Garry Tan, the CEO of startup accelerator Y Combinator and a deep-pocketed donor to moderate political causes and candidates in San Francisco, seemingly wished a slow death for seven supervisors last night in an apparent drunken online tirade. by neolib in offbeat

[–]HomoTomato 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Harsh punishments perpetuate violence and hatred, creating societal divisions and negating any potential benefits.

Why The Magic? (magic mushrooms) by boston_blackie in offbeat

[–]IMissPorn 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That was an awful lot of words for just a couple interesting ideas.

  1. Fungi in the Psilocybe genus evolved the ability to make psilocybin more than once. Some fungi outside this genus gained the ability too, but they probably got it via horizontal gene transfer, i.e. absorbing DNA from Psilocybe fungi, which is something fungi do apparently.
  2. Aside from the obvious use of making them less tempting snacks, maybe when animals (in particular they suggest snails, for some reason) got high and wandered off it helped spread the spores.

That's it.

Just Two Lesbians Trying to Charge a Car Battery by boston_blackie in offbeat

[–]NastyWetSmear 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I guess we just buy a new car?

Just Two Lesbians Trying to Charge a Car Battery by boston_blackie in offbeat

[–]wlh0242 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Don't need no ma'aaan! Comedy gold lol.

Rumors of 'shadow aliens' ... go viral after large fight among teens creates chaos - As the fight drew a heavy police presence to the area that evening, rumors quickly spread ... suggesting that police weren't there to handle a group of rowdy teens, but rather "8-10ft tall shadow aliens." by neolib in offbeat

[–]neolib[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Miami police said juveniles armed with sticks were in some kind of fight and officers had to move in for crowd control. When they did, the teens scattered in different directions, according to witnesses.

Authorities had closed some lanes on Biscayne Boulevard, between 2nd and 4th Streets due to the "large crowd of unruly juveniles."

Police noted that a group of people went inside the stores and caused damage. Several businesses closed down for the night.

Police reported a driver had been beaten by a group of about 15 of the teens. The man said he went out to see who threw a bottle at his car and that's when he was jumped. He said they stole his phone from inside the car.

Police say four teens, who were part of the larger group at Bayside, have been arrested. Two have been charged with burglary, grand theft, battery, and resisting arrest without violence. The other two were charged with resisting an officer without violence.

https://www.cbsnews.com/miami/news/fight-between-teen-groups-prompts-police-response-at-bayside/

LUNATICS On Hardcore Pawn - (Race is just a construct) by boston_blackie in offbeat

[–]binaryblob 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

From my understanding, it's like Jerry Springer where there is an incentive to act as crazy as possible. That is, it's fake (for those that didn't know yet).

'Interior Race Theory': Your Home Is Likely 'Racist,' White People - Evil Whites! Paint Yo House Brown by boston_blackie in offbeat

[–]jet199 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Also limewash kills bugs.

'Interior Race Theory': Your Home Is Likely 'Racist,' White People - Evil Whites! Paint Yo House Brown by boston_blackie in offbeat

[–]GuyWhite 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

No kidding. Someone had to jump through their ass to come up with that crap.

'Interior Race Theory': Your Home Is Likely 'Racist,' White People - Evil Whites! Paint Yo House Brown by boston_blackie in offbeat

[–]Hematomato 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I tend to believe the reason we paint our walls white is not that "it symbolizes purity," but rather that it reflects more light and therefore makes it easier to see.

'Interior Race Theory': Your Home Is Likely 'Racist,' White People - Evil Whites! Paint Yo House Brown by boston_blackie in offbeat

[–]GuyWhite 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Just invite some niggers over. They’ll grease and shit up that nice white upholstery in no time. And there will be nothing you can do to get rid of the nigger smell.

A Tax Break For Rabbis Might Be Unconstitutional. Can They Make Ends Meet Without It? by boston_blackie in offbeat

[–]chadwickofwv 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

If you can't afford to live off of religious donations alone, I have a solution for you. Get a job you lazy piece of shit.

A Tax Break For Rabbis Might Be Unconstitutional. Can They Make Ends Meet Without It? by boston_blackie in offbeat

[–]IMissPorn 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

A housing-cost tax break for everyone doesn't sound like too bad an idea, but there's no legitimate reason why religious leaders should get special treatment.

A Tax Break For Rabbis Might Be Unconstitutional. Can They Make Ends Meet Without It? by boston_blackie in offbeat

[–]iamonlyoneman 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

inb4 courts rule it's constitutional and god-haters cry

'The Poop Hallway’: Disney’s Absurd New Trend Of Defecating In Ride Lines by [deleted] in offbeat

[–]Karce33 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I opened the link, and a photo of Zendaya appeared. Yep, totally a poop hallway

'The Poop Hallway’: Disney’s Absurd New Trend Of Defecating In Ride Lines by [deleted] in offbeat

[–]twolanterns 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

havent all their movies been crap lately too ?

'The Poop Hallway’: Disney’s Absurd New Trend Of Defecating In Ride Lines by [deleted] in offbeat

[–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

😮

Porn star’s pet python bites partner’s penis in horror scene: ‘Blood everywhere’ by [deleted] in offbeat

[–][deleted] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

You only ever see stories like this in the paper about low grade porn stars, the top totty doesn't need more advertising.

Porn star’s pet python bites partner’s penis in horror scene: ‘Blood everywhere’ by [deleted] in offbeat

[–]IkeConn 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That ugly ass girl is a porn star?

'The Poop Hallway’: Disney’s Absurd New Trend Of Defecating In Ride Lines by [deleted] in offbeat

[–]IkeConn 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This is what happens when you deliberately dilute the white population with untermenschen.

Porn star’s pet python bites partner’s penis in horror scene: ‘Blood everywhere’ by [deleted] in offbeat

[–]jet199 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

The snake probably thought they'd bought it a bald rat for lunch.

Porn star’s pet python bites partner’s penis in horror scene: ‘Blood everywhere’ by [deleted] in offbeat

[–]hfxB0oyA 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Python vs python.

Porn star’s pet python bites partner’s penis in horror scene: ‘Blood everywhere’ by [deleted] in offbeat

[–]NastyWetSmear 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

So when does the movie come out?

A man has been crushed to death by a robot in South Korea after it failed to differentiate him from the boxes of food it was handling, reports say: "The robotic arm, confusing the man for a box of vegetables, grabbed him and pushed his body against the conveyer belt, crushing his face and chest" by neolib in offbeat

[–]In-the-clouds 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

https://archive.ph/Kvw9a

~

Why would the man's identity be secret? The name of the man who was crushed to death by a robot in South Korea is not revealed. The article only identifies him as a robotics company employee in his 40s who was inspecting the robot.

The black-eyed kids phenomenon are stories where children with completely black eyes approach you asking for help, exhibit unusual behavior, and ultimately strangeness ensues. What say you for these stories? by the-swerve-podcast in offbeat

[–]IkeConn 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Blow them up in the school house like they did in that 1950's movie.

Unprecedented diarrheal outbreak erupts in UK as cases spike 3x above usual: "The microscopic parasites infect the human intestines, causing watery diarrhea. After infection, hardy, thick-walled forms of the parasites (oocysts) are shed in feces." by neolib in offbeat

[–]HonkyTonky 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

In many cases large amounts of garlic perhaps 20 to 40 pieces of garlic diced up and consumed with water will kill every parasitic anything in your intestinal tract

It is the equivalent of swallowing a grenade

Hen do woman gives man oral sex through glory hole but is sickened to learn his identity by [deleted] in offbeat

[–]WoodyWoodPecker 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

At least she wasn't a stripper who gave her dad a lap dance. /s

Hen do woman gives man oral sex through glory hole but is sickened to learn his identity by [deleted] in offbeat

[–]IMissPorn 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Guess you better avoid blowing random guys through a hole then. ;)

Hen do woman gives man oral sex through glory hole but is sickened to learn his identity by [deleted] in offbeat

[–]hfxB0oyA 1 insightful - 3 fun1 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

My favorite part of the article:

the mum’s obviously found out and is not speaking to the dad.

Hen do woman gives man oral sex through glory hole but is sickened to learn his identity by [deleted] in offbeat

[–]Clown_Chan 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Holy shit, lol

I would kill myself if this happened to me.🤢🤮

Hen do woman gives man oral sex through glory hole but is sickened to learn his identity by [deleted] in offbeat

[–]gosso920 10 insightful - 3 fun10 insightful - 2 fun11 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Cool urban legend, bro.

Hen do woman gives man oral sex through glory hole but is sickened to learn his identity by [deleted] in offbeat

[–]fdisp 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

the biggest mistake was not being silent

Box of giraffe poo seized at airport after woman wanted to use it to make a necklace by [deleted] in offbeat

[–]twolanterns 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

taking this green shit a bit far - literally

amazing what they try to out doo-doo each other

The War On Men Is A War On Civilization by boston_blackie in offbeat

[–]Bigs 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I'm talking longer term than 5 years ol' son...

Box of giraffe poo seized at airport after woman wanted to use it to make a necklace by [deleted] in offbeat

[–][deleted] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Always a pleasure indulging in a good shit-post 🙏

Box of giraffe poo seized at airport after woman wanted to use it to make a necklace by [deleted] in offbeat

[–]hfxB0oyA 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I got nothin'. Well played.

Box of giraffe poo seized at airport after woman wanted to use it to make a necklace by [deleted] in offbeat

[–][deleted] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

It isn't unusual for people to unload onto others after a long shift, perhaps he had a crap day.

Box of giraffe poo seized at airport after woman wanted to use it to make a necklace by [deleted] in offbeat

[–]hfxB0oyA 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

He might have noticed something strange about her behaviour, but she was probably just pooped from the flight.

Box of giraffe poo seized at airport after woman wanted to use it to make a necklace by [deleted] in offbeat

[–][deleted] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I just wonder how they discovered the box, but I suppose the border security could smell something was off.

Box of giraffe poo seized at airport after woman wanted to use it to make a necklace by [deleted] in offbeat

[–]hfxB0oyA 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

The woman, from Iowa, said she had previously made a necklace with moose faeces.

Needless to say, this lady has shitty taste in jewellery.

The War On Men Is A War On Civilization by boston_blackie in offbeat

[–]jet199 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

In the real world, she'll divorce you, the courts will butt-rape you to make you pay her alimony and "child" support if she succeeded at that, and if you kill yourself in poverty and despair, articles like this will complain about how it affects women.

In the real world the divorce rate for college educated white women is 20%.

If you keep going out with psychos that's a you problem.

The War On Men Is A War On Civilization by boston_blackie in offbeat

[–]jet199 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

You can't assume people all stay living at home because they can't afford it. It could just be because they are greedy and like being looked after.

The War On Men Is A War On Civilization by boston_blackie in offbeat

[–]winkot 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The anti-mind is the anti-life.

The War On Men Is A War On Civilization by boston_blackie in offbeat

[–]Hematomato 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I continue to believe that the problem men are having today... is fundamentally mostly a cost-of-living problem.

Back when r/braincels was a thing, I was trying to figure out why there was this explosion of sexless, depressed, suicidal men (and yes, it's an explosion, not an illusion - sexual activity among young men has collapsed from 89% to 65% in just the last decade).

So I started polling the group a lot, trying to find a common thread. The incels had different ethnicities, different religions, different backgrounds in every way. They all believed they were hideously ugly, but when a few shared pictures it was obvious that the vast majority of them were very average-looking.

And then I threw out a poll that shocked me. I asked them what their living situation was, and out of 310 responses, 307 reported that they live at home with their parents.

And that's... really it, right there. Women are rarely willing to date men who live with their parents. They'll overlook a ton of stuff, but they won't overlook that.

So it wasn't that there was anything fundamentally wrong with them. It was just that they were stuck at home with their mom with no way out in sight. Rents are outrageous, and a lot of them have vague "maybe a couple years after I get my master's degree" plans that will probably never play out because they're too depressed to stick it through college at all.

The War On Men Is A War On Civilization by boston_blackie in offbeat

[–]Bigs 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I could roll my eyes and look away from the religious stuff, but the bit about winning some woman's heart and having lovely kids n stuff?

In the real world, she'll divorce you, the courts will butt-rape you to make you pay her alimony and "child" support if she succeeded at that, and if you kill yourself in poverty and despair, articles like this will complain about how it affects women.

There is a simple, proven fix to all of this. Give the children to the father, like we used to. You know, patriarchy.

Anything else will not work, never has, never will.

You think AI can keep society running? Only if it can replace women as hi-tech sexbots, so men still have an incentive to work and earn. Not in the destroyed hopes of a real family, but so they can have the latest sexbot or upgrades.

Men have wised up and are not going back on the plantation. Society is falling apart. Connect some dots or STFU.

The War On Men Is A War On Civilization by boston_blackie in offbeat

[–]BobOki 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I was on board with this article until it decided the cure all is religion. Religion is not a cure all of anything, it was the precursor to politics and ideology we have today, blind faith, ignorance, and persecution. If religion did not normalize this behavior, then these radicals would be seen for what they are, crazy radicals that need mental help. But because religion doing the SAME THING has normalized it, these insane people think this is normal behavior for anyone "passionate" about their beliefs.

This would be like flooding the earth, and slowly we evolve gills and webbed hands/feet (Waterworld rofl), then a growing group of crazies think going all fish is the way to go and starts persecuting non-fish people.... then you come in and say MORE WATER is the fix to this! It's stupid and was the cause of this in the first place. Not the best analogy, I know, but you should get the gist.

You know what men need? Men need to outright refuse to engage in ANY way with anyone participating in ideological worship of any form, be more open about people with other sexualities or fetishes as those poor people just trying to stick to their own thing are suffering from these idiots (THEY did just want equality, not special treatment), start setting up men's health and help centers, start normalizing talking about our issues and seeking help from other men, and completely pull all support and refuse to do work for anything and anyone (companies, food, charities) who denigrates men. We need to make sure we do not pull away from society, do not forget how to be social, and if any company tries push this kind of male harming bullshit, we need to boycott, shame, harass, and pretty much cancel, as the crazies do, them. This underhanded personal attack method easily goes both ways, and as Budlite, Target, and others are finding out, there are SO much more of us (many many factors more) and we have the power in numbers and money alone to stop this. These crazy people hardly work, they hardly pay taxes, they take welfare from the country, and they NEVER spend money on anything, even their own "causes" and we do.

Companies will only continue this bullshit for a limited time when they lose money, or they go out of business and good riddance, and companies rule this country.... this is not rocket science.

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage in connection with the felling of the famous Sycamore Gap tree in the north of England, police have said. by neolib in offbeat

[–]KyleIsThisTall 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

The Incredible 2-headed Transplant featured Casey Kasem.

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage in connection with the felling of the famous Sycamore Gap tree in the north of England, police have said. by neolib in offbeat

[–]jet199 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Apparently they've also arrested a 60 year old bloke

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage in connection with the felling of the famous Sycamore Gap tree in the north of England, police have said. by neolib in offbeat

[–]jet199 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

There's some logic there.

The trouble is that the actual living part of a big tree like that is a very thin ring just under the bark. It's not like grafting a twig onto another twig where most of the wood is still alive and growing. And there's also no way to get all the tiny water capillaries to line up.

Much like with with other issues they try to take a solution which works in one simple area and try to just copy it over to a much bigger more complex problem then wonder why it fails. I mean why not replace all prisons and police with more therapy, it worked for a couple of shoplifters once.

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage in connection with the felling of the famous Sycamore Gap tree in the north of England, police have said. by neolib in offbeat

[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

if theyre quick, it may be possible to reattach the tree to the stump. Using plant hormones to get root bonds to form between the two halves.

These folks are eternal optimists.

Have you been decapitated? No problem.

All you need to do is rub some of that hormone science water on the affected site.

Also, don't reattach the head facing backwards.

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage in connection with the felling of the famous Sycamore Gap tree in the north of England, police have said. by neolib in offbeat

[–]hfxB0oyA 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

And has two thumbs?

This guy, right here!! (Points to self with thumbs)

US surgeons are killing themselves at an alarming rate. One decided to speak out by boston_blackie in offbeat

[–]IkeConn 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Bless their hearts.

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage in connection with the felling of the famous Sycamore Gap tree in the north of England, police have said. by neolib in offbeat

[–]IkeConn 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Bless his heart. If the penalty was cutting his dick off this wouldn't have happened. Got that limeys?

Universities have disinvested from their presses just as much as their libraries (publicbooks.org) by boston_blackie in offbeat

[–]IkeConn 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Maybe they are waiting for the LGBTQ+ queer fad to end so they don't have a trail of embarrasing books in the pipe.

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage in connection with the felling of the famous Sycamore Gap tree in the north of England, police have said. by neolib in offbeat

[–]jet199 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Who lives in the middle of the countryside and owns a chainsaw?

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage in connection with the felling of the famous Sycamore Gap tree in the north of England, police have said. by neolib in offbeat

[–]brimshae 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I'm going to presume it's one of those New Europeans until proven otherwise.

US surgeons are killing themselves at an alarming rate. One decided to speak out by boston_blackie in offbeat

[–]Canbot 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Is this supposed to be a story about suicide or a biography of a mediocre tennis player?

The SR-71 Blackbird Astro-Nav System (aka R2-D2) worked by tracking the stars and was so powerful that it could see the stars even in daylight by boston_blackie in offbeat

[–]twolanterns 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Minuteman missiles used star tracking to make navigational calculations/corrections

The SR-71 Blackbird Astro-Nav System (aka R2-D2) worked by tracking the stars and was so powerful that it could see the stars even in daylight by boston_blackie in offbeat

[–]scornedandsedated 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This explains the glitter conspiracy.

F-35A Has Flown From A Highway For The First Time by boston_blackie in offbeat

[–]binaryblob 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The real purpose of this article is just to signal combat readiness.

F-35A Has Flown From A Highway For The First Time by boston_blackie in offbeat

[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

They're finally on par with their WW2 precessors.

This is what interstates were actually designed for.

The Usefulness of a Memory Guides Where the Brain Saves It | Quanta Magazine by boston_blackie in offbeat

[–]twolanterns 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

usefulness is more complex and larger networks - reinforced like highway structure - and being so reinforced grow out extending into the action areas of the brain

The Usefulness of a Memory Guides Where the Brain Saves It | Quanta Magazine by boston_blackie in offbeat

[–]IkeConn 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

So a mnemonic device. How ordinary.

‘I just assumed it would happen’: the unspoken grief of childless men by boston_blackie in offbeat

[–]UncleWillard56 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I love Thoreau, but as a man who's had such a busy life, I dream of that day of quiet out in my cabin in the woods.

‘I just assumed it would happen’: the unspoken grief of childless men by boston_blackie in offbeat

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“I met family after family. There were children everywhere,” he remembered. “It was terrible. Just so painful. So many ambushes and triggers for my anguish.”

This is where it lost me. This idea that you're triggered because you can't handle normalcy is troubling. I get the guy regrets not having kids, I truly do, but there are a lot of things that don't just happen to you. You don't get rich by sitting on your ass wishing for it. You don't get a degree for free. Your lawn won't mow itself. I hate to be a "pull yourself up by your bootstraps" kinda person, but there is some truth to that.

Maybe it's just this article and the way the author framed it and this guy is just saying he regrets having kids, but it sounds like he's saying, "will you please all just stay inside. Your happiness is triggering for me."