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I feel philosophical tonight...

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18 y/o male. Moderate acne for a year and a half. Last semester in high school.

It is funny how a few pimples that show up on your face have the potential to change your whole life. You know you weren't completely happy before you had acne, but you also know that you'd be happier right now if you didn't have acne. You know that some people stare at your face with a fair amount of disgust, some with empathy. You know that even if a girl liked you and you her, you'd never talk to her. The only viable option is porn, for porn stars can't see your face.

On the other hand, you know that this condition is -most probably- temporary. But you can't ignore the "urgency of the moment", you just can't completely ignore it and live as if it doesn't exist. There are other things that need to be done. You have to resist the temptation of trying that new cream, or ingesting that pill of antibiotic. "I've lived without this shit my whole life," you say to yourself. "Why do I need it now?"

It is extremely hard to ignore acne and immerse yourself in the reality of the present. But you have to do it, because if you didn't, you'll blame acne for the loss of your future. You want a better scapegoat for that, like a catastrophic event or an alien invasion resulting in the complete destruction of your school.

The barbell calls my name. Off to the gym for some squats.

Goodnight.

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19 y/o male here attending university here. Your post completely describes my thought processes that i go through so often when i'm trying to convince myself that i'll regret not doing what i want to do now in the future.

P.S. I love your new regimen spikey i've been lazily doing that regimen for the past couple of weeks now :P

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18 year old male at university.

Completely true what you described. Especially the girl part. I probably used to be the best looking kid at my school...now no girl looks twice at me thanks to my skin. It's pretty harsh going from one extreme to the other.

I'll commit suicide before I adopt your regimen though. TCA chemical peels are my last hope for clearing my unclear complexion.

Also, how do you deal with the increased testosterone surges during bulking? I can't seem to get around this problem. I'm find when I'm not gaining weight I'm clear...but otherwise my chin breaks out like crazy.

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18 y/o male. Moderate acne for a year and a half. Last semester in high school.

It is funny how a few pimples that show up on your face have the potential to change your whole life. You know you weren't completely happy before you had acne, but you also know that you'd be happier right now if you didn't have acne. You know that some people stare at your face with a fair amount of disgust, some with empathy. You know that even if a girl liked you and you her, you'd never talk to her. The only viable option is porn, for porn stars can't see your face.

On the other hand, you know that this condition is -most probably- temporary. But you can't ignore the "urgency of the moment", you just can't completely ignore it and live as if it doesn't exist. There are other things that need to be done. You have to resist the temptation of trying that new cream, or ingesting that pill of antibiotic. "I've lived without this shit my whole life," you say to yourself. "Why do I need it now?"

It is extremely hard to ignore acne and immerse yourself in the reality of the present. But you have to do it, because if you didn't, you'll blame acne for the loss of your future. You want a better scapegoat for that, like a catastrophic event or an alien invasion resulting in the complete destruction of your school.

The barbell calls my name. Off to the gym for some squats.

Goodnight.

19 y/o female.

Someone will love you for you, and when that happens, physical won't matter.

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