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by jennypenny
Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Stop 401k to pay off mortgage?
Replies: 41
Views: 2542

Re: Stop 401k to pay off mortgage?

@unemployable -- The amount of money in the nest egg is very important, but I don't think it's important to assess its value in relation to others. Besides, even if people said the OP had a lot less money than they should at 35, what could be done about that now? IMO they should start fresh and do t...
by jennypenny
Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: Dharma and non duality
Replies: 24
Views: 1292

Re: Dharma and non duality

@Scott -- Did the physical practice really help? I used to run and I felt less connected the longer I ran. It was extremely relaxing but I definitely withdrew into myself as I ran. I've come at it the other way, basically trying to break down the giant armored cage I'd erected around myself. I start...
by jennypenny
Thu Nov 18, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Stop 401k to pay off mortgage?
Replies: 41
Views: 2542

Re: Stop 401k to pay off mortgage?

Futureretiree wrote:
Thu Nov 18, 2021 3:46 pm
Also. How does my 350k 401k stack up at 35 years old?
Does it matter?

Just figure out where you want to get to and do the math.
by jennypenny
Thu Nov 18, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: Dharma and non duality
Replies: 24
Views: 1292

Re: Dharma and non duality

First answer before I read your recent post: I'm not sure the 'acts' being discussed are related to spirituality per se. Like 7W5 said, most acts related to heroism are related to status seeking, as are other grand gestures of generosity. The way to pursue the goal of changing how people behave is t...
by jennypenny
Wed Nov 17, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: Dharma and non duality
Replies: 24
Views: 1292

Re: Dharma and non duality

Right, so the personal solution seems to have been to ignore/split the individual/collective dichotomy with each going their own way in terms of solutions. However, given how we're all fucked lest we resolve that dichotomy and bring the two perspectives together ... I can't think of any deeply spir...
by jennypenny
Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: SD: Self-identity
Replies: 60
Views: 4436

Re: SD: Self-identity

However, such an "abiding traditional rules to fit into a structured local community"-approach would be rather unappealing to say the least to Orange (50% of US), Green (20% of US), Yellow (1% of US), and Turquoise (~0.1% of US). They are definitely wired differently. Their solution to th...
by jennypenny
Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: SD: Self-identity
Replies: 60
Views: 4436

Re: SD: Self-identity

I am trying to figure out what endgame is for these lines of thinking... That's what I was trying to get at too. If it's to change people to make them more willing to make sacrifices for the global good, IMO changing their [human] environment is more effective than trying to convince them to change...
by jennypenny
Wed Oct 20, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: SD: Self-identity
Replies: 60
Views: 4436

Re: SD: Self-identity

This is why it's important to understand how people see themselves in order to appeal to them becoming something more. I think framing the goal as appealing to people to become 'something more' sounds a little elitist and implies that people aren't good enough as is, which I imagine will elicit a n...
by jennypenny
Fri Oct 15, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Home free?
Replies: 15
Views: 1260

Re: Home free?

Hey K! I can't believe C is 11 already. Time flies ...

I've worked with several writers who were permanent nomads. You might try diving into that world for more information (since you're familiar with it). Glad you're well, and good luck on your adventures.

jp
by jennypenny
Wed Sep 08, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 1010
Views: 127685

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

Sorry for the misattribution. My mistake.
by jennypenny
Wed Sep 08, 2021 6:15 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 1010
Views: 127685

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

@daylen -- I really like the term 'execution turbulence'. It will also help when trying to distinguish between internal and external turbulence (<- on which a lot has been written).

Sorry if I'm clogging up your journal AH.
by jennypenny
Fri Aug 13, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Garden Log
Replies: 838
Views: 230765

Re: Garden Log

Our garden used to produce enough for us to eat during the season and I'd often have enough food to cook a double batch of whatever I was making and freeze one. Occasionally I'd have a day of baking zucchini bread or whatever to use up what was left. Gardening was the hard part and eating was the fu...
by jennypenny
Tue Aug 10, 2021 5:36 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Resources and recommend watching
Replies: 305
Views: 141313

Re: Resources and recommend watching

I finally got a chance to watch The Pollinators , free with Amazon Prime right now. It always stuns me how we (in the US) are deliberately making our food system less resilient. Food insecurity is my odds-on favorite for the first real apocalypse in the US. OTOH, I also feel like it's an issue I can...
by jennypenny
Sun Aug 08, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: Will Gas Stations Exist In 15 Years?
Replies: 56
Views: 3828

Re: Will Gas Stations Exist In 15 Years?

Exponential growth. Yes, but don't we argue in a bunch of different threads that exponential growth can't continue because we're coming up on some very real hard limits? That was my point about everyone making economic and political assumptions about the next 30 years. If I agreed with those assump...
by jennypenny
Sun Aug 08, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: A Journey of Mindfulness--the Remaking of Life in Midstream.
Replies: 929
Views: 213071

Re: A Journey of Mindfulness--the Remaking of Life in Midstream.

Congratulations on making it to the next life, Dave.
by jennypenny
Sun Aug 08, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: Will Gas Stations Exist In 15 Years?
Replies: 56
Views: 3828

Re: Will Gas Stations Exist In 15 Years?

I find it funny on a forum full of luddites and low-tech aficionados (some of whom still eschew cell phones) that so many posts argue that the conversion to EVs will happen quickly. During doom times -- whether slow or fast -- it seems to me that low-tech living becomes more prevalent because it's s...
by jennypenny
Sat Jul 10, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: the animal's journal
Replies: 669
Views: 170551

Re: the animal's journal

Congratulations!

I'm so happy for you.
by jennypenny
Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: A Jacob Mention
Replies: 139
Views: 10305

Re: A Jacob Mention

anyway please no more with me/about me. i wanna go now, and you want me to go too. peace be with you, etc. Yeah, but you were trying to shit on jacob on your way out the door. My post wasn't for your benefit anyway ... I wanted it on the record that some people disagree with your assessment of jaco...
by jennypenny
Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: A Jacob Mention
Replies: 139
Views: 10305

Re: A Jacob Mention

I don't think there's any obligation on jacob's part to make sure everyone understands is ideas. I'm just grateful that he shares them, and the fact that he's still here answering people's questions at all is a gift to anyone who wants to learn more about ERE, especially given all the shit he took i...
by jennypenny
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Can I retire with 4 children?
Replies: 81
Views: 5255

Re: Can I retire with 4 children?

Sorry, I missed that post. And I'm glad to see they are going to have their kids read the book.