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  1. Yup, ask the people you aim at if such a service is something they really need, how to set it up well. Not sure if it's actually the farmers selling at farmer's markets, or just someone selling their products.
  2. I'm very happy it works for you
  3. Well then what I've written may go over your head, sorry about that "Good at math" at age 16 just means you're a bright mind and an abstract conceptual thinker. You can use that in any field. (Although you could recognize it as a lifelong passion at this age. The best mathematicians ... they often made their contributions while in college, meaning they had to learn a ton of advanced stuff on their own in high school already.) Go do the math competitions available, they are a fun challenge Also, talk to someone who does study math at university. See what they learn there in first year. You'll be surprised.
  4. @John Iverson Did you write that just for actualized.org, or is that an actual academic research proposal, like an application for a phd or something? What will be the extent of your research? You're clearly in the related field(s) of psychedelic research and transpersonal psychology, so for sources, you could go to google scholar and see who cites Stanislav Grof etc. Also, https://maps.org/research
  5. @Shroomdoctor Good luck (And do stop by on the forum from time to time.)
  6. @sustainably You are not coming across as arrogant in this post. Willingness to learn is a humble trait. Well done. At the same time, you seem very composed (clear in what you want and what you're asking for, & articulate) and also confident (is that real?). These are great assets. Your intention is to notice previously unnoticed lessons. I suggest, maybe you could make it an exercise to go into social interactions, and not speak (or very little), just observe with the intention to learn. I'm not always humble, but when I am, it comes from the recognition of my own limits.
  7. @Andreas I'd explore this feeling of "unethical". Where did you get these beliefs? When did you first feel the guilt? Is there an authentic core in your motivation to contribute to the worlds largest problems? Do you have to do this now? If you're doing the life purpose course, maybe return to the "negative values release" exercise. My thoughts regarding research more specifically: In math and other fundamental research, you have to come to term with the fact that you may never know if your research is useful or not. The timescales are different. Some, if not most, of the mathematics which got applied in physics and elsewhere, was only applied decades later. You won't see your immediate contribution to climate change, but you can still do valid math. Einstein could only give shape to his theories because the mathematics of curved spacetime was already available, and it took physicist's 50 years to correctly interpret Kerr-Newmann's metric as a description of a rotating black hole. Or maybe it doesn't get used. You can view your math as an artwork. Even if only you and a few of your closes colleagues can appreciate it ... was it futile? Third thing, even if you genuinely want to make a difference in the world, you don't have to know now how you'll contribute and go the direct route. It's perfectly fine to go do research in mathematics, and maybe (actually, likely) somewhere along the road you'll recognize a case more worthy. Lastly, on a more personal note (I notice you have my thread bookmarked): IMHO if math is your authentic motivation, I feel strongly it's totally worth doing it. Don't miss out on the beauty. You may however find that academia is not what you want, and that you'll have to choose anyway. And/or you may even get fed up with math. Then you'll have to figure out a way forward at that point, and it will be a painful decision to make. But maybe then you'll remember to apply your skills to climate change. Just curious: How old/ in which stage of your studies are you?
  8. There's no "in general" advice here. I'd say intimacy is probably one of your values. Maybe you even uncovered that while doing the course. I'd also say, that nurturing good relationships takes months and years. Sure, if you NOW feel like investing more into relationships is a good idea, go do that. But don't suspend the LPC for that long. LPC is not that demanding, you don't have to put the rest of your life on hold. Find time for both, or alternate between the two.
  9. @Cocolove Any other fields of study besides psychology you would consider? My thoughts are, if you are 17 and healthy, do challenge yourself. Absolutely don't go for the easy option. Good colleges are very much a challenge and it's worth doing it. But maybe traveling, starting a business, meditation retreats etc. are an equal or bigger challenge. It's healthy to put all your energy into a worthwhile endeavor, even if that doesn't turn out to be your life purpose. In the 5 years that are ahead of you, you're pretty much the best shape you'll ever be to master something difficult. That's why people are being put through an INTENSE training in college to become doctors or mathematicians or actors with high levels of expertise. It's ok to take a gap year, but don't throw away those formative years. Teach your brain to think and work at it's best, even under duress.
  10. The life purpose course asks you to reflect. You can hardly figure you'd be good in anything you have no experience with. Why do you think you're at your best when "capturing subtle truths"?
  11. @John Iverson How did you figure out this was your zone of genius? Based on what activities or experiences?
  12. If you study a lot, maybe that's what you need (during exam periods, I do). Or, if you wear yourself out with anxiety or emotional processing. Or it's your age. Or some allergy, or low thyroid. Or, you would in fact sleep less, if you went to bed earlier. More important question is: Do you wake up refreshed?
  13. Why not meditate and run in the evenings? Sleep as you need? You seem to be giving yourself a hard time about not maintaining a morning routine, I'm not sure that helps.
  14. @Extreme Z7 Just a question: Do you know anyone who has a powerful life purpose (in your eyes) in person? I didn't find the "research people you admire" exercise terribly emotionally involving (struggled to think of anyone), until I started to notice the (few) people around me who do have a life-purpose like profession or endeavor.
  15. Thanks. I don't know if this is the case, but I appreciate this. Just please be careful to not unnecessarily scare away newbies. In another forum, we had elaborate trolling attacks from a writer composing stories about fictive people. Unfortunately, after some time we became so suspicious that we accused some seriously distressed real people of making it up. But still, I'm a person who would always fall for the story, so I do appreciate you speaking up.