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by 7Wannabe5
Mon Sep 20, 2021 5:18 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: White Belt's Military Journey to FI
Replies: 169
Views: 30457

Re: White Belt's Military Journey to FI

Project Drawdown is one site/source that lists things that can be done in order of impact. For instance, proper disposal and conversion of refrigerants is surprisingly high on the list. I think the number 1influencer thing that can be done with extra money without having to come up with your own new...
by 7Wannabe5
Sun Sep 19, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: Contagious sustainability via corporate retention strategies
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Re: Contagious sustainability via corporate retention strategies

I think we may already be heading more in this direction with the digital gig economy. On the other end of the spectrum from the highly perked, highly paid tech professional, I am thinking about high school dropouts I was teaching who were talking about having to be the one who trains the next perso...
by 7Wannabe5
Sun Sep 19, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: White Belt's Military Journey to FI
Replies: 169
Views: 30457

Re: White Belt's Military Journey to FI

Well, even if you engage in barter with another human being and no money exchanges hands, you are de facto leaving them with more cash in their pocket which they could spend on gas, twinkies, or bowling lessons. So, secondary effects pretty much rule out all human trade, with possible exception of t...
by 7Wannabe5
Sun Sep 19, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: Emergence of the Literature of Climate Change
Replies: 44
Views: 2145

Re: Emergence of the Literature of Climate Change

As Artie slit open yet another plastic bag full of dog shit, she considered the bleak deniability of her sex life. Don't get it wrong. Artie liked dogs. Lately, this seemed like a criminal admission. Not the liking, but the only liking. For her, dogs were maybe on par with macaroni and cheese in te...
by 7Wannabe5
Sun Sep 19, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: Reviews of Recent Non-Fiction on or Related to EREcology
Replies: 0
Views: 72

Reviews of Recent Non-Fiction on or Related to EREcology

"Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress" by Steven Pinker As I noted elsewhere, I picked this book up for .25 at a book sale with the intention to argue with it. Although I enjoyed Steven Pinker's works on language, which I read many years ago, I was vaguel...
by 7Wannabe5
Sun Sep 19, 2021 7:26 am
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: Emergence of the Literature of Climate Change
Replies: 44
Views: 2145

Re: Emergence of the Literature of Climate Change

Rough excerpt from my likely never to be finished or released novel entitled "Identifications": He was going to win the argument by volume alone. Purely on the basis of decibels bellowed within the confines of the spacious SUV. She was surprised when he threw out “Something you don't seem ...
by 7Wannabe5
Sun Sep 19, 2021 7:11 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: White Belt's Military Journey to FI
Replies: 169
Views: 30457

Re: White Belt's Military Journey to FI

Yeah, in my experience, global collapse is an even less popular conversation topic than inflammatory bowel disease. OTOH, I think this might be partially due to the fact that most people are more motivated by "doing" than "not doing." So, if you demonstrate or talk about becoming...
by 7Wannabe5
Sat Sep 18, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: White Belt's Military Journey to FI
Replies: 169
Views: 30457

Re: White Belt's Military Journey to FI

However, I was more implying that the lentil baby concept likely would have never been necessary if you had enough $$$ to bankroll all of your own adventures and still maintain some autonomy The lentil baby concept wasn’t financially necessary for me except to the extent that I was trying to get my...
by 7Wannabe5
Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:04 am
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: Introducing a new forum
Replies: 5
Views: 696

Re: Introducing a new forum

@jacob: Gotcha. I just wish I could find the book(s) that include graphs of EVERYTHING since 1780 and explain how it is Ingenuity and Oil rather than Ingenuity or Oil. I am super bored with finding mention of the Julian Simon/Paul Ehrlich wager in every book I read, and I have read dozens of thick b...
by 7Wannabe5
Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:53 am
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: Introducing a new forum
Replies: 5
Views: 696

Re: Introducing a new forum

Okay, I picked up a copy of Pinker's "Enlightenment Now" at a book sale the other day, and I started reading it with the intention to argue with it, but now I am confused and tending a bit more back towards Optimistic Orange. So, my question is whether suggestions/threads made on this foru...
by 7Wannabe5
Sat Sep 18, 2021 4:12 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: White Belt's Military Journey to FI
Replies: 169
Views: 30457

Re: White Belt's Military Journey to FI

Well, one reason why the merchant mentality was looked down upon in previous eras was because it does tend towards making you think about everything in terms of money. The modern salaryman in some ways is more like the old school wealthy who derived their income from 5% government bonds, because inc...
by 7Wannabe5
Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:54 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: White Belt's Military Journey to FI
Replies: 169
Views: 30457

Re: White Belt's Military Journey to FI

@white belt: I was mostly joking with my suggestion, because my own Lentil Baby situations or schemes resulted in fail. Also, as you noted, with the exception of youth and cooking skills, you possess zero of the attributes or vulnerabilities that would tend to create financial flow in your direction...
by 7Wannabe5
Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: White Belt's Military Journey to FI
Replies: 169
Views: 30457

Re: White Belt's Military Journey to FI

Obvious answer is to find a SO who earns significantly more than you, already has a place, and wants home-cooked meals.
by 7Wannabe5
Thu Sep 16, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: New Kingsnorth Substack Essay - No Paywall
Replies: 20
Views: 923

Re: New Kingsnorth Substack Essay - No Paywall

jacob wrote:Green, frankly, seems to hate Orange with a vengeance despite being utterly dependent on it having outsourced all the dirty work.
True-ish, but Orange is also utterly dependent (because otherwise sterile) on either Blue or Green. (Or maybe I have just dated waaaaay too many engineers. :lol: )
by 7Wannabe5
Thu Sep 16, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: Spiraling out of Control
Replies: 15
Views: 614

Re: Spiraling out of Control

The first human art (indication of Purple?) was only around 50,000 years ago, and the Chimpanzee and Bonobo lineage splits were over 9 million years ago. It seems like even a reptile could be Beige, so maybe Beige to Purple is just the emergence of homo sapiens sapiens? Cross-post: I can't remember ...
by 7Wannabe5
Thu Sep 16, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: New Kingsnorth Substack Essay - No Paywall
Replies: 20
Views: 923

Re: New Kingsnorth Substack Essay - No Paywall

@Salathor: I don't disagree if you go back that far, but I meant since approximately 1950s. I was born in 1965 and my paternal grandparents were upper-middle-class educated and my maternal grandparents were blue collar working class, and their lifestyles were definitely more akin than they would be ...
by 7Wannabe5
Thu Sep 16, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: Volksmarching as an example of emergent movement design
Replies: 14
Views: 565

Re: Volksmarching as an example of emergent movement design

Culture is our adaptation to the world around us. And design is the conscious process of making culture. - Peter Bane-"The Permaculture Handbook" In one of his videos he suggests the simple block iteration of "Plant something every day!" which I thought would be kind of a crazy ...
by 7Wannabe5
Thu Sep 16, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: Spiraling out of Control
Replies: 15
Views: 614

Re: Spiraling out of Control

Humans are out-breeders at genetic level, so mating/marriage outside of band would have to be extremely common at all times. The genetic drift evidence is that females usually left band of origin. This may have happened in friendly cultural trade at tribal or inter-tribal level and/or due to "m...
by 7Wannabe5
Thu Sep 16, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: New Kingsnorth Substack Essay - No Paywall
Replies: 20
Views: 923

Re: New Kingsnorth Substack Essay - No Paywall

I don't entirely disagree if you maybe sub in something more like "spiritual" for "religious*." The same suggestion is made in "The Systems View of Life: A Unifying Vision." I agree that there is a serious problem with the extent to which Capitalism Based on Verified Su...