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RiKD    United States. Sep 10 2021 02:04. Posts 6708
I realized something crazy today. In some regards I based my whole life on a documentary I saw 5+ years ago. The documentary was called Minimalism. There was one guy who was stressed out as a software engineer or whatever it was and he quit his job and worked part-time in a grocery store stocking produce or whatever it was. I thought that was brilliant. For some reason, I just disregarded the fact that this guy had $200,000 in a 401k and a down payment and small mortgage on a condo. I don't want to go through the journey. The Buddhism. The monk or the guy like me who could maybe go down to the river and make pottery so my mom and I don't starve. That minimalism never talks about the small hippie grocery getting bought out by Amazon and offering a small raise in return for twice the amount of work. No excuses. Keep up or hit the streets Jack!

Now, it seems like I am chasing after that software engineer job. Chasing after it only to acquire x (what is x?) – Will I get the $200,000 in my 401k and a down payment and small mortgage on a condo and go back to a hippie grocery part-time?

I don't know.

I like python. I am acclimating to python but what will I do with it?

It is easy to copy code. It is another thing to understand what is going on and then to write my own code.

My sister-in-law's mother is dying an excruciating death due to ALS. My brother will be staying with us starting Sunday. Hopefully, there will be some time to nerd out on some stuff maybe even get some gaming in. Hopefully, there will be some time for him to look at some of the projects I'm working on and help me a bit.

One of my best buddies is out in San Fran crushing it right now and the last thing he said to me was "Rich, get rich, get healthy. That is your mantra right now." Sometimes I feel like it's possible. Sometimes I feel like I am down and out. There are enough series of greatness in my life that have to amount for something right?

I think I first have to pick a good spot to get rich at. It's certainly not going to be grocery stores or restaurants unless they will give me equity for free. So, then, I think I am boned unless I learn how to code. I have no other ideas. I don't know how to optimize my "Skill Stack" or "Network." I am more or less a pretty grungy dude. I like good food and getting a nut every now and again. I don't want to sleep on concrete or shit on concrete as part of my day. Hmmmm, that's about it.



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hiems   United States. Sep 10 2021 03:54. Posts 2060

That grocery store guy was retarded.

[img]https://i.imgur.com/Y0XmF6w.png[/img] 

Baalim   Mexico. Sep 10 2021 09:11. Posts 33831

Learn Solidity, write code for crypto, perhaps start your own project, thats a pretty good plan to make money.

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Baalim   Mexico. Sep 10 2021 09:22. Posts 33831


  On September 10 2021 02:54 hiems wrote:
That grocery store guy was retarded.



I haven't seen the documentary but there is nothing wrong with choosing a simple life, Nassim Taleb's protege's, Joe Norman is a complex-system scientist and I believed he quit his job and built a homestead in a small community in the woods... return to monke lol.


The reason I'm focusing on making money is becaue I want to retire as soon as possible and not have to think about money ever again, I live a relatively spartan life, I own a 2013 focus st, a 2014 pickup for a business I started, a $300 xiaomi phone and bough a house, I could live way more extravagantly but then it would be a never ending game of making and spending money, that mindless thing Loco thinks capitalism creates but that obv is not my goal, I want to make money to be free.

(In before: "iN CoMuNisM yOu wOuldnT NeEd MoNey"

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Spitfiree   Bulgaria. Sep 10 2021 09:53. Posts 9473


  On September 10 2021 08:22 Baalim wrote:
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The reason I'm focusing on making money is becaue I want to retire as soon as possible and not have to think about money ever again, I live a relatively spartan life, I own a 2013 focus st, a 2014 pickup for a business I started, a $300 xiaomi phone and bough a house, I could live way more extravagantly but then it would be a never ending game of making and spending money, that mindless thing Loco thinks capitalism creates but that obv is not my goal, I want to make money to be free.




I'm genuinely interested in your mindset behind that. Majority of Germans used to do the same thing and you could always see grandmas driving the newest Porsche. But what's the point of having money when you're old and don't have as much energy to do everything you wanted to do? Or do you only limit yourself in terms of material possessions but go all out on experiences?

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hiems   United States. Sep 10 2021 17:16. Posts 2060


  On September 10 2021 08:22 Baalim wrote:
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I haven't seen the documentary but there is nothing wrong with choosing a simple life, Nassim Taleb's protege's, Joe Norman is a complex-system scientist and I believed he quit his job and built a homestead in a small community in the woods... return to monke lol.


The reason I'm focusing on making money is becaue I want to retire as soon as possible and not have to think about money ever again, I live a relatively spartan life, I own a 2013 focus st, a 2014 pickup for a business I started, a $300 xiaomi phone and bough a house, I could live way more extravagantly but then it would be a never ending game of making and spending money, that mindless thing Loco thinks capitalism creates but that obv is not my goal, I want to make money to be free.

(In before: "iN CoMuNisM yOu wOuldnT NeEd MoNey"


https://youtu.be/g2aQ2e0ch8k

I think that is the video rikd is talking about.

Idk I thought his decision was a mistake.

That being said I am getting more and more materialistic and I find myself lusting after random shit like watches, suits, cars, houses, etc. I feel like having more money isn't really just about living lavishly though you can not show off your money that much but women will respond better to you just because you have a bunch of money. Sex probably way better too.

Agree that it never ends. I'd love to have one of those huge yachts but basically impossible for everyone.

[img]https://i.imgur.com/Y0XmF6w.png[/img] 

RiKD    United States. Sep 10 2021 17:20. Posts 6708

I don't think I would ever frame it go all out on experiences. I think the only touristy shit I ever enjoyed was The Louvre in Paris. Those flights and trains and hotel rooms and meals were pretty fucking expensive though. Most of my travels were fun because of the people but guess what there are people local to me as well. I am not a fan of asceticism unless it is veganism but anyone can go down to the local family owned taco joint and get a black bean burrito with avocado and pico de gallo and hot sauce or whatever amongst friends and have a good time. I don't have to be at Les Deux Magots or Café Flore to have an experience. The fucking Waffle House on the highway works for me.


RiKD    United States. Sep 10 2021 17:44. Posts 6708

Baal,

How is the xiaomi phone?

My iphone 6 is on its last legs. I was considering going back to a flip phone but I think cheap Shanzhai Chinese phone is the way to go.


Santafairy   Korea (South). Sep 10 2021 17:51. Posts 1948


  On September 10 2021 16:44 RiKD wrote:
Baal,

How is the xiaomi phone?

My iphone 6 is on its last legs. I was considering going back to a flip phone but I think cheap Shanzhai Chinese phone is the way to go.


incredibly racist

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RiKD    United States. Sep 10 2021 17:56. Posts 6708


  On September 10 2021 16:16 hiems wrote:
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https://youtu.be/g2aQ2e0ch8k

I think that is the video rikd is talking about.

Idk I thought his decision was a mistake.

That being said I am getting more and more materialistic and I find myself lusting after random shit like watches, suits, cars, houses, etc. I feel like having more money isn't really just about living lavishly though you can not show off your money that much but women will respond better to you just because you have a bunch of money. Sex probably way better too.

Agree that it never ends. I'd love to have one of those huge yachts but basically impossible for everyone.




my 2c

If you get into good shape start sniping fashion that is timeless. I always go back to the lacked here in that Prada outfit my friend wore and probably could have gotten laid by 5 women or more or really the whole club men and women included but he chose the smoking hot corporate lawyer in town for a good time. That's the killer outfit. All black prada everything. Still is to this day. You could go YSL, Tom Ford, Issey Miyake, etc.

I've known quite a few poker players that go for that I make money watch and end up never wearing it. I think it is best to pick a watch that you like and not care too much. Or, you can save up for 8 patek phillipe watches and wear all of them at once like a friend of some guy I knew did. As gaudy and ridiculous as that is it still worked.

The key is to keep all of your material'ness around the same level so you don't look like a fraud which is the hard part....

oh well, i gotta go

i would be interested in hearing what other people think b/c matieral'ness does work it just has to be done correctly


RiKD    United States. Sep 10 2021 20:23. Posts 6708

hiems, you could show up to a date in a new Porsche 911 (still too common but still a hot car), you are blacked out in fitted Prada, you are looking good and powerful. The point I was making earlier is that you can't take her to 5 Guys and you can't take her back to a closet studio in New Jersey and you can't take her back to your parents' house.

I'm trying to set up a system in which I show up in a 10 year old Japanese SUV, wearing slides, sweatpants and a hoodie, take her to the local Thai place where I know everyone, and I let her know that we will be playing Mario Kart Deluxe 8, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, or Donkey Kong Country before we move onto more adult, XXX fun. This is impossible in the current setup but at the new house I might be able to pick a room far enough from the downstairs and my parents' room that maybe there is a little bit of a chance it works. Of course, my finances are still in shambles. My plans have worked out terribly.

The Porsche 911 way is more tried and true. Probably, more efficient and certainly you will get laid more.

My plans will never work if I can't even pay for a Thai meal for 2. I also think I have to get out of my parents' home. Another option is take advantageous of a willing cougar who will support me but that seems like kind of a bonkers path to try to trodden.


RiKD    United States. Sep 10 2021 20:35. Posts 6708

Oh, also,

Re: experiences

There is a lot of value in novelty but I think in a lot of situations there are fine lines here. If I could spend a month in Japan or Italy or India with locals I assume I would be in heaven but I really don't know and those trips would still be expensive even if I lived cheaply.


hiems   United States. Sep 10 2021 21:21. Posts 2060

I'm lusting after Grand Seiko SBGN003 and SBGA285 as my starter Sport / Dress watch.

edit : watches are indeed kind of stupid though. I have no idea when I became interested in maybe getting a watch

[img]https://i.imgur.com/Y0XmF6w.png[/img]Last edit: 10/09/2021 21:42

hiems   United States. Sep 10 2021 21:27. Posts 2060

I recently found out about this site "TagTheSponsor.com" where it exposes convos/pics between these Sheikhs convincing these instagram girls to fly out to Dubai to give them rim jobs and let them piss on them on a yacht.

I've always wanted a boat after I saw this Croatian sex tape "Severina Vuckovic gets fucked on a boat" where some rich dude bangs her whilst pouring champagne on her tits like a boss and cumming on her face.

Thats why to me a boat is the pinnacle. After that everything sort of tapers off in terms of experience imo. I am sort of a sex addict lol.

[img]https://i.imgur.com/Y0XmF6w.png[/img] 

hiems   United States. Sep 10 2021 21:33. Posts 2060


  On September 10 2021 19:23 RiKD wrote:
hiems, you could show up to a date in a new Porsche 911 (still too common but still a hot car), you are blacked out in fitted Prada, you are looking good and powerful. The point I was making earlier is that you can't take her to 5 Guys and you can't take her back to a closet studio in New Jersey and you can't take her back to your parents' house.

I'm trying to set up a system in which I show up in a 10 year old Japanese SUV, wearing slides, sweatpants and a hoodie, take her to the local Thai place where I know everyone, and I let her know that we will be playing Mario Kart Deluxe 8, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, or Donkey Kong Country before we move onto more adult, XXX fun. This is impossible in the current setup but at the new house I might be able to pick a room far enough from the downstairs and my parents' room that maybe there is a little bit of a chance it works. Of course, my finances are still in shambles. My plans have worked out terribly.

The Porsche 911 way is more tried and true. Probably, more efficient and certainly you will get laid more.

My plans will never work if I can't even pay for a Thai meal for 2. I also think I have to get out of my parents' home. Another option is take advantageous of a willing cougar who will support me but that seems like kind of a bonkers path to try to trodden.



I can't afford a Porsche 911 lol. I wish.

I have a 5% rule when it comes to cars and try to keep vehicles to roughly 5% of net worth.

Currently my aspirational cars are GTR, BMW M2 Competition or M3. Lexus RCF.

[img]https://i.imgur.com/Y0XmF6w.png[/img] 

RiKD    United States. Sep 10 2021 21:44. Posts 6708

It's no yacht but you can probably find an abandoned fiberglass boat and clean it up, find a used aluminum mast, and then I wouldn't go cheap on the sail but it's doable. Sailing is much more difficult then just blasting through with large engines though. Get some prosecco to pour on the tits and Vueve Clicquot on sale at CostCo to drink before and after you cum on her face. Why not cum in her mouth and keep it in there for a little while in the wetness and warmth while it's still hyper-sensitive?

You could get a used sailboat for less than $5,000 (including mast and sail and other) but it would take a lot of work to not only clean it up and get it going but also to know how to not die out at sea.


RiKD    United States. Sep 10 2021 21:48. Posts 6708


  On September 10 2021 20:33 hiems wrote:
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I can't afford a Porsche 911 lol. I wish.

I have a 5% rule when it comes to cars and try to keep vehicles to roughly 5% of net worth.

Currently my aspirational cars are GTR, BMW M2 Competition or M3. Lexus RCF.


I have to run again but if you got a GTR in a hot color and the rest of your life was up to that standard you would be getting laid as much as you wanted unless that meant getting woken up by two women giving you blowjobs every morning in which case you would still not be rich enough or setup for that but you would be on the right track.


hiems   United States. Sep 10 2021 21:53. Posts 2060

Sailboat isn't really a panty dropper like those yacht especially those used ones for cheap. I still think sailboats are cool though but I think small sailboat vs luxury powerboat/yacht are 2 different ball games.

Sailboats are money pits as well tho obviously even if you get it cheap.

[img]https://i.imgur.com/Y0XmF6w.png[/img] 

hiems   United States. Sep 10 2021 22:02. Posts 2060

I currently need new glasses and was looking at these $600 Lindberg Titanium frames which were super dope but I am just going to get a free pair with my insurance.

I don't think materialism and aspiration are necessarily bad things as long as you have the discipline to adhere to your budget. I can easily get those watches or glasses but I don't. Having some sort of logical framework such as the "5% rule" for cars is great for this. Ex maybe watches should be 1% or less of networth.

[img]https://i.imgur.com/Y0XmF6w.png[/img]Last edit: 10/09/2021 22:03

RiKD    United States. Sep 11 2021 01:34. Posts 6708

They would have to be very nice frames and I would have to be super flush to not just pick up my choice at the insurance covered ones. I'm not a watch guy so can't comment there. As long as I'm in the "whatever zone" with cars I don't care. I'm not anti-car guy though. There was a time when I could have done something stupid like lease a "hot car" but I didn't need a car and it would have been really stupid.

You are spot on like every word irt sailboat v yachting and that all boats are major money pits.

This just seems like a boring post but I'll click send anyways. There is a lull in the converse.

Do you agree that if you had say a "hot orange" GTR, developed a gateway designer habit, bought a decent pad that that would increase your chances of wetting the d in punani?

There are other costs associated obv irt to the women that are into this. You have to buy nice dinners, buy them nice bags, and shoes, etc. That is something people don't think about as much. There is the young professional consumption starter pack and then there is the women that it attracts and just like a sailboat or yacht they will most likely be money pits...

I am not going to lie it is kind of fun to live vicarious through someone that could potentially carry out a bro strategy that I could never quite bring to fruition in my 20s.


 
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