Resources and recommend watching

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Lemur
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sky wrote:
Wed Dec 29, 2021 9:03 am
The Surest Way Out of Misery

https://youtu.be/R50MI4VXtOI
Good post Sky. Arthur Schopenhauer +1 for financial independence and recognizing hedonic treadmill.

Here is the chapter where that aphorism (relating to relative wealth) comes from:
https://monadnock.net/schopenhauer/wisdom-3.html

chenda
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Great interview with an English guy who has lived in Thailand for the last 37 years. I can't say I would have wanted to live the same way and in some ways I find his life story a bit sad, but he seems very happy about the choices he has made.

https://youtu.be/t7iN9JlpaD4

Western Red Cedar
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Gabor Mate speaking about the health implications of western, industrialized culture:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uRGiP8l6P8

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Interesting video on how Sri Lanka is collapsing due to the pandemic, financial tightening, and the recent war in Ukraine. Talks a lot about systemic issues and how these can create a perfect storm very quick, as people are going from middle class living to running out of food rapidly:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5zxYDHwf-Y

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Van Neistat is The Spirited Man: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eT6wYbaRrlQ

You've probably heard of his younger brother if you've spent some time on YouTube. His channel is an interesting amalgam of DIY, introspection, dry humor, and love of filmmaking.

He covers the Fourth Turning in one of his videos, which has been discussed elsewhere on the forum:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeVyfiP0cLk

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