If you're a minority, panic. If not, nothing will change.
Remember that GAF was certain Trump would never win. In that sense, maybe we are all wrong about our doomsday scenarios.
Off-Topic post-election pretty much = perpetual anxiety. It's not healthy at all for the participants and readers, and the people insisting on keeping the tone this extreme really need to back off at this point for the sake of everyone involved. Any time this comes up and someone asks if there could be a little less hysterical despair in every thread, there's instant backlash about "normalization" and accusations about not caring about the minority group or the serious issue being discussed at the time, but that's totally unfair and unreasonable.
Yeah, things are grim, and no, you shouldn't just lay down and accept it or ignore it. But forcing the community to take on all this negativity 24/7 doesn't help anyone or anything in this situation. Mobilizing to take action or donate to a cause is one thing, but just being battered by bad news will only harm people here. As a community we *do* need to "normalize." A *lot* of people here have depression and anxiety. A lot of people come here to escape from their real life problems. Seriously, do you want people to die? Insisting on keeping this up will lead to that. There has to be some kind of balance for everyone's psychological well-being.
GAF is very hyperbolic.
... by GAF's logic there's practically no point in getting out of bed in the morning, because in the end my happy life will be taken away from by forces outside my control.
GAF is very hyperbolic.
on the bright side FFXV is releasing soon
I can undersand where this feeling is coming from OP, but really it is best to be kept informed of events so that we can atleast be more active in taking a stand to them.
Just do you thing man. And when the Red Hats come to arrest you for being a Muslim sympathizer, rest easy knowing climate change will soon collapse our society and you'll be free to wander around the ruins of civilization scavenging for food and avoiding wild bands of cannibal rapists.
Sure, but people need to self regulate so if they're absorbing too much and it's having a negative effect on them, it's best to draw back for a while. As I said GAF will still be here.
As much as EviLore has some valid points to put across, even moderation only has a narrow nudge in the direction conversation goes. As long as rules aren't being broken many are going to post how they are, and maybe for a while to come.
Hence why it is best to regulate your own exposure to GAF, or off-topic, if it is getting you down.
Check out the gamefaqs boardI wonder how will GAF be like if center-right or right.
However unlike Weimar Germany, in America you can have guns. So if these red hats try to act like the brown shirts and take you away you can just fucking kill them!Just do you thing man. And when the Red Hats come to arrest you for being a Muslim sympathizer, rest easy knowing climate change will soon collapse our society and you'll be free to wander around the ruins of civilization scavenging for food and avoiding wild bands of cannibal rapists.
Everyone got the election wrong. And by everyone I mean, like, the entire world. Even top GOP strategists thought Hillary was going to win at least 300 electoral votes.GAF's election night thread should be enough to dispel you of any idea that we, as a group, have any idea what we're talking about.
While "usually right" is very questionable, I do somewhat agree with the premise of GAF being very bad for you.
To give just one example, before I started visiting GAF I pretty much would have agreed with the idea that racism is over and only people with other issues complain about it. Then GAF points out how cops in America get paid to go around and shoot black people for no reason, and I realize my mistake.
Without GAF Trump would seem like an alright presidential candidate to me as well, because that's the rich guy who is good at business, so why not? Only through GAF I learned what garbage he is. Most of the articles I've seen about Trump in my country are just "Hey, fun fact, guess who was in Home Alone 2"
I've always been a pessimist, but post-GAF I feel bad about the pessimism I used to have, because all that time I had no idea that things were way, way more fucked than I could have ever imagined.