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Talk to Stabby the Misanthrope

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Because I can never find it when I need it: User:Stabby the Misanthrope/vector.css

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You okay? Objective (talk) 22:42, 29 June 2016 (UTC)

It takes a lot of potential to contribute to a wiki like you have. I couldn't do it, and I have a Master's. I think deep down I wanted to be able to but my ADHD got in the way. You seem like a cool guy/gal and you seem very talented. Objective (talk) 22:46, 29 June 2016 (UTC)

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I haven't ever interacted with you but I don't think you should be hard on yourself. We all have IRL problems and that can hinder us. I know that it can be hard to be motivated to do even the simplest task, especially when you suffer from depression. The rest of us care about you too.--Owlman (talk) (mail) 08:13, 30 June 2016 (UTC) 08:13, 30 June 2016 (UTC)

I appreciate your and everyone else's words. For the record, my depression has been at manageable levels for several months now. I'm gainfully employed and have a hobby project that I've been making steady progress on (though perhaps not as much as I'd like). I'm merely acknowledging the obvious fact that I've been pretty disengaged from RW since the end of 2010 or so. Star of David.png Radioactive Misanthrope 18:21, 30 June 2016 (UTC)

I was wondering the same... You meant "bye" as in LANCB? If so, oh dear - we'll miss you, buddy. Th hug.gif Reverend Black Percy (talk) 13:36, 30 June 2016 (UTC)

*grumbles at all these email alerts* Think less "leaving and never coming back" and more "acknowledging my already-extant sabbatical of indefinite length and leaving open the possibility of coming back". I mean, if you average my edits over the past five years, aside from Foundation stuff, I've been LANCBed for the past five years already.
I want to come back to this site. I honestly hope jettisoning all real responsibilities associated with RW will encourage me to edit again, since the anxiety of all the board and treasurer stuff that I'm not doing won't be hanging over me anymore. Star of David.png Radioactive Misanthrope 18:21, 30 June 2016 (UTC)

A thought for Stabby

Hi buddy. I saw what you wrote in the Saloon bar; I recognize much of how you term yourself in regards to your "accomplishments" (or lack of them). By which I mean, I've had my life turned around with therapy, with the right medication and - as it turns out - with having adult ADHD diagnosed just this spring. I could never wrap my head around how I wanted stuff to work so bad but they just wouldn't. It landed me in a paradoxical world where everything I did was just try and try again six times. It was all I had, but then the amount of failed attempts almost outweighed my ability to try anymore without betting on failure. It felt like a dead end. But it wasn't; I just had no idea about really basic things about myself, despite being 25 and relatively introspective. Turns out, in my case, I had ADHD, and a lot of things have changed. I see myself as a different person than I did just 6 months ago, and I'm much happier now... When you're going through hell, keep going. Anyhow. I'm writing you this because I read your words, and in reply to them, I wanted to recommend you a book. It's a fairly short one. It's got no instructions. It's not a jolly book. In a sense, it's a collection of thoughts and short essays. But it's a book that matters. It's a better crutch than any cheery nonsense would be. Matt Haig's Reasons To Stay Alive. If you'd let me know how to ship it to you, I could gladly buy you a copy on Amazon and send it your way or whatever (despite just being a fairly poor student in Sweden). Or maybe you prefer Audible and it's on there, or as a Kindle e-book or whatever... Just saying; if you're the least bit interested, I just wanted you to know that - even as a stranger on the web, even in the short post you wrote that deals mostly with percieved failure - you were able to ever so gently touch a life, the life of someone who can relate. That's all. Thank you for your honesty. All the best buddy, Reverend Black Percy (talk) 10:54, 30 June 2016 (UTC)

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