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by 7Wannabe5
Wed Oct 20, 2021 5:07 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Any math teachers here?
Replies: 29
Views: 1303

Re: Any math teachers here?

It looks about the same level as recommended (not necessarily achieved!) 8th grade proficiency in the U.S. If the child needs help, it is likely that she is missing some previous rungs on the ladder and will need what is called "scaffolding." The Khan Academy has well organized review mate...
by 7Wannabe5
Tue Oct 19, 2021 6:37 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Method to minimize yard work
Replies: 45
Views: 10084

Re: Method to minimize yard work

Lawn grass represents 3rd largest crop. Huge waste of resources. Lawn grass seed is preferred diet of the Canada Goose and why its population is currently majority urban and booming along with the humans. OTOH, a lawn is much better than concrete/asphalt cover in terms of absorbing torrential climat...
by 7Wannabe5
Tue Oct 19, 2021 5:18 am
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: ERE Wheaton Map project: Green origin
Replies: 10
Views: 567

Re: ERE Wheaton Map project: Green origin

Defining the 'moats' might be a place to start. It makes sense off-hand to me that the moat between 5 and 6 for green is a shift from reducing harm to providing benefit, but might be off there. Two books originally published in 1991 (30 years ago!) which I recently re-read are "YMOYL" and...
by 7Wannabe5
Sun Oct 17, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 975
Views: 121505

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

I am currently rather ill and swollen up like a decrepit puffer-fish on my 4th round of steroids in just over a year. I am spending most of my days engaged in the exhausting task of attempting to teach math and science to underprivileged adolescents who were possibly poisoned with lead around age 5....
by 7Wannabe5
Sat Oct 16, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 975
Views: 121505

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

I think the core disconnect is between what/who is a producer in ecology vs economy. At the ecological level, all humans are apex consumers. Ergo, our efforts towards economic production, spurred on by work ethic, are part and parcel of consumption or exploitation of the wilderness. Obviously, adopt...
by 7Wannabe5
Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 975
Views: 121505

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

I assume it's quite difficult to get paid incidentally to Just Be. From "It's A Guy Thing: An Owner's Manual for Women" by David Deida Should I Support Myself Even If He Wants to Support Me? Your man may be moved to cherish you and protect you in a certain way, not because you are weak, b...
by 7Wannabe5
Wed Oct 13, 2021 4:56 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Home free?
Replies: 15
Views: 988

Re: Home free?

I think that most people need at least one life factor that stays consistent* towards psychological construction of semi-consistent narrative, but one is enough. So, if your relationship with your husband is solid, then no home realm, and no career trajectory plus associated colleagues/institutions ...
by 7Wannabe5
Tue Oct 12, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 975
Views: 121505

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

@white belt: That makes sense, because I am definitely an easy-going P, and even I will not share house space with a J again. My sisters told me I am not allowed to date any more engineers and/or any more men who think it's okay to tell me their preference for pubic hair grooming on short acquaintan...
by 7Wannabe5
Tue Oct 12, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 975
Views: 121505

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

You might not work very much, but I get the sense that when you show up to your classroom for example, you aren't thinking to yourself "Right, what's the least amount of effort I can put into this and not get fired or yelled at by parents for being such a shitty teacher?" More like I'm th...
by 7Wannabe5
Tue Oct 12, 2021 5:07 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 975
Views: 121505

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

Maybe there are some practices that are beneficial if applied to self, but less so if extended to others in covert social contract? For instance, would you feel angry if you fulfilled social contract/role of being a great second date to the best of your ability, but your date didn't? Also, within th...
by 7Wannabe5
Mon Oct 11, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How many of you are low energy?
Replies: 48
Views: 2687

Re: How many of you are low energy?

Maybe switch to 4 x10 hour schedule if possible, and play golf on Wednesday. There’s a reason why a lot of humans with typical surgeon-like personality types choose to do this when afforded the opportunity. I am pretty much the opposite of a hard-driven perfectionist, but I have a good deal of exper...
by 7Wannabe5
Mon Oct 11, 2021 5:07 am
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: The Simpler Way: Ted Trainer
Replies: 21
Views: 1170

Re: The Simpler Way: Ted Trainer

@white belt: What you noted is very true, but when you work on your own actual permaculture project, you fairly quickly realize that it is also ridiculous to attempt to isolate/boundary yourself from all sorts of local flows. For instance, the boundaries of your project are most likely to be determi...
by 7Wannabe5
Mon Oct 11, 2021 4:53 am
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: Resources > Producers > Consumers > Decomposers > Better Than New
Replies: 13
Views: 936

Re: Resources > Producers > Consumers > Decomposers > Better Than New

Energy: It seems to me that the person repairing or repurposing somethin is using a lot less energy than the creation of something new. Yes, generally less energy, but more skilled (information pre-loaded) labor. In the short course I took on the flows through society of water, energy, and food, it...
by 7Wannabe5
Sun Oct 10, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How many of you are low energy?
Replies: 48
Views: 2687

Re: How many of you are low energy?

@zbigi: I only made the suggestion because I am a complete wreck physically (old, out of shape, near constant pain from IBD), but my current job teaching inner city 7th/8th graders basically forces me to remain in high adrenaline mode. Then I barely make it up the 4 flights of stairs to collapse on ...
by 7Wannabe5
Sun Oct 10, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How many of you are low energy?
Replies: 48
Views: 2687

Re: How many of you are low energy?

Maybe you need to join a Fight Club.
by 7Wannabe5
Sat Oct 09, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: The Simpler Way: Ted Trainer
Replies: 21
Views: 1170

Re: The Simpler Way: Ted Trainer

Basically, if everybody would do some not-for-profit social/environmental work AND create a for profit green discard market business as Ego suggested, pretty much problem solved.
by 7Wannabe5
Sat Oct 09, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: The Simpler Way: Ted Trainer
Replies: 21
Views: 1170

Re: The Simpler Way: Ted Trainer

@AxelHeyst: I think you described what I was suggesting very well. It has been my experience that simply starting to execute any sort of useful work in a public setting will generate interest and support. I also agree with no shitty job theory based on my experience living in co-op with over 30 memb...
by 7Wannabe5
Sat Oct 09, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: The Simpler Way: Ted Trainer
Replies: 21
Views: 1170

Re: The Simpler Way: Ted Trainer

@ducknald_don: I agree. For instance, as Pickety pointed out, it's hardly a conspiracy that highly educated females tend to prefer highly educated males as life partners, and this growing trend towards associative mating is not an insignificant component of growing household income inequality in the...
by 7Wannabe5
Sat Oct 09, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: The Simpler Way: Ted Trainer
Replies: 21
Views: 1170

Re: The Simpler Way: Ted Trainer

@MI:
Yeah, but, depending upon definition, it could be argued that strong majority of the members of this forum, including you, are members of global level oligarchy. Ergo, we got some decisions to make.
by 7Wannabe5
Sat Oct 09, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: The Simpler Way: Ted Trainer
Replies: 21
Views: 1170

Re: The Simpler Way: Ted Trainer

Oh, I absolutely agree with "put on your own oxygen mask first", but only kind of sort of agree that this is equivalent to "ensure all future needs for self first." IntelligentObjectiveAlienVu would definitely recognize first order strong efficiency of seeing to current individua...