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my mind is... weird

posted by Anonymous on 21 August, 2019

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i don't know why but i want to be a tragic hero. i keep trying hard to gain sympathy but when i get it i don't feel any better. i'm not sure what i really want. i also keep thinking of another world where i really was someone with a tragic past. i also have another problem. whenever one of my friends are feeling down, i don't know what to say to them. they sometimes tell me stuff, knowlingly or unknowlingly, and i don't know what do i say back to them. lastly, i wanted to tell one thing. almost every time i make a thread, i always leave it without giving back a response. not because i don't want to but because most of the time i don't know what to write back. so pls forgive me if i don't get back to you. also, thank you

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Anonymous ● 29 August, 2019 ⚓︎

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it's very alluring to be the bad guy. sort off aloof and cool and doesn't care what people think. it appeals to people who put too much stock in what other people think of them. and you're suffering from the symptoms of this type of mentality. in order to be the bad guy, you have to essentially reject basic human emotion. it makes it harder to connect to people. more than anything, it makes it really hard to trust people. try to open up more and tell people how you're feeling at any given time. i think you'll find that you have more in common with people than you think. we all have similar feelings and emotions in life and it is worth collaborating with people to manage them. by doing this and opening yourself up, you can slowly transition back to being a happy, healthy person. i know the prospect is scary and is seems like you'd be losing something about yourself, but the reality is you epitomize a type of person that doesn't really exist anyway. the "tragic hero" archetype only really exists in books and movies. real people are far too complex to make that lifestyle feasible. that is part of why it is so appealing as well: it is just so damn simple a way to live. don't worry about not getting back. we're here to do what we can. that said, saying thank you and telling us how you feel is a great way to show you care