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by pukingRainbows
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Range by David Epstein
Replies: 13
Views: 2720

Re: Range by David Epstein

I've started reading this and am enjoying it so far (chapter 1). It seems like he's adding some nuance and context to the 10000 hours/deliberate practice dogma that's become gospel.

I also seem to fit his description of a generalist, so it's heartening to hear that there's some hope for me yet. =)
by pukingRainbows
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Looking for a new job
Replies: 21
Views: 3047

Re: Looking for a new job

To me a job is an extension of some part of myself. I cannot do a job unless I feel it is congruent with me in some meaningful way. And that's regardless of how much it pays. The bright side is that, rather than eschewing positions that I don't immediately resonate with, I will try to find a way to ...
by pukingRainbows
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: How can I be healthier and fit?
Replies: 4
Views: 877

Re: How can I be healthier and fit?

I think it all falls under 3 categories:
Improve your eating
Increase your activity level
Get a good amount of sleep.

It's simple but not easy to do.
My suggestion would be to make minor changes to your lifestyle. Make it enjoyable.
Good luck.
by pukingRainbows
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Naval Ravikant on retirement and other topics
Replies: 10
Views: 2883

Re: Naval Ravikant on retirement and other topics

A few takeaways for me: 1. Having the mindset of the entrepreneur makes sense as ERE people are similarly intertwined in life, money and purpose. 2. The third path of 'retirement' which was doing something you love, where work is not work for you but play 3. How the challenge of modern society is ho...
by pukingRainbows
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Naval Ravikant on retirement and other topics
Replies: 10
Views: 2883

Re: Naval Ravikant on retirement and other topics

Initially, I was a little wary of his approach. Reading his tweet storm, I thought it was geared more towards tech startups but hearing him explain things I see it as more generally applicable albeit still towards the more entrepreneurially minded. Also, his knowledge of ERE made me think he's lurki...
by pukingRainbows
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Dealing with abuse at work
Replies: 60
Views: 8557

Re: Dealing with abuse at work

Agreed. I like the idea that after that 6 months or whatever, you really have nothing to lose and whole lot to gain from figuring out how you can assert yourself in these types of situation. (Which will definitely happen again in the future) I have really irritating neighbors at my workplace and for...
by pukingRainbows
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Dealing with abuse at work
Replies: 60
Views: 8557

Re: Dealing with abuse at work

Stoicism for the win! I hope.
Good luck with it and I'm glad you decided not to resort to getting management involved.
by pukingRainbows
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Side business experience
Replies: 14
Views: 2410

Re: Side business experience

Thanks for sharing Sclass.
I think these kinds of ventures are an interesting aspect of ERE and something I'm definitely interested in exploring as a way to diversify income streams. It's nice to hear that it's possible from someone who isn't trying to sell you something. =)
by pukingRainbows
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Jordan Peterson
Replies: 374
Views: 44006

Re: Jordan Peterson

To be honest, I don't really trust the article you mentioned given JBP's treatment by the media. I'll watch it once it's free online. That's the beauty of this modern age. I can engage with the material directly and just judge for myself. There's no need for an interlocuter giving me their pablum ve...
by pukingRainbows
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Intellectual Dark Web
Replies: 36
Views: 7159

Re: Intellectual Dark Web

I see the IDW as being individuals who are actually interested in honest, good faith discussion. What I really enjoy about their conversations is how different their ideas can be and yet, they still have a stimulating conversation where each is working with the other to try and further their underst...
by pukingRainbows
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Dealing with abuse at work
Replies: 60
Views: 8557

Re: Dealing with abuse at work

I'm sure this person enjoys making you feel small. Probably because they are bad with money and generally suck at life. I think the best response is to be good natured and jovial about it to show him it doesn't bother you. And it doesn't need to. Screw this guy. But it can also show everyone else th...
by pukingRainbows
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: The atmosphere of the forum...
Replies: 145
Views: 13935

Re: The atmosphere of the forum...

I'm glad this discussion is happening.
And I think this is a group of people who are capable of finding a workable solution.
by pukingRainbows
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Resources and recommend watching
Replies: 253
Views: 88768

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Unconventional investment style that focuses on preservation of capital, etc. I got some Harry Browne-ish vibes, but clearly different. Some interesting intersections with ERE ideas of wealth/capital and "enduring over the long term" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4_U6bS-cU4 I found that fascinat...
by pukingRainbows
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Jordan Peterson
Replies: 374
Views: 44006

Re: Jordan Peterson

I seriously doubt you will find anything remotely close.
Most of the criticisms I have read about him have very little connection to what he's actually said or written. Instead, they tend to be based on ideas people attribute to him based on articles they've read about him.
by pukingRainbows
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Join the Family Business or strike out on my own?
Replies: 28
Views: 4220

Re: Join the Family Business or strike out on my own?

Unless you are willing to dedicate years of your life to this project for little or no money, I wouldn't do it. And by dedicate, I mean, be completely ruled by the needs of the business. That's generally the truth of owning and running your own business. The rosy points you mentioned are true to som...
by pukingRainbows
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Jordan Peterson
Replies: 374
Views: 44006

Re: Jordan Peterson

Another good one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Li2J4GxZ6iM With Eric Weinstein and David Rubin I'm in the middle of watching it but so far I'm enjoying the differing frameworks that Eric and Jordan use when seeing the world. The stuff I enjoy the most with Jordan Peterson is when he is engaging w...
by pukingRainbows
Thu May 03, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Puking Rainbows' Journal
Replies: 8
Views: 2160

Re: Puking Rainbows' Journal

ERE and JBP I’ve wondered how these two things interact and wanted to articulate my thoughts through writing. I came to ERE because I was fed up with the consumerism that I saw swallowing up people’s lives. The way people worked so hard to make so much money so they could waste it as quickly as poss...
by pukingRainbows
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Loan to a family member
Replies: 24
Views: 3086

Re: Loan to a family member

Yeah, I wouldn't do it. From what you're describing it sounds like it's a lot of potential hassle for you and strain on the family relationship with little to show for it. If she can already finance the house without you, then let her do it and keep it simple for the family. If she wants to keep her...
by pukingRainbows
Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Puking Rainbows' Journal
Replies: 8
Views: 2160

Re: Puking Rainbows' Journal

Update! Another year later. I've been fasting and working on a lot of personal development. I just finished my second fast of the year. This time I went for 86 hours with no food except one coffee a day and water and a bit of fennel tea. My goal was to try and get firmly into ketosis and use that to...
by pukingRainbows
Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Jordan Peterson
Replies: 374
Views: 44006

Re: Jordan Peterson

http://slatestarcodex.com/2018/03/26/book-review-twelve-rules-for-life/ This was good. The author seemed to be seriously trying to understand and criticize the ideas and brought up some interesting questions. I do have a few nits to pick, however. "Why do bad things happen to good people?" He seems...