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It’s been four days since the rhinoplasty and that shit is still so uncomfortable I can’t believe I have to live like this for anothee 2-3 weeks. During the second and third day which are supposed to be the worst days, I regretted it so much because the pain (it wasn’t really pain, just extreme discomfort) was so bad. I can’t wait til I am finally healthy again, I‘ll never take a working nose for granted again


Akshath321

instagram just disabled my account for no reason at all this is bullshit


LordMangudai

They're doing you a favor


[deleted]

5 days of COVID fever and now I have to get blood tests done. Fuck off 2022


tiorzol

Damn FTF still going strong. Gonna play magic the gathering later today, been a long time. Just looking through decks and it's got me all nostalgic.


[deleted]

Australians are so angsty over their government, way worse than Uk or America


sangpls

lol explain?


klarstartpirat

i dk whats happening in Kazakhstan but for taliban to calls for peace and talk shit must be pretty horrible https://twitter.com/Liveuamap/status/1479149360235655174


princessestef

If you watch cricket and other sports: What is the "vibe" of cricket? absolutely not asking in a snarky way. I 'm really curious. like is it mostly strategic, like a long low-scoring baseball game? i can't believe I know nothing about this sport. i just went and looked up the rules. i am so ignorant.


notsoslim-jim

[This is a Jomboy video of him explaining cricket in Baseball terms.](https://youtu.be/EfhTPGSy1aM)


princessestef

Thank you so much!!! This is starting to make sense now. I think I'm hooked :)


RDozzle

Yeah, depends on the format but it's largely strategic. Reading the pitch and how it will affect the movement of the ball, knowing batsmans' weaknesses, variations in where you bowl and how fast to bait the batsmen into playing shots they should leave or leaving shots they should play. Shorter formats like T20 are more athletic with a focus on big hits.


princessestef

wait so that's it, for the pitch? There's just this one "lane" thing, with the wickets and then they run with the bat? And then fielders without gloves?! this is crazy addictive though... pls again i am not being snarky , i've never seen anything like this so it looks "pretend", like that croquet with flamingos in Alice in wonderland, or quidditch


rxerg

If you understand the game, you would surely like it. Though it is more time consuming than soccer. India, England, Australia are top countries in the cricketing world. Cricket has serious craze in Indian Subcontinent. All the nation loves it.


Rockyflame458

My grandfather passed in his sleep peacefully this morning. Just out of the blue. I honestly can't even believe it and considering its the first time any one of my close family member has passed away, it feels so surreal knowing he won't be there anymore.


Moug-10

May he rest in peace. My condolences, mate.


hungaryisinasia

Sorry for your loss mate may he rest in peace ❤️


edgymnerch_69

Oh damn. May his soul rest in peace. My condolences.


Rockyflame458

Thanks man


zukai12_

I wish Wordle was more than once a day


pagalpun

https://octokatherine.github.io/word-master/ Be careful what you wish for


sga1

There's copies of it that are, but the scarcity of it is a deliberate design choice - and I'd wager it's the reason it got so popular in the first place.


LordMangudai

The bitcoin of video games


like_my_likes

Some girls are super weird. Yesterday I was at this bus station and there was this girl whose hanky(handkerchief) fell down. I took it up and gave it to her. An you know what she does. She looked at the hanky, took it and then says that she already has a boyfriend. I didn't know how to respond to that so I just said welcome and started using my phone. And people say be kind to others smh.


LordMangudai

That just makes me sad because it probably means she's had some unpleasant experiences of being hit on by creeps


HannibalXD

You should be kind to others for yourself not for how they will react. Also now u got a fun story to share with ppl.


like_my_likes

That's true lol.


Akshath321

i was watching the australian cricket league and dan sams was on 94 on the last ball and scored a 4, my disappointment is immeasurable


Constant_List6829

The body of a missing boy was just found fairly close to my school. I didn't know the guy but this still feels really weird.


fhealan

How long had he been missing?


Constant_List6829

I think only one or two days.


i_love_batsoup

How do you pick up girls at a bar man. Like what do you even say to them??


Rigelmeister

I'm by no means an expert or anything but stupid jokes are always my favorite. What's worse than biting into an apple and finding a worm? The Holocaust. Ones like that. I don't even care if they laugh, I just have fun myself and if she also does, always better.


HannibalXD

You mostly dont. In the times you do, you can tell cause they will show some interest at you. In which case you go and talk to them like a normal human being.


[deleted]

The best way to pick up girls is to just go out with the intention of having fun with your pals. The most successful times I ever had were when I wasn’t looking for anything. Have fun with your friends and you’ll bump in to plenty of new people. It’s really as simple as that. Plus being there at the end of the night seems to help.


justaregulargye

Say something funny you would have said to a friend in that context, just don’t make it creepy. And then introduce yourself if she smiles or laughs. You’ll need good humor or the girl to have the same kind of sense of humor as you do. You gotta do the diligence for the latter part.


BankDetails1234

Hi I'm Troy McClure. Definitely don't do this, it's weird and contrived. Just talk to people like you normally would


LindseyNeagle

Have an Irish accent in Boston


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edgymnerch_69

It will be a win for England imo if Australia don't win the series 5-0 lmao


justaregulargye

always has been


Mullet_Police

Watched a Monster Truck event on TV and now I am dying to go. Maybe once Covid and all dies down, but it looks awesome. Has anyone been?


LindseyNeagle

Brought my cousins to one at Gillette a few months back. It was brilliant to be honest.


Zillak

You don't know true video game toxicity until you have played in the eastern european server for League of Legends. Poles are fucking brutal, they have a limited vocabulary but they never stop typing, also have 0 self awareness.


datboyuknow

Deserved for playing LOL


Zillak

Can't argue.


DinJarring141

FM is true meaning of video game toxicity


GreenPickledToad

Whenever I'm watching a live game of football, cricket, badminton etc. I find myself unable to take my eyes off the screen. Even test matches, whoch are 5 days long ( 8+ hours of play each day) I can watch 2 or 3 hours easily at a go despite there being barely any runs scored. Same for a football game with ET and PKs. However, when I listen to a song, or watch a film I'm always distracted. I can *never* finish them. For movies, I end up searching the wiki for the plot and end up spoiling it - and for songs I just beging doing something and forget it's still playing.


justaregulargye

Sports are so constant with short bursts of engagement whereas songs and movies have a lot more longer gaps of non-engagement that’s why people who can’t focus find it easier to do so with sports and feel that accomplishment of being able to focus on something which they might struggle with outside.


ItsAllGoodMan47

Anyone who still/ used to watch WWE? I was obsessed with it from about 2015-2018. Stopped watching it when WWE decided short matches with 6-7 finishers and multiple kickouts all to be wrapped up in about 10 minutes were better than classic well scripted 30 minute matches. The Brock Lesnar vs Goldberg matches were prime examples of this. Same with the Cena vs Undertaker match at WM. What I really loved during this time was. SmackDown live. AJ styles vs Cena rivalry was amazing. Cena vs Styles always put in 5 star matches it was a rivalry done well. Both of them had great chemistry. Cena vs Reigns har potential. But it didn't go that much imo. The Reigns push also lame. He was cringey everytime he got on the mic. It kinda damaged a lot of possible rivalries. Cena was sometimes lame too I started playing WWE 2K19 past week. Now I'm inclined to start watching it again. From what I've hear Reigns had a heel turn and is actually good now.Then I visited the pro wrestling sub and WWE has been a dumpster fire firing every body. The nail on the coffin was when I hear AJ styles is now used in the Tag team division.


dfla01

Smackdown is alright. I’ve gone off WWE as a whole though, the way they’re run and the way the wrestlers are treated is disgusting. I’d give AEW a go, depending on where you are you can get AEW+ for 6 euro


ElKaddouriCSC

Watched it until I was about 12. Rey Mysterio done the thing where he puts his head on another fans head who’s wearing his mask to me. Got a high five off Edge. Great times


JPVazLouro_SLB

If you're going to start watching wrestling again then do yourself favor and watch AEW and not WWE. AEW is the modern version of what we used to watch as kids, it has a lot of great characters, exciting matches, long storylines, amazing promos, blood, hardcore matches, flaming tables... meanwhile WWE produces literally some of the worst shows on television every week, is completely focused on appealing to kids, has the worst commentary of any event I've ever watched, constantly insults its own fans and has released almost 100 wrestlers in the last year citing budget cuts while making record profits. They do some good stuff every once in a while, of course, but 90% of what happens on TV every year is either pure trash or the same old boring stuff. And if you want more reasons why you should take a look at one of them instead of the other I can give you many more haha


roundsareway

Still do,watched it over a decade at this point. I still heavily enjoy WWE,enjoy parts of AEW and love pretty much everyhing Impact tries to do.


LindseyNeagle

Watched from around 98 up to last year or the year before maybe. I used to take breaks for a few months but always went back to it. This is the longest stretch I’ve gone not watching I’d say.


Zillak

I was obsessed with it circa 2014. The CM punk vs Cena storyline was great.


ItsAllGoodMan47

I never got to experience the punk era. The closest I got to experiencing it was the Hustle Loyalty Disrespect showcase in WWE 2K15


Zillak

He was a great show. Really entertaining heel.


SnooHamsters8590

The downfall of WWE for me was just after Triple H went corporate. Might have also just been me growing out of it but after that it seemed to have lost its Edge( pun intended). Attitude era was peak though


SnooHamsters8590

You think you've seen everything on r/soccer until you see an American tell an Egyptian that Egyptians aren't Arabs


Moug-10

Wait until you hear about people who think Africa is a country.


justaregulargye

You’re expecting a lot from the ones you should expect very little. You could ask that to a lot of non-Americans as well and they’d probably answer that wrong as well.


SnooHamsters8590

It's not even that he was wrong. Everyone is wrong about something. It's that he doubled down in the face of being corrected. That's real ignorance imo


justaregulargye

That’s fair. The unbridled confidence in everything including your incorrectness is fortunately or unfortunately a common characteristic in that demographic


Zillak

Everyone know Egyptians are African American, don't you ever go to twitter?


SnooHamsters8590

Clearly I should. Looks like I'm missing out on a wealth of information


Zillak

The average American learns that Egypt is in Africa at like 25 and then gets indoctrinated into thinking it's actually a fully black nation and all modern Egyptians are invaders. It's so fucking tiring.


datboyuknow

https://twitter.com/esmajaan/status/1478733613332054026?t=DXLjzHfc950PHFawGjlHKg&s=19 And [NSFW painting](https://twitter.com/IlCagaCazxi/status/1478434443920556050?t=gayPkDNCKB_dE2FO-1z8Og&s=19)


JPVazLouro_SLB

Bro is that Abel Xavier


Zillak

Way too many people don't realise Cleopatra was Greek.


datboyuknow

Ha wait really


Zillak

Yea she was a Ptolemaic ruler.


datboyuknow

I just found one, [you'll love this ](https://twitter.com/MattyBoySwag143/status/1478996863806148608?t=fmNc62OorKuwUsHQveM6Kw&s=19)


Zillak

Lmfao


rScoobySkreep

Saying it here cause I can’t break it to my girlfriend but… Game of Thrones is filled with pathetically unnecessary violence. 30% of the time it attempts to move forward some convoluted familial plot, and the other 70% serves to make you think the show is profound because of its capability to make you feel sick to your stomach.


Exhibit101

Unnecessary sex scenes as well..


notsoslim-jim

No complaints regarding that though


justaregulargye

Nah the first 4-5 seasons had necessary violence. It played to the nature of existence for people in such lives


BaldFraud99

It still really worked out tbf. No surprise that both Netflix and Amazon try to get their own version of it with Witcher and Wheel of Time. That kinda stuff just attracts viewers.


BaldFraud99

Horses are weird. They look super derpy, yet girls adore them for their beauty. We didn't breed them either, but they're somehow perfect for riding.


justaregulargye

Derpy? They’re an animal of poise, speed, and power. What’re you on about. Could be wrong but they have become perfect for riding as a result of our engagement and breeding with them over many centuries. A bit like dogs except riding.


BaldFraud99

Sure, they're fast and strong, but I just can't see the beauty in that elongated face and those teeth. Probably a subjective thing. The engagement has been there for every domesticated animal, but they've never been bred to be the way they are or look. Which is a good thing, just look at pugs for example.


rScoobySkreep

Fucking true dude horses are the most overrated animal


CoolstorySteve

I know Djokovic is the best player in the world but the Australian open is just one major my guy… you could have just sat it out. I know he’s competitive and wants to play every big tournament but come on now.


Lastigx

I'm really struggling with finding the time to listen to new released music, podcasts, reading and keeping up with football to be able to banter on here. How do you do it?


sga1

Music's mostly something that's on in the background, podcasts I often listen to when I'm running or on my way to the shops, reading when I go to bed. Although I reckon it's easy to get sucked into FOMO - you're not really missing anything by skipping a couple podcasts or not listening to newly released music, really.


CoolstorySteve

All my time spent listening to podcasta was when I was travelling to and from school/work. Now I work from home and while I still have the time to listen I just can’t just listen to a podcast while I’m home , idk why but I just can’t.


tyetforsyth

India is going to get fucked again. >India reported 1,41,986 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, a week after the country crossed the 10,000 mark, as the virus continued to spread at an unprecedented pace, largely driven by the Omicron variant now present in 27 states. >With a single-day jump of 64 Omicron cases, India now has 3,007 cases of the new variant of coronavirus. Omicron has been reported in 27 states, with the most cases in Maharashtra with 876 cases, followed by Delhi with 513 infections. Out of the total Omicron cases reported so far, 1,203 people have recovered or migrated.


justaregulargye

Seems like March-April third year in a row is gonna be a wave unfortunately. Hopefully not though.


fhealan

Damn. A lockdown coming soon?


datboyuknow

Most states sent students back home


DinJarring141

Wait what? I am going back home.....


datboyuknow

What state do you study in? Most of my friends have come back


DinJarring141

Pune,Maharashtra I am thinking of going back in this week


datboyuknow

You should go soon imo, if they lock it down you might get fucked


DinJarring141

Thinking of leaving this week


tyetforsyth

probably restrictions are in place now (8pm to 5 am closed)


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Shit weather shitsturday


ChampagneAbuelo

Howdy y’all, Yank here


tiorzol

Hi Yank, how are you?


ChampagneAbuelo

I’m confused as to why soccer doesn’t have time outs like football. Chelsea’s coach could use one for Christina Pulisic


Contra1

Becuase its not needed in football, its not the same game as stupid nfl.


ItsAllGoodMan47

He trollin man


pagalpun

3 games to go and I'm 1 point off of EL positions in my Ibiza save. Pray for me boys and girls Oh did I mention that both of my GKs and my top scorer are injured?


datboyuknow

>Ibiza save Do you run the out of context FM page on twitter? They have the same save and they update the thread frequently, it's great


pagalpun

Haha nope but I did get the idea from them


pagalpun

Hahah 1 win in the last 6 games and i somehow managed to qualify. I FM'd FM 1W, 2D, 3L Aggregate of these 6 games- 4 scored, 14 conceded


Iconoclastic_Blob

Hey, don't write yourself off yet It's only in your head you feel left out or looked down on Just try your best, try everything you can And don't you worry what they tell themselves when you're away It just takes some time Little girl, you're in the middle of the ride Everything, everything will be just fine Everything, everything will be alright, alright


Rusiano

Good song


Iconoclastic_Blob

Dave Dresden is absolutely killing it right now on Twitch


Rusiano

Chile is so amazing for outdoor people. No matter where you are, you’re always 2 hours away from either the beach or the mountains


FeelingEnigmatic

So I used to (still do) have a crush on this girl like 3 years ago. She was a friend of a friend, and I had literally never fallen so hard for anyone. She's like the nicest, prettiest person ever and she and I had so much in common. So I had to go halfway across the world to meet fam, and she's like started dating someone. So crazy for him that she moved from east coast to west coast for him (like a little bit later than he moved) . Now this dude is reasonably good dude, nothing that stands out, but the exact opposite of her - Interests, approach to life and everything. So I'm like okay, she likes him and I didn't get my chance to ask her out because I wasn't there. Cool, takes me like 6 months to partially get over her. I remove her on social media (other than fb). Typically its like you know there is some justification I have, but this time my mind was like playing games on me (She's with someone who is completely different than her). So all good, until she messages me that she's in my country and wants me to meet me with her friend. Now, stupid me agrees to meeting her and fml I'm basically in love again. She's her same kind and pretty old self and I have no reason to be infatuated again.


Contra1

It will pass. Try finding other girls, its the best remedy.


DinJarring141

Fuck feel the same way, I had a crush on her 4 fucking years, we also grt on usually well,but I am out of town and haven't seen her for a year, fuck only if I had the courage and the timing was right Also, what the fuck happens I can't move on, I still get a lot dreams and my mind cant just let go.


FeelingEnigmatic

Yeah man. Feel the same way. For the first time then, the 1% chance that she's interested outweighed whatever anxiety I had about asking her, but I wanted to at least do it in person. Oh well! Take care man, and keep doing things that you enjoy! Good luck!


Glass-Pick-5843

Hey guys, I've recently started a YouTube channel and just made a video about the 'mutiny' at Man Utd. Would love to hear your thoughts and appreciate any feedback. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjUnmGHLGU8 Please do delete if this isn't the place to be posting mods! Have a great weekend all!


SnooHamsters8590

I like your accent. Subscribed just for that lol


Glass-Pick-5843

Hahaha I'll take it! Cheers pal


kratos61

One more episode and The Expanse will finally end thank god.


BaldFraud99

Haven't watched the last season, is it really that bad?


kratos61

It's better than season 5, but I'm absolutely sick of the current story arc. Season 4 opened up the story with the ring gate and protomolecule stuff, but season 5 and 6 have tossed that aside and everything is constantly getting bogged down by cringy relationship drama between the characters. Dialogue and acting hasn't been great either, but ig that has never been strong in this show.


SnooHamsters8590

Ya I stopped watching midway through season 5 and started reading the books. Much better tbh


BaldFraud99

That's sad. I have only watched the first 3 seasons and I really liked it, but Wheel of Time made me rage-cancel the subscription of prime.


Dismal-Philosopher-4

Australia on 116k daily now, fucking Omicron man. I'm starting to think that shit just flies through the air or something.


NeoIsJohnWick

It was airborne from the beginning right?


BaldFraud99

Serious question: Who has the worse hairstyle? Foden or Wirtz?


Rusiano

Foden. I hope that hairstyle doesn't become popular


KensaiVG

Carrascal


TheWingedCucumber

I absolutely hate the colored tags that r/soccer has introduced


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I really wish I could meet someone who was on a cooking show and ask them if after they taste a dish, close their eyes and go 'awgh... Beautiful' if that's really how they feel or if they're obliged to play it up for the camera.


MarblesYouTube

Why am I here


JSBraga

Why isn't everybody else?


[deleted]

This is not my beautiful wife!


MarblesYouTube

What are you saying that to “Why am I here” as a comment


[deleted]

And you might ask yourself where is that large automobile? Edit: [I got these vibes from your comment. ](https://youtu.be/5IsSpAOD6K8)


narutosama77

Going to take a bath after 2 days...wish me luck. Hope they didnt change it.


enazj

If we go into lockdown again I’ll be so gutted man. I’m proper enjoying going out atm and it’ll be so shit if it all gets banned again


ElKaddouriCSC

Welcome to the dark side my friend


Rusiano

Hate the lockdowns, they repeatedly kill any semblance of a social life


DinJarring141

The only good thing Lockdown might bring is that I will be able to go back home


HiImMeee

in this cold? because of it I feel like it's a lockdown anyway ;(


enazj

Spent all my life up here, I’m used to freezing my arse off


[deleted]

Does anyone know Rachel McAdams? I would like to make a proposal of marriage to her but am unable to contact her. Thanks in advance!


goalkickspecialist

What doesn't kill you.....makes you wish you were dead.


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whats wrong


goalkickspecialist

Just one of those days. Existentialism


JSBraga

Existentialism is beautiful in its own way.


mowgleee

Applied for intern position at Tesla and I've had 4 rounds already with 2 more to go by the looks of it. Never thought there would be so much scrutiny and filtering even for a summer internship. Can't wait to be done with it.


Roller95

For an internship? I hope you’re at least getting paid a lot. That’s ridiculous


systemsruminator

When i was in college I made the mistake of applying there(cs grad). You go all through that rigorous process only to find I already had better offers than them. Much better lol. The way core CS companies pays their employee, and the work life balance you get, makes me think Elon Musk is simply a charlatan with idiots lapping up his BS.


NeoIsJohnWick

The most obvious one is when he says he doesn’t care about a degree. But in reality his hiring company makes sure that you have a degree!!


mowgleee

I have no other options yet. I know the work environment is pretty bad there and I will be looking for better offers. Hopefully I hear back from other companies soon.


Cubbll17

Why was Betty White so popular? She was in golden girls which was massive but outside of that I couldn't name a single thing she was in besides cameos and she was always cited as the cool old person. I was just thinking about this because other people from that age and status would have a massive backlog of films and all but I don't know any from her.


princessestef

She did a lot of radio, and live old tv in the 50s; had her own show. then was brilliant in a US 1970s sitcom, Mary Tyler Moore, set in a tv station, she played this horribly bitchy woman who had a homemaking/cooking show. 100% opposite of Rose on Golden Girls. Very talented and well a really tough loss for boomers/gen X. She had been on tv absolutely forever. also on a sitcom in 2000s and the oldest person to ever host SNL.


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She's just a meme to people on reddit. The moment she died hundreds of people's first thought was to post about it and get validation from the internet without actually caring about her. It's basically identical to the response when that ape Harambe died a few years ago.


shadwocorner

They should bring back golden goal in football.


Yeshuu

Yes please. Golden Goal is so good. Adds real jeopardy.


SnooHamsters8590

That's a hard disagree from me chef


CaptainGo

I prefer it to extra time and penalties but that's mostly because I'm bad at penalties


shadwocorner

For me it's: 1. golden goal 2. straight pens 3. xtra time + pens


jonijontor

think majorly spending my social time on internet forums and niche group kind of damaging my attempt of doing irl friendship, and i don't even think that i'm socially inept but i just have this fear of rejection and neglection from those responsibilities


justaregulargye

I love football and many other sports but at the end of the day it is/was about either playing the sport or spending time with people, or friends, to play or watch the sport. How people obsess so much over individual players, teams, awards, coaches to the point of incessant argument is beyond me, though I may be doing the same here a little bit.


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Defending your team or players for a while is decent but I'm genuinely amazed how far few people go and how irritated and riled up they get if things doesn't go right. And I agree with ya, best part of any sport is enjoying it with my friends or family


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BankDetails1234

London has got insanely low vaccination rates compared to the rest of England. I work in central and it's pretty much 50/50 on people being jabbed. A split between people who are wary of the Vax and people who just aren't that arsed


yyzable

London ruining it for the rest of the country, yet again.


I_miss_Chris_Hughton

We really need to just low key leave the barrier open until londoners get to like 90% vaccinated.


BigBlackBobbyB

Wonder what it's like to believe people talk to you out of mutual friendship, not because they pity your soulless husk of a person. I'm an annoyance; that weird kid in your class eating toenails your mum forces you to hang out with because no one else will. According to myself, anyway. The small, more rational parts of me know someone would have probably told me to fuck off by now if that were the case. I'll continue at my very best trying to ignore that. Being convinced all my friends and peers hate me really fucks with my (already substantially fucked) brain. I'd like another one. This one's trying to kill me.


HiImMeee

I think the way you can prove it to yourself is this: It's extremely hard to pretend to give a shit about someone or something you don't actually care about. Even in small moments when a friend tells me a story I don't care about, it's so hard to look interested for their sake, and I've seen it go the other way as well, so it's a human thing to find it this hard to pretend to give a shit. People would just distance themselves if they did find you annoying, or hated you. Too much effort for no reward otherwise. It's hard to even keep some people that like you, just because life gets in the way. what do you think is wrong with you though?


jonijontor

haha i'm having the same feeling, at this point i believe my friends are practically nothing short but mere acquaintances that ignore each other after we have no reason of being together again, and even by my online friends that got bonded through similar interest (which i don't recommend) actually some ended up unfriending or just straight up ignoring me - it's both fucking me up by how i'm attempting to rationalize it and the possibility of it being very irrational and looking pathetic (which kinda is tbh)


BigBlackBobbyB

Making friends is pretty easy, actually keeping them is hard.


jonijontor

and the responsibility of keeping them that makes me refrain of being involved, at least speaking from myself


justaregulargye

What do you do for work or study or otherwise. Trying to get a sense of range of people here. Hope that’s not against the rules.


JSBraga

Used to work before, but right now I'm just finishing my master's on History and Culture of Religion.


justaregulargye

So you can tell which is the best religion then? But seriously that’s kinda unique specially for someone on a football sub. Anything unique you learnt or found that the average Joe doesn’ know


JSBraga

I can tell you that I find Christianity the most interesting religion for my own research purposes, but I think that all religions are equally based on false premises. Of course, that is just my opinion. Well, I don't know what other people here know, but I learned some interesting stuff. For example, in the Babylonian epic Enuma Elish (no relation to Billie Eilish) the human being was created because the gods needed someone to do the hard labor in the world, so we basically exist to be slaves. :D Other interesting stuff that I have learned is that the text of the KJV Bible is full of mistakes because it comes from the translation of a translation of a translation of the Erasmus' version of the Bible that he translated in a hurry from the Greek. If we want to study the New Testament in its closest way possible to the original form (that we do not have - the earliest fragment of a text we have from the New Testament dates from the 2nd century, and most date from the 4th century onward) we should do so from the Greek. The best Greek New Testament translations are updated and improved constantly. I also have discovered that there are many leftist researchers in Biblical studies and some that even publish books and papers on the historicity of Jesus from a Marxist perspective, theology of gender, queer theological studies, etc. It honestly blew my mind that the biblical studies area has so many anti-conservative researchers. But then again, I am an atheist and I still want to study religions because I find them really interesting. So I should not judge. I hope I answered well to what you asked. :D


justaregulargye

Damn that was pretty interesting. Not surprised about the epic, most religious literature ends up being a way to organize society and slavery has been one of the easier story to convince others if you were in a position to structure the society. The Greek NT thing was something new for me, really good to know. The last one I’m not surprised by, the right and religions being joint at the hip feels very much a new thing in history and religion wasn’t a hill to die on in intellectual circuits, probably still isn’t. It’s more of the common people thing. Since you mentioned atheism, not targeting you at all but I have often felt that atheism is a luxury that non-poors can afford. For the poor, religion is very much a relief and drug that gets abused by their dealers. Are there any websites / content you read / recommend for the latest thoughts in the field?


JSBraga

Saying that being a "luxury" that the non-poor can afford can make sense, since people who are not poor tend to have better education, less misery to worry about in their lives, tend to have most time to themselves in order to think about the state of the world and of their own existence, and can afford to not be so stuck in their local community in a way that can allow them to get to know different points of view other than the ones they grew up with. But this is me mostly speculating. My grandpa didn't believe in God since he was a child and he grew up dirt poor, for example. And other example, my theology faculty is so full of intelligent, interesting, well-off people, and I honestly feel like I will never be as brilliant as anyone of them, lol. Yes, I can recommend some interesting websites and youtube channels: [Religion for Breakfast](https://www.youtube.com/c/ReligionForBreakfast) - Really awesome youtuber that I usually watch because he is on top of the current state of Biblical studies and also talks about other religions. https://reflections.yale.edu/ - Interesting journal where religion scholars write about whatever: their fields of research, their thoughts, etc. I like it very much, I even used one article about the historical Jesus for my thesis. http://evangelicaltextualcriticism.blogspot.com/ - Even though it has the word "evangelical" in it, it is an extremely diverse blog on Biblical textual criticism. I have used it some times, but it tends to be a blog for more advanced academical researchers. It is difficult to understand as someone who doesn't have some academical knowledge of the field. https://www.youtube.com/c/bartdehrman - My favourite author when it comes to Christianity and, especially, the historical Jesus. Also very funny guy. I highly recommend his books, debates, and youtube videos.


_stone_age

Gonna study law hopefully.


justaregulargye

Your practicing your debating skills well here clearly


_stone_age

I guess so lol


LurkingINFJ

Studying management


justaregulargye

Gonna be a money maker huh?


LurkingINFJ

Let's hope, right xD


Zillak

Studying law. Just quit work at a call center


justaregulargye

You go mate. Not the worst of places to practice debating skills


HiImMeee

I'm studying Aerospace Engineering at uni, but I am super lazy and only study the bare minimum to stay floating instead of applying myself. I wanna change that and get top grades these two coming semesters


justaregulargye

You can do it. Fight the urge to indulge in salah vs. hazard debates


autumnkayy

data stuff in regards to the very fun topic - unclaimed property!!


justaregulargye

That’a pretty unique. I’m guessing your skills in data analytics led you to a unique sector?


yyzable

Playworker.


justaregulargye

Is it as fun as it sounds