ot. I have just one goal for the balance of my life...

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Submitted by scaredyclassic on February 17, 2018 - 10:38pm

Submitted by FlyerInHi on February 18, 2018 - 12:53pm.

Oh wow. That's me. I'm am so zen now. My diet is dialed in and my desires for consumption are very limited although I still want a retirement condo in a foreign country so I can go as I please.

But "chill the fuck out" does not mean being passive. You can still be ambitious and achieve things. Live a zen life with grace and aplomb.

Bill Gates used to be a hard driving young man. He's pretty zen now.
https://youtu.be/tmk0VpSwUcs

Submitted by scaredyclassic on February 19, 2018 - 12:29pm.

agree with conditions. don't do anything small or big if you're going to get all upset if it doesn't work out.

Submitted by Escoguy on February 23, 2018 - 10:48pm.

I run a small multinational manufacturing company kind of as a hobby.

Don't really need the money but it is gratifying to keep 30+ people employed, manufacture in California and export to the rest of the world a high quality product.

I can walk away anytime as it's not "mine" and my livelihood doesn't "depend on it".

Still will try to travel more in coming years. Focus on being a good dad etc.

Submitted by njtosd on February 24, 2018 - 9:06am.

It helps to remind yourself that the world, in many ways, is improving ... https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wsj.com...

Submitted by phaster on February 24, 2018 - 11:00am.

njtosd wrote:
It helps to remind yourself that the world, in many ways, is improving ...

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wsj.com...

DISCLAIMER:

Please remember that past performance may not be indicative of future results. Different types of investments involve varying degrees of risk, and there can be no assurance that the future performance of any specific investment, investment strategy, or product made reference to directly or indirectly on prof piggington forums, will be profitable, equal any corresponding indicated historical performance level(s), or be suitable for your portfolio.

...just sayin'

Submitted by FlyerInHi on February 24, 2018 - 11:23am.

njtosd wrote:
It helps to remind yourself that the world, in many ways, is improving ... https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wsj.com...

I so agree with Pinker. Humanity is indeed improving. It helps to be a world citizen and look at the big picture. But if one is in a community devastated by opioids, one may feel stagnant or depressed.

Also, many folks are jealous of others’ successes. For example, they may feel that dreamers succeeding is them failing. They don’t understand the concept of win-win.

Steven Pinker interview:
https://youtu.be/tvEiiYfVXnk

Submitted by scaredyclassic on February 24, 2018 - 11:41am.

some days I'm amazed my life turned out so well.

others, I feel like a failure.

same life, tho.

Submitted by njtosd on February 24, 2018 - 12:00pm.

phaster wrote:
njtosd wrote:
It helps to remind yourself that the world, in many ways, is improving ...

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wsj.com...

DISCLAIMER:

Please remember that past performance may not be indicative of future results. Different types of investments involve varying degrees of risk, and there can be no assurance that the future performance of any specific investment, investment strategy, or product made reference to directly or indirectly on prof piggington forums, will be profitable, equal any corresponding indicated historical performance level(s), or be suitable for your portfolio.

...just sayin'

"The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised." Unknown - but it sounds like Mark Twain

Submitted by njtosd on February 24, 2018 - 12:10pm.

scaredyclassic wrote:
some days I'm amazed my life turned out so well.

others, I feel like a failure.

same life, tho.

I wouldn't have believed this years ago, but I believe mood has a lot to do with minerals. Calcium and magnesium are both important in calming neurons back to an "at rest" state. As we get older, our ability to absorb minerals decreases. Wouldn't it be a kicker if all this moodiness was as simple as a daily fluctuations in mineral intake?

Submitted by phaster on February 24, 2018 - 1:00pm.

njtosd wrote:
phaster wrote:
njtosd wrote:
It helps to remind yourself that the world, in many ways, is improving ...

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wsj.com...

DISCLAIMER:

Please remember that past performance may not be indicative of future results. Different types of investments involve varying degrees of risk, and there can be no assurance that the future performance of any specific investment, investment strategy, or product made reference to directly or indirectly on prof piggington forums, will be profitable, equal any corresponding indicated historical performance level(s), or be suitable for your portfolio.

...just sayin'

"The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised." Unknown - but it sounds like Mark Twain

yup its true,... if you set your "goals" low enough it is possible to exceed them

since you mentioned "being a pessimist" FWIW IMHO that "mindset" is self-defeating,... BUT having a sense of situation awareness along w/ a sense of humor unto itself does not guarantee success; however, it does improve the odds of "success"

not too long ago a friend from my "flying circus" days (basically a guy who flew for the USAF and now make a living being a 777 driver) sent me an article that seems applicable to the topic of mental outlook and outcome,...

Quote:

Why Fighter Pilots know that Quick Reactions are for Losers

...I know to ‘respond’ and not to ‘react’.

Years of instructing in flying training and exposure to situations that require critical thinking in demanding environments, have taught me that to ‘react’, is to die.

I’ve seen it countless times in young, inexperienced aviators and normally it’s because they haven’t had a plan for the event they’ve encountered...

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-fight...

anyway, since I kinda make a part of my living playing the markets,... though the "disclaimer" was applicable and humorous

Submitted by flyer on February 24, 2018 - 5:12pm.

A sense of loving life is different for everyone. We're just glad we've found what works for us, and hope others do the same.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on February 25, 2018 - 9:11am.

we are all periodically flooded with anxiety and a sense that we are wasting our lives. when I think if being chill, i think if those jolts being short-lived and less alarming.

Submitted by sdsurfer on February 26, 2018 - 11:31am.

To be present to those around me whether it be my kids, my wife, my neighbor or just sitting there by myself. It's a work in progress for sure that I'm always honing.

Submitted by harvey on February 26, 2018 - 12:02pm.

Perfect my humblebrag.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on February 27, 2018 - 1:19am.

harvey wrote:
Perfect my humblebrag.

That’s a good one.

On second thought, I’ll take inspiration from our president. I want to be more like Trump.

Submitted by Escoguy on February 27, 2018 - 9:59am.

Just started taking magnesium and to say the least am stunned how much it helps my sleep and muscle aches. Really a new lease on life. You may be on to more than you realize.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on February 27, 2018 - 12:31pm.

Escoguy wrote:
Just started taking magnesium and to say the least am stunned how much it helps my sleep and muscle aches. Really a new lease on life. You may be on to more than you realize.

Not a lot research yet. But you can check your DNA and do you own reading. There maybe something specific to you. More variety of fruit, veggies and nuts is a good way to live healthy.

One of my friends’ mom in her 90s went to an expensive Japanese health retreat. She now no longer cook with anything electric. Sounds nut to me. But she has the longevity to prove it.

Submitted by njtosd on February 28, 2018 - 9:45pm.

Escoguy wrote:
Just started taking magnesium and to say the least am stunned how much it helps my sleep and muscle aches. Really a new lease on life. You may be on to more than you realize.

Some very good data for magnesium calming anxiety. It’s actually used in hospital settings to prevent seizures. This woman (Harvard instructor) has a great blog: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/evo...

There is also some interesting suggestion that Lithium is an essential trace element : https://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/09/14/op...

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