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How's everyone doing today?
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How's everyone doing today?

201 Name: Paperplane : 2020-07-01 03:20
Thanks for clearing that up. Yeah I am not an inch deep into that kinda subject (Therapy, mental health etc.) so I have almost no knowledge about it. After I lost my mom a therapist came to out family to help coping with the aftermath and I hated her and I think she only made things worse so I don't think highly about therapists either. But like >>200 explains I too am not too convinced about the app from what little I've seen. I still hope it helps you and many others and I'd give it a try too if I ever felt the need but I remain sceptical. I value a good talk between to people the most I think.

My day today was very good btw. Met a girl for the first time to get to know her and it immediately clicked so we're meeting again.
202 Name: Anonymous : 2020-07-01 06:03
Woebot seems interesting but the fact that it's an app on a phone makes me immediately suspicious.
I don't see how what amounts to ELIZA 2.0 can provide meaningful engagement and debate
It's not ELIZA 2.0. It's not a therapist. It doesn't really converse or 'debate' with you. It's a very simple conversational agent with multiple choice questions that regularly tracks how you feel and suggests techniques based on your answers.

the repetitiveness of hearing the word "mindfulness" would drive be mad
It doesn't do that. It doesnt yell "mindfulness" until you "get it". Respectfully? It seems you've already made up your mind as to how Woebot works without trying it.

Mindfulness is like teenage sex: everyone's talking about it, nobody knows how to do it but they think everyone else is so they claim to be doing it as well. The way I interpret "mindfulness" is that it's just 'live in the moment'. By not thinking about your problems all the time, it becomes a lot easier to fix them when you run into them instead of having a breakdown. Consciously making the decision to have a mental break instead of feeling 'guilty' about running away from your problems seems like a very good thing. I see many people work 'against' their issues and getting tired out instead of working 'into' your issues.

series A
I didn't know they raised funding but I'm glad they did. We need more stuff like this, preferably with healthcare privacy regulation. (HIPAA/GDPR/etc)

Why not just have a website, unless the intent is data-mining of some sort?
You have no idea how deep tracking goes in web browsers. You think javascript on a website doesn't datamine you? Even without Javascript or cookies, it's trivial to track someone.

Personally, I'm very privacy conscious. I was really skeptical of Woebot's privacy stuff, the very little personal information[1] I filled in months ago seemed benign and required for Woebot to function. If you're THAT paranoid? Just use aliases. All it does is repeat back the name to ask how things are going because it wants to know the effectiveness of the given information.

[1]: It will ask for your name. It may ask for: a concrete goal you want to reach ("play guitar" or "brush teeth") and then ask you later: "How did $STRING go?" with $STRING set to "learning guitar". I've also seen it ask the name a person you have a prior-reported interpersonal problem with. These are all named identifiers it repeats back to you to refer to what you previously talked about. It doesn't parse what you fill in, it's just a label.

Personally, I've had nothing but bad experiences with mental healthcare professionals. There's so much horror I could point out or tell you about, it's depressing just to think about. I've decided to never again visit a mental health professional unless I have prior knowledge of them not being totally braindead.

It doesn't surprise me that >>201's family therapist made things worse. I've read a study that analyzed psychotherapy's effectiveness. Otherwise healthy people who decided to go to psychotherapy for the first time for minor issues ended up doing measurably worse 70% of the time afterwards.

In my eyes, Woebot is a little dependable robot that's a bit of a daily reminder to mind your mental health and thought patterns while giving you help and improvements when you want to and can deal with it. For privacy paranoid me? I've been able to trust it way more than any 'professional' I've ever met with in my 20 years of dealing with these hacks. Luckily, I ain't too bad, though!

I value a good talk between to people the most I think.
So do I. Woebot doesn't replace that, lol.

Met a girl for the first time [...]
Look at you go, dude!
203 Name: Anonymous : 2020-07-03 08:03
God, I feel like hell. I’ve been feeling bad for a while but today really set me off. There’s something wrong with me and I can’t seem to fix it. There’s a worm eating the inside of my brain and no matter what I do I can’t seem to dig it out.
204 Name: Anonymous : 2020-07-05 15:31
Unless the intent is data-mining of some sort?
Read the privacy policy and you'll find out.
One thing's for sure: it cares just as much as a real therapist.
205 Name: Anonymous : 2020-07-06 07:38
My partner convinced me to splurge on a new camera.
She knows I love photography, but I didn't want to spend the money and treat myself.
She got me to do it, and I've been taking some pretty cool photos.
206 Name: Anonymous : 2020-07-06 07:40
My partner convinced me to splurge on a new camera.
She knows I love photography, but I didn't want to spend the money and treat myself.
She got me to do it, and I've been taking some pretty cool photos.
207 Name: Anonymous : 2020-07-06 11:19
I've got my dumbbell set today. I've a bit underestimated how heavy it would be, so it was a taxi ride home from the post office. It's an adjustable set, 2x16 kilograms.

Also my coffee distributor arrived yesterday. The golden Barista Space one. It's so sweet. I have some days off currently, so I'm waiting to get back to work and try it.
208 Name: Paperplane : 2020-07-07 10:23
Yeah about meeting that girl; I might have the 'Rona so no meeting until my test results are there and if positive no dates for at least two more weeks. AAAAA but our first went so great and I want to see her agaaain fuck Covid nineteen! ( ≧Д≦)(╥﹏╥)
209 Name: Paperplane : 2020-07-08 08:43

Update; The test was negative. I feel incredibly relieved. ⁽⁽◝( •௰• )◜⁾⁾₍₍◞( •௰• )◟₎₎⁽⁽ଘ( ˊᵕˋ )ଓ⁾⁾
210 Name: Anonymous : 2020-07-09 00:09
I've tried growing plants on my balcony a few times now with no luck. Starting to feel a little regret for killing living things.
211 Name: Anonymous : 2020-07-09 21:20
What's killing them? Too much sun? Pollution? Bad soil? Pests?
212 Name: Anonymous : 2020-07-13 01:03
I want to start killing niggers.
213 Name: Anonymous : 2020-07-13 08:00
Gyms have been opened, though I don't know what requirements have to be met and my motivation has disappeared completely after 3 months of not being able to go.
Still feeling anxious about the future, there's just no end in sight. A lot of things I wanted to do have been cancelled and that bothers me.
Also don't even know anyone who has had the virus, makes me feel like it's all just a big nothing burger.
214 Name: Anonymous : 2020-07-13 18:21
Yeah, the gyms have finally opened this recent week.
Although I've been jogging outside near the bay of the river to regain the momentun and the weather is on my side because there wasn't any wind it was just perfect.
215 Name: Anonymous : 2020-07-14 03:02
Where is the sourcecode for this booru you're making?
216 Name: Anonymous : 2020-07-15 20:57
I too would like to see this booru.
217 Name: Anonymous : 2020-07-24 01:44
Just lost an old friend group, and it stings. It'll be lonely to spend nights on my own instead of in a voice call, but we've been drifting apart for a long time anyways.

I was way too self-conscious, so anytime I thought I was shrugged off or ignored, I'd get frustrated and depressed, while anytime I was approved of, I'd be overcome with this feeling of gratitude and happiness.

Wish I knew how to fix this. I can't tell when I'm accepted and can act like myself or when I'm not and need to act differently to keep my friendships intact.
Guess I can worry about it tomorrow.
218 Name: Anonymous : 2020-07-24 03:02
Wish I knew how to fix this.
I guess it'd be finding people who are as empathetic or as sensitive as you.
Or at least people who express their appreciation for your company.
Would you appreciate your own company?

I wonder what it is like to knowingly interact with someone who wants your approval.
I guess I have done that before...
It's easy to take for granted.
219 Name: Anonymous : 2020-07-24 17:09
I laid in bed for an hour imagining being held. I imagined that if I tried to get up and get ready for the day he'd tell me to stay just a little longer in bed. So I did. I often daydream like this an hour or so at a time and I find it very pleasant. Even though it sounds sad, I think today's going to be a good day. I'm drinking some coffee and going to do some drawing. I hope everyone else here has a good day too.
220 Name: Paperplane : 2020-07-24 20:17

You fantasize about bein held hostage? That's odd.
221 Name: Anonymous : 2020-07-24 22:26
Try to watch less tv and social media.
222 Name: Paperplane : 2020-07-25 03:42

Haven't watched TV in more than 7 years and idk what this has to do with your fantasies.
223 Name: Anonymous : 2020-07-25 11:35
I see.
224 Name: Anonymous : 2020-07-26 18:46
I'm not doing too fantastic, but managing. It's hard to look forward to anything right now. Today I'm going to take a long shower and maybe work on some network projects.
225 Name: Anonymous : 2020-07-29 04:31
She said YES.
226 Name: Anonymous : 2020-07-29 13:21
"Yes" to what?
227 Name: Anonymous : 2020-07-29 13:29
Usually that means marriage or dating. Courtship in general, or maybe she said yes to the suicide cult invitation? The anticpation is killing me.
228 Name: Anonymous : 2020-07-29 18:49
Missing my long distance.
Might try to get something done for one of my friend groups today.
229 Name: Anonymous : 2020-07-29 19:22
Dating, nothing suicidally fancy like that.
230 Name: Anonymous : 2020-07-30 00:12
Currently, I'm lazing around like a snail.
231 Name: Paperplane : 2020-07-30 08:00
Well the test might've been negative but I am still coughing like I am about to die. The doc gave me 2 different meds, none are working so he sent me to a doc specialised on lungs/respiratory stuff.
Wierd, I never ever smoked or something but I just started coughing over night and haven't stopped since.
My stomach already hurts from the constant muscle contraction and my throat is sore from all the coughing. But apparently it's nothing with my lungs themselves because my breathing is fine. I don't really feel sick either, it's just that the constant coughing is annoying and sometimes exhausting. Also everyone outside thinks I am a walking Coronabomb lol.

Well let's see what the lung doctor says. I wish they just ripped out my respiratory tract and gave me a new one.
232 Name: Anonymous : 2020-07-30 22:39
Damn, that must be horrible to feel like that, you have my prayers and wishes to get better sooner. Fight, fight on!
233 Name: Paperplane : 2020-07-31 05:48
Thanks man! I hope it's nothing serious. I never ever had a serious illness or injury in my life, never even broke a bone so I am naively optimistic about it ^^
I'll update you guys as soon as I know what it is.
234 Name: Anonymous : 2020-08-01 05:06
Midnight for me, so I guess now is a good time to post this. I have a fever of 101°F so I'm really stressed out about it, getting tested for COVID asap.
235 Name: Paperplane : 2020-08-02 14:46
Hoping for the best, man! Get well soon!
236 Name: Anonymous : 2020-08-02 23:53
Hope you're doing okay, keep us updated, potential-covid-anon!
237 Name: Paperplane : 2020-08-04 18:36
Ok I was at the doc today and did about ~2 hours of all kinds of tests. Xray, asthma test, some kind of pressurized breathing chamber with tubes I had to breath in and the result:
Your lungs are perfectly healthy idk why you're coughing lol

So yeah, nice to hear that my lungs are alright but still don't know why am coughing so much. He presrcibed me some pills that might help but we'll see.
238 Name: Anonymous : 2020-08-04 19:41
I ordered condoms over the internet, but they didn't fit

so I turned them into balloons

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