Adam Thoughts #331.

September 3, 2019 in , Adam Thoughts by Adam Dunlap

All thoughts are original unless quoted. From ideas published August 5 – August 11, 2019.

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If you’re making like 150k a year and you’re single….. well, investing is good to read up on, but all you actually have to do is live frugally and you can retire in 5 years. The only reason you have to work for 20+ years and invest wisely is if you want an extravagant lifestyle.

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Everyone wants to learn how to act. No one wants to learn how to live.

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Life isn’t a science, and it’s not only based on listening. Life is a dynamic experiment where we forge into the unknown to find ourselves.

So far, this sums up my ardent disagreement with the Meisner approach. I don’t yet see any play in the method.

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I’ve brought out the rebel + goofball combination. I do what I want in the way I think is right. Who can say I’m wrong? Nobody. I know I’m my harshest critique. And if I mess up? Oh well, I laugh at it, and try again. Life is tough. Life has consequences. But acting? Acting is a game. So play.

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I like Kevin O’Leary. And I love how he so simply articulates the purpose of capitalism.

Really biased interviewer. I don’t like him.

[[Kevin O’leary explains Donald Trump’s success]

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I don’t cast my vote if I don’t understand who or what I’m voting for. How could you? Or do we desire to be people who allows social pressures to overwhelm all accountability for informed decision making? In the US, I wonder if anyone ever really knows what they are voting for.

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Good acting is people who aren’t acting. Bad acting is people who are acting. Simple!

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Some people are calling Redfin a disruptor, but I think it’s more like a well-organized gimmick. Every house is online now, so “marketing” is no longer a key to maximizing the sale price of your house. What you really need in a real estate agent is an amazing negotiator.

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“You think that’s air you’re breathing?” -Morpheus

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I live a life of freedom and pursuit that very, very few Americans seem to be able to achieve. The ability to do this has not come from any level of prominent financial success. The main enabler to my freedom has simply been living a frugal life and valuing people over money.

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We all morph reality so that we can tell the stories we wish to hear.

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It’s fascinating to see how people morph reality in order to find congruency in their belief structures.

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For all that Meisner training you have, you’re pretty locked in. Are you sure that training was helpful?

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If you go to the resident pool at noon on Tuesday, you have a private pool. If you go to the local gym at 11pm on Saturday, you have a private gym. It’s not difficult to feel like a multi-millionaire.

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“Internet broke the monopoly on knowledge. Bitcoin broke the monopoly on finance.” -@rhythmtrader

Woa. Deep.

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Welcome to my version of the universe.

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I think in order to be a great artist you have to be willing to suffer through your bad work in order to find your transcendent work.

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In acting, teachers always try to get you out of your head. But there’s nothing wrong with being in your head! Just don’t be in your head as an actor doing a scene. Be in your head all you want about the moment itself. We all do that all the time in real life. That’s living!

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As artists, I think we create our best work out of joy and love. From that, it’s my ardent belief that starving actors are shooting themselves in the foot by undermining their joy, confidence and security. But to each their own – it seems to work out for some.

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You have to see what no one else can see, then you have to make it a reality so no one can deny its existence. That’s what vision is.

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Skrux is the greatest of all time. No one else can create what he does. The man is connected to something higher.

[Blue Rose by Skrux]