No Joy from trying

I have no joy in life.

I’m sorry. Are you seeing a mental health professional? I encourage you to get help.

I kinda expected that. I tried to make it funny./…


Thank you but I am not suicidal.

First there is a mountain then there is no mountain then there is. Caterpillar sheds his skin and the crow eats the thing that grew within.

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Why do you imagine that is the case? Most people go through some sort of depression, and sometimes some of them need help with it, it is worth remembering medical help can assist us through the worst of it if we feel we are unable to cope.

Who can you blame for that? LOL!

Don’t be silly. There are are PLENTY of Joys out there in life. But why so picky? I mean, what if you happen to meet a really nice Jill, or maybe a Jan? Are you just gonna discard them simply because they are not a Joy? I guess I don’t understand why you insist she be a Joy. Granted, I would totally understand staying away from Karens. Nobody likes dealing with those. Still, why limit yourself to Joy when there are so many other options? For instance, I’ve heard that Gingers can be a lot of fun. And even if you DO find a Joy somewhere, what are the odds you two would even get along? Bottom line is, there’s more to life than just Joy.


I didn’t think you were suicidal. I take antidepressants, but not because I have ever been suicidal. Depression is rampant in my family. I don’t have it as bad as some of my relatives, but not a one of us got off scott free. Regardless of my situation, the possibility you just need to talk to someone is what I meant. My apologies for not being clearer in my intention.:two_hearts::two_hearts:

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Where is this Joy of whom you speak? My happy place is a (searching desperately for my Seuss references) Yop! :grin:

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No no no. I agree with carusmm. There are no joys. The willful or malicious burning or attempting to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc. is illegal. So I can’t burn down my neighbor’s house. Federal law now recognizes child abuse and neglect as “Any recent act or failure to act on the part of a parent or caretaker, which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse or exploitation”; or. “An act or failure to act which presents an imminent risk of serious harm.” So, I can’t drag the little shits to the edge of town and stone them during the community BBQ. A person convicted of a sex crime also will face penalties other than jail or prison. Sex offenders normally are required to undergo treatment either in jail or prison or as a condition of probation. I really miss the days when you just married your victims and everyone was happy. I mean honestly, what in the hell is left to do? All the good porn is illegal. All the good drugs are illegal. Shit,l there just 'Is No Joy In Life."

There’s always a critic for every proposal. Politics gets me down.

“No man is an island.” - John Donne

The mind’s the thing. The mind is just not godlike.

“Only from the heart can you touch the sky.” - Rumi

A banana saved is a banana earned.
A banana in the hand is worth two at the top of a tree.
Don’t put all your bananas in the same boat.
The early monkey gets the banana.
Don’t let the banana hit you where the good Lord split you.
Good bananas come to those who wait.
Who cut the banana?
Born with a yellow banana in your mouth.
As genuine as a three dollar banana.
Bananas are the spice of life.
Cool as a banana.
Bring home the bananas.
I’m so hungry I could eat a banana.
Don’t be a bad banana.
No man is a banana.
The banana is the thing. It’s just not Godlike.
Only from the top of a banana tree can you touch the sky. - Cog


You’re bananas, Cognostic, but at least you responded.

If seriousness is the last refuge of the scoundrel, where am I?

If I understand Sartre, bad faith is having no responsibility over your own actions. I have no excuse in God.

Cognostic is irresponsible but at least he’s not a maniac like me.

“God’s only excuse is
that he does not exist.” ha
I have no excuse.

“You that pour, ease up. Our minds have moved to the asylum.” - Rumi

“He who throws glass stones should not attack brick houses.” - Tin-Man :grin: