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    Do you ever do anything impulsive with the hope you might fail?

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    Well, do you? I do crazy shit all the time, with the expectation that I might get fired from my job, which I quite love. I'm glad I don't get fired, but it's sort of like a test : if I do this crazy shit and things are still kosher, then it's meant to be How bout you?

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    I think some people cheat on their partners for a reason that's not dissimilar. Kind of a sense of reckless self sabotage, and if it works out okay then there's a resulting elated feeling that comes with survival. And then you keep returning for the anticipation, and the high.

    In my case I went through a phase when I was younger where I used to drive really dangerously in the hope that I might crash..!
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    In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

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    Quote Originally Posted by YogaBare View Post
    I think some people cheat on their partners for a reason that's not dissimilar. Kind of a sense of reckless self sabotage, and if it works out okay then there's a resulting elated feeling that comes with survival. And then you keep returning for the anticipation, and the high.

    In my case I went through a phase when I was younger where I used to drive really dangerously in the hope that I might crash..!
    Oh my! I'm in the phase where I drive dangerously slow... like a granny

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    I do the crazy shit without the hope of failure.

    - Ride a Vespa, split the lanes, weave in and out of brain-dead cagers. I do not hope to fail.
    - Quit a high paying job to walk across the US. I wanted to succeed.
    - Quit a job because my paychecks bounced (4 times). Didn't have a job lined up. I had hope a better job would be there.
    - Forgot my rain gear on a backpack trip. Rained every day. I was determined to keep going no matter what. Best trip ever.
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    Starting squat: 45lbs. Highest squat: 167.5 x 2. Current Deadlift: 210 x 3

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    I'm quitting my job to walk across America, too! I'm leaving in May. Any advice you wish you'd been given?

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    I fail enough as it is when I'm not trying. Why the heck would I want to fail any more?
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    MY PRIMAL: I (try to) follow by-the-book primal as advocated by Mark Sisson, except for whey powder and a bit of cream. I aim for 80-90 g carb/day and advocate a two-month strict adjustment for newbies. But everybody is different and other need to tweak Primal to their own needs.

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    Mark did a post about this a while back. It's called akrasia:

    Akrasia, or Why You Act Against Your Own Better Judgment | Mark's Daily Apple

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ljphalen View Post
    I'm quitting my job to walk across America, too! I'm leaving in May. Any advice you wish you'd been given?
    I think that everything I didn't know before I went became the wonderful discoveries along the way. Have a great time!
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    Starting squat: 45lbs. Highest squat: 167.5 x 2. Current Deadlift: 210 x 3

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    Quote Originally Posted by yodiewan View Post
    Mark did a post about this a while back. It's called akrasia:

    Akrasia, or Why You Act Against Your Own Better Judgment | Mark's Daily Apple
    This is the most interesting topic I've ever seen Mark Sisson write about. It's a shame he doesn't expand more on it in that topic though. It seems like he left it unfinished.
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