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  1. Jakeeck

    HOT TOPIC The Worldwide Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic Discussion Thread...

    I understand this is improvement, but how does it help anything long-term? It only helps if you continue to keep everyone quarantined for an extremely, extremely long period of time. This virus started with only a couple people and Wuhan got up to 80k cases. Okay now let's imagine quarantine...
  2. Jakeeck

    HOT TOPIC The Worldwide Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic Discussion Thread...

    I've been bouncing around forums spending way more time than I should reading about this stuff, and this is about the only CS that I believe has a high chance of being true. I've had one close personal account who I posted earlier about in this thread (a client early 30s) who went down for a...
  3. Jakeeck

    HOT TOPIC The Worldwide Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic Discussion Thread...

    I'll take every bit of evidence into account. There's no way to truly ever know anyways. Your partners in Wuhan are probably just telling you what their news is telling them. Are they being told the truth? Who knows.
  4. Jakeeck

    HOT TOPIC The Worldwide Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic Discussion Thread...

    If she is right, there's no way an "official report" would reveal it.
  5. Jakeeck

    HOT TOPIC The Worldwide Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic Discussion Thread...

    I stocked up a bit today. Felt kinda silly because nobody else was and the cashier asked if I was buying for a restaurant lol. I've been reading a lot of accounts across multiple forums of people having a bad case of the flu -- except it wasn't the flu -- since January. I was originally on the...
  6. Jakeeck

    HOT TOPIC The Worldwide Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic Discussion Thread...

    Hearing the MLB is suspending everything indefinitely too.
  7. Jakeeck

    HOT TOPIC The Worldwide Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic Discussion Thread...

    A client of mine went down for an entire month and was on a respirator in his home. Also got tested for flu and turned up negative. Said he suspected it was Corona but nobody would test him for it even though he went to emergency room twice. Says he felt like he was going to die and that he has...
  8. Jakeeck

    Working through my biggest mental block. Here it is.

    Superb. This is all truly helping me re-build and re-frame to a healthier state of mind. On another note, this makes me realize how amazing the Internet is. It's popular to hate on technology nowadays, but it's the most amazing tool we (or at least I) have at our (my) disposal. Give me 100...
  9. Jakeeck

    Working through my biggest mental block. Here it is.

    The type of post that really makes me think. Love this. Thank you so much. This, specifically: "For example, I had a tenant come in who read on the 3rd-grade level. She's on disability for being "slow". I hooked her up with the local group that does tutoring. And I've been her cheerleader...
  10. Jakeeck

    Working through my biggest mental block. Here it is.

    Agreed, and if they DO choose to become more helpful, they'll regain that lost business. Their competitor who originally overtook them will lose business when they do this, which is again zero sum. Did something fly over my head?
  11. Jakeeck

    Working through my biggest mental block. Here it is.

    Yes. Even if nobody was around. Why? Hmm. I don't know. I would feel bad leaving her there. It would make me feel good to help. I don't get that feeling from my work though. I help people gain more business and what? They make some more money? They're already well-off enough anyway. If I'm...
  12. Jakeeck

    Working through my biggest mental block. Here it is.

    Okay. Will circle back when I finish.
  13. Jakeeck

    Working through my biggest mental block. Here it is.

    I'm not ruling this out because how could I ever know, but you said something earlier I want to bring up. "Feels a little zero sum..." Isn't everything zero sum? Say you help someone overcome a barrier in their business and they go on to gain more customers. Win-win right? But that person's...
  14. Jakeeck

    Working through my biggest mental block. Here it is.

    Why do you do that though (help people just for the sake of it?) There has to be a reason. You have 16 hours in a day to do things. Why would you spend any amount of it on helping people if it provided you nothing in return? There has to be something: -forum status -social recognition -better...
  15. Jakeeck

    Working through my biggest mental block. Here it is.

    You nailed it in your example. That's a quintessential thing I would do (and have done). Interesting approach. I'm going to try it. Thank you!
  16. Jakeeck

    Working through my biggest mental block. Here it is.

    Thank you for this. I had been avoiding coming back into this thread due to fear of exposing myself as a narcissist or total a**hole, but this was refreshing for me to hear. I definitely relate to being in that limbo of being between groups/social circles right now. I appreciate everyone else...
  17. Jakeeck

    Working through my biggest mental block. Here it is.

    I've been down the spiritual route for a while and am just coming out of it after a few years. Maybe I missed something, but I feel like even monks are in the same cycle as everyone else. They're chasing something -- enlightenment. That's their dragon. No matter how much awareness they gain or...
  18. Jakeeck

    Working through my biggest mental block. Here it is.

    I've been coasting for about 6 months now. On paper, it seems I should have enough, but I don't think anyone escapes the hedonic treadmill. There has to be progress.
  19. Jakeeck

    Working through my biggest mental block. Here it is.

    I value producing high-quality, creative work. Where a mutually beneficial relationship is formed. My favorite thing is coming up with creative solutions that nobody has ever thought about and being recognized for them. As for getting out of the bed in the morning? Usually nothing nowadays. I...

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