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by Jin+Guice
Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Methods and examples of highly developed social capital
Replies: 85
Views: 4783

Re: Methods and examples of highly developed social capital

If you want to find out who is really your friend just make note how many times you're invited to get together when there's no "capital" to be exchanged except for pleasantries and/or shared interests. I have friends who invite me over just to talk or have dinner. Then I have "friend...
by Jin+Guice
Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Polyamory Support Group
Replies: 318
Views: 62777

Re: Polyamory Support Group

If you can get yourself and all your partners past the jealousy, it becomes clear that the real struggle of polyamory is logistics. Love and sexual attraction may be infinite, but time, attention and energy are not. The cohabitation problem is common and there are a range of solutions. I think, broa...
by Jin+Guice
Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 710
Views: 100180

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

I think what you're experiencing with your gf is the difference between someone who interacts with the world primarily through emotion and feeling and someone who interacts with the world primarily through logic and thinking. I have similar struggles with my girlfriends as well. Actually this is sor...
by Jin+Guice
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Polyamory Support Group
Replies: 318
Views: 62777

Re: Polyamory Support Group

@RF: Why don't you like dating apps? I was embarrassed to use them and now I'm embarrassed to admit that I'm somewhat good at them. There are several things about dating apps and websites that advantage me personally. Whether or not you are good at them, they seem ideal for your situation. There are...
by Jin+Guice
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7
Replies: 261
Views: 22018

Re: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7

So far we've discussed the different types of capital, which if I understand this correctly is the stock, but we haven't much discussed what different yields and flows look like. I'm not sure I understand what a flow is. I'm wondering about this bc I'm quite oversupplied on certain yields (money*, f...
by Jin+Guice
Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Semi-retirement locations?
Replies: 19
Views: 2479

Re: Semi-retirement locations?

@Alphaville: The "place under siege" is a common misconception. For a confluence of cultural and historical reasons, even the most conservative Louisianians want New Orleans to stick around. There is a delicate balance between local and national power. The rest of the world and the U.S fuc...
by Jin+Guice
Tue Jun 08, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Methods and examples of highly developed social capital
Replies: 85
Views: 4783

Re: Methods and examples of highly developed social capital

I think on the top level, what's been said about giving more than you get is important. However, I think giving without anticipation of return, which means giving without resentment, one has to know how and whom to take from and how to do it gracefully. I'd be remiss to say this if we were a forum o...
by Jin+Guice
Sun Jun 06, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Semi-retirement locations?
Replies: 19
Views: 2479

Re: Semi-retirement locations?

@Alphaville: Louisiana has a lot of super cool cultural aspects. New Orleans has all of them, but is super liberal (most Obama voters in the 2012 election). So very insulated in the way you are worried about, but not insulated in the ways that are fun. You'll still have to deal with the occasional r...
by Jin+Guice
Sun Jun 06, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7
Replies: 261
Views: 22018

Re: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7

Glad to see social capital made a comeback in this thread. I think social capital is one of the main broad forms of capital. The others being financial and human capital. I think I'd also put "physical capital," i.e. stuff you own for its use value, in another category from financial capit...
by Jin+Guice
Sun Jun 06, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Semi-retirement locations?
Replies: 19
Views: 2479

Re: Semi-retirement locations?

It meets none of the OP criteria, but I gotta plug New Orleans as a great semi-early retirement city. Low cost of living and everyone here hates working. You won't have to worry about a bunch of sports dads asking you "what do you do" or a bunch of moms side-eyeing you for meandering the s...
by Jin+Guice
Sun Jun 06, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Polyamory Support Group
Replies: 318
Views: 62777

Re: Polyamory Support Group

Interesting. maybe I’m full of shit, because I feel like I have very little internal drive towards pair-bond relative to my sex and maternal drives, yet I historically almost always have a husband or BF. Why do you think this is? IOW, I’m sexual and I am sentimental, but I’m not very romantic. In fa...
by Jin+Guice
Sun Jun 06, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Damn it Feels Good to be a Gangsta
Replies: 290
Views: 62119

Re: Damn it Feels Good to be a Gangsta

@Jean: It must have been a different spot, my homie has only been out there for a year or two. There are a bunch of Urban Gardens in New Orleans though. I went to back-to-back rich people parties the last two days. I just wanted to remind myself and everyone here, that money does not in fact buy fun...
by Jin+Guice
Sun Jun 06, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 710
Views: 100180

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

We are in very similar places. For me it's very difficult to figure out what I actually like to do at all times. So many times halfway through a thing I want to just stop. For me, it's always a balancing act between being lazy/ flakey and also my propensity to just power through things that are terr...
by Jin+Guice
Sun Jun 06, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Open Offer Urban Permaculture
Replies: 14
Views: 1632

Re: Open Offer Urban Permaculture

Oh shit, I was about to make a similar thread, but instead I'll just jack yours. But first, can I just come hang out for a few days? You know I am already sort of doing this, but we are not actually very good at anything, so... Also, are you in Detroit or like outside of it or somewhere else? Or you...
by Jin+Guice
Wed May 26, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Damn it Feels Good to be a Gangsta
Replies: 290
Views: 62119

Re: Damn it Feels Good to be a Gangsta

I'm reading Charles Hugh Smith's "Survival +," which has been heavily recommended on this forum. He's got some quotes which resonated with me and partially captured what I was hoping to say in the last post so I'm including them here. Any emphasis added is my own. Full spectrum prosperity ...
by Jin+Guice
Wed May 26, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Damn it Feels Good to be a Gangsta
Replies: 290
Views: 62119

Re: Damn it Feels Good to be a Gangsta

@GdP: If I was doing this out of necessity it'd probably suck. We can garden year round, but the garden is really not necessary or very productive. We probably get <10% of our food from there collectively. My friend grows a number of semi-rare crops and makes deals with local restaurants to trade th...
by Jin+Guice
Mon May 24, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Damn it Feels Good to be a Gangsta
Replies: 290
Views: 62119

Re: Damn it Feels Good to be a Gangsta

Honest question, not attacking at all: are you happy with this lifestyle? Ya I thought it would suck, but it is excellent. Which part sounds like it sucks? I rely extensively on my social network, which maybe is the missing piece? Like not for food or, I mean I live with my friend, but what I reall...
by Jin+Guice
Sun May 23, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Bodie Finance, Chapter 1
Replies: 1
Views: 248

Re: Bodie Finance, Chapter 1

Bodie Chapter 1 Real Assets: Land, building machines and knowledge. Financial Assets: Stocks, bonds, paper assets. Fixed Income: Debt financing which has a specific repayment schedule. Resaleable on debt markets. Equity: Ownership in a corporation. Entitles owner to a share of profits. Equities are ...
by Jin+Guice
Sun May 23, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Bodie Finance, Chapter 1
Replies: 1
Views: 248

Bodie Finance, Chapter 1

Discussion of the curriculum Bodie, Kane, Marcus Finance text, chapter 1.
by Jin+Guice
Sun May 23, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Polyamory Support Group
Replies: 318
Views: 62777

Re: Polyamory Support Group

Back by popular demand.... Gd y'all, it's been a wild fucking ride. I kept getting more and more jealous of my new gf. I'm still not really sure why. Trying to figure out the reasons for this has taken me on an emotional if not somewhat spiritual journey. For me there are two types of jealousy. One ...