Sierraシエラ wrote:I feel like people who are more trusting are happiest.
I suppose that's true in a way. I spend much less time worrying about various things than other people (presumably) do.
Just recently, my mom got on my case again, trying to nudge me (less than subtly) towards looking for a new job just because my salary is on the lower end. Thing is, I like my job because it's largely stress-free with no overtime, I like my colleagues, and I especially like my short commute. Yet all my mother sees is me earning "too little" and being in danger of falling into poverty after I hit retirement because some predictions say that pension rates will continue to decline.
I have a more than healthy amount of money saved up, and that's only growing each month thanks to my very frugal lifestyle. I see absolutely no reason to worry myself now over a (very uncertain, because no one can predict the economical development) doom scenario 30+ years into the future.
Sorry, went a bit long-winded there with another anecdote. Thanks for your encouragement, though
Sierraシエラ wrote:What about you? Also have you seen Harry Potter and Lord of The Rings?
Yup - I believe I've actually seen every single movie from both franchises (which, for me, is a rare thing as I've hardly watched any live-action movies in the last... what, 10 years or so?). Out of the two, Harry Potter
is easily my favorite; as I tend to mention frequently, fantasy settings usually aren't my cup of tea. I mostly enjoy light sci-fi instead. Harry Potter
, with its supernatural setting, lies somewhere in the middle.
Regarding Sword Art Online
, I'll say that I specifically loved the augmented-reality 'setting' in the Ordinal Scale
movie. I found it was used very creatively.
In terms of actually fascinating worlds, my first thoughts always go to the realm of anime (no surprise there). I've always maintained that From the New World
is a sleeper hit with the most marvelous worldbuilding I've ever witnessed. The completely different way their society works, with hints at the distant past (which is our real world - the show plays on earth 1,000 years in the future), and the uncanny atmosphere permeating the whole series are simply mind-boggling.
Other than that, both Made in Abyss
and Darling in the FranXX
sucked me right into their well-crafted fictional worlds. Yes, this is a thinly veiled recommendation for both shows in case you haven't seen them yet