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I'm a medical student. And my dream is to go to Africa or Haiti or some place like that to bring care to people who can't afford it.
However, it seems that I can't find ANY support to it in my family.
In my course we do a lot of community care. It's like part time jobs at public hospitals (my country is very poor, public health sucks), helping the poor people. And my family talks about this with sarcasm and even disdain. It's very frustrating.
My mother's dream is that I become something "easy and comfortable", like a dermatologist or radiologist. My brother keeps saying shit like "lol that's what you get for getting into those ghettos to mix yourself with poorheads".
This week I'm traveling to an island nearby with some colleagues to do some research on deseases that are common on the old people of the region. My mother flipped, saying that I could get the knowledge in safer, comfortabler places, that she didn't approve, that I could get raped, etc, etc.
What should I do about it, /adv/? I don't think they're going to change their minds...
Struggling with Apathy
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I am 25, and it feels as though I am trapped in a never ending struggle to force myself to actually attempt...well, much of anything, really. I just have no passion, no drive, no burning need to accomplish or excel.
And the thing is, I know that I can, because when I manage to force myself into exerting some effort I do very well. I am married to a beautiful woman and my son will be born soon. I own my own home, and more land as well. I have a wonderful relationship with my parents, and it is no secret that I am the favorite of my siblings. I enjoy my job fairly well, even if it is simple. I have a reasonable level of both respect and power, and I know that there are numerous people who would come to my call in just about any situation. But for all of that, part of me would much rather just sit up here in my office, reading my books and drinking a beer.
So, what can I do to better my focus and drive? Any suggestions?
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Hey there you /adv/enturers,
I'm a musician and bit of a first-timer to the whole psychedelics thing, but I deperately want to LSD, but I worry about this whole mood/"where I'm at in my life could give me a bad trip" sort of thing, as I've just broken up with my totally awesome girlfriend, and I want to look into other totally awesome things.
So to get to the point here gentlemen, what exactly does a half-tab do to your first-time LSD ingesting candidates?
Pic related, its what I'm going for.
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Heres my story. I grew up a smart kid with clear goals and a clear mind, but from the ages 14 - 18 I got involved with the wrong crowd and smoked a lot of pot. In the process, I lost all of my friends apart from the stoner ones. after I turned 18, I realised I could not continue living like that, so I left my stoner friends, and stopped smoking pot. Now I'm 21, I have no friends, and my mind is an absolute wreck. In social situations, I don't know what to say, or how to form relationships with people. I have no motivation to do anything. I waste all of my spare time alone in my room. I somehow managed to get a girlfriend, but she is just as messed up as me and cheated on me. I forgave her, because I don't have anyone else.
What can I do to get out of this situation? will my brain ever be clear again? Anyone else in the same, or similar boat?
Bumping with wallpapers
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Hello, /adv/. I received a phalaenopsis orchid as a gift about three weeks ago. It had a tiny bloom then, but that fell off. After, it seemed to be sprouting another one but that fell off before it opened.
I read that orchids should not be potted in moss as this one has, should have decent sun in the morning but not all day, should be kept in a humid environment. I'm looking for a bit of advice regarding re-potting and placement.
Also, how do I know if I already killed it? It's been very gloomy here for almost the whole three weeks, and I have bad luck with plants... this is the first one I've had to take care of in nearly a decade and I'd really like to keep it healthy for as long as I can.
Pic is the moss - is that white fuzz bad? Should I trash it?
It will be living indoors as well; I posted this in both /out/ and /an/ but /adv/ is much more active.
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My boyfriend and I were having sex a few days ago and had a huge scare. Not sure if these details are important, but I was on top, and he arched his back and we were doing it pretty hard. Before either of us could finish we realized the head of his penis bleeding profusely. Meanwhile he has a "blood-phobia" and got queazy, light-headed and got a stomachache from the sight of it. He refuses to go to the doctor, but I'm worried. After cleaning his hands, penis and bed from all the blood spilled, giving him a bath, and calming him down he finally got a good look at it, but he doesn't let me get anywhere near it! From what he describes, theres cuts on the head of the penis, particularly on the frenulum. DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY IDEA HOW THIS COULD HAPPEN??? Meanwhile he won't let me anywhere near it, including not having sex, and he won't go to the doctor either!!! Please help. :(
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I want to ask a girl out in my high school. There's only 5 days left of school so I'm pretty much just wanting to go balls out here. The problem is that I'm lacking the "balls" part. I don't know, I mean....this girl doesn't even know me and I want to ask her out on a date. Does it seem like a bad idea? I dunno.
>if it matters: I'm only 6-6.5/10 attractive-wise, but she's probably a 4 or 5 (to my friends, I think she's a 10 but whatever)
>she seems really shy, and doesn't have many friends
>all her friends are ugly weird girls (not to be mean but they just are)
>I don't have the balls to talk to her, but if I actually did i could hold a conversation
So, /adv/, could you please, please work your magic and help me out?
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/adv/, I really need your help.
My Skype account was hacked. Somehow, someone changed the password to it, and I no longer have access to it. Then, they changed the password to the email associated with it so that I can't change my password back.
THEN, they went into all of my skype groups and contacts, and shitposted and insulted my friends. I want to try to make sure this person can't just log back in and do it again.
I've already talked to customer support, and since I don't have access to my email and I can't remember the day I created the account, they can't help me.
Do you guys have any ideas that can help me?