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Looking at this forum today I can spot too many 'misery threads' near the top.

Stop reading these threads people - focussing on misery just makes you more miserable or can turn happy people into miserable people.

Misery, after all, loves company.

If you feel the urge to keep starting threads about unhappiness and what makes you unhappy, miserable, sad, etc, then go and search for some of the threads on here about combatting depression!

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Looking at this forum today I can spot too many 'misery threads' near the top.

Stop reading these threads people - focussing on misery just makes you more miserable or can turn happy people into miserable people.

Misery, after all, loves company.

If you feel the urge to keep starting threads about unhappiness and what makes you unhappy, miserable, sad, etc, then go and search for some of the threads on here about combatting depression!

When I want information on stuffing chickens I'll ask for sage advice from the Masked Turnip

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Looking at this forum today I can spot too many 'misery threads' near the top.

Stop reading these threads people - focussing on misery just makes you more miserable or can turn happy people into miserable people.

Misery, after all, loves company.

If you feel the urge to keep starting threads about unhappiness and what makes you unhappy, miserable, sad, etc, then go and search for some of the threads on here about combatting depression!

Could be due to the torment caused by the server that powers this subforum.

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Looking at this forum today I can spot too many 'misery threads' near the top.

Stop reading these threads people - focussing on misery just makes you more miserable or can turn happy people into miserable people.

Misery, after all, loves company.

If you feel the urge to keep starting threads about unhappiness and what makes you unhappy, miserable, sad, etc, then go and search for some of the threads on here about combatting depression!

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When I want information on stuffing chickens I'll ask for sage advice from the Masked Turnip

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Looking at this forum today I can spot too many 'misery threads' near the top.

Stop reading these threads people - focussing on misery just makes you more miserable or can turn happy people into miserable people.

Misery, after all, loves company.

If you feel the urge to keep starting threads about unhappiness and what makes you unhappy, miserable, sad, etc, then go and search for some of the threads on here about combatting depression!

TMT, I agree and like the cut of your jib.

My own personal philosophy is to be negative and cynical in relation to those engaged it fraud, doing down the broader economy or those making cash from speculation. Thus I thoroughly enjoyed the 2007-2009 crash and didn't mind making those in the house prices only ever go up lobby uncomfortable. However, I do remain an optimist and do believe we the British people have the skill, ability and commitment to pull through this disaster and ultimately make those who caused it (the bankers, speculators, politicians and officials) pay for their excess.

For what it is worth, I suspect we may now see another small dip as the crash was partially cancelled out by QE and low interest rates, but ultimately Government will just print and that will erase the debt (both private and public). The key point is that the whole monetary system is there to fulfill two functions. The primary is as a means of exchange so that we can specialise and then buy the goods and service we need and the second is as a store of wealth. However, the primary (and the bit which drives the economy) is the means of exchange, if the economy ceases to engage in transactions and exchanges then the politicians and the central bankers will happily sacrifice the store of wealth function of money.

Always remember, if the average person had debts of £50k, then the Government could easily give everyone a £100k note. Yes it would cause devaluation and yes it would cause inflation, but the the majority of the debt would be repaid easily, savings would be wiped out and suddenly the economy would get moving again.

The vested interests of the wealthy like asset inflation, but hate general inflation including wage inflation. Currently baking salaries have had their own kind of inflation, but imagine if all the QE was injected into the real economy and not to the banking economy. Suddenly hospital porters would be earning £60k whilst bankers would be on what they were before. The whole system is just that a system and my contention is that those who get to touch the money first (and at a lower interest rate) will always end up with more than those who touch it later at higher interest. Now what law says bankers have to touch the money first? I don't think there are any such rules, but that seems to be how the economy is structured.

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TMT, I agree and like the cut of your jib.

My own personal philosophy is to be negative and cynical in relation to those engaged it fraud, doing down the broader economy or those making cash from speculation. Thus I thoroughly enjoyed the 2007-2009 crash and didn't mind making those in the house prices only ever go up lobby uncomfortable. However, I do remain an optimist and do believe we the British people have the skill, ability and commitment to pull through this disaster and ultimately make those who caused it (the bankers, speculators, politicians and officials) pay for their excess.

For what it is worth, I suspect we may now see another small dip as the crash was partially cancelled out by QE and low interest rates, but ultimately Government will just print and that will erase the debt (both private and public). The key point is that the whole monetary system is there to fulfill two functions. The primary is as a means of exchange so that we can specialise and then buy the goods and service we need and the second is as a store of wealth. However, the primary (and the bit which drives the economy) is the means of exchange, if the economy ceases to engage in transactions and exchanges then the politicians and the central bankers will happily sacrifice the store of wealth function of money.

Always remember, if the average person had debts of £50k, then the Government could easily give everyone a £100k note. Yes it would cause devaluation and yes it would cause inflation, but the the majority of the debt would be repaid easily, savings would be wiped out and suddenly the economy would get moving again.

The vested interests of the wealthy like asset inflation, but hate general inflation including wage inflation. Currently baking salaries have had their own kind of inflation, but imagine if all the QE was injected into the real economy and not to the banking economy. Suddenly hospital porters would be earning £60k whilst bankers would be on what they were before. The whole system is just that a system and my contention is that those who get to touch the money first (and at a lower interest rate) will always end up with more than those who touch it later at higher interest. Now what law says bankers have to touch the money first? I don't think there are any such rules, but that seems to be how the economy is structured.

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Looking at this forum today I can spot too many 'misery threads' near the top.

Stop reading these threads people - focussing on misery just makes you more miserable or can turn happy people into miserable people.

Misery, after all, loves company.

If you feel the urge to keep starting threads about unhappiness and what makes you unhappy, miserable, sad, etc, then go and search for some of the threads on here about combatting depression!

Yeah your right, its important that we keep a good frame of mind, and make the most of things.

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Yep. Its one thing to be aware but quite another to be engrossed.

Best way to get through is to decide to be happy, force a smile on your gob and go for it.

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Looking at this forum today I can spot too many 'misery threads' near the top.

Stop reading these threads people - focussing on misery just makes you more miserable or can turn happy people into miserable people.

Misery, after all, loves company.

If you feel the urge to keep starting threads about unhappiness and what makes you unhappy, miserable, sad, etc, then go and search for some of the threads on here about combatting depression!

Is my 'Once in a blue moon' thread on what makes one sad included in the 'negativity' genre?

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Yep. Its one thing to be aware but quite another to be engrossed.

Best way to get through is to decide to be happy, force a smile on your gob and go for it.

Strange as this might seem, research has shown that depressives who were made to put a smile on their faces for certain periods in the day - using a device to hold the mouth in that position - were found to have an increase in lighter moods.

Summat to do with the musculature of the face connecting with certain centres in the brain.cool.gif

So yes, by all means, force a smile. It might make that bit of difference.

It maybe the reason why we need to be socially involved, instead of isolated. When we move in social circles there is a tendency to smile more than we do when alone.

P'raps that's why there is so much gloom on here: Sitting in front of a keyboard with no human being to interact with - in person - can hardly be seen to be socialising, tho' I dare say some may choose to see this differently.rolleyes.gif

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Did X-Quork write the scene at 51 seconds - it sounds pretty Ganja induced ;)

I know he's ex forces, but I didn't know he'd served in WWII

:)

Kelly's Heroes was my favourite film as a kid, absolutely loved it. The "grooviness" of some of the characters certainly dates it to the sixties, so I wouldn't be at all surprised if weed had been imbibed by the writers. ;)

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