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by shadow
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Just getting started
Replies: 12
Views: 1480

Re: Just getting started

Welcome! I am 18 as well and could not relate to you more about sitting in class on ERE. I spent most of macroeconomics here lol. On the topic of gratitude I am glad every day for having found ERE; while I haven’t put as much as I could have into action (ie saving money) it has radically changed my ...
by shadow
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Vaikeasti to ERE - Family Journal
Replies: 90
Views: 16080

Re: Vaikeasti to ERE - Family Journal

I definitely agree with selling things that people are already looking for; it leaves a bad taste in my mouth to sell something I don’t really believe in. But maybe I will be able to just kill that instinct. After all if people are willing to give up their money for something I think is bad for the ...
by shadow
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Jump!
Replies: 4
Views: 590

Re: Jump!

Thanks for the replies and suggestions everyone. I am looking into software sales more now and have also realized that I won't miss the boat with programming if I start now. However when I said "if I could pick any job" I really meant due to the remote freelance nature of a lot of the jobs...
by shadow
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Jump!
Replies: 4
Views: 590

Jump!

Hi everyone, For reasons I'll explain soon this won’t have any numbers or structure for now but I plan on some formal tracking here in the next few months. Context: Just dropped out of college. Living situation at college fell apart so currently working through breaking the lease etc. Living at home...
by shadow
Sat May 09, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Cooking Levels (Wheaton Scale)
Replies: 53
Views: 7495

Re: Cooking Levels (Wheaton Scale)

I just found Wayne Gisslen's Professional Cooking laying around somewhere and flipped through it. I haven't read the whole thing and don't plan on it but from what I did go through it is very textbook-like. There are many recipes but the first few hundred pages cover overarching principles. It is de...
by shadow
Tue May 05, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: black_son_of_gray's Journal
Replies: 166
Views: 34218

Re: black_son_of_gray's Journal

[*] Games People Play - Jacob mentioned this somewhere, so I read it. Put a whooole lot of annoying social interactions into perspective. I also read this recently by coincidence. How'd you like it? I thought it was very revelatory in the way that almost anything about psychology is to me... Some o...
by shadow
Sat May 02, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
Replies: 8
Views: 2773

Re: Siddhartha by Herman Hesse

From the first month on the ERE blog (from December 2007): http://earlyretirementextreme.com/can-you-wait-think-and-fast.html ... I don't remember when I first read Siddharta, but rather than eventually understanding it as in inner journey that eventually lead to acceptance [of the world's interrel...
by shadow
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Can I improve too much?
Replies: 6
Views: 884

Re: Can I improve too much?

Rephrasing the title, the question is "Can I focus too much on improving to the detriment of improvement?" Proper means should lead to proper ends, but sometimes the means becomes the end in itself. It's hard for me to express how much this helped me, thank you. EDIT: I say helped me like...
by shadow
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Can I improve too much?
Replies: 6
Views: 884

Can I improve too much?

Misleading title but I'm not sure what to call this. Sorry in advance for the disorganization. I have been focused on self improvement for, I'm not quite sure how long, but likely around sophomore year of high school (3 years ago). I really enjoy the planning and research aspects of starting a new h...
by shadow
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Recession
Replies: 3
Views: 1358

Recession

Hello everyone, For those of you who don't know colleges around the US are pretty much at a standstill right now due to coronavirus fears. This has left me with some spare time for formulating plans. From what I can gather we will be seeing a recession soon; and if not there is a reasonable chance t...
by shadow
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Cooking Levels (Wheaton Scale)
Replies: 53
Views: 7495

Re: Cooking Levels (Wheaton Scale)

Interesting concept. It explains why a lot of cooking books can be lacking because they focus on level 2. Can anyone recommend any 3+ cooking resources? I have found Alton Brown's Good Eats good for that, but I'd like some printed resources too. I can't recommend any books as I haven't read any but...
by shadow
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: College (again), Avoiding Burnout
Replies: 27
Views: 4817

Re: College (again), Avoiding Burnout

TopHatFox wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:03 am
What do you think about data science/ a programming minor? I understand that "statistics" itself is not a discipline but it seems to me like it would give me knowledge that is hard to acquire outside of school.
by shadow
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investing for Collapse
Replies: 42
Views: 7134

Re: Investing for Collapse

@AnalyticalEngine, Jason I appreciate your responses. I understand where you are coming from as older people observing the younger generation, but I do not believe I have fallen for the "Collapse narrative." I'm not on the Greta bandwagon or have any kind of idea that "we" can ca...
by shadow
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investing for Collapse
Replies: 42
Views: 7134

Re: Investing for Collapse

@Jacob Thanks, will look into those countries. I understand the importance of health and skills and am working on those now. @Jason 2/3 already taken care of ;P Don't worry I have already gotten over the stress of it but the reason I am worried (which Jacob hit on pretty well) is that I just don't t...
by shadow
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investing for Collapse
Replies: 42
Views: 7134

Re: Investing for Collapse

@George,
Thanks for the reply. I am thinking about the most likely outcome in my opinion, a series of "small" disasters related to climate. So in my eyes this is most likely at least one of: immigration crisis, land shortage, political unrest, food security issues, lack of fossil fuels.
by shadow
Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investing for Collapse
Replies: 42
Views: 7134

Investing for Collapse

Hello everyone, This post is coming from the perspective of a young person who believes the collapse of civilization is near(ish). While I know this is a highly individual question, I was wondering what your thoughts were on investments that will be preserved/grow in a crisis scenario. I am consider...
by shadow
Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
Replies: 8
Views: 2773

Re: Siddhartha by Herman Hesse

Just nitpicking here, but I wrote "morality is path dependent" meaning that what an entity should do is dependent on their developmental path. In other words, your development now is dependent on your development a year ago .. five years ago .. what your ancestors did five generations ago...
by shadow
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
Replies: 8
Views: 2773

Siddhartha by Herman Hesse

This is a thread to discuss Herman Hesse's novel Siddhartha . https://www.amazon.com/Siddhartha-Novel-Hermann-Hesse/dp/0553208845 I was just reading the discussion thread on In Over Our Heads(https://forum.earlyretirementextreme.com/viewtopic.php?p=169390#p169390) and while I have not read that book...
by shadow
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: College (again), Avoiding Burnout
Replies: 27
Views: 4817

Re: College (again), Avoiding Burnout

Thanks for the advice everyone. I have come to a (preliminary) decision on statistics. I don't have time to respond to everyone individually but here are some thoughts: @THF and others with similar arguments, I agree that a marketable skill is a good thing to look for in a college degree. I believe ...
by shadow
Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: College (again), Avoiding Burnout
Replies: 27
Views: 4817

Re: College (again), Avoiding Burnout

George,

I thought about teaching (high school) for a while but it doesn't resonate with me, not entirely sure why. That said, PE and sports medicine are two options I had never given a thought to before. Thanks for that, I will do some digging on them.