If you could do it all again

Corpsey

call me big papa
Booze is interesting for melancholy cos (in my experience) it starts by removing it completely but if you become melancholy while pissed its 20x more powerful.
 

luka

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love it when woops chips in. he's got a lot of hard won life experience to distill his wisdom from.
 

HMGovt

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I would have taken a year out before university
Or
Rather than fuck about doing a poxy web design business with a mate in 1995, I would have gone all out to build a popular internet bookshop.
Or
Started mining bitcoin in 2011
 

luka

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I would have taken a year out before university
Or
Rather than fuck about doing a poxy web design business with a mate in 1995, I would have gone all out to build a popular internet bookshop.
Or
Started mining bitcoin in 2011
isn't this a bit like saying i would have put a lot of bets on winning horses and got rich?
 

HMGovt

Bamber Clatscoigne
isn't this a bit like saying i would have put a lot of bets on winning horses and got rich?
No, because we were casting around for an idea but failed to apply what we knew had to be the case, independent of hindsight. In the right place, right time but not ambitious enough to beat Bezos to it.
 

luka

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I actually have done this, somewhat consciously in the past — not gone to a party or whatever cos I'm scared, and been aware that as compensation I'd be able to writhe in exquisite misery over me not going...
he's talking about last night's Mega-Ritual in case it's not obvious
 

Corpsey

call me big papa
I lament most of the things I've ever not done (that old cliche), but I've been thinking more about my decisions (which weren't really decisions) post university.

Principally not moving to London when all my friends lived there because of my weird resentment of London (4 pounds for a pint?!) and instead moving to Bristol to do an MA (excusable, I suppose) with one other equally antisocial friend, then sticking around for like 4 YEARS there, doing shitty data entry jobs and living in almost complete isolation most of the time, when a (half) whole NEW set of friends was living in London and having a great time partying and taking drugs. Finally moving to London when most people had fucked off or got married/had kids... And sleepwalking into a profession that I feel almost completely alienated from.

I want to go back in time and charitably slap myself in the face.
 
The good thing, if its about missed opportunities, not acting etc... you're getting a pretty clear signal of what matters to you. It's powerful stuff knowing that.
 

woops

is not like other people
obviously going to the party can be just as bad - (i'm not talking about the mega ritual here)
 
I think that way, I spent seven odd years in london partying and taking drugs. It was mostly shit. Sometimes I wish i'd have spent it in another city like glasgow, bristol
 

luka

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i've never gone to a party in my life. never had a friendship group. never regretted it.
 

Corpsey

call me big papa
I just can't imagine what kept me in some of these jobs/places over the years, except my old friend melancholy.
 

catalog

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has everyone in this thread not got children? I think around 25/30 years old is generation divide, so some feelings of melancholy past 30 might be about that? also explains the 30 year rule of culture and things, new generations and stuff. but its all out of sync now maybe cos of fertility issues, declining birth rates etc
 

luka

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Craner's trying for a kid. Woops is trying to avoid having one.
 
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