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Anonymous 27930[Reply]

>USA
>have to work 12 hours a day in a job, plus another part time job sometimes
>fear of losing social credit and becoming poor
>absence of working social health care system
>warped work ethics

>EU

>tendency to just have jobs not exceeding 8 hours a day
>functioning social health care system
>few people are afraid of losing social status
>reasonable work ethics

How can Americans compete?

Y'all just fighting for last place in the social and economical ladder
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Anonymous 28119

I’ve been to Europe.
You can keep it, and please stay there.
I’m from Alabama and when I got to Europe I was shocked at how everyone is poor. Tiny houses (that are expensive), tiny cars (expensive), and most things are shoddy (and expensive).
Do I only get a few months of unemployment payments if I lose my job?
Sure.
But I can afford to heat my apartment.

Anonymous 28123

>>27936
>Or you mean central Europe with its numerous high-paying jobs with strong tertiary education/apprenticeship networks and competent governance but where they take 2 hour lunchbreaks and the police beat you up if you jay-walk or litter because they have nothing to do? (no crime)

I would see no fault in this - IF it was true.
I live in Germany and while there are very wealthy people, there are also many many poor ones. Nearly 25% earn less than 10€ per hour.
Strong tertiary education? Here only a third gets into Uni. The others are deemed "too stupid" and no amount of money could change that.
While dumb Americans are allowed to laze around in school until they're 18, Germans who aren't blessed with good grades have to start to work after just 9th grade - meaning some are just 14 years old.
Nobody, really nobody, takes 2 hour lunch breaks. Most only do half an hour or eat at the desk / eat quickly while standing behind the builing they work in.

And not even the lovely old stereotype of jaywalkers being severely punished is true, instead the normal population has to take that matter into their own hands.
And don't even get me started on "muh low crime"; here literal rapists get zero jail time, only probation - but hey, at least our criminals aren't treated as inhumane as american ones. /s

To all americans who love to whine about us getting free education without informing themselves on how our education system really works: YOU, would have never even made it into a german (or any european) university.
If who gets to study isn't decided by "who/whose parents can afford to pay for tuition", then why aren't there more people in Uni??? Hm, maybe it's because they really only let in the best ones?
In germany you go to primary school until 4th grade, then the teachers divide you into 3 groups: the stupd ones - who go to school til 9th grade and then usually end up in some low pay physical job, the "normal" ones and the good ones, who are the only ones who are allowed into high school and then maybe into uni…
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Anonymous 28126

>>28123
>Nobody, really nobody, takes 2 hour lunch breaks. Most only do half an hour or eat at the desk / eat quickly while standing behind the builing they work in.

It was a joke caricature reference to this blogpost by naive American expat
https://www.vox.com/2015/7/21/8974435/switzerland-work-life-balance

>Which brings us to lunch. In Switzerland, you don't arrive to a meeting late, but you also don't leave for your lunch break a second past noon. If it's summer, jumping into the lake to swim with the swans is an acceptable way to spend your lunch hour. If you eat a sandwich at your desk, people will scold you. I learned this the hard way.


>To all americans who love to whine about us getting free education without informing themselves on how our education system really works: YOU, would have never even made it into a german (or any european) university.

If who gets to study isn't decided by "who/whose parents can afford to pay for tuition", then why aren't there more people in Uni??? Hm, maybe it's because they really only let in the best ones?
In germany you go to primary school until 4th grade, then the teachers divide you into 3 groups: the stupd ones - who go to school til 9th grade and then usually end up in some low pay physical job, the "normal" ones and the good ones, who are the only ones who are allowed into high school and then maybe into uni…
The future of most people gets decided by how good their grades were as a 9 or 10yo - I bet you americans would find that rather discriminatory, no?

Nah that's the way it should be, that is beautiful. Unlike you, the Americans force everyone (even the kids who can't even do algebra) into a academic path at university where they waste several years doing remedial courses and another 2 years of general education courses unrelated to their major until the last 2 years in undergrad are finally spent on their major. Such attempt to replicate a system in the USA would fail because all the public school teachers are retards who whine about "standardized testing" despite the SAT being babby-tier compared to the Abitur in Central Europe. Despite this most Americans who glorifyPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

Anonymous 28129

>>28119
>I’ve been to Europe.
Which countries?

Anonymous 28131

I'm from the USA and wish I was European, I went to Spain and France and liked it a lot there. Not that I hate the USA though, I still live a pretty comfortable life here.



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Self-improvement thread Anonymous 11102[Reply]

What steps are you all taking to improve yourselves?

I'm cutting out all social media and spending that time either learning something new or making something useful instead. I'm also working out, meal prepping, etc.
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Anonymous 28052

Gunna just bump this so this thread can be used and not the newly created one since we don't need two.

Anonymous 28053

Going to the gym, everyone should at least try it.

Anonymous 28061

I'm a bit of a workaholic and I want to try to eat during the day and take at least one 10 minute break per day.
I also plan on improving how I look next year by going to the gym after work.

Anonymous 28089

I just finished college and I'm taking a break before finding a job to sort my life out.

◻ Lose 50lbs
Want to lose this once and for all so I can donate all my hoarder's collection of fat clothes and replace it with a capsule wardrobe full of cute office outfits! Now that I'm not in college, I have time to make proper meals and go for long walks. I'd work out but I don't feel comfortable doing cardio at my weight, I'll wait until I've lost some first. I'm cutting out obvious junk/alcohol and I've been trying to teach myself what feeling full is like (and not just eating when I'm bored). I've been trying to say "no" more often. The best thing I've found is to only eat half of w.e is in front of me and put the rest in the fridge, it helps with portion control and keeping me satisfied and learning when I'm actually full.
◻ Find a job I enjoy
Right now I'm checking job listings every morning and sending my CV to a few different places. I'm not getting many interviews so I might have a professional look at my CV. I'm also going to apply to a recruitment agency to help me find something really specific to me.
◻ Get a hobby
I think I'm stressed because I don't have a hobby. I'm going to join a few clubs or do a few free classes until I find something that relaxes me. My first is going to be archery. Taking up new hobbies normally stresses me out (because I suck at them) so it's going to be a challenge lol. For now, I'm teaching kids to code which is really enjoyable.
◻ Start reading more
Bought a kindle and have a load of unread books on it. I'd like to start reading things other than fantasy like autobiographies and true crime. Suggestions welcome!
◻ Clear my acne
I've been trying out a skincare routine that works so well. I still have red scars though. I just need to be consistent I guess.
◻ Discover what hair/glasses/clothes suit me
When I lose weight, I'm going to do a whole day of shopping with my boyfriend and maybe a friend (if I can convince them). I'm going to try on different colours, silhouettes and styles to see what suits me. Then I'll make my capsule wardrobe full of things I know will look good on me every day. For now I know that I have cool skin and everyone complements me when I wear royal blue.
◻ Move out
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Anonymous 28115

>>16528
Updates and/or refinements

>Find a part time job

Still working on this, have a volunteer position lined up, but I want more relevant experience and some side cash. Soon it will change to a full time job goal though.

>Read more

I read more long-form books even though I'm more behind in my goodreads '18 challenge (13/25), I "cheated" less compared to previous years where I read many more graphic novels. Also read quite a few short form things. Maybe the next step is teaching myself something through reading where I help my understanding and take notes on it for personal development.

>Draw more

Nope. I did a little bit of landscape watercolor when I went traveling, but no doodling or drawing for myself really.

>Work on coping skills

Didn't do that DBT online course that I had intended, want to try again but don't want to start too many things and burn out. I did start journaling again here and there, so I'm trying to think of a way to combine reading notes/drawing/reflecting together since I don't want to overwhelm myself with too many notebooks.

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/SIG/ Anonymous 28028[Reply]

Can we get a self improvement thread here? It'll be like an early new year's resolution except we start today and don't wait until some arbitrary date. You can state what you're working towards and come back every so often to document/update your progress. I'll start:

I want to:
>find part time work
>go on dates with at least 2 guys
>get to goal weight 57kg
>read 3 books this month
>cut down vidya to three times a week

>>>/b/28026
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Anonymous 28038

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>draw & write for 30 minutes every day
>work in 30 minutes of programming + math
>watch and read more content i've been meaning to rather than just click around aimlessly online

Anonymous 28046

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>move from home workouts to the gym and get BEEFED UP
>improve with anatomy/portraits/colour use in my artwork (more studies and experimentation)
>have better study habits (every evening)
>work on social skills, talk to more people next semester

Anonymous 28047

>get married
literally my only goal atm

Anonymous 28049

Existing self-improvement thread: >>11102
Does no on use the catalog, this place is not that fast.

>Fitness, goal of being stronger and more flexible, not about weight but body composition

>Volunteer and/or part time work
>Journal/draw a few times a week, maintain bullet journaling for tasks
>Meal plan better (have ~2 weeks of different rotating recipes that are go-to and vegetable heavy vs. carb-heavy)

Anonymous 28054

>>28047
‘Luck
Same here



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/SIG/ Anonymous 28020[Reply]

Can we get a self improvement thread here? It'll be like an early new year's resolution except we start today and don't wait until some arbitrary date. You can state what you're working towards and come back every so often to document/update your progress. I'll start:

I want to:
>find part time work
>go on dates with at least 2 guys
>get to goal weight 57kg
>read 3 books this month
>cut down vidya to three times a week

Anonymous 28021

>>28020
ok just fyi pic related makes it seem like i'm a disgusting sausage but rly i found the image relatable despite a few gender specific things. don't ban me mods (like you mistakenly did last time). ok proceed with goals & want to do's ty.

Anonymous 28023

just remake the thread but don't use a disgusting wojak or pepe
we should break free of 4chan's symbols

Anonymous 28026

>>28021
i'm going to make a new thread for you using your OP and report this one so they can direct this one to the new.

Anonymous 28034

I think OP should self-improve by not posting ugly male images.



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Anonymous 27710[Reply]

Inspired by the Inferno test thread here, let's find out our alignment too.

http://easydamus.com/alignmenttest.html
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Anonymous 27774

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Apparantly I am chaotic neutral.

Anonymous 27847

True neutral

Anonymous 27852

>true neutral
I could be persuaded into evil neutrality by a cute guy, but no one's tried yet.

Anonymous 27907

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Neutral evil, makes sense

Anonymous 28017

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>NG
>3steps from TN
>3steps from NE
As it should be



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Big Miners Anonymous 27989[Reply]

Thread for big girls.

Skinny girls, get out.
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Anonymous 27997

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>>27995
I noticed her legs were a bit thicker than the average animu when I first saw it. But yeah, she isn't "big."
On topic, any big girls really into skelly guys? Any success stories with em? I've always wanted a bf who blows away in the wind and who I can snap in half.

Anonymous 27998

>>27997
I am chubbs, kinda like your picture but a little shorter and my bf is skinny. I don't have a preference, it just happened, but I find his body very attractive anyway

Anonymous 27999

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I like how anime has been reintroducing some girls stockier than the average waifu waif. Particularly with girls like Fuuka from Yotsuba or Galko-chan here.
Also, bonus points for having heroines whose weight I'd consider a bit chunky maybe even average who is never pressured to lose weight nor is she called fat.
It's a breath of fresh air that's not tumblr tier obese projection even if the fetishisation gets too much at times.

Anonymous 28010

>>27997
>genocide by snu snu

Anonymous 28013

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Reporting in.



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and then everybody clapped Anonymous 27928[Reply]

Did you ever have one of those moments when you did something cool and everybody cheered for you? I thought that never happened outside of the internet but it happened to me once.

> be me doing group work, we have to make a little speech about prejudice from what we read from a text

> I have lots of grades so I'm sure I won't be picked, my friend has few grades so she's trying to memorize a speech
>teacher: "Ok from the next group, please Anon tell us about prejudice in society."
> oh no
> I'm good at this subject but I really wasn't expecting to be picked so I'm just stammering
> teacher says "Oh I thought for sure you Anon would have no problems with this!"
>"But teacher, that's prejudice!" I reply.
> the whole class cheers and claps for me
> I nail my speech after that.

please share your stories if you have any.
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Anonymous 27968

>>27967
Why give them the satisfaction of snickering on your grave?
You will bury them.

Anonymous 27976

once in elementary school gym class we were playing hockey and i scored a goal from across the gym. everyone cheered for me. i peaked at age 8

Anonymous 27994

>>27967
it hurts

Anonymous 28006

one time I was drunk at dennys and I yelled "straight rights", then everyone clapped

Anonymous 28007

>>28006
based anon



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Thoughts on Brazil? Anonymous 26530[Reply]

Thoughts on pic related?
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Anonymous 27658

it's trash and the meme about them being beautiful is so overblown it's ridiculous

Anonymous 27659

>>26545
it is racist and backwards
t. latina

Anonymous 28003

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>>26530
Any Brazil anons would like to chime in on the Atlantic islands of Brazil (pic related). Whenever someone mentions tourism for Brazil everyone brings up Rio or South Brazil but these Atlantic islands (Fernando de Noronha) seem to never be mentioned.

Is it worthwhile or just some knockoff-Iceland tourist trap?

Anonymous 28011

>tfw Brazilian and I hate this place
>tfw can't move out because I don't have any relevant descendancy
I hate the fact that I'm bound to this place for the rest of my shitty life

Anonymous 28027

>>28003
Fernando de Noronha is gorgeous but MAD EXPENSIVE. Definitely worth it if you can afford it.



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Anonymous 27984[Reply]

Dear pellucidparisite.pâtisserie;

do there exist circumstances in which it becomes acceptable to steal a seal?

I am asking purely hypothetically, of course.

Anonymous 28001

Well, maybe. If the seal has stolen something you from first and you want to even the score, or if the seal is exceptionally cute, go right ahead.



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Anonymous 27944[Reply]

Winner winner chicken tendies

Anonymous 27945

nom

Anonymous 27971

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When I was locked away I ordered chicken tendies with bbq sauce for every single meal. Thank you for reading this tendies blog.

Anonymous Moderator 27972

There's already a tendies thread here >>>/b/17672



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