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How To Deal With Adult Children Who Take Advantage And How To Prevent Your Child From Becoming A Freeloader

Originally Posted in July of 2019

Addendum on April 28, 2022: When I wrote this post, I neglected to mention that there are clearly some cultures that embrace having adult children live with their aging parents to be of support in many ways - South Korea happens to have such a culture. I hope that adult children who live with their aging parents with the intention of being a blessing to them do not take offense to this post.


In last Monday's newsletter, I shared some thoughts on the growing trend of adult children financially abusing their aging parents, and how such behaviour is often carried out by those who show sociopathic tendencies. By the end of the week, I received hundreds of e-mail responses, the vast majority of them from people sharing their experiences with such adult children or asking for suggestions on how to disentangle themselves from said circumstances. I don't recall receiving such a high volume of emotion-laden messages in response to a newsletter, which I take as a strong indication of how ubiquitous financial abuse of the elderly is in today's society. Read more


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Twilight Zone

Our Love, By 10CM

"Our Love" by 10CM is from the soundtrack of "Our Blues", an ongoing Korean Drama series on Netflix that tells bittersweet stories of residents of Jeju Island. Read more


Why Does The World Need A Decentralized Store of Value that Cannot Be Seized?

Many people living in first world nations are not aware of the value of having an unseizable and immutable store of value that one can easily transport in their own head if need be. This conference session led by Alex Gladstein highlights the life-changing difference blockchain technology can make. Read more


Paragliding with Ouka

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Michael Saylor on the Lex Fridman Podcast

There is much knowledge and wisdom here on the development of human societies and the future of savings vehicles and methods of value exchange. Read more


A Day In The Life of a Family in One Of The Coldest Villages On Earth

In northern Russia along the East Siberian Sea is a place called Yakutia, one of the coldest human populated regions in the world.

Imagine beginning most days of the year by fetching a block of ice to add to a large barrel of water that your family needs for drinking, cooking, and washing throughout the day. Read more


Hip Mobility Exercises

Active Hamstring Stretch / Knee Extension:

Standing Hip Circles:

Swivel Hips:

Sole Frog Stretch: Read more


Selfish Choices

The challenge with those who regularly make selfish choices is that typically, they are unaware of the pain and hurt that they create for others. For the purpose of streamlining these thoughts, let's call such people egoists: those who are preoccupied with their own interests.

My life experiences have led me to believe that the vast majority of egoists behave the way they do because they carry significant unresolved pain within, often some combination of not having received sufficient love and being put down by those they most needed to be nurtured by as youngsters. Read more




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