What are ways you exercise your brain?

What are ways you exercise your brain?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Writing is an excellent way to test your creativity and knowledge

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It really isn't.

      How would you determine if you're creative or not or that actually improved?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Have someone read what wrote, there you go gay, you just got brain and social gains

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Retard spotted

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Indeed, it also helps you to express your thoughts and feelings, I should start doing it, I like when people is stylish with their words, expressions, etc

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >What are ways you exercise your brain
      >test your creativity and knowledge
      I think you should read more, maybe that will exercise your reading comprehension

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      All my writing has the exact same prose and sounds like shit, how do I break out of it
      Before you say just read, I read a whole book but by the end I haven't changed at all, I get focused in on the story

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        whenever you see a new word dont just gloss over it, google it and see what it means even if you can guess what it means, seeing the definition will solidify it in your head, and now you have synonyms to use instead of typing the same shit over and over

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        There's actually nothing wrong with that. People can give Hemingway as much shit as they want, but those people read fucking Franzen.
        An interesting story is usually much more engaging than a beautifully-prosed story about a middle class academic couple going through their middle class academic problems. Focus on story before you figure out how to phrase it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This. Writing competency often translates into verbal articulation noticeably, since expressiveness is generally interrelated across all its forms.
      Topics for writing are often hard to come by, as you'll find yourself embarrassed for dedicating the work to an audience of no one; accept that reality humbly after acknowledging it and find a recurring subject matter to write about in order to track improvement, even if it's a vidya review.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This. Writing competency often translates into verbal articulation noticeably, since expressiveness is generally interrelated across all its forms.
      Topics for writing are often hard to come by, as you'll find yourself embarrassed for dedicating the work to an audience of no one; accept that reality humbly after acknowledging it and find a recurring subject matter to write about in order to track improvement, even if it's a vidya review.

      I have a lot I would like to write about but I dont even kno where or how to begin. I always wondered throughout my life how in the world people could write books, let alone so many people writing books all the time. I read a lot but when it comes to writing, it feels kinda pointless, I mean, everything I write about will have had to come from something I read somewhere.
      Im not talking about writing stories by the way, I kinda mean like writing informational stuff or something to that effect. But I think the reason i dont reatin anything I read is because I dont write. A lot of people online seem to remember what they study but I guess it's because they write. I guess i write diary entries but they read like absolute garbage.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Find a writing medium and subject matter that best suits you then.
        Forums are a genuinely great writing exercise, as they're, in essence, limitless prompt generators for whatever topic you're interested, perfect for expressing critiques whilst also being critiqued. Personally, I do this in conjunction with essay writing, though I treat the latter more like note-taking in that I jot down ideas stream-of-consciousness-style for use later on in other, more serious ones; should you do this, don't worry about the aestheticism of it all, since you'll then be editorializing more than writing.
        In all honesty anon, you need to find a medium to enjoy writing in, such that the questions of time spent, originality, purpose, etc are all irrelevant simply for the fact that you enjoy it. Frankly, it might be something you first have to learn to enjoy, and I sincerely wish you best in that endeavor.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >take 60mg of Ritalin (prescribed daily dose)
    >spend 8 hours on Typeracer getting around 80 WPM on my laptop
    >play Sudoku on DS

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >prescribed daily dose
      good goy

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Ritalin kills your imagination, this isn't even anecdotal it's a known side effect.
      Anecdotally, Ritalin would make play Victoria 2 for 9 hours straight

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        This isn't true at all
        I used to be a scientist and when I was on amphetamine/ritalin I came up with more ideas and theories than any other time
        The drugs make you feel more confident in your ideas, so instead of discarding them as stupid immediately you pursue them
        I can't say I was creative in the traditional sense, but I was very creative in the mad inventor sense

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          What field? You sound like someone welding together PVC pipes in their garage (not that that's a bad thing)

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Computer Science
            But I also used to be really inventive in games like SS13 and came up with all kinds of exploits and inventions, I was somewhat known for it

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Interesting
              You still on it?
              I got off it but I'm tempted to get the script filled again
              I'm not totally against it but the daily dose was making me feel soulless and empty, this is apparently common
              To me it's basically a PED that I'd use on occasion, but that's not how doctors prescribe it and every shred of evidence I have (tolerance buildup mostly) points to that being a terrible idea.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Yes and no
                I moved country and now it's much harder to get, so I'm on a lower dose
                I have enough to function, but not enough to flourish

                It definitely is a PED and I can tell you some other easier to get substances that have similar results if you want

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Sure, nootropics? Looked into a few of those before.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                My gotos besides concerta are:
                Atomoxetine (common ADHD medicine, it gives you focus but not energy, I've ordered it online and never had a package stopped)
                Aniracetam (research chemical, gives you focus and a little energy)
                DMAA (the stuff they used to put into preworkout that is an amphetamine analogue; it's legal depending on country). Mostly gives energy rather than focus.

                I also take betanamin, but I think the only way to get that is by prescription in Japan

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >Atomoxetine
                dark web or where? if dw there's a lot of fake stuff there, potentially dangerous

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                It's not really a medicine of abuse, so you wont have trouble finding it.
                Inhousepharmacy and alldaychemist have it I believe.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Do you mind sharing your dosing protocol as well for these alternatives? I'm also on low dose Ritalin since my doctor is very cautious of prescribing it, so any details about alternatives are super helpful

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Did you have pre-existing passion for SS13? I have some pre-existing passion for medicine and medicinal chemistry. Wonder if Ritalin will make me try to figure out some innovative ideas.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The Wikipedia rabbit hole

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Wikipedia got lefter on science issues as well as social issues , it was good but now it's propaganda

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Wikipedia is editable by anyone. If only the right knew how to read and write.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    FUCK
    I WILL NEVER BE CHAD
    AAAAAA
    FUCK FUCK FUCK
    AAAAAAAAAAAA
    I HATE MYSELF
    NOOOOOOOO

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Can you not be an embarrassing gay for one day and try to be merry

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      chad is lame as fuck

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Jaw surgery
      Roids
      Fillers

      The holy Trinity of ascension

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I read
    Read to learn, very rarely read fiction
    I read about my hobbies: Martial arts, motorcycles, working out, Japanese
    Sometimes I read biographies too, but typically that's more of an audiobook thing since it allows me to do it while doing something else like cleaning

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Honestly I think there's a lot to learn from well written fiction, Vonnegut, pkd, Tolkien, and heller are my favorite writers and there's absolutely something to be learned from them

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Agreed. Nonfiction has its place, but there's a reason the foundational work of Western civilization is a collection of stories. Some truths can only be expressed alegorically.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Japanese is your hobby?

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    he is even sitting right next to an emergency escape just in case SHTF... high IQ indeed

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm unlearning everything from medical school and will start residency as a potato.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      How did you (and any other pre med/medfag anons ITT) deal with the stress of getting your A's in undergrad. I'm literally getting stomach pains from the stress of completing this winter statistics course. This Christmas I spent studying to make sure I do well on the test next week.

      When this Winter Semester ends and I get my fucking A I'm getting blackout drunk

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You have to have excellent time management skills. I woke up every day at 5 am to eat breakfast and jerk off, skipped lectures to read the slides on my own, and reviewed the materials independently, and visited the student test bank for old tests to study. I also watched YouTube videos for different subjects, especially physics, chem, and math, so I could learn more efficiently.

        In med school, I refined it to such a level that I snuck out of mandatory lectures. Idk, it might be a little early for you, but you can consider using Anki and Uworld for the MCAT. It helped me get a 24x and 26x on Step 1 and 2, but that's long down the road.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >waking up at 5 am to jerk off

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          how the hell does one have the energy to study after that, I'd just fall asleep. Must be trolling

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          based, I end up waking up at 1pm or so, and by the time I workout I end up studying anywhere from 3 - 4 pm. I take 10 - 15 minute breaks after a half an hour or so. So I usually stop studying at 10 - 11PM. I guess I'll wake my ass up at 8AM so I have more hours to study. It's hard for me to go to bed though because my mind is so active. I usually take 2 Tylenol PM's to force shut down.

          I'm a junior, what year should I take the MCAT? I'm also 27 years old but I'm determined and I figure being a 35 year old doctor is good for me. I have yet to do research and every doctor around me doesn't want to get shadowed so I registered for an EMT course this spring.

          Does this sound good to you medanon? Thanks a lot it's been a lot of work just to get to this point but I know if I continue I'll make it. My GPA is a 3.9

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You should take the MCAT between junior and senior years so you can apply during your senior fall semester. If you can't do that, you can take it in your senior year, but you'll be forced to take a gap year. Your GPA is Gucci. I barely got into a USMD program with a 3.8 GPA and 512 MCAT.

            For shadowing, see if your PCP can let you shadow them. If not, hit up your friends and family to see if they know any doctors that can let you shadow. Doc that precept med students often let premeds shadow.

            For research, med schools don't really care what research you do. They are just trying to check a box on your app.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Because my lectures start early I wake up at 4:30 to work out and eat breakfast. I get my essential workout out of the way and now the rest of my day is open for me to study

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The situation might be different for the both of us but don’t stress on getting A’s. I’m at my final year of premed and have only stressed on passing, which take a whole lot of weight off your shoulder and enables you to actually focus and digest what you’re learning. What’s really important isn’t your gpa but your extracurriculars like internship, research, conferences, etc. Those are what helps you get accepted into residency

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This but law. I took a year of to get sober and am going to get rekt by the bar exam.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Learning concepts and ideas that challenge it

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Med School Fit Gigachad
    Holy Fuckin 11+++/10 lottery winner. Fuck.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      he was probably molested or has a chud brother or some shit. no one has everything.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Workout at the library

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The average /Fitlit/ poster.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Oh the vanity of /fit - lit/ <3

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >tfw will never look like this
    Why even live

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      kys you vain gay

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        don't blame zoomers, it's nigh impossible for them not to be vain in the era they grew up in

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I play chess, sudoku, and do other interesting puzzles

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I write music and add new mechanical techniques and theory each time. I read and listen to audiobooks. I'm working on a BS and a certification too.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      why your working on bullshit brah

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Reading Torah and Talmud

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    There is no way to train the brain itself, you can gain competency in a field but you won't get more intelligent.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    philosophy

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I get bitch slapped in chess online.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I browse 4chan

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Flexin a brain ‘cep eh

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      only smart post here

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    this is literally me soon
    I can't believe how much I see myself in that pic

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    electronics as a hobby. yes it's autistic no i don't care.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      you're the anon who recommended me to get into electronics
      based, I remember you

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Anything but studying math and physics is brainlet cope

    >B-BUT MUH BOOKS!

    FUCK YOU! You can even solve a basic physics problem designed for 10 year old kids. Reading doesn't make dummies like (You) smart

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      post body

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        This bro brutally mogs IST brainlet """readers""" into oblivion

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Intelligence isn't just logical skill (although it's one of the central aspects), it's also verbal ability, memory etc. But yeah, I agree that people who are bad at maths and physics and pretend that they are good at something else are usually coping brainlets.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      humanities can be difficult to understand. i have technical hobbies

      electronics as a hobby. yes it's autistic no i don't care.

      and a STEM bachelors (math) but i struggle to read some books. the last difficult book i read was thus spoke zarathrustra... i'm not sure i understood it, even with supplemental sources.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You are just an idiot who spent his childhood playing videogames instead of reading

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          isn't the idea to improve your brain by continually challenging it?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            People who don't have a good foundation in their school years will always struggle with "hard" reading. Its very common to see guys who think they are "smart" because they got into a good college but in their school years, they were average or even below average. These cocky idiots always gets brutally brainmogged by kids who were top of their classes back in their school days

            Its the same for guys who played sports in their childhood and teens, they always destroy gymcels who were sedentary back in the day

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >People who don't have a good foundation in their school years will always struggle with "hard" reading
              I failed almost all my classes in highschool and dropped out at 16
              That being said I can read some of the hardest shit out there, since I spent 3 years doing a PhD in mathematics and computer science

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >come on fit
                >even the people dropping out of high school are getting math and programming PHDs

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >Its the same for guys who played sports in their childhood and teens, they always destroy gymcels who were sedentary back in the day
              You explained my autismstrength, I never thought about it this way
              My parents forced me to martial arts and weighttraining from 4 to 18, I was always the "fit" guy in class but stopped completely due to ~~*depression*~~
              Nowadays I'm 100% sedentary but I absolutely mog everyone in terms of fighting ability or strength

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Fuck you, I wish my parents would've pushed me like that

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Blame modern western parenting.
                My mother was encouraging but only made me do what I wanted to do (stuff like circus school, because idk I wanna do flips and juggle)
                My father was an asshole who always discouraged me

                My kids, male or female, are going to study Judo from a young age
                And my boys are going to lift weights once they reach 10 or 12
                Not to mention academics, which I had no support for

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              My first year in college, the English professor made an announcement that she doesn't care what kind of grades the easy graders in high school gave the students and that she is honestly assessing their skills at a college-level. Basically telling the kiddos they aren't as skilled as they thought. I got an A on my work, though, which made me smug as hell for that entire semester and beyond.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >very common to see guys who think they are "smart" because they got into a good college but in their school years, they were average or even below average.
              >always gets brutally brainmogged by kids who were top of their classes back in their school days
              I was top of my high school class, always "developmentally ahead" and "reading at a higher level" since I was 6
              I failed out of university twice lmao

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Thank you anon

                >be me
                >glasses
                >short back and sides
                >think I look like chudcell
                >see actual guy chud is based off of
                >look nothing like him

                Thank you anon. You have put my fears to rest.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >very common to see guys who think they are "smart" because they got into a good college but in their school years, they were average or even below average.
              >always gets brutally brainmogged by kids who were top of their classes back in their school days
              I was top of my high school class, always "developmentally ahead" and "reading at a higher level" since I was 6
              I failed out of university twice lmao

              exactly what happened with me too. reading at a level 1-2 grades higher than i was since elementary school, always in the "gifted" classes, ap classes, top grades, etc. but despite all the classroom success i didnt act like a smart person at all. never read, no smart/nerd hobbies, nothing like that, didnt even have motivation for a career or degree to study

              mediocre performance thru college, too dumb for graduate school, now at 31 still entry level, even bigger mouthbreathing retard than i ever have been before, no motivation, no drive to succeed, no brain-stimulating hobbies, nothing.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                same as me... sorta.
                26 and i didn't even really start my career yet, I still need to find a real job within it, it's been almost 5 years
                I guess at 31 I'll probably be entry level still

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                same as me... sorta.
                26 and i didn't even really start my career yet, I still need to find a real job within it, it's been almost 5 years
                I guess at 31 I'll probably be entry level still

                I'm going back to college at 22 after failing out twice. I've basically decided that I'm going to be a good student after doing a year at my CC and getting decent enough grades.
                What are you guys planning on? I was like you guys for the past few years, actually I'm still quite anhedonic but I've somehow reinstilled that "onwards and upwards" mentality of Faustian civilization that I had before I was depressed and demoralized. I think IST helped a bit with it.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Best of luck anon on your studies.
                Would recommend going into a STEM field if you can handle it, focus on getting internships and/or research opportunities as soon as possible; remember: counselors often serve as headhunters for local businesses looking for interns, so they might be a good resource. Take coursework that builds upon the same set of skills or knowledgebase, as companies hire based on specialty not generality (sorry CS). The most important piece of paper you get from college is not your degree but your resume.
                Pursue meaning in life and dilute your Spengler with some Evola every know and then.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Thanks a lot anon, that's exactly what I'm doing, did programming language courses at my CC to dip my feet into computer science. My university is pretty good for it and I can do it, even if I don't really care too much about it. I heard that machine learning is super interesting and going to be an in-demand specialty so I've got that in the back of my mind.
                I've been meaning to read Evola even if he's constantly maligned; there's a man of letters I read who references Evola often, and he seems to worth reading.

                im planning on committing suicide. after i performed like shit in college, there was no point to life anymore. social autist all i had was the hope of a good job thinking i was smart and college proved i'm a mouth breathing retard as well. no point to anything.

                Anon you sound a lot like me. My entire self-worth and sense of being was centered around being the smart kid. When that crumbled everything fell. You ought to build yourself around a higher ideal that you can strive towards. I'm still figuring it out but that seems to be doing the trick.

                I love medicine and that is my major. But I do not know what happened. I did not get good grades in high school so maybe thats why im doing shit LOL.

                i dont know what happened. despite getting good grades i had no ambition for a degree or career and just studied one my parents told me to , where you cant even get employed without more graduate schooling. i dont even know what field would have been right for me, i had no real interests and still dont. obviously what i should have done was just go to a cc or whatever, study a 2 year degree that would lead to direct employment. my life would have gone so much better.

                what i remember from college was just being under extreme stress. not being able to eat before tests, vomiting before tests, and being a social retard even in college made me really start with self-loathing voices in my head, i remember studying and voices just saying im a fucking retard and youre going to fail anyway. i would tell my parents regularly that i was distraught and wanted to drop out, they told me to shut the hell up.

                now i just dont even care anymore. its over for me so it doesnt even matter. im never going back to school. im never going to have a career. theres not even a job/career that i dream of because im too stupid to do anything and my autistic ass wouldnt even pass a job interview.

                That extreme stress is the hallmark of what I described above. I think you're also struggling to find an interest to define yourself around, since that is what you feel you need to do. If you were to divorce your field of study from it defining you, it wouldn't be your "interests" but just something you're studying or something you're working on.
                And it really just sucks your parents weren't supportive of you.
                If it's so over for you, why are you on a fitness board? Physicals health and spiritual health are not as far divorced as it first may seem.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Evola will be your inspiration against the anomie and for being the master of your fate. Not for everyone, certainly -just search for the concept of his "riding the tiger" analogy and of pondering your destiny.
                Also, as advice from someone who received a CS degree from a fairly reputable university in the US, computer science is a meaningless distinction that requires you to specialize your discipline through selected coursework: do you want to focus on software engineering, computer engineering, computer theory, etc? ML is certainly interesting, and I'd recommend using the PyTorch framework for doing personal projects/research. Build a coding portfolio using your free time (employers rarely care about class assignments), read Uncle Bob's "Clean Code," and video games are a surprisingly good way to get into systems programming.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                im planning on committing suicide. after i performed like shit in college, there was no point to life anymore. social autist all i had was the hope of a good job thinking i was smart and college proved i'm a mouth breathing retard as well. no point to anything.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Same here buddy. I feel bittersweet right now just looking back at my life at all the times I felt like im smart, but at 18 years old I feel like a total fraud and failed my gen chem 1 class. Felt like a total retard and I dont know where to go from here.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >18 years old
                go fuck yourself

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                morongay.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >look at me im 18 years old failing college and use racial and homophobic slurs, am i cool now? do you guys like me now?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous
              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                U r a nobody and your life is over. How does that feel old geezer?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Same here buddy. I feel bittersweet right now just looking back at my life at all the times I felt like im smart, but at 18 years old I feel like a total fraud and failed my gen chem 1 class. Felt like a total retard and I dont know where to go from here.

                I don't understand how this happens. If you were getting good grades then college shouldn't have been that much more difficult. Did you pick a field that wasn't right for you? Was it just not putting in the work?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I love medicine and that is my major. But I do not know what happened. I did not get good grades in high school so maybe thats why im doing shit LOL.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                i dont know what happened. despite getting good grades i had no ambition for a degree or career and just studied one my parents told me to , where you cant even get employed without more graduate schooling. i dont even know what field would have been right for me, i had no real interests and still dont. obviously what i should have done was just go to a cc or whatever, study a 2 year degree that would lead to direct employment. my life would have gone so much better.

                what i remember from college was just being under extreme stress. not being able to eat before tests, vomiting before tests, and being a social retard even in college made me really start with self-loathing voices in my head, i remember studying and voices just saying im a fucking retard and youre going to fail anyway. i would tell my parents regularly that i was distraught and wanted to drop out, they told me to shut the hell up.

                now i just dont even care anymore. its over for me so it doesnt even matter. im never going back to school. im never going to have a career. theres not even a job/career that i dream of because im too stupid to do anything and my autistic ass wouldnt even pass a job interview.

      • 1 month ago
        sage

        Keep going, anon- it's one of the best things you can do for your future self. Read widely and deeply from various sources, even stuff that seems ridiculous or too far out there, just be careful never to fully buy in. With time and exposure your brain will be able to recognize more and more patterns and recurring themes, and by a certain point you'll see that most of the worthwhile stuff is basically just rehashing or incrementally improving on a few core texts. You'll build up a solid BS meter and won't have to rely on others to spoonfeed you. Having high, well-rounded literacy (not just functional cut and paste stuff most people learn in school) is one of the best things you can do to set yourself up for success.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The thing with philosophy, especially at the sort of middle of its development, is it's extremely self-referential, even Nietzsche. So there's an assumption that one knows of certain terms and concepts from the get go.
        And of course if a guy like Nietzsche was consistently easy to understand he wouldn't be such a darling of continental philosophy. If you can't understand him well let me tell ya it gets worse.
        You want philosophy, just get a copy of tractatus logic-philosophicus. It's more your speed, and I don't mean that as an insult. You'll probably get Wittgenstein far better than a lot of english department assholes who think they do.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This, even retards can read.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Actually, not really. A recent study has found that 60% of Americans have the literacy level of a child in 6th grade.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Robot mode, you're not even human

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Esoteric spiritualism

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Hey, you mix potions, right? Can you brew me an ale?

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Reading, writing, learning foreign languages, programming, riddles like Sodoku. I think it's important to have a healthy balance between

    -activities that challenge your logical thinking
    -activities that challenge your memory
    -activities that challenge your verbal abilities
    -activities that improve your education
    -activities that require creativity

    because you want to improve all areas of mental abilities, so you shouldn't just focus of becoming perfect in one area but instead try to reach an acceptable competence in every area.
    Remember, in the real world, not the nerds with isolated exceptional abilities, but the people with a broad array of decent skills succeed.

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Reading is a mental pornography. Study and practice is the real shit. So whenever you read on a material start looking up tests on the subject and see if you're really as erudite as you would think you are

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >erudite

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >run before you walk, so you'll know if it's even worth learning to stand upright!
      Great bait, continue being fat and stupid, mongoloid.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      dumb ass moron

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This is correct. Even studies confirm that just mindless reading is useless for actually learning shit, it doesn't stick. The most efficient learning technique is testing yourself.

      >run before you walk, so you'll know if it's even worth learning to stand upright!
      Great bait, continue being fat and stupid, mongoloid.

      That is not what he said, retard

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I read IST
    I eat tuna
    I think about society
    I sometimes read tweets by Lex Fridman
    I think about space

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Reading and writing, highly intelligent shitposting, and video games once every week or two.

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    have a job

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Always have a rotation going:
    1. Book in KJV Bible (Idc if you're not religious; I'm not either).
    2. Philosophy/Non-fiction/Classic Antiquity (Translation is ok) -- follow the IST doc on this even if it's a meme at this point.
    3. Fiction (NO translations) -- Despite what some turbo-autists say, this is just as important as the others. I don't wanna sperg out about translations here, just read in the intended language.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Am I supposed to learn 20 languages? I mean, Italian for the Divine comedy and decameron, Russian for Tolstoy, Asimov, Dostoevsky, French for Camus, etc

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Am I supposed to learn 20 languages?

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I just posted in the yoga thread and now I'm posting here
    The mind-body connection is real and can be trained. Take up yoga or t'ai chi to begin to seriously feel the connections between your movements and the mental movements with which they are associated. You will be amazed. Especially if you practise meditation as well.

    Read -> meditate to digest absorbed material -> practise qigong or yoga to get the mind to spread through your body -> work out to use that body to its fullest capacity and see how mighty you can grow -> eat healthy to support a strong, growing human body mind -> sleep to digest food and rest from your hard work -> wake up feeling fresh and new and ready to take on the world

    For me all this Whitepill stuff is just about hormones. Feed the body with supportive practise and feel the benefits in your mood. Why make fitness into a grim struggle when you can be in tune with your true nature?

    • 1 month ago
      sage

      based and agreed. Fucked around with yoga for a while with mixed results, but I found qigong to be a surprisingly quick and intuitive way to strengthen the mind-body connection. Everything just feels so much easier when you can tap into flow state at will.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Based advice
      I just got a Qi Gong book from my mom for Christmas :] can't wait to properly get into it, yoga has never failed to make me feel great

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Study hard shit. Im dumb as a rock but Im getting a PhD fueled by stubbornness and the desire to mog my sisters academically (they only have masters')

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    bros, I dont do anything except lift and waste time on pc, and I hate it. Recommend me hobbies that a student with limited space and limited funding can get into

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Kriya yoga is easy
      Get yoga I to your system by learning and practising the Sun Salutation daily (takes about 2 minutes), then do some random routines off YouTube (some people call these routines "yoga flows"), then one day start from a standing position and just start folding up into some freestyle yoga and your body will begin to do kriyas which are natural movements "built in" to the body mind through the love of movement over many millennia

      If you have Aryan heritage this will be extra easy and beautiful for you, but every human being has some yoga or t'ai chi in them because those disciplines are just codification of something much older

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Into your system*

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I just posted in the yoga thread and now I'm posting here
        The mind-body connection is real and can be trained. Take up yoga or t'ai chi to begin to seriously feel the connections between your movements and the mental movements with which they are associated. You will be amazed. Especially if you practise meditation as well.

        Read -> meditate to digest absorbed material -> practise qigong or yoga to get the mind to spread through your body -> work out to use that body to its fullest capacity and see how mighty you can grow -> eat healthy to support a strong, growing human body mind -> sleep to digest food and rest from your hard work -> wake up feeling fresh and new and ready to take on the world

        For me all this Whitepill stuff is just about hormones. Feed the body with supportive practise and feel the benefits in your mood. Why make fitness into a grim struggle when you can be in tune with your true nature?

        What's your advice on where to start with yoga / a guide you would recommend?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          You want a book or something? Start with Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, it's the foundational classic in the field.

          Certainly in terms of asanas starting with the Sun Salutation will help because it's short, simple and comprehensive and will show you the benefits of yoga instantly. It's good for stretching, balancing the body-mind, and gently introducing yourself to the states of consciousness associated with yogic practise.

          Based advice
          I just got a Qi Gong book from my mom for Christmas :] can't wait to properly get into it, yoga has never failed to make me feel great

          Oh sweet, anon, good luck on your continued adventure into the art of movement 🙂

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Start cycling. Its good cardio and fun. You can buy a cheap bike and ride for several hours in the woods or whatever. You can also meet cool people but avoid road cyclists

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Board games. DnD. Whatever Analogue games

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    solving problems from leetcode on brainfuck

  34. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    studying for the LSAT and honestly these questions are challenging and pretty fun. Specifically the LSAT Games section feels like a mental workout honestly

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      ok no clue what the fuck the hit tab twice shit is about, but that's the sort of game you practice on the LSAT, shit is mad fun

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      FUCK the games section.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      do you get scrap paper for this
      this make or breaks the difficulty of this question

  35. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Reading
    Programming
    Meditation
    Journaling

  36. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Reading, doesn't necessarily matter if it's fiction or non-fiction so much as that it's, you know, good. There's reading about the history of logistics in developing world cities, and there's reading some dime a dozen self help book. There's reading War and Peace and trying to keep track of who the fuck is who and how these russian names work, and then there's reading Harry Potter.
    And of course doing and observing math, either as a primary activity or as it comes up in reading.
    Learning a second language is another big one. Not everyone who is bilingual or polylingual is smart but the important thing is it keeps the noggin' joggin', looks good on a resume/as a party trick, and may be a good gateway into a culture that you have an interest in.
    Basically, just incorporate learning in some fashion in your life, just keep the brain active, you feel?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What are you guys reading right now and how it is so far? I reading Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, im fascinated by the voyage full of acid, sick ilustrations too, its comfy as fuck

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Reading "I, Claudius" by Robert Graves. I kinda expected it to be funnier, since Graves is actually kind of a funny guy (even when writing about ww1 trench life) and is writing about something inherently funny: a guy who pretended to be retarded so long they made him a roman emperor.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      These are all memes.

      Learning another language is a megameme because it sounds good and is easy to communicate as a goal but it has some of the shittiest expected values of any knowledge. It's romantic and exciting to say you can speak 5 languages, but no one actually gives a shit about this.

      Typical language courses produce mediocre results, with people barely conversational and hardly retaining more than a few dozen words years later.

      >"Noooo you gotta immerse yourself!!!!"

      Yeah, you could. That's costly as shit time-wise. You could visit a country, immerse yourself, keep studying, whatever, keep at it, and in 3 to 4 years be as fluent in Mandarin as an averagish 12 year old Chinese boy. Wow! Now you can be a cashier in China!!! No one cares!

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Hey, I never said language was perfect. But it's a thing that keeps your noggin' joggin'. And that's also why I said one should do it in a culture that interests them, otherwise yeah retention becomes a seriously problem.
        People can give varying levels of shit about this. Canada is for instance full of people with shakey french but at some point passed one of the various french language tests and is now unfirable just in case they have to deal with a french speaker (in the middle of Alberta, imagine that).

  37. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    looks like he is reading the Bible

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Looks too smart for that
      The bible is for literal morons

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        kys atheist

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The bible is the most esoteric document ever created. Don't blame others because you're too pleb.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Why do you think that? Just because it has a ribbon bookmark? The printing on the spine is very unbiblical.

      Looks too smart for that
      The bible is for literal morons

      The Bible is for everyone. Even if you don't believe it, it is the cornerstone of all Western literature.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        As well as the cornerstone of Western literacy and education.

        If you look closely at the red ribbon and book cover it looks like a Bible.

        Reading books is good "exercise" for your brain that makes you generally more intelligent, as well as learning what the book has to offer.

        Merry Christmas IST

  38. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >exercise your brain?
    Learning a language or technical skillset. If you don't physically feel your brain being taxed then you're not exercising it.

  39. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    high stakes environments where you have skin in the game

  40. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I play chess. I struggle to think of an activity that trains your critical thinking, logic, strategising, quick thinking, decision making etc so densely. And no 2 games of chess are the same so its engaging

  41. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Lol it’s funny to see my picture being posted still. It was first on some fb meme pages and now I see it here.

    I’m reading the Bible btw

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      timestamp or gtfo

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I am on the part of the Bible where God grants that guy a child with his maid, but the child has to be cursed and also tells him that he shall have as many children as stars in the sky. Very beautiful tbh

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I haven't had sex in 3 years btw

  42. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Reading

  43. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Pursuing a degree in mathematics
    Will watch videos on it & comp sci while lifting

  44. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    read manga and play nioh 2

  45. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    (Good) Puzzle games

  46. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I practice languages. I think what works the fastest for me is brute force translations where I just sit there with a 2 language dictionary and write out a translation to something I'm reading.

  47. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Computer programming job + creative writing hobby + inventing/biz dev. I would like to take up an instrument or physical art hobby someday (pottery, woodwork, sculpting)

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      u shud take up pottery so the gay instructor can bang u

  48. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I read books on theology and history, nothing written after the 19th century because it's generally shit and not as comprehensive.

  49. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    bamp

  50. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Can someone explain how everyone on fit got so smart and rich?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      We're also geniuses with enormous dicks. It's genetic.

  51. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I try to do as much math in my head as possible, instead of turning to a calculator, unless its an extremely long problem or I am pressed for time.

  52. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Sissy hypno

  53. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Reading war and peace. I’m at the part in austerlitz where a general, not wanting to listen to his rival and attack the French, proposes to send an inquiry from their flank to the commander in chief, who’s all the way on the other flank, and between them is a skirmish of heavy fire and artillery barrage, so the messenger would either get peppered by bullets, or even if he does reach the other flank, the commander in chief might not even be there. All of this so that the general could not advance on the enemy.
    Now who’s dumb enough to volunteer and willingly put himself through all this senseless danger? At that moment the general sees Rostov’s (one of the main characters) wide starry eyed look of boyish excitement and picks him

  54. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i wish i was as smart as everyone on fit. everyone here is ripped, speaks 5 languages, has tons of intense hobbies they excel at, read countless books, write books, as well as studying the hardest degrees or work in intense fields at the same time, while also all being rich. it isnt fair.

  55. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I read.
    Often when I'm finished reading I'll make a PowerPoint presentation on what I just read - I use this technique especially when dealing with work or study related reading. This I think is an excellent way of giving a sort of spatial element to your learning, boosting recall. In my experience mind maps don't seem to work as well for this purpose as some people claim they do.
    I also write a lot, lately I also began taking walks with no music - I find that it allows you to focus on a thought for far longer, idk if this is for the better or for the worse.

    Also work out and do things. Your thinking is gonna be shite if you're a sedentary lardass, if not by virtue of reduced capabilities, then by virtue of not being cool enough

  56. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Each Friday I summarize my week but in a way that even the boring stuff would sound interesting to another person. Sometimes it can be tricky to make things sound exciting while sticking to the truth but that's the challenge. I don't know if that counts as exercising my brain but it allows me to speak about random things passionately and in entertaining fashion simply because I practice it every week and it also changes the way I think about certain things.

  57. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Occult-maxing, currently getting into vedic astrology to further my gains.

  58. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I like me some anime

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *