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Life at House Fly is Both Charmed and Progressing

I took a long hike today amidst treacherous rocks and felled trees — did it until I felt my legs were about to fall off. I grilled some chicken and had some salad, drank copious amounts of water and then cleaned up and made everything neat and tidy. I live smart and efficiently and always look for better ways to live. I don’t consumer errantly and I certainly do not surround myself with reprobates. I listen to good music made by smart people and avoid degeneracy as my top priority. I barely drink and if I do — I do so in a manner that comports with the standards of being a gentleman.

See, I trade for a living and create software for traders and risk my own money and the money of my family in markets that are not only unpredictable, but largely non-sensical. I cannot afford to take it easy or not be industrious and I certainly can never succumb to the pressures of post-modernism and become subservient to anything but my own interests.

I don’t consider myself to be successful — but on my way towards something greater by doing something that I love. I am never jealous of others, but I do admire them. I am never a victim of anything, because I am a willing participant in almost all of the short comings I’ve had. No one put a gun to my head and said “BUY XIV — and be sure not to read the prospectus.”

I am in the process of losing my ego and do not feeeeel I am better than anyone else. I do, however, acknowledge that I have special talents that are in fact valuable; but these talents aren’t exactly curing COVID-19. In my small world, they are valuable, so I leverage them and genuinely hope that I can help others live better.

I am never insulted by comments directed at me, nor do I feel a sense of aggrandizement when people compliment me. I am always appreciative of the time people give me and the actions they perform for my benefit and hope to repay them in kind.

I consider myself to be a work in progress and try to absorb as much information about things that I can — always curious, always open to the idea that I can be wrong. I do not like to think conspiratorial and find it to be a depressant; but I am also a natural cynic and regularly fight against it to trust others.

In my earlier years I used to feeeeel people were bad, and everyone was rotten and the world was doomed — but as I grew older and wise and checked my ego — I realized that was a reflection of my own insecurities. Some people are dreadful and irredeemable — but on the whole humans are great, creators of beautiful and convenient things. The vast majority of the people I know and have come across in life mean well and are fun to be around. I have no reason to not be bullish on mankind.

Some of my lifetime goals include reading every notable classic novel, all important works by influential philosophers, watching every classic film ever made including foreign, exploring all great music from as many cultures that I can learn about, creating repeatable systems for my investments that will outlive my lifespan and to create immense value for self-directed investors.

As a side hobby, I enjoy learning about DNA and how it pertains to life and the complexities of evolution.

My overall mantra on living is to do it smart and to make sure I am living a meaningful life that contributes to society. It has taken me decades to figure some stuff out and 45 yr old Fly talking to 25 yr old Fly would be like talking to a primate. Life is long and there are many years from now until the end so use them intelligently — first by accepting the fact that you know hardly anything and even if you think you know something — perhaps there’s something you’re missing.

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11 comments

  1. indexjoe

    Well stated nothing to add

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  2. helen

    Le Fly is growing up!
    Epigenetics far more important/relevant than genetics.

    Mercola is scum.

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  3. 'merica

    DNA is a creation of aliens in an attempt to reverse entropy.

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  4. purdy

    Most sincerely – your dynamism is an inspiration. I’ve long felt that way

    And I agree that the vast majority of people are well intentioned. They cannot even imagine how the relative few – who are nothing like themselves – are motivated. But this is why the majority of people so often become tools of the few.

    And yeah, thinking conspiratorially is depressing. But avoiding realities because it feels good is a recipe for trouble.

    Like you, I day trade. I do not allocate capital to the most efficient use …I just day trade. The markets are a joke. I consider what I do to be jerking off while Rome burns. As for you, the most useful thing that you do may well be your expressions of cynicism that you share on Twitter – – not your excellent tools for jerking off.

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  5. acehood

    Tl/dr

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