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by jacob
Thu Jun 24, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 730
Views: 101157

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

I have many issues with investing, some of them ethical, but others just being that I find it absolutely uninteresting and would do anything to avoid spending my precious life energy on it. Index investing is the most complex I'll ever get, and even that I have mixed feelings about. Thoughts, anyon...
by jacob
Thu Jun 24, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 730
Views: 101157

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

Yes, should be. Otherwise the beginning is only tentative. For a demonstration see how the tone of the FIRE movement changes whenever there's a 10% drop. The Hero's Journey is quickly dropped in favor retreating back into the safety of "working one more year" or chanting "the market a...
by jacob
Thu Jun 24, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 730
Views: 101157

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

Especially for the uni-dimensional FIRE strategy, which is essentially switching out one's job horse for a finance horse, it's hard for me to accept the common unwillingness to at least have an informed opinion on which horse one has put in charge of pulling one's wagon. It's a bit different for ERE...
by jacob
Wed Jun 23, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Stories and Anecdotes about Nonconsumers/howlies
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Re: Stories and Anecdotes about Nonconsumers/howlies

Some examples of what I'd consider WL6+ non-consumers. https://www.amazon.com/Possum-Living-without-Almost-Money/dp/1947793209/ https://www.amazon.com/Radical-Simplicity-Dan-Price/dp/0762424923/ https://www.amazon.com/Flight-City-Experiment-Creative-Country/dp/1789871271/ There's a lot that's pre-WL...
by jacob
Tue Jun 22, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Daylen's Instinctual Dump
Replies: 236
Views: 36941

Re: Daylen's Instinctual Dump

One of the most insightful observations I've seen is how green can (and does) inadvertently cut the spiral by taking blue out, e.g. using the "heterarchy is the only way"-hammer. This traps a lot of red which will find it very hard to go to orange lest it's done in a rather sociopathic way...
by jacob
Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:08 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Life without a cellphone
Replies: 22
Views: 1035

Re: Life without a cellphone

The way I see it is that smartphones or rather the apps occupy brain space when they become more than just a tool. What I mean is questions like "how does this affect my social life" insofar much (30+ mins a day?) my social life consists of liking people's facebook posts, worrying about ge...
by jacob
Mon Jun 21, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Life without a cellphone
Replies: 22
Views: 1035

Re: Life without a cellphone

Biggest issues are the hassle of two-factor verification and having to print out QR codes in advance for tickets and check-ins. In particular as counters get increasingly replaced with self-service which pretty much expects you to have a smartphone. Ditto government and other services (banking) that...
by jacob
Sun Jun 20, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: White Belt's Military Journey to FI
Replies: 92
Views: 25048

Re: White Belt's Military Journey to FI

-exposed electrical and plumbing: the idea is that I would run all electrical and pvc plumbing on top of existing walls (in hip industrial style), which allows for easier maintenance and also makes insulation simpler I had the same idea, but I think there are code reasons for why this is not done. ...
by jacob
Sun Jun 20, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: ACA and living overseas
Replies: 8
Views: 396

Re: ACA and living overseas

I've never heard of a "national" health insurance that worked outside the country of domicile, that is, on a global basis. That's why "travel insurance" exists. This is also why non-tourist visas/residence permits usually require proof of health insurance, which is almost always ...
by jacob
Sat Jun 19, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Didn't know I was part of a movement...
Replies: 6
Views: 640

Re: Didn't know I was part of a movement...

A movement is just a big enough mass of people changing their behavior and getting detected by the mainstream. It doesn't need to have a central organization or indeed any organization. A movement is but enough people following the same ideas and making roughly the same changes relative to the statu...
by jacob
Fri Jun 18, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: A Jacob Mention
Replies: 128
Views: 7046

Re: A Jacob Mention

Why is that formula abandoned for endless discussions of Wheaten levels? I would rather watch S-class fix his vintage Mercedes a thousand times over one discussion over what a level 7 means. I don't think I am alone in this opinion. I would be very interested in the forums metrics since you have em...
by jacob
Fri Jun 18, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: A Jacob Mention
Replies: 128
Views: 7046

Re: A Jacob Mention

My apologies to daylen*, but what value is communicating like this where 99 percent of people won't understand and the remaining 1 percent will find it off-putting to have to work so hard to understand when there are clear alternatives for communicating? Where is the value here? Where is the value ...
by jacob
Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: A Jacob Mention
Replies: 128
Views: 7046

Re: A Jacob Mention

Interesting. I wonder if philosophy/embodiment is part of the problem. Those who read the book to learn the philosophy and then embodied it seem to enjoy more philosophizing. Those of us who were already doing it and discovered that Jacob's philosophizing fit with our experiences are less enthusias...
by jacob
Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: A Jacob Mention
Replies: 128
Views: 7046

Re: A Jacob Mention

In science each advancement expands understanding (theory) by subsuming what was previously understood into a more comprehensive theory. For example, in dynamics General Relativity explains everything that Special Relativity does and then some. Likewise SR explains everything that Newton did and the...
by jacob
Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: A Jacob Mention
Replies: 128
Views: 7046

Re: A Jacob Mention

daylen wrote:
Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:15 pm
Part of what may be seen as an insistence on treating topics within a framework is a defensive response to the rise of another movement of thought/commentary that tends to neglect frameworks altogether(*).
It's hard for Green to perceive the difference between Orange and Yellow.
by jacob
Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: AE's Journal Round 5 - Finding Freedom To
Replies: 40
Views: 3359

Re: AE's Journal Round 5 - Finding Freedom To

The volatile Texas electricity situation impact definitely depends on one's housing situation and general "awareness". Event casualties tend to make people from other states that are adapted to outlier weather events shake their head---it's hard to wrap one's head around what others take f...
by jacob
Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: A Jacob Mention
Replies: 128
Views: 7046

Re: A Jacob Mention

"The more things change, the more they stay the same." Every 6-18 months the forum has a crisis. This wasn't the first time this happened---more like the 5th or 6th---and it won't be the last: Some thread turns into a major argument that is (usually indirectly) ultimately about uncompromis...
by jacob
Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: A Jacob Mention
Replies: 128
Views: 7046

Re: A Jacob Mention

Anyways, I’m not even connecting the dots very well for myself, and I’m not trying to be contentious, but I am wondering about the infrastructure necessary to grow the level of thinkers who can do Level 7 ERE or permaculture. The best I can come up with would be some sort of semi-monastic practice ...
by jacob
Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: A Jacob Mention
Replies: 128
Views: 7046

Re: A Jacob Mention

More global comment not to Alpha: I'm not so sure "ERE as a movement," ERE is going to change the world, Wheaton levels are a thing to ascend, you're doing it wrong if you want to stop at the MMM level, is the right way to go. Let people use the ERE ideas as a toolbox, dont make it a move...