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by Jin+Guice
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7
Replies: 261
Views: 21836

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: 2382

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: 80
Views: 4356

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: 2382

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: 21836

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: 2382

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: 307
Views: 62085

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: 61850

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: 695
Views: 98948

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: 1541

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: 61850

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: 61850

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: 61850

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: 242

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: 242

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: 307
Views: 62085

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 ...
by Jin+Guice
Sun May 23, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Damn it Feels Good to be a Gangsta
Replies: 290
Views: 61850

Re: Damn it Feels Good to be a Gangsta

Money Isn't Real: I’ve recently had the fortune to almost entirely escape using money. The two changes that enabled me to do this were 1) moving onto my friends urban garden and 2) dumpster diving. My friend allows me to work for him to pay for rent and all utilities. I hadn’t quite realize this, b...
by Jin+Guice
Sat May 22, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 695
Views: 98948

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

@Qazwer: I think that risks the semantics game. In some ways it is impossible to retire "early" if you are not young. I think the skills necessary for ERE become even more important as one ages. Our society is not kind to the elderly and building up robust networks to satisfy ones needs as...
by Jin+Guice
Sat May 22, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Bullshit Ability as an Honest Signal of Intelligence
Replies: 46
Views: 3709

Re: Bullshit Ability as an Honest Signal of Intelligence

BS is an intelligence signifier bc it is its own skill and mastery of any skill signals intelligence. A good BSer understands that reality is subjective and people rarely if ever have coherent internal mental and emotional frameworks. They understand that our world is shaped by subjective beliefs wh...
by Jin+Guice
Sat May 22, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 695
Views: 98948

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

I like the qualifiers, which is why I made one. We can argue semantics of what is or isn't the category developed, but like the Wheaton Table, having categories is mentally useful. Not everyone is going to pursue semiERE or dirtbagERE but having strong lived alternatives to fiERE is useful. I'm ques...