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by AxelHeyst
Sat Oct 23, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!
Replies: 971
Views: 195349

Re: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!

I somewhat agree with C40s advice. To be clear, the moral of my story wasn’t to break up with your gf necessarily… it was that if you don’t have the huevos to do what needs to be done when it needs doing, whatever that happens to be, that’s a big problem. Personal growth is highly related to your wi...
by AxelHeyst
Sat Oct 23, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!
Replies: 971
Views: 195349

Re: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!

Once upon a time, a naïve young man from the country traveled many miles and came to the city. The tall buildings, miles of endless concrete, and human/mi^2 numbers astonished him. He met a pretty girl who thought she loved him. He wasn't so sure about that, but he enjoyed getting laid like tile for...
by AxelHeyst
Sat Oct 23, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 989
Views: 123120

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

That makes sense... I think trying to put multiple lifestyle curves on one plot (even if I made the curves do what I was actually intending them to do) for a post with this audience in mind isn't a good idea. By the way, this jumped out at me and I thought of you the other day: Morally, spiritually,...
by AxelHeyst
Sat Oct 23, 2021 1:52 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 989
Views: 123120

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

Thanks for the kind words shaz, and the recommendation. Added!

I just realized my graph needs some massaging. The ‘minimum skill’ end of all three curves should converge, at 0.1, probably. Max skill end is probably fine.
by AxelHeyst
Sat Oct 23, 2021 1:36 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!
Replies: 971
Views: 195349

Re: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!

It feels pretty bad to make a pretty girl that loves you cry profusely… Indeed it does. It feels worse to wake up one morning and realize that you’ve wasted years of two people’s lives because it hurts to make a pretty girl cry. Ask me how I know. I don’t know what you have to do, but I recommend y...
by AxelHeyst
Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 989
Views: 123120

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

@mF: Whoa. You are welcome, also, :shock: @Blackjack, thanks again! This seems to reinforce your point about orange shadow work. Oh yes. It's interesting - an earlier version of myself tried to reject these feelings (probably as I was deep in Green, but ??). But I don't think that'd be a good thing....
by AxelHeyst
Wed Oct 20, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Blackjack's Briefs
Replies: 8
Views: 576

Re: Blackjack's Briefs

Hey Blackjack, welcome and what a strong journal start! I'm excited to follow along with your Retrosuburbia-inspired projects and evolution of your thinking. ps thanks for the wrist prehab info! To attempt to (weakly) return the favor, you mentioned confusion about all the color talk. :) Quickest wa...
by AxelHeyst
Tue Oct 19, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 989
Views: 123120

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

I’ve begun incorporating body weight training as a more habitual practice. Any insights from your experience diving into it recently? I've had some insights about this since you asked. 1) I was trying to do BW training every day (5-6 days/wk). Going down to 3 days/wk, with rest in between, has help...
by AxelHeyst
Tue Oct 19, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: ERE Wheaton Map project: Green origin
Replies: 20
Views: 1360

Re: ERE Wheaton Map project: Green origin

Generally, does "the map" look something like this, when zoomed out?
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(Maybe there's a yellow smudge in the middle of 7 circle?)
by AxelHeyst
Mon Oct 18, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: ERE Wheaton Map project: Green origin
Replies: 20
Views: 1360

Re: ERE Wheaton Map project: Green origin

Quickie Green Crib Sheet: Values: Relatavistic, socio-centric, equality The world is a shared community. Community is the prime paradigm. "I sacrifice myself now to be accepted by the group" Egalitarian. "Be the Change" Realizations: The world (system) is brutal and unfair. Almo...
by AxelHeyst
Mon Oct 18, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 989
Views: 123120

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

Hmm... think of ERE as a wide syncretic collection of several modules that are organized in a holistic way. ERE will fail gracefully into any one of these module. One module is FIRE. However, another is minimalism and closely related to that is zero-waste if you want to go the aesthetic way or ecol...
by AxelHeyst
Mon Oct 18, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 989
Views: 123120

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

RoamingFrancis wrote:
Mon Oct 18, 2021 1:22 pm
@jacob Have you given any more thought to ERE 2.0?
He started a new subforum for it…

SLO = San Luis Obispo.
by AxelHeyst
Mon Oct 18, 2021 12:42 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 989
Views: 123120

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

I think Jim Merkel's Radical Simplicity is the best book to recommend for those sorts of people, since Early Retirement Extreme "buries the lead" with regards to its eco philosophy. Merkel is certainly more inspiring to Greens. But he's pretty vague to my reading on the execution and stra...
by AxelHeyst
Mon Oct 18, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 989
Views: 123120

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

ERE (if going by the canonical version in the book) does require a tremendous amount of work. Yes! But getting to fully Optimized takes significantly less work. And the RE carrot tends to attract people who aren't exactly looking for yet another effortful endeavor to huck themselves in to. Many who...
by AxelHeyst
Sun Oct 17, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 989
Views: 123120

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

@wb, yes, agreed, and that's exactly my point. It wasn't until I went through a process of disillusionment and doubt (and extreme fear that I was possibly doing more harm than good), exactly as you describe, until ERE made clear sense to me. But until I did, "my job is more impactful than my li...
by AxelHeyst
Sun Oct 17, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 989
Views: 123120

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

I think these last two posts made a light bulb go off in my head. I've been thinking of people much more specific than I've been describing . I'm not referring to Boomer grouchy Tim the Tool-Man Taylor types, nor fatFIRE people, although both fall under the broad category of "likes to work"...
by AxelHeyst
Sat Oct 16, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 989
Views: 123120

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

You know what our problem is? Not enough diagrams. https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/52388e11e4b0468ec26e275c/1634424474279-FW95ASVV2X9APN4VRF2W/image-asset.png?format=750w Colors no relation to SD. The vertical axis could be "cares/does not care how one's actions (or non-actions) e...
by AxelHeyst
Sat Oct 16, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 989
Views: 123120

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

I don't know that I'm 'promoting' work ethic for it's own sake, I'm just saying lets all chill out a bit on demonizing the intrinsic enjoyment of productive activity, primarily for strategic reasons given below. At some level, unless we agree with the voluntary human extinctionists, somebody has to...
by AxelHeyst
Fri Oct 15, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 989
Views: 123120

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

@c_L, I really dig that, particularly the idea of associating work and play, with rest differentiated. @RF, I get (now) where you were coming from, and it seems like you did the best you could considering the circumstances. But, now that you're a free man for the rest of your life, what is your atti...
by AxelHeyst
Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 989
Views: 123120

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

I dislike assuming the identity of Wage Slave. The Gervais Principle, and much leftist thought, and much anti-work culture, supposes a black and white reality: you're a Wage Slave or a Capitalist Pig. A (under/over)-performing Loser, or a Sociopath. And if you're not on the top of the pile, it's bet...