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When did you feel comfy changing pronouns?
  • It took me like 6 months to tell my family new pronouns, and another few months to stand up and enforce it. I felt the same sort of not deserving of it until a few months on HRT (might be coincidence, as I'm also just overall happier and more confident).

  • What are the rules?
  • Exactly, which is why I'm confused why you started off saying you're straight. Clearly you said it for a reason, but it doesn't seem relevant to anything, so I don't know the reason. My best guess was that you meant it like "hey, I'm not trans either so I'm empathizing with you here" which is why I asked if you meant cis, because the opposite of trans is cis, not straight.

    To clarify, I'm not attacking, I'm just trying to figure out what you meant.

  • Antinatalism Rule
  • Death is far scarier than having never been born. I went through sooooo much torment thinking about death and if I should make today the day. I have PTSD from years of that. This is not a fair exit.

  • Antinatalism Rule
  • Death is scary, not wanting to die is not the same as wanting to live. I would've rather not been born during about 1/3 of my life, it's only now that I'm finding any substantial (though inconsistent) enjoyment from life.

  • Don't make perfection the enemy of progress

    https://xkcd.com/661/

    I've seen many people take absolutists stances and throw accusations or insults at others who don't. While I applaud that they recognized serious problems, I want everyone to understand why I might take actions that seem to ignore or even worsen those problems: I only have so much power and so many options, none of which are ideal, so I do the best I can with what I have. I might prioritize stopping one bad thing over stopping another; that's not me excusing the other bad thing, that's me playing the cards I have to get the least bad outcome.

    Personally, I base my moral decisions on expected outcomes. I would pull the lever in the trolley problem. I understand some people think me a monster for that, and I certainly wouldn't feel good pulling it, but I see it as me net saving people. I disagree with people that wouldn't pull it, but I see where they're coming from and I'm not mad at them (disappointed, maybe). Of course, as well as pulling the lever, there may be options to try helping the one person on the tracks, and we should definitely attempt such a rescue.

    This whole topic can be applied to the do-i-vote-for-biden thing that this community seems divided over, but it's much more broadly applicable too.

    Anyway, this is just me saying that I don't think the absolutist all-or-nothing approach some people take is a good idea, and I also don't like when some of them call me a bad person for not doing the same.

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    Double bottom rule

    A diagram of a "bottom meson" (composed of an unknown quark "q" and an antibottom quark) with an arrow labeled ":3" pointing to a "double bottom Baryon" (composed of an unknown quark "q" and 2 bottom quarks).

    Image taken from figure 1 of this article

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    Both rule

    Two (presumably) girls lying in bed holding hands and looking at each other. The one on the left, labeled "Me" has shoulder-length hair, an uncomfortable :| expression, and is wearing a black hoodie, grey jeans, and sneakers. The one on the right, labeled "Also me" has longer hair, a subtle smile, a blush, and is wearing a dress and high heels.

    Edited from this post, on which I commented "I wanna be both".

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    Half Rule 2

    Half Life 2: Episode 1, Direct Intervention

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