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by Nomini
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: How to move to USA...?
Replies: 33
Views: 9217

Re: How to move to USA...?

Ladies and gentlemen, I have been away from this thread for a while after posing the initial question. I'm pretty overwhelmed by quite how many responses there have been, so please forgive my rudeness in not replying to each and every one. I am grateful for all of your input, though, and genuinely -...
by Nomini
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: How to move to USA...?
Replies: 33
Views: 9217

Re: How to move to USA...?

Could you work remotely for your current employer ? Might be easier, I have several colleagues who do that, one who was working from Dubai for a while. Just like working from home. A disadvantage you might find working for a US employer is the likely much shorter leave entitlement. Unfortunately, I...
by Nomini
Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: How to move to USA...?
Replies: 33
Views: 9217

How to move to USA...?

Basically as per the thread title. Currently a public sector worker in the UK (mid-ranking policy advice-type work) which is perfectly fine, certainly can't complain, but I'm also not getting younger and always had a vague dream at the back of my mind about moving to the States. If I think about it,...
by Nomini
Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:05 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Egg's journal (or "Dude, Where's my Job")
Replies: 111
Views: 30392

Re: Egg's journal

Oops. Mispost.
by Nomini
Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:20 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Ydobon's Independence Referendum
Replies: 75
Views: 19123

Re: Ydobon's Independence Referendum

Snap on the Scotland living. I look forward to reading your journal.
by Nomini
Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:43 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Alizarin's ERE Journal
Replies: 4
Views: 1573

Re: Alizarin's ERE Journal

Great to see someone else from the UK. Just a word of caution, though, about the numbers - you're going to have to earn the megabucks to sustain a £20000/year lifestyle after five years of work: 1) To save £500,000 in 5 years you need to save £100,000/year 2) At a 75% savings rate, this means you ne...
by Nomini
Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:55 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Pemulis' journal
Replies: 36
Views: 10576

Re: Pemulis' journal

Taking and interest in ERE/FI doesn't mean you have to pursue either in their "pure" sense. A hybrid solution may well be optimal for a lot of people, so I wouldn't say you necessarily have to be FI before you give up the day job...although obviously you may as well keep your options open ...
by Nomini
Sun Jul 20, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Do you ever wonder why some people just can't make it?
Replies: 18
Views: 5288

Re: Do you ever wonder why some people just can't make it?

I've seen a couple of threads recently which seem to judge other people largely on the basis of their levels of wealth/earning abilities etc. But even within the context of ERE, wealth is not really an end in itself, but simply an enabler to freedom and thereby also to happiness or a sense of fulfil...
by Nomini
Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: American Dream Cost $130k/year
Replies: 17
Views: 5348

Re: American Dream Cost $130k/year

I greatly admire the sentence in the Declaration of Independence which reads "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." I...
by Nomini
Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: "understanding that this civilization is already dead"
Replies: 7
Views: 3029

Re: "understanding that this civilization is already dead"

Very interesting article, but the author is quite right that people cannot accept that kind of thinking. The pill is so bitter, it is impossible for most to swallow.
by Nomini
Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Perceptions Test: Do you see the big-picture or the details?
Replies: 27
Views: 7370

Re: Perceptions Test: Do you see the big-picture or the deta

Interesting

100 big picture
69 detail

Between the two, pretty happy with that. I'm just surpised anyone would find it easier to judge absolute size than proportion - that's quite a different way of perceiving things.
by Nomini
Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Humanities to science?
Replies: 6
Views: 2452

Re: Humanities to science?

Thanks for all the input. I think the less formal route is where I'd be headed if I did go for a career change. My current career is vaguely scientific, and allows me me to do a foundation degree at a fraction of the uk tuition fees, so I'm doing that atm whilst I mull over what I actually want to d...
by Nomini
Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:20 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Humanities to science?
Replies: 6
Views: 2452

Humanities to science?

I often find myself wishing that when I was a bit younger, my teachers and parents had not given me the advice simply to study what I enjoyed and was best at. In my case, I was pretty even accross all subjects both in enjoyment and ability, but I went down the arts/humanities route, and ended up wit...
by Nomini
Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Who are your heroes?
Replies: 3
Views: 1917

Re: Who are your heroes?

I'm a little cautious about the word hero, but the first example of an exceptional human which comes to my mind is Ranulph Fiennes. Adaptable - displayed both in his army career and later his adventuring Risk taking - the story of why he was discharged from the SAS is entertaining and worth looking up
by Nomini
Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:33 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Ockham's Razor
Replies: 37
Views: 10205

Re: Ockham's Razor

Well done on the interview. You shouldn't stop yourself getting excited - enthusiasm is surely a selling point in an interview. I have the opposite problem, that I find it hard to express interest even when it's quite strong inside my head.
by Nomini
Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Building own house
Replies: 0
Views: 1328

Building own house

Not for everyone as an everyday place to live, since it's not an option for city living, but this sort of thing is pretty cool:

http://altering-perspectives.com/2013/1 ... -3000.html
by Nomini
Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Our UK ERE Adventure
Replies: 8
Views: 2569

Re: Our UK ERE Adventure

I find my monthly expenditure is up to around £500, but that's with subsidised accommodation through work, so I'm always interested to hear about others in the UK.
by Nomini
Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:13 am
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Favorite Positive Thinking Quote
Replies: 27
Views: 5890

Re: Favorite Positive Thinking Quote

Encouragement to take action, albeit from a slightly negative angle: For all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these: "It might have been." - John Greenleaf Whittier Perhaps relevant to lifestyles which go against the "socially acceptable" grain: So long as you are prai...
by Nomini
Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: ERE as radical counterculturalism
Replies: 20
Views: 4692

Re: ERE as radical counterculturalism

my point was that it is much more likely that one can actualize and pursue subjective meaning if free from the time, psychic, and other constraints of selling one's labor That's a fair point as long as meaning is subjective. I'm still somewhat agnostic in that matter. I'm certainly not suggesting t...
by Nomini
Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: ERE as radical counterculturalism
Replies: 20
Views: 4692

Re: ERE as radical counterculturalism

One can go by the negative definition and say that a life defined by needing to sell your labor has little chance of being meaningful. I don't accept that. Your "negative definition", if it is any statement at all, still supposes an inequality of meaningfulness. As soon as inequality is e...