What makes you push forward?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Okamio, Nov 13, 2017 at 11:14 AM.

  1. Okamio

    Okamio I'm a gentle beast. Do not fear.

    We have problems... We have life to deal with... so some of us come here to rant and be ourselves (or not) to let loose some of the atrocities of the world...

    Since I've joined this community I've been feeling joy myself because...
    A) I've met others that have been through the rough times just like I have... with bullying... drugs... messed up families... it's a small world after all

    B) I've been reaching out to people on here and on discord servers... and... I feel so blessed to... meet some of the most amazing people/furrs.

    C) I potentially am helping others with the same chronic depression that I am fighting... and I feel like I have more purpose to live now...

    D) People have been supporting my streams and my music... I'm ever so grateful!

    E) I finally feel like... I belong in the world. I feel strange for being open about being a furry, but at the same time, even others in real life have been accepting me, telling me that "Sure it's weird, but, it could be worse"

    Thank you all who have become my acquaintances and I hope we can become even more connected... I hope your days are filled with luck and joy... and I hope your nightmares will soon cease. I hope you find peace, love, and clarity throughout this evil world, and maybe make it seem a bit brighter, like what I'm trying to do.
  2. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox Well-Known Member

    Normally it's a foot up my ass that moves me forward, but gravity keeps me down.
  3. Diretooth

    Diretooth Dire Wolf and Dragon Therianthrope

    Inspiration, determination, and spite. Inspiration drives me to create vast fantasy worlds and settings, determination drives me to keep pressing on in spite of how shit life is in general, and spite drives me to prove wrong every single person who has disparaged me and every single person who felt it necessary to physically and non-physically harm me. When inspiration runs dry, and determination falters, my unrelenting loathing for my situation and the actions of others drives me to not give into the temptation to just not do anything.
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  4. Yakamaru

    Yakamaru I stubbed my log on a car!

    What makes me push forward?

    I want to see what life has in store for me.
    I want to eat all the food.
    I want to drink all the drinks.
    I want to watch and collect all the porn.
    I want to watch all the Anime.
    I want to talk with all the people.
    I want to watch all the cringe feminist/SJW compilations on Youtube.
    I want to see the SJW narrative die out as common sense and free speech runs its course.
    I want to see the death and fall of the EU.
    I want to see Marxism in all its forms permanently die and forever remind people as a shitty idea.
    I want to witness Islam becoming a more progressive religion, which is already happening due to western influences.
    I want to find myself a lover whom I can dedicate my love, attention and true affection towards.
    I want to fucking finish a Skyrim game.
    I want to see where those I actually have an interest in, end up.
    I want to see all the memes.
    I want to see my friends achieve their subjective notion of happiness.
    I want to see where my current choices and lifestyle are taking me.

    And a lot more.
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  5. Sarcastic Coffeecup

    Sarcastic Coffeecup Hand. Cannot. Erase.

    I just want to better myself until I deem myself "ok", which is probably never. It's an alright long term goal.
    Along the way, I just want to help others so they won't repeat my mistakes.
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  6. Okamio

    Okamio I'm a gentle beast. Do not fear.

    FINISH A SKYRIM GAME?! *i'm on you with that point, and many others*
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  7. Open_Mind

    Open_Mind Well-Known Member

    What pushes me forward? Reckless exuberant optimism, shrouded in adamantium armor of humility. I've seen only a tiny bit of the world and have known only a few of the people in it. But life is an amazing adventure, and love every day I get to experience it.

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  8. Dongding

    Dongding The sheep

    Generally fear of failure and being looked upon as unsuccessful as a result of said failure. This has molded me into an insecure, cautious, thorough, considerate, curious, hard-working, self-sufficient, skeptical, idealist.

    I feel good about myself though, which I haven't always. Life is difficult and it's easy to forget how fortunate we generally all are to live in developed equal opportunity countries. I have no disabilities be them mental or physical. Any problems I have with myself or society I deal with in a realistic fashion. I expect nothing of anyone, and hold up my own end. That's all I feel one can reasonably do.
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  9. Simo

    Simo Skunk

    To see how I can try to help others out, mostly.

    Aside from that,

    fear of homelessness, and death, I guess?

    Been pretty depressed, these past years, despite my outward happy, carefree appearances, so it has been hard, to go on, all in all. I often question why I do, more and more, as years go by.
  10. Yakamaru

    Yakamaru I stubbed my log on a car!

    If you don't try, you can't fail. However, if you don't try, you don't know if you'll be able to get that job you wanted, date that girl/guy you wanted, or win that game.

    Don't be afraid of failure. Our species have gotten to this point through failure and mistakes, and we are continuing to fail constantly. Be afraid of not learning from you failures and mistakes and repeating them.
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  11. Rimna

    Rimna Far from the madding crowd

    Honestly? Nothing.
  12. Telnac

    Telnac Fundamentalist Heretic

    Many things push me forward

    1. Desire to serve God in the time I’ve been given.
    2. I want to see my son grow up & see what type of a man he becomes.
    3. I want to watch the history of humanity unfold.
    4. I want to affect the course of that history.
    5. Season 8 of Game of Thrones :p
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  13. Astusthefox

    Astusthefox The King of Games

    Right now helping other people at its core, once that's gone it's not upsetting other people, and if none of those things exist then there is no point to move forward. Simple
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  14. connortheskunk

    connortheskunk definitely did not look at yiff last night.

    I want to have as much fun as possible. Make others laugh, look at memes, be cringy, and play video games. Eat, sleep, and do homework so I don't screw up my life later on.
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2017 at 8:16 AM
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  15. Yakamaru

    Yakamaru I stubbed my log on a car!


    OMG! I forgot to add fucking memes to my list!
  16. Water Draco

    Water Draco I shal breath my fire on SPAM

    Perpetually inquisitive. Always wanting to learn new things.
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  17. Okamio

    Okamio I'm a gentle beast. Do not fear.

    Okay. I know this is cheesy to say but...
    Depression is hardest dealt alone. Don’t fight it by yourself. You will not succeed.
    I have been involving myself irl and in the virtual community to help people with this illness we call “depression”, because it is a monster that can consume your mind and make you twisted. It will envelop itself around you making it feel like there’s no escaping; to be prisoned in a cage of black walls.
    You seem (at least from what I can tell) to be a great being; that’s something to live towards. From my experiences with chronic depression, I began to hate myself for pity reasoning; hated myself for not finishing a project or despised myself because when I became upset I pushed people away and continued to harass myself. There’s also a big factor in between my years of this mental warfare but I’m feeling much better and stronger to reach out.
    If you have family, friends, or anyone to talk to when you get down, please do. The brain tells you to stay alone but we all know that in the darkness of that corner is where the most tainted thoughts begin.
    You are loved, Simo. By this community (as from what I inquire) and possibly many more. Remind yourself that when your down. It will help with the fight.
    Okay enough preaching for me!
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  18. Water Draco

    Water Draco I shal breath my fire on SPAM

    It used to be the case that the overwhelming driving force in me was the shear resentment and anger towards the people that had written me off, hurt, tormented and demonised me. Throwing every effort in to providing them wrong, and that I was worth something.

    The prolonged effort in doing this was eating me up and ultimately became self destructive.

    It eventually took the realisation that these people I would never encounter them again, and that they no longer had any influence on my life.

    Making this change was not easy because it left quite a vacuum where the anger and hatred once occupied so much of my thoughts. But with time and finding I had a greater ability to explore new interests because my resources were no longer being consumed by the past. I was able to find pleasure in the things I enguage in doing.
  19. Crimcyan

    Crimcyan Another fucking wolf

    Mostly my hobbies and work push me forward, they prevent me from losing my mind completely and it did happen once and it was the worst experience.
    What happened was it was the 1st day of my 2 week mountain biking trip, on the very 1st run I ended up crashing, I broke a finger, screwed up my back and got a concussion. The result of the concussion made me depressed which led to depersonalization, I was completely losing my mind sitting in a dark room 24-7 not doing any of the hobbies I usually do. I didn't know how horrible I was till I almost scared away my closest friend from my actions. Thats when I realized I had to take up all my hobbies and work again to become how I was before my crash. It was sorta hard to push myself out of that hellish state but pushing myself even though I was still in pain was the best decision I ever made.
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  20. Jay98

    Jay98 The violent man-eater

    Personally I just try to get through each day on a daily basis. I have no real goal in mind because whatever I try to do always seems to fail and I'm left disappointed. I guess I've learned to live in the moment which for someone with autism is difficult to do. I'm just glad of each day and just deal with whatever comes my way. I like to chip into long term projects but i have no set deadlines in mind. To me the journey is more important than the destination. That doesn't mean I don't have dreams but they are so far away from me my gradual day to day work in that direction is more of a job than anything else. Can't tell when or if I'll ever reach my goal and I don't care. As long as I do what I can to make this world a better place nothing else matters.
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  21. Fuzzylumkin

    Fuzzylumkin Fuzzbutt

    LOL what keeps me going? that is definitely a rough one. I could use the whole standard reasons, but it would taste like bullshit coming out of my mouth. Ultimately my son is what pushes me to get up every morning. My love of the fandom keeps me from giving up, my need to be something more then another drone in a box.
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  22. aloveablebunny

    aloveablebunny don't pull my ears!

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  23. aloveablebunny

    aloveablebunny don't pull my ears!

    My list is long.

    Even though life can be really, REALLY shitty sometimes, I have a lot that I want to experience.

    And I enjoy simple little things too.

    I want to learn, and learn, and learn.

    When I have really rough days, I keep going for my animals. Because they've been there for me through many dark times prior.

    I want to see more of the world.

    I want to face some, if not all, of my fears.
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  24. sharprealmcomics

    sharprealmcomics https://www.furaffinity.net/user/sharprealmcomics/

    i joined as ...truth be told it was our destinys as you are a furry and imp when your a hard core furry like me you have always been one im hear FOR YOU! XD as you inoy my art :p and i love yours

    thats my thery is ALL furry are born furrys. when they wher kids they injoyed staring at cartoon characters :p somtimes they liked them ore th
  25. Shoiyo

    Shoiyo The grumpy skunk

    Most certainly my kids.

    Yeah, the skunk has offspring. Deal with it.
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