> Born to be WillD Wrote:
> holy shit, don cannot be real! I don't know how many times it's gonna
> take me realizing that nobody can be that sterotypical and stupid, for
> it to actually stick. Don isn't real - he is a made up characature of
> the stereotype of uneducated ignorant xenophobic paranoid conservative
> old white guy. right? like it can't be real. Either it's a brilliant
> ruse or I'm just gonna be stuck horribly disappointed in humanity.
Be prepared to be horribly disappointed, even if Don is AI it's based on real people. Self quarantine is not that bad, been doing it for yrs now, it's calming. Our culture, based on the non reality of the internet and immediate gratification, has caused a lot of the population to be selfish, self absorbed assholes. Who needs them? Everyone feels the need to live a lifestyle beyond their means, F-that, I'm ok with my used paid for stuff, and sustainable life. I can live on next to nothing, 3 cars paid off, 4 bikes, paid off, 2 bicycles, all machines registered and insured. If my shop closed next week, I have 3 months rent and bills saved up, but I live so cheap, that I could work day labor and still pay my rent and eat and feed my cat. Nothing would change except my work hours. Cash is king, debt, with the exception of for real estate is for chumps. If you can't pay cash for it, you don't need it, advertising will tell you otherwise, but don't listen. They will tell you you can save money by buying something, if you believe that, you deserve to be broke. The phone in face dumb asses I saw in Target today are proof of this, they are in a panic because the screen says to, buy buy buy! So dumb, think a bit, this is a nasty bug, but take steps, pay attention to what is going on in front of you, not what people you are paying to hear say, you will be fine. Watch elderly parents, avoid crowds, use common sense, it does not have to be a super power, it used to be every day life. Calm down, turn the screen off, use caution, and we can all come through this ok. for those that think I think I'm immune to the virus, I know full well I'm not, but, if I die, I will have very few regrets, I have had a blast in this life, I have fucked up for sure, but overall, I have had a wonderful life, and while I would rather not die tomorrow, (it is the weekend after all) if I did, I would be ok, as I have LIVED. Free of the shackles of debt, free to do as I please, when I please and on occasion with whom I please! ;) I could have asked for nothing more than I have been lucky enough to enjoy. Be grateful, no one gets out of here alive, make the most of your time. Be safe, and even those of you I disagree with, I wish you all the best.