New DS2 player here. Started this week and I've played about 10 hours give or take, just finished with Skeleton Lords. But I'm having a blast and I'm wondering why this game always seems to be considered the one the community doesn't like?
I've played most of the other Soulsborne games. Started with DS3, then Bloodborne, and now I'm playing DS2 and DSR. And honestly I'm having way more fun with 2 than 1. Like 1 is good, but i enjoy the movement and combat mechanics of 2 a lot more. I'll admit boss design can be a bit weaker than 1 or 3, but it's a really fun game for me and I'm really enjoying exploring.
I ask this question because I started reading more on Nietzsche and his philosophy. His ideas are beautiful, but I can’t seem to buy that he himself actually overcame suffering like he says we should. His life was plagued with pain and discomforts but the man seemed miserable until he passed away completely delusional. I might be wrong here but even philosophers like Arthur Schopenhauer argued for a kind of asceticism to stop suffering, but it doesn’t seem like he really lived an ascetic life. Should we dismiss these philosophers? If they couldn’t live up to their ideas how can anyone else?
I just finished another book I bought based on goodreads reviews and ratings and I hated it. Granted, I kinda got sucked into some super popular trending books, and while I enjoyed some of them, I wouldn’t recommend a single one of them! My all time favorite book has like 6k reviews and only 3 stars, but I adore it and have reread it many times! Ratings and reviews have their place, but in the end, every book is a risk and an adventure!
I've been sitting here for the last half an hour hoping to help someone, anyone, and get me my medals. Just browsing reddit and listening to the lava crackle.
Finally I get a summon! I'm excited, I'm happy, I load into the world and you stare at me in unmoving silence. I bow in service to you. Before my bow is even complete, you are already using your Black crystal...
Was it something I didn't say?!
It's part of the reason I keep to myself so much as a NEET and have isolated myself for so long, not just physically but also mentally and emotionally. It makes me fear no one will ever relate to me and think I'm just being entitled and whatnot. I've actually had the experience of people in my family basically saying that I've got it easy because "not everyone gets to stay at their parents' and play video games all day." And that just makes me feel like I have no right to complain, even though I know that's not true.
Everyone has their own difficulties. The reason why the family member I'm talking about said that to me was because they actually suffered physical abuse from an alcoholic parent, and a dysfunctional and abusive mother. They think that because my parents basically never abused me physically that they didn't abuse me period. If you know about emotional abuse you'll know that's not the case, but that's not how they saw it.
In fact, many people suffer horribly with things like psychosomatic issues and even worse because of that kind of trauma. People that others say seem "so well put together" and "had such a great childhood" end up suffering horrible fates and people think it was magic that caused them that pain. People don't understand emotional abuse because some just think all you need to do to take care of a child is give 'em food and that's it. But it's not. Food and shelter are the absolute bare minimum.
I've been wanting to post for a few days now on here but haven't felt up to the task up until now.
I'm (24F) working with people who are way older than me (at least by 10 years) and some of them constantly complain about high school kids being too sensitive and making fun of their mental illness diagnosis. Why do they do this?
Edit: worded better to not be biased.
Edit 2: due to my laziness of not specifying the age better, I now have to work double the effort of correcting. Anyway, I mean Boomer and Gen X. Not the other 30yo I work with. The closest difference between me and the second youngest person is 10 years, heance the original text and usage of the phrase 'at least'. Also, the generational labels are not THAT important when I alrdy put ADULTS adults lol
Edit 3: so many americans got to this wow (I'm 9371 miles away from y'all). Thanks for the comments. I actually went through them all. It gave me an insight of why they're so...blergh. But also, will help me navigate how to help them be more compassionate, if needed.
Edit 4: we don't work with the kids. We teach the kids, at a school, as teachers.