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by nikolaj
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Looking for advice on large changes in life
Replies: 8
Views: 834

Re: Looking for advice on large changes in life

I have a similar experience of training myself to stop saying unkind things, and i feel like i have been able to stop doing it completely. I used the same method as you, but i also started copying the things another person said who is considered a kind person. It works quite well. Empathy is define...
by nikolaj
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Looking for advice on large changes in life
Replies: 8
Views: 834

Re: Looking for advice on large changes in life

Thank you for your reply Zanka, I am definetely far removed from the bad family environment nowadays, so i don't get a large amount of unnecessary negativity into my life which is great. But i feel like you mostly addressed the problem rather than a solution. Have you managed to improve your life s...
by nikolaj
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Looking for advice on large changes in life
Replies: 8
Views: 834

Looking for advice on large changes in life

I have been thinking about this topic for a while, and i figured i would share it here, to see what you guys think about it and maybe hear if other people have experienced something similar and can share their wisdom. So the story is that i come from a poor background with bad family relations and s...
by nikolaj
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: "swallowing" ​b​lackpill, overcoming it; moving forward; pseudoscience and woo-woo stuff
Replies: 96
Views: 12081

Re: "swallowing" ​b​lackpill, overcoming it; moving forward; pseudoscience and woo-woo stuff

your post covers many things so i don't know if this reply is going to be a bit jumpled. As for socialising in general i have found that what people seek is conformity and the comfort of the well known. Talking about concepts and ideas out of the ordinary will only lead to scaring most people and th...
by nikolaj
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Is Inequality Inevitable?
Replies: 22
Views: 4089

Re: Is Inequality Inevitable?

Inequality is inevitable yes, but not because of economic policies. Inequality arises from a difference in power. Having more power means that you can capture more resources, which makes you more powerful. It's a compounding effect. There is much talk about rising inequality, but i think people have...
by nikolaj
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: The dirty secret of capitalism -- and a new way forward [TED talk]
Replies: 20
Views: 3719

Re: The dirty secret of capitalism -- and a new way forward [TED talk]

Seems to me like he just sells a dream to the masses. He claims that people are not responsible for their own financial situation, instead blaming neo-liberal economics. But the same wealth distribution has existed throughout history in all countries. It is not a feature of economic models, but simp...
by nikolaj
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: ERE doesn't make day to day life better
Replies: 26
Views: 6022

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

Good luck. You’re still in your early stages. When my net was only $20,000 life wasn’t all that good. The quality of my colleagues was just awful too. Imagine the flooded mineshaft where all the low buck miners work. It’s gonna suck and it takes a kind of mental trickery to stay focused on digging....
by nikolaj
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: ERE doesn't make day to day life better
Replies: 26
Views: 6022

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

I think you guys are right. Simply having less focus on my work life and focusing more of my mental energy outside of it could help. Perhaps work stuff will seem less significant if it is indeed a smaller part of my life. I don't really consider myself a career person, but it's easy to get wrapped u...
by nikolaj
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: ERE doesn't make day to day life better
Replies: 26
Views: 6022

ERE doesn't make day to day life better

So i started my first corporate job half a year ago, and i have been doind this ERE thing saving 75% of my income. My financial situation has gone from 0$ networth to 20000$ net worth, which i have invested in a rental property. ERE is solving all my financial problems, and in 3-4 years i will reach...