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What was the hardest thing you ever had to learn?
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Whether it be an academic/school thing, a skill, trick or domestic chore, what's been the toughest thing for you to learn how to do independently?

for me it's financial math but not sure if that counts because i don't think i even managed to learn it in the end lol
OTHERWISE learning how to style my hair was actually a nightmare because I'm very very scared of the straightener/curling iron.

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#2
That there's a lot wrong with me and I'm worth less to my family and friends.
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Took me a while before I could figure how to tie ties. (I still have to do it while looking at a how-to tutorial because I haven't memorized it)

Learning to motivate myself to study for the physics tests at high school was hard and sort of changed me for the better. The tests were difficult enough that a good portion of the class simply gave up, but this was one of the turning points that made me more motivated and inclined to challenge myself to attempt hard things.

Linear Algebra II and Calculus II was pretty hard what with the Taylor series and all that bullshit. Still only crammed hard for 2-3 days though, so not that time-consuming

Learning Japanese to fluency has been time consuming and pretty difficult, but mostly just time consuming.

KMP algorithm wasn't so easy or intuitive to learn at first either.

It took me a long time before I suddenly figure out how to compose even a coherent music.

Learning to draw is also super hard for me and I still stuck at it and improvements are extremely slow unlike pretty much anything else that I've been interesting in learning.

People skills and not being anxious are also things I'm still working at.
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I had a technical drawing course at university that was a complete pain for me. I dropped out twice, and the last time I barely passed, partly because the teacher was lax and partly because we could use AutoCAD for about half our presentations (instead of pencil and paper), which was infinitely easier for me. And also because a friend helped me with several of the drawings we had to make.
Fortunately it was just technical drawing (basically geometric shapes and drawings of simple device parts), so it required no artistic skills (which I just don't have, and are not particularly easy to acquire); I even learned a few useful things there. But my visual/graphic skills are just not there, so this was a complete pain in the ass for me.


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(2019-07-09 11:32:43)Ena Wrote: for me it's financial math but not sure if that counts because i don't think i even managed to learn it in the end lol
I can attest that you never learned it Tongue
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#5
that I'll always be alone

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#6
Life is meaningless and we just got lucky to exist and you have to find something to pursue and find your own purpose in order to give your life meaning for yourself
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(2019-07-11 05:24:02)Pinky Wrote: Life is meaningless and we just got lucky to exist and you have to find something to pursue and find your own purpose in order to give your life meaning for yourself

ha ha ha
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(2019-07-11 07:21:09)Verdusk Wrote:
(2019-07-11 05:24:02)Pinky Wrote: Life is meaningless and we just got lucky to exist and you have to find something to pursue and find your own purpose in order to give your life meaning for yourself
ha ha ha

I know right. Last month I tried to hang myself and I'm really pissed because the rope broke. I wish everything would have gone according to plan.
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those stupid glitch levels in PR2
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mm that's tough. There are different kinds of "hardness" and there is also the fact that some things were just hard for me to learn because I wasn't that smart at the time. I'll just list a few things that were hard for me:

- A while ago, I took a tax course with a low pass rate. The material was very tedious, mundane and downright complex to understand. The sheer volume of shit you had to memorize was insane. On top of that, the prof. was terrible. I'm glad I took the course though, it made me tougher and more confident in my academic ability

- Learning how to be socialize a with people and act almost normal. I struggled with social anxiety for a significant portion of my life and am very proud of how far I've come. I went from getting fired from a fast food restaurant due to my anxiety to having a job where I have to give speeches almost every shift - sometimes to large groups of people

- Tried my hand at Jujitsu last year. It was very hard to learn and most of the guys there were bigger than me. It was fun but hard. Having a sweaty guy twice your size choke you out over and over was quite humbling. I don't think this is something I ever "learned" because I stopped classes after while due to the cost and the lack of progress I made but I intend to join up at another school sometime later on....
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(2019-07-11 18:33:38)Residays Wrote: I know right. Last month I tried to hang myself and I'm really pissed because the rope broke. I wish everything would have gone according to plan.

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If it means anything, I like some of your posts on here and I'd be sad if you left. I'm sorry you are going through a hard time right now.
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aiming my piss the edge of the toilet bowl to achieve pindrop silence so i don't wake my roommates up with my incredibly manly, powerwasher strength urine laser
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(2019-07-11 18:33:38)Residays Wrote: I know right. Last month I tried to hang myself and I'm really pissed because the rope broke. I wish everything would have gone according to plan.

Resi oh no ? I’m here is you want to talk my guy, please don’t hesitate.

As for the hardest thing for me to learn...honestly public speaking has been a massive challenge. It’s required for my major to have some skill in public speaking and while I can talk to people without much issue speaking on a podium or on a stage in front of countless people is terrifying. I’ve taken steps towards working the fear into a positive for me by taking classes and getting out of my comfort zone on more than one occasion and it’s helped a ton. I’ve done various things like some improv for a local show with some friends of mine (it was quite a lot of fun and I might do that some more!), hosted a concert for my universities radio show and have had countless speaking events at church and elsewhere. I still get spooked with really big crowds (over 150 people) but I’m starting to get over that. Public speaking is an artform, but it is such an amazing one.
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(2019-07-27 19:26:11)Resarekt Wrote:
(2019-07-11 18:33:38)Residays Wrote: I know right. Last month I tried to hang myself and I'm really pissed because the rope broke. I wish everything would have gone according to plan.

Resi oh no ? I’m here is you want to talk my guy, please don’t hesitate.

As for the hardest thing for me to learn...honestly public speaking has been a massive challenge. It’s required for my major to have some skill in public speaking and while I can talk to people without much issue speaking on a podium or on a stage in front of countless people is terrifying. I’ve taken steps towards working the fear into a positive for me by taking classes and getting out of my comfort zone on more than one occasion and it’s helped a ton. I’ve done various things like some improv for a local show with some friends of mine (it was quite a lot of fun and I might do that some more!), hosted a concert for my universities radio show and have had countless speaking events at church and elsewhere. I still get spooked with really big crowds (over 150 people) but I’m starting to get over that. Public speaking is an artform, but it is such an amazing one.

Lol yeah, public speaking is hard as hell. I have to give the same speech to customers at my job and despite now having done it maybe a hundred times, it still can be hard
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Learning i will never be an mod on acid community

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(2019-08-09 19:07:28)Podifo Wrote: fuckin physics man

Same. Electricity and magnetism
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How to be nice. How to not irritate people. I don't know why, but I've struggled when it comes to me trying to be nice to people, but I'm really glad that I've gotten better about it. Even though I might not be perfect, I'd at least like to think I'm much kinder and less annoying than I used to be.
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(2019-08-10 18:30:25)Mystery Wrote: How to be nice. How to not irritate people. I don't know why, but I've struggled when it comes to me trying to be nice to people, but I'm really glad that I've gotten better about it. Even though I might not be perfect, I'd at least like to think I'm much kinder and less annoying than I used to be.
Why bother? Sooner or later someone will just take your kindness for granted and abuse it for their own gain.
Stop caring about treating people kindly and start looking out for yourself.



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(2019-08-17 01:39:41)TheWicked Wrote:
(2019-08-10 18:30:25)Mystery Wrote: How to be nice. How to not irritate people. I don't know why, but I've struggled when it comes to me trying to be nice to people, but I'm really glad that I've gotten better about it. Even though I might not be perfect, I'd at least like to think I'm much kinder and less annoying than I used to be.
Why bother? Sooner or later someone will just take your kindness for granted and abuse it for their own gain.
Stop caring about treating people kindly and start looking out for yourself.

I bother because I want people to actually like me, not to mention I feel better when I'm nice. Treating everyone like crap doesn't build long-lasting positive relationships or friendships.
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(2019-08-17 01:39:41)TheWicked Wrote:
(2019-08-10 18:30:25)Mystery Wrote: How to be nice. How to not irritate people. I don't know why, but I've struggled when it comes to me trying to be nice to people, but I'm really glad that I've gotten better about it. Even though I might not be perfect, I'd at least like to think I'm much kinder and less annoying than I used to be.
Why bother? Sooner or later someone will just take your kindness for granted and abuse it for their own gain.
Stop caring about treating people kindly and start looking out for yourself.

Because the vast majority of people aren't that way, and will happily look after you in return. The fact that you have recently met a bunch of bad apples (as is visible from your posts everywhere) doesn't change the fact that most people aren't that way.
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