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How rational is the path of least resistance? 2020-06-01T01:34:55.653Z
TruetoThis's Shortform 2020-06-01T01:33:03.543Z


Comment by TruetoThis on How rational is the path of least resistance? · 2020-06-02T06:16:42.711Z · LW · GW

my apologies for not being clear. The path refers to ones journey; road travelled; life route. 

Comment by TruetoThis on Restricted Diet and Longevity, does eating pattern matter? · 2020-06-02T01:18:45.695Z · LW · GW

I'm no dietician, but I do know that the pattern of intake makes a difference. If at a given time, you eat everyday, your body will become regulated. For example, if you eat at 10am, 1pm, 4pm and 7pm, your body becomes accustomed, in turn, burning the calories off faster because it's preparing itself for the next meal as expected. When patterns aren't in place, you body stores the calories in fear of not knowing when the next meal will occur. 


You don't have to leave your meals hungry if you control your portions and use food for fuel instead of pleasure. Practice it and your body will expect less at a given time--but maybe more over an extended period: having small meals more frequently throughout the day. (I am a foodie, so this was an extremely trying task, but with practice-and a cheat day or two- I mastered it). 

Comment by TruetoThis on TruetoThis's Shortform · 2020-06-02T00:49:51.593Z · LW · GW

Would you say the same of "the path" in emotions and relationships?

Comment by TruetoThis on How rational is the path of least resistance? · 2020-06-02T00:45:01.590Z · LW · GW

I understand your point. I asked a fellow commentator who shares your basis if "the path" could be applied rightfully to emotions and relationships. In life, we need and require changes, growth and challenges. Are there exemptions for this resistance that would align with taking the least resisted path?

Comment by TruetoThis on How rational is the path of least resistance? · 2020-06-02T00:41:35.367Z · LW · GW

I agree that it doesn't alway lead to the desired destination. Would you same of "the path" as it pertains to emotions and relationships? Are those things that should be challenging or flowing?

Comment by TruetoThis on TruetoThis's Shortform · 2020-06-01T01:33:03.904Z · LW · GW

There is a theory of "the path of least resistance" that implies the one should go with the flow. With that in mind, how do you continue to nurture the growth resulting from challenges? Does the rationale of the path of least resistance conflict with the challenges of life that are required for change?

Comment by TruetoThis on What aspects of the world emotionally bothers you on an immediate personal level on a daily basis? · 2020-05-28T09:13:02.880Z · LW · GW

to see younger people disregard the elderly. I witnessed once a 20-something year old and an (older than) 80- year old in a situation. The elder was pulling out of a garage on a hill and his car rolled back and tapped the younger persons car. She was so irate without giving regard to the fact that she could have given him him a fateful fright.

Ever since then, it's stood out to me whenever it happens.

Comment by TruetoThis on What are your greatest one-shot life improvements? · 2020-05-27T09:42:08.423Z · LW · GW

My relation to the article was in reference to implementation (of a habit) and to address the 0.1% in changes that advocate for a better outcome for a solution to change. I play tennis and I must also sharpen this skill with complementary solutions (ballet) to ensure I win my matches. Again, it's about the small solution changes that add to a whole.

Comment by TruetoThis on What are your greatest one-shot life improvements? · 2020-05-17T07:45:25.227Z · LW · GW

In order to win Championships, some tennis players take ballet to make them more graceful and light on the courts. They create habits of working on themselves while each 0.1% amounts to the whole. It may also be a word of advice to create habits around the solutions to your problems i.e. the tennis player stretching every morning before the start of the day.

PROBLEM: flexibility, mobility

SOLUTION: ballet and dance classes

Comment by TruetoThis on What would you do differently if you were less concerned with looking weird? · 2020-05-12T04:30:30.137Z · LW · GW

I would use the bathroom freely like a guy and go in the bushes or by a tree.