ThatGuyBrian

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    ThatGuyBrian reacted to Rollo for a status update, So apparently people are laughing about how gen z is complaining about class presenta   
    So apparently people are laughing about how gen z is complaining about class presentations, and saying things like "Wow, they can't even read analog clocks or speak in front of the class? They can't do shit nowadays." Listen, I also think public speaking is an important skill to have. And the analog clock thing I also kind of agree with. However, presenting in front of the class never once helped my social anxiety. Anyone who actually has social anxiety knows that having someone else force you to put yourself out there does not help your anxiety. If anything it makes it worse. Social anxiety requires your own methods. You need to be the one to figure it out. Everyone needs to be able to present eventually, yes. It is an extremely important skill to have. But presenting in front of the class does not help.
    And I think the problem is it's a complex issue that's being unjustifiably oversimplified. I love sharing my work, absolutely. I like talking about my opinions on certain matters, especially if the topic is something I care about. But what gives me anxiety is the act of standing up in front of a big group of people, and personally explaining my project to them. I go to school with these people, if I mess up I'll feel awful for weeks thinking about what they thought. Obviously they might not have even cared if I did mess up, but that's kinda why anxiety sucks so much. Sure, standing up on this proverbial soap box on a Minecraft animation forum is totally fine for me because I know if I say something stupid, I can always take my time, think about what I said, what they said, and say something better next time. A presentation is a one-time deal. If you mess up, you're screwed. The fear of that happening only gets magnified ten-fold with social anxiety like that. Like I said, being able to handle that is an extremely important skill to have. But when you have social anxiety, that problem suddenly turns into something different that we're not really trying to fix properly.
    Listen, from the almost 3 years I've been on this forum, I've learned the importance of constructive criticism. Criticism is the only sure-fire way to succeed in my book. When you give a presentation in front of 30 mindless teenagers who just want to leave, you don't get that. Not even from the teacher. Sure they might give you a score written on a piece of paper, but that's not real criticism is it? How am I supposed to be better at giving presentations if the only sign I'm doing something wrong is a number on a transcript? "This presentation sucks" does not tell us how to improve. And it really sucks that the current mindset that a lot of people have is that forcing you into that system will actually help you. It doesn't. Trust me, I know. If we want to actually help people improve at public speaking and to actually be able to use that skill in the real world, why don't we teach public speaking? There are a few schools out there who have it as an option, but being so important I think it should be required.
    thank you for coming to my ted talk
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    ThatGuyBrian got a reaction from _BlueAsyl for a status update, don't you tell me to smile you stick around i'll make it worth your while my number's   
    don't you tell me to smile
    you stick around i'll make it worth your while
    my number's beyond what you can dial
    maybe it's 'cause we're so versatile
    style, profile, i said, and it always brings me back when i hear "oooh child"
    from the hudson river out to the nile
    i run the marathon to the very last mile
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    ThatGuyBrian reacted to Nimi for a status update, A certain feature is making its way into 1.2.(After several attempts and headaches.)   
    A certain feature is making its way into 1.2.(After several attempts and headaches.) 🤔

    Not exactly how it was like before, but it's the closest it'll get.
     
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    ThatGuyBrian got a reaction from MYSELF3200 for a status update, you ever just spend a good month working on a passion project and suddenly have to de   
    you ever just spend a good month working on a passion project and suddenly have to delay it because you're relying on someone else to provide one small asset in order to release it in it's proper form then suddenly you have to head up north and rely on a much weaker computer and internet connection and you begin to notice flaws as you wait for your colleague's contribution but you know that there's nothing you can do to fix them
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    ThatGuyBrian got a reaction from MYSELF3200 for a status update, forums more like four-ums   
    forums more like
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    ThatGuyBrian got a reaction from MYSELF3200 for a status update, forums more like four-ums   
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    ThatGuyBrian got a reaction from MYSELF3200 for a status update, forums more like four-ums   
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    ThatGuyBrian got a reaction from Hozq for a status update, now where could my pipe be   
    now where could my pipe be
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    ThatGuyBrian got a reaction from MYSELF3200 for a status update, you've gotta love it when someone on fox news tries to say "cyka blyat"   
    you've gotta love it when someone on fox news tries to say "cyka blyat"
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    ThatGuyBrian got a reaction from MYSELF3200 for a status update, ...guys... i-... i cut myself... ...some vegetables for this delicious italian style   
    ...guys...
    i-...
    i cut myself...
    ...some vegetables for this delicious italian style salad, want a bowl?
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    ThatGuyBrian got a reaction from MYSELF3200 for a status update, ...guys... i-... i cut myself... ...some vegetables for this delicious italian style   
    ...guys...
    i-...
    i cut myself...
    ...some vegetables for this delicious italian style salad, want a bowl?
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    ThatGuyBrian got a reaction from MYSELF3200 for a status update, ...guys... i-... i cut myself... ...some vegetables for this delicious italian style   
    ...guys...
    i-...
    i cut myself...
    ...some vegetables for this delicious italian style salad, want a bowl?
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    ThatGuyBrian reacted to mbanders for a status update, He said to her, "I'd like a cheeseburger, and I might like a milkshake as well." She   
    He said to her, "I'd like a cheeseburger, and I might like a milkshake as well." She said to him, "I can't give you either." And he said, "Isn't this Burger Bell?" She said, "Yes it is, but we're closed now, but we open tomorrow at ten." He said, "I am extremely hungry, but I guess I can wait until then."
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    ThatGuyBrian got a reaction from Emaniplex for a status update, hey look buddy, i'm an engineer. now that means i solve problems. not problems like "   
    hey look buddy, i'm an engineer. now that means i solve problems. not problems like "what is beauty", 'cause that would fall within the purview of your conundrums of  philosophy. i solve practical problems
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    ThatGuyBrian got a reaction from The Tan James for a status update, country roads, take me home to the place, i beloooooong west virginia, mountain mama   
    country roads, take me home
    to the place, i beloooooong
    west virginia, mountain mama
    take me home, o' country roads
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    ThatGuyBrian got a reaction from The Tan James for a status update, country roads, take me home to the place, i beloooooong west virginia, mountain mama   
    country roads, take me home
    to the place, i beloooooong
    west virginia, mountain mama
    take me home, o' country roads
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    ThatGuyBrian got a reaction from MYSELF3200 for a status update, and not just the women, but the wowomen and the wochildren too   
    and not just the women, but the wowomen and the wochildren too
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    ThatGuyBrian got a reaction from MYSELF3200 for a status update, and not just the women, but the wowomen and the wochildren too   
    and not just the women, but the wowomen and the wochildren too
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    ThatGuyBrian got a reaction from Noah Rathman for a status update, so, mickey, you said you're filing for divorce because minnie is...extremely silly?   
    so, mickey, you said you're filing for divorce because minnie is...extremely silly?
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    ThatGuyBrian got a reaction from EnderSculptor for a status update, halo's a pretty cool guy, eh kills aleins and doesn' afraid of anything   
    halo's a pretty cool guy, eh kills aleins and doesn' afraid of anything
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    ThatGuyBrian got a reaction from EnderSculptor for a status update, halo's a pretty cool guy, eh kills aleins and doesn' afraid of anything   
    halo's a pretty cool guy, eh kills aleins and doesn' afraid of anything
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    ThatGuyBrian got a reaction from Dannyboi for a status update, and now a passage from the bibble: "the Lord is my shepherd; i shall not want. He mak   
    and now a passage from the bibble:
    "the Lord is my shepherd; i shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. yea, though i walk through the valley of the shadow of death, i will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and i will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever." - psalm 23
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    ThatGuyBrian got a reaction from Dannyboi for a status update, and now a passage from the bibble: "the Lord is my shepherd; i shall not want. He mak   
    and now a passage from the bibble:
    "the Lord is my shepherd; i shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. yea, though i walk through the valley of the shadow of death, i will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and i will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever." - psalm 23
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    ThatGuyBrian got a reaction from Rollo for a status update, yo what's taking God so long to implement a new privacy policy for the universe like   
    yo what's taking God so long to implement a new privacy policy for the universe like every other service to exist's implemented it
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    ThatGuyBrian got a reaction from Rollo for a status update, yo what's taking God so long to implement a new privacy policy for the universe like   
    yo what's taking God so long to implement a new privacy policy for the universe like every other service to exist's implemented it
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