whats a good technology i can buy to distract me from my horrible depression?
OP, no technology in the world will make you forget you're depression because everything you buy will be boring in a few days.
Well, maybe medication counts as technology.
Jus b urself :D
I think his point is getting friends is one very specific form of accomplishing things and he shouldn't limit himself to that
Social interactions really make wonders for depression. The fact that "Being yourself" as an advice to get laid is a very bad piece of advice has nothing to do with it.
>you fucking piece of shit
>look at yourself until you're disgusted
How is it not edgy
I suggest you stop trying to change the subject to avoid the fact you sounded like a pretentious, edgy teenager because it reveals your butthurt.
>What i said to op still holds.
It could've been said in a much less edgy manner so it'd sound like something someone could actually take seriously.
The subject was the tone of my post. Talking about yours is hardly changing the subject unless you're afraid of the scrutiny.
Maybe we should stop responding to each other like children and speak plainly.
OP examine yourself and alter the undesirable aspects.
>The subject was the tone of my post. Talking about yours is hardly changing the subject
Now I know you're retarded.
>changing subject is not changing the subject
>OP examine yourself and alter the undesirable aspects.
A computer to browse /fit/. Do what they say and put on some muscle, helped me and helped a lot of other people.
He just means that if you make progress in something you'll begin to feel better about yourself
Do you exercise? Do you eat healthy?
Also don't take too much of the stuff or it will give you headaches and the groggy feeling.
For suicidal thoughts these worked for me: SAM-e, 5-HTP (take with EGCG and choline), st. john's wart. Stay the fuck away from SSRIs
Learn to cook healthy meals, stuff like lentils, fish, chicken, veggies, etc. Lentils, for example are good for your mood.
Take regular jogs and lift.
Set small goals and go for bigger goals gradually.
Have well-defined sleeping patterns, go to bed early (e.g. 11PM) and get up early (e.g. 6 AM).
Additionally, you could acquire some mild nootropics like Piracetam, you can complement it with fish oil.
These worked for me
After years of all kind of therapy I gave up. Feels better when you stop trying so hard to fix yourself because the point of therapy should be the opposite: accept yourself, it's not your fault (your parents usually).
Just have to find new ways of killing time, don't ask me how cause I don't know.
And stay the fuck out of meds ffs, you're lucky if they don't fuck you up.
>browse /fit/. Do what they say and put on some muscle, helped me and helped a lot of other people.
Yeah, do that, OP. If you've the desire to left excessively heavy weights and walk around with sore knees, all whilst being apart of the /fit/ club on 4chan.
chickpeas are the sheit, too. Homemade hummus is my favorite food, and loaded with olive oil Omega 3's and pepper sauce!
I eat it with corn chips for my full vegetarian protein ingestion needs.
They were naming another technology with a similar upping effect without the downing side-effect when you get off it on a thread in /x/ a month or two ago, but I can't remember its name.
Oh, also, start watching anime.
Specially shit that turns off your brain, like moeshit. Better yet if it has comedic tones, like Ichigo Mashimaro.
Avoid anything that doesn't look like expressly commercial shit. Anything that feels in any way artistic has the chance to get you down, whereas moeshit is there just to make you feel warm and fuzzy.
To start with, try anything from this studio:
So what? Your life wouldn't magically be better if you had friends. If you hate yourself without friends, you'd hate yourself with them and your depression would radiate from you like a black stink and they would eventually fall away because no matter how much you try, you can't pull depressed people up. They will always just pull you down.
I like to use Second Life. You can be the attractive person you never got to be in real life. Then, you can roleplay extensively.
If you learn LSL and/or blender, you can make the habit completely self supporting instead of spending upwards of $200 on it like me
>It can also make you fucking schizo though.
Only if you already happen to suffer from dormant schizophrenia already.
There were also some interesting treatment being done with psilocybin against depression and it was pretty effective.
Some people also cured their nicotine dependency with psychedelics.
There is no way to test whether someone is a dormant schizo...
Some people just get really weird really fast after using acid and it doesn't always mean they are hearing voices and shit.
>There is no way to test whether someone is a dormant schizo...
No, but most people really have nothing to fear.
Yeah. That will get him out of depression in a pinch.
Just stop thinking about how shit everything is in your life, because someone else will always be way worse off.
>nothing to fear
That was literally one of the worst personality changes in a few people I knew that tried acid. They went from being timid and shy to not giving a fuck, and taking huge risks. Couple of them ended up homeless within the year. The schizo tendencies are often asymptomatic, and if you don't know the signs you wouldn't be able to tell at all.
But also I feel like I should say that they took way too much and couldn't even remember their own names.
>But also I feel like I should say that they took way too much and couldn't even remember their own names.
Sounds fun. Too bad it didn't work out for them. Hopefully what they took was actual acid.
It was pretty fucked up he was laughing and we were trying to talk to him but he just kept repeating shit that didn't make any sense at all. He didn't even start to make sense till like 8 hours later.
Marathon long running slice of life anime, start with Aria the Animation first it's I believe 48 episodes long (make sure to go in order and watch it with a good pair of headphones).
Speaking of headphones, get a good pair if you don't have one.
Also I think children's anime can be better than the more 'mature' stuff that comes out in seasons because they run yearly and some episodes are themed (like holiday episodes) so you feel more connected with the characters.
Aria is in that chart, troll....I know you're trolling me though.
>Children anime can get you depressed sometimes though.
Not at all. I mean the only sadness I feel is when the show has to end for a new one.
Play sports, literally any sport will do. It changed my life for the better
>get to interact and connect with other humans
>exercise and training gets you in shape and you feel better all the time
>when you play your testosterone and other hormones get released naturally making you feel amazing
A soccer ball counts as technology btw
>Not at all. I mean the only sadness I feel is when the show has to end for a new one.
Heartcatch Precure is pretty fucked up.
Both have some episodes that can trigger a down.
And again, confirmed for not fucking watching Aria.
It's not about the moeblob. It's about the atmosphere. The music, the art, the animation, the direction... it's made specifically to calm you down. The cuteness is just another part of the calming bundle.
That's why you immerse in it instead of comparing it to your current situation faggot.
Oh, and I'm just noticing how that list has Genshiken and Haibane Renmei listed. Don't watch those. They're good, but you'll have a down like there's no tomorrow while you watch them.
A drawing tablet/monitor. Learn to draw or just go to those online drawing games and blow 10yo the fuck out with your amazing drawings since most faggots there will be drawing with a mouse.
Slice of Life, "moeshit" anime (pretty much everything in this list >>45524351 but Bartender) IS made for autists. For the socially dysfunctional. For the depressed. For the escapists.
And that's not a bad thing in any way.
To answer your question directly: buy a rasberry pi and start making random shit.
To answer your question a little more helpfully: Fix your shopping list and start going to the gym. You probably don't get enough vitamins, drink way too much caffeine, eat more hot pockets than a 4chan janitor, and on top of that you don't work out at all.
Seriously, go on /fit/ and read their sticky about nutrition and a basic workout program. This will do a few things for you. First, since you're putting in healthy stuff like veggies and chicken breast in your body instead of mountain dew, you will have more energy, feel less bloated, and you will think clearer. Second, combined with a good workout plan, you will have more energy overall. You will lose fat, possibly gain muscle, and will look better in the mirror. Also, reaching fitness goals will help with your self esteem.
Use this as your stepping stone out of depression, OP. Don't change everything all at once. For the next month, don't change your routine aside from what you buy at the grocery store. Then in January buy a gym membership. Ease yourself into your workout. When summer comes along, go on /fa/, read their sticky, and buy some decent fitting clothes. Join a bowling league or take some swing dancing class just to practice your social skills. You'll probably suck and be awkward, but just keep treating it as an developing a skill. If you do all this, by december of next year, you will be in a much better situation and probably ready to go out and make "real" friends, just just bowling or dancing partners.
good luck OP
>make a friend
>reluctantly spend little money i have "socializing" at cinema and eating out
>very little to talk about
>lots of dead air
yeah, i dont see what the big fuss is. i still feel like shit, except i lose a lot of money in exchange for 1 or 2 laughs which i get for free when i see a maymay.
deck our your bedroom with animango wallpaper and framed animango pictures, then proceed to purchase dark curtains, live in a constantly dark room, but 3 computers, 5 monitors, a few laptops and shitpost on /g/
And half of it either hasn't aired because it's only in manga form, or aired befor '06.
You seriously can't tell me Bartender or Kamichu or Sora no Manimani or Windy Tales or Genshiken or Haibane Renmei or Ristorante Paradiso or Mitsudomoe or Hanamaru Kindergarten or Manabi or Bamboo Blade or Bimbo Shimai Monogatari are all "haruhi tier autism moeshit".
They are for sure.
Bamboo Blade is moeblob yuri shit, I didn't even make it 5 minutes into bartender that was just total trash.
Mitsudomoe is more slapstick but in S2 it loses its edge and becomes unwatchable. Genshiken is interesting for a few eps. I don't remember enough of the others to even make a comment. I.E. I only remember the art and characters from a brief screening.
The only reason I do this is because I skipped over some real gems on accident like kore wa zombie desuka because I thought it was moeshit from the poster.
Holy fuck, how can your taste be so shit?
Korean Zombie Desk Car is fucking shit. It got a fantastic first episode and the rest of the show is the same old cliched shit. Am I seriously getting trolled here?
And you clearly didn't see Bamboo Blade. It's not yurishit. It's closer to haremshit, but not so much because it's actually a sports anime. But light. And then the author did the art for Saki Achiga-hen.
So seriously, I'm getting b8'd like mad, aren't I?
>MFW people take Taiwanese crayon drawings seriously
Bullshit there wasn't a single male MC in the entire first episode it was all girls fagging out over eachother acing like ultra dykes.
Kore Wa Zombie was better than every single anime on that chart.
Haibane Ranmei is freaking EVA tier durr hurr shit but with sickly cancer angels. Oh look we got some old lamps and shit and this angels feathers are covered in oil like s sick seagul ooooh where does this tunnel go....
Not one fucking interesting thing happens in like the first 3 eps and I bet it just drags on hinting at mysterious shit while peddling dying moeblob children.
I want more shit like Ookami Shoujou to Kuro Ouji and Cross Ange, even slapstick shit like Gugure! Kokuri-san.
Also did captcha just break...
this, having achievements really builds your self esteem, even when facing depression. Its definitely not easy.
You won't feel so useless,
also see a doc OP, i'm on an amazing combo of medication and i feel normal finally.
If you're suicidal, dont take SSRI's immediately. odds are you'll get Prozac, or Zoloft, which are mild and work fairly well but sometimes you get a quack who doesnt know shit. Also, get a referal to a psychiatrist, not a general practitioner.
a lot of morons say SSRI's are garbage, when they hardly understand pharmacology, but just know a guy who used to take them and said they were shit.
Social interaction is a chore for those who are depressed, its really not that simple. It would be nice if everyone was supportive and understanding but thats really asking a lot.
being yourself, meaning more of being authentic and believing what you say and do holds weight, and matters, and you speak freely instead of worrying about it, is good for anyone, depression or not.
the advice given "just b urself" isn't entirely off, its just shallow and vague. It means more of, be happy with yourself and own it.
The main. fucking. character of Bamboo Blade is male. What the shit?
Haibane is by the same people who made Lain. You need to follow the ride, and it's much, much deeper than you believe. Or hell, fuck it, let me spoil it for you (so if you don't want to read the spoiler, skip to the next paragraph): the haibanes are kids who killed themselves, and they're on purgatory. Though not as literally as that. It's VERY subtle about it. And not at all like Eva, unless you consider any psychological style "eva-like".
And yeah, looks like goddamn moot fucked with the captcha and just killed 4chanX 'til the next update.
Oh its made by the Lain guys, no wonder I hated it so much. I could instantly tell it was hipster 2deep4u shit. Which is exactly what EVA is. Psychological style my ass, more like meandering fantasy made up on the spot with no real plot and an ambiguous morality.
Holy shit these captchas expire lmao.
>technology as a distraction
What the fuck is it about technology that makes you so happy at first, and then once you realize how much time you've wasted caught up in virtual bullshit, it's just waves of feels and depression.
I really want the tech in vid related to be real, but I feel that after the first few thousand hours it'll get old and the feels will be unreal