Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Son of Odin, Oct 31, 2016.
True but that isn't my nature
It seems to me that you might be the perfect kind of guy to be happy on one of MotN's hobby horse slacker philosophies, such as Mr. Money Moustache or Early Retirement Extreme. Those guys are all about how to have the best quality of life while working the least amount of time possible. It's basically all about cutting out the bullshit - no cable, no new clothes, going out w/normiefriends seldom, no gf (I jest but no for real), etc.
Since you've expressed no interest in pursuing education/training or anything like that it seems to be a logical choice. I would also talk to MM and/or Hammer about being Hood White Guy.
Chad isn't a porch monkey though
Can't figure out my HVAC situation. It's almost like a supply air vent is busted because I'm just getting crawlspace air blowing in through the whole house. But I go down there and it's sealed tight! Then I figured it could be a return right after the blower unit but same deal. Also my air conditioner (brand new) barely makes a difference in temperature but I can hear it draining humidity out if it runs for a while. Makes zero sense and I'm having the company come out tomorrow, they've cancelled multiple times already so we'll see. I never use the A/C but it is good to run it one day a week in the summer just to dry out the ductwork and take the whole house's humidity down to kill microbes.
I've been a hood white guy already, now I'm a 30 year old boomer. That meme hit me harder than any meme before.
I would do education/training if I had a good idea of what, my issue is that I'm pretty particular. I don't wanna do bullshit, I want to earn more money and work way less.
All trades are hankering for competent young white dudes. Spend four years (which might admittedly be frustrating) learning one and then work independently as often or seldom as you want for top dollar.
I would start with Tim Ferris's 4 hour work week. That book more than any other changed my life. I preach that stuff because I live it, 2+ years now of near total control of my time, semi-location independence, reduced work week!
I hate this fucking office cuck damned job.
Keep chasing the dream
This just shows how differently some people are wired. I can’t have that much time off in a week like Tim Ferris’s book suggests, without having a good chunk of time dedicated to something meaningful, I will fall into a depression, or find some other way of getting myself into trouble. But I hate working too much. Even though my delivery job is super easy, it still gets under my skin when I have to do it more than two or three times a month. I love the three and four day work weeks, you’re still earning that full time money but have so much more time off to spend with friends and family.
It doesn't have to be a literal 4 hours. It's designed to be less than a day's work per week to pay for life. TIm Ferriss himself is always getting into new prjects and so on.
I don't think anyone suggests replacing work with vegetating.
I gotta quit drinking. This whole "I'm only going to drink with friends and family on special occasions!" gets just-the-tip'd into me drinking six packs and knocking on my neighbors door looking for coochie real quick.
Last extended sobriety period I had was centered around bulking up. Gotta get addicted to something else again.
Lol my rule is I only drink at work.
I’ve read the book, I know it’s not a literal 4-hour work week. But even 4 hours a day, I have too much time to stew on my own bad thought processes. I know how I work, and I need to have some kind of job with decent productivity or I end up with my mind wandering too far and fucking myself over in one way, shape, or form.
Drank 2 large sugar-free redbulls at work today, closest I'll ever get to the 30 y/o boomer meme!
So channel the extra energy into writing, lifting, chasing tail, etc.
Just because something isn't for a wage doesn't mean you can't work at it.
I'm not complaining! I actually think that meme might be the cringiest feelsguy meme ever and am a little freaked out that CHAD identifies with it.
It's really bad but I identify with it too
It goes back to the way I’m wired. If I can get this book published and it does good enough that the publisher wants more, I could probably do that just fine, because now it’s a job with tangible results. Right now it’s a hobby I enjoy. Lifting, I’ve been able to make that into a chore that must be done, and can’t be put off, either. Unless I was suddenly winning competitions and getting sponsored, though, it will never be more than a chore or hobby, I just can’t see that as a job, and my brain would go way off the rails.
Why is it cringy to identify with? What's wrong with it?
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