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by grundomatic
Sun Feb 05, 2023 8:41 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: ERE Travel Thread
Replies: 30
Views: 15730

Re: ERE Travel Thread

Meetup and Guide for Tucson, AZ If you are in the area, I will make the effort to meet up. We know many local hikes, and there are some nice urban walks/bikes as well. We have a few favorite restaurants and watering holes. We could do a water harvesting tour of the city. We love board games. Hostin...
by grundomatic
Sun Feb 05, 2023 8:06 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Weekly Walk and Talk, Tucson AZ
Replies: 9
Views: 1049

Re: Weekly Walk and Talk, Tucson AZ

This week there is a change of plans. When: Tuesday, February 7th; 5:30 p.m. meetup, music starts at 6 Where: Rockabilly Grill, 3700 N Oracle Rd What: Meetup with other folks interested in personal finance. Enjoy live music. Let's go nuts and buy a second beer if we're having a good time. Cross post...
by grundomatic
Thu Feb 02, 2023 12:16 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: grundomatic's journal
Replies: 68
Views: 10936

Re: grundomatic's journal

Thanks for the input, everyone. I’ve 100% neglected the “whole” of my life. Essentially pandemic -precipitated burnout, stress, and depression combined with what’s probably a good ‘ol mid-life crisis caused me to drop a couple WLs, forget stuff I used to be at least decent about, and double down on ...
by grundomatic
Sun Jan 29, 2023 1:55 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Decentralizing FI for strategic reasons?
Replies: 99
Views: 6245

Re: Decentralizing FI for strategic reasons?

More breathing room, more options to consider, paradox of choice begins to rear it's ugly head. My game is to find something that's "good enough", play it until it's no longer good enough, then find or invent the next game. Anecdotally this happens every 5-10 years. This sounds about like...
by grundomatic
Thu Jan 26, 2023 11:07 pm
Forum: Mastermind Groups
Topic: Mastermind Group #2: Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 22
Views: 4149

Re: Mastermind Group #2: Electric Boogaloo

For our next round we are reading and discussing the book Early Retirement Extreme. The discussion will happen in our live meeting, but I figured I would post some discussion starting points from Chapter 1 here to get everyone thinking. We tend to like philosophies that are already somewhat aligned ...
by grundomatic
Thu Jan 26, 2023 12:00 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Social Contagion
Replies: 28
Views: 4227

Re: Social Contagion

Social embarrassment! People die from choking in public places because they leave the table to be polite, rather than, you know, embarrass themselves by signaling for help or making a fuss.
by grundomatic
Thu Jan 26, 2023 12:37 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Social Contagion
Replies: 28
Views: 4227

Re: Social Contagion

So how to be a person that runs from the cafe, but doesn't push the button that shocks an innocent subject because a person with a white lab coat behind you says to? There is also the opposite, when going along with the crowd is more dangerous...subjects were much less likely to report or even menti...
by grundomatic
Tue Jan 24, 2023 2:16 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Weekly Walk and Talk, Tucson AZ
Replies: 9
Views: 1049

Re: Weekly Walk and Talk, Tucson AZ

Walk is on for tonight, 5:20, same place. Dress warm.
by grundomatic
Sun Jan 22, 2023 12:12 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: AE's Journal Round 5 - Finding Freedom To
Replies: 301
Views: 34861

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

You could have someone housesit for you--your condo and pets taken care of, giving you a little more flexibility in where you stay (no dog). There are currently 54 sits listed in North America with a duration of a month or longer on the site I use, so it's something people do. We watched someone's p...
by grundomatic
Wed Jan 18, 2023 10:28 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: AE's Journal Round 5 - Finding Freedom To
Replies: 301
Views: 34861

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

Knowing how hard unlearning "regular" stuff can be, I can't imagine the difficulty of unlearning childhood trauma stuff. DW talks about how she went to work as much as possible to avoid being at home, though she quotes her working career as starting at 10 with babysitting. As far as buildi...
by grundomatic
Tue Jan 17, 2023 10:43 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: grundomatic's journal
Replies: 68
Views: 10936

Re: grundomatic's journal

Relaxation prior to ERE was standard consumer hobbies. Buying bicycles but not riding them nearly enough, video games, going out to drink and eat, watching TV, traveling, gambling, collecting MtG, etc. I guess what is different now is that I am considering outcomes beyond "fun". I guess it...
by grundomatic
Tue Jan 17, 2023 10:04 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: AE's Journal Round 5 - Finding Freedom To
Replies: 301
Views: 34861

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

I am struggling with the fact the "You are a product of your environment" and "Wherever you go, there you are" are both true. More in the realm of place of employment than in geography, but yes, asking myself "Would I feel/act/be different someplace else?". Can you bett...
by grundomatic
Sun Jan 15, 2023 9:57 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Social Contagion
Replies: 28
Views: 4227

Re: Social Contagion

I am reading a book called You Have More Influence Than You Think , and it made me think of this thread. Rereading the thread, much of this has already been covered above, but I'll share anyhow. A few notes from the first chapter: Study participants underestimated the effect paying a compliment to a...
by grundomatic
Fri Jan 13, 2023 2:43 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Weekly Walk and Talk, Tucson AZ
Replies: 9
Views: 1049

Re: Weekly Walk and Talk, Tucson AZ

We'd be glad to have you, and can also meet up at other times given notice.
by grundomatic
Fri Jan 13, 2023 2:15 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Weekly Walk and Talk, Tucson AZ
Replies: 9
Views: 1049

Re: Weekly Walk and Talk, Tucson AZ

No meetup Jan 17.
by grundomatic
Mon Jan 09, 2023 11:31 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: grundomatic's journal
Replies: 68
Views: 10936

Re: grundomatic's journal

I read a Systems View of Life , and have been continuing to try and adopt a systems perspective on my lifestyle. One thing I read in the book, and I’m sure that any systems thinker knows, is that small changes in a system can have an outsized effect. The book also reminded me of the concept of ecolo...
by grundomatic
Mon Jan 09, 2023 10:28 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: seanconn's journal
Replies: 87
Views: 11971

Re: seanconn's journal

I think you nailed it. Learn the basics to later learn "that's not quite how it works".
by grundomatic
Mon Jan 09, 2023 10:12 pm
Forum: Mastermind Groups
Topic: Ecology- MMG
Replies: 97
Views: 6182

Re: Ecology- MMG

@mountainFrugal Quite a bit of water came into the lagoon with the king tide, but there was a lot of capacity, so it was a long way from "overflowing", but it did come up past what I'll call the recent equilibrium level. Plants that were on "land" the day before several inches un...
by grundomatic
Wed Jan 04, 2023 9:33 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: seanconn's journal
Replies: 87
Views: 11971

Re: seanconn's journal

Yeah, textbooks might not the best discussion material. Do problem sets and compare answers? Write quizzes for each other? Seems a lot like school...

Discussing the old guru books would make for a fantastic book club!
by grundomatic
Wed Jan 04, 2023 9:13 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: AE's Journal Round 5 - Finding Freedom To
Replies: 301
Views: 34861

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

I can relate to thinking about ERE almost non-stop and wearing myself out trying to do all the things I think I should be doing, and stressing out viewing every monetary outflow as failure. Another struggle is figuring out how relaxing fits into an ERE lifestyle system. The solution I've come up wit...