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by AnalyticalEngine
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Buckminster Fuller's Energy Slaves [Comic form]
Replies: 69
Views: 7771

Re: Buckminster Fuller's Energy Slaves [Comic form]

Realistically, it's impossible to predict with much detail when the collapse will happen. In reality, it's going to manifest in a bunch of local crisis that make the overall system weaker and weaker. Even if Western society doesn't full out collapse in 40-50 years, there's still going to be profound...
by AnalyticalEngine
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: AE's Journal - Round 3
Replies: 14
Views: 1491

Re: AE's Journal - Round 3

It was definitely a lesson I had to learn the hard way. I think the mistake I made is being relatively good at delaying gratification combined with wanting to put more effort into building social capital. But because I am naturally introverted and always struggle with this, I don't think I grasped r...
by AnalyticalEngine
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: AE's Journal - Round 3
Replies: 14
Views: 1491

Re: AE's Journal - Round 3

@c_L and @bigato - There is wisdom in that advice. At the very least, I think I can use this motivation to start honing my technical skills. Realistically it's going to take a few months anyway to find a role that's a good fit, and I was finding it hard to motivate myself to want to study esoteric J...
by AnalyticalEngine
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 1521
Views: 266577

Re: Investments Trade Log

Is investing in cash a wise decision in a market like this? The current situation is so weird by historical standards that it's hard to know what to do.
by AnalyticalEngine
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: AE's Journal - Round 3
Replies: 14
Views: 1491

Re: AE's Journal - Round 3

JULY 2019 UPDATE Personal Phew, this was a tumultuous. I decided there were some major changes I needed to make in my life, and so I had to shake things up. It was stressful, but ultimate I think I'm now on the right path. The first thing was ending my relationship of two years, as well as cutting ...
by AnalyticalEngine
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: How to cope with boredom at work?
Replies: 22
Views: 2241

Re: How to cope with boredom at work?

Thanks for the replies everyone. These were a good range of perspectives, and it made me realize the real problem isn't that I have nothing to do at work. It's that I have nothing to do AND the culture at work is hardcore "You will be in your chair 9-5. No exceptions." So I often get trapped with no...
by AnalyticalEngine
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: ERE doesn't make day to day life better
Replies: 28
Views: 3552

Re: ERE doesn't make day to day life better

This is something I struggle with too. I can get along with my coworkers well enough because I've learned to relate to what we have in common, even if it's as basic as discussing the weather. I also recognize they're not wrong or lesser because their outlook is shaped by their different lived experi...
by AnalyticalEngine
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Resources and recommend watching
Replies: 243
Views: 84771

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Not sure if this has been posted yet, but here's a really fascinating interview of Chamath Palihapitiya, who's the found of Social Capital. He has a super interesting and frank conversation about his pursuit of capital inside of capitalism and how he pursues money for social change: https://www.yout...
by AnalyticalEngine
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: How to cope with boredom at work?
Replies: 22
Views: 2241

How to cope with boredom at work?

I've had a persistent problem at work for a few years now where I finish all the work they give me in about 4 hours a day. So I end up extremely bored at work, and it's been having a very adverse effect on my mental health. I have tried numerous things to cope with this but to no avail. Part of the ...
by AnalyticalEngine
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Scott and Scurvy - Why did 19th century explorers forget the simple cure for scurvy?
Replies: 9
Views: 772

Scott and Scurvy - Why did 19th century explorers forget the simple cure for scurvy?

Here's an interesting article on how the cure for scurvy was discovered in the 18th century but later subsequently forgotten: https://idlewords.com/2010/03/scott_and_scurvy.htm I found the ending quote particularly pertinent: But the villain here is just good old human ignorance, that master of disg...
by AnalyticalEngine
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Buckminster Fuller's Energy Slaves [Comic form]
Replies: 69
Views: 7771

Re: Buckminster Fuller's Energy Slaves [Comic form]

I watched that video over lunch today, and I am still processing it. It was nothing I didn't know already, but the way he delivers it really makes our predicament clear. It's hard to move on with your life when faced with this knowledge, especially when most around you are comfortable with their dis...
by AnalyticalEngine
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: The Time Paradox
Replies: 18
Views: 1547

Re: The Time Paradox

Here are mine. Oddly I seem to be both past and future oriented.

Past-negative: 2.40
Past-positive: 4.78
Present-fatalistic: 2.78
Present-hedonistic: 1.67
Future: 4.77
by AnalyticalEngine
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Statistic with main income of livelihood
Replies: 16
Views: 1894

Re: Statistic with main income of livelihood

That 25% from family members is fascinating. Does the survey specify what ages they're considering? I'm wondering how much of the family member support group is over 18.
by AnalyticalEngine
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: AE's Journal - Round 3
Replies: 14
Views: 1491

Re: AE's Journal - Round 3

JUNE 2019 UPDATE June was a ridiculous month for me. Due to assorted reasons, I ended up hosting someone at my house for seven weeks. This put a lot of unexpected stress on me and really disrupted my routines. To recover from that, and to recover from some burnout at work, I took the week of the 4t...
by AnalyticalEngine
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What are your relationship-ideological affiliations?
Replies: 5
Views: 775

Re: What are your relationship-ideological affiliations?

The only possible ending of a question like this is to extremely divide the forum for the nth time.
by AnalyticalEngine
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Deliberately coasting to FI?
Replies: 38
Views: 11641

Re: Deliberately coasting to FI?

What do you all think of the coasting strategy in today's investing environment? If we are looking at 10+ years of flats/minimal returns, is coasting still a good idea?
by AnalyticalEngine
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Naval Ravikant on retirement and other topics
Replies: 10
Views: 2665

Re: Naval Ravikant on retirement and other topics

Very interesting. The part where they start discussing social media as warfare reminded me of this blog post: We will have some form of global war between 2020 and 2040. I’m calling it! This war will be between the current superpower and the next superpower for the next resource (not oil). In partic...
by AnalyticalEngine
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: AE's Journal - Round 3
Replies: 14
Views: 1491

Re: AE's Journal - Round 3

I was reflecting on two things today, namely: Predisposition to Negativity In the Big 5 personality scheme, I score reasonably high (61%) on Neuroticism and reasonably low (30%) on Extroversion. This is concerning to me be low Neuroticism and high Extroversion are predictive of experiencing many pos...
by AnalyticalEngine
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: AE's Journal - Round 3
Replies: 14
Views: 1491

Re: AE's Journal - Round 3

Thanks classical_Liberal! I think you have described my relationship with work pretty well. Work is such a massive time and energy sink for me, and it kills me to know that what I am doing is, as you said, being taken advantage of by our corporate overlords. I've been trying to tell myself more late...
by AnalyticalEngine
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Reaching Kegan Level 4
Replies: 40
Views: 7450

Re: Reaching Kegan Level 4

Does anyone have any insight on encouraging someone who is level 3 to develop to level 4?