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Post by oldbeyond » Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:36 pm

Man builds a house out of his woodland: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08jnUX-prfs

Ben seems like true EREr. Not only has he built his own house, he grows his own food and runs a business selling wood/charcoal.

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Post by BeyondtheWrap » Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:21 am

"There's No Tomorrow" an animated documentary introducing peak oil ideas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOMWzjrRiBg

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Post by jennypenny » Fri Apr 04, 2014 5:20 pm

YouTube channel with a lot of resources ... https://www.youtube.com/user/kirstendirksen

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Post by Dragline » Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:14 am

The Secret of Happiness -- or how we can make our own and some great arguments against consumerism:

http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_gilbert_as ... e_we_happy

Basic scientific reality at 3:00 -- don't fall for the impact bias -- getting what we want usually doesn't make us as happy as we thought it would. New thing -- maybe three months max.

Amusing highlight at 7:40 about people who found happiness after negative experiences.

Great quote at 9:10: "A shopping mall full of Zen monks is not going to be particularly profitable because they don't want stuff enough."

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Post by jennypenny » Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:15 am

@dragline--I have so many questions about that video/topic, but this isn't the thread for that discussion. You once sent me a link to another video about choices that also emphasizes how choice can make us unhappy.

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Post by stand@desk » Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:50 am

Great Find Dragline! Thanks for sharing!!

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Post by Dragline » Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:37 am

JP, that may be this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VO6XEQIsCoM

One of the more insidious effects of consumerism.

Note he refers to the presenter in the previous video at about 11:00.

Also reminds me of the "Choose and Perish" scene from "Ghostbusters" ;-)

I think one of the purposes of meditation, reflection, and journaling is to make us more satisfied with our choices and hence, happier. And to make us stop wanting more choices to make.

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Post by elegant » Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:31 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AjyGkoMQL4

This is the story of the Pacha Mama commune in Costa Rica.

Watching this reminded me of the fourth stage in the evolution of the meaning of money, where, according to Jacob,

"...Either you have so much money you can’t possibly spend it all or you have found ways to live without using money at all. Maybe you’re a billionaire or maybe you’re a monk. If stage 1 is struggle-independence and stage 2 and 3 are financial independence, stage 4 is economic independence and it is different in kind from stage 2 and 3."

I don't like the spirituality mambo jumbo of these people, however I do like the escapist part of it, the money-less system, and the self reliant approach.

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Post by Dragline » Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:58 pm

For those of you interested in predicting the future and generational issues, there are some great new videos, "Generations and the Next America", posted by Pew from a panel held last month:

https://www.youtube.com/user/PewResearchCenter

Start with the Paul Taylor lecture, then go to the two panel discussions. First panel has Neil Howe on it.

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Post by Ego » Wed May 07, 2014 9:35 pm

Dragline wrote:On interpreting the news:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKvOW6RwmFg
That's a great video.

"If you really want to keep a population down, little bit depressed, accepting of the status quo, unable to workout how the machine works......

..... The first option, very well practiced in North Korea is don't give any news..... but the other, much slyer, much cleverer way quite well practiced here and in other parts is so much news, on the hour, in fact every five minutes, that you can't understand what on earth is going on anymore. Drown people in information, in scattered tiny little bits."

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Post by 1taskaday » Thu May 08, 2014 12:52 am

www.ntu.ac.uk/ecoweb/biodiversity/falcons

The Newton building at Nottingham Trent University has, for the last decade, been home to a breeding pair of peregrine falcons, who nest on an outside ledge near the top. Watch live footage of them over the next few months as they lay eggs and rear their chicks.

Not for the faint at heart but amazing for wildlife voyeurs.

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Post by theanimal » Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:53 pm

Daniel Suelo commencement address at Colorado University-Boulder

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUYXq_l3vRM
But we're in a society that doesn't grow up, we're in a society that cannot be motivated except by dollars and cents and status and possessions. And this is the wisdom of children that we've lost, and we think of it as naive, but this is our true selves. And this is what I challenge everyone to do, is not necessarily give up money, but this is all about finding your true self, like, keep looking within and you'll go down the right path, you will find success, it'll be great success. The world might not think it's success, but you'll know, and you'll be able to move forward in constance, no matter what anybody says, you'll be powerful. And to me this is another lost concept in the Judao-Christian tradition: People will ask you who's your authority, who motivates you, who sent you. This is the idea that Moses was asked, and the answer is the divine name: I am who I am. That is your identity: I am who I am. And if you say that, no matter what, just be yourself completely, then you'll be one with the divine, with the whole universe, and that is your power, there is no greater power than that.
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Post by C40 » Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:28 pm

SURFWISE:
http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/70098885?trkid=2361637

I recommend this very highly.

It's a documentary that is about a man and a family who surf and travel a lot. Primarily it is about ERE - about this guy's motivations and mindset, and about what it enabled him to do. The family thinks VERY independently. They don't start with societal norms and expectations and so their lives are very different. It shows some of the very positive impacts it had on his family, and some negative ones also - mostly challenges for the kids having grown up so differently.

So this guy had a D average in high school, but somehow got into Stanford, became a doctor, and got some kind of high ranking / powerful health related job. He hated it. So he ERE'd, lived with his family (wife and 9 kids) in a VAN, and surfed every day. He's 84 and in really good shape and still surfs. Seems to be a guy who really thinks for himself. He wasn't perfect, that's for sure, as you'll see.

It's full of ERE one-liners and funny quotes.

One example, not really ERE-Related, (Well, I suppose the guy ERE'ing allowed him to do this)
"Then I met a Jewish girl named Ellen. We kind of got together, and she taught me how to east pussy... And that changed my life a great deal." He goes on to explain how this open/changed his mind about sexuality. He went on a mission to build his skill and invented some kind of assessment that women would do after having sex with him (I think.... or it may have been about them, or about their compatibility?) - he found a women who scored a 93%, married her, and had the 9 kids.

(It's not about surfing, it seems to be entirely about the man's life and his family, and how his lifestyle allowed him and his family to live)


TINY

Also, someone else linked this in another thread: Pretty good documentary on Tiny Houses
http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/70273279?trkid=2361637

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Post by jennypenny » Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:47 am

When I fantasize about an ERE city, I have two versions. One is a rural village based on shared homesteading. The other is something more urban like this ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdQGozSavz8#t=422 .

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Post by Chad » Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:09 am

jennypenny wrote:When I fantasize about an ERE city, I have two versions. One is a rural village based on shared homesteading. The other is something more urban like this ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdQGozSavz8#t=422 .
Except, I don't think I could live with these people. The clutter would drive me insane.

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Post by jennypenny » Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:33 am

Chad wrote:
jennypenny wrote:When I fantasize about an ERE city, I have two versions. One is a rural village based on shared homesteading. The other is something more urban like this ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdQGozSavz8#t=422 .
Except, I don't think I could live with these people. The clutter would drive me insane.
I'm sure an ERE village would be MUCH more efficient. :lol:

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Post by jennypenny » Mon Jun 30, 2014 5:42 pm

We The Tiny House People (documentary) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDcVrVA4bSQ

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Post by Ego » Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:26 pm

By the same folks as We The Tiny House People, Summer of (Family) Love is a documentary about a family roadtrip in a VW camper. I am biased.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Iti4JU5ObU#t=2487

I especially like the interview with the woman at 41:00.

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Post by C40 » Sun Aug 17, 2014 11:08 pm

The thread is getting long so I hope this isn't already posted:

Get In the van - episode 1. (about a couple touring in a VW camper van)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckfP-M5 ... KiHla0SGVA

All their videos:
https://www.youtube.com/user/WheresMyOfficeNow/videos

They have a blog as well.

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