Taxes and Beer

This is a silly little parable that has floated around on 4chan for a while: Suppose that once a week, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this. The first four … More Taxes and Beer

Is your money cereal or sheep? Difference between how the poor and the rich see their wealth

This is a general difference that I’ve observed over the years on how the poor and the wealthy tend to treat their money. The poor tend to treat their money as if it’s boxes of cereal.  It’s just there to be consumed and used.  If one put 2 boxes of cereal in their pantry, a … More Is your money cereal or sheep? Difference between how the poor and the rich see their wealth

Standing Tall & Proud, or a Slanty Shanty? The Foundation Myth of your society explains why it is so

Interesting little post from 4chan: How do you recognise a foundation myth? It fulfils three functions. 1)It explains the origin and structure of the world (and society). 2)It defines ultimate good and evil (and from those definitions are derived the values that are used to justify the holding of power). 3)It determines what is held … More Standing Tall & Proud, or a Slanty Shanty? The Foundation Myth of your society explains why it is so

Stoicism techniques and tools – whine less, enjoy life more

Reposted from Reddit.  A lot of these are more elaborate and well developed versions of common sense stuff people may already do, but having them listed out like this is still very valuable and helpful: Practical Stoicism Tools Stoicism philosophy is on the rise. I have been practising it for a couple of years now … More Stoicism techniques and tools – whine less, enjoy life more