brute journal

Where are you and where are you going?
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Post by suomalainen » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:15 pm

This journal is hilarious. From nihilism, a sharp left turn to dieting. Weird.

Anyway, just also wanted to say that I also sometimes stare into the existential abyss that is life. I'm coming around to two reactions: I can choose to focus on the lack of any inherent meaning to life or I can choose to focus on the distractions that I find most meaningful and/or enjoyable. This gets hard at my job. But I suppose that's the problem I'm choosing for myself a la Manson. And whether it is a true "choice" or not in some objective Truth manner is irrelevant to me as it appears to me to be how it works, so I can only go with that (think of it as evolution shaping the way human minds map sensations and whatnot onto the external world. Whether the mapping is "accurate" or not is not the point, the point is the mapping is what has survived). The problem with the evolutionary approach to meaning is that I find myself wanting to chase skank dolls.

Am also considering some dietary changes, so an interesting set of exchanges to read.

Anyway, good stuff. Carry on.

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Re: brute journal

Post by BRUTE » Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:53 pm

brute is also currently heavily invested in distraction mode.

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Re: brute journal

Post by FBeyer » Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:05 am

Distraction mode release a whole lot more dopamine, endorphins, and oxytocin than existential dread.
Currently I'm all for letting my body make my dope for me. It's much cheaper than buying it on the market. And not yet regulated by law...

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Post by SustainableHappiness » Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:59 am

Fun fact, oxytocin also brings on birth contractions aka the most painful experiences humans go through on a kind of regular basis.

Another fun thought for distraction mode, orgasms equivalent to intense pain? The faces and sounds are somewhat similar.

Good work on your savings rate brute. External validation +1 if you care.

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Re: brute journal

Post by suomalainen » Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:19 am

How Brute distract these days? Work seem distracting enough, but otherwise?

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Re: brute journal

Post by 7Wannabe5 » Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:53 pm

Arousal masks pain. Tension increases orgasm. You can hot wire or short-circuit nerve clusters (I'm not sure if this is biologically accurate, but something like that) so that erogenous zones float to new spots on your body. You can't tickle yourself.

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Re: brute journal

Post by BRUTE » Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:12 pm

suomalainen wrote:
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:19 am
How Brute distract these days? Work seem distracting enough, but otherwise?
work, recklessness, steak, movies, lifting weights.

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Re: brute journal

Post by BRUTE » Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:23 pm

3.7 years of expenses

brute has decided to drop the weird ratio he was tracking before as he found it meaningless. because the portfolio got bigger, it simply started to measure volatility. volatility was very high.

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Re: brute journal

Post by slowtraveler » Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:36 pm

I never understood that ratio you were using. It was confusing. Years expenses makes sense.

Congrats on 3.7 years.

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Re: brute journal

Post by BRUTE » Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:39 pm

it was confusing brute too.

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Re: brute journal

Post by BRUTE » Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:44 pm

3.9 years of expenses

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Re: brute journal

Post by dagiffy » Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:18 pm

BRUTE wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2015 8:09 pm
brute has 3x yearly expenses saved
Brute is the greatest thing that ever lived. I'd love to own that factoid for myself.

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Re: brute journal

Post by dagiffy » Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:19 pm

BRUTE wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:44 pm
3.9 years of expenses
Even better...you are young and strong and you're running against the wind.

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Re: brute journal

Post by BRUTE » Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:59 pm

definitely strong

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Re: brute journal

Post by Kriegsspiel » Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:09 pm

I saw they had a profile on you recently.

https://www.inc.com/sonya-mann/bitcoin-carnivores.html

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Re: brute journal

Post by slowtraveler » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:08 pm

Brute makes good progress. Soon Brute be 30x.

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Re: brute journal

Post by dagiffy » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:34 pm

Felipe wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:08 pm
Brute makes good progress. Soon Brute be 30x.
Your strategies are devastatingly effective. Truly the following poem is about your glorious march to FI:

And I wait for the men who will win me -- and I will not be won in a day;
And I will not be won by weaklings, subtle, suave and mild,
But by men with the hearts of vikings, and the simple faith of a child;
Desperate, strong and resistless, unthrottled by fear or defeat,
Them will I gild with my treasure, them will I glut with my meat.

--Robert Service

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Re: brute journal

Post by BRUTE » Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:21 pm

4.7 years of expenses

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Re: brute journal

Post by singvestor » Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:32 am

Fast progress! How high are your yearly expenses?

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Re: brute journal

Post by BRUTE » Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:16 pm

very high

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