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My girlfriend calls this “starting a new life”. Whenever I go vegetarian for a month, or weeks without screens, or I start running every morning.

But I think you really nailed it. The cost of trying out theses “new lives” is pretty minor. But it has this huge upside potential of revealing to you that you’ve been living in a fog for years.

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May 1Liked by Nat Eliason

Thanks this was oddly beautiful

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Holy moly this was a great post. Read it right after (re)listening to the Made You Think episode on Antifragile, which indeed made me think I have become somewhat soft with myself. I have not been taking on new stimulations or challenges, not been growing through healthy stressors. And I see that in multiple areas of my life, where I am plateau-ing. I have signed up and started training for a marathon, and I have started a thorough review of statistics and probability to change my career path to data science. It will be uncomfortable for my older routines. And that is perfect. Have a great day Nat!

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May 1Liked by Nat Eliason

Hi Nat….cadmium is associated with dark chocolate lovers.

https://www.consumerreports.org/health/food-safety/lead-and-cadmium-in-dark-chocolate-a8480295550/

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Good post, I’ll be saving

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May 2Liked by Nat Eliason

Really had to laugh because, I did this the affirmations thing from Tony Robbins' hour of power and my neighbours did call the cops. I wrote about it here: https://findfocus.net/tony-robbins/

(even took a photo of the police car).

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There's the other side to this, as well. Realizing that all the other people can, and do, have factors limiting them, and viewing them accordingly.

It can do wonders for you, too, just by itself, not mentioning the second order effects.

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Love the image at the top.

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Ditto what Leon said!

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