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    (Original post by SophieSmall)
    Opening plastic bags at the supermarket. I get flustered every time.
    Me too! I feel so awkward that whenever I can I just try to fit everything into my own handbag.


    (Original post by kittien9)
    Being punctual. Its just impossible for me. And if Im going somewhere super seriois where i cant risk being late, i'll usually end up there half an hour or an hour early and then im sleepy.

    Basic primary school maths. Cant even figure out how much change i should get from a pound for an 80p pack of gum.
    Packs of gum are 80p? :eek:
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    Getting out of bed


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    (Original post by iammeyouareyou)
    For some reason I still find it a little bit difficult to cross the road when there's lots of traffic about. I'm always hesitant about whether or not to cross

    I'm also quite bad on the phone. I really don't like having to make phone calls.
    I honestly thought I was the only one. I only use my phone to hoard pictures and my dad says phones are useless to me because I don't answer them( he has a problem with this because I don't like carrying the phone about. I always forget) I really find phone convos awkward.
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    (Original post by Captain Jack)
    Ironing shirt sleeves. Literally impossible.
    I can't fold for **** lol
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    (Original post by RFowler)
    Weirdly this is one of the things I can do (with some maps at last). Give me an Ordnance Survey map and I can read it no problem. I can tell where I am, the squares are 1kmx1km so I can get an idea of distance, the contour lines mean I get an idea of how steep somewhere is and visualise what it might be like. I use them if I ever go walking somewhere I haven't been before. We did map reading for one lecture last term and lots of people struggled with it as we were going over what everything on the map meant, but I already knew all of it. :cool:

    If you're going somewhere in the car, could you not use a satnav?
    My phone does have Nokia Drive, but I think it was on low battery on that occasion and my boyfriend's phone didn't have a satnav - he didn't have a separate one either. I think when I pass my driving test and get my own car though I will definitely make sure I get one or I will spend a lot of my time lost
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    Talking to people without what I mean to say coming out all wrong
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    I can't wink
    I struggle with my right and left (a right pain when driving)
    Directions in general, I'm constantly lost
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    Cycling
    Opening jars :sigh:
    Fastening small buttons :angry:
    Exercising :rolleyes:
    Spelling exercise or exercising correctly without spellchecking :laugh: I was always put the c in the wrong place!
    Spelling bizarre without two goddamn z's :')
    I've only JUST got used to spelling separate with two a's instead of an e :')
    Apart from exercise, exercising, separate and bizarre, I pretty much spell brilliantly.
    Getting laid :giggle: JK I'm greysexual anyway so I don't mind

    And using buses/trains myself because timetables are so ****ing confusing and stressful. :sad:

    And pretty much going out most places on my own (I'm not very independent but I'm getting there).

    And convincing my parents that my transsexuality is real. :sigh: :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by alexmann97)
    Talking to people without what I mean to say coming out all wrong
    This. And constantly taking things the wrong way. That sometimes gets rather embarrassing.
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    driving :ashamed:
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    Adjusting my bra straps...
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    Thinking "right, I need to do some (home)work."

    That, or figuring out, quickly, what day a certain date will be
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    (Original post by Tpos)
    Me too! I feel so awkward that whenever I can I just try to fit everything into my own handbag.




    Packs of gum are 80p? :eek:
    Mate my jaw fell when i was told the price, but then again it was outside westfield or if you like a part of westfield so...
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    (Original post by Smash Bandicoot)
    getting to a party on time
    It's better to be fashionably late to parties anyway.
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    (Original post by Dr Pesto)
    It's better to be fashionably late to parties anyway.
    I am on average 3-4 hours fashionably late
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    (Original post by Catholic_)
    Getting out of bed


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    Sucks to hear man. I became like this when i swallowed the red pill too
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    (Original post by Smash Bandicoot)
    Sucks to hear man. I became like this when i swallowed the red pill too
    What does it actually mean to "swallow the red pill"?
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    (Original post by Dr Pesto)
    What does it actually mean to "swallow the red pill"?


    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=3125119

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    then come back to me
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    (Original post by Smash Bandicoot)


    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=3125119

    me at bottom

    then come back to me
    Well, that was quite the essay lol. A lot of the ideas you express remind me of the film Fight Club, I assume you've seen it?

    Some of the stuff you wrote I'm in agreement with, and some I'm certainly not. But one bit that stuck out to me was "It is ultimately a personal struggle you live by and die by alone." Fair enough, so why would you consign yourself to failure when you can make yourself a better person instead? That's a mission that literally everyone is on, even people that you would describe as Alphas.

    I remember you making a thread about some bloke called Ranveer or something, who you thought was the epitome of masculinity. I guarantee you he has things he's insecure about, still cringes internally at little social mistakes he makes sometimes etc. That's normal human behaviour.

    I guess what I'm saying (maybe not as eloquently as I'd like to because I've had no sleep for 24 hours) is that it's not too late to haul yourself out of the mental pit you seem to have fallen into. I had similar thoughts to you when I was 15/16, honestly I kind of grew out of them when I grew up and realised that actually, honestly, in real life the world doesn't quite work like that.
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    (Original post by Dr Pesto)
    Well, that was quite the essay lol. A lot of the ideas you express remind me of the film Fight Club, I assume you've seen it?

    Some of the stuff you wrote I'm in agreement with, and some I'm certainly not. But one bit that stuck out to me was "It is ultimately a personal struggle you live by and die by alone." Fair enough, so why would you consign yourself to failure when you can make yourself a better person instead? That's a mission that literally everyone is on, even people that you would describe as Alphas.

    I remember you making a thread about some bloke called Ranveer or something, who you thought was the epitome of masculinity. I guarantee you he has things he's insecure about, still cringes internally at little social mistakes he makes sometimes etc. That's normal human behaviour.

    I guess what I'm saying (maybe not as eloquently as I'd like to because I've had no sleep for 24 hours) is that it's not too late to haul yourself out of the mental pit you seem to have fallen into. I had similar thoughts to you when I was 15/16, honestly I kind of grew out of them when I grew up and realised that actually, honestly, in real life the world doesn't quite work like that.
    Aye I have

    because I'm still in the blue pill depression phase.

    Difference is I'm 22 and real life seems to be working like that :/

    Also this should be covered in these mini-essays (comment 1 para 3 esp.)

    (Original post by Smash Bandicoot)
    essentially if a woman cannot find something about a guy which makes her feel like she's the one with less options (higher value), she will move on to a guy who without a shadow of a doubt has more options, with higher status. (Hypergamy is not just, indeed rarely about money) The process is very subtle, not even noticed or acknowledged by women, it can take a few months even a year, however inevitably it always ends in breakup, divorce etc. The outcome can range from unashamed cheating to wishy-washy excuses such as 'just not feeling it anymore' 'want some time alone' 'need to find myself' etc.

    In such a situation where a man has less options obvious or not, the woman begins to act like his mum and treat him like a boy. If they're close he gets mollycoddled, if not she tends to feel this odd mixture of pity, contempt and apathy which due to emotional discomfort is rationalised as indifference. Regardless if they're not close she will keep her distance, he is a 'loser' now. (Men often do this too). Sex goes out of the window if in an reship, it's the 'friend zone' if he was seeing her. Note that there are cute/hot guy friends and kid brother guy friends, you get sent to the kid brother zone.

    The problem with the liberalised welfare state of the first world is that men having freedom to be emotionally open has made them publicly share vulnerabilities with women that shatters the illusion of high value they were projecting. It takes a very high value a man confiding privately with an established partner for a woman to sympathise, or a very liberal woman (not always a feminist).

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    Here is an example: Queen Bee is currently confiding to Foo.mp3 . I am well known this forum as a entally ill creeper 'Foreveralone' although this is more social anxiety than looks, whereas Foo is an attractive 30y/o PUA coach with narcissism. QB is being very open about the way she sees the world, which is roughly how I see it too; Foo has reassured her of some but not all. I reassure her of her worth too, and she puts up the '***** shield' to seem confident. Usually she would ignore my posts whereas she will flirt regularly with Foo. The two are talking as equals. I have been very open with the forum about my issues. What this tells me is that Foo is, in her eyes, higher value (he has retained his mystery and control as per his training/method), and therefore talking about such stuff is not pitiful, because he is already attractive. However, if he over-did this she would begin to question his attractiveness, it can happen to anyone.


    The answer to your comment to iAmanze explains the problems about equality. It's not women's right to equality which is being challenged. As I say here, 'women want to lead alongside men, feminism is not a call for men to abandon their post'. When combined with hypergamy and a massive disparity between an attractive man and the disenfranchised rabble being churned out by the current situation, you get women's expectations in men constantly increasing.

    (Original post by Smash Bandicoot)
    you see, this is where the problem lies. You yourself hate weakness and being 'pathetic' in a man, i.e. men of perceived considerably lower value. Now let's tone this down a notch so it is just that you…don't quite respect him the way you thought you would and can't quite pinpoint why?…and now you feel like you're settling. Time to move on? Eyes wandering? Hypergamy 101. It's not being a ***** it's just…chemistry. Biology. :/

    I am willing to bet that you feel that lots of men including a few you have encountered fail to live up to the role of 'real man' etc. etc. once again the emasculation of man in the first world, see my response on the other thread.

    FYI hetero men are innately polygamous so I'm not just bashing women here, we have also had to train ourselves to seek and maintain monogamy (hence the contempt for porn addicts for example). It's just a disadvantage that polygamy is considered fairly standard knowledge whereas hypergamy is one of those things you learn through experience.
 
 
 
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