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by AxelHeyst
Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: AE's Journal Round 5 - Finding Freedom To
Replies: 38
Views: 3038

Re: AE's Journal Round 5 - Finding Freedom To

It’s also interesting to think about how environment relates to the identity/clothing/weirdo issue. You can probably find some location to live where people *will* accept you for how you do want to dress/express yourself, or at least where a visible supportive subculture exists. Spending some time t...
by AxelHeyst
Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7
Replies: 261
Views: 21775

Re: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7

That does make sense, thank you.
by AxelHeyst
Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7
Replies: 261
Views: 21775

Re: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7

WL7: Yields, yields everywhere, how do I put them together? If I borrow a tool to grow a plant and save money was that social, financial, or technical capital? I don't know. It doesn't matter what I call it. Makes me think of how as you level up, it becomes increasingly irrelevant to categorize exp...
by AxelHeyst
Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Methods and examples of highly developed social capital
Replies: 80
Views: 4284

Re: Methods and examples of highly developed social capital

@iDave really interesting. Do you (or anyone) have thoughts or observations on how to avoid being lonely old person? Any stories of elderly with no family who still managed to be socially engaged and in a support network through to their ends?
by AxelHeyst
Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Making of a Renaissance Hobo
Replies: 40
Views: 4190

Re: The Making of a Renaissance Hobo

Exciting stuff happening RF, this is fantastic! Looking forward to intersecting in meatspace ~somewhere~.
by AxelHeyst
Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Methods and examples of highly developed social capital
Replies: 80
Views: 4284

Re: Methods and examples of highly developed social capital

Story of social capital: DGF lived in a small but busy mountain town since 2016. Mostly doing nanny work. She’s extremely social and knows lots of people here. She became nomadic when we started dating, but still spends several months a year there. During the pandemic, half of the Bay moved here. Ma...
by AxelHeyst
Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Methods and examples of highly developed social capital
Replies: 80
Views: 4284

Re: Methods and examples of highly developed social capital

I'd be remiss if I didn't mention http://www.paulgraham.com/nerds.html again. I'm not qualified to cast aspersions on the US Public School system, but essays like that make me feel like I really dodged a bullet by being homeschooled k-12. I'm not sure if I would have been one of the D-table kids or...
by AxelHeyst
Wed Jun 02, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 695
Views: 98929

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

General Updates I'm all healed up from the surgery, and have started working out again to recover my overall fitness from "taking it easy" since January. I did 15 pushups the other day and was sore for three days. :cry: I am assembling a prehab/mobility/strength routine that requires no e...
by AxelHeyst
Tue Jun 01, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Methods and examples of highly developed social capital
Replies: 80
Views: 4284

Re: Methods and examples of highly developed social capital

<3. I had that blind spot too. (It's maybe analogous to having a "money is evil" anti-value, which tends to lead one to always be scraping for cash and perversely spending a lot of effort on money issues). --//-- Adding to the transactionality thread - one way to think about social transac...
by AxelHeyst
Tue Jun 01, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Methods and examples of highly developed social capital
Replies: 80
Views: 4284

Re: Methods and examples of highly developed social capital

I'd be interesting in hearing more about your story with developing social skills. How did you go about doing it? How long did it take you? Were there any roadblocks you had to overcome? I'd be interesting in hearing more about your story with developing social skills. How did you go about doing it...
by AxelHeyst
Tue Jun 01, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7
Replies: 261
Views: 21775

Re: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7

For anyone who missed it I started a dedicated thread for social capital/skill . +1 I like your quadrant @Ego. I'd just add that every person's scatter plot on it will naturally look different - whether someone skews low and right or high and left is in part a matter of their personality, strengths,...
by AxelHeyst
Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Methods and examples of highly developed social capital
Replies: 80
Views: 4284

Re: Methods and examples of highly developed social capital

I'd also note the difference between strong links and weak connections. The former tends to focus on support whereas the latter focuses on opportunity . My personal ratio here is like below average on the former and above average on the latter(*). The skills required here are also different. That d...
by AxelHeyst
Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Methods and examples of highly developed social capital
Replies: 80
Views: 4284

Re: Methods and examples of highly developed social capital

what i can gather from all of these examples is that none of those people are bean counters keeping tabs on what they owe/what they are owed but rather tend to be genuinely involved with people. they have real relationships they care about, and don't look at folks as a bank accounts or yields or st...
by AxelHeyst
Tue Jun 01, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Open Offer Urban Permaculture
Replies: 14
Views: 1515

Re: Open Offer Urban Permaculture

Oooh. There's a possible future where DGF and I take you up on offer for some months ~this Fall if still open.
by AxelHeyst
Mon May 31, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Methods and examples of highly developed social capital
Replies: 80
Views: 4284

Methods and examples of highly developed social capital

From the WL6>7 thread, Yeah, but where are the threads discussing the intricacies of highly developed social capital (beyond amorous relationships)? I must have missed those. Touché. Let's do this. I'm interested in: 1) Stories/examples of how folks have employed high level social skills/capital, an...
by AxelHeyst
Mon May 31, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 695
Views: 98929

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

The conversation and issues around "self-sufficiency" make talking about these sorts of things difficult. I am holding some of my ideas for how to arrange my life close to the chest at the moment, partly because I feel a need to weave a bulletproof network of caveats and qualifiers to comm...
by AxelHeyst
Mon May 31, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 695
Views: 98929

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

IOW, my design was based on the sort of rescue movie scene Axel Heyst described above, but with a more weblike structure and my role being more intermediary or more stereotypically feminine. For what it's worth, the scene I described was intended as a sort of metaphor. At the moment I'm nowhere nea...
by AxelHeyst
Mon May 31, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 695
Views: 98929

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

Today's autopost , from 2008, pairs nicely with Deep Survival , from 2017. The book treats in some depth a real-world instance of Jacob's vignette about the top-man ice climber causing a catastrophic failure of the roped-up team (~half a dozen deaths on an "easy" mountain), among many othe...
by AxelHeyst
Fri May 28, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 695
Views: 98929

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

Incidental yield also gets close to salaryman job who actually loves and excels at their field - I know plenty of tenured professors who do what they do for that reason - those who fail at it (most) get eaten up by the machine There are also successful artists, doctors, lawyers and even bankers who...
by AxelHeyst
Fri May 28, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 695
Views: 98929

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

...incidental yields of money or other social goods/flows can only occur in social context... Yes! This incidental yield focus 'forces' one to engage in social context in variously rich ways, which I consider to be a benefit. Or rather, my vision for my life is deeply integrated in a rich and dynam...