Help getting smarter

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  1. ImJustTesting

    ImJustTesting Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I'm turning 22 this year and getting to the end of my Computer Science course, but ever since I left High School I feel like I'm getting dumber by the end of each day.

    So I've decided that I want to learn new things, but I'm not that good at making decisions, so if there's something you find interesting or that everyone should know, please tell me so I can research and learn about it.

    Thanks for helping.
     
  2. GrimReeFer

    GrimReeFer Well-Known Member

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    You may be suffering from depression, I would seek help from a doctor.

    edit, check these symptoms, if you suffer from some you may want to see your doctor.

    1. Not able to pay attention to conversations, lectures.
    2. Losing focus quickly while reading, watching TV programs etc.
    3. Not able to keep track of conversations.
    4. Forgetting what was learned a short time before.
    5. Not able to remember names.
    6. Forgetting items in the shopping list.
    7. Misplacing items, commonly house keys.
    8. Inability to take decisions.
    9. Slowing of the mind.
    10. Clouding of the mind.
    11. Paying selective attention to negative feedback, criticisms.
    12. Responding quickly to negative feedback.
    13. Excess preoccupation with health, body, personal issues and ruminating on the same.
    that or you may just be tired. get some sleep.
     
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  3. jinxs2011

    jinxs2011 [Rebel Against Normality][Writer of the Unusual]

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    learn a language (or two)
    write a novel (if you plan it and think about it enough, you'd be surprised how often you learn stuff)
    read novels
     
  4. Catfish

    Catfish Active Member

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    Making porn with a actual plot
     
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  5. Ilisle

    Ilisle Lord of the Northern Guards

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    Go to events,
    see family,
    participate in contests,
    learn to play an instrument,
    calculate the difference in prices and make deductions,
    be active at your job,
    take more projects
    challenge yourself
    get a girlfriend and search into what she likes or study the female mind
     
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  6. Rosver

    Rosver Well-Known Member

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    Get lots of sleep. Lack of sleep keeps your brain from functioning properly.
    And you actually constantly learn new things. There are lots of things to learn everywhere. Just be observant. Or you can actively seek those knowledge. One great subject you could pursue are new emerging technologies like Solid-State-Batteries and Vantablack.
     
  7. Kalto

    Kalto [ Somewhat meticulous ]

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    Yeah study the female mind:LOL:
     
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    ThunderingSnow Well-Known Member

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    Go learn how to make a sword or something
     
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    sufod01 Ghost

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    How about to create some nuf games?
     
  10. Mount Tai Unleashed

    Mount Tai Unleashed This one has tai but can't see mount eyes

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    You need to train strong like in this video, I heard the power increases when you do it in public. The more people watching, the more power.
     
  11. Westeller

    Westeller Meatbun Panda Staff Member

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    Why do I feel like this list is designed to diagnose 90% of humanity as depressed...?

    Lost your keys? You're depressed!
    Teacher's lecture boring you? You're depressed!
    Not sure what you want to eat for dinner? You're depressed!
     
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  12. forecast

    forecast [Batoto Veteran] [sakurahana veteran]

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    PLAY CHESS!!!

    -decision making
    -focus
    -strategy

    I know in todays generation chess is synonymous for boring but actually committing to the game is a good way to waste time while dealing with stress.
    Well depends on the person ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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  13. reagents 11

    reagents 11 disaster personified

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    Go make out. Group date or the like ? Or do you rather let the group decide for you ? Then go join the army perhaps ?
     
  14. Rivenn

    Rivenn 【I eat fruit】【commonhouseman】【RV_n/Rivelle】

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    keep using your brain.

    well just do anything that requires critical thinking, a lot of memorization, and repetition.... those stuff.
    even basic math and small mental calculations help
     
  15. Ai chan

    Ai chan Queen of Yuri, Devourer of Traps, Abused Witch

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    You're not getting dumber. You're just finding it harder to focus. This is an early sign of burning out. You need a change of scenery and pace.

    So drop everything and do something else. Ai-chan doesn't mean drop out of school, but take a break from school. Regardless of which college in whichever country, mental issues can be used to get a leave from studies, regardless of school policy. Ai-chan would suggest going on a road trip for a whole semester. If possible, take temporary jobs during the road trip.

    Or if you have the money, take a trip overseas. If you like heat, go to Southeast Asia, just look on youtube for recommendations. If you have always wondered what life in a certain country is like, then travel there. It will do you plenty of good in the long run.

    Oh btw, Ai-chan may need a programmer for my games one day. Right now, Ai-chan program, make art and stories and everything all by myself.
     
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  16. Robbini

    Robbini Logical? Illogical? Random? Or Just Unique?

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    That doesn't sound like getting dumber. That sounds like loosing all interest in doing somethingor not being able to decide what to do.

    Find something new to test out, or revisit something you used to do.
     
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  17. GrimReeFer

    GrimReeFer Well-Known Member

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    haha you should check this out then



    It was an interesting story on this subject :)
     
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  18. userunfriendly

    userunfriendly A Wild Userunfriendly Appears!

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    Or you’re smokin too much not-tobacco.:blobokhand:
     
  19. fuzor100

    fuzor100 Standby mode...

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    Start exercising and living healthy lifestyle.
     
  20. Westeller

    Westeller Meatbun Panda Staff Member

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    They probably should have left @Tony in Broadmoor. Then we wouldn't have a madhouse like NUF.
     
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