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    Re: What Are You Doing to Become Invincible?

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    Good morning, afternoon, and evening brothers,

    I have a question for you all. What are you doing to become invincible? By this I mean, what constructive activity (big or small) are you participating in to make yourself better?
    An excellent choice for a thread Bonobo. I personally try to do a number of things but one of the main things I have done over the last few years is define my own Ideology; specific to me, only meant to work for me. Sounds conceited perhaps but it helps me decide my on choices and direction for my life.

    I previously searched for belief systems that fit my views of right and wrong and how I wanted to live my life. I learnt much from these but none were a perfect fit for me. So now I have made my own with its own rules and guidance for my life, created from many hours of study and reflection. Now when I feel conflicted, I do not rely on my in-the-moment emotions but rather refer to my belief system - "what would a Crow-ist do in this situation?".

    It needs tweaks now and again but I find it fits well with a MGHOW; I can't speak openly about what I think anyway so it doesn't matter if people would think it sounds cuckoo.

    Well done to all those men who have replied with their own activities for personal wellbeing; a MGHOW must take care of himself.

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    Re: What Are You Doing to Become Invincible?

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    I previously searched for belief systems that fit my views of right and wrong and how I wanted to live my life. I learnt much from these but none were a perfect fit for me. So now I have made my own with its own rules and guidance for my life, created from many hours of study and reflection. Now when I feel conflicted, I do not rely on my in-the-moment emotions but rather refer to my belief system - "what would a Crow-ist do in this situation?".

    It needs tweaks now and again but I find it fits well with a MGHOW; I can't speak openly about what I think anyway so it doesn't matter if people would think it sounds cuckoo.
    I also did that, many years ago. But then I found a bunch of people, who were working on the same problem. The problem of having this constraint I have on the "ideology" I follow, the constraint that in ANY situation, WITHOUT exception, it should give me a method, steps to follow. If it cant give me the steps to solve a problem, then it must give me steps to find those steps. In other words, if it cant give me fish, it must tell me how to catch it. If it cant do that, then it must tell me how to learn to catch a fish.

    At absolutely no point, my "ideology" is allowed to ask me to wander into my feelings or emotions, whether its in the heat of the moment or outside of it.

    The solution these people came up with, was simply what I was following, but on steroids. A direct upgrade. Removed its faults, and improved upon its strengths. And I gladly adopted it !! Though it was not like I opened a page on internet where some random someone said some random things and it simply resonated and I decided to follow it. I spent months reading the work of those people, and I was able to adopt it only after having understanding of it.
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    I snipped your txt in order to keep the thread as clean as possible. I'm responding to the whole thing.
    Regarding a collapse. I'm already aware for years a collapse can happen any time. Look at history: empires have come and gone. Now if it's a slow collapse I know I'll be fine most likely. Why? Because I know I can adapt. I'm doing that already. Living in western Europe I dare say I'm successful on financial level. Yet when you'd see me, I'm the nobody you'll forget in 20 seconds. Our "predicted" collapse is we will succumb to islam. I have given that thought and concluded that's not even so bad for me. I'll just point my ass to the west a couple of times, no more pork is a bummer and I quit alcohol for over a year now. If that's the worst in it for me I'll me fine. Although I dare say women here aren't that godawful bad as I see them described in other places in the world, they are still being stupid like always. Women here are vehemently defending islam when people criticize it. I know men coming from islamic countries all seem to pass their shittests bt our women really seem to be too stupid to understand that their clits are going to be cut off, they will be confined to their attics, will be forced to wear stupids gowns, are only allowed to venture on the street in company of a man and will be stoned if they're riding the CC... Well I'm cold as stone regarding that: their problem. Not mine. And I even thought that in my blue pill years.

    As for the "elites." I advice you to pick up your tin foiled hat to keep following me. Regarding government I actually think our "governments" aren't the people sitting in the White House, Kremlin, Forbidden City, Downing Street a.s.o. I think we are being ruled by a select few who are in real charge. All the "governments" are their pawns. And the political "systems" are different tactics to achieve the same thing: dichotomy. "Us vs them." Divide and conquer. As long as we "plebs" are fighting each other, we won't be fighting them. Creating the dichotomy is literally everywhere. If you open your eyes to it, you'll see it. It'll range from your neighbours to other cities to other countries. Take India and Pakistan f.e. If I talk to people from those countries I very often hear them talking hateful about the other. And what is it mainly about? Kashmir. AFAIK some mountain plane of land in between those countries. Like WTF? Look at the middle east: warring each other over that strip of land called Israel. Objectively it's really to childish insane to even try to comprehend. Yet I get why the "elites" are doing that. How? My tactic is always to portray myself in their position. "What would I do if I were them?" And that's exactly it.

    As to your, valid, point of getting caught with your pants down. That's always a risk in life. That can happen anytime, anywhere. If you or me happen to be at the wrong place at the wrong time we're fucked. I'm not worrying about that, I accept that it might happen. All I can do is to keep my eyes open and try to avoid that situation as much as possible. F.e. not wearing expensive clothes/ shoes/ watches etc so I'm not flashing my wealth. To hide in plain sight is for me the best tactic to stay invisible. I also do that towards women but that's for another debate.

    Glad to see you're doing good, my friend. I'll adapt to your culture by saying: namaste.

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    Re: What Are You Doing to Become Invincible?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedPilledSimp View Post
    Our "predicted" collapse is we will succumb to islam. I have given that thought and concluded that's not even so bad for me.
    Hmmm, I wouldnt want to be anywhere under Islamic rule if I can help it. There are two reasons I can give, one general to any non-islamic, and one specific to people whose interests in life which are similar to mine.

    General reason : I am not putting up any sources here because there are many, and it can lead to its own topic and may break several rules of this forum, so I will only try to hint at it without going too much into it. From what I heard, from past history, from recent history and even from current times, there is a big difference between Islam trying to conquer, vs Islam already won in terms of making government in a country. After they win, they will do lots of things which will be, lets just say, extremely unpleasant, to people of other cultures. And it will become more apparent the closer they get to victory. I can point you one source, but its not even remotely the only one, its just more recent and something from my own country. Search about "Direct Action Plan 1946".

    Specific Reason: While I did say I am detach myself from everything else, I do it only for planning purposes. If you include the things I want in life, I am probably less detached from world than most people who are minimalists / stoic / ghosts. In others I do need a few things from the world in order to live a life which is satisfying. Merely existing, physical comfort, basic psychological comfort because "nothing matters" is not for me. What I want can easily be guessed from what I write in different posts. I like technology. No, not the way a teen likes technology by fucking around childishly on a smartphone, I dont even own a smartphone. I like technology as in feats of engineering. I like to study math, physics, computers, algorithms, ai (recently), and even art. Because I view art as a skill, which means I have criteria for good art and bad art, and its not subjective. Islamic fundamentalism, or ANY religious fundamentalism forming government, means those things will be hindered, which means I will have to jump more hoops to get access to the developments, and also be more secretive. This is something I actively dont want in life, which means I will be willing to fight (and die) for it. I will not ask anybody else to do so, but I will.

    Quote Originally Posted by RedPilledSimp View Post
    As for the "elites." I advice you to pick up your tin foiled hat to keep following me.
    Well I wont cry "conspiracy theory" . If my signature below my posts is any hint, I welcome any theory as long as they pass a few tests, and will only criticize specifically if they fail any. The problem with few people ruling is, how do you suppose they are ruling the world (or most nations atleast). Its very hard for humans to rule even a small company if they are at top and want to govern every tiny aspect of the people below them. From what I know, there is an alternate theory, the system of pirates. The pirates didnt conduct board room meetings to collaborate, but they had simple rules, like not stepping over each other, and they are free to do whatever they want to with merchant ships etc.

    I wont go into the details on why I think the theory is more probably, and more resilient than any other system known to humans, with or without technology, it can be its own topic. But neverthless, I generally agree with your idea, that we are not ruled by prime ministers and presidents as it appears superficially.

    Quote Originally Posted by RedPilledSimp View Post
    Glad to see you're doing good, my friend. I'll adapt to your culture by saying: namaste.
    Haha ! Dont worry though. If you try to adapt to my culture, you will counter adapt to me ! I dont belong to this culture. I dont connect with people of my country. Their instincts, their way of thought, their way of life, their needs, aspirations and ambitions, none of that matches to me. I am pretty much an alien, living in a land and culture, whose people are quite hostile to my way of life. I survive (and somewhat thrive) only because my way of life, which is just classic western ideals of truth in all things, and pursuit of excellence in the craft, gives superior results when competing against my own people, which I trade with them in return for money and tolerance.
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    I am using scientific method, its an algorithmic computation, designed to give highest efficiency and chance to win in a conflict, at a very high cost of mental discomfort of not adhering to preferences and spending time and energy on the computation.

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    Re: What Are You Doing to Become Invincible?

    Quote Originally Posted by suspiciouscrow View Post
    An excellent choice for a thread Bonobo. I personally try to do a number of things but one of the main things I have done over the last few years is define my own Ideology; specific to me, only meant to work for me. Sounds conceited perhaps but it helps me decide my on choices and direction for my life.

    I previously searched for belief systems that fit my views of right and wrong and how I wanted to live my life. I learnt much from these but none were a perfect fit for me. So now I have made my own with its own rules and guidance for my life, created from many hours of study and reflection. Now when I feel conflicted, I do not rely on my in-the-moment emotions but rather refer to my belief system - "what would a Crow-ist do in this situation?".

    It needs tweaks now and again but I find it fits well with a MGHOW; I can't speak openly about what I think anyway so it doesn't matter if people would think it sounds cuckoo.

    Well done to all those men who have replied with their own activities for personal wellbeing; a MGHOW must take care of himself.

    Crow
    Thanks for the acknowledgement and I'm glad that you are working to better yourself. That is what "going your own way" is about. I put this thread out there because I want to see what men are doing to break out of their malaise. There are things that you can do besides constantly focusing on all of the negative things in this world. The world may be on fire but you can still improve yourself.

    I think it's wise Crow to have a philosophy that fits your morality. Men would benefit if they had a strict code of ethics that they follow. When the situation gets tough, they can fall back on their code and do what's right for them. The great thing is that it doesn't require anyone's permission.

    As an aside, my workouts are going really well in my fortress of solitude. I was able to commandeer some internet to listen to 80's synthwave for my workouts. That means I can listen to these great 80's-inspired tunes while I'm training. Also, there have been some new equipment upgrades such as a punching bag. I wasn't sure how much I'd enjoy the punching bag as I've never done much of it but oh my, I love it. Men would benefit from a temple for training with a punching bag.
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    Re: What Are You Doing to Become Invincible?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedPilledSimp View Post
    As to your, valid, point of getting caught with your pants down. That's always a risk in life. That can happen anytime, anywhere. If you or me happen to be at the wrong place at the wrong time we're fucked. I'm not worrying about that, I accept that it might happen. All I can do is to keep my eyes open and try to avoid that situation as much as possible. F.e. not wearing expensive clothes/ shoes/ watches etc so I'm not flashing my wealth. To hide in plain sight is for me the best tactic to stay invisible. I also do that towards women but that's for another debate.
    It is good to ghost in plain sight. There is no reason to flash your wealth as you know. It just puts a target on your back for predators who want to take advantage of you. Keeping your head on a swivel is a wise idea. No one can ever fully prepare because shit happens sometimes. With that said, you don't have to go inviting it by not being as prepared as you can.
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    Re: What Are You Doing to Become Invincible?

    I have been slowly restructuring the way I do things. How i've stagnated in the past its due to the people and friend groups I hung out with. Taking the road less travelled and attempting to full lone wolf away from my past social networks.

    Ever since going sober a year and a half now I have distanced myself and left all the group chats. I talk to people 1v1 sometimes but mostly my true aim is to do all the things people wont do so i can continue to do the things they cant. I had a live journal, myspace and xanga long ago, and zero social media thats recent.

    “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”


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    Of course one may think this quote to be wrong, in mathematics its the law of averages, there is also a Vietnamese Proverb: Near the ink is black, near the light is bright. Its all in the environment, a seed that is unable to sprout and grow is not the fault of the seed but in the environment its in, If im surrounded by ink or bad maladaptive behavior ill be stained by it, and if im closer to the light or proper knowledge ill be brilliant. I am just changing the environment to enable myself to force fruition.

    I imaging myself having large shoes to fill and pursue re-programming my brain to attack the hard things first. Things that the people around me think of as impossible, foolish, that they CAN'T complete or do or cant afford. I think of Mind over Matter, of Sacrifice and chance and gamble and see it through to the end. Becoming a Whale. Why was I not Fit, Rich, Happy Successful ETC.... the list goes on and the reason was because I did nothing to achieve those very things, and rather I dream. I was not resilient enough to slowly but surely and I did not understand how to SNOWBALL. I have potential but not exactly most vigilant between the turtle and the hare, I see myself as both of those extremes and attempt to balance and burn myself out. I'm not at a constant I lose focus, I cheat, I sprint and find shortcuts and sometimes I will be steady but not a lot. for there to be a instance of greatness surely ill Gamble for it. I myself don't want to settle and become mediocre.

    I will start with what Ive learned from gaming-Adapting, improvising and overcoming limits walls and barriers.

    To me I think the True cost of something is having to hold back, the true cost is working their asses off at work and then having to do the same at home where they can't even enjoy the decisions they make because it comes at a sacrifice. True costs makes you age, weakens your resolve and mantra, the inability to follow through and complete it. I think my friends do suffer and struggle. To them these high costs force them in a corner and they use rather bad coping mechanisms in order to balance The equation. Paying for it and feeling like shit a painful reality where you can't follow through or enjoy a decision. These outs or coping mechanisms lead to dependencies of substance abuse. Depression, sadness, pain are a leech on the soul of mental health. Taking off the limiter means from inception to the entire Journey the end result was fun.

    Not going for something or not having goals is the worst mistake one can make, and I now have learned that you lose 100% of the chances, wagers and even in competition you don't take or make.

    I do want to work on having a life well lived, where I start chiseling at this giant stone, how I think, how I proceed and my opinions can always change. I want to turn everything thats ever happened into fuel, Excellence withers without an adversary. Associate with those who will make a better man of me, Welcome those whom will enable me to improve, this process is mutual as for men learn as they teach.

    Information and money are similar, both can be hidden/saved/hoarded but rather its how you execute and apply it. The value can be zero, something or everything, that value is subjective to its user. practicing it poorly just leads to perpetuating the situation, its a means to an end, something done and consumed to produce a desired result. Money can only purchase earthly values, cannot buy kingdom, life. and I took so much time sacrificing it away as a resource. Money cant buy peace or joy but it can certainly facilitate the byproducts of happiness. Money isnt valuable I constanty exchanged it for something else. Hopefully I didnt put it in all the wrong places.

    "He who rejects change is the architect of decay, the only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery"

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    Re: What Are You Doing to Become Invincible?

    Cold water immersion.

    I wade out into the lake to about waist height, count to 5 and fully submerge. I'll stay like this for about 10 minutes and it helps my mood more than running i find (though a short-lived boost).

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    Re: What Are You Doing to Become Invincible?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonobo Protocol View Post
    Good morning, afternoon, and evening brothers,

    I have a question for you all. What are you doing to become invincible? By this I mean, what constructive activity (big or small) are you participating in to make yourself better?
    When I got out of my toxic relationship I embarked on a few things.

    1. I changed my diet to the carnivore diet.

    2. I sold my SL 55 because I realized that I don't really need that car.

    3. I paid off some credit card debt I had and bought a simpler car with the leftover proceeds.

    4. I dusted off my motorcycle that had been sitting in my garage because she didn't like me riding it.

    5. I went on vacation with some great buddies of mine and had a great time.

    6. I regained my natural disposition of positivity and thirst for life.

    Since then, I have transformed my physique and became ripped, I have a six-pack which I haven't had in a very long time. I have achieved great mental clarity and focus. My life has been simplified and I wake up every morning looking forward to the day. I truly enjoy my existence and I'm able to focus on the big picture and not get enrolled in the shit in life that truly doesn't matter.
    The feeling is very exhilarating and I'm past the notion of kicking myself that I didn't do this earlier. It's like a second chance at life but much better because the mental and financial anchor around my neck is lifted.

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    I started reading Buddhism around 15 years ago then Presocratic Philosophy, Existentialism and finally Stoicism around 6 years ago. I had an epiphany when I first read Buddhism that the conditions of one's life is secondary to how one feels about those conditions. But what I lacked at the time was the ability to make that epiphany a reality. I finally found the way to do so when I started delving deep into Stoicism. I have alway sought answers for the human condition which led me to complete a PhD in Psychology.
    But i never found the way to invincibility via that route. It was Stoicism that shone the light for me.

    I regard myself as a practicing Stoic and use these techniques all day every day. I have given lectures within my work to colleagues who train to become CBT therapists.

    Stoicism has taught me how to ignore what I do not like in the world - Art of Acquiescence - Fuck it, let what will be, be.
    But focus on my ability to improve myself - Strength train, t-total, clean diet so in turn my mind is sharp enough to improve further.

    I am not invincible - but my outerwalls are stronger than ever and the inner fortress is more still and composed than ever.
    I have a good job that is well paid but I want nothing I cant already obtain without money. Maybe a horse for my daughter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocDJ View Post
    I started reading Buddhism around 15 years ago then Presocratic Philosophy, Existentialism and finally Stoicism around 6 years ago. I had an epiphany when I first read Buddhism that the conditions of one's life is secondary to how one feels about those conditions. But what I lacked at the time was the ability to make that epiphany a reality. I finally found the way to do so when I started delving deep into Stoicism. I have alway sought answers for the human condition which led me to complete a PhD in Psychology.
    But i never found the way to invincibility via that route. It was Stoicism that shone the light for me.

    I regard myself as a practicing Stoic and use these techniques all day every day. I have given lectures within my work to colleagues who train to become CBT therapists.

    Stoicism has taught me how to ignore what I do not like in the world - Art of Acquiescence - Fuck it, let what will be, be.
    But focus on my ability to improve myself - Strength train, t-total, clean diet so in turn my mind is sharp enough to improve further.

    I am not invincible - but my outerwalls are stronger than ever and the inner fortress is more still and composed than ever.
    I have a good job that is well paid but I want nothing I cant already obtain without money. Maybe a horse for my daughter.
    In laymen's terms; "shit happens, don't step in it"...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mgtower View Post
    In laymen's terms; "shit happens, don't step in it"...
    Or in Marcus Aurelius words: “The wise man accepts his pain, endures it, but does not add to it.”

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    What am I doing to improve myself?

    - Reading on a variety of subjects (e.g., self-help, philosophy, science, psychology). I'm a lifelong reader and attribute most of my awareness to books. Everyone seems to gravitate to video now (I do as well), but a good book is invaluable. I can't tell you how many times my life has been changed for the better, sometimes dramatically, by a book.

    - Nutrition. Low-carb, mostly carnivore. I have experienced a wide range of benefits that went far beyond my expectations.

    - Getting myself ready for relocation. This will, I think, give me more social, recreational, and educational opportunities, plus a nicer house and neighborhood.

    - Working on my attitude and outlook. I try to start the day with something that helps get me in a positive frame of mind. Attitude makes a huge difference in your day-to-day experience. I'm not Susy Sunshine or anything -- I find those people annoying and fake -- but I try to stay on my own side, support myself, avoid negative self-talk, and that sort of thing.

    - Physical activity, of course. I'm not interested in developing a gym body. I just do some moderate exercise (walking, biking) and try not to sit on my ass for too long.

    - Attending to matters of value, meaning, and purpose. Part of this is entailed in the reading, but I also reflect on these matters and try to keep myself on track. Two ways that I do that are through journaling and keeping a Word file of my main values. I regularly update and revise that values list, and I review it whenever I feel myself drifting off course. It's a course-correction mechanism.

    - Reminding myself of the spiritual dimension. It's easy for me to forget about this, to get lost in the day-to-day mundane stuff. I like to remind myself occasionally that there is more to life than just this material existence -- to expand my perspective, get out of the little, cloistered view and remember the Big Picture, even if I can't see it very clearly.

    - Maintaining financial independence. I achieved FIRE a few years ago, and I'm trying to stay on track with that. So far, so good. Living simply (keeping expenses low, saving and investing) was a very important part of that.

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    Good thread BP, got us thinking.
    Truth is, I could be doing more. I do have most of the important stuff covered. Stable income, no debt, some savings, a modest car, and the house is paid for. At the moment I'm living well within my means. Could be worse.
    Did dump a lot a money in an old pickup. Dumb, but a project like that cant be stopped in the middle. I had been driving a junk truck forever, and kind of overdid things. Oh well, I got what I wanted, an old truck that was new inside.
    As far as learning new things, I'm usually not interested. Got all the projects I can handle without looking for more. If I were younger I'd think different. But I'm just a geezer who don't like this new century very much.
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    I was always invincible to people unless they wanted something and/or to bark orders at me.

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    You younger guys need to realize your body can only take so much, don't wear it out doing stupid shit. These jackass video guys, jumping off buildings and and doing big crash's on their skateboards, they'll be lucky if they can still walk when they get old. You could do some a this crap if you wanted, but keep it up and you wont like what happens.
    If you do blue collar work, that will wear you out good enough without looking for more. I was once told guys legs usually give out in their 30's. Mine lasted longer, I was well into my 50's before they didn't work so good. But they can only take so much, don't damage them any more than you have to.
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    Frog - you are correct about the body only taking so much. But I think the mind can only take so much too. On the one hand now I am older I can take more mentally but tolerate less if that makes sense. My inner peace is so important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocDJ View Post
    Frog - you are correct about the body only taking so much. But I think the mind can only take so much too. On the one hand now I am older I can take more mentally but tolerate less if that makes sense. My inner peace is so important.
    It's not until one has many years of bullshit free living that one acquires utter distain for bullshit!

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    Re: What Are You Doing to Become Invincible?

    - I think the biggest thing in the last year is solidifying an ideology like others have mentioned. I've always tried to follow Stoic ideals but they weren't a perfect fit. After really diving down the Epicurean rabbit hole that works much better for me. I had always avoided it because I associated it with hedonism which is a bad dead end. Reading about how Epicurus himself basically lived on bread and water with a few friends to maximize his life pleasure was a massive eye opener for me.

    - Upping my workouts to at least 5x week. I was adamant that at 50+ I needed to "ease up" because of overtraining, fatigue, etc but became convinced to go the other way. My routines aren't blackout hard but they are difficult and after a few weeks I adapted just fine. Treating my workouts just like my job every single weekday has upped my fitness greatly.

    - AM walks. 45-90 min daily. I did this in my 20's/30's with my dogs when I lived in BFE and I had forgotten just how much I enjoyed it. Now I'm in a neighborhood but it's still good.

    - Going all in on Bitcoin. Controversial I know but the feeling of basically offshoring (off earth even lol) everything where it literally can't be taken from me is a fantastic feeling. I'm not a trader so I don't care about daily price. Except for my 401k which can't be converted I'm 100% bitcoin (not crypto).

    - Moving in with a roommate (an older woman I've known for years) and getting rid of all bills except rent. 8 months in and its worked out great. I actually get along well with women but will never ever marry again.

    Old Brah


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