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There are two radically different ways to make a positive change in your life, which one is better?

Started this discussion. Last reply by David F. Sep 3, 2013. 4 Replies

If your opinion is "it waries, depends on you" then of course the question is how to know which one is right for you?Option 1 - Static Balance. Small, regulated positive changes, in the form of…Continue

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A Hungarian living in Austria. Ahoy!

Started Aug 29, 2013 0 Replies

I'm 35, married, if all goes well kids come soon so I figured it's right time for me to learn to be a man. I was always the intellectual type who never worked with tools or did sports, although I did…Continue

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David F. replied to Miklos Hollender's discussion There are two radically different ways to make a positive change in your life, which one is better?
"My wife and I actually practice a stance between option 1 and 2.  Based on Edward Deming's work. We call it Focused Consumption.  We are focused on one area, currently weight loss and put extra resources on that until we find the…"
Sep 3, 2013
Chuck Knight replied to Miklos Hollender's discussion There are two radically different ways to make a positive change in your life, which one is better?
"But, it really *does* depend on you.   Depending on your own mindset, either approach is equally valid.  The incremental changes are typically less painful and more palatable, but sometimes you just have to rip off the…"
Sep 2, 2013
Brown Fox replied to Miklos Hollender's discussion There are two radically different ways to make a positive change in your life, which one is better?
"+1, although are you talking about losing weight specifically? Or are talking about positive changes in your life as a whole?"
Sep 2, 2013
Native Son replied to Miklos Hollender's discussion There are two radically different ways to make a positive change in your life, which one is better?
"My issue with the post is that things are more of a continuum, rather than a couple of discrete options. I would hazard that a series of small, discrete, intended changes in one's lifestyle is not a "static" endeavor. Similarly, a…"
Sep 2, 2013
Sir replied to Miklos Hollender's discussion There are two radically different ways to make a positive change in your life, which one is better?
"I usually found that the static option was, well, static. So I pushed hard. It worked for some things. Option 3, surrender, "turning it over" as they say in AA, was sometimes the only way change happened."
Sep 2, 2013
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There are two radically different ways to make a positive change in your life, which one is better?

If your opinion is "it waries, depends on you" then of course the question is how to know which one is right for you?Option 1 - Static Balance. Small, regulated positive changes, in the form of routine. To save money, stick to a realistic budget every month. To lose weight, stick to a calorie budget every day and a regular exercise regime - every Tuesday is a chest and legs day etc. Advantage: can be easier. Disadvantages: it is boring to have regular routines, to have every day or month like…See More
Sep 2, 2013
Miklos Hollender replied to Alex Culley's discussion Over Seas Travel / Traveling to Rome Italy
"The typical rule in most European countries is around 7.5 cm blade length or 3 inches. Swiss Army knives are always OK, they are popular, the rest can arouse suspicion. Having said that searches are very very rare. It's simply not on my mind if…"
Sep 2, 2013
Miklos Hollender replied to Todd Knight's discussion what type of man are you?
"I don't know yet, I have not yet scraped off my nerdiness deep enough so that my inner manliness could be visible. Working on it."
Sep 2, 2013
Miklos Hollender replied to Charles Bloom's discussion Decorating a Dorm Room
"The problem is even if you buy real wood, a wooden cabin interior inside an ugly modern building just sticks out like a sore thumb, so obviously unreal and artificial. I recommend being authentic. It's a dorm room. Be okay with it looking like…"
Sep 2, 2013
Miklos Hollender replied to Ivar Kauge's discussion Tripak - A simple card game from East-Europe
"We in Hungary like Rikiki, the English version of this is called Oh Hell with Devil's Bridge version: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oh_Hell Try this when you have the time, it's a lot of fun with friends, 4 to 7 people. The point is,…"
Sep 2, 2013
Miklos Hollender replied to Aaron F Kendrick's discussion Does manly dancing exist?
"Hip-hop acrobatics perhaps?"
Sep 2, 2013
Miklos Hollender replied to joshua gillette's discussion 5x5 routine ?
"The bar should be mid-shin level, that means finding something to prop it up is important.  The 5 x 5 works well physiologically, but not so well phsychologically, it generally lacks that motivating feel-good "pump" what the more…"
Sep 2, 2013
Miklos Hollender replied to Malavacious's discussion Stronglifts 5x5 Experiment
"I think the problem with this powerlifting oriented programs is that they don't give that kind of motivation as normal body building when I do 5 x 10 lateral raises e.g. and that sort of stuff and feels good, looks good in the mirror, I feel…"
Sep 2, 2013
Miklos Hollender replied to Christopher Teague's discussion The Dream Car You Might Actually Own.
"Eh, owning a dream car is not so hard: 20 old ones are both cheap and look better than new ones. Joyriding with it once a weekend is not hard. Learning the skills and investing the time to refurbish and maintain it, that is harder -  there are…"
Sep 2, 2013

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Lumberjoe replied to Sir's discussion The Cost Disease in the group The Great Debate
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Drew replied to Drew's discussion Women with body image issues
"Hi, Thanks for the reply, its good having a female perspective on this. I've been with her about 5 years so I know about the 'up in arms about every little thing' issue haha. On a serious note, I don't think her mum realised…"
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The Cost Disease

[I]n the past fifty years, education costs have doubled, college costs have dectupled, health insurance costs have dectupled, subway costs have at least dectupled, and housing costs have increased by about fifty percent. US health care costs about four times as much as equivalent health care in other First World countries; US subways cost about eight times as much as equivalent subways in other First World countries...[A]ll of the numbers above are inflation-adjusted....And this is especially…See More
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