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  1. Subscribe to a newspaper instead then. Reading stimulates your prefrontal cortex much more than simply consuming stuff in TV. There is still a lot of shit in the paper but you can skip that. If sport interests you, you can read all about it in most popular newspaper. Not to mention finishing it with a quiz, crossroad puzzle or sudoku is a nice way to have your brain do some hard work.
  2. My heart goes out to you for the tragedy in your family in your youth. Years have now passed leaving you pessimistic and nihilist. Yet you see that massive judgement and wishing that world was otherwise only brings you more suffering. World is what humans made it. It is not evil and it is not good. It just IS. The BEING part is important. Start by identifying yourself with it, accept it or be ruined by it. In the same time, start thinking on how you can contribute. You cannot cure the world but you can contribute to less cruelty with animals, to building water wells in poor countries of Africa, to help endangered species....whatever rocks your boat. Once you identify your meaning and learn to love the world and accept it, you become free. Because you will know that you are already doing your bit to help. And that is what matters ! Your actions will inspire others, your light will shine upon the unconsciousness of the darkness. stay true to yourself and stay positive.
  3. Wow. And not to mention you can inhale all the awesome cancer-causing addictive substances. Lung cancer has never been cheaper...
  4. You are 17 and already considering these changes. Man, I wish I was as conscious 10 years ago as you are. Go for it, buy the course and work on it. Figure out what you want to do and direct your University studies that way. You have a good head start !
  5. @Ariel yes definitely worth the investment if you like many of us did, have no sense of direction in life! Just be prepared to work hard when doing it otherwise you will not get your money's worth.
  6. Leo says he doesn't want the depth of lp course discussed on this forum and I think we owe him to respect that.
  7. < SPOILER ALERT> Well in a sense she does. It is not the traditional one like LOTR of Star Wars and the structure is mixed up. There is the call for adventure when the Pilot comes and she decides to go with him despite all odds ( her mother, the unknown world..). The pilot is not the traditional messenger because it was her decision but you see the point. Her mentor dies, when the Amazon general gets shot in the beginning. She faces the threshold guardian ( probably the evil Nazi general or the trench battle) But than she nearly quits when seeing the villagers she freed all dead from the poison shell. eventually she decents into the belly of the beast ( the nazi camp) and fights the ultimate Boss ,Ares but in the end realises there is a much bigger goal and that is for her to protect the humanity hence she remains in the world of men and fights "the evil".
  8. if you think Leo's content is bullshit, i suggest let it be for now and return in couple years. See if it makes any more sense then. If not, repeat again in couple years. I know if someone in my 17s told me to do any personal development, I'd flip them off and go play video games and eat some shit food.
  9. Definitely. It is proven that lack of sun exposure influences your mood levels and can lead to depressions and anxieties. It is no coincidence that countries with the least sun have higher level of suicides. Suns is the inhibitor of all life on this planet. All living organisms require it daily. The lack of most natural form of D-vitamin is what causes these along with problems with calcium levels. The good news is that you only need around 15 minutes a day to get your required amount. As it always is, too much of anything can harm so make sure you don't over-expose yourself If you can, get naked out on the sun as clothes are not natural, or at least don't wear synthetic clothing. However that can be challenging at times especially living with neighbours
  10. @sgn probably a pure troll account. Doesn't care whether he gets banned...
  11. There is always a chance/risk that the course will uncover something completely different, that's what happened to me so my major went straight down the toilet ( no regrets). If that is your case as well, it is better to find out now than in 30 years
  12. Dude are you being paid by a Pharma Company? Seriously! Where do your arguments come from? You seems to despise all natural and tend to claim that chemical supplements are equal if not superior to natural Vitamins and Herbs? Nature provides everything we need in an abundance but it is mankind's will to play god and to earn money that twists facts, truth and leads to misinformation being spread. All life on this planet comes from the sun, caught on leafs of plants. This is the source of vitamins, minerals and protein. Not lab chemicals and certainly not products of slaughter and mass murder of animals. Before you cut me of as "being a vegan" think twice about what you are saying. Also it seems to me like you might be click-bating some of those i-herbs links for commission payments....but I hope I am wrong The most natural and herbal supplements are sale tricks. Most of them don't work and are a big waste of money (not all though). You can actually pick many of them yourself and give it a try . Simple plants like dandelions can purify your liver much better than any synthetic substance out there. Many drugs and supplements are based on natural sources, but they remove one substance which completely destroys the balance of phytochemicals , bioflavanoids and other substances in the plant. Vitamin c whole foods isn't any different then regular ascorbic acid. It is the same nutrient and is absorbed well and this is backed up by studies. Studies funded by pharmaceutical business. Absorbic acid is highly unstable and toxic to human body. It is completely foreign substance and your body attacks it. It puts your organs at danger and can give you a cancer. Man thinks he can twist nature, break it down, exclude some elements, and copy it in a lab. As far as I know, we are not able to synthetically create an apple. Wholefood supplements are a different story but nobody buys them because they cost 8 times as much On the other hand I am going to agree that some supplements are necessary for some people but they need to be wholefood not synthetic. B12 being the first ( bacterial) especially for Vegetarians and Vegans , Chlorella is an excelent one as long as it is properly prepared so that it is digestible. From there it is purely person's choice but a balance of green leafy vegetables. A decent adrenal formula to support our overstressed glands and magnesium in highly digestible form.
  13. Walking around, being honest and truthful, pointing out your flaws makes others feel insecure because that is not what majority does. The modern world is generally not an honest place. I mean us, humans are intuitively not bad, we just don't like to be judged or criticised, that's why we always go around hiding flaws, pretending to be the best versions of ourselves. Highlighting all perfections and sweeping imperfections under the rug. Usually the only time where we all connect on the same level is where a mayor catastrophic event happens, only then you see people genuinely opening themselves up for others, being true to our humanity. Having their expensive clothes all bloody from trying to save your fellow man's life as it happened in London not long ago. Be the change you want to see in the world and let your light shine onto others. Your positivity will inspire,and motivate the rest of us to drop our fears and judgements and step out in the light. "You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
  14. * Preparing meals for next day kinda helps me relax . It is also a good mindfulness practice. * Journal and retrospect on the day passed.
  15. @Outer very decent arguments all of it. Yet still, humanity is getting overly dependant on outer help. Be it sleeping pills, be it antidepressants, be it performance or sexual stimulants. Having done a quick google search I found couple articles that say that it can actually be harmful to take Melatonin from external source and that it stops working over time however that would be the same if I were to ask if Avocado is healthy, no doubt i'd find someone telling me it isn't. The problem is that we get overly attached to stimulants on an emotional level. Most of us could go on our daily lives without coffee but we choose not to because it is emotionally the easiest thing. Even though you say Melatonin supplementation is cheap and non addictive, there might still be someone who get emotionally so hooked on it that they'll never be able to sleep without it. That being said i agree with your point that Melatonin secretion is killed by Blue Light which is reason why we can't go to sleep after hours of browsing in the night. The solution here is not to take supplements, but to optimise one's lifestyle and daily schedule which in our mainstream culture is getting increasingly difficult.
  16. I wouldn't advise taking chemical hormones to help with sleep, not even small doses. The body starts secreting enough melatonin after 10pm to put you in sleep as long as you don't do things like watching TV to numb it down. Whenever you start supplementing something that is naturally being released by your body, you are asking for trouble. Same with taking testosterone and same with using inhalers instead allowing adrenal glands to do their work, and same with drinking coffee...
  17. @stevegan928 love the last one
  18. Great post ! This is completely contradictory to what most of the population does which is why sedatives of all kinds are number 1 pharma drug in US. Emotions are like a stream of river flowing through you. If you keep the "tunnel" opened they will pass through you leaving no impact. If you resist the flow and look for ways how not to avoid the stream passing , you will drown eventually regardless of how big a dam you build.
  19. Save some cash money and ask an older friend. Or maybe approach a teacher at school with whom you have good relationship if he could buy it for you in exchange for cash. There has to be someone in your surroundings who has debit card and will understand your point. Your parents are scared because you are no longer their little dummy but you are starting to have your opinions. Also when you open Leo's Book List section, at the bottom there are already some audio books mentioned. Start with those He talks about many of them in his videos so just pick one and start reading, you don't really need the whole bunch. Before you know it, you'll figure out a way how to buy if but for now go one by one.
  20. Besides what has already been mentioned Avoid your exposure to blue light at least 2 hours prior (tablets, phones, laptops...) Get a bit of fresh air Drink warm beverage ( without stimulating substances) Read a book ( not on PC or phone) Meditate Journal Go to bed between 9-10:30 pm.
  21. @SFRL This is what many many people experience when drinking coffee. Hell back in days when I was daily coffee drinker, I knew I had to find a place to "lay low" within 30 minutes of having the drink or else I would shame myself for eternity Coffee increases bowel movement in many. It is not natural but it doesn't mean your digestion is messed up. Coffee does this to perfectly healthy individuals all around the world. As suggested above, green tea could be a great replacement/
  22. You are welcome, I hope you will find it helpful Once you start cleansing yourself, you will see your energy levels escalate. Good time to run is in the morning on empty stomach which is where your body detoxes greatly and also burn stored fat cells instead of sugar since none of is left after night. Take a shot of water with lemon and cayenne pepper to give yourself a kick start to boost metabolism before you head out
  23. @pluto I've heard about eating dandelions and how beneficial to gut flora it can be, but never tried it myself. Do you buy them or pick them yourself?
  24. @Richard Alpert generally whenever person has certain disease, it is advisable that they get of the sugar as much as they can. Glucose, the final product of carb digestion promotes sickness and contributes to acidic environment of organism in which most viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites, (you name it)..thrive. Fruit sugar is no different. For a healthy individual a rational portion of fruit per day is absolutely fine. From what I've researched and observed during my fasting, the veggie juicing cleans the fastest and you don't get the insuline spike you would get from juicing fruits ( fiber in skin that is thrashed during juicing slows this down so fruit is better blended whole). Combine it with some seaweeds like Chlorella powder of supplement and you have the complete Vitamin-Minearal Spectrum as well as all Amino Acids and essential fats. Many experts promote Frutarianism, other are against it...it is a mess of opinions. We have to organise the data ourselves and find whatever works for us.
  25. Besides mineral waters and fruit, hardly anything from Starbucks could be considered healthy. When your baseline is "messed up digestion every morning", basically anything that makes you feel any different would be considered healthy? Or less unhealthy perhaps? Rather try to get of coffee completely and see the difference then. You have daily evidence that it is not good for you. The "alive" feeling it gives you burns out your adrenals and few hours of energy will be paid heavily later on in your life.