feel like I would happily deal with shopping issues to have some big knockers... but I never actually tried shopping for a huge size. I didn't doubt it was difficult, but I didn't realize that, again, it's impossible to find anything for the same price as an "average" size. It's almost impossible to find anything at all.
It's fucking discriminatory and I'm going to give her a big hug tomorrow, as well as still buy her a couple new bras even if they're pricey! Fuck sizism!
This is striking me we have sunsetting which could have made exotics relevant but i can think of many exotics that are just bad plain and simple. Ruinous effigy(sorry if i butcher the name) is USELESS after it's unecessary nerf, traces apart from divinity while fun irrelevent, prospector, 2 tailed fox, death bringer, leviathan's breath,hardlight,skyburner's,polaris. What the last time you seen a person using borealis, darci or merciless? Merciless doesnt even function. Most of the y1 exotics have been completely outshined by the new exotics and its sad cause i want to use the deathbringer,i want to use leviathan's breath, i want to use thundelord or queen breaker in endgame content, but it hinders my ability to actually have an impact. Its sad to see unique weapons like deathbringer never see the light of day
I haven’t really seen a full on discussion about this so I wanted to start the convo here. But I also want to warn y’all, don’t make this into a “but ___ is worse” type of competition. Because it just derails the discussion and the other partners deserve their own separate posts about it.
That being said, anyone else notice how many scenes and moments Spoby have onscreen where Toby is being physically aggressive? I know that on its own isn’t abuse but it is a red flag. He has come WAY to close to hitting her, more than once, it’s just always made me uncomfortable. Especially because it was normalized/romanticized and they just played it all off as “protective boyfriend goals😍”
And not to forget when he joined the A team. Just the way they tried to spin the narrative to make him look like he was only protecting her at the end bugged me. He did drive her literally insane. Did he even end up getting useful information for the liars out of it?
Also his entire superiority attitude. I mean Spencer is never really controlled by him because she’s independent and headstrong, but he does try to be controlling, with the way he often shouts at her and gives her ultimatums or demands.
And the times he’s made her keep secrets for him from the other girls, like with when he stole the RV from Mona. Honestly I don’t view him as a loyal person, when u review his actions he seems like he’s mostly in it for himself.
Im not gonna deny the times where Toby had been a good person tho, I personally LOVE his character seasons 1&2 but the later the show went on the more he changed from the sweet genuine boy who means no harm, to a self righteous cop with anger issues.
I hate to say it but I do think Spencer makes him worse, he seems more caring towards others when they’re not together, but it sucks to say because it’s not Spencer’s fault at all. I feel like if it weren’t for the fact that Spencer is such a likeable and popular character people wouldn’t ship spoby. Cuz I honestly don’t see the appeal in their relationship when you break it down to its bare essentials. I just don’t think many ppl realize Spencer could do so much better in terms of finding a better match. But again this is all personal opinion :)
Where do I start, in season one I loved Shane because he was the definition of a badass, as the seasons went on I’m like damn 😂he was pretty racist earlier seasons threatened a woman with rape, and had sex with a girl that was barely legal, even with all that I still find myself feeling sorry for Shane when he puts himself in bad positions😭
Examples include: Porn creates weak men. Promiscuity makes damaged women. Noone should watch porn ever. You are a broken human if you watch porn. You are married and watch porn? What kind of degenerate are you? And so on and so forth. Enough.