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  1. malign

    Why Are We Here?

    Okay, not in the huge sense, or we'd be here all day ... What I'm wondering is, what are we getting from the site, these days? Does it still provide what people need? I guess the answer would have to be different for the two major user groups we have, the SPS guys, and everyone else. The SPS forum continues to be active, particularly for a small number (fewer than a dozen, say) of regular contributors. The opinions differ somewhat, as in any conversation, but the forum itself at least appears to provide its participants with what they want. However, it's unclear whether t
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  2. Facemasks are to be worn just about everywhere indoors here from this Saturday. Strange really, there was debate here a while ago about burkas and face coverings and now because of covid almost everyone is face covered apart from their eyes. Must be very difficult for staff wearing them for hours and hours.
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  3. geronimo

    Why Are We Here?

    I like this (quiet) forum - I suppose it is not so busy because less people are using forums? It was hard to find originally, just looked now and it is page 4 on bing search. Quality rather than quantity 🙂 Edit - just searched again and now it is page 1 lol.
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  4. IrmaJean

    Why Are We Here?

    I have been a member of this community for over 10 years. I have made friendships here that have been life changing. I have learned here, both by receiving support and by giving support to others. I have journaled here for many years. Part of my story is here. I have blogs that show my experiences in real time. I can go back now and read where I was, see my struggles and see how I have pushed through and grown. I have a message space here that spans over years that I shared with a friend who has since died. I'm grateful for all of this. I would be sad to lose this site and all of concrete memo
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  5. Victimorthecrime

    Why Are We Here?

    Very few things in life do what they are intended to do. I have both seen and gotten support here. The Coronavirus thread has been active - that’s not SPS. But you are right most topics get little to no traffic. So it’s up to you big guy. If you wanna put the kibosh on it I would just request a ‘heads up’ so I could connect w a couple of people via email or whatever.
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  6. LaLa

    Why Are We Here?

    Good questions, Mark. I don't know. But to me, this site provides the possibility of written contact with some people I know a bit and I like them and I like this possibility to come when it suits me and to 'interact'. It's perhaps more like a social network / medium now. When I remember "the old times", I have to admit I liked it here much more then. But it's not because I don't like the people who are now here, just... the greater number of contributors about more diversified topics was more stimulating and engaging and, mainly, provided more possibilities to some help to emerge from all tho
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  7. **OR** Be creative. Creativity can allow some independence, but you’re at the mercy of fate as to whether you get the correct combination of chromosomes to allow this innate talent to manifest itself. And you honestly don’t have to be that creative, just intuitive with regards to people. Knowing what they like. Some of the stupidest shit on YouTube is the most popular. People like it. So I guess it’s essentially the same as post #1 because it implies some degree of intuition in relating to other people.
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  8. Yeah! The plague of social media. Most likely some other contact has captured her interest. Real world interaction is so much more real. You have a better idea of what is happening in a relationship. Extreme isolation may do more damage than the virus.. Very unfortunate time to move out from your parents! Bad luck!
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  9. Remember "beards" are a "front", a way for less than perfectly masculine guys to look more masculine. Some real "baby faces" are exposed when long time beards are shaved! Dainty emostions show less when a face hides behind a beard. Asians aren't concerned about "saving face" for nothing! I was surprised when I had an Asian boss for awhile (got along fine), how often he would explicitly discuss "face." Not trying to create a stereotype. . . just reporting my experience.
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  11. Make connections. Build a social network. Make people laugh. But above all make social connections. Doesn’t matter if you’re an ambitious young person hoping to “make it”, a prepper expecting doomsday, or an average joe merely worried about a severe economic recession coupled with a totalitarian political takeover — know the right people and you can flourish in any environment. Even if you’re the world heavyweight champion of fuck ups and failures, you will thrive with the right connections. If you’re like me and hate people and can’t connect, you may as well slit your own throat because
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  12. And it’s a catch-22 because you have to have the nice job in order to betabuxx a wife, yet as you just said it’s difficult to get the enviable job unless you’re married with a family first. And then you have to perform all the intellectual somersaults to rationalize to yourself why cuckolding is a great thing. Just like the “we only hire experienced candidates” dilemma.
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  13. @Klingsor you observations are on point. Regarding social connections what I found is that if you’re single guy it can be challenging to be excepted and welcomed among successful people. Believe it or not at one time I was pretty good at schmoozing. But what I found is that it could only take me so far because single guys over age 30-35 are just not welcomed into any sort of inner circle. You could be on the periphery and it can still be somewhat helpful but you won’t reap the full benefit. You won’t be the first choice for the best opportunities.
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