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Old 12-23-2014, 04:19 PM   #1
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Thumbs down When you have a concern and people answer it with blind optimism.... Pisses me off...

This pisses me off more than anything.

To give you all an example of what I'm talking about, I had a job interview a week ago and it went decent but it was a great job and I didn't think I'd get it. I talked to my family about it and whenever I said I didn't think I had the job they ALL snapped back with "Oh no way, I'm sure you got it. Be positive!" And a bunch of dumbass shit like that. And basically the HR lady told me they wanted to decide the position by friday, I haven't heard from her since, as time drags on I don't think I have the job, as f*cking expected.

You know what you should do in that situation when someone has a concern about something like that? You know, maybe ask questions, talk them through it, see what there concerns are, etc... Shit like that helps people feel more at ease with their situation and more comfortable rather than just throwing blind optimism their way...

My first semester of college I didn't even want to f*cking go and my whole entire family drowned me with blind optimism.... The result? Straight F's because I didn't give a shit and didn't want to be there.

I'm just tired of dumbass people who think positivity is the answer to everything rather than knowing when a sense of realism is needed. I mean I'm someone who considers myself an optimist but that doesn't mean I just go around blindly expecting everything to work out great all the time.

Rant over.
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Old 12-23-2014, 04:22 PM   #2
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That's usually what fathers are for.

Trouble in that department man?
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Old 12-23-2014, 04:24 PM   #3
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That's usually what fathers are for.

Trouble in that department man?

I talk to my dad maybe 4-5 times a year.

He came into my work a while back and I was on register and started ringing him out expecting him to notice me, and he didn't until I said "hey dad" and then he said "oh hey, didn't recognize you there" but I had a line so we couldn't chat much.

He's basically just a really weird guy who lives a super sheltered life and just someone I haven't talked to much since he divorced my mom a while back.
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Old 12-23-2014, 04:25 PM   #4
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if it's any consolation to you... I wouldn't hire you, if you come off 1/10th as depressing in real life as you do on ISH you're going to have a hard time finding good work

Is that what you're looking for?
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Old 12-23-2014, 04:28 PM   #5
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if it's any consolation to you... I wouldn't hire you, if you come off 1/10th as depressing in real life as you do on ISH you're going to have a hard time finding good work

Is that what you're looking for?

I don't come off as depressing in real life, If people in a work environment had to describe me it'd probably be like friendly, polite, nice, etc. I literally get comments like "You're so sweet" from coworkers like everyday man.

It's just sometimes I think about shit when I'm by myself like how ****ing stupid so many people are yet everyone keeps having kids and shit. And so many people just run around with blind optimism until one day shit doesn't all work out and they get blindsided like a dumbass.
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Old 12-23-2014, 04:37 PM   #6
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This pisses me off more than anything.

To give you all an example of what I'm talking about, I had a job interview a week ago and it went decent but it was a great job and I didn't think I'd get it. I talked to my family about it and whenever I said I didn't think I had the job they ALL snapped back with "Oh no way, I'm sure you got it. Be positive!" And a bunch of dumbass shit like that. And basically the HR lady told me they wanted to decide the position by friday, I haven't heard from her since, as time drags on I don't think I have the job, as f*cking expected.

You know what you should do in that situation when someone has a concern about something like that? You know, maybe ask questions, talk them through it, see what there concerns are, etc... Shit like that helps people feel more at ease with their situation and more comfortable rather than just throwing blind optimism their way...

My first semester of college I didn't even want to f*cking go and my whole entire family drowned me with blind optimism.... The result? Straight F's because I didn't give a shit and didn't want to be there.

I'm just tired of dumbass people who think positivity is the answer to everything rather than knowing when a sense of realism is needed. I mean I'm someone who considers myself an optimist but that doesn't mean I just go around blindly expecting everything to work out great all the time.

Rant over.

Cheer up, man. I'm sure it will all work out. I bet you will get the job. Take that shit eater.
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Old 12-23-2014, 04:39 PM   #7
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Cheer up, man. I'm sure it will all work out. I bet you will get the job.

Doesn't matter if I do or don't, my point still stands.

If you're an acquaintance, friend, family member, etc, and we're chilling out and start talking and I bring up a concern and the first thing you reply with is blind optimism, chances are I'm going to instantly write you off as a dumbass and talk to you less from there on.
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Old 12-23-2014, 05:17 PM   #8
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They're probably just trying to balance out your constant negativity. Take a ****ing hint.
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Old 12-23-2014, 05:23 PM   #9
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They're probably just trying to balance out your constant negativity. Take a ****ing hint.

I'm not even that negative. If anything I fall on the optimistic side.
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Old 12-23-2014, 05:38 PM   #10
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He came into my work a while back and I was on register and started ringing him out expecting him to notice me, and he didn't until I said "hey dad" and then he said "oh hey, didn't recognize you there" but I had a line so we couldn't chat much.



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Old 12-23-2014, 06:56 PM   #11
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all this virgin does is bitch and moan
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Old 12-23-2014, 06:59 PM   #12
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all this virgin does is bitch and moan

Well now his negativity makes sense.
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Old 12-23-2014, 07:02 PM   #13
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lol what?

i got glasses since we last saw eachother and thinned out a bit and my dad isn't someone who likes shopping so he most likely only glanced up once, saw some guy with glasses, and didn't care to look further.

it's not like I care either way. I like my family but I don't have any expectations of them caring about me or any shit like that.
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Old 12-23-2014, 07:07 PM   #14
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Straight f's in a communication major because you "didn't want to be there." You're a child.
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Old 12-23-2014, 07:08 PM   #15
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Straight f's in a communication major because you "didn't want to be there." You're a child.

I was a computer science major for my first year and a half of college.

and I was working 40 hour weeks in the fall, my whole entire family just kept bringing up college and ignoring every retort with blind optimism man.

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