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[–] selpai 1 points 18 points (+19|-1) ago 

You don't. Knowledge rarely brings happiness. The world's fucked up, and you don't have the power to make it better. Everything you ever learn will only reinforce these facts.

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[–] gazillions 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

That's why it's probably better to aim for fulfillment or meaning instead of happiness. You might end up with satisfaction in the end.

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[–] odayerryday327 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Exactly, I try to do positive things like when I go on a hike I will pack out the trash I come across or help someone out with small things, clean my house etc. Even if it is small I am able to feel like a made a positive impact. Also getting in the great outdoors in itself is rewarding and getting some exercise along the way never hurt. And shooting guns relieves a lot of stress!!!!

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[–] TheSeer 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Two things: First, no sociopath has ever been cured. And they are estimated to comprise up to ~3-4% of the population. 1 in 30, roughly. They have also made it to the top of the so-called pyramid. Because our society rewards sociopathy!
Second, have some pride in who you are. Be an example of your cultural values. Strive for self-improvement. Hold yourself to a high standard.

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[–] BlowjaySimpson 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Is it weird that I find black pills like this liberating and cathartic? It gives me peace of mind, and a comforting feeling I have all the facts. Even the hard ones.

A few years back, I realized my depression was like terrorists that would always try to wreak havoc on my psyche, and somehow accepting the fact that I would be forever fighting an unwinnable war, gave me an enemy to fight(it wasn't me), vigilance, morale, pride and something to defend. I am still vigilant, but I've functionally won that war.

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[–] selpai 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Blue... The other pill was blue...

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[–] Maroonsaint 3 points -2 points (+1|-3) ago 

You know what’s better than black pills? White ones with the v on em. Mmmmmm that v stands for quality pharmaceutical

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[–] captainstrange 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

and you don't have the power to make it better.

You may not have the power to make it better but you have the power to kill the people making it worse.

Everything you ever learn will only reinforce these facts.

Only if you stop trying to apply what you learn.

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[–] selpai 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Well... you're not wrong. That's for sure.

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[–] slwsnowman40 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Ignorance is bliss.