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by GandK
Tue May 22, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Experiences vs Money/Things
Replies: 32
Views: 1565

Re: Experiences vs Money/Things

@JamesR: This is an aside, not aimed at you, but this whole argument - do Big Things loudly with a lot of money - is such extraverted BS. Doing things in your free time (expensive or otherwise) is not inherently superior to learning things, thinking things or even just being things, except that doin...
by GandK
Mon May 07, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Resources and recommended listening
Replies: 73
Views: 15205

Re: Resources and recommended listening

Just listened to a great interview of Jonathan Rauch on his new book, “The Happiness Curve: Why Life Gets Better After 50.” TL;DL: there are several factors, but his research shows that life on the whole - which is at its worst in your 40's - gets better from roughly 50 onward largely because status...
by GandK
Mon May 07, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Getting young adults to put their phones down and start thinking about personal finance
Replies: 14
Views: 2044

Re: Getting young adults to put their phones down and start thinking about personal finance

Our adult children are interested in saving for the future to the degree that they have a solid dream for that future. Some don't yet. A lot of our "personal finance" conversations now are about goal setting, therefore, and not about money. As far as how we dealt with personal finance in the home, w...
by GandK
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Friendships changing
Replies: 54
Views: 3293

Re: Friendships changing

You don't have to agree about everything, in fact, you don't have to agree on anything, so long as you can find a way to agree to disagree. Getting older makes this easier. ... Maybe you will just be the inspirational guy who does as he likes, thumbing his nose at the system and all the cogs. That ...
by GandK
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: The Political Minefield of Homeschooling
Replies: 17
Views: 1302

Re: The Political Minefield of Homeschooling

Thank you for your thoughts, everyone. Homeschooled kids here are neither in nor associated with public schools. The first school year you homeschool in OH, you just tell the state you're doing it, and show them the high school diploma of the parent who's the primary teacher. You can pick any curric...
by GandK
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: The Political Minefield of Homeschooling
Replies: 17
Views: 1302

Re: The Political Minefield of Homeschooling

In Ohio, once those taxes are collected, "The amount of state funds that a district receives is based on a formula that takes into account the student enrollment and the property wealth of the district." Source: Ohio Department of Education . So yes, when you take a child out of a district here, the...
by GandK
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: The Political Minefield of Homeschooling
Replies: 17
Views: 1302

The Political Minefield of Homeschooling

G and I intend to go on the road once he pulls the plug, and we've always intended to homeschool eventually because our youngest will still be in elementary school when this happens. About a month ago, we decided to go forward with our plan to homeschool so we're not changing our school situation an...
by GandK
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Resources and recommended listening
Replies: 73
Views: 15205

Re: Resources and recommended listening

Hidden Brain 100th episode was outstanding: "Do humans act rationally? Economic theory has long told us the answer is "yes." But a half century ago, two psychologists — Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky — began to challenge this notion. Their work laid the foundation for behavioral economics and inf...
by GandK
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: The scope and nature of responsibility
Replies: 8
Views: 470

The scope and nature of responsibility

Random philosophical question :ugeek: : Does responsibility require consent? Or, to pan out, does collective responsibility exist? If it does, and if responsibility requires consent, does refusal of consent by one member of a group negate any collective responsibility for all members on a given topi...
by GandK
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: A brief discussion of abortion
Replies: 67
Views: 2914

Re: A brief discussion of abortion

Like most political debates, I do not even understand why the debate gets framed the way it does. I tune out of most political debates, since I think most of it is just mass entertainment/spectacle. You're right. It's sports fan mentality . Re the difference with politics in being a Millennial, I'm...
by GandK
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: A brief discussion of abortion
Replies: 67
Views: 2914

Re: A brief discussion of abortion

Rough subject. Personal stance: anti-abortion, but oppose any law against it on both medical and Christian free will grounds. Also pertinent: I had three miscarriages and a stillbirth between 2006 and 2008. From 2011 onward I've counseled women who've lost a child through my church. Some of those wo...
by GandK
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Entering Ketosis
Replies: 73
Views: 6400

Re: Entering Ketosis

I started Keto on January 31st in the hopes that it would improve my now-chronic migraines. Not sure if it's effective for headaches yet. But so far I've lost 10 pounds, I have heartburn every night, and I'm occasionally nauseated. I find myself frequently craving peanut butter (? I don't normally e...
by GandK
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Indications that you waited too long to retire
Replies: 27
Views: 3080

Re: Indications that you waited too long to retire

I posted this because two friends recently retired at the beginning of the summer. Both are mid-fifties. One hit the ground running. The other hit the ground and sunk into his Lazyboy. The Lazyboy guy wasn't the kind of guy who owned a Lazyboy just a few years ago. He stayed at work just a little t...
by GandK
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: US Politicking
Replies: 79
Views: 8476

Re: US Politicking

Seppia wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:04 am
If someone doesn't like it they can avoid this thread, personally I don't see how a mostly unidirectional discussion like this one may be "stirring the pot".
+1. This is not a debate thread.
by GandK
Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: SOS: 3 hours to decide whether to quit career or "improve"? / :
Replies: 55
Views: 4981

Re: SOS: 3 hours to decide whether to quit career or "improve"? / :

Better yet, focus on work best suited for an INFJ, rather than trying to get better at work suited for an ISTJ. Best conclusion for lifelong pursuits, although you may find, as I did, that the work you most enjoy as an INFJ is not particularly profitable: Where INFJs fall flat is in work focusing o...
by GandK
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Being ignored by men in conversations
Replies: 22
Views: 1763

Re: Being ignored by men in conversations

Ex-military woman who retired from IT here. NF on top of that, so hyper-sensitive to inclusion/exclusion dynamics. Yes. That happens to women. But as the guys said, it doesn't only happen to women. Every human experiences this in some form. Don't allow yourself to feel like a victim about it. My exp...
by GandK
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Free Communication
Replies: 7
Views: 861

Re: Free Communication

If T-Mobile has good coverage in your area, try Mint Sim.
by GandK
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: What aspects of today's society will we be ashamed of in sixty years?
Replies: 147
Views: 14202

Re: What aspects of today's society will we be ashamed of in sixty years?

So.... how likely is it that having children (particularly having more than one or two per couple) will be seen as a shameful thing in the future? As any mom with more than 1 in her family - bio, steps or even adopted I've been told - can tell you, some people try to "shame" you for this now. Even ...
by GandK
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: *Pokes Vegan / Vegetarian / WFPB-Diet Bear* Interested to see current opinions on this topic
Replies: 16
Views: 1203

Re: *Pokes Vegan / Vegetarian / WFPB-Diet Bear* Interested to see current opinions on this topic

This is the part that confuses / concerns me. Is it subjective? I mean, if several academically rigorous studies indicated behaviour X causes result Y, then would we portray that as subjective? I'm struggling with why that seems to be the case here but not in other areas requiring advanced degrees ...
by GandK
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: What aspects of today's society will we be ashamed of in sixty years?
Replies: 147
Views: 14202

Re: What aspects of today's society will we be ashamed of in sixty years?

The most ecologically minded people I know are right here on this board. They know far more about it than I do. Yet they continue to consume meat. I simply don't understand how that can be. That's why my posts in this thread are full of question marks. It is one of the highest impact choices a pers...