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by oldbeyond
Mon Oct 18, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 975
Views: 121460

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

As I’ve come to understand my green friends’ thinking, the collective/system is seen as having a separate existence and will of its own, always dominating the individual or smaller-scale community. Thus the focus turns to hiding, sabotage, complaining or daydreams about revolution. Acknowledging one...
by oldbeyond
Sun Oct 10, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: On the (un)quantified self
Replies: 9
Views: 721

Re: On the (un)quantified self

Tracking/quantifying have been useful to me when I’ve caught myself being dishonest with myself (telling myself that I’m doing better than I am) or when I ruminate on something and cold, hard numbers can put an end to the internal debate. Usually the numbers eventually lead to a deeper understanding...
by oldbeyond
Sat Oct 09, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: Brothers on Books interview with Jacob
Replies: 1
Views: 460

Re: Brothers on Books interview with Jacob

Another solid appearance! The podcast is fairly new from what I gather so the production/editing could be improved in places, but that was more a lack of polish than something that distracted from the content. They asked good questions and allowed @jacob to expand on his thinking. To me it was a nic...
by oldbeyond
Wed Oct 06, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: ACT
Replies: 0
Views: 128

ACT

I’ve been reading up on (and then incorporating practices into my routine) ACT recently. ACT is an acronym for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, but its creator Steven C Hayes prefers it to be pronounced like the verb it spells. A form of therapy that grew out of CBT, it aims to integrate insights ...
by oldbeyond
Wed Oct 06, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Energy usage log
Replies: 147
Views: 83233

Re: Energy usage log

I was interested in the proportions of different types of energy used in the household. I found this: https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php?title=Energy_consumption_in_households It’s perhaps not really to compare very different forms of energy by kWh, but I found it somewhat ...
by oldbeyond
Mon Sep 27, 2021 6:05 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: White Belt's Military Journey to FI
Replies: 197
Views: 32893

Re: White Belt's Military Journey to FI

I’m still somewhere in the no mans land between WL5 and 6, but my cooking is relatively strong. To me it helped to take a step back from optimization and approach food preparation in a more playful manner, focusing more on creating great meals. Learning cost-saving techniques came naturally as a byp...
by oldbeyond
Sat Sep 25, 2021 3:28 am
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: SD: Self-identity
Replies: 26
Views: 1405

Re: SD: Self-identity

Perhaps Lebenskünstler? https://blogs.transparent.com/german/un ... skunstler/

Also adopted by my native tongue as Levnadskonstnär, perhaps it also exists in the Danish language?
by oldbeyond
Fri Sep 24, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: White Belt's Military Journey to FI
Replies: 197
Views: 32893

Re: White Belt's Military Journey to FI

From my experience, blending beans/lentils seem to make them easier to digest. This can either be spreads like hummus but also in stews. We’ve sprouted mung beans, the sprouts also seem easier on the stomach, especially if given a short stir-fry. We’ve grown lettuce and some herbs in hydroponic tank...
by oldbeyond
Fri Sep 24, 2021 4:57 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Housing Costs & 3-D Printed Houses
Replies: 21
Views: 1168

Re: Housing Costs & 3-D Printed Houses

@chenda: It’s possible to create hybrid structures where some concrete is used (core walls around the elevator/staircase or in some floors to increase mass) that are quite a bit higher. See Treet in Bergen, Norway for example: https://urbannext.net/treet/ (Built using a modular design for the apartm...
by oldbeyond
Fri Sep 24, 2021 4:45 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Housing Costs & 3-D Printed Houses
Replies: 21
Views: 1168

Re: Housing Costs & 3-D Printed Houses

Kit homes have a long history. You could order them through the Sears Catalog way back when: https://youtu.be/su3tYI78EGg It’s an interesting hybrid between traditional (incremental, small-scale, family driven) development and industrialization. It seems like its era ended when large-scale instituti...
by oldbeyond
Wed Sep 22, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Housing Costs & 3-D Printed Houses
Replies: 21
Views: 1168

Re: Housing Costs & 3-D Printed Houses

Prefabrication is really a matter of degree, as you have to go way back in time to find people making doors or roof tiles on site for example. The dynamic is more one of prefabricating more than it being a wholly new concept. It does give you some of the productivity gains from the rest of the indus...
by oldbeyond
Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Housing Costs & 3-D Printed Houses
Replies: 21
Views: 1168

Re: Housing Costs & 3-D Printed Houses

Also there has been a major shift towards prefabrication (everything from concrete slabs to exterior walls to entire bathroom suites), to avoid work on site as much as possible, 3D-printing being one (high tech) version of that not much used as of yet.
by oldbeyond
Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Housing Costs & 3-D Printed Houses
Replies: 21
Views: 1168

Re: Housing Costs & 3-D Printed Houses

It’s hard to achieve economies of scale in construction (to do so you end up with cookie cutter suburbia or Soviet apartment blocks, and even then landscape/utilities/wind/solar exposure/soil etc won’t be uniform). It’s extremely capital intensive, location bound, and the invasiveness of the process...
by oldbeyond
Fri Aug 27, 2021 4:53 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Sweden!
Replies: 4
Views: 551

Re: Hello from Sweden!

Welcome! There are a few other Swedes on the forum I think. Personal finance has it particulars here - ISK/kapitalförsäkring makes the tax man completely agnostic towards how often you buy and sell, low mortgage rates (but with very short terms...), very favourable student loan terms from the govern...
by oldbeyond
Fri Aug 20, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 975
Views: 121460

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

In a sense, relying on willpower is a form of waste. A bit like having to rely on money is. Very few people will be able to do without either (certainly not me!) and if your back is against the wall you’ll thank your stars if you have them, but reliance on them might be more a sign of insufficiently...
by oldbeyond
Wed Aug 18, 2021 4:16 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 975
Views: 121460

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

I think I am in a similar position to you with regards to motivation. If you lack it, developing your Why is a major undertaking, and really a pivot from your previous path. I feel that this might be yet another sticking point around WL5 for a lot of us. To move beyond “super efficient consumerism” ...
by oldbeyond
Sun Aug 15, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Holistic Management by Allan Savory: the next level after ERE?
Replies: 5
Views: 789

Re: Holistic Management by Allan Savory: the next level after ERE?

Some hipstery businesses of the craftier type (microbreweries, coffee roasters, bakeries but also some “maker” type business) seems to be one example. There’s a focus on mastery and quality of life and there’s at least a desire for sustainability. But granted there’s no formalized framework like per...
by oldbeyond
Sun Aug 15, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Solved Problems
Replies: 20
Views: 1573

Re: Solved Problems

I’ve been designating areas of my life as solved when I’ve found a local maximum and decided that marginal returns in other areas were higher. For example, focusing on exercise instead once I had a decent grasp on nutrition and had settled on a diet. Basically jumping to another S-curve. I use a str...
by oldbeyond
Thu Jul 15, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Steve's Journal
Replies: 3
Views: 296

Re: Steve's Journal

I started my journal in a similar position to yours and also tackled investing first. In my mind there are three parts to investing: dealing with the market (what securities to buy, managing risk, portfolio composition and more), dealing with the government (taxes, retirement accounts, how your weal...
by oldbeyond
Thu Jul 08, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Holistic Management by Allan Savory: the next level after ERE?
Replies: 5
Views: 789

Re: Holistic Management by Allan Savory: the next level after ERE?

There is a lot to gain from studying permaculture/regenerative agriculture/holistic management et al, even for those of us who don’t farm. There are a lot of great examples of beautifully designed systems out there, and they’re of course very concrete and often quite beautiful. And a lot of the prin...