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by Slevin
Mon May 16, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Self-Actualization: How To
Replies: 16
Views: 3512

Re: Self-Actualization: How To

See E.F. Schumacher's A Guide for the Perplexed.
by Slevin
Wed May 11, 2016 12:43 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Slevin's journal
Replies: 30
Views: 5535

Re: Slevin's journal

In true spirit of everything Jacob hates... it looks like I'm going to spend some unknown number of months traveling around the world and living out of a backpack. Obviously it won't solve any of my problems, but it will teach me self-reliance and flexibility, things I haven't been exposed enough to...
by Slevin
Thu May 05, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: I Want to See The World: The North--Wow!
Replies: 5
Views: 1749

Re: I Want to See The World: The North--Wow!

Zalo, you REALLY seem to want to travel. What's holding you back? Why are you here on your laptop and not out there in the world living like you want to?
by Slevin
Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:51 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Slevin's journal
Replies: 30
Views: 5535

Re: Slevin's journal

Quick finances update to keep this journal ehh... sorta on topic... NW Cash: $16100 Gold: $5000 401k: $15000 Vehicle: $15000 Rough total NW: $51,100 Easily accessible: 35kish Something happened with my spending calculator in the past month... and I was a little preoccupied, so I haven't been able to...
by Slevin
Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Slevin's journal
Replies: 30
Views: 5535

Re: Slevin's journal

@fips and @fbeyer: I really appreciate the kind words :D . I don't know what happens next but I know whatever will happen makes me a much more whole person.
by Slevin
Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Slevin's journal
Replies: 30
Views: 5535

Re: Slevin's journal

On Fear and adaptability: I've been spending a lot of time reading Marcus Aurelius, and have taken a lot of his advice to heart. This all comes from a lot of deep self-reflection and self-criticality. I'm now thinking about why I am on this forum. I also read MMM's stuff when it comes out, and there...
by Slevin
Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Slevin's journal
Replies: 30
Views: 5535

Re: Slevin's journal

Noedig, you are right. The blame doesn't help anybody. And I can only understand and control what is inside of me. I spent a lot of the past two-three weeks in really bad places psychologically. Chronic panic attacks that happened often, a lack of ability to cope, and a lack of ability to just funct...
by Slevin
Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Slevin's journal
Replies: 30
Views: 5535

Re: Slevin's journal

I'm gonna be changing up this journal from now on... probably to be more like a journal and less of a log of my finances. I like to write down random thoughts that I think are beautiful, so this is where I'm going to stick them for a little bit. On Strength: There is no more beautiful part of spring...
by Slevin
Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: What's your favorite touring bicycle? Mine is the Surly Long Haul Trucker!
Replies: 14
Views: 3748

Re: What's your favorite touring bicycle? Mine is the Surly Long Haul Trucker!

I have a LHT I'd probably be willing to part with if you're interested / sized correctly. Mine is a 59cm 2009 in good shape.
by Slevin
Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:21 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Slevin's journal
Replies: 30
Views: 5535

Re: Slevin's journal

Thanks @Nick. I think I have found that I have a deeply rooted fear of losing control. I'm sure a lot of people on this forum have it... that is what ERE is about preventing, isn't it? But I'm very much so that way. It is anxiety producing and destroyed my relationship and destroyed me and led me to...
by Slevin
Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Slevin's journal
Replies: 30
Views: 5535

Re: Slevin's journal

hmm... I'm not sure if this is a place to post this or not but I have been having a very rough month. My girlfriend of 5.5 years and I spiraled downward and finally broke down due to what turned out to be a deep co-dependency from both of us. I'm currently trying to look at the pieces and figure out...
by Slevin
Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Memorable Documentaries
Replies: 37
Views: 15398

Re: Memorable Documentaries

Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield. Much better book, but the documentary is a good intro into the covert operations the US has run since 9/11 and why a lot of the rest of the world sees us in a much different light. Blatant disregard for the Geneva Convention, foreign law, etc.
by Slevin
Fri Mar 25, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: New Look?
Replies: 4
Views: 1636

Re: New Look?

FBeyer wrote:Maybe you're just not intoxicated from your home-brew any more?
I haven't touched this in about 2 months now... I should probably see if it still makes me sick!
by Slevin
Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: New Look?
Replies: 4
Views: 1636

New Look?

Is it just me or does the forum look slightly more... crisp... tonight? Like our resolution has been improved?
by Slevin
Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: DIY Clothes Rack?
Replies: 7
Views: 1727

Re: DIY Clothes Rack?

@jacob - Yes. This is exactly what I was looking for. Now it looks like I'm going to spend my weekend dumpster diving for boxes and tinkering with making furniture out of them. The best ones may even get coroplast versions (it's like improved cardboard) :D
by Slevin
Thu Mar 24, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Terrorism
Replies: 87
Views: 15783

Re: Terrorism

If we treated bee stings and lightning the same way (which are more likely to kill you), we'd have exterminated all the bees by now and have lightning rods on every street corner. And have spent a few hundred billion in the process. :lol: Haven't we been? Is CCD the result of a secret government wa...
by Slevin
Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Terrorism
Replies: 87
Views: 15783

Re: Terrorism

I've lost a lot of my sympathy to these things when I dug more into the political situations worldwide. I feel incredible sympathy for the people of Belgium, they certainly didn't deserve any of this to happen to them. They were just citizens and not involved with anything that should cause this. Bu...
by Slevin
Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:01 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Trump - Clown Genius
Replies: 2195
Views: 313665

Re: Trump - Clown Genius

Richard Wolff had a very interesting perspective on the whole election in his most recent post. Wolff argues that the political parties and the government, whose job is to keep people interested in capitalism, will resort to force if Trump or Sanders win the election and threaten the status quo of ...
by Slevin
Tue Mar 22, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Memorable Documentaries
Replies: 37
Views: 15398

Re: Memorable Documentaries

@jennypenny Cowspiracy is not too harsh. Nothing like many of the vegan - promoting documentaries which show lots and lots of death and torture and abuse. Not that such things should be ignored, it just tries to be much more abstract about everything. I also really liked the documentary... until I d...