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Helping a Friend Move Out

I've been trying to help a friend move out of his house today.

Originally he just wanted his clothes and his pictures, but the pictures are optional because as he puts it, "They just represent memories, and memories are in the past."

Yet the more we clean the more he tries to convince me to keep his junk.  "Hey, keep this 30 year old hot wheels car, and hey this unopened sports cards are definitely worth a lot!"

Looked up that stuff on Ebay and they are worth far less then he thinks.

Lucky he has me to throw stuff away as I'm going through his stuff, because the sentimental value has increased to the max.

What is sentimental value?

Well basically stuff gets more valuable to you the longer you have owned it.  Therefore after you've owned something for so long it becomes your most valuable thing financially, and you can't get rid of it on your own.

The chains of sentimental value are real, and prevent many people from experiencing freedom.

If you have…

America's Secret Movement

I have observed a hidden movement but I'm not sure who is promoting it or why.

In short:
The richest group of society is pushing towards simplify.
The middle group of society is pushing towards minimalism.
The poorest group of society is pushing towards essentialism.

A simple life style means you have one of each utensil that you could want.  A minimalism lifestyle means you just have the spork.  And an existentialist lifestyle means you throw out the spork because you can eat with your fingers. 

I'm not sure why the idea of doing with less is even out there, perhaps they're trying to prepare us for a downturn in the markets??


The Slippary Slope Upwards

During the rare occasion when I'm exercising the muscles built while exercising continue to burn fat even after I'm done.  
The dividends just keep rolling into my bank account.
And when I'm lonely the people who I've loved will seek me out first.
What I'm trying to say is that you need to build your slippery slope upwards.  
Everyone of us screws up and falls.  Its great to know that even though I get terminated from my job there will be no rock bottom because my investments will keep pushing me back up.

Got the Hep A Vaccination because of Warren Buffet, Charlie Munger and Benjamin Franklin.

Normally I have all these blog ideas that I want to share with people in order to connect with them.  They get written down on post its and then I write about it whenever I get hours of time to do so.

But I thought this needed to be repeated immediately,

"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and a pound of cure, promptly applied, is worth a whole ton of cure."  - Warren Buffet quoting Charlie Munger quoting Benjamin Franklin. *

There has been an outbreak of Hep A nearby.  More and more restaurant workers are being identified as having the disease.  The scare has become so great that my employer decided to offer free vaccinations to its employees.

My thinking went along the lines of "I probably won't get the disease, I've probably been vaccinated, the number of people is less then one ten thousandth of a percent who have it...yeah I'm safe I don't need the vaccination."

Then I remembered that saying,  "An ounce of prevention is wort…

Men should eat less.

Men are stronger than women.
Therefore men have more muscle than women.
Monkeys who eat more calories look older and die sooner.
Humans who eat more calories look older and die sooner.
Men eat more calories then women to maintain their extra muscle.
Therefore men naturally die sooner.

The solution if to eat less calories in order to live as long as your female counterpart.

High School Math is Used Every Day

This is all the math that you need to remember.
Given that X = the previous amount, then
Money > X Health< X Relationships = X

In other words everyday you have three goals. You have to make the money number get bigger. You have to make the health number (calories, body fat % etc) get smaller. You have to keep the same number of deep relationships as you had the previous day.
And that's it.

Rolling the 100 sided die of success.

Everyday I get up and I choose to roll the die of success.  On the die is 99 sides marked F, which stands for Failure.  Only one side is marked S, which stands for success.

Now I don't believe you get to choose which die you are born with.  But I do believe that most people have an opportunity to roll that die.

And my willingness to do so is what separates me from the herd.  One day I'll win.