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ThisIsChris 2018-08-20 03:20:11

From @Evan Thomas : This is an area to share and discuss ideas that help you move forward in life. We'll discuss how to add to your skill set and hone the one you already have. Success is your duty, obligation and responsibility! It will be a place to discuss mindset, removing bad habits and creating better ones, entrepreneurship, sales, understanding that it's our duty to become the best version of ourselves. Success is your duty, obligation and responsibility!

Evan Thomas 2018-08-20 03:25:54

This is a great new interview with business leader Ed Mylett. He talks about how to maintain high standards and staying motivated to achieve your goals.


Brandon Ironside- ND 2018-08-20 03:26:07

Looking forward to this channel 👍🏼

Rogue 2018-08-20 10:59:04


Deleted User 2018-08-20 13:08:01

1. Wake Up Early ☀️

Deleted User 2018-08-20 13:50:33

Actually, I’d like to contribute to this if it’s okay. Since I’m a wee bit older, I may have some good advice if you guys are interested in hearing it. It’s taken me *years* to develop the foundations of what I believe are necessary for personal development. Those foundations I think are stability and routine.

Deleted User 2018-08-20 13:52:20

I feel like stability - that is, the mitigation of daily chaos - is trickier for younger people since younger people’s live tend to be in constant transition. High school to college or military, job changes, constant moving around, and the emotional turmoil that goes along with dating and changing mates and friends.

Deleted User 2018-08-20 13:54:12

Having life stability is what allows you to establish the second foundation, which is routine. Routine is what allows you to practice and perfect what you want to be good at. I feel like athletes have the best grasp of routine - they know that they have to constantly focus and refocus in mitigating life chaos, and routine is what allows them to do that.

Deleted User 2018-08-20 13:54:21

So, stability and routine ftw.

Ben - OH 2018-08-20 13:54:55

Would stability roughly equate to 'knowing what is going to occur in your day before it starts'?

Deleted User 2018-08-20 13:56:50

Yes, though that may be more the routine part. Stability is more big picture., e.g. knowing that you’re going to be in one place, one job, one emotional state for a predictable period of time. That allows you to generally know what likely to occur in your day to day life which is what let’s you establish routine I feel like.

Ben - OH 2018-08-20 13:58:40

So stability is more of a macro-level concept and routine more micro-level.

Deleted User 2018-08-20 14:00:53

Yeah I think that’s a great way of putting it.

Ben - OH 2018-08-20 14:24:03

One recommendation for success is using a to-do list/reminders app. I use the iOS built-in Reminders app; there may be a better one. Absolutely any time I conceive of some task I need to perform in the future -- whether later that night, later that week, in the distant future, or in the indefinite future -- I make a reminder, including any notes for specific practical advice I want to give to my future self, according to how far in the future it might be. Then that bane of productivity, where tasks 'fall through the cracks', becomes impossible.

This doesn't explain the best way to go about one's to-do list (e.g. distinguishing between high- and low-priority tasks, or separating a particular time of day to perform certain tasks in isolation from communication channels), but it ensures that one's to-do list is complete.

Ben - OH 2018-08-20 14:28:29

Sometimes it's tempting not to make a reminder, because hey, I can easily remember to do X in a few hours, right? But oftentimes Y, Z, and other tasks-to-do also arise, putting a strain on your memory and possibly leading to some anxiety as you try to keep them all in your mind by not focusing on other activities on which you should be wholly focused. But if you make a reminder, then the worst-case scenario is you wasted 30 seconds up front by creating a reminder for something you already remembered to do.

Lastly, sometimes I'll make a reminder for a task that I recall sans reminder -- but the only reason I even remember the task is because I went through the effort of making the reminder in the first place. So the actual act of creating the reminders aids our memory in this limited respect as well.

Deleted User 2018-08-20 14:44:02

I do this too. I keep a general calendar which not only includes work tasks and family tasks, but also hobbies and academic pursuits. @Brandon Ironside- ND and I have talked quite a bit about this. We call it having goaltism.

Zyzz 2018-08-20 21:32:13

@Evan Thomas I really liked the part in the video where he says to think about or write down everything you are thankful for. I need to do that

SuperTomPerry -RI 2018-08-23 12:46:16

There's a youtuber I follow named Grahm Stephan, I may be spelling that wrong. Anyhow, he does finance videos about buying houses and if that's somthing anyone is interested in I'll post a link below

Evan Thomas 2018-08-23 23:38:58

@Zyzz Writing down anything that's important to you is vital. Especially goals. What gets measured gets done. If a goal isn't written down with a deadline attached, it's not a goal; it's just a wish or an idea that you will likely never achieve.

Evan Thomas 2018-10-03 01:37:41

Out of all of the factors necessary for success, continued focus and action on clear goals is the most critical of all.

Evan Thomas 2018-10-03 01:37:48

More on goals...

Trashboat 2018-10-08 22:34:18

Let me get uhhh, one order of direction in life, and a side of uhhh, possible outlets and resources to achieve a sense of what I want to do.

Deleted User 2018-10-08 22:37:25


Trashboat 2018-10-08 22:37:25

I graduated high school in June and then I went to Germany to see my girlfriend for a couple months (No, I met her IRL and have been with her IRL, not E-dating) and I've come back to my parents telling me I need a plan by November or else I am getting kicked out of the house.

Trashboat 2018-10-08 22:37:32

So yea

Deleted User 2018-10-08 22:37:50

Ever consider the military?

Deleted User 2018-10-08 22:38:10

Don’t say anything about muh zog either lol

Trashboat 2018-10-08 22:38:23

I haven't

Trashboat 2018-10-08 22:38:32

I just don't think that would be for me

Trashboat 2018-10-08 22:38:50

My dad went into the Air Force before I was born so he could get his college paid for.

Trashboat 2018-10-08 22:38:55

I mean

Trashboat 2018-10-08 22:38:59

I've thought about it

Trashboat 2018-10-08 22:39:19

And given the time frame I have of being able to like start a family and live with my gf, it would make sense.

Wood-Ape - OK/MN 2018-10-08 22:39:53

A military - like option, that teaches you skills, keeps you in shape, makes you a badass AND helps your community is Wildland firefighting.

Wood-Ape - OK/MN 2018-10-08 22:40:20

And there's never been a large scale Forest Service deployment to Israel, as far as I know. lol

Trashboat 2018-10-08 22:41:00

I am submitting an application to a welding school right now, but I am not entirely sure that is what I want tbh. I'm good at it, but it costs money that I don't have and I am not sure I'd be alright with doing that for the rest of my life.

Trashboat 2018-10-08 22:41:09

That sounds pretty rad actually

Wood-Ape - OK/MN 2018-10-08 22:41:53

It is the most brutal work, but you'll make an extraordinary amount of money and come out the other end jacked and grizzled.

Wood-Ape - OK/MN 2018-10-08 22:42:36

I've never done it myself (too tall to cut line), but I took fire classes and supported on perscribed burns. I've done trail crew, which is the diet version.

Wood-Ape - OK/MN 2018-10-08 22:43:01

If I was under 25 and under 6'6" I'd do at least one season of wildland fire.

Trashboat 2018-10-08 22:43:50

That sounds awesome actually.

Trashboat 2018-10-08 22:44:15

I hate having to work making food for ham planet NPCs

Trashboat 2018-10-08 22:45:13

It sounds like it would actually be having a positive benefit on society, like something important was actually being done. And, I'd be out in the woods doing something cool.

Trashboat 2018-10-08 22:45:40

I feel like I'd have to relocate for that though, Michigan doesn't really have very many wildfires.

Wood-Ape - OK/MN 2018-10-08 22:45:48

Here's some propaganda: https://youtu.be/QxJFIfkOQLY

Wood-Ape - OK/MN 2018-10-08 22:46:10

There is "Diversity," but since the job is hard, affirmative action hires don't stick around long.

Wood-Ape - OK/MN 2018-10-08 22:47:23

Michigan does have a lot of National Forest land, though, and therefore, probably crews. In the spring/fall they probably do some perscribed burns or trail work and then get deployed out west during the summer. Yes, you'd have to be away from home for a while. Do you have children / dependent elders?

Trashboat 2018-10-08 22:49:36

No sir

Wood-Ape - OK/MN 2018-10-08 22:49:46


Trashboat 2018-10-08 22:49:48

The only thing I've got is free time

Trashboat 2018-10-08 22:50:22


Trashboat 2018-10-08 22:50:35

Honestly it sounds great.

Trashboat 2018-10-08 22:50:46

I wonder why I've never heard of this before

Wood-Ape - OK/MN 2018-10-08 22:50:56

Give it a look. Be aware that USA jobs website is an absolute nightmare and takes forever.

Trashboat 2018-10-08 22:51:45


Trashboat 2018-10-08 22:51:52

I am looking at mufrti.org rn

Wood-Ape - OK/MN 2018-10-08 22:52:45

Sometimes jobs will train you, but having your red card does make you more competitive. Veterans and Injuns get preference, so the more you can do to compete with them the better

Trashboat 2018-10-08 22:53:01

or should I be on fs.fed.us

Wood-Ape - OK/MN 2018-10-08 22:53:37

This is a good tutorial.

Trashboat 2018-10-08 22:53:56

Well, the plan was to get into trade school after the winter and do that and get my cert. and then maybe move over to Germany until my gf gets on her own two feet and out of her sort of highschool/college hybrid.

Trashboat 2018-10-08 22:53:59

That was the like

Trashboat 2018-10-08 22:54:05

1 year kinda plan

Trashboat 2018-10-08 22:54:08

1-2 plan

Wood-Ape - OK/MN 2018-10-08 22:54:41

Ah. Well, if you don't drink it away, a season can net you 20k easily. Which could help you into trade school and Euro-GF help

Trashboat 2018-10-08 22:54:43

But I don't think I will have the money for trade school and I am not a fan of being in debt and I would've liked to make sure that I could spend time with her every other season.

Wood-Ape - OK/MN 2018-10-08 22:55:14

I don't know/think trade school has summer breaks, but lots of people just do summers.

Trashboat 2018-10-08 22:57:14

I mean, she is coming here for Christmas and ideally summer, but idk this deal with this one that I am applying to rn.

Trashboat 2018-10-08 22:57:21

Trying to figure out their course times and all that jazz.

Wood-Ape - OK/MN 2018-10-08 22:57:48

Ah. Well a good GF is worth quite a bit. And with welding you can earn a good living, relatively dox resistant (not proof) too.

Wood-Ape - OK/MN 2018-10-08 22:57:55

(nothing is dox proof)

Trashboat 2018-10-08 22:58:27

If we lived within the same country, she probably would be more than a gf tbh.

Trashboat 2018-10-08 22:58:54

But things work differently over there.

Trashboat 2018-10-08 22:59:07

Schule uber alles

Trashboat 2018-10-08 22:59:10

All that shit

Trashboat 2018-10-08 22:59:26

Women usually go to college and have a family at like 30

Trashboat 2018-10-08 22:59:30

Which is not happening

Trashboat 2018-10-08 22:59:42

So I have to make the job fit around that for sure.

Trashboat 2018-10-08 23:00:10

This NWFT thing says I need to be affiliated with other sorts of forestry organizations

Trashboat 2018-10-08 23:00:18

Like department of homeland

Wood-Ape - OK/MN 2018-10-08 23:01:06

Hmmm... well I'm in school and affiliated that way.

Wood-Ape - OK/MN 2018-10-08 23:01:14

You can apply to jobs as a novice though.

Wood-Ape - OK/MN 2018-10-08 23:01:17

I know that for sure.

Trashboat 2018-10-08 23:02:14

To what jobs?

Wood-Ape - OK/MN 2018-10-08 23:04:21

wildland fire
https://www.usajobs.gov/ - you make a profile there first (lol it's down, how typical)

Trashboat 2018-10-08 23:04:43


Wood-Ape - OK/MN 2018-10-08 23:04:54

And then after you've made a detailed and throrough (But truthful) resume, you can just select and apply

Wood-Ape - OK/MN 2018-10-08 23:05:32

Filter by agency (forest service and bureau of land, although don't sleep on indian bureau or fish and wildlife), and look for "forestry / range technician/aide"

Wood-Ape - OK/MN 2018-10-08 23:05:35

That's the actual job

Wood-Ape - OK/MN 2018-10-08 23:06:16

You can spam and apply for them all, but so can everyone else. It's a brutal slog. The good news is once you've worked for a season you have an in and, if you survive / enjoy the experience, returning is much less painful bureaucratically.

Wood-Ape - OK/MN 2018-10-08 23:06:31

ALSO there are private trail / fire crews. Nature Conservancy for one.

Trashboat 2018-10-08 23:06:49

Yeah but why are they gonna want an 18 year old who hasn't been to college though?
If they do at all?

Wood-Ape - OK/MN 2018-10-08 23:07:23

You strong and don't complain? It's mostly digging and paying attention when you need to.

Wood-Ape - OK/MN 2018-10-08 23:07:43

The west is more on fire every year.

Wood-Ape - OK/MN 2018-10-08 23:08:00

Fire is the only environmental government sector that's growing.

Wood-Ape - OK/MN 2018-10-08 23:08:03

Because there's no choice.

Wood-Ape - OK/MN 2018-10-08 23:08:18

It's war-scale operations and spending. (well, maybe not modern war)

Trashboat 2018-10-08 23:08:28

There's an aviation side to it?
That sounds even cooler.

Wood-Ape - OK/MN 2018-10-08 23:08:43

Yes, but no one starts there unless they're a veteran with air experience

Trashboat 2018-10-08 23:08:51


Wood-Ape - OK/MN 2018-10-08 23:08:55

But yes, theoretically if you're elite you can eventually become a smokejumper.

Trashboat 2018-10-08 23:09:04

How do you know so much about this?

Wood-Ape - OK/MN 2018-10-08 23:09:20

I did four years in AmeriCorps, which exists laterally and peripherally on the fire world.

Wood-Ape - OK/MN 2018-10-08 23:09:59

And my minor is in fire. Again, I'm too old and big to be a hotshot, but I know this stuff so I can safely do prescribed burns on deer lots and state parks, etc.

Wood-Ape - OK/MN 2018-10-08 23:10:33

I WOULD suggest you do AmeriCorps... but it's very diverse. Even the mostly-white states's programs (maine, vermont) are not-metaphorically gay.

Wood-Ape - OK/MN 2018-10-08 23:10:52

I don't know if you could hide your power level. Also you don't make much money in AmeriCorps.

Trashboat 2018-10-08 23:11:07

That's gonna be a yikes from me chief.

Wood-Ape - OK/MN 2018-10-08 23:11:21

Don't blame you. I did my AmeriCorps years before being redpilled.

Wood-Ape - OK/MN 2018-10-08 23:11:25

I couldn't handle it now.

Trashboat 2018-10-08 23:11:49

I've got to wake up in the morning and be able to send the "Good morning kings, lets get this bread" tweet.

Trashboat 2018-10-08 23:11:57

I can't do that unless I am getting that bread

Trashboat 2018-10-08 23:13:03

How much does it make?

Trashboat 2018-10-08 23:13:18

You said 20k a season but how long is a season?

Wood-Ape - OK/MN 2018-10-08 23:15:06

20k for 3.5 months if there's a burdensome amount of over time and hazard pay.

Wood-Ape - OK/MN 2018-10-08 23:15:43

With less experience you'll make less per hour. I can't tell you if the physical pain and "hurry up and wait" chaos/monotony is worth it.

Wood-Ape - OK/MN 2018-10-08 23:15:59

And, of course, small, but non-zero chance of injury or death.

Wood-Ape - OK/MN 2018-10-08 23:16:13

It's probably less deadly than driving a semi truck though.

Trashboat 2018-10-08 23:16:39

Honestly 20k a month doesn't sound that bad

Wood-Ape - OK/MN 2018-10-08 23:16:48

Oh no, I meant per summer

Trashboat 2018-10-08 23:16:50

Yeah my bad

Trashboat 2018-10-08 23:17:00

Do I need to go to school for it?

Trashboat 2018-10-08 23:17:51

Like a college or something where I have to listen to why I should let black transvestites breastfeed my son and pay them an arm and a leg for it?

Wood-Ape - OK/MN 2018-10-08 23:18:38

No, I know people who have gotten on engine and hand crews without college degrees.

Wood-Ape - OK/MN 2018-10-08 23:19:15

You might need to attend a fire school, which is a skills focused thing (with physical test), depending on what org you're applying to.

Wood-Ape - OK/MN 2018-10-08 23:19:28

Sometimes the agency provides it, sometimes it outsources it.

Trashboat 2018-10-08 23:21:55

Would I have to pay for that, and if so how much?

Wood-Ape - OK/MN 2018-10-08 23:24:55

I hate to say "it depends."

Wood-Ape - OK/MN 2018-10-08 23:25:15

Look for "wildland fire red card certifications"

Trashboat 2018-10-08 23:34:39

I am getting a ton of like private companies on google too

Trashboat 2018-10-08 23:37:24

It's directing me to the usajobs.com website so I think I will check that tomorrow and see if that sheds anymore light on the situation.

Wood-Ape - OK/MN 2018-10-08 23:37:27

Yeah, don't fork over much money.

Trashboat 2018-10-08 23:37:34

Oh cool

Wood-Ape - OK/MN 2018-10-08 23:37:39

It is reddit-tier, but it might have some info

Wood-Ape - OK/MN 2018-10-08 23:37:40

Minimal soy

Trashboat 2018-10-08 23:42:49

Yeah it's got a really good thread

Trashboat 2018-10-08 23:43:04

Dude is a year younger than me but the same story.

Trashboat 2018-10-08 23:44:03

I'll look into the air force too.

Trashboat 2018-10-08 23:44:22

It'll make my parents happy but not my gf, it really do be like that sometimes.

Wood-Ape - OK/MN 2018-10-08 23:49:43

Only you can know what is best for you. Good luck!

Trashboat 2018-10-08 23:49:54

Yeah thanks man!

cyrustheaverage 2018-10-09 05:23:23

Hey everyone. I just want to start by sharing something that has done more for my mental health than anything else I've done. It's called vipassana meditation, and it's the technique Buddha taught. Everyone is a bundle of knots, and this technique eventually unties all those knots. www.dhamma.org is the website for finding courses, which are offered at a dozen centers in the US. The organization is financed completely by the donations of previous students. If you have the time, and you don't have severe unresolved trauma, I can't recommend it highly enough.

cyrustheaverage 2018-10-09 05:27:14

No rituals or blind acceptance involved. It's very rational, and you will be able to see for yourself how your mind and body influence each other and how you create your own suffering.

Trashboat 2018-10-09 20:52:30

@Wood-Ape - OK/MN Just got a meeting set up with my recruiter

Wood-Ape - OK/MN 2018-10-09 21:26:00

@Trashboat air force?

Trashboat 2018-10-09 21:40:45


Alex Kolchak - NY 2018-10-09 21:41:17

go army reeeee

Alex Kolchak - NY 2018-10-09 21:41:30

jk, what are you looking to do in the air force?

Trashboat 2018-10-09 22:20:45

I took their little career quiz thing and in order of best fit
1.Special Forces Operations
2.Facilities Construction and Maintenance
3.Safety Management and Response
4.Flight Operations and Control

Trashboat 2018-10-09 22:21:14

I am thinking either doing structural manufacturing/construction or fire prevention

Alex Kolchak - NY 2018-10-09 22:21:15

I think they tell everyone they’ll be a good fit for SOF 😉

Trashboat 2018-10-09 22:21:24

I wouldn't doubt it

Trashboat 2018-10-09 22:21:41

I don't know how well I'd be under that much pressure though.

Trashboat 2018-10-09 22:21:55

I think I could do it, it's just not for me.

Alex Kolchak - NY 2018-10-09 22:22:07

if you have any general military questions feel free to dm me

Alex Kolchak - NY 2018-10-09 22:22:25

especially if you’re thinking of going reserves

Alex Kolchak - NY 2018-10-09 22:22:40

t. army reservist in a career field that LARPs as SOF sometimes

Trashboat 2018-10-09 22:23:06

I thought about it, but the thing about the air force is that where the big base is located in is like 1 hour away from my gf so. . .

Deleted User 2018-10-09 22:23:11

I'm a civvy, but hey. First in, Last out 👀

Trashboat 2018-10-09 22:23:11

That was kind of a big draw.

Trashboat 2018-10-09 22:23:24

Idek what that is referring to

Alex Kolchak - NY 2018-10-09 22:23:44

civil affairs

Trashboat 2018-10-09 22:24:07

I have no idea what that is

Alex Kolchak - NY 2018-10-09 22:24:36

working with the civilian population in whatever country we democratize next lol

Deleted User 2018-10-09 22:25:22

wait are you talking about what I said?

Trashboat 2018-10-09 22:25:50


Deleted User 2018-10-09 22:26:02

I meant I'm just a civilian, and first in, last to leave is the marines

Deleted User 2018-10-09 22:26:08

am bantzing

Trashboat 2018-10-09 22:26:28

I didn't know that was the marines

Trashboat 2018-10-09 22:26:36

I would not do that at all.

Trashboat 2018-10-09 22:26:56

I was thinking of doing structural/HVAC/Electrical/Plumbing

Trashboat 2018-10-09 22:27:04

Maybe fire prevention

Alex Kolchak - NY 2018-10-09 22:28:58

that’s useful 👍 we’ll always need those trades

Alex Kolchak - NY 2018-10-09 22:29:08

wish I had a skill like that tbh

Trashboat 2018-10-09 23:37:08

Yeah me too, I was gonna go to trade school but this sounds better tbh

Attrition in the desert 2018-10-11 05:16:40

For the longest time I wanted to be a Foreign Service Officer. I pretty much aced the test but between then and when I took my interview I realized how cucked the state department was.

Evan Thomas 2018-10-11 22:43:31

I followed the advice in this video and got a great job. I walked in cold with no interview set up too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PFYZde5SPk&t=0s

Evan Thomas 2018-10-31 01:48:57

This is a fantastic discussion about sales, persistence and success. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzaNrEThHDM

Trashboat 2018-11-01 22:07:36

@Wood-Ape - OK/MN Just took my ASVAB and I scored in the 78th percentile and qualify for basically any job

GDoctor 2018-11-01 22:43:41

@Trashboat what branch were you thinking of?

Trashboat 2018-11-01 22:43:48

Air force

GDoctor 2018-11-01 22:44:51

What civilian world job is your dream job?

GDoctor 2018-11-01 22:46:13

Also, with an ASVAB score like that, please tell me you're not going security forces.

Trashboat 2018-11-01 22:47:53

Fuck dude idk

Trashboat 2018-11-01 22:47:59

Honestly no idea

Trashboat 2018-11-01 22:48:04

I like manual jobs

Trashboat 2018-11-01 22:48:13

I also like solving problems and having to think

Trashboat 2018-11-01 22:48:16

And being outdoors

GDoctor 2018-11-01 22:50:18

A combat weatherman perhaps, lol! By manual do you mean just picking things up and putting them down or like a trade?

Trashboat 2018-11-01 22:50:25

like a trade

Trashboat 2018-11-01 22:50:30

I am pretty good at welding

GDoctor 2018-11-01 22:51:18

Honestly, have you considered being a Hull Technician in the Navy?

GDoctor 2018-11-01 22:53:26

The Navy is the more "blue-collar tradesman" part of the military. Air Force is the more "I like computers and do calculus for fun" part of the military.

Trashboat 2018-11-01 22:58:16

My dad was in the navy and that sounded basically the same

Trashboat 2018-11-01 22:58:25

Air force I mean

Trashboat 2018-11-01 22:58:31

I've never thought about the navy

GDoctor 2018-11-01 23:07:27

Just something to think about...

Wood-Ape - OK/MN 2018-11-02 00:06:20

@Trashboat Excellent work!

SuperTomPerry -RI 2018-11-02 13:12:51

@Trashboat if u like picking things up and putting them down, go Marine Corps

Trashboat 2018-11-02 13:54:24

Hard no

Jason - CT 2018-11-05 04:19:40

@Trashboat Something like aviation tech, admin, comm or intel

Trashboat 2018-11-05 04:20:21

@Jason - CT Is that a question?

Jason - CT 2018-11-05 04:21:10


Der Seeteufel - SD 2018-11-06 21:19:12

@Trashboat I was in the Navy. Nuclear Electronics Technician. 6 years.

Trashboat 2018-11-12 23:57:30

Y’all got any advice on how to pick new hobbies?

Trashboat 2018-11-12 23:58:34

I’ve had an enlightening conversation on how dangerous video games are in so much as they are a false sense of accomplishment.

Deleted User 2018-11-12 23:58:41

Do you play an instrument? Play an instrument.

Trashboat 2018-11-12 23:59:07

I don’t live alone tho

Deleted User 2018-11-12 23:59:38

I play guitar with headphones 🤷

Trashboat 2018-11-12 23:59:48


Deleted User 2018-11-13 00:00:01

You don't need to turn an amp very loud either

John O - 2018-11-13 00:01:18

Just do lots of different stuff until you find something you like. I pick up a new hobby every couple years, but I'm always picking stuff up and putting it back down

Deleted User 2018-11-13 00:01:57

I have way too many hobbies I have to decide what to focus on

Trashboat 2018-11-13 00:02:29

Yeah my only hobby is playing video games and that’s really the only thing I do aside from work eat sleep

Mikolas 2018-11-13 00:03:52

@Trashboat What are your current hobbies? Be honest, even it it's currently just videogames lol.

Trashboat 2018-11-13 00:04:04

Yeah that’s it

Mikolas 2018-11-13 00:05:54

@Trashboat Hmm. Well I'll tell you upfront, growing up with the vidya, it becomes a part of you. Practically a substitute for the mythos and adventure lacking in the white man's modern life. So don't expect to quit 100% for at least another couple of years, if that's your goal.

Mikolas 2018-11-13 00:06:07

Sec I got more to say gotta get chicken outta the oven

Trashboat 2018-11-13 00:07:07

Do it up brother

Mikolas 2018-11-13 00:08:34

Anyways, that was the impression I got since you mentioned your iron pilling on them being a perpetual cycle of short term gratification that goes no where etc etc

Mikolas 2018-11-13 00:08:39

(That you want to quit)

Mikolas 2018-11-13 00:10:13

So currently, for the past couple years, I'll probably play three-four top notch games a year, typically binging by spending all my free time on them for a week or so until I finish them. E.g. Witcher 3, Cuphead, right now Im looking for to remake of RE2 and Cyberpunk 2077

Mikolas 2018-11-13 00:11:38

But, for about two years before that, (I'm 23 and halfway through with college, fyi,) I stopped playing all MMOs, league, etc. and only did FPS's or more casual things like Rocket League just to interact with some old friends and my male relatives

Mikolas 2018-11-13 00:11:49

a social activity

Mikolas 2018-11-13 00:13:00

then, for a year before that tapering began, I began taking care of my daughters. So naturally, as I graduated high school, began college, work, etc. I simply stayed busy enough to where I didnt have the time to play, sucked sometimes but I got used to it

Mikolas 2018-11-13 00:13:37

So my suggestion is on the video games alongside whatever you figure out for the hobbies, (getting to that in a bit,)

Mikolas 2018-11-13 00:15:21

try to do something similar. I know a few guys on IE play some more low-investment titles like FortNite, so reach out on the national fireside. (unless you're a shit player that brings the team down, would hate to force that on them haha but I doubt you're bad,) with the rule being you'll only play with other IE guys, and perhaps one single player title every month or two

Mikolas 2018-11-13 00:16:46

Definitely the first step is to stop playing MMO's, DOTA, or even for a game like Overwatch don't play ranked anymore, or if you do adhere to that rule of only doing it to socialize with IRL or IE friends etc.

Mikolas 2018-11-13 00:16:56

Anything that's a time sink

Mikolas 2018-11-13 00:16:59

cut that shit out

Mikolas 2018-11-13 00:17:36

As for picking a hobby, do you currently workout? Are you in decent shape?

Deleted User 2018-11-13 00:18:12

If you're not lifting... what are you doing? (rhetorical provocative question)

Trashboat 2018-11-13 00:18:16

No, I’m in the process of getting more weight for my bar and a squat rack/bench

Trashboat 2018-11-13 00:18:22

Playing WoW

Trashboat 2018-11-13 00:18:26

Eating apples

Trashboat 2018-11-13 00:18:33

Going to work

Trashboat 2018-11-13 00:19:22

I know I was being a tool

Mikolas 2018-11-13 00:21:08

First step to improving anything is admitting/recognizing the problem, that's good haha.

Mikolas 2018-11-13 00:22:30

It doesn't take much to put you above the average person these days either, sadly. But take pride in that fact you aren't NPC'ing through life.

Trashboat 2018-11-13 00:23:53


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