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A Treatise On Not Giving A F***

Irish-Rationalist

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We live in a culture where increasing numbers of people are manifesting attitudes and behaviours symptomatic of giving a f***. People are rising out of their beds in the morning and making their way to their place of wage-slavery. Mothers and fathers are putting food on the table for their loved ones. All manner of humdrum socioeconomic, political, educational, leisure, historical and cultural behaviours are being indulged in by the masses, who are socially conditioned by the powers that be to give a f***.

When Michelangelo painted the ceiling of the Sistine chapel he gave a f*** (about interior décor). When William Shakespeare penned Macbeth, he gave a f*** (about theatre and entertainment). When Moscovici formulated his theory of social representations, the fella was giving a f*** (about theoretical and abstract thought processes), and when Charles Darwin published his Origin of Species, he was ultimately giving a f*** (about evolution). God people (not necessarily good people) who gather to worship on a Sunday, they’re all caring about mortality and the possibility of an afterlife and collectively giving a f*** about being seen to be good, God fearing Christians/Muslims/religion of choice .

Ordinary, everyday people are in the humdrum business of doing stuff every day, like eating food and taking baths, cleaning their houses (some even paint theirs), washing their cars, mowing their lawns and clipping their flipping hedges. They wear nice clean clothes and smile and invite people they know to dinner and sh1t. They watch and read the daily news in an attempt to keep up with local, national and world events and public opinion, then they come onto a site like this and read other people’s opinions and offer theirs, and all because they give a f*** about what is happening in the world.

But why? Why be concerned about things over which you have little or no control or influence? Why trouble your weary little head thinking about the multitude of problems in this country or the world, when you could just as easily keep your head up your hole, get by and be quite happy living in a detached, self created, insulated, bubble and not give a f*** about anything?

So long as your basic, everyday needs are met, and you have the capacity to keep yourself psychologically, physically and materially healthy, and get the odd bit of sexual gratification now and again, why give a f*** about other people’s problems and/or opinions, and going to all the trouble of firing up precious neurons to offer totally worthless opinions of your own?

Just in: no-one gives a f***.

Do you honestly believe that as an anonymous stranger on the internet any comment, treatise or set of opinions you post on this forum is significant or important? Do you feel that your offerings matter or make a difference in people's lives? Does receiving likes for your comments make you feel significant and validated? Do you care what other people think about what you have to say? Do you perhaps even consciously tailor your arguments to appeal to a certain target audience eg. people who generally give a f***?

If so, you’ve fallen into the trap of giving a f***, and when people disagree with you or offer converse opinions of their own, you become irritated and annoyed, as you are unwittingly and repeatedly giving a f*** about what other people think. What do you think would happen if you no longer gave a f*** about other people’s opinions, your own, or indeed anything? Would that not be a huge liberation from all of the anxiety and stress caused by slavishly and consistently giving a f****?

This is an off the top of the head diatribe, as you’ve probably noticed, but what I’m essentially trying to communicate is that when you stop giving a f*** you experience real inner peace and freedom. It’s a liberation and a release, as you are no longer giving a f*** about all of the petty little things that are not important and don‘t matter. Now that might seem nihilistic, but it’s really not, as you are simply, consciously, going against the grain of the inbuilt human predisposition to give a f***. So why continue giving a f*** when you can live a stress free life by not giving a f****, and no-one essentially gives a f***?

When Jesus (he really existed, says so in the bible) performed miracles on lepers and blind and disabled people thus curing them, he was giving a f***. When Hospital staff go to work in the morning they are giving a f***. If you care about anything you have just read in this treatise on not giving a f****, you are giving a f***. If you have agreed or disagreed with any or all of the above, you are providing gratuitous and unnecessary f***s that no-one but you gives a f*** about.

For your own mental and emotional wellbeing, please for f*** sake get a f***ing life and stop giving a f*** about the things that don't matter, and start giving a f**** about those that do. And in doing so berate yourself for giving a f*** about anything.

If I haven’t made total sense or not used enough gratuitous foul language and you’d like to respond to this thread with criticisms or praise or something else, just don’t. I don’t give a f***. And neither should you.

Thanks for listening, and mind how often you use gratuitous bad language on the internet.

Some people give a f***.
 
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Why do you have 4 asterisks instead of 3 in some places?

I don't understand...
 

farnaby

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Reminds me of those people who say they genuinely (pronounced jen-you-wine-lee) don't give a f*** about e.g. ex-girlfriend shifting their sworn enemy when inside they're crying buckets.
 

ShoutingIsLeadership

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One can comment on an OP, without giving a fnck. One might be bored, with little else to do, without the energy or interest to muster a decent shuffle, and instead might type some rubbish to pass some time until something they give a fnck about arises.

Not sure what you asked...I stopped reading
 

Eire1976

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I was just speaking about this to the wife the other day when she said that her Father was most happy when he was making something, using his skills for the benefit of his family.

People have it too easy nowadays, with a gadget laid on to sort everything.

We need to find a balance and get our hands dirty more often. It is therapeutic for the mind and brings real inner happiness.
 

james toney

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Wtf?
 

Irish-Rationalist

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One can comment on an OP, without giving a fnck. One might be bored, with little else to do, without the energy or interest to muster a decent shuffle, and instead might type some rubbish to pass some time until something they give a fnck about arises.

Not sure what you asked...I stopped reading
I give a f*** (with three asterisks).
 

between the bridges

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We live in a culture where increasing numbers of people are manifesting attitudes and behaviours symptomatic of giving a f***. People are rising out of their beds in the morning and making their way to their place of wage-slavery. Mothers and fathers are putting food on the table for their loved ones. All manner of humdrum socioeconomic, political, educational, leisure, historical and cultural behaviours are being indulged in by the masses, who are socially conditioned by the powers that be to give a f***.

When Michelangelo painted the ceiling of the Sistine chapel he gave a f*** (about interior décor). When William Shakespeare penned Macbeth, he gave a f*** (about theatre and entertainment). When Moscovici formulated his theory of social representations, the fella was giving a f*** (about theoretical and abstract thought processes), and when Charles Darwin published his Origin of Species, he was ultimately giving a f*** (about evolution). God people (not necessarily good people) who gather to worship on a Sunday, they’re all caring about mortality and the possibility of an afterlife and collectively giving a f*** about being seen to be good, God fearing Christians/Muslims/religion of choice .

Ordinary, everyday people are in the humdrum business of doing stuff every day, like eating food and taking baths, cleaning their houses (some even paint theirs), washing their cars, mowing their lawns and clipping their flipping hedges. They wear nice clean clothes and smile and invite people they know to dinner and sh1t. They watch and read the daily news in an attempt to keep up with local, national and world events and public opinion, then they come onto a site like this and read other people’s opinions and offer theirs, and all because they give a f*** about what is happening in the world.

But why? Why be concerned about things over which you have little or no control or influence? Why trouble your weary little head thinking about the multitude of problems in this country or the world, when you could just as easily keep your head up your hole, get by and be quite happy living in a detached, self created, insulated, bubble and not give a f*** about anything?

So long as your basic, everyday needs are met, and you have the capacity to keep yourself psychologically, physically and materially healthy, and get the odd bit of sexual gratification now and again, why give a f*** about other people’s problems and/or opinions, and going to all the trouble of firing up precious neurons to offer totally worthless opinions of your own?

Just in: no-one gives a f***.

Do you honestly believe that as an anonymous stranger on the internet any comment, treatise or set of opinions you post on this forum is significant or important? Do you feel that your offerings matter or make a difference in people's lives? Does receiving likes for your comments make you feel significant and validated? Do you care what other people think about what you have to say? Do you perhaps even consciously tailor your arguments to appeal to a certain target audience eg. people who generally give a f***?

If so, you’ve fallen into the trap of giving a f***, and when people disagree with you or offer converse opinions of their own, you become irritated and annoyed, as you are unwittingly and repeatedly giving a f*** about what other people think. What do you think would happen if you no longer gave a f*** about other people’s opinions, your own, or indeed anything? Would that not be a huge liberation from all of the anxiety and stress caused by slavishly and consistently giving a f****?

This is an off the top of the head diatribe, as you’ve probably noticed, but what I’m essentially trying to communicate is that when you stop giving a f*** you experience real inner peace and freedom. It’s a liberation and a release, as you are no longer giving a f*** about all of the petty little things that are not important and don‘t matter. Now that might seem nihilistic, but it’s really not, as you are simply, consciously, going against the grain of the inbuilt human predisposition to give a f***. So why continue giving a f*** when you can live a stress free life by not giving a f****, and no-one essentially gives a f***?

When Jesus (he really existed, says so in the bible) performed miracles on lepers and blind and disabled people thus curing them, he was giving a f***. When Hospital staff go to work in the morning they are giving a f***. If you care about anything you have just read in this treatise on not giving a f****, you are giving a f***. If you have agreed or disagreed with any or all of the above, you are providing gratuitous and unnecessary f***s that no-one but you gives a f*** about.

For your own mental and emotional wellbeing, please for f*** sake get a f***ing life and stop giving a f*** about the things that don't matter, and start giving a f**** about those that do. And in doing so berate yourself for giving a f*** about anything.

If I haven’t made total sense or not used enough gratuitous foul language and you’d like to respond to this thread with criticisms or praise or something else, just don’t. I don’t give a f***. And neither should you.

Thanks for listening, and mind how often you use gratuitous bad language on the internet.

Some people give a f***.
Translation: please please please look at me...
 

drummed

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Some poster for one poster.
 

Irish-Rationalist

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American's are generally full of sh1t, but this young dude gets it right ...

[video=youtube;D4hMbJhuT10]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4hMbJhuT10[/video]
 

redhead

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Translation: I've got nothing to contribute, because I'm a negative old drunk and a dead-head.
b2b may be many things, including from Fermanagh, however his constant efforts to return himself to a state of liberty articulate a positivity rarely seen in these parts.
 


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