Experiments: The Good Life

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I believe that to avoid regret at death, it is imperative to strive for and live your unique version of "The Good Life", which comprises four pillars: Health, Wealth, Love, and Happiness. Here is my version of The Good Life:

Health

  • Be fit enough to survive a zombie apocalypse.

    • Weigh 200 lbs (270 lbs, as of 11/22/17)
      • IIFYM (If It Fits Your Macros)
      • IF (Intermittent Fasting)
      • Whole30 (removing inflammation-causing foods from diet)
    • Swim
      • Swim 500 m without stopping.
      • Swim 1,000 m without stopping.
    • Run
      • Run 1 mi without stopping.
      • Run 2 mi without stopping (aka fitness test).
      • Run 5 km (3.1 mi) without stopping.
      • Run 10 km (6.2 mi) without stopping.
    • Pull-ups
      • Perform 1 pull-up from dead hang.
      • Perform 5 pull-ups from dead hang.
      • Perform 10 pull-ups from dead hang.
      • Perform 20 pull-ups from dead hang.
      • Perform 1 muscle-up.
      • Perform 5 muscle-ups.
      • Perform 10 muscle-ups.

  • Feel no pain when moving my body.

    • Cure lower back pain
    • Correct alignment of my bones and muscles.
      • Knock-knees
      • Pelvic tilt

  • Be health enough for great sex

Wealth

  • The more you learn, the more you earn.

    • "A formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune."
    • Interests include:
      • Coding / Apps
      • Large Technology / Tools
      • Real Estate / Owning Property
      • Farming / Food Production
      • Biotechnology (cyborgs and shit)
      • Interpersonal Communication
      • Knowledge of Self
      • Thinking about thinking / Psychology
      • Social / Religious Movements
      • Convincing people of ____
      • Negotiations
      • Contracts & Law
      • Managing People
      • Managing Money (owning / directing corporations)
      • Movies, TV, Social Media (propaganda, advertising)
      • Water, Energy, and other Valuable Resources

  • Buy my freedom/time.

    • Gain [good enough] financial literacy
      • I know this is not one of my strengths, so I'll put my best efforts in other endeavors; but financial literacy is the foundation for building wealth.
      • Cut expenses: food, rent, vices, etc.
      • Save money: you need capital to make moves.
    • Own assets
      • Own $1,000 in assets
      • Own $2,000 in assets
      • Own $5,000 in assets
      • Own $10,000 in assets
      • Own $20,000 in assets
      • Own $50,000 in assets
      • Own $100,000 in assets
      • Own $250,000 in assets
      • Own $500,000 in assets
      • Own $1,000,000 in assets
    • Money in the bank
      • Become a Millionaire
      • Become a Multi-Millionaire
      • Become a Hundred-Millionaire
      • Become a Billionaire
    • Own my own companies

  • Pay off my debt to parents.

    • Give my mom $1,000,000 cash
    • Give my dad $1,000,000 cash
    • Teach my parents financial literacy

Love

  • Have 5 dear and close friends who understand me and give me the support I need.

    1. Nathan Wailes
    2. Denise Mercado
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  • Help my parents understand who I am and the way I see the world.

    • My current relationship with my parents is pretty cliche: "parents just don't understand" -- see my experiments here

  • Meet a romantic / Life partner(s)

    • I'm a romantic, so I believe in the possibility of soulmates -- essentially, really great matches for growing through the life stages together.

Happiness

  • Do something everyday that makes me happy

    • Dogs: being a calm, assertive pack leader to a large pack of dogs -- see my experiments with my dog HeyBigBoy
    • Nature: day hikes, overnight backpacking / camping, ocean views.
    • Moving my body: exercise, partner dancing.
    • Urban Bicycling: biking through traffic as an immediate, physical metaphor for using the strength and skills to move fluently through Life.
    • Food: nourishment that tastes good.

  • Subvert the system.

    • “A nation's greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members.”
    • Compassion / Understanding.