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by Scott 2
Thu May 06, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Digital Minimalism?
Replies: 22
Views: 1197

Re: Digital Minimalism?

I read the book. Hate the phrase though. I think most struggle with the problem. Cal's 30 day fast did not appeal to me. I love using the internet. Suspecting it often hurts more than helps doesn't deter. I need strong why's to sustain my motivation to change. What has been helping, is learning how ...
by Scott 2
Wed May 05, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: bostonimproper's journal
Replies: 162
Views: 38214

Re: bostonimproper's journal

Is there any way you can take a temporary, but extended break? Like FMLA or a sabbatical? After stepping away for twelve weeks, then returning, my decision to stop entirely was much, much easier to make. On the other hand - I feel mentally ruined for full time work now. It would feel like a major sa...
by Scott 2
Tue May 04, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: The Hacking of the American Mind - Bad vs. Good Jobs
Replies: 17
Views: 1233

Re: The Hacking of the American Mind - Bad vs. Good Jobs

bostonimproper wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 6:41 am
Why “bad vs. good jobs” rather than “bad vs. good perspectives one can have about their job”?
The bad list does read like someone with a victim mentality, doesn't it?

I think @Frita nailed it with the lense analogy. Lustig is encouraging work (and an organization) that fits the individual.
by Scott 2
Tue May 04, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: The Hacking of the American Mind - Bad vs. Good Jobs
Replies: 17
Views: 1233

Re: The Hacking of the American Mind - Bad vs. Good Jobs

@NuncFluens Funny enough, I finished listening to Deep Work on this morning's walk. I haven't read his prior book, but will assume the perspective is similar. I think the difference, is that Cal makes an implicit assumption - productivity leads to a meaningful life. I found him centered on achieveme...
by Scott 2
Mon May 03, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Living Off Your Money by Michael McClung
Replies: 24
Views: 3208

Re: Living Off Your Money by Michael McClung

I am using prime harvesting. With US valuations so high, I expect it to act like a bond tent. From what I've seen in other sources (including ERN) the bond tent tests well for mitigating sequence of returns risks in a high CAPE environment. Personally, I found the arguments against prime harvesting ...
by Scott 2
Sun May 02, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Living Off Your Money by Michael McClung
Replies: 24
Views: 3208

Re: Living Off Your Money by Michael McClung

While his why is great, I found McClung's treatment of exactly what to buy and how cursory. His example funds directed me to factor based investing, specifically this book: https://www.amazon.com/Your-Complete-Guide-Factor-Based-Investing/dp/0692783652 McClung didn't go deeply on fees. A big problem...
by Scott 2
Sat May 01, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: The Hacking of the American Mind - Bad vs. Good Jobs
Replies: 17
Views: 1233

Re: The Hacking of the American Mind - Bad vs. Good Jobs

The author puts sleep under "take care of yourself". He's very big on good sleep hygiene, as well as mindfulness practices.
by Scott 2
Sat May 01, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: What I Spend
Replies: 423
Views: 91300

Re: What I Spend

April 2021 Total (Couple) - $3577 (excludes taxes) Groceries - $998.95 Insurance - $782.31 Healthcare/Medical - $654.66 Automotive - $385.88 Utilities - $309.15 Home Maintenance - $260.00 Pets/Pet Care - $144.30 Streaming - $23.98 Entertainment - $17.98 Spendy month, more than the $3200 estimate. W...
by Scott 2
Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: What I Spend
Replies: 423
Views: 91300

Re: What I Spend

Reading the Hacking of the American Mind highlighted gaps in my life - around community and contribution. I previously centered everything on maximizing work related income, then used the rest of my life to cope, by chasing dopamine hits. I am working on backing out the dopamine chasing behavior now...
by Scott 2
Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: The Hacking of the American Mind - Bad vs. Good Jobs
Replies: 17
Views: 1233

Re: The Hacking of the American Mind - Bad vs. Good Jobs

His anecdotal example is a woman who thrived working in the floral department at a grocer. I think duties hitting the good traits will be highly personal. From what I understand, the combination of insurance and administration make medical professions very unpleasant. The author also made me think a...
by Scott 2
Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Cannabis Microdosing
Replies: 17
Views: 1281

Re: Cannabis Microdosing

I tried 7.5mg of THC last weekend. I took it with food. Now that I know what I'm looking for, it hit me hard. Ingestion at 11:30, high from around 1 to 7. My body isn't adapted to the substance at all. It was way beyond a micro-dose impact. The experience itself, not taken with a goal of escaping or...
by Scott 2
Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: The Hacking of the American Mind - Bad vs. Good Jobs
Replies: 17
Views: 1233

The Hacking of the American Mind - Bad vs. Good Jobs

I've been reading The Hacking of the American Mind: https://www.amazon.com/Hacking-American-Mind-Corporate-Takeover/dp/1101982586 The author examines science behind happiness vs. pleasure, contrasting the impact of serotonin vs. dopamine. He then offers guidance on integrating his findings into life...
by Scott 2
Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Do you maintain a resume?
Replies: 21
Views: 1188

Re: Do you maintain a resume?

I feel like IT is the special case. Last I heard, the number of programmers doubles every 5 years. That means a very high tolerance for unusual work histories, career changers, etc. I hesitated to jump in with my plan, because of this IT bubble. But - I haven't updated my resume since joining my las...
by Scott 2
Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: COVID topic vol 2
Replies: 868
Views: 60773

Re: COVID topic vol 2

It's not surprising the vector of spread was an instructor, in the case @wheatstate posted. Most gyms do not provide benefits. Fitness instructors were not designated as essential workers. Group fitness especially, the instructors have to work across many gyms. The body will only tolerate so many cl...
by Scott 2
Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: COVID topic vol 2
Replies: 868
Views: 60773

Re: COVID topic vol 2

@Scott2 Does that calculus change when everyone in your circle is vaccinated? Definitely a consideration. Also general community numbers. Because some of my loved ones are high risk, I am going to err conservative in my approach. There's no un-ringing the bell - death of a loved one (or worse, long...
by Scott 2
Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: What I Spend
Replies: 423
Views: 91300

Re: What I Spend

After 2 months of decompression, loose ends are resolving and life trends towards a new normal: We stopped adding to the donation pile, so I dropped of the final load of my Goodbye, Things infatuation. I imagine another round exists, but requires an older wiser me. I am paying much closer attention...
by Scott 2
Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: COVID topic vol 2
Replies: 868
Views: 60773

Re: COVID topic vol 2

If it was just personal impact to consider, the gym decision would be a lot easier. But, when I choose my exposure, I'm choosing for everyone in my circle. What risk am I comfortable accepting for my aging parents? My wife with chronic illness? My friends with a recent baby? Working out at home migh...
by Scott 2
Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: COVID topic vol 2
Replies: 868
Views: 60773

Re: COVID topic vol 2

Humans are going to human, but as an individual, I'm going to consider measures that bring us closer to herd immunity or reduce R0. As I understand it, there's not a magic threshold. Even if we don't get to XX%, there is still protective effect moving closer. Given my tendency to socialize with like...
by Scott 2
Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Cannabis Microdosing
Replies: 17
Views: 1281

Re: Cannabis Microdosing

I appreciate the perspective. I've tried 5mg of THC, got some mild noticeable effect, but also dry mouth after. That was off putting. I paused for my 2nd covid vaccine. Once that settles down, I'm going to repeat 5mg again, see how it feels. I'm guessing, I'll bump to 10mg from there, confirm it is ...
by Scott 2
Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Hristo's FI Journal
Replies: 888
Views: 130104

Re: Hristo's FI Journal

As someone with almost no religious perspective, it's pretty interesting to see how you integrate the two sets of ideas.