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Highy

Are we Happy?

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Hi all, 

Just a general question... 

Are we Happy at the moment in time with the fishng at the busiest it has ever been? 

Personally, I am in all aspects of life, Home, Work, Hobbys, Friends, Marriage. 

Fishing could be better but that's because too many people have decided to take the sport up as it was the 1st sport to be granted. 

What are other peoples thoughts? 

Come October when the cold sets in, we will see a decline in Anglers. 

BUT.... We have to be careful as come November whispers tell me a 2nd Wave (Virus) could be here,even until March. 

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Fishing and home all fine, 

Tbh my lake isn't that busy so it's fine by me, just don't tell them that shhhh 

Work trying to stay positive but it does seem draining with all the redundancy and losing all my old colleagues, but I still find I can chat and have a laugh at times,  in some ways it's good as we are all having to knuckle down and get on with it as we still have work to do, 

The old virus does my swede In still though,would rather we could all just agree to stay safe, bored of all it seems to bring, bored of all the talk of being sheep for wearing a mask and the its all lies chat on Facebook, but the main thing I find worrying is people's inability to disagree with dignity and rationality, people just use generic terms to pigeonhole each other Into being on a side, I think this is unsettling, people used to disagree and still be friends now we seem to have loads of keyboard extremists and no middle ground, I'm also finding this with fb fishing groups 

So am I happy lol, I'm still taking the meds but doing OK 😁

 

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No point in being unhappy, it doesn't get you anywhere, says the person who can suffer from severe depression😖😉

Single, reckon most of the time that is better for me.

Work, surviving, got a few things on the burner, one of which could see me at my last place of work, even if it is a step down in responsibility, but possibly going onwards and upwards again.

Friends, that is good, related to fishing, a long time fishing buddy and I got into the syndicate we both wanted. I was able to repay a long time favour. Years ago when I was struggling he lent me the money to join Earith, which he allowed me to pay back over time, think it took me 18months for £300. This year as he is self employed and not earning until the end of August, I was able to pay his syndicate fees, which I'm not in any hurry for, when it comes it come, if it does. (Not being funny, but I am not worried if he doesn't pay it back).

 

Fishing, I do have to wait until 1st September to get carp fishing on the syndicate, but I have been looking at the Wensum, and keeping in touch with a couple of big barbel areas.

 

Like Elmo I find this coronavirus rationale boring, along with the disagreements mask or no mask, lockdown or freedom. You make a point and keyboard warriors are looking to cause trouble. 

I have had to work with it. Hygiene has been a way of life, tissue or napkin over face when sneezing or coughing, washing hands after binning said tissue, before serving every customer, in the restaurant or bar, social distancing in the restaurant and bar.

 

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5 minutes ago, elmoputney said:

Fishing and home all fine, 

Tbh my lake isn't that busy so it's fine by me, just don't tell them that shhhh 

Work trying to stay positive but it does seem draining with all the redundancy and losing all my old colleagues, but I still find I can chat and have a laugh at times,  in some ways it's good as we are all having to knuckle down and get on with it as we still have work to do, 

The old virus does my swede In still though,would rather we could all just agree to stay safe, bored of all it seems to bring, bored of all the talk of being sheep for wearing a mask and the its all lies chat on Facebook, but the main thing I find worrying is people's inability to disagree with dignity and rationality, people just use generic terms to pigeonhole each other Into being on a side, I think this is unsettling, people used to disagree and still be friends now we seem to have loads of keyboard extremists and no middle ground, I'm also finding this with fb fishing groups 

So am I happy lol, I'm still taking the meds but doing OK 😁

 

Keep going Elmo, I don't have any social media so don't really follow anything, now and again check news. 

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6 minutes ago, salokcinnodrog said:

No point in being unhappy, it doesn't get you anywhere, says the person who can suffer from severe depression😖😉

Single, reckon most of the time that is better for me.

Work, surviving, got a few things on the burner, one of which could see me at my last place of work, even if it is a step down in responsibility, but possibly going onwards and upwards again.

Friends, that is good, related to fishing, a long time fishing buddy and I got into the syndicate we both wanted. I was able to repay a long time favour. Years ago when I was struggling he lent me the money to join Earith, which he allowed me to pay back over time, think it took me 18months for £300. This year as he is self employed and not earning until the end of August, I was able to pay his syndicate fees, which I'm not in any hurry for, when it comes it come, if it does. (Not being funny, but I am not worried if he doesn't pay it back).

 

Fishing, I do have to wait until 1st September to get carp fishing on the syndicate, but I have been looking at the Wensum, and keeping in touch with a couple of big barbel areas.

All sounds good, those Single days I can't remeber, being 32 now and been with same woman since I was 14.

 

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10 minutes ago, salokcinnodrog said:

No point in being unhappy, it doesn't get you anywhere, says the person who can suffer from severe depression😖😉

Totally agree with you on this one Nick, I am much the same but I think it's important to try and be happy, I also think it's important to be able to talk about it when you aren't, 

had a small moment today where I felt like a panic attack was brewing all morning, I had a meeting with my boss, she is a buddy and we get on but I just said can I put the air con on I feel like a panic attack is brewing, just being able to share that calmed me down and I could get on with it again, being honest really is the key for me, 

Hope your doing well carries on for you 👍

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5 minutes ago, elmoputney said:

Totally agree with you on this one Nick, I am much the same but I think it's important to try and be happy, I also think it's important to be able to talk about it when you aren't, 

had a small moment today where I felt like a panic attack was brewing all morning, I had a meeting with my boss, she is a buddy and we get on but I just said can I put the air con on I feel like a panic attack is brewing, just being able to share that calmed me down and I could get on with it again, being honest really is the key for me, 

Hope your doing well carries on for you 👍

Honesty is the best policy. 

May sound daft..but think my crisis came when I was 22, got house, little en was born, reality started then and when he was about 6month old... I left for 2 weeks, now I just talk to the wife about anything regardless how small. 

Overall now, happy as Larry (whoever he is) 

Hope everyone else doing well/good. 

 

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27 minutes ago, Highy said:

Honesty is the best policy. 

May sound daft..but think my crisis came when I was 22, got house, little en was born, reality started then and when he was about 6month old... I left for 2 weeks, now I just talk to the wife about anything regardless how small. 

Overall now, happy as Larry (whoever he is) 

Hope everyone else doing well/good. 

 

I had a similar thing, when mine were little, very stressful times, it's a big change I wouldn't have dealt with it at 22, I was older and I still struggled 😁

Wouldn't change it now though, just had it confirmed we are having a family fishing day next week,the kids are going to smash those rudd 🎣🎣🐟😁

 

 

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16 minutes ago, elmoputney said:

I had a similar thing, when mine were little, very stressful times, it's a big change I wouldn't have dealt with it at 22, I was older and I still struggled 😁

Wouldn't change it now though, just had it confirmed we are having a family fishing day next week,the kids are going to smash those rudd 🎣🎣🐟😁

 

 

It was a life changer at that age, 10yr old now thinks he's 21....

I've been off 3 days this week, all chores done. Little en at a weekend footy tournament (how is beyond me). I'm out fishing with the dog... 

But in 2 weeks time I'm off fora whole week and I've suggested to the wife to all do a night, but that was shot done like a lead balloon, so I be on my own. Thi ki g going cudmore on George's Lake?. 

Little en loves his cocky bashing on maggots... Thi k he had over 100 perch n Roach in 1 day. 

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16 hours ago, Highy said:

Fishing could be better but that's because too many people have decided to take the sport up as it was the 1st sport to be granted. 

Imo its a combination of this, and the fact that so many guys are furloughed and can spend all week on the bank.

16 hours ago, Highy said:

Are we Happy at the moment in time

I'm happy, but I can understand lots of people are struggling. Humans are sociable creatures and when the ability to socialise is taken away by lock-down or distancing it's not good for our heads.

16 hours ago, Highy said:

the fishng at the busiest it has ever been? 

Wont lie, it's doing my head in lol.

15 hours ago, elmoputney said:

the main thing I find worrying is people's inability to disagree with dignity and rationality, people just use generic terms to pigeonhole each other Into being on a side, I think this is unsettling, people used to disagree and still be friends now we seem to have loads of keyboard extremists and no middle ground, I'm also finding this with fb fishing groups 

Imo this toxicity is fostered by the powers that be. A conflicted populous is easier to control and lie to, than a united one. It is why I refuse to acknowledge any of it.

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1 minute ago, yonny said:

Imo its a combination of this, and the fact that so many guys are furloughed and can spend all week on the bank.

I'm happy, but I can understand lots of people are struggling. Humans are sociable creatures and when the ability to socialise is taken away by lock-down or distancing it's not good for our heads.

Wont lie, it's doing my head in lol.

Imo this toxicity is fostered by the powers that be. A conflicted populous is easier to control and lie to, than a united one. It is why I refuse to acknowledge any of it.

All well spoken 👍

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4 minutes ago, yonny said:

Imo its a combination of this, and the fact that so many guys are furloughed and can spend all week on the bank.

I'm happy, but I can understand lots of people are struggling. Humans are sociable creatures and when the ability to socialise is taken away by lock-down or distancing it's not good for our heads.

Wont lie, it's doing my head in lol.

Imo this toxicity is fostered by the powers that be. A conflicted populous is easier to control and lie to, than a united one. It is why I refuse to acknowledge any of it.

I'm not disagreeing with that either, I'm certainly not naive enough too think we aren't being lied to constantly by media and goverments etc, I just worry that anger and a lack of middle ground is a bad thing for everyone, it's also probably easier than ever to make up big lies and remain hidden with social media all you need to do is feed the extremes and watch it soak into the mainstream, 

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25 minutes ago, crusian said:

Same Woman ? , you sound like " a bit of a player " , Highy .

😁

Noooo😎😎.... Yep same woman... 18yrs together apart from my mini breakdown when we were 22yr old... Only 3 months in age gap... 

Everyone has a harmless flirt now n again but all is good in the hood. 

👍👍

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I am happy in my work, home life, and especially in my carp fishing. I am brand new to the sport and I think I am experiencing some much appreciated beginner's luck. I caught my first fish today in less than an hour and I had alot of fun in the process. It was only my second outing and I feel an obsession for this sport starting to take hold.hold. Thanks for the positive posts and good luck to everyone!

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1 hour ago, fangus15 said:

Three years in new house renting. No wife  anymore no kids anymore. On my own. Works a joke. Just enough to fish and live. With a nice bottle malt. Been fluff chucking and piking. 

Sound a bit Bitter Sweet that. 

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9 hours ago, fangus15 said:

Three years in new house renting. No wife  anymore no kids anymore. On my own. Works a joke. Just enough to fish and live. With a nice bottle malt. Been fluff chucking and piking. 

 

8 hours ago, Highy said:

Sound a bit Bitter Sweet that. 

6 years in my flat for me. The no wife and no (actually grown up) kids is bitter sweet for me. When Liz and I were together, I thought it was for life, sadly she didn't see it that way. 

I ended up homeless and living on the streets. Because I have been down and out I think myself lucky that I do have my flat, so I am happy with every day, even if it is not the best.

 

@fangus15 enjoy every day Mate, throw those flies, and in the winter drown the deadbaits.

Take care and never give in

 

 

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