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by Alifelongme
Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: SD: Self-identity
Replies: 60
Views: 4461

Re: SD: Self-identity

To elaborate on the previous point. Model 1. Start with Red and Blue as two fundamental time-invariant properties of humans and cultures. Next, add the time dimension to the model. Next, assume that time = progress. => integrated SD available for everyone wIlling to *do the work* so to speak. Model ...
by Alifelongme
Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: SD: Self-identity
Replies: 60
Views: 4461

Re: SD: Self-identity

@Jacob I guess my main objection to the model is not as much as assumed isomorphism between the individual and society/culture but rather the assumption of progress that is not explicitly stated at the beginning of this framework. Any system/framework/model requires explicit presentation of its unde...
by Alifelongme
Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: SD: Self-identity
Replies: 60
Views: 4461

Re: SD: Self-identity

It looks like I have a hard time with really understanding / groking this SD stuff. It’s not that I don’t get the model, I do. And I want to like it. However what bothers me is that it hinges on the underlying assumptions that 1) evolution = progress and 2) that societies evolve in the same way. It ...
by Alifelongme
Thu Sep 30, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: SD: Self-identity
Replies: 60
Views: 4461

Re: SD: Self-identity

@J+G and @Jacob
So could it be structured not so much as a single spiral but rather like a DNA Double Helix?
by Alifelongme
Thu Sep 30, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investosis
Replies: 18
Views: 1055

Re: Investosis

GARY BECKER, the University of Chicago economist is famous for, among other things, applying economic analysis to children as "durable consumer goods. " Some other economists proposed a model that treats children as risky investment with highly uncertain, stochastic outcome. And yet some o...
by Alifelongme
Thu Aug 05, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: How do central banks account for growth of economies?
Replies: 20
Views: 1374

Re: How do central banks account for growth of economies?

JCD wrote:
Thu Aug 05, 2021 7:39 pm
It brings greater doubts to me about finance-driven ERE lifestyle
As I understand it ERE lifestyle is not as finance-driven as FIRE movement if not outright opposite.
by Alifelongme
Thu Aug 05, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Alifelongme’s random journaling
Replies: 7
Views: 573

Re: Alifelongme’s random journaling

@Jacob thank you. SDi sounds interesting although strangely similar to or maybe a modified contemporary application of Hegelian dialectics. It combines the arrow of time and infinite progress hypothesis with cyclical properties of nature/history wrt consciousness. Will definitely explore further alo...
by Alifelongme
Tue Aug 03, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Alifelongme’s random journaling
Replies: 7
Views: 573

Re: Alifelongme’s random journaling

I thought more about goals and I think I need to write them down. 1. Purple belt in BJJ by the age of 60. It took me 2.5 years to get from white to blue, so 2 years to purple might be reasonable. 2. Get metabolically healthy AND flexible. So far I’m not winning this battle wrt cholesterol :( 3. Star...
by Alifelongme
Tue Aug 03, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Metabolic Health
Replies: 5
Views: 488

Re: Metabolic Health

@Lemur, thanks! I do check my body composition and train BJJ. BMI 23, body fat 28%. Could be better, but I’m 58 yo female, so… @Bankai: that’s the problem: 2 years of the diet you describe + no eggs or milk + no gluten/bread + no added sugar + no oils from the bottle, only raw avocados, seeds, or nu...
by Alifelongme
Tue Aug 03, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: Will Gas Stations Exist In 15 Years?
Replies: 56
Views: 3828

Re: Will Gas Stations Exist In 15 Years?

I’m skeptical. Does anyone know what EV’s production and operation energy cost is in comparison to conventional vehicles?

Besides, is it even feasible, except in very few well developed countries with established infrastructure, short driving distances, somewhat flat terrain, and forgiving climate?
by Alifelongme
Tue Aug 03, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Metabolic Health
Replies: 5
Views: 488

Metabolic Health

Lately, I’ve been going down the metabolic health rabbit hole. What I found so far: 1. Enough lean body mass to deal with occasional excess dietary fat and glucose - check 2. Waist to height ratio < 1/2 - check 3. Blood pressure < 125/75 - check 4. Fasting blood glucose < 90 - check, but could be be...
by Alifelongme
Sun Aug 01, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Alifelongme’s random journaling
Replies: 7
Views: 573

Re: Alifelongme’s random journaling

Since being diagnosed with macular degeneration I switched from reading to listening (podcasts and books on Audible.)

Last month I listened to The Unabomer Manifesto by Ted Kaczinski. Fascinating!
by Alifelongme
Sun Aug 01, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Alifelongme’s random journaling
Replies: 7
Views: 573

Re: Alifelongme’s random journaling

Thank you 7W5. Your posts and suggestions are always so very insightful! Before ER I was tenured prof at the business school. I totally burned out because of the ever increasing pressure to “edutate” as Jacob eloquently put it :) So, teaching kind of lost meaning for me. At least in that setting. Af...
by Alifelongme
Sat Jul 31, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Alifelongme’s random journaling
Replies: 7
Views: 573

Alifelongme’s random journaling

Hello all. I guess it’s time for me to create a journal so that I don’t default to posting in Miscellaneous every time a random thought get stuck in my head and the only way to get rid of it is to write a post about it. About me: Read the ERE book in 2011 and was lurking on this forum ever since. Re...
by Alifelongme
Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What kinds of systems are we?
Replies: 8
Views: 737

Re: What kinds of systems are we?

@Sclass, thanks for the very detailed and thoughtful response. I will have to think about it some more. @Daylen and @Dof, I used to think that too. However, dealing with children and cats (and some people) made me thinking that rules are not the product of abstraction, but rather the result of const...
by Alifelongme
Mon Jul 19, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What kinds of systems are we?
Replies: 8
Views: 737

What kinds of systems are we?

I’m thinking that humans roughly fall into one of two categories: the ones that run on feedback and the ones that run on rules. I am the “rules” person. For a long time though I attributed my conversation failures to my lack of “rules” knowledge. I thought I missed some important stuff growing up, u...
by Alifelongme
Wed May 26, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Road Goes on Forever--Sometimes in Circles
Replies: 211
Views: 23998

Re: The Road Goes on Forever--Sometimes in Circles

Hi ella. Thank you for your journal(s)! I’ve been following this forum for about 10 years and I like reading specific topics more than journals. But your journal, (wo)man.... I mean... oh ..my..gosh! I even went back to your first one and read it from the beginning. I can relate to so many things yo...