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by pukingRainbows
Thu May 03, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Puking Rainbows' Journal
Replies: 8
Views: 1755

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: 1122

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: 1755

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: 105
Views: 7766

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...
by pukingRainbows
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Peterson on "hyper" Intellectualism.
Replies: 38
Views: 1976

Re: Peterson on "hyper" Intellectualism.

My point being that is the sort of thing that happens when you blindly promote the practice of dominance without considering the psychology of submission. I'd like to hear more about what you mean by this. I've never really thought of his ideas in this framework and I'm also not familiar with the f...
by pukingRainbows
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Jordan Peterson
Replies: 105
Views: 7766

Re: Jordan Peterson

@fiby41 I have to admit, its hard to read about Hinduism. Every sentence is full of three or four vocabulary words that I've never seen before. It makes it a slog to try and understand the fundamental concepts. I feel like an art student trying to read a physics journal article. This is something l...
by pukingRainbows
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Toronto reoccuring board game night?
Replies: 4
Views: 376

Re: Toronto reoccuring board game night?

I'm interested!
by pukingRainbows
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Fasting Can Regenerate Your Immune System
Replies: 169
Views: 20526

Re: Fasting Can Regenerate Your Immune System

Thanks for this thread! It inspired me to fast the first Monday of every month. I started last week on Monday and went until Wednesday morning. 56 hours, just water, nothing else. It was interesting to examine my relationship to food. I missed food and the act of eating like I would miss a dear frie...
by pukingRainbows
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: The Rise of Plastic Surgery in America?
Replies: 35
Views: 1689

Re: The Rise of Plastic Surgery in America?

I used to be pretty disdainful about it and thought it was just another manifestation of how vain people are, however I've changed my thinking more recently. I was looking at before and after pictures of Koreans who had plastic surgery done and where before they were ugly, now they are not, or at le...
by pukingRainbows
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Book Club 2.0
Replies: 18
Views: 1269

Re: Book Club 2.0

I'm interested.
I think it was already mentioned and removed for some reason but how about Jordan Peterson's book, 12 Rules for Life, An Antidote to Chaos?
I'm reading it now and definitely curious to hear other people's thoughts and ideas about it.
by pukingRainbows
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Jordan Peterson
Replies: 105
Views: 7766

Re: Jordan Peterson

@fiby41 Thanks for sharing all this info regarding Hinduism. The computer analogy was really illuminating. I can't really comment intelligently on how it contrasts with Christianity's approach. I know that the Bible and it's ideas have been debated for centuries and methodologies and philosophies ab...
by pukingRainbows
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: polyamory and polygamy
Replies: 26
Views: 1939

Re: polyamory and polygamy

I think it is of limited use to consider polyamory by placing it in boxes constructed by more familiar paradigm, such as married/single or wife/mistress/girlfriend/whore. The best basis for a model I have come upon is the one suggested by the authors of "Designer Relationships: A Guide to Happy Mon...
by pukingRainbows
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Ikigai, A Japanese concept meaning "reason for being"
Replies: 22
Views: 1688

Re: Ikigai, A Japanese concept meaning "reason for being"

Interesting!
And useful to analyze and understand where you might currently be on the diagram and then what you might still need.
Thank you for sharing.
by pukingRainbows
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: polyamory and polygamy
Replies: 26
Views: 1939

Re: polyamory and polygamy

Thank you @jennypenny That was interesting! And funny. Reading about the complexity that can result from polyamory, specifically in @7wannabe5's posts, where it was mentioned how at one point, a situation approached too closely to the concept of prostitution, it made me think about the other end of ...
by pukingRainbows
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: polyamory and polygamy
Replies: 26
Views: 1939

polyamory and polygamy

I had a question for all the people who practice polyamory on this board: How does polygamy factor in for you? Defined as allowing people to have more than one married spouse. Does it seems like a natural extension of polyamory? And something desirable as a social possibility? From what little I've ...
by pukingRainbows
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Jordan Peterson
Replies: 105
Views: 7766

Re: Jordan Peterson

@fiby41 - I'm also curious to know what you mean in regards to Dharma and Krishna and JBP's ideas. I don't quite understand it. In general, I think JBP is working with his knowledge set, which is based on Christianity. I think if he was Hindu, he would be drawing from that body of work instead. I'm ...
by pukingRainbows
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Jordan Peterson
Replies: 105
Views: 7766

Re: Jordan Peterson

@ThisDinosaur - I should give credit where it's due: I was reiterating JBP's test regarding whether or not Frozen will be popular in 50 years. That's not my idea. @7wannabe5 - Interesting info! Thank you. I'm familiar with Deida and I've heard of Andelin but haven't read the book. The last guy I had...
by pukingRainbows
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Jordan Peterson
Replies: 105
Views: 7766

Re: Jordan Peterson

In conclusion, I would strongly suggest that Jordan Peterson is not an Intellectual, but rather a talented Preacher, preaching on a frequently revived theme, with just a bit of a twist added to appeal to Millennial audience not previously exposed. Yawn. I see him as a preacher, in that he espouses ...
by pukingRainbows
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Jordan Peterson
Replies: 105
Views: 7766

Re: Jordan Peterson

In one of the JBP bible lectures, he specifically talks about how he hates "Frozen." In contrast to "Sleeping Beauty," which fits a bunch of his archetypes. This seems like a critical flaw in his reasoning. Because both of those movies were commercially successful and emulated by young girls. His f...
by pukingRainbows
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Quitting Alcohol Pros and Cons
Replies: 21
Views: 1954

Re: Quitting Alcohol Pros and Cons

I made the transition over the last few years from regularly getting drunk to having and enjoying a few drinks with friends or perhaps one with dinner. For me, it was directly related to the hangovers. I'm not sure if they were getting worse or I just grew more frustrated with the wasting of a day t...