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The "Way too Serious" Club

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We are the ones who view life seriously, perhaps even more seriously than it was meant to be. Life is a search for truth and meaning. Wasting time having fun, getting drunk, etc. is regarded as foolish by us, and we will never live that sort of lifestyle.

It is often said that INTPs have very unconventional humors. We have almost no humors.

After reading most of the garbage on this forum, I highly doubt many actually belong in this club (though I prefer group). Maybe there are one or two though.

Yes, we take life far too dryly and seriously. So sue us (me). Don't bitch about how we suck the fun out of everything.
 

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I already regret making this...
 

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Having fun is not a waste of time. We simply have fun via different activities than most people.
People are different. I don't derive pleasure out of much of anything I do, and don't feel the need to do so.
 

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... You don't feel the need to have fun? Now, there may be several things that are more important, such as raising your children, or your job, but, ultimately, most of those "more important" things are just a means to further your own happiness or that of others.

What is it that you do which you don't find much pleasure in it? You've said before that you don't play video games. I'd suggest taking them up. Video games are fun. Or, also as I suggested, find nerds to play typically nerd games with, such as pen and paper RPGs. I mean... why aren't things pleasurable? Pleasure is pretty easy to obtain, once you know yourself well enough to understand what brings you pleasure. I like food, games of pretty much any sort, but particularly if they involve strategy and imagination, sex, forum-going, watching funny things on DVD, and hanging out with my son.
 

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... You don't feel the need to have fun? Now, there may be several things that are more important, such as raising your children, or your job, but, ultimately, most of those "more important" things are just a means to further your own happiness or that of others.

What is it that you do which you don't find much pleasure in it? You've said before that you don't play video games. I'd suggest taking them up. Video games are fun. Or, also as I suggested, find nerds to play typically nerd games with, such as pen and paper RPGs. I mean... why aren't things pleasurable? Pleasure is pretty easy to obtain, once you know yourself well enough to understand what brings you pleasure. I like food, games of pretty much any sort, but particularly if they involve strategy and imagination, sex, forum-going, watching funny things on DVD, and hanging out with my son.
Any kind of family function is about the last thing I'd think of when I think of 'fun'...

I do play video games, actually. Not much. They're mostly all first person shooters, RPGs, and an occasional gem of a game which shows itself from every boring game with something truly groundbreaking and innovative. The extent of my gameplaying does not go very far. I play to beat the game, or until I get bored with it. I... don't know why I play games. I suppose it is like an 'experiment' in which I can test conclusions when different things are done. That is why I almost exclusively play free-roaming games and RPGs, RTSs. I possibly did once find some sense of pleasure or at least inner peace in them; however, now, I do not at all. My sole purposes for playing games is simply to relieve my boredom, and, in some cases, to divert my utter dissatisfaction in life by going to a vast fantasy world where almost anything is possible.

The only thing I find that somewhat curbs this inherent feeling is knowledge. Through knowledge, I can find an outlet through which I can destroy by overwhelmingly self-doubt about practically everything. But it is also an uphill battle, for though I gain new knowledge, I know nothing. All of the subjects under the sun are interrelated, so to truly know and understand one, one would have to have knowledge of them all. But, I am quite sure that the gathering of knowledge of anything that strikes my fantasy is the only thing keeping my life from being absolutely meaningless, even though I still often think it is meaningless.

I play Chess. I don't play games for entertainment much at all, if you can see by my posts above. I have watched movies, but don't derive much of anything out of them other than temporary appeasement of the roaring inner nature. They are altogether useless. A few pique my interests, consequently, I think on them for a time or end up gaining yet another intellectual interest in an ever-expanding sea. The purpose of everything is the gathering of the only substance which I imagine will be worth dedicating a life to, and all that I suppose shall keep my wildly changing interests.

I read sometimes too... but not much. If I were to read greatly though, it would be philosophy, technical manuals, science, and nonfiction, history type books. I do derive some temporary pleasure as well from fiction, but never read it unless forced to. Still, many fiction books that I have been forced to read have been particularly insightful into the condition of man and life, and for that, I enjoyed these books.

I do quite like food... but it is only another temporary pleasure. Sometimes, I enjoy greatly the prospect of eating, and expanding my palette, and then sometimes I can be so depressed that I eat barely anything and get no pleasure from it at all. Those phases usually don't last more than a few days, however.

All of those things which mentioned which can, and do, give pleasure... they are all fine things, but entirely miss the point. I do not want to chase empty temporary pleasures... to do such would be to destroy my very being. But yet there is nothing in this world which can express a true, undying passion; nothing which has shown to me a genuine reason to live my life passionately, carefree, and heartily. And I don't think I ever will. The philosophy of absurdism states the absurd is the mingling inner human quest for something meaningful, and the human inability to find something meaningful. All of those things you named, they are diversions, to keep the true desire of the mind and soul at bay, to keep the body trapped in multitudes of false pleasures, to keep the mind under bondage, when it so very much does desire freedom and release! And even still, the soul requires release from the body, for the body hinders it; it is a parasite which drinks upon the immortal energy of the soul. And death and life become one together, where to live is to die and to die is to live...
 
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The only reason I'm still alive are sleep ,food ,call of duty, YouTube, the mystery of what the future has to bring, and the fun I get out of psycho analyzing people and then telling them wut they're thinking and then they get pissed. I could care less about college or whatever society expects from me. Why should I live to please society and other people?
 
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Seriousness will break you before you hit 25. The only cure for insanity is to laugh in it's face.

That being said, I am seriouz cat
 

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I don't understand how anyone can be serious :S I mean, life is a game, it's surprising how many people seem to think this is ridiculous. This really doesn't matter, and that's what makes it awesome!
 

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PB, what kind of fun is not temporary? It doesn't exist. You cannot find one thing in the world that, after having acquired it, everything goes right and you no longer have to do boring stuff. Life doesn't work that way. You have to enjoy the moments for those moments, not the expectation that they'll last forever.

Also, first person shooters? You need to try some older games. The world is full of first person shooters. First person shooters are boring and typical. How about Rock Band, or fighters, or side scrolers. Back in the day, video games didn't even need a premise that made sense! Some games didn't have a story at all, but they rocked! I remember playing the original Contra and, after the title screen, you'd hit start or whatever and instant action! Final Fight was about how the Mayor's daughter got kidnapped by a gang, so the mayor, who happened to be a beefy wrestler, and the optional second player, who was her boyfriend and not so beefy but also a fighter, didn't even notify the police, they went and fought the gang themselves. These games were fun, and they were difficult, and they had color instead of being earthy tones that blended into a boring world to watch. Burger Time involved a cook trying to make gigantic burgers by walking on platforms and over the ingredients to make them fall down into the finished burger, all the while avoiding giant, walking condiments. These games were silly, but they were original. Fuck realism in video games. I want exciting.
 

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I don't know...serious is pretty fun. Though if you indulged yourself in the mask too much, you blur your vision. I mean permanently[somewhat] conditioning your subconscious via a pretense is the possible risk.

....you might unlearn how to laugh.
 

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Seriousness will break you before you hit 25. The only cure for insanity is to laugh in it's face.

That being said, I am seriouz cat
Srs prinny reporting, dude!!
I don't know...serious is pretty fun. Though if you indulged yourself in the mask too much, you blur your vision. I mean permanently[somewhat] conditioning your subconscious via a pretense is the possible risk.

....you might unlearn how to laugh.
It is good to see that there are some like myself, who view many or all aspects of life with the severity and solemnity they are accounted for.

I don't understand how anyone can be serious :S I mean, life is a game, it's surprising how many people seem to think this is ridiculous. This really doesn't matter, and that's what makes it awesome!
Never has life been a game, and neither is it a power struggle... oh, people who are so inclined to believe it is such, a bout of country against country, man against man... these people grieve me deeply, for from their hands proceedeth destruction and torment of other lives. And they are so precious to me... I cannot look upon the horrors which man and life have brought upon so many and so much, and ever find it within myself to treat myself to a form of humor, or a game, and look upon it with entertainment. My mind is scarred, my hopes poisoned, but their lives are shattered. It is because I them that I cry.
 
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Ive been thinking alot more than usual lately. And I dont know if its just depression, but ive realized that wether or not i "fail" in life, i still havent failed, and you cant fail unless you die. Failure is completely based on societies expectations of you. Society expects us to go to school for about 22 years and get a job and then die.How depressing is that? Life expects nothing of you, only that you live, and it should be your right to decide how you live your life, not society's. I think that by taking the world seriously, we have to try and improve the world somehow in our own unique and special way, and inform people that the way theyre living is wrong and that they dont always have to listen to society.Im not saying that its productive to drop out of school, college should help you to get through a barrier in order to start living and doing things..I dont know. I really dont know, because i havent gotten though the system yet..im just hopin i can get through college.. im a serious person, but i also add humor to that seriousness, because if your to serious, you will drive yourself crazy. you can still have serious thoughts and add humor to it.
 

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Agreed entirely. I quite often feel trapped, because of society, and my hatred of such a perverse creation grows almost daily. It has no thoughts for the mind of man. It gives no attention to the hungry, the poor, and the dying, but only to those who adhere to its entirely selfish wishes. It is something that I behold as a monster. I seek to slay it, but never. The men who have become so blinded by it that they have delusions of its greatness and of the greatness it has to offer defend it to their dying breath.

There is no failure in life. To live is to live. This freedom at least is given to me, that I shall not live in bondage that the others are so easily swayed by, but I live in bondage of my own body and of the expectations and of society, far worse than the bondage which these lifeless creatures have. Yet, to die is to be truly free; as such, neither is there failure of life in death; instead, death is the fulfillment and full appropriation of the grievances of life. Oh, how I will greet you, blissful peace and eternal darkness. For you my life is worth living, and alone for you.
 

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I do not even see the way I live my life as way too serious and severe. It is the respect and thoughtfulness which I feel life itself should deserve...
 
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I do not even see the way I live my life as way too serious and severe. It is the respect and thoughtfulness which I feel life itself should deserve...
exactly. You have about 85 years to live, if your lucky and dont die in some other way. Why would you waste it acting like an idiot, conforming o social pressures. We all could die literally tommorow for no reason, I wouldnt wana live a life for other people when this is all there is. Id live it how i want to live it, but thats hard when the world doesnt care or recognize what life is. So many people living in denial, trying to find happiness by living according to how everyone says they should live.
 

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I get what you are saying. But then again, in a world where there is no lasting happiness, these people adhere to a delusion to prevent their mind from becoming mad... they want to maintain stability and sanity.
 
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