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by AxelHeyst
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Axel Heyst's Journal
Replies: 382
Views: 57295

Re: Axel Heyst's Journal

Most people are attracted to Cal Newport's work (So Good They Can't Ignore You, Deep Work, Digital Minimalism, etc) because it offers career success - increased compensation, performance, 'career capital', flexibility, and the promise of doing great work and the accolades that go along with it. Thes...
by AxelHeyst
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Axel Heyst's Journal
Replies: 382
Views: 57295

Re: Axel Heyst's Journal

@AH, how old were you when you first got a phone? I know folks around your age that first got a phone and facebook at 18. If so, that's a long time to have these devices normalized. I think Cal Newport is right on, so anything you can glean from him is bound to be useful. First got a dumb phone at ...
by AxelHeyst
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Axel Heyst's Journal
Replies: 382
Views: 57295

Re: Axel Heyst's Journal

I’m not very smart. I mean, I’m slow. Any kind of contest of quick wits, I will fail. I’d be the worlds worst huckster, con man, improv theater actor, etc. I’m just not ‘fast on my feet’. My saving grace is that I’m inclined to obstinate, boring, stubborn, grinding out of something I put my mind to....
by AxelHeyst
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Hristo's FI Journal
Replies: 628
Views: 93364

Re: Hristo's FI Journal

I disagree. I think snowflakes *do* have easily hurt feelings, but the assumption that their hurt feelings result in crippling crying fits in the corner is what is incorrect. Their feelings get hurt, and then they get mad, and then they get organized, and then they start doing stuff. And "their feel...
by AxelHeyst
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Protecting against dementia
Replies: 47
Views: 1855

Re: Protecting against dementia

My end-of-life care plan is to die swiftly of complications related to the collapse of western civilization. Like, die in a flood, famine, or killed by a coked out thirteen year old boy with a kalashnikov. I'm joking, of course. :? +1 to Alphaville's point that your kids might or might not take care...
by AxelHeyst
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Protecting against dementia
Replies: 47
Views: 1855

Re: Protecting against dementia

On the duration vs. quality of life angle, I got a lot out of "Die Wise" by Stephen Jenkinson. The book is at least 60% longer than it needs to be, but still worth it. tl;dr: our culture is afraid of mortality, and what we call life extension is actually often death extension - prolonging the proces...
by AxelHeyst
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: AE's Journal Round 4
Replies: 208
Views: 27052

Re: AE's Journal Round 4

Single biggest thing for me was GTD. The thing is, I got a lot out of GTD, but I found GTD when I still had strong reserves of life-energy, and I was just first coming up against the limits of "hustling harder" and looking for how to hustle smarter. GTD took a lot of investment in time and energy to...
by AxelHeyst
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Axel Heyst's Journal
Replies: 382
Views: 57295

Re: Axel Heyst's Journal

Boyd knew he had to be independent and he saw only two ways for a man to do this: he can either achieve great wealth or reduce his needs to zero. Boyd said if a man can reduce his needs to zero, he is truly free: there is nothing that can be taken from him and nothing anyone can do to hurt him. I g...
by AxelHeyst
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: What's worth learning?
Replies: 15
Views: 1931

Re: What's worth learning?

Sorry I'm late on this one, just found it and had to chime in. I was homeschooled (I'm 34 now). Our curriculum wasn't as structured as video series, and each subject was from a different curriculum provider - whatever mom found to be the best for that topic. But it still modeled the traditional stru...
by AxelHeyst
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: I sold my car!
Replies: 11
Views: 503

Re: I sold my car!

Congratulations! I didn't own a car until about 3-4 years ago, and I really miss being carfree. Particularly after getting hit with insurance ($800) and new tires (720) two months in a row - it's got me trying to figure out how to ditch it.
by AxelHeyst
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Axel Heyst's Journal
Replies: 382
Views: 57295

Re: Axel Heyst's Journal

Yep, my "standard" meal plan is this. Coffee (fifty cents a cup, I buy green beans and roast them myself every two weeks). Breakfast: half cup steel cut oats, coconut oil, peanut butter, cinnamon. If there's fruit from the orchard I'll cut it up and throw it in. Soak the steel cut oats the night bef...
by AxelHeyst
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Zankas poker-journal
Replies: 97
Views: 13895

Re: Zankas poker-journal

It just occurred to me that poker is perhaps one of the most honest ways to earn an income in today's society. Show up, log on, do absolutely nothing "productive" for the world (but also nothing destructive!), get paid very much based on your skill and focus level, not just for showing up and keepin...
by AxelHeyst
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Axel Heyst's Journal
Replies: 382
Views: 57295

Re: Axel Heyst's Journal

The $200 September experiment is a success and I'm stopping the tracking of every single meal early. I'm converging on $180 or so, have habituated the practice, and have a 'feel' for what foods and ingredients work for <$200 spending. I don't feel I'm getting any ROI on the effort to track so fine-g...
by AxelHeyst
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Axel Heyst's Journal
Replies: 382
Views: 57295

Re: Axel Heyst's Journal

I feel like I just absorbed some really insightful thoughts and experience and now have even less of a confident idea of how to approach reading / gaining information. It seems Jacob's post is relevant to the pursuit of a certain field/topic. Once I've decided I want to learn "biology", or "economic...
by AxelHeyst
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Axel Heyst's Journal
Replies: 382
Views: 57295

Re: Axel Heyst's Journal

Hmm. Touché.

I guess - I could stand to be more discerning and seek the best works from a broader range of sources than I have been considering.
by AxelHeyst
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Axel Heyst's Journal
Replies: 382
Views: 57295

Re: Axel Heyst's Journal

GL! I found this gem from 2015 in the recently-unearthed by resident forum archeologist Stahlmann Shale Oil thread: For me, I'm mostly just looking for raw material so Ones are fine with me. I can make my own Twos and Threes and Ten+s ... using latticework. This is why I prefer textbooks+news to non...
by AxelHeyst
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: AE's Journal Round 4
Replies: 208
Views: 27052

Re: AE's Journal Round 4

Yep, totally, it's just that the "burn rate" calculated by the FT'er is typically lower post-quittin' because they find all these non-$$ reasons to do stuff that happens to be less expensive. I just switched from butter to coconut oil. I swear the texture is better, and while they're a little more b...
by AxelHeyst
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: AE's Journal Round 4
Replies: 208
Views: 27052

Re: AE's Journal Round 4

^That probably partially explains the phenomenon of people who FI from FT work realizing that they overestimated what their burn rate would be post-work? Because their FT lifestyles, even though fairly frugalized, had room for further efficiencies once life-energy was freed up to spend on things lik...
by AxelHeyst
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: How do you all like that campfire smell in CA/OR?
Replies: 48
Views: 2249

Re: How do you all like that campfire smell in CA/OR?

I don't think there is very much forest privately owned in the West. It's mostly National or State Forest. A lot of homes and towns are built snuggled right up/surrounded by NF. Various agencies (CalFire) have a mandate to do controlled burns, but the incentive system is broken wrt doing *enough* bu...
by AxelHeyst
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mathiverse's journal
Replies: 67
Views: 8275

Re: mathiverse's journal

The 2018 fire season is one contributing reason why I'm not in CA at the moment - come to think of it, we were out of 2019 fire season too on purpose. I'll be interested to hear where you end up and the process of thinking it through. I have a number of friends who really enjoyed moving from the Bay...