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Does anyone NOT feel like it's the end of times and everything is going to be shit forever right now?

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norunningwithscizzuhz · 20/10/2020 20:11

I mean according to MN I might as well drive off a bridge right now because a) i live in a London flat so no one will ever want to buy it and I will be in negative equity this time next year b) I work in the arts so I'll never be able to work again and I should retrain as a plumber instead c) there will never be a covid 19 vaccine and even if there is one it won't work properly d) brexit means that everything will basically be shit in the UK forever

Don't get me wrong, everything is pretty rubbish right now but could we maybe dispense with the relentless doom and gloom? Otherwise what's to live for, seriously?

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imamearcat · 20/10/2020 20:12

Oh god can't stand the doom and gloom!

CantBeAssed · 20/10/2020 20:12


Bluewavescrashing · 20/10/2020 20:16

May the odds be ever in your favour.

Tbh I'm not as worried as I was. I'm a teacher and in contact with a germ soup all day but I'd rather crack on and stay busy.

If schools close I'll be gutted. Hate home schooling my kids and setting work for my class. Neither ends up being good enough.

TheBitchOfTheVicar · 20/10/2020 20:16


norunningwithscizzuhz · 20/10/2020 20:18

Don't get me wrong I totally get why some feel hopeless right now.

But others seem to be positively revelling in actively telling others it will never get better.

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SunshineCake · 20/10/2020 20:19

Tbh I loved lockdown. Quite happy not going out much. Days pass quicker than before. Only downside is I had covid and still have left over discomfort.

I think too much negativity is fuelling more negativity.

I'm sorry for all those who have lost the jobs, had a decrease in income, have been murdered by the father/partner but I'm also sorry for those struggling because they are taking too much of the negativity in.

norunningwithscizzuhz · 20/10/2020 20:19

Well I didn't love lockdown

I do love my job

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SunshineCake · 20/10/2020 20:20

Apparently an astrologer who predicted a virus has also predicted that the UK will be no more in a year. That makes me sadder than other things at the moment.

kittensarecute · 20/10/2020 20:21

I did at the start.
But feeling more hopeful these days, am trying to avoid the news and too many doommongering threads on here, so that's helped me mentally. I have the occasional bad day but they are few and far between now.

ssd · 20/10/2020 20:21

I don't feel everything is doom and gloom. Sure, it's shit and it's getting me down. But I'm a bit of an introvert and all this staying home suit's me. But I've got dh and ds here so I'm lucky.

But I'm sure things will turn around eventually.

Waxonwaxoff0 · 20/10/2020 20:21

Me. I'm not a negative person, it's not in my nature. Things do suck right now but no it won't be forever. People seem to forget that we have had pandemics before, had wars, had recessions. They do not last forever.

Napqueen1234 · 20/10/2020 20:22

Oh lord @SunshineCake that’s a dramatic turn!

ssd · 20/10/2020 20:22

It's my young adult kids I feel sorry for. This is a shit time for them all right.

Waxonwaxoff0 · 20/10/2020 20:23

@SunshineCake the only sad thing about that is people who believe in that nonsense.

ssd · 20/10/2020 20:24


Apparently an astrologer who predicted a virus has also predicted that the UK will be no more in a year. That makes me sadder than other things at the moment.

Good, we'll get independence then!!
Fairybatman · 20/10/2020 20:24

It’s shit, but my psychological make-up doesn’t allow me to be negative for too long. I am a natural optimist (and aware that can be really annoying for everyone around me Blush)

It’ll all be alright in the end!

norunningwithscizzuhz · 20/10/2020 20:26

I'm also an introvert. I don't mind being at home. I do get rather downhearted by the property dementors on here telling me I will never sell my flat. I do think I will have a house one day. Call me crazy!

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1990s · 20/10/2020 20:27

It’s getting really overwhelming.

HazeyJaneII · 20/10/2020 20:27

I have really struggled through th whole thing and am finding it pretty hard..but I cannot subscribe to the 'It'll be shit forever' club. Things will get better.

peaceanddove · 20/10/2020 20:27

Misery loves company, so they say.

I've only recently recovered from early stage breast cancer, yet I'm still far more upbeat and positive than a lot of people I know. Some people are positively reveling in their competitive misery, I swear they're enjoying every bit of bad news. I had no idea there were so many masochistic, doomsayers among us [shudders]

mincepiesalready · 20/10/2020 20:28

ME! I used to like the anti dementor threads on here but they are just woe and misery now too!

Asterion · 20/10/2020 20:31

I hear ya. In everyday life I see people, friends and family just getting on with it, while on here we're all DOOOOOOOOMED, doomed I tell you.

Nomnomarrgh · 20/10/2020 20:31

I’m very doom and gloom. I also spend time each day looking for reasons to be cheerful.

In terms of your mortgage, try not to worry too much. Ours got put into the naughty group after Northern Rock fell, yet we were still able to sell in positive equity.

IceniWarrior · 20/10/2020 20:32

I'm an introvert so suited for this current world.

I'm not a pessimist but I'm also not an optimist. I'm a realist so feel OK working a bad situation until reality becomes better. Just chug through the days and try to be grateful. It may be a good future, it may be a shit future. What can you do?

Xuli · 20/10/2020 20:34

People seem to forget that we have had pandemics before, had wars, had recessions. They do not last forever.

Ahem to this. It's shit, I'm not going to disagree with that, and it's going to last longer than any of us thought at at the start, but we'll get there. We have better understanding and better treatments now. We'll find a way to live with this and mainly get back to normal. It might take a year or two which feels hellish when you're in the middle of it, but it will pass. Everything does. It'll get better.

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