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by daylen
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Jordan Peterson
Replies: 102
Views: 6743

Re: Jordan Peterson

@BRUTE Yes, according to Jordan Peterson these themes are archetypal. Everyone recognizes the validity of these truths because they encounter them in their own life experience. A story is essentially the data structure that best encapsulates the experience of being a human. In Jordan Peterson's book...
by daylen
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Hacking Professional Experience
Replies: 10
Views: 797

Re: Hacking Professional Experience

@LookingInward

Individual preference?

The skill sets are opposed to each other. Techies reduce things into manageable parts and business people sell the whole.

It also doesn't hurt that the people managing the money are emotional detached from the technical creations.
by daylen
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Jordan Peterson
Replies: 102
Views: 6743

Re: Jordan Peterson

12 Rules for Life was mildly interesting to me. The anecdotes and clinical experience strengthened the book. I also watched his lecture series and so now his content is blending together for me, but I find it fascinating whenever he talks about the onset of mental disorders and how he treats them. I...
by daylen
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Political Chaos and ERE
Replies: 27
Views: 1613

Re: Political Chaos and ERE

What exactly is meant by complex systems fail? Failure is not equivalent to death. The Roman empire still lives on in a sense. We do have a choice in what is preserved from the current system to some extent. The boundaries between one civilization to another are fuzzy. The idea of collapse has been ...
by daylen
Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Political Chaos and ERE
Replies: 27
Views: 1613

Re: Political Chaos and ERE

Yes and no. Order has been maintained long enough that chaos is creeping in, but that does not mean that we should abandon the system for anarchy or some totalitarian regime (total chaos or total order). Mediation of chaos and order practiced at the individual level emerges balance at the social lev...
by daylen
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Book Club 2.0
Replies: 18
Views: 1221

Re: Book Club 2.0

I was already half way through 12 rules for life, ha. Survival+ will definitely be interesting to discuss.
by daylen
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi I'm new and need to learn about investing
Replies: 13
Views: 950

Re: Hi I'm new and need to learn about investing

First off, investing shouldn't be an urgent topic. Investing rewards the patient, so I recommend taking it slow while you learn more about potential contingencies.
by daylen
Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: brute journal
Replies: 382
Views: 44512

Re: brute journal

What makes a statement more right or convincing from your perspective? Also, what is the "average" and how do you determine that?
by daylen
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Wealth, Luck and the Power Law
Replies: 15
Views: 1065

Re: Wealth, Luck and the Power Law

I think the article is too focused on extremes. For the majority, the luck evens out, and so the differences in individual strategy are more predictive. Though, when dealing with medium numbers there will always be uncertainty.
by daylen
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Feedback on possible career ideas
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: Feedback on possible career ideas

Barely anyone actually programs anymore. They just modify existing code.
by daylen
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Money vs Position vs Skill
Replies: 3
Views: 409

Re: Money vs Position vs Skill

@Ponderosa Not just you, but virtually every introvert.
by daylen
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Gaining the skills of other personality types?
Replies: 10
Views: 721

Re: Gaining the skills of other personality types?

I'm starting to doubt the value of my experimentation with extraversion. Conversation either ends with boredom or misunderstanding. Anything worth saying is best written down; preferably with embedded mathematics.
by daylen
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Mental Health:The Canary in the Coal Mine
Replies: 52
Views: 2090

Re: Mental Health:The Canary in the Coal Mine

@RiggerJack I like the general idea. Though, if we are going to rework the system, why not just let kids learn at their own pace at home on the internet? There could be weekly/monthly/yearly test at a physical location to ensure competence. Socialization could be enforced by requiring participation ...
by daylen
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: I hate birthdays
Replies: 34
Views: 1881

Re: I hate birthdays

TopHatFox wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:54 pm
So....what now?
Stabilize existence.
by daylen
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investing Process - or how to think about investing
Replies: 76
Views: 4554

Re: Investing Process - or how to think about investing

@SavingWithBabies The problem is that the whole economy is severely overvalued right now due to our ideological obsession with technological advancement.

No worries.. Elon will save us all! :lol:
by daylen
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Mental Health:The Canary in the Coal Mine
Replies: 52
Views: 2090

Re: Mental Health:The Canary in the Coal Mine

Maybe it will all re-calibrate when the education bubble pops. The policies are too stiff at the moment.
by daylen
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Mental Health:The Canary in the Coal Mine
Replies: 52
Views: 2090

Re: Mental Health:The Canary in the Coal Mine

@Campitor Interesting, I'll give it a read tomorrow.
by daylen
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Mental Health:The Canary in the Coal Mine
Replies: 52
Views: 2090

Re: Mental Health:The Canary in the Coal Mine

Justified or unjustified, anyone will act violent in certain situations, though the threshold required to trigger violence obviously varies.
by daylen
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Mental Health:The Canary in the Coal Mine
Replies: 52
Views: 2090

Re: Mental Health:The Canary in the Coal Mine

@Paula We all have the propensity to be violent, because we all have ancestors that killed people.
by daylen
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Book Club 2.0
Replies: 18
Views: 1221

Re: Book Club 2.0

I would be happy to discuss his book. I haven't read it yet, and it would be a good opportunity for us to scrutinize his ideology until it breaks. Everyone is at least a little delusional.
by daylen
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!
Replies: 378
Views: 41436

Re: Fox's Journey: Out of the Burrow

I think it varies from person to person. If your strategy is general enough then you have a good chance of reaching your goals. The ability to control your future is correlated with your conscientiousness and where your are at in the actualization process.
by daylen
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Mental Health:The Canary in the Coal Mine
Replies: 52
Views: 2090

Re: Mental Health:The Canary in the Coal Mine

Not much we can do at the policy level. This is a problem that will be indirectly dampened by improving individual strategy for stress reduction. The consumerist culture promotes a wide assortment of behaviors that lead to mental instability (processed food, economic inequality, hyper-competition, s...
by daylen
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: "Hi" from Arizona
Replies: 18
Views: 1344

Re: "Hi" from Arizona

PhilosopherSarah wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:51 am
However, it is insane to me that when my work is accepted into a journal, not only do I not get paid, but I am required to pay the journal thousands of dollars for the rights to my own work. Moreover, these same journals expect us to do referee work for free.
Have you considered writing books?
by daylen
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!
Replies: 378
Views: 41436

Re: Fox's Journey: Out of the Burrow

I'm curious what made you choose to study geology. What did you have in mind when you graduated?