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posted ago by happybillmoney ago by happybillmoney +87 / -1

Hello fellow consumers,

As always thank you to everyone that participated in the last weekly and remember you are Operation MONKE!

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Note: Another great weekly, well done everyone.


This Weeks Discussion Theme: Consume Life Pro Tips

This weekly is dedicated to passing on wisdom and advice from one King to another. We will call these life pro tips. These could be anything from useful everyday advice to some deeper philosophical nugget of wisdom. And of course, be careful whose advice you buy, but be patient with those who supply it.

Discussion ideas:

  • What life pro tip do you have?
  • Maybe share a life lesson that someone could learn from?
  • Have you ever heard a bad pro tip or been given bad advice? What would you recommend instead?

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Ambien_And_Vodka 30 points ago +32 / -2

ADVICE:

  • Learn how to make a dozen healthy, quick and easy dinners that take less than five minutes to prepare. Keep them healthy, QUICK and simple because you won't feel like fucking around after a hard day's work.

  • Record your recipes so they can be adjusted and perfected over time.

  • Use these recipes to create a two week meal plan.

  • Consider learning to cook without oil. Most soups, sauces and gravies required fried onions, however you'll save time and calories and never notice the difference with onion powder substitution in many recipes.

  • Stop having deserts. You are an adult and it's completely unnecessary after a satisfying meal. Break your addiction to sugar. Processed sugar is not your friend.

BENEFIT:

  • You'll soon look forward to your own cooking and not care about expensive and unhealthy fast food.

  • You'll be able to efficiently grocery shop once a week and get what you need and actually use it rather than fucking around each night trying to decide what takeaway junk food to eat.

  • You'll become healthier and lose weight because a healthy diet that is enjoyable will make you crave healthy food rather than oily, salty, sugary junk.

  • You are awesome and deserve to end your day of hard work in style. Rather than spending 15 minutes waiting in a queue with filthy joggers to order toxic fast food, why not spend 5 minutes in your kitchen and make a bowl of the world's most delicious curry pumpkin soup, garnished with croutons, coriander and a swirl of coconut milk, served with an oven warmed buttered bread roll or garlic bread and a glass of red wine?

Here's my suggestion for meal plan recipes. Everyone has their own tastes and these are only intended as examples:


SPICY ARRABBIATA PASTA OR GNOCCHI WITH CHEESY BROCCOLINI

Preparation: 2 minutes, cooking time: 4 minutes

Use store-bought arrabbiata sauce (some are nicer when blended smooth) and store-bought gnocchi or "fresh" filled pasta such as tortellini, agnolotti or ravioli for extra protein. Boil pasta or gnocchi as per instructions and throw a couple of handfuls of sliced broccolini into the salted boiling water for 60 seconds right at the end. Drain, reuse the pot to heat the sauce until bubbling. Combine drained pasta, broccolini and mix in some grated tasty cheese. Perfect with a glass of red wine or a beer.


CHILI CON CARNE ON RICE

Preparation: 5 minutes, cooking time: 5 minutes

Combine passata, grated carrot, chicken stock powder, garlic powder, cumin, chili and seasoning in a jug and microwave until bubbling furiously. Add washed, drained canned kidney beans and thawed frozen corn. Reheat and serve on 90 second microwave rice with some grated tasty cheese or make tacos with it.


INDIAN KORMA PANEER ON RICE

Preparation: 2 minutes, cooking time: 4 minutes

Combine store-bought curry paste, passata, water and cashews and microwave until bubbling furiously. Blend until smooth. The cashews will thicken it into a smooth, creamy gravy, but you'll only need about 9 cashews per serving. Add thawed frozen peas and corn and cubes of fetta (tastier than paneer) and some cashews if you like. Serve on 90 second microwave rice or garlic naan bread (briefly microwave the naan so it tastes nice and fresh and soft). Spicy curries are nice with slices of cucumber to cool things down if you enjoy living on the edge.


CHINESE BEEF (OR TOFU) AND BROCCOLI

Preparation: 5 minutes, cooking time: 5 minutes

Fry beef strips or firm tofu cubes in a (very) lightly oiled pan. Blanch broccoli in bubbling salted water for no more than 40 seconds and drain. Throw the blanched broccoli in the hot pan with the protein and add some cashews if you want. Add store-bought stir-fry sauce and serve on 90 second microwave rice.


STIR-FRY

Preparation: 5 minutes, cooking time: 5 minutes

I'd recommend using carrot, broccoli or broccolini, celery and baby corn spears from a can and use whatever protein (meat / tofu) you want. Bok-choy or normal cabbage is nice too. You can't screw this up! Find a store-bought sauce you like (i.e. black bean, Thai red curry, Thai green curry, Chinese curry, oyster sauce, etc). Fry protein in a hot pan before frying vegetables and combining sauce. Throw in some cashews if you like. Some Thai curry pastes also need coconut milk. Throw in some packet "fresh" noodles or serve with store-bought fried noodles or 90 second microwave rice.


PIE AND FRIES WITH ROAST CARROT, PEAS AND GRAVY

Preparation: 5 minutes, cooking time: 35 minutes

Peel and cut carrots into long, thick wedges. Add carrot to a lightly spray-oiled, alfoil covered oven tray. Lightly spray-oiled the carrots and add the frozen fries and the pie. Bake as per instructions (usually 35 mins). Thaw frozen peas and make some gravy from powder. Instant mashed potato is very nice too, especially when made with white pepper, extra nice with corn kernels mixed in! If you haven't tried roast carrot before then you're in for a treat!


SOUPS

Preparation: 5 minutes (peeling and dicing vegetables), cooking time: 20 minutes

All of these soups taste very different but are essentially the same. Combine chunky diced vegetables (don't care too much because it'll get blended), spices and water in a pot. Cover, boil and simmer for 20 minutes. Add some coconut milk and stab blend until smooth. Serve with croutons and buttered bread or an oven warmed bread roll or garlic bread. Top with "fresh" frozen coriander and a swirl of coconut milk if you're feeling fancy:

  • Cream of curry pumpkin soup: [Vegetables: pumpkin, potato] [Spices: chicken stock powder, curry powder, onion powder, garlic powder, ginger powder, seasoning]

  • Cream of cauliflower and mustard soup: [Vegetables: cauliflower, potato, carrot, celery] [Spices: vegetable stock powder, yellow mustard seeds, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, turmeric (for color), chili powder and seasoning]

  • Cream of carrot and ginger: [Vegetables: carrot, potato] [Spices: vegetable stock powder, ginger powder, onion powder, nutmeg, seasoning]

  • Cream of potato soup: [Vegetables: potato] [Spices: vegetable stock powder, garlic power, onion powder, brown sugar, seasoning]

  • Cream of corn soup: [Vegetables: potato, celery, canned or frozen corn] [Spices: chicken stock, onion powder, garlic powder, seasoning] If you like it smooth then use a high powered blender then sieve to remove any fiber. Throw in some corn kernels before serving.

  • Cream of tomato soup: [Vegetables: passata, potato, carrot, celery] [Spices: chicken stock powder, onion powder, garlic powder, dried parsley, seasoning] <--- Supernaturally delicious with garlic bread!


Example of a meal plan based mostly on the above-mentioned recipes:

  1. Cream of cauliflower and mustard soup with croutons and an oven warmed roll or garlic bread

  2. Curried Sausages (with carrot and peas) on rice or mashed potato

  3. Pie and chips with roast carrot, peas and gravy

  4. Chili Con Carne or tacos

  5. Cream of curry pumpkin soup with croutons and an oven warmed roll or garlic bread

  6. Spicy, cheesy arrabbiata pasta or gnocchi with broccolini and garlic bread

  7. Chinese Beef and Broccoli (with cashews) on Rice

  8. Steak with mashed potato and pan-fried mushrooms, carrot, gravy and buttered bread

  9. Cream of tomato soup with croutons and garlic bread

  10. Indian paneer korma on rice or garlic naan bread

  11. Store-bought pasty with baked beans (add white pepper) or with risotto or with macaroni and cheese

  12. Thai Green Curry on crispy fried noodles

This is just an example of a meal plan for the cooler seasons. I didn't go too-crazy because everyone has different tastes and my intention was only to make a point about how valuable this can be to your time, budget, happiness and health. You'd need at least few more recipes to prevent yourself from getting bored. Your meal plan will only be viable if every recipe is a favorite. Don't include anything you're unsure about because that'll be a weak link. Just please ensure every recipe is ridiculously easy and effortless and try to enjoy each recipe at least once a month so you don't forget how nice they all are.

This may seem trivial, but if you do this, it'll bring you nothing but positive results and you'll wish you did it sooner: it's quicker, healthier, cheaper, easier, tastier and far more dignified because you deserve to be treated well.

Phew, I hope at least one person takes the time to read this.

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Blursed2021 8 points ago +11 / -3

Sorry dude I stopped reading when you said to use powdered onion over the real thing.

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melonfelon 24 points ago +26 / -2

I have a disagreement about 1 ingredient therefore the rest of you detailed post is useless

😒 just use onions then

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Blursed2021 2 points ago +5 / -3

If someone shows a serious lapse in judgment, that's going to color everything else I read from them. If it's something as fundamental as cooking and the use of onions then it's going to color it so severely to make it not worth reading.

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Ambien_And_Vodka 3 points ago +4 / -1

What do you think onion powder is made from???

EDIT: No, onion powder doesn't contain any of the "shit" you claim it does. It's made from 100% dehydrated onion. It's literally onion.

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Blursed2021 3 points ago +4 / -1

Onions, shit to make it shelf stable forever. You're acting like we're talking about truffles. Onions are cheap and plentiful. They store well in the fridge.

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Ambien_And_Vodka 3 points ago +3 / -0

Onion powder is made 100% of dehydrated onion.

You are screaming and crying about how onion is better than onion.

You're funny. I like you.

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Blursed2021 1 point ago +1 / -0

Show me a nutrition label that says that.

And no, I'm not screaming and crying, I'm merely pushing back at a bugman existence. Bugmen eat out of little jars instead of eating the real thing. Bugmen think onions are a sign of haute cuisine.

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panama_sucks -1 points ago +2 / -3

lmao two internet shut-ins arguing about who is the biggest loser, go on

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non-binaryisbullshit 1 point ago +1 / -0

onions are the most delicious vegetable, I never cook without them.

I only use onion powder when I am making something with breadcrumbs.

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Blursed2021 1 point ago +1 / -0

What do you cook with breadcrumbs and onion powder?

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Ambien_And_Vodka 4 points ago +5 / -1

Using onion as a seasoning is a common cooking practice.

Keep an open mind and try it: I guarantee you won't know the difference if you're making blended soups or sauces.

I appreciate this will make most fancy chef's heads explode, but I am correct.

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Blursed2021 0 points ago +3 / -3

More nonsense. I have tried just using onion powder. It's called not having onions. It isn't the same.

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Ambien_And_Vodka 3 points ago +4 / -1

Onion powder is made from 100% onion.

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Ambien_And_Vodka 3 points ago +4 / -1

More than 1/3 of Americans are obese. If you want calories from oil then add oil, however many people would benefit from gaining calories in more nutritional ways. The recipes I proposed using onion powder are blended, so texture is not a factor.

Using onion powder as a seasoning works very well.

I was repeatedly clear these were suggestions and subject to personal taste.

You have my permission to drink oil and eat onions.

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non-binaryisbullshit 1 point ago +1 / -0

oil is not unhealthy.

it is very important to get fats in your diet. olive oil is a great way to do this.

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Blursed2021 1 point ago +3 / -2

Ah, yes, it was because it wasn't fancy enough. You know, onions being the sign of haute cuisine and all that.

What recipe? It was Irish lamb stew. Famously eaten only by snobs. I had to put my pinky in the air while using a spoon, of course.

Bugmen prefer mass produced shelf stable products over the real thing. If that makes me a snob so be it.

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BluegrassAnon 1 point ago +1 / -0

It’s a good thing you did, you would have seen all his excellent recipes that involve microwaving frozen/canned food 😂😂

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Blursed2021 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yeah I'm glad I saved myself from reading that

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overrun 3 points ago +3 / -0

I get the bitch about onion powder, I don't use it either. However, it is a step you don't have to think about. This is key for anyone that has not cooked before which seemed to be the main point of your post. You can always add real onion later as you master other things first.

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zzbg 2 points ago +2 / -0

As a related note, always keep a bit of meat in your fridge, so if that night is an "i want something quick and easy and work was a bitch" night you dont have to worry about dethawing stuff.

I pretty much always have at least two dethawed chicken breasts and at least one unit of red meat in the fridge and ready to go.

Also get a crockpot. If you know a day is agoing to be long or something, with literally 0 effort you can come home and have dinner already waiting, even if you havent wifed someone up.

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BetterTedThanDead 2 points ago +2 / -0

Thank you for this!

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Notdryer 1 point ago +1 / -0

Sorry I don't cook anything that doesn't have a dash of Zogger tears or a pinch of Atheisalt

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Notdryer 18 points ago +20 / -2

It's "jack of all trades master of one," not "none." You can't be good at everything, but you can be great at one thing. If it's a niche thing and/or you were born gifted you might even be the best at it one day. It takes a lot of perseverence and hard work thou, and also if you try to do something that isn't challenging enough you will eventually give up out of boredom.

So go be the best at something and God be with ye.

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tellmywifehello 4 points ago +4 / -0

... but often times better than a master of one.

Benefit: Be a complete man.

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ModsBanPaleos 1 point ago +1 / -0

Smoothbrain doesnt know the rest of the saying

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panama_sucks -1 points ago +1 / -2

be a simple man. good song and good advice in life

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happybillmoney [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

right on

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TheBubbleBursts 16 points ago +16 / -0

Great post, I could ramble on with an absolutely enormous wall of text, but nah. Just a couple for now.

What life pro tip do you have?

I'll give two:

  1. In the spirit of the old reddit sub, here's my favorite tip to reduce frivolous internet time: if there's literally any part of you, no matter how great or small, telling you not to make that comment/post/social media update, don't do it. A substantial time saver for at least myself.

  2. Most agree will power is a finite resource. The biggest way to not lose to temptation is to avoid it completely. Dieting? Don't bring foods that violate it into your home. Going nofap? Don't look at anything made to cause arousal. A shorter term strategy I employ when tempted, physically distance myself from whatever is the problem, preferably to another room.

Have you ever heard a bad pro tip or been given bad advice? What would you recommend instead?

"Good things come to those who wait."

Sometimes, sure. But much more often than not, it's up to you to make it happen. Take initiative, kings and queens.

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Notdryer 4 points ago +4 / -0

This is actually great advice. I never wanted to go no fap (I'm a level 5 chad with too many male hormones telling me to constantly do the four F's) but I stopped bringing my phone to the shower to fap to porn, and before I knew it I was actually fap ping less.

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antisemiticAF 1 point ago +1 / -0

Try cold showers, they help a lot to get rid of urges. Just don't be retarded about it, start off wetting most of your body parts, starting from your feet, just using your hands.

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panama_sucks -1 points ago +2 / -3

dumbest pro tips I ever heard. are you 14?

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Gottmituns 16 points ago +17 / -1

Drink water

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Smol_Gobbo 9 points ago +12 / -3

Also eat meat.

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DragonsDontEatSoy 1 point ago +1 / -0

Decentralization is the way forward.

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Notdryer 5 points ago +5 / -0

And if youre eating plants beans and brassicae are the meat of the plant world. Don't forgot your garlic and olive oil.

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Silence_Is_Violence 16 points ago +16 / -0

There are plenty of fish in the sea. You will be backstabbed at least once

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KasierVonGoguryeo191 5 points ago +5 / -0

Can speak from experience, don't get hung up on it, no matter how painful it may have been. It's better to spend time outside of your house, and with friends to get your mind off it

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soge 15 points ago +15 / -0

don't watch 99% of anime

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Notdryer 2 points ago +2 / -0

Only watch thought provoking anime that doesn't answer its own questions, eg ghost in the shell.

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Cj71 15 points ago +15 / -0

Going to college isnt so bad if you major in a STEM field, you will find a job. Learn to code.

Take calculated risks financially when younger when it comes to stocks or investments. When you get closer to retirement, you dont want to risk losing as much.

Fall in love with working out. Be patient. Steroids are not worth it.

Optimize diet and nutrition for maximum tesosterone production. Take Zinc, Magnesium, Boron, fat soluble vitamins A, D3, K2 (MK-4), and E (mixed tocopherols), Creatine, Selenium, Iodine, and B complex. Make sure they are bioavailable: minerals are chelated to an amino acid, b vitamins are methylated/phosphorylated.

The Christian girl who is close to her family, introduces you early, and you get along with her family too: she may be a keeper.

Most, if not all, of your friends from highschool you will never talk to again. Still have fun with them while it lasts though.

Forgive your parents. They may suck but use their flaws as how not to raise your own children.

Theres nothing wrong with taking time doing something you love to do, even if its "watching anime" or "playing videogames". Just dont waste all day everyday on it. Dont be so damn serious all the time.

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GeorgeFentanylFloyd 13 points ago +13 / -0

Don’t live beyond your means. One of the biggest problems in America right now

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Blursed2021 10 points ago +10 / -0

Talk to your elders. Ask them for advice. This elder can be something like a teacher who seems to have their life together. Most of them will be happy to share their success.

Research your genealogy. It gives one a tremendous sense of place.

Realize that if someone is praising your potential, that usually means you aren't living up to it. Eventually people will stop praising your potential and just think you're a waste of talent.

If you find the right girl, marry her. Go on a car trip first though, spend time with her family, build something complicate together. These things will test you. Women are emotional; an olive branch in the form of an apology will go a long way and they will typically admit they are being childish after.

Have kids, and once you have them, realize your life is now about their life. Have kids young. It's way easier to wake up 5 times a night at 25 than 35.

Please don't be one of these retards who think women need to make money. They need to raise your kids.

Develop a craft. This might be totally useless, this might wind up into a career. I had a neighbor who did these elaborate star trek cosplays. I thought it was lame. Now he's making some serious bank churning out plastic capeshit. He saw a market and utilized his talents.

Jews might not have your interests at heart but that doesn't mean you have to play their games. Patronize white business.

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TheWestYearZero 9 points ago +9 / -0

Your life is defined and directed by the people you associate with.

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overrun 2 points ago +2 / -0

This is a huge point specifically if it is job related. Work with losers, you'll be a loser. Groups normalize each other to the point of holding anyone back who is trying to get ahead. See crabs in a pot analogy for more.

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pizzakek 8 points ago +8 / -0

Since i posted super late in the older about diet and this one allows it, i'mma repost that post.

Some words from the occult/alt health world that i stand by (might be crossovered from mainstream health, but if so, it's atleast not highlighted here)

Whatever you eat, eat it slowly. Never eat in a hurry. If you are in a hurry, then fast, unless you are starving.

Don't do other activites when you eat. Don't read and don't watch videos, don't listen to music. If you can, eat in a natural environment, where birds sing but nobody watches you.

Before you eat, cast your hands in a prayer form upon the food and impress it with your wishes. Take your time and don't think about hunger while u do so. While a whole lotta shit has been said about the effects of this, it at the very least employs positive self suggestion to remind you what you are about, and try to achieve through a good diet. Also sets the mood for slow, conscious consumption of food.

Fat is good.

Sugar kills.

Alcohol is broken down by those same enzymes that break down estrogens, so you are either flushing alcohol or estrogens. Inb4 man tits

If you have several bad food addictions and don't know how to stop, muster the will to go 1 week with only brown rice with basic adds like olive oil and pepper and water. It will change your sense of taste in such a way you won't believe it, and healthy food will be the only thing you will crave after (and the only that will satisfy you).

Source: Sources.

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carolinacristero 7 points ago +7 / -0

Cook your own food (eggs, meat, vegetables), stop drinking, don't do drugs, spend a lot of time outside, grow your own food if you are able

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KasierVonGoguryeo191 5 points ago +5 / -0

I need advice with working out. I haven't gone since wuflu shut down the gyms last year, I started for about a month and half, going once a week, but have since felt unmotivated and don't really want to go back. I'm a weakling who can't even do a pull up, terrible push up form, and can't do sit ups without someone holding my feet. I dunno, is it even worth going back? I've been weak all my life and I just don't think I can do it

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DrNilesCrane___ 3 points ago +3 / -0

Yes it's worth it. Weightlifting has been one of the greatest things in my life. Been lifting for about 18 years now. The Arnold Schwarzenegger encyclopedia is a great resource. I'm no bodybuilder by any means but I still find it to be very useful... Lots of good advice about form, etc Just do it and don't worry about being weak. Everyone was where you are once upon a time. In my experience, the biggest dudes at the gym are some of the nicest. Don't be afraid or intimidated to ask for help. You might make some new friends and having friends at the gym is the all-time best motivator to go. I think of my gym like Cheers. Sometimes I don't even really need to go but I do just to see my buddies and end up having a great workout. You can do it man. You'll look back at this time and think "I'm so glad I got my shit together."

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KasierVonGoguryeo191 2 points ago +2 / -0

What's your routine? How many days, how many hours, and what'd you do?

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DrNilesCrane___ 4 points ago +4 / -0

SUN - Lord's day

Based

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tellmywifehello 1 point ago +1 / -0

Do it for Shia.

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ethr 5 points ago +6 / -1

Linus sex tips

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DEPORT_DOOMERS 4 points ago +4 / -0

Stop watching porn

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AlmostBased 4 points ago +4 / -0

Don't be lazy. If a small part of you wants to do something, then do it. Don't wait until bed time to load the dishwasher, and then conveniently put away your clean folded clothes. Do it immediately. There are two benefits of doing tasks as soon as possible. You will not have to stress over the task or remember to do it later. Also, in case anything urgent comes up, you won't be over encumbered by tasks you were too lazy to do.

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non-binaryisbullshit 4 points ago +4 / -0

delete your reddit account

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ImperialTeddy 3 points ago +3 / -0

I'm very young, so I don't have much to offer, but I will say that your mind and spirit act somewhat independently of what you want. For example, you told yourself you'd wake up early this morning and go to the gym, but your body just says no because you're sore / relationship trouble etc.

The only way to fix this if it's a big issue for you is to train it like you would a muscle. It's tough.

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overrun 1 point ago +1 / -0

But the discipline to complete hard work can be a factor of success.

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AlwaysBeHappy 3 points ago +3 / -0

First comment from my account here:- (Im a young guy so i will give something simple)

  1. Don't buy something just because it looks attractive. You don't absolutely need it now? Please refuse and buy only needed stuff.
  2. Don't sit in front of electronics 24/7. Do something physical.
  3. Spend more time with family, Do tea gatherings and sutff (if thats whay u guys call it)
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zzbg 3 points ago +3 / -0

Be willing to do an analysis of your friends and cut them if necessary. Dont get tied to bad company just because youve been friends since highschool- if they are degens or put you at risk, be confortable abandoning that relationship. I kust recently cut out two of my friends after realizing that they were both massive coomers, and continued interaction with them would likely draw Law enforcement scrutiny onto myself, even if as simple as an interview about them.

If my relationship with you puts me on LEO radar for shit you are doing that is not Cause related, you are gone.

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overrun 2 points ago +2 / -0

Own Tools and Learn Proper Usage

You need more than a Leatherman type multitool to be self-sufficient. Your tool kit should cover the basics for electrical, mechanical, woodworking, and possibly under sink & toilet plumbing. Then add anything specialized such as bicycle, phone, or computer repair tools.

Look for quality used tools at flea markets and yard sales then stick to US, Europe, Japan, & Taiwan made. You'll save a lot vs. buying newly made in China and quality will be first rate.

For electrical, you need a good multimeter. Top quality is made by Fluke. They are expensive but they last. I've had mine for 20+ years and use it weekly. If you spend for one now, you won't worry about it later. Don't know what the warranty is now but mine had an issue about 10 years after I bought it. Sent it in for repair and they replaced it with the newest version. However, you can also get by initially with a disposable Chinese one. That is better than nothing and some of them aren't bad.

Basics

Slip-joint pliers

Needle-nose pliers w/ insulated handles

Vise-grip pliers standard jaw (medium size to start)

Vise-grip pliers needle-nose (small size)

Channel-Lock 421 pliers (optional but handy)

Pipe wrench (optional, small & medium)

Diagonal wire cutters w/ insulated handles

Wire stripper/crimper w/ insulated handles

Adjustable wrench ("Crescent" type, small & medium)

Combination wrench set (up to 3/4" standard & up to 19mm metric)

Claw hammer

Ball-peen hammer

Set of shaft screwdrivers (small-medium-large, Philips & blade)

1/4" hex bit screwdriver handle w/ set of bits

Allen & Torx hex bit set (standard, metric, & security types)

Hacksaw frame w/ assorted blades

Handsaw (optional, can sub Coghlan's Sierra saw here)

1 1/2" putty knife / scraper

Multimeter

8" files (round, flat, mill types)

3/8" drive socket set (up to 3/4" standard & up to 19mm metric)

(+ short / long extensions, univ. joint, & ratchet)

Soldering-iron (30-40W range + 60/40 solder & non-acid flux)

3/8" corded drill (not as handy as cordless, cheap & never deal w/ batteries)

50' grounded extension cord

Drill bits (standard & metric up to 3/8" & 9mm)

Unibit step drill Countersink bit

Ratchet & C-clamps

Locking tape measure

Level (bullet & 12" - 18")

Combination square

Black & Decker WorkMate

Workbench w/ 3" vise

You don't need to buy everything at once. Above list is in the order I would buy things if I was starting from scratch. There are gaps but the above should cover most jobs you encounter around your place or car. Adding a larger handsaw, power circular saw w/ track guide etc. will increase your capability and what you are able to do.

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migrant88 1 point ago +1 / -0
  1. You don't know as much as you should. One solution is reading good books

  2. People often argue about the same thing

  3. Based on my experience now, what people want most is to feel important

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SeproDep 1 point ago +1 / -0

Basically, don't be me.

I'm a 250lb slob who does nothing but play games all day. I also masturbate, though rather than p*rn (I hate that stuff), I fap to anime girls flipping the middle finger.

I have a habit of staying up, and getting g up, way too late. Typically, I go to sleep at 4AM and wake up at 1PM. Heck, as I'm writing this, it's 4AM.

It'd be easy to turn everything around and become a good person, but the thing is, I don't feel like it.

As I said at the top, don't be me.

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Mrs762x51mm 1 point ago +1 / -0

Do not covet your neighbors house, wife, ect. Number 10 of our Fathers commandments is pretty simple yet the very opposite is observably true in most neighborhoods. The misery of the keeping up with the Jones’s is so obvious it is painful, yet so many fall victim to it.

I have always worked against this norm and choose to surround myself with others that choose to rejoice and be happy for others accomplishments! You would be astonished at how encouraging and finding happiness through others can positively impact your life and others.

Your path in life is unique, constantly comparing yourself indefinitely leads to disappointment. Being grateful for what your reality is is important. What you don’t have is an opportunity to take the necessary steps to reevaluate your game plan and execute accordingly.

No amount of others pain will improve your situation. Wanting everyone to be equally miserable as you is a terrible, self-destructive habit that should be actively worked against.

Beware of people that embrace this and refuse to change this behavior pattern, as they are like cancer to those around them. I grew up in a little town that exemplified this and I am grateful to be far away from the town and the people that harbor such an attitude.

‘If you love me, keep my commandments’ -John 14:15

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tycho 1 point ago +1 / -0

Do the gym in the morning. It might be hard, but if you wake up an hour earlier than usual, drink two cups of coffee in a one hour period, you'll be jazzed to go. Add in some nofap, and you'll crave the gym. It's amazing when that happens. Without testosterone, you're just making your joints hurt.

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Schizo_Thinker 1 point ago +1 / -0

Some Advice that has helped me regain autonomy is life is chaotic but you can bring order to your domicile. Keeping a clean home makes life a little easier. Having a fun and valuable hobby is better for the mind than gaming after work, I find it leaves me feeling satisfied and like I am not wasting my time. Alcohol can be tasty but it isn't an everyday treat, it is a substance that needs to be respected, lest you fall down the pit of drunken poor decisions. Make major decisions on a clear head and don't allow those who have something to gain from it sway you. Ex: a car salesman trying to get you to buy a car. Lastly remember you are the king of your life, so make choices like you are one.

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FunkWatch 1 point ago +1 / -0

Don't be afraid to cut certain people out of your life. Just because you've been friends with someone for a long time doesn't mean that you have an obligation to spend time with them. Over the past two years, one of my best friends has completely descended into a shitty lifestyle. Smokes 4 grams of weed a day, eats almost nothing but fast food, watches tons of anime, stays up all night and sleeps all day, can't stay committed to obligations, hooks up with e-whores, etc.

I forced myself to hang out with him, since he used to be a great person, until I realized that he was dragging me down. You're the sum of the people around you. Don't be afraid to leave a friend or a group of friends. Being alone is more rewarding than being around a group of people you can no longer stand. Put the effort you spend on them towards finding a new group of people who are more aligned with your passions and values.

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KasierVonGoguryeo191 1 point ago +1 / -0

Ok, I'll give some for the young'n's that we got here, even though I'm not even 20 lol. In high school, find good people you know you can trust, spend time with them, bond with them. Try to find your interest, it may even lead to what you wish to do with your life, it won't happen all at once, trust me. Don't worry about girls, high school relationships are meaningless, but if you do have one, don't waste your experience and time. In high school, I was pretty open about my beliefs that align with here, and I'd make remarks that any one of you would make here in high school, but I highly recommend to not do what I did, I didn't escape without getting into trouble for that, it was only a couple times but still, I know for any of you unfortunate to be in public school it must be hard to see all the degeneracy there and not say anything, but trust me, it's better to keep it to yourself, or to a group of friends if they're alright with those beliefs. Drop casual redpills on your friends, it could save them in the future, don't bombard them with "jew this and jew that" all at once. Lastly, if you feel down, don't turn to porn, I know it's easy to do, especially after a break up, but trust me, it's not good, and can lead to bad places, not speaking from experience of the latter, but I don't wish that for any of you. This is the best I can give for any of you, sorry if this is a bit too general, but if this helps someone in anyway, I've done my job, thanks for reading

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Captain_Raamsley 1 point ago +1 / -0

I've realized lately just how good for you worshipping Christ is. That's my only piece of advice for now. Spend 30 minutes each day worshiping Christ somehow.

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