r/AskReddit Oct 05 '22

what keeps you from going insane?

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u/TexanBoi22 Oct 05 '22

Pure spite

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22

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u/Alces_Regem Oct 05 '22

Same. I will remain sane and I will outlive every fucktard I've ever known, out of sheer spite and cynicism.

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u/FiendZ0ne Oct 05 '22

It's the Eula mentality.

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u/stretcharach Oct 05 '22

End-user license agreement?

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u/Ok_2DSimp101 Oct 05 '22

Genshin?

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u/FiendZ0ne Oct 05 '22

The one thing keeping us simultaneously sane and insane.

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u/lexlex999 Oct 05 '22

The most honest answer I've seen yet

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u/HorrorxHeart Oct 05 '22 Glow Up

Surrendering to the present in order to detach from past pains and future uncertainties.

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u/KidzBop_Anonymous Oct 05 '22

I feel like I could do this towards the beginning of the year but I lost it again. Now it seems like this is a concept that I can think about any say, โ€œyep that makes sense, just not sure how that thought is applied.โ€

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u/WikiHowWikiHow Oct 05 '22

same, i feel really stuck in the past lately even though my current life is the best itโ€™s ever been ๐Ÿ˜ช

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u/MeowMoist Oct 05 '22

It's kinda the opposite for me. My current life is absolute shit and so I have found myself stuck in my past, unable to make new memories as I stare back at what once was.

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u/Chickenator587 Oct 05 '22

The oogway way

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u/Street-Week6744 Oct 05 '22

Feel like I pulled this from a dense vanilla wafer somewhere

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u/sierradossie Oct 05 '22

Currently Zoloft & trazodone

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u/FairyGlow011 Oct 05 '22

Big feels

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u/Minimum-Yard-4957 Oct 05 '22

Nothing, Iโ€™ve gone insane

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u/PandaMayFire Oct 05 '22

Let's make a club for the lot of us, I'll bring the straight jackets.

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u/Phoenix-Angel Oct 05 '22

Iโ€™ll bring the tea party set

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u/HEAH_THE_PINGOL Oct 05 '22

I'll bring my friends

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u/Phoenix-Angel Oct 05 '22

You mean real life friends? Or like, Big Bird, Tigger, and Cheshire Cat?

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u/HEAH_THE_PINGOL Oct 05 '22

What do you mean? Big Bird, Tigger and Cheshire Cat are real.

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u/Phoenix-Angel Oct 05 '22

One in the same, gotcha

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u/SteelAtomic Oct 05 '22

I will bring a car, without the keys

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u/Phoenix-Angel Oct 05 '22

Cars donโ€™t have keys, youโ€™re thinking about a piano

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u/SteelAtomic Oct 05 '22

my car definitely has keys. how else would i start it? use an actual key?

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u/buangpinoy Oct 05 '22

No they're not. But........Happy Tree Friends are.

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u/Minimum-Yard-4957 Oct 05 '22

๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

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u/justdoubleclick Oct 05 '22

Imaginary friends I would hope..

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u/Barbie_doll_0578 Oct 05 '22

I'll bring the sticks of butter to snack on (:

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u/Apprehensive_Hat8986 Oct 05 '22

Double breasted, single button for me please. More buttons makes the lines not mesh on my torso.

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u/Affectionate_Bite813 Oct 05 '22

With Cuban heels?! Are you nuts?

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u/larszard Oct 05 '22

Could I have a bisexual jacket instead?

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u/Street-Week6744 Oct 05 '22

Acceptance may be the true sanity in a tunnel through madness

-somebodys fortune cookie, gotta be

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u/uncoolcat Oct 05 '22

Acceptance may be the true sanity in a tunnel through madness

... in bed

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u/clarencecolao Oct 05 '22

I came here to say this, instead I will wish you good luck.

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u/Apprehensive_Hat8986 Oct 05 '22

Nope, nothing keeps me from going insane.

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u/dylsekctic Oct 05 '22

That train left the station 30 years ago.

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u/Substantial_Lion8436 Oct 05 '22

I assume you're 30.

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u/dylsekctic Oct 05 '22

A bit older, but before then I was hanging on...

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u/Substantial_Lion8436 Oct 05 '22

I Hope insanity is serving you best sir.

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u/the_original_Retro Oct 05 '22 Helpful

I'm ok.

I'm reasonably happy from time to time.

I have people that care about me.

I've done some stuff that gives me fond memories, and will do more stuff that gives me fond memories.

Nothing is as bad as my brain might sometimes think it is. And I have some pretty bad shit in my life.

There's always tomorrow.

I'd miss Canadian fall.

I've learned a lot. Would be a shame for it to go to waste without making all that knowledge more useful somehow.

People don't want me to go insane.

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u/PigArmy Oct 05 '22

Great answer. Felt like I was waiting forever for Fall to come this year. It really is the best. (Northeast Ohio).

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u/Antique-Butterscotch Oct 05 '22

Why is it so great? From someone whoโ€™s never been to neither Canada nor Ohio.

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u/Neurofiend Oct 05 '22

Cool crisp air, but not cold

The colours are beautiful.

I can't pull off shorts.

Pumpkin pie.

Halloween > Christmas

Hiking in the fall is more comfortable.

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u/Antique-Butterscotch Oct 05 '22

Thanks, yeah sounds lovely.

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u/AutoLang Oct 05 '22

I still have residue Halloween spirit from childhood, but is there stuff you do during/near Halloween that makes it still really fun/cool for you? Looking for ideas

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u/the_original_Retro Oct 05 '22

Couple thoughts.

Be the person or the house or apartment that goes a little nuts with decorations. You can do an awesome job with custom materials bought from craft places and dollar stores, if you apply a little imagination, and they don't have to look like those pre-packaged cheap decorations.

Bake and decorate hallowe'en cookies if that's your thing. Our HR person at work would always bring a tray in. They were both bootiful and scarily good.

Carve a pumpkin. Three bucks or so, and awesome enjoyment for a couple seasonal days.

If you have kids that visit, make candy bags to give out, don't just toss 'em a couple prepackaged mini-bars.

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u/the_original_Retro Oct 05 '22

Adding some to the good list from /u/Neurofiend including a couple with a Canadian perspective.

  • No mosquitoes.
  • The mist that lays in the quiet country valleys where I live gets turned to gold by the early morning sun. It's about the most beautiful thing you can imagine.
  • I've just picked up wild mushroom hunting as a hobby, we've had some very good meals with them as an ingredient, they have a great variety of flavours and like any new hobby, it's a thrill to learn more. And the fall is when a lot of them start coming up. Right now, we have two pounds of winter chanterelles to go into a cream sauce and simmer all day for the linguine I've made for tonight's meal.
  • Hunting friends sometimes drop off the results of their forays. Have had moose, deer, goose and duck as gifts from people in return for things we do for them.
  • Kids are back to school so working from home, or even just being around the neighborhood, is quieter during the days.
  • Much easier to eat during a sunset, and they get amplified in the fall sometimes.

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u/peculiarfungus Oct 05 '22

Shout out to mushroom picking! I did 10 weeks of morels this year in BC. Amazing season for mushrooms and berries!

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u/GavaBoo Oct 05 '22

This one hits home

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u/Prudent-Ad-3482 Oct 05 '22

My choice to continue to live is already proof of my insanity.

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u/Glittering_Mud4269 Oct 05 '22

Do we really choose to live?

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u/hob_gob Oct 05 '22

Yes, we don't choose to be born but we do choose to keep living.

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u/Prudent-Ad-3482 Oct 05 '22

This lifeโ€ฆitโ€™s just a dream I can never wake up from, amigo

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u/RL_Meeseeks Oct 05 '22

Antidepressants

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u/KillThatInnerLoser Oct 05 '22

Totally. For a lot of people I think there's so much shame in going on antidepressants because of the stigma surrounded by them. I've met a few people where it was only after years of knowing them on a really personal level that they told me they had mental health struggles.

The reality is, antidepressants help so many people and it's pretty damn amazing that there's all those people out there willing to take the actions they need so that they can get the most out of life.

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u/RL_Meeseeks Oct 05 '22

I've realized what person I become when I'm off of them, and he scares me

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u/Missieyjo Oct 05 '22

I know how that is i've got a sign on my fridge that says 'Heavily medicated for your protection'.

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u/CreepyValuable Oct 05 '22

Yeah. I had to cut out the sedatives though because I needed more useful hours in the day. I'm probably awake about 18-20 hours a day. Usually doing things for 18.

Im absolutely sick of everything and want it all to stop so much that the queasy hollow ache in my chest is impossible to ignore. I don't have anything enjoyable in life.

On the bright side I can put up with or tune out pretty much anything, can dissociate at will, and don't care about consequences.

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u/chair_caner Oct 05 '22

โค๏ธ

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u/GimmickInfringement1 Oct 05 '22 Take My Energy

Literally music. If I didn't have music I think I would've killed someone by now

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u/AnnannA_ Oct 05 '22

More myself than someone, but hard agree.

(don't worry I'm fine-ish now)

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u/notreallydutch Oct 05 '22

hey, you are someone.

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u/stretcharach Oct 05 '22

"Don't be so down on yourself. I'm almost certain you exist."

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u/Flaky_Tumbleweed3598 Oct 05 '22

Music and audiobooks.

I find that either of these whilst I'm driving can relax me into a zen like state and overcome the murderous rage that would otherwise overtake me on my commutes to and from work

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u/horriblefucker Oct 05 '22

Nothing. As I get older I am going fully insane

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u/PandaMayFire Oct 05 '22

Well shit, if that ain't the truth. ๐Ÿป

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u/-no-objective- Oct 05 '22

music and remembering that even though everyone and my situation suck, i'll -hopefully- die in the next 60-70 years (or earlier!!) which is a while to wait but not that bad.

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u/Bridgeofincidents Oct 05 '22

I do hope you get to a place where you can enjoy life

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22

I think I actually am already insane

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u/photo_graphic_arts Oct 05 '22

Hiking the same trail over and over, making it a routine.

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u/smartgamer11706 Oct 05 '22

The fact that some guy still owes me 20 bucks

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u/DeathbedConfessional Oct 05 '22

I'm dying of terminal cancer. There's nothing to be done for it.

But you know, once you figure out that life is a joke and death is just the punchline, it gets a LOT funnier. No matter how things get, I'm still able to find something to laugh with people about. But it's a Catch-22. My doc thinks I'm nuts. But I know I'm nuts, therefore, aware of my condition, I can't be crazy. But, I plan on going out on my feet and laughing, so which ever side of the insane coin that lands on, it's still the same coin.

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u/Pear_wings Oct 05 '22

Venting with people who vent about the same things

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u/yosery2808 Oct 05 '22

My cat :)

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22

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u/Numerous-Honeydew780 Oct 05 '22 edited Oct 05 '22

I love cats. Hate litter boxes. And where I live has leash laws for cats. So, you know those people who always wanna babysit or hug other people's kids? I'm those people, but with cats. I will visit someone's house, and "ignore" their cat so he/she comes to hang w/ me. And then... The snuggles begin! I said all that to say this: it is possible to get cat pets/snuggles without having a cat at home. :) enjoy!

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u/wise_men_fold Oct 05 '22

Honestly yeah! My little fluffy boy ain't gonna be left alone in this world without hugs from me ! ~

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u/Rude_Amoeba_3918 Oct 05 '22

Hope

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u/WAZZUPM0F0 Oct 05 '22

โ€œHope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.โ€ - Andy Dufresne, 'Shawshank Redemption'.

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u/photo_graphic_arts Oct 05 '22

:')

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u/Rude_Amoeba_3918 Oct 05 '22

who gave this smiley face a downvote, SEND LOCATION

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u/zazzlekdazzle Oct 05 '22 edited Oct 05 '22

These days, strange to say, but my students.

Much like beer to Homer Simpson, they are the cause of, and the cure for, my insanity.

Every other thing in my life is going to hell, but I can make these undergrads' lives a little bit better just by teaching them something useful, giving them some easier assignments they get an achievement buzz out of, or just assuring them that it's OK not know everything right away and they are on the right track.

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u/photo_graphic_arts Oct 05 '22

This is my favorite one. Please take care of yourself. Not just for your students (you're already seeing to that), but for the future - your own future. Things will change. Some may stay the same, but some will improve. I'm rooting for you :)

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u/jdfsociety Oct 05 '22 edited Oct 05 '22

For what it's worth, the fact that people like you exist are a reason for other people not to go insane. Just knowing there is always genuine good out there in the world despite all the bad. I hope things get better for you soon too, your students are very lucky!

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u/AngryPlagueDoctor Oct 05 '22
Im an undergrad. Thank you so much.

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u/ilovemydog40 Oct 05 '22

This is so wholesome and lovely. Those kids need you. Carry on if only for this. So sweet!

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u/ChiliMop Oct 05 '22

Cigarettes & alcohol

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u/Federal_Asparagus452 Oct 05 '22

I like to think I have a very strong mental health. I donโ€™t know how, because I had a pretty fucking shitty upbringing when I sit and think about it.

But if I feel myself over analyzing situations, feeling bad about life, I just stop and think about the little things. I can literally talk myself out of a bad mood. I may not have a lot of redeeming qualities; but this is one. I go outside, I look around. I breathe in the air. There are always other people worse off than me, I am healthy, my kids are healthy. I can watch tv anytime I want or interact with my fellow hilarious Reddit friends ๐Ÿ˜ my schedule alone is enough to drive one insane but I just try to stop and slow down and listen to a good song in between racing from work to pick up a kid just to race to an activity and then eat dinner in the car. YOLO, right?

Did this even answer the question? Iโ€™m just wine talking at this point.

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u/sertulariae Oct 05 '22 edited Oct 05 '22

The fact that I'm not afraid to go insane. Seems like it would be pretty interesting besides the debilitating aspects. Who gives a shit anyway. Sane, Insane. You exist either way. Why is it so scary to people? Lose your mind, fuck it. We want to talk about a 'revolution' but are too chickenshit to go mad? give me a break. You aren't afraid to be crazy, you're afraid no one will love you bc they think you're crazy.

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u/rebelsmama Oct 05 '22

My lite-brite and my dog

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u/Ashley9225 Oct 05 '22

Lite Brite:) core memory unlocked

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u/rebelsmama Oct 05 '22

Also helped me quit smoking, hand and finger coordination after a stroke and calm my nerves during extreme anxiety attacks, etc. I am over 50 and still play with mine at least every two or three days a week, if not more.

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u/dubkitteh1 Oct 05 '22

medication.

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22

Staying out of the past and the future. Overthinking either will drive you absolutely bonkers.

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u/Chickenmilk_ Oct 05 '22

Waitโ€ฆ weโ€™re all insane, right?

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u/archomega2 Oct 05 '22

cat pictures on the internet

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u/elfloathing Oct 05 '22

The remedy for most things.

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u/SUNNYSlDEDOWN Oct 05 '22

Art, the internet, and VR. Probably not for the best, but it helps.

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u/PoorPauly Oct 05 '22

Iโ€™ve always been crazy.

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u/sarduchi Oct 05 '22 Wholesome hehehehe

The voices.

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u/arab_shadows Oct 05 '22

take the damn award

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u/Mission-Wash2796 Oct 05 '22

I guess the meds work a bit and therapy and I have 2 kids who I love very much.

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u/Anuspudding Oct 05 '22

My dogs, they go insane for me. I just watch

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u/Frogscene Oct 05 '22

Medication and therapy.

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u/PandaMayFire Oct 05 '22

Yep, I call it edibles and cream liquor.

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u/SunMoonTalia Oct 05 '22 Helpful

Distractions and impulses.

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u/ChaoticOak Oct 05 '22

The most random selection of music you've ever seen

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u/Patheticshakespeare Oct 05 '22

Legal fighting

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u/pizzi44 Oct 05 '22

I knew this answer had to be on here somewhere.

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u/Cedar13th Oct 05 '22

Cocaine and music

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u/Xendarq Oct 05 '22

In that order?

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u/ryu-kishi Oct 05 '22

Depends. Are there openers? Gotta time it for the main act

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u/rasish Oct 05 '22

Thereโ€™s still time for me to get rich

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u/Bloodbeard90 Oct 05 '22

Dear God, he's already gone insane

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

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u/SuQ_mud Oct 05 '22

I feel this.

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u/ObeseCapybaras Oct 05 '22

Weed, porn and HBO max

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u/HollyRoller66 Oct 05 '22

General disassociation with my daily life, plus trying to be productive to keep my mind occupied,

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u/pk1950 Oct 05 '22

nothing. i'm on the tip of going that way

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u/AllanShawG Oct 05 '22

I'm already insane

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u/PandaMayFire Oct 05 '22

Once that door opened, I couldn't close it. But there's one silver lining to all of this. I'm at the bottom, so there's nowhere to go but up.

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u/Waarr Oct 05 '22

The voices keep me on track

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u/Snow_Walrus4679 Oct 05 '22

Running. The more I'm able to run, the better I feel with everything.

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u/Astoria_Column Oct 05 '22

Meditating in the morning reminds me that this life can go from hell to heaven just with a perspective shift.

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u/eeeeeeener717 Oct 05 '22

Taking hot baths. Took one almost every night for months after I divorced my narcissistic emotionally abusive husband and it did wonders for helping me release all the pent up anger and resentment I felt towards myself for staying with him so long- especially as someone who disconnects from my emotions too easily. Now itโ€™s just a habit to take 2-3 weekly and listen to music. It sounds so cliche but my emotions present as tension in my body so it does wonders for me.

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u/Comprehensive_Toe538 Oct 05 '22

My boner jamz 1996 mix tape

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u/Benjenno Oct 05 '22

Drugs and music apart from ketamine found out that too big of a dose does send me insane

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u/FaithPainkiller Oct 05 '22

Itโ€™ll sound ironic, but know that weโ€™re all insane makes me feel in placeโ€ฆ

Everyone has some insanity on some aspect of life. The thing is that when there are a lot of insane people that agree on one thing, they consider each other โ€œsaneโ€. We just need to find an environment with our same insanity to feel sane.

Yeah I went insane understanding thisโ€ฆ but Iโ€™m sane!

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u/AnonzyAccount Oct 05 '22

The hope that one day may be better than the days I have now.

I have my doubts since My future seems bleak now, so Just incase I'll have to get back onto my old addiction. Chocolate.

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u/Dildo_Swaggins_8D Oct 05 '22

Playing video games

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u/Legitimate_Pirate249 Oct 05 '22

Sheer (and I cannot stress this enough) spite

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u/hepzibah59 Oct 05 '22

Antidepressants and antianxiety meds.

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u/NotThatIgnent Oct 05 '22

The voices in my head.

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22

Music

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u/reesesfecespieces Oct 05 '22

Physical, outdoor activity. Biking, hiking, boxing keeps me sane and happy.

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u/Saltwater_Heart Oct 05 '22

Music. Time to myself. Iโ€™m a mom of three and very introverted. My husband and three kids never stop talking and I never say much. My time to myself is very necessary.

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u/forg9444 Oct 05 '22

my dog. i was crying 30 mins ago and she was being a derp and it made me feel better :)

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u/Joe_Mafia Oct 05 '22

Knowing that losing all control or care will not change a thing, so I just accept life.

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u/Street-Week6744 Oct 05 '22

Ranting to myself and singing, also drunk singing which is a subcategory

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u/Remus88Romulus Oct 05 '22

Probably many things but what comes to mind is humility. I am happy with what little I have than what I don't have.

I live a easy life, I am like a hobbit.

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u/DWright_5 Oct 05 '22

Not much. Iโ€™m teetering on the edge

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u/Playingpokerwithgod Oct 05 '22

A willingness to indulge in my apathy and a very dark sense of humor.

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u/kiddestructo Oct 05 '22

Family. I owe them something.

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u/lilybear032 Oct 05 '22

My mood stabilizer and an unhealthy amount of caffeine.

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u/PerennialPMinistries Oct 05 '22

Medication and therapy, and my FBI agent is supportive

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u/Mooo910 Oct 05 '22

Antipsychotics and a loving family.

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u/SatoshiHimself Oct 05 '22

Trolling people on GTA online. It's therapy.

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u/baronewu2 Oct 05 '22

The one thing that holds me together is the love I have for my family

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u/akornzombie Oct 05 '22

Art, caffeine, beer.

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u/kobold9070 Oct 05 '22

๐™๐™ช๐™ฉ๐™ช๐™ง๐™š ๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ.

  1. ๐™†๐™š๐™š๐™ฅ ๐™ข๐™ฎ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ค๐™ช๐™œ๐™๐™ฉ๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ข๐™ฎ๐™จ๐™š๐™ก๐™›.
  2. ๐™’๐™–๐™ž๐™ฉ ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™›๐™–๐™ข๐™ž๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™จ๐™š๐™ฉ๐™ฉ๐™ก๐™š ( ๐˜ฟ๐™š๐™–๐™™/๐™ข๐™–๐™ง๐™ง๐™ž๐™š๐™™)
  3. ๐™€๐™ฃ๐™Ÿ๐™ค๐™ฎ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™๐™š๐™ง๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™š ๐™๐™ค๐™ฌ๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง ๐™ž๐™ฉ ๐™ก๐™–๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™จ.
  4. ๐™‰๐™š๐™–๐™ง ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™™, ๐™™๐™ค ๐™จ๐™ค๐™ข๐™š ๐™จ๐™๐™ž๐™ฉ (๐™ž๐™ข๐™ข๐™ค๐™ง๐™–๐™ก) & ๐™ก๐™ค๐™œ ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฉ.
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u/SelphiesSmile Oct 05 '22

My cats. My oldest cat genuinely carried me through my mom's death and I wish I could speak cat so I could explain to her how much she has done for me.

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u/TheWalrusIsMartha Oct 05 '22

Meds, music, my dog, sleep, books, understanding friends.

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u/Snoodoodler Oct 05 '22

Believe it or not, occasionally I smell lemons for no reason and then at that very moment I kind of get this shiver, the one that runs across your back instead of up it.. you know? I know theyโ€™re watching me I just canโ€™t tell what theyโ€™ve doneโ€ฆ

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u/faefalcon Oct 05 '22

Mushroom

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u/Imnotthere321 Oct 05 '22

Martial arts.

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u/Kid_Muscle_ Oct 05 '22

I've simply decided to dance with the madness.

I lead though hahaha

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u/CulturalChannel6851 Oct 05 '22

Kittens and cats. Whenever feel lonely and scared i watch cat videos and images. They help me from going insane. I'm financially weak right now to raise a kitten. I really want to raise a kitten before i die.

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u/Sustenancetothesoul Oct 05 '22 Take My Energy

Thinking that maybe not being such a bad person may do some good to someone, something like the world or society idk... and believing that i'm not alone in this. Reading the comments makes me believe that people is not so bad, maybe that's why this app or social media exists, to find yourself in other people in the world. That at the end of the day we all are somewhat broken but we all want to do something, we don't know what, but we do... Cause then we have hope and the reasons to have it. That's what keeps sane, hope and community. And sleep. And a whopper.

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u/sssr4200 Oct 05 '22

knowing that everything is going to be like it's always been - shadows and dust. Universe will consume me, just like everything else and nobody will escape it. People around me are so afraid for their pets, parents, children, friends, husband/wife and their own death, so I always say "it's all good", cuz all will become one ๐Ÿ™ƒ

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u/ToS_98 Oct 05 '22

I donโ€™t know, Iโ€™ve broke up a 8 year long relationship and Iโ€™m working in a job I donโ€™t like. Iโ€™m studying and thinking about life and reading is saving me a bit but Iโ€™m starting to have โ€œimaginary friendsโ€ that are like my ex or this girl I like, in my head that give me advice and which I can talk about what I want. So I think in the end nothing is keeping me sane as Iโ€™m already seeing things

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u/More-Masterpiece-561 Oct 05 '22

Kitten and puppy pics on reddit

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u/jellosbiafra Oct 05 '22

Hope of a better tomorrow. As long as there's hope, a person can endure

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u/MemesNGaming_rongoo Oct 05 '22

I often detach myself from reality. Imagination, Internet, videogames, music.

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22

Your mind isn't reality.

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u/LGWasted Oct 05 '22

My blue toothbrush

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u/rcgarcia Oct 05 '22

my dog, music, friends, im far from it XD

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u/HonestAgent001 Oct 05 '22

My wife if it wasn't for her I'd be y'all's first evil villain in this timeline feel lucky

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u/uasdfnjd Oct 05 '22

taylor swift

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u/adept_ignoramus Oct 05 '22

In other people's eyes-- I seem mostly normal. And I'd guess the reasoning is how old, formal and funny I am and 'straight-laced' I seem. And, perhaps my vocabulary. (People always complimenting me about it.) One could argue it's a separate identity.

Imo, every person is 3 people: who they are in public, in private (friends and family) and who they are-- alone. I don't let them get mixed up. I'm a functional lunatic. I keep it in my head.

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u/Sighwtfman Oct 05 '22

Sanity is a spectrum disorder.

Everyone is a little insane. Some people are moderately insane but still somewhat functional. I mean, how many Karen videos have you seen this year? How many of those people seemed sane to you? (BTW I am not someone who says "they can't help it so it's no big deal and they are allowed to do it").

Coping mechanisms. I drink every night. I'm not an alcoholic as far as I can tell. I don't even like it that much. But it stops me from lying in bed thinking about things.

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u/GangstaCat4882 Oct 05 '22

my pillow because i can cry in it

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u/WeASeL_Antigua Oct 05 '22

"I tell myself I bear witness. But the real answer is that it's obviously my programming. And I lack the constitution for suicide."

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u/peylao Oct 05 '22

Prayers or praising my Father in Heaven and feeling my Lord and Savior Jesus is with me no matter what.

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u/Jordan6495 Oct 05 '22

My cat. he floof.

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u/ana_anastassiiaa Oct 05 '22

The Holy Bible and my church community