“In All Seriousness” Thread — 01/15/2019

Hello, everyone.

How are you all doing? Hopefully you are all doing well (or, at the very least, hanging in there). As we have now reached the middle of the first month of the year, many of us have probably broken whatever New Year’s Resolutions we’ve made by now (which is why I rarely make them), and if you have, don’t beat yourself up about. Each day is a new beginning, as they say, and I feel like many resolutions made at New Year’s stem from an unhealthy sense of self-loathing anyway (though that may be a controversial opinion). So love yourself. That’s what I’m striving to do more in 2019, and while I haven’t made that a “goal” in the traditional sense, it is something I’m still trying to do.

If you’ve never been here until now, this is a place for “serious” discussions. And they don’t have to be “sad” things either. Sexuality, masturbation, concern of relatives and friends, other issues–all are fair game here.

So, without further ado, here are the guidelines:

1. Be respectful. That goes without saying.

2. Keep discussions “serious.” We have plenty of other places to joke around around here, but sometimes people are in a place when they’re in a need for a hug instead of a yuk.

3. Try your best not to make anyone feel worse. In other words, if someone says “I’m worried Trump is going to start a war overseas,” don’t respond by saying, “Yeah, he’s definitely going to.”

4. If politics and/or religion are brought up, do not try to turn the conversation into an argument. We have other threads for that. This is a safe space and should please be treated as such.

5. I’m not a leader bean, so tend to the mods if there are any issues, but I’m pretty confident that everyone will be nice here.

6. If you bring up something controversial and don’t wish to have it turn into a debate, please say “I’m not looking for a debate here.” If someone says this in their post, everyone please respect that.

Well, that’s it. Have a lovely evening, everyone!

Choose kind.

And you are loved.