SRS I am thinking of ending my internet forum thing

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  1. familyguy101

    familyguy101 New Member

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    If i'm not working on my truck, I spend all my time on the internet. I lurk in forums on about 3-4 of the same websites everyday. I go on ebay, some truck sites, craigslist, porn, esfbchannel.com, and offtopic.com

    Sometime I post my problems here in the asylum. Even after all the advice I have been given here, I still feel like I havn't made any progress at all. It's not that I feel like that, I really really haven't. I still am not going to school, never had a girlfriend, no people that I even consider friends. I just wake up, internet, work, internet, sleep.

    I base my life on the internet. I read forums written by strangers and I repeat thing I have read to people in real life. It is very very sad. I memorize all the different usernames and try to imagine what type of person they are in real life.

    thebestpageintheuniverse.com. I spend a lot of my time reading that crap, even though I know it's just jokes, but I can't help but take it to heart. I read those articles and base my life around that. I don't have my own opinions really, I just repeat things I have read and it seems like it's my opinion. Again, very very pathetic.

    So, I don't even know what to do. I am so tired of the internet and yet I can't get enough.

    I have no role models. I don't talk to my father and my older brother stopped calling me. And when I call him I can tell he is anxious to just get off the phone with me....asshole. I don't talk to either of my sisters or mother.

    I would really like to stop spending so much time on the internet. I decided that I am going to be dead serious about this. I will probably read a few replies to this post and end it. Thanks for all the advice. I know that the asylum can be very useful, but I spend way too much time on the internet in general.

    To show that I am serious about this, I will paypal $10 to anyone who catches me logging in to this website after tomorrow (saturday). My email is [email protected]. Just shoot me an email if I have logged in and no shit, the money is yours. I will NOT create a new username and hid like that. I am trying to help myself.
     
  2. weolracso

    weolracso OT Supporter

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    Why don't you just self ban yourself? :dunno: and I would advise you to get more hobbies and try to make more friends, so you can go outside and hangout with other people.
     
  3. Ameter

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    It's an addiction, just like any other. You need to learn to get out and about, and actually DO things. You crave social interaction, but RL interaction is both unknown (you don't know how to get it going without it being awkward) and over the net, there's that whole separation thing. You can end a conversation with a click, and never have to worry about any reprisals.

    Find some outdoor group activities, such as hiking, or an amateur sports team, etc.
     
  4. Darketernal

    Darketernal Watch: Aria The Origination =)

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    Every addiction is like a circle pattern, what you need to understand is that the internet is just an accessoire to life, and was never supposed to take over your life entirely. You know with everything you just get fed up with it. Just shrug your shoulders and say to yourself that the internet doesn't do anything anymore for you.

    Focus yourself and your life more on the DO aspect. People like you should do something constructive and think about it. Really ask yourself to what things in life are worthless and what are valuable. Make the progress resolve around you.

    You see there's 3 directions in life, you can go down the drain, you can go in circles or you can go up. The first 2 are worthless, and only progressing in your life is a valid direction.

    Start small, cook yourself a meal, make a painting, build a sculpture out of clay, then try to sell it. You know so that you learn yourself the life lesson that your life should be profitable. You have to give more meaning to your meaningless life so to speak, and again focus on going upwards in a profitable manner, you do this all to improve your own life and your self worth.
     
  5. SixSecrets

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    Get out there and find something to keep you busy. Lurking around on the internet is okay as long as you don't LIVE on it or THROUGH it. Make some friends, go drive somewhere you haven't been before. Be open and receptive.

    You are in a rut.

    The only person who is going to change YOU is YOU. aGet off your keester and go LIVE, cos Buddy, life is too damn short.
     
  6. familyguy101

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    Alright, that's it. My last log in. Thanks for everything.
     
  7. Hypno toad

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    no.... come back magic brown!!!we love you.lol
     
  8. Spiritus

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    If you come back on, request a self ban at ban requests under the front desk.
     

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