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Started by Pentecost on Apr 10, 2018 8:00:37 PM
Truthfully, what bothers you?

It's just not possible to be bothered about every single thing on the planet that there is somebody somewhere bothered about. And it's OK to be human, here. Humans aren't perfect. And in the field of being bothered about everything that possible causes anyone bother, simply cannot be.

So what does bother you, and what does not?

lapsedcat - 10 Apr 2018 20:08:07 (#1 of 87)


widenation - 10 Apr 2018 20:08:40 (#2 of 87)

Capital Letters At The Start Of Every Word. Especially randomly.

rgtstoppedcounting - 10 Apr 2018 20:09:47 (#3 of 87)

Parlous finances.

Oh you mean in the world at large?


lusmeri1 - 10 Apr 2018 20:11:53 (#4 of 87)

People in restaurants talking at the tops of their voices.

spartak - 10 Apr 2018 20:12:16 (#5 of 87)


widenation - 10 Apr 2018 20:16:59 (#6 of 87)

Certain members of my social group are often guilty of the above and yep it pisses me off. Especially bad language - it's just not a suitable environ.

uranrising - 10 Apr 2018 20:17:18 (#7 of 87)

People who don't care.

uranrising - 10 Apr 2018 20:18:10 (#8 of 87)

And denial.

widenation - 10 Apr 2018 20:20:16 (#9 of 87)

Lack of self-awareness really - it's never seemed that difficult to me.

lusmeri1 - 10 Apr 2018 20:21:10 (#10 of 87)

Are you sure it is yourself you are aware of and not just an image of yourself you've invented?

widenation - 10 Apr 2018 20:22:00 (#11 of 87)

I'm aware it is quite complex.

Peacock - 10 Apr 2018 20:22:56 (#12 of 87)

my health

uranrising - 10 Apr 2018 20:29:04 (#13 of 87)

Personally, I'd broaden that to lack of awareness.

Pentecost - 10 Apr 2018 20:34:23 (#14 of 87)

I have always taken a view on what it means to care, and to me it means that you actually do some actual caring and not just do some emoting that makes no real difference to anything. To me it has a realisable component.

In the same way I am wondering if what you think bothers you is what you actually care about? Do you actually do something about it or do you say how shocking it is but go no further. If you think it is genuinely shocking, why do you go no further?

And we all do. We are only human and we can only do so much when there is so much more that can be done. So how do you prioritise? How do you work it so that you address what you want to and that something else you also think needs to be addressed doesn't get addressed by you?

Hilary - 10 Apr 2018 20:47:01 (#15 of 87)

Experimental psychologists are well aware that what people say they care about and what they really care about are often quite at variance with one another, and not because people are consciously lying, but because they tend not to know themselves very well at all.

uranrising - 10 Apr 2018 21:03:00 (#16 of 87)

What I said that bothers me, amongst other things, is People who don't care.

Shadrack22 - 10 Apr 2018 21:09:48 (#17 of 87)

The suffering of the vulnerable

The lemur up a tree as the chainsaw is heard in the distance

Polar bears on melting icebergs

Tortured animals

Chemical attacks on kids in Syria

Ignorance, lack of empathy, active malice, everyday unkindness

Being okay about things that once would have upset me, the fact that you start to forget, that the pain fades, that you move on

Time sweeping us all out to sea.

moto748 - 10 Apr 2018 21:13:17 (#18 of 87)


Brexit leading to a meaner, more xenophobic country.

Dying alone.

thisonehasalittlehat - 10 Apr 2018 21:14:36 (#19 of 87)

Your mum.

Shadrack22 - 10 Apr 2018 21:18:24 (#20 of 87)

Prolonged twilight years.

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