Who else feels like imageboards ruin your life?
I used to have friends, a life, a job, and future prospects.
Now I have none of these things.
Let's face the facts guys: all of us started coming on imageboards because we were frustrated, alienated teenagers, looking for friendship, looking for the solutions to our many problems (girls not liking us, not being attractive enough, not having enough status, that sort of thing)
And then you think "hey look, everybody here thinks like I do, this is great! Finally I've found people with the same acerbic opinion of the world that I have. I'm going to stay here, this is a funny place!"
Well I've been on 4chan since 2007 and Holla Forums since 2015. What did it get me? Nothing. I've become more alienated from my ACTUAL, REAL LIFE friends. My relationships with girls have been miserable failures, because I've stayed a very insecure person (probably because the chans make you think that if you're not Chad Thundercock going to the gym every day, then you're not an "Alpha Male™" and you're therefore inadequate and undesirable).
The chans just lure you into permanent adolescence. It's so very ironic that /pol/ is so obsessed with the idea of having a white family, something they'll never have. Because they paint themselves into a corner. Stuck in their bedrooms, addicted to a messageboard. You don't meet girls like that!
I've been serving a 4chan ban the last few days and it forced me to confront my addiction, since I can't post on there now. It's just bullshit. These sites are cancer. ABSOLUTE FUCKING CANCER. THEY ARE STEALING YOUR LIFE. YOU ARE THROWING YOUR LIFE AWAY BY STAYING HERE.
haha blaming a website for your problems, you shouldn't do that around here because it's considered unfashionable, because we just want to keep shitposting without anyone bothering us
Okay, enjoy your virginity.
i've got my browsing under control! i only come here sometimes! if you can't control your browsing here then that's your fault buddy!
Yeah, bullshit. As I say, I've been on these fucking websites for TEN FUCKING YEARS. While I was at school… while I was at university… while I was in a job… and while I was NEET. So much time, so many phases of my life, have passed while I have been a user of these sites (sometimes the use was infrequent/occasional, when I had more going on in my life).
The thing is that the imageboard becomes your emotional fallback. This NECESSARILY results in emotional immaturity. While your friends are learning to turn to *their real life friends* when they have setbacks (or themselves, or sometimes their family too), you are turning to an internet messageboard filled with anonymous strangers.
This is why your social life is rubbish. This is why your relationships with girls always mess up. You are not an independent human being. Instead you are a chan loser, and you know it. You have this secret that you keep from people. You know that if anything hurts you in the real world, you can just turn to the imageboards and start a thread about "the normies" acting in such a hilariously "normie" way. It's your emotional comfort, and you are not learning to be emotionally resilient on your own two feet.
Accept my advice or don't, but you shouldn't come to this website anymore, or 4chan either. You should leave here forever. And make a life for yourself.