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Old 12-20-14, 07:26 AM   #1
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Bit of sarcasm to start this thread because otherwise I think I will lose it.

So, to make a long story short, I've been sick for the past 4-5 days with the relative worse(er) stage behind, though I wouldn't say that what I still have is better in comparison. I went to the doctor, got checked out (had to be absent at work) and told that it was a virus that has been going around recently. Funny thing is that aside from this, when I was being checked, I was told that my blood pressure was high and the virus doesn't raise blood pressure...

So is this the first medical warning that I need to change my way of being? Because as of late, alot of people have been telling me that I'm too aggressive, too angry and overall that I need to chill out; even 2 coworkers have told me that I was 1) way too hyper all the time and that she was scared I might get a heart attack or something one of these days and 2) to take it easy. Even more I have had even less patience/tolerance with people as time has gone by. And herein lies a big problem..

That's how I am. I can't take things lightly when I set my mind to it. This is the way I grew up, always being driven to push harder (aside from the pressure I got from parents). I can't stand to be "ok" at something. If I don't give it 120%, it just feels..wrong. Like I'm not measuring up to my standards, like I'm not being me but something less.

Of course the flip side to this is that I have already started experiencing things that are problematic. Anxiety episodes are increasing, I'm seeing things that aren't there and as if that wasn't enough, the episodes of voices in my head and images (which are distorted) are happening more. If I'm not occupied doing something, its like giving my head free reign to do as it pleases.

What can I do?
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Old 12-20-14, 06:32 PM   #2
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Well this is a thing to be worried about.

Stress leads to a lot of serious conditions. High blood pressure, angina pectoris, heart attack, ulcus in stomach... And these are just most common ones.

Try meditation, yoga, spirituality, buddhism, idk... anything that is related to calming the soul. Breath slowly in and out and kick out all thoughts out of your head and just be. You need to reduce amount of stress or to vent in any way, to release it.
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Change of diet helps. Lower salt and fat. For me, a change in career. At least, while I still deal with idiots, at least I`m more physically active. BP has been relatively normal over the last couple of years.
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Hi Crystal, sorry for the delay. I didn't know what to say.

Well you know what's *not* working for you. Being angry and oppositional and a perfectionist isn't working.

I feel like I've given you a lot of ideas including spirituality and none of them were feasible.

You know yourself better than anyone and you're highly intelligent. How do *you* think you can cope with your situation?

FWIW, the people around you don't seem pushy, rude, or mean spirited. So is there really a need to isolate yourself from them?

I also know that you bring up the past a lot. So what if you were raised to give it your all? Those days are over. I think that perfectionist child should die. Now that you're an adult, you can be whoever you want to be.
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Change of diet helps. Lower salt and fat. For me, a change in career. At least, while I still deal with idiots, at least I`m more physically active. BP has been relatively normal over the last couple of years.
Overall my job is pretty physical. I wish I could change it though but that has proven impossible. I'm either overqualified or someone sabotages my chances as I have seen a few times already.
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Things like the sabotages are among the things that make me hate people even more and never be around them, aside from the sheer stupidity and laziness I have to put up with. Their not qualified enough but they don't let anyone else give it a shot.

I can put half of my superiors to shame and mop the floor with them in terms of capabilities. Its an amazement how the world runs with imbeciles like those in power.

I've tried different approaches but none have worked so far. I get tired of having to deal with people, even family is tiresome and I can't stand them half the time. That's why I'm constantly seeking solitude but the more I try to find it, the quicker I seem to run into others. I've tried the opposite (well for as long as I can put up with it) and it doesn't work either, if anything it makes it worse.
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For some time now Ive been feeling like im wasting away with this. I know its probably somewhat arrogant to say it but this type of mediocre life isnt appealing. i dont mean it in a sense of wanting a luxurious life or anything of the sort. I mean it in the sense that i want something that i feel uses my capabilities to a satisfactory extent. My mind is still somewhat sharp but it feels like its dwindling. i feel limited, restrained, and often ask myself if this is the extent of what i will be capable for the rest of my life. Doing some mediocre job for some idiot who cant count their own fingers in front of them? I would have never even put an effort into anything had i known that this is where i would end up.
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Even worse than that is the fact that people (the majority) say that this is how it is. That if you want to get by, you have to kiss up to others. So I'm supposed to lower and humiliate myself? To be under someone else's idiotic foot to do anything? Where the hell are the people with some backbone in this world!?
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But those "lazy", "stupid", people with no "backbone" are happy and you aren't. They're getting ready for the holidays, where they will spend time with loved ones and exchange juicy presents. Meanwhile, you strongly dislike your loved ones, although they could be far worse.

Maybe they actually have something to teach you. Maybe you don't have all the answers. Maybe they know the culture, the history, how to survive, etc.

Also, being a loner is overrated. I have been a loner for about five weeks now. At first it was extremely peaceful and I felt in control. But talking to myself has become exhausting. I also came across a few fun, outgoing types who seemed much happier and I thought to myself, "why do I feel the need to do this? Why should I let the bad eggs control me?" I haven't had sex in two months and feel totally dick starved. So I think I will switch to something else. Anyway, it got me in trouble at work because I started developing shyness and a serious facial expression. So I better switch!
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What would people be able to teach me exactly?
I'm not trying to live up to a label or anything. I just prefer my own company, not everyone else's. I don't do social or outgoing. If people want to be that, that's fine by me so long as they keep me out of it.
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