thenondualtankie

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  1. According to modern psychology this is basically impossible if you measure intelligence with IQ. Leo talks about states of super intelligence he's accessed though, which massively intrigue me. One thing I'm wondering is, do these states of super-intelligence correspond to better abstract reasoning? For example, does it make you a better problem solver, or a better mathematician or a better computer programmer? The main thing I'm wondering is if it's possible to increase your baseline level of intelligence. Whatever we mean by intelligence, I'm still not sure.
  2. I'm graduating this year with a mathematics degree from a global top 10 university. I don't really know where to go with it. My gameplan right now is to find some job that would give me some decent income while not totally draining me, so that I can work on my life purpose alongside my day job. So this means I'm not becoming a fucking investment banker. So most of my options (that is, if I want to make use of my math degree) are basically software engineering, data science and AI/ML. I'm not particularly passionate about any of these fields, but I could probably be decent at them given some training. And since data science and machine learning are arguably a subset of software engineering (i.e I would most likely find it easier to transition from engineering to machine learning rather than vice versa), the only option remaining is software engineering. Basically I'm wondering if I should just do software engineering, something I've never been super duper excited about, until I get my life purpose sorted? And by the way I do have the course and I'm going through it.
  3. I'm 20M and healthy. I regularly lift weights. My diet is overall pretty good. I'm flat-footed and apparently I had shin pains as a child, which lead to me being given insoles that were supposed to correct my flat footedness. I had worn insoles in my shoes for years until a few months ago. The reason I stopped is that I still got pain, specifically in my left foot. I decided that these insoles are useless so I've not been wearing them. It is a very peculiar kind of pain: Happens every few days My left foot and shin start hurting when I step on it, causing me to limp The pain starts randomly (for no apparent reason), and simply goes away after 5-10 minutes I've found that stepping on the ball of my left foot amplifies the pain, but not if I extend (bring up) my toes. So what can I do about this pain? Should I keep wearing the insoles? I do feel like the pain has become more frequent after a few months of not wearing. Ultimately though I do want a better solution than the insoles, because I still got this exact pain while wearing them anyway.
  4. I had started doing Kriya yoga daily for around 2-3 months, but ultimately ended up quitting / taking a break from it. The main reason for this was that the breathing practices caused me too much strain and discomfort. My tipping point was that Maha mudra was literally impossible for me to do without intense strain. Besides Maha mudra, it's not like I felt the practices were damaging my body or that the discomfort was super intense; moreso that it was subtle but there enough that it totally distracted me from the meditative results that these practices aim for. The main source of discomfort with breathing practices was that I constantly felt like there wasn't enough oxygen in my lungs. Take spinal breathing for instance, also known as First Part of Kriya Pranayama. The instructions tell you to breath in for a whopping 10 to 20 seconds, hold for 2-3 seconds, and then exhale for the same duration as the inhalation. How is a 40 second breath even possible without feeling like shit? It's just such a slow breath. I always tried the lower end of the given range (so roughly a 20 second breath), but even this caused me too much of the "out of breath" feeling. One possibility is that I wasn't putting in enough effort into the breath, i.e. not really fully filling up my lungs. But the reason I wasn't doing that is that this in and of itself is also straining in my opinion. However if you guys say this is probably the reason then I'll stop being lazy with my breathing. So my question is, is this actually normal? Otherwise, what should I do to make breathing practices more physically comfortable?
  5. https://youtu.be/Qe5RmpYPT08 This channel is honestly hilarious.
  6. @Leo Gura What would be an example of this? Of course you could use AI to enhance the user experience of anything, but I'm curious to know what kind of ideas you had in mind for games. Seeing as you're a game dev and all!
  7. LMAO, all of them except like three... spot on!
  8. @Michael569 Hasn't the whole 'saturated fats are bad' thing been debunked? https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20071648/ "Conclusions: A meta-analysis of prospective epidemiologic studies showed that there is no significant evidence for concluding that dietary saturated fat is associated with an increased risk of CHD or CVD. More data are needed to elucidate whether CVD risks are likely to be influenced by the specific nutrients used to replace saturated fat."
  9. These go for several hundred £ but at the same time I'm kinda curious what kind of results my genetics would give. Their main use case is that they tell you what diseases (e.g. cancers) you're more prone to. At the same time I'm a college kid who albeit isn't broke but does probably have other things he should save his money for. (That sentence really made me call myself "he" twice)
  10. @StarStruck Could you describe a bit what you gained out of these / why you think they're good?
  11. LOL!!! That dude next to Logan Paul got so triggered at Mike Tyson. He even tries defending the dude next to Tyson, but the dude says he's open. As if the guy couldn't say something himself if he were as triggered as you were.
  12. @OBEler Not really on-topic but how is low testosterone not a justification for taking steroids? Steroids aren't really something to be too concerned about in my opinion. If they benefit your life then they benefit your life. For the vast majority of people, steroids aren't a good option but that doesn't mean it's universally the incorrect choice for everyone.
  13. Just poking a little fun here , but WHENEVER I click on your profile it says you were last here a few minutes ago. You do also seem to reply to a ton of posts. But hey I'm not gonna complain about that.
  14. Sorry this post was written extremely sloppily. I have around 15-20 trips in my belt. It's just that based on my latest trips, which have all been unnecessarily challenging, I feel that psychedelics are making me face existential fears that I'm not ready to face. My options right now are: - Stick to "manual" spiritual practices i.e. meditate for a really fucking long time. - Stick to LSD/psychedelics but at relatively low doses (~1 tab), merely as a supplement for my manual practices. - Still considering MDMA tbh, I actually have some
  15. @Carl-Richard The most based reply here.