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Re: how much time do you waste?

Postby Bronies Are Cool » 29 Aug 2014 13:30

I just wasted a lot of people's time including my own with this thread.
I know I just necro'd pretty hard right now but I think it is justified.

This is the only thread that talks about time wasting and I am a professional at wasting time.

Lately, whenever I get home, I waste over an hour looking at EQD, mlr, tff, ifunny, mlp background app and whatever else.
And then I spend a few hours before sleeping wasting a lot of time on forums and ifunny. Like, I waste over 3-5 hours every day doing things like this.
It's actually a bad habit of mine now. I literally prioritize this over homework and sleep. It has affected my grades negatively. All because I have access to a mobile device. Prior to having a mobile device, it was more difficult to waste time on forums. Now it's too easy.
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Re: how much time do you waste?

Postby Navron » 29 Aug 2014 18:07

My god....

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Re: how much time do you waste?

Postby DJ TATCM » 29 Aug 2014 18:25

I never waste time. Some may call it sitting around doing nothing, I call it meditation!

Btw I think that's a new necro record
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Re: how much time do you waste?

Postby Guthey » 30 Aug 2014 23:03

I waste time by finding ways to not waste time, and let me tell you it is pretty effective.
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Re: how much time do you waste?

Postby ExoBassTix » 31 Aug 2014 04:58

Nowadays, I've kinda tricked myself in a more beneficial understanding of what it means to actually waste time. I've also given up in getting upset because my priorities in life might be out of balance with good health.

When I get on my laptop, I usually do one thing for five hours or so. Whether that's browsing forums or music, being around on Skype, doing Japanese Puzzles, just listening music in that lifeless cocoon I sometimes transform into, staring at my DAW while listening to all 15sec WiPs I've accumulated over the past two years, or just dedicatedly tweaking some sound with all kinds of FX, I do it all and usually very long. And when I get dragged off by my parents, or when I go to bed, I start remembering all kinds of things I had told myself I should do. Then I tend to mentally throw myself against some hard walls till the stars don't go, and sometimes I go out of bed (UGH) to write whatever thought sprung up in me on my whiteboard, to maybe once be read coincidentally. Never when it matters though.

Getting back to the red line of this post (I'm awfully good at branching off from the red line quite far, and then forgetting what that red line was; great for getting upset at yourself), if this was a year ago, I'd have called most of the things I tend to do as a waste and either ignore it, break down just a little or beat myself up mentally, after I'm done wasting it (though occasionally the thought does occur while wasting time, but I still continue doing it). Nowadays, I just tell myself I had fun and that whatever I did was okay.

I prefer living in a fake reality if it helps me not beat myself down mentally.

Sadly, this fake reality also consumes me enough that I less and less remember to shower, nor care about taking a shower. Or taking a drink. Or doing whatever chore my parents got lined up for me. That last bit especially makes it still have a big negative side. Because now they get upset or passive aggressive at me, and I can't explain why I don't do them chores, so they fill it in themselves, which inevitably traps me and triggers either anger, self-hate, self-destructiveness, depression or something else. Or just altogether if you will.
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Re: how much time do you waste?

Postby Freewave » 03 Sep 2014 10:16

I pretty much run my off time like a second unpaid job. Downtime goes into music or games or gets sucked up by family life. There's just a lot of time spent making music or planning to do so. I honestly leave only a small part of time to surfing or skype chats because they can so easily be unfruitful. Sadly I'm a lot more like Twilight then I'd like as that equals a pretty rigid time schedule, a decent amount of pressure, being a tad high strung, and a certain lack of social interaction that's typical of a certain purple mare. In the end I'm not sure why I work hard for such negligable results :???: but I like to finish my goals, stick with what i've started, and i frankly do enjoy being busy... vs twiddling my thumbs or not getting things done. So waste not, want not.
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Re: how much time do you waste?

Postby GCKrastin » 03 Sep 2014 14:17

I have to give a 5-minute speech in class on Friday.
I was supposed to start writing it on Monday so that I would have at least a full day to practice it.
It is now Wednesday, and I just started writing it about an hour ago.
This means I have one day to write it and one day to practice it, along with all the other tons of schoolwork I have.

This happens constantly.

Also it probably doesn't help that I'm not really very good at writing speeches (or giving them) in the first place.
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Re: how much time do you waste?

Postby Toothpaste » 03 Sep 2014 18:01

How much time do I waste?

All of it .3.

*bricked*
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Re: how much time do you waste?

Postby seraj89 » 24 Nov 2014 18:28

I'm most likely looking for some music...........Or I'm just:

-On eBay
-On MLR
-Scheduling mixes on mixify
-or just fixing PCs
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Re: how much time do you waste?

Postby Toothpaste » 23 Apr 2015 10:58

All of it or none of it.

Depends on whom is in the kitchen when I wake up.
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Re: how much time do you waste?

Postby Jokeblue » 25 Apr 2015 23:22

How much time do I waste?

Too much. And it's depressing to think.
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Re: how much time do you waste?

Postby FLAOFEI » 26 Apr 2015 08:56

Jokeblue wrote:it's depressing to think.

That's like saying "It only hurts when I breath..."
but oh so true...

Also... When I have time to waste, I use it productively. When I don't have time to waste, I waste all the time I posibly can get my hands on.
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Re: how much time do you waste?

Postby eery » 26 Apr 2015 10:31

if you're using your time productively when you have time to waste, how do you run out of time to waste in order to waste the time you dont have?
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Re: how much time do you waste?

Postby Jokeblue » 26 Apr 2015 17:43

eery wrote:if you're using your time productively when you have time to waste, how do you run out of time to waste in order to waste the time you dont have?

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Re: how much time do you waste?

Postby Pulse Wave » 28 Jul 2016 04:42

Let's just say that I could have been making pony music for five years now.

I could have. But no...
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Re: how much time do you waste?

Postby ExoBassTix » 28 Jul 2016 12:47

Pulse Wave wrote:Let's just say that I could have been making pony music for five years now.

I could have. But no...

What's keeping you? If you can do a 15-month necro you sure as hell can start making music!
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Re: how much time do you waste?

Postby Bronies Are Cool » 05 Aug 2016 10:15

Holy cow this thread still exists.
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Re: how much time do you waste?

Postby Nickson » 03 May 2018 13:56

Kidding aside, there are actually studies on how much time people 'waste' in their life. The answers are usually 4-6 hours per day. Times that with the number of people on the planet who are, say, 18+ and you get so much wasted potential for mankind it's not even funny lol.
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