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by AnalyticalEngine
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: AE's Journal - Round 3
Replies: 23
Views: 2688

Re: AE's Journal - Round 3

Thanks Bigato! And for sure, the disengagement was becoming a problem. I found being disengaged at work was training me to be disengaged in the rest of my life. I think it can be hard to turn on/off the mindset you have at work, and if you're not careful, that negativity will leak into the rest of y...
by AnalyticalEngine
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: AE's Journal - Round 3
Replies: 23
Views: 2688

Re: AE's Journal - Round 3

And to respond to everyone who commented before, thanks for your feedback everyone. It's been helpful in shifting my attitude. I do also plan to write a longer post soon on my old job and some of the crazy characters involved there, but I want to wait until I feel less burned out.
by AnalyticalEngine
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: AE's Journal - Round 3
Replies: 23
Views: 2688

Re: AE's Journal - Round 3

September update I ended up taking the job offer, and I'm finally done with my old job. Quitting was a more painful experience than I was expecting. Since I had worked there for over four years, and it was my first job out of college, I got pretty sentimental about leaving. Complicating the matter ...
by AnalyticalEngine
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Ella's Journal
Replies: 64
Views: 9903

Re: Ella's Journal

Hi Ella, thank you for this journal. Your journey has been insightful to read, and I hope you keep us updated as you embark on this new journey. To me, ERE has always different from FIRE in that it's not really about retirement--it's about designing intelligent systems that support your life. So if ...
by AnalyticalEngine
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: How do different work environments encourage different social systems and lifestyles?
Replies: 6
Views: 1156

How do different work environments encourage different social systems and lifestyles?

I'm curious everyone's experience here with different types of work environments. What's been your experience working in corporate, blue color, pink color, service jobs, etc? Did you find the nature of the job changed how your coworkers interacted? Did the job feel more like a lifestyle than a job? ...
by AnalyticalEngine
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: AE's Journal - Round 3
Replies: 23
Views: 2688

Re: AE's Journal - Round 3

New Job Offer TL;DR: I have a job offer for a different company as a contract-to-hire employee. It's a 6 month contract where I'm paid 20% more hourly than my current role but it's without benefits. After the 6 months, they would want to hire me as an FTE. I'm trying to decide if I should take the ...
by AnalyticalEngine
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Buckminster Fuller's Energy Slaves [Comic form]
Replies: 69
Views: 8234

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: 23
Views: 2688

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: 23
Views: 2688

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: 1535
Views: 275797

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: 23
Views: 2688

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: 2529

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: 4234

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: 246
Views: 87312

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: 2529

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: 849

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: 8234

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: 1661

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: 2078

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: 23
Views: 2688

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...