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by 7Wannabe5
Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Consuming Cannabis Again
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: Consuming Cannabis Again

I think it is most important to be self-aware about all your patterns. I'm not sure whether or not it is inherently "worse" to ingest (or otherwise apply,breath/integrate) substances into your Zone 000 (skin boundary) vs. choosing to engage in patterned behaviors likely to alter internal production ...
by 7Wannabe5
Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Inexpensive way to sew thick stuff
Replies: 14
Views: 2348

Re: Inexpensive way to sew thick stuff

@vexed87: Cosign. Here are some design suggestions: https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/enhanced/webdr02/2013/2/5/10/enhanced-buzz-20289-1360079719-5.jpg @SClass: Seriously, that is a super-cool machine and project. It reminds me of the rule that all you really need to start a new busine...
by 7Wannabe5
Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: How to live in the moment?
Replies: 13
Views: 597

Re: How to live in the moment?

Getting older helps. I can't tell you exactly when it happened, but at some point I stopped waiting for my "real" life to begin. OR, you might find that getting somebody to wrap you really tightly in saran wrap from the neck down and then lift you up in the air over a significant drop will help you ...
by 7Wannabe5
Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Heuristics for estimating the ROI of a book
Replies: 17
Views: 749

Re: Heuristics for estimating the ROI of a book

Obviously, you should prioritize reading whatever books would allow you to have the most time freed up to spend reading more books. To determine this meta-maxi-reading list, you could attempt either a top-down or bottom-up approach. For instance, you could brainstorm a list of all the problems and p...
by 7Wannabe5
Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What is essential to ERE?
Replies: 21
Views: 1228

Re: What is essential to ERE?

Fish said: But what distinguishes us from others is not what we build, but the ERE toolbox that we share. Agree. My immediate thought after my first read of ERE was "What a nicely organized giant box of tinker toys!!!" Of course, I had already read a decent portion of Jacob's bibliography prior to ...
by 7Wannabe5
Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What to do for six weeks b/w college graduation and full-time work?
Replies: 33
Views: 1504

Re: What to do for six weeks b/w college graduation and full-time work?

@Fish:lol- I started thinking the same thing when halfmoon described me as a "true iconoclast." It's entirely possible that I've wandered so far from normal at this point in my life, I can't return. Most of what most people consider to be normal seems almost completely arbitrary to me. However, ther...
by 7Wannabe5
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What to do for six weeks b/w college graduation and full-time work?
Replies: 33
Views: 1504

Re: What to do for six weeks b/w college graduation and full-time work?

BRUTE said: she offered for Olaz to provide her free labor? Sounds like a smart cookie. @halfmoon: I appreciate your endorsement of my offer, but after my initial enthusiasm, I started imagining that Olaz's journal entries might look something like: Detroit Day 2: This is worse than living in my Gr...
by 7Wannabe5
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What to do for six weeks b/w college graduation and full-time work?
Replies: 33
Views: 1504

Re: What to do for six weeks b/w college graduation and full-time work?

The occupation of the camper might have to be a bit on the stealth, otherwise I would say the more the merrier. In theory, 5 cuddly people could sleep in the camper together. If Zalo, or anybody else, occupies it solo, I may offer lend of one of my sister's dogs for company and security. Any older m...
by 7Wannabe5
Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What to do for six weeks b/w college graduation and full-time work?
Replies: 33
Views: 1504

Re: What to do for six weeks b/w college graduation and full-time work?

I know it sounded like I was joking, but it might actually prove to be quite mutually beneficial. I tend towards better focused productivity when I have to organize other people's time. I live and garden in a very small city full of recent immigrants that is completely surrounded by the city of Detr...
by 7Wannabe5
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What to do for six weeks b/w college graduation and full-time work?
Replies: 33
Views: 1504

Re: What to do for six weeks b/w college graduation and full-time work?

In exchange for six weeks of full-time manual labor, I may be willing to provide lodging in a charming 1970s era off-grid-in-city camper and foodstuffs. As added bonus, I might be further able to arrange a number of mini-internships with a variety of older men with a variety of skill-sets. It is pos...
by 7Wannabe5
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Shaq says the Earth is flat.
Replies: 33
Views: 1556

Re: Shaq says the Earth is flat.

This thread is so horrifying, I feel compelled to note that I recently had a conversation with 3 second-graders who laughed at my ignorance in the realm of the composition of the moons of Saturn, and were able to answer my question to them about why they would bounce around on the moon with demonstr...
by 7Wannabe5
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Alternative History
Replies: 29
Views: 1372

Re: Alternative History

Riggerjack said: In the form of rum, or because they didn't use high fructose corn syrup yet? Apparently most civilizations become pretty quickly hooked on any form of refined sugars as soon as they are available. By the late 19th century, the British were already eating a lot of it in the form of ...
by 7Wannabe5
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Alternative History
Replies: 29
Views: 1372

Re: Alternative History

@Dragline: I will add it to my list. I have already pretty well determined that the "easiest" diet to scavenge in my natural environment would be something like venison cooked in maple syrup with a side of wild rice and dandelion greens. The earliest European-heritage pioneers in my neck of the wood...
by 7Wannabe5
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Alternative History
Replies: 29
Views: 1372

Re: Alternative History

Women who owned property were able to vote in the state of New Jersey prior to the widespread adoption of one man/one vote. The average Englishman of 1900 ate more sugar than the average American of 2017. North American Natives practiced more agriculture prior to the arrival of the Europeans, and th...
by 7Wannabe5
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Best break-up Advice?
Replies: 49
Views: 2365

Re: Best break-up Advice?

@James_0011 said: The bonobos are the closest example we have of egalitarian ( or "evolved") human culture (even though they are monkeys but I think you get my point) and a distinct feature of their culture is non monogamy. The chimpanzees on the other hand are more similiar to modern humans in tha...
by 7Wannabe5
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Who owns who?
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Re: Who owns who?

Some wealthy people are interesting. Many of them are boring. Trump somehow manages to be interesting and boring at the same time.
by 7Wannabe5
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Best break-up Advice?
Replies: 49
Views: 2365

Re: Best break-up Advice?

Ego said: This really does get to the nub of the problem, doesn't it? Why can people cooperate so well in groups to accomplish a wide variety of projects but multi-partner cooperation falls apart in intimate lifelong relationships? I don't know the answer. I suspect it has something to do with the ...
by 7Wannabe5
Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Best break-up Advice?
Replies: 49
Views: 2365

Re: Best break-up Advice?

Olaz said: Just to be clear here, polyamory is different from polygamy
True, since generally held to be gender egalitarian and non-primary relationships are more developed than in swinger culture.
by 7Wannabe5
Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Best break-up Advice?
Replies: 49
Views: 2365

Re: Best break-up Advice?

Ego said: Perhaps you misunderstood because you are exceedingly Homo Economicus in relationship calculations while giving lip service to the importance of art in life. Yet it is the art that is the thing that makes the Homo Economicus calculations moot. The art makes a relationship so much more tha...
by 7Wannabe5
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Best break-up Advice?
Replies: 49
Views: 2365

Re: Best break-up Advice?

Ego said: There may be a few outliers who have made the poly-proof-of-concept a form of religion and are making it work in the child rearing phase. Are there any making it work when one of the partners need elder-care? I find this rather non-coherent coming from somebody who would be the last to re...
by 7Wannabe5
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Best break-up Advice?
Replies: 49
Views: 2365

Re: Best break-up Advice?

Ego said: I got the Marriage Minute email from the Gottman Institute this morning. It included a link to their Sound Relationship House. Good timing, eh? lol- I skimmed the site and they had me at "research-based." I guess the question becomes why wouldn't it be possible to envision or maintain a n...
by 7Wannabe5
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: So Good They Can't Ignore You thread?
Replies: 14
Views: 825

Re: So Good They Can't Ignore You thread?

How about "So Engaged in My Own Interests I Don't Give a Flying Fuck What They Think" as a possible alternate title?
by 7Wannabe5
Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Living with Careerist
Replies: 33
Views: 2027

Re: Living with Careerist

Well, I am helping my BF move into his new place, and successfully evading spending too much time there myself. He told me that I am almost the perfect girlfriend except sometimes I chew too loudly, snore, and I often forget where the car is parked. Sounds to me like somebody volunteering to throw d...
by 7Wannabe5
Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: If you use the ideas of stoicism, how have you found them?
Replies: 14
Views: 1685

Re: If you use the ideas of stoicism, how have you found them?

Yes, I can see that the lyrics might be interpreted in that manner. I have always heard them as something more like "your internal coping mechanisms are bound to improve after a good night's sleep, and then you can work on improving your external circumstances." Of course, in a situation in which ev...
by 7Wannabe5
Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Flaws in libertarianism
Replies: 83
Views: 3199

Re: Flaws in libertarianism

I tend towards more than a bit of "rebel without a clue" functioning myself, but it seems to me that the essential flaw with Libertarianism is due to being "born from the head of Zeus" -like. For simple instance, it does not seem to be inclusive of any humans who are 3 years old and inclined towards...