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by Jason
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: More men than women interested in FIRE/ERE?
Replies: 44
Views: 2288

Re: More men than women interested in FIRE/ERE?

Sorry, I do not buy the misongyist explanation. And its not just because I am cheap and/or am the the worse practitioner. In order for a systemic culture of misongystic behavior to thrive, its got to be a head of the snake thing and its obvious there is no snake that needs its head removed here. Equ...
by Jason
Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: More men than women interested in FIRE/ERE?
Replies: 44
Views: 2288

Re: More men than women interested in FIRE/ERE?

EdithKeeler wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:18 pm

Any theories?
Send me a pic and I'll give you mine.
by Jason
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Asshat attempts to fix home
Replies: 15
Views: 1938

Re: Asshat attempts to fix home

Being the Platonic ideal of a DYI asshat, I could see this as the initial installment of what could become a wildy successful "Asshat Attempts" series. "Asshat Attempts Home Repair" followed by "Asshat Attempts Car Repair" "Asshat Attempts Gardening" "Asshat Attempts Camping" "Asshat Attempts Living...
by Jason
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Suomalaisen Päiväkirja
Replies: 339
Views: 32673

Re: Suomalaisen Päiväkirja

(@) Suo I think you might want to take a loot at Kierkegaard because he is claimed by both Christians and existentialists which means his thought is not limited to one school. I was joking about MMM. I just think of Johnny Carson who said (and I paraphrase) "Money solves the money problem. Not other...
by Jason
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Suomalaisen Päiväkirja
Replies: 339
Views: 32673

Re: Suomalaisen Päiväkirja

I believe Suo is ultimately addressing the issue of despair. And there is no greater philosopher on the issue than Kierkegaard. The conundrum is that if Suo wants something, and does not receive it, he is now despairing over not just that something, but himself who didn't get that something. Kierkeg...
by Jason
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Suomalaisen Päiväkirja
Replies: 339
Views: 32673

Re: Suomalaisen Päiväkirja

Personally, I think this whole life long endeavor to deny the fact that an individual is materially/historically embedded is a complete waste of time. I mean if the self is an illusion, is excrement an illusion too? It certainly doesn't smell like it. The problem with wants is that they lead to have...
by Jason
Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: I #@#$%@! Hate Video Games!
Replies: 25
Views: 4606

Re: I #@#$%@! Hate Video Games!

I wish I saw this thread before I doubled down on ATVI.
by Jason
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: ERE vs Minimalism
Replies: 23
Views: 2197

Re: ERE vs Minimalism

prognastat wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:41 pm
Well in that case you could always go the MMM route and say that's business clutter and that outside of the business in your personal life you are living very minimalist.
MMM divorcing his business from his personal life? Who would have thunk.
by Jason
Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Five Years, Lord Willing
Replies: 439
Views: 52888

Re: Five Years, Lord Willing

Let the record show that Fiby41 is either (A) not a Denver based escort; (B) is the Sir Laurence Olivier of the internet.
by Jason
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Five Years, Lord Willing
Replies: 439
Views: 52888

Re: Five Years, Lord Willing

7 is right. My guess is he hired a fancy pants attorney because its the FIRE version of a Megachurch Pastor caught boinking the church secretary i.e. the mixed PR message of "everything is great look at my feet in the pool/"we really need to keep the blog hits coming to save what we've all built her...
by Jason
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Christmas Shopping Sucks
Replies: 22
Views: 1903

Re: Christmas Shopping Sucks

Jin+Guice wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:12 pm
Maybe you work some Jesus angle (Jesus was frugal af).
I think He just didn't want people feeling obligated to buy him gifts for both Christmas and His birthday.
by Jason
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Five Years, Lord Willing
Replies: 439
Views: 52888

Re: Five Years, Lord Willing

I guess its good that unlike a lot of divorced guys, MMM was riding a bicycle before he had no other choice. But what does MMM do at this point? Does he use a white shoe attorney, you know, the kind of guy with the Rolex and the Audi, the type of guy MMM has been railing against all these years, bec...
by Jason
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: ERE vs Minimalism
Replies: 23
Views: 2197

Re: ERE vs Minimalism

however, maybe being able to afford almost anything you want and then realizing that you mostly want nothing does actually say something, even if it's said by a rich douche. The other day I was kind of driven off the road by a guy in a "fancy" car. I swore to myself "Fancy Ass Car Driving Douche" T...
by Jason
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: ERE vs Minimalism
Replies: 23
Views: 2197

Re: ERE vs Minimalism

It seems to me, high end book store minimalists are selling the concept as an aesthetic that has beneficial psychological effects i.e. don't surround your mounted HDTV with picture frames containing photos of your dead pet. This will not only create a tidier life environment but will allow you to mo...
by Jason
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: ERE vs Minimalism
Replies: 23
Views: 2197

Re: ERE vs Minimalism

Generally speaking, the current Western expression of minimalism i.e. "I was a rich successful douche who found that possessions are meaningless and now I am going to be a rich successful douche filming myself in high end bookstores telling other people how I am a rich successful douche who found ou...
by Jason
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Limit your choices
Replies: 71
Views: 7169

Re: Limit your choices

I think in order for one to limit their choices, they need to first limit their notions. And by that I mean limiting their notions to the extent that all notions contrary to the held notion are not true as to be impossible. For instance, you get married, you cannot get divorced (sorry MMM). You refu...
by Jason
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Five Years, Lord Willing
Replies: 439
Views: 52888

Re: Five Years, Lord Willing

The lean fire vs. fat fire thread is very interesting. It would probably be more interesting if I understood it. As the year closes, I have been doing some introspection. In 12/2016 we had $350K net worth. As 2018 closes, we will be around $500k. Have things improved, I would have to say, yes. Have ...
by Jason
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Five Years, Lord Willing
Replies: 439
Views: 52888

Re: Five Years, Lord Willing

Imagine when its final and he has to shave half his mustache off.
by Jason
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Five Years, Lord Willing
Replies: 439
Views: 52888

Re: Five Years, Lord Willing

In the interest of science, here are some of the numbers from accounts of early 50s female: Age of last 20 men responding to headless shot revealing cleavage with one line personal essay on "dating" site: 37,45, 48,40,38,47,32,54,29,24,65,30,39,33,35,36,28,50,39,42* Listen, I am the last one to sta...
by Jason
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Five Years, Lord Willing
Replies: 439
Views: 52888

Re: Five Years, Lord Willing

Due to my flexible work hours, I probably put in more time writing over the last two years than Glengary Glenrossing. Therapy helped me with this, accepting it as good thing and focusing my energies. I was able to put away doubt that it was not "work" and that it had value and merit as a pursuit. Fu...