Time preference + health

I did a little extra. I’m spoiling you.

http://ftp.iza.org/dp3674.pdf
It’s biological.

“Psychological and Biological Foundations of Time Preference: Evidence from a Day Reconstruction Study with Biological Tracking”
“The paper finds that financial discounting is related to a range of psychological variables including consideration of future consequences, self-control, conscientiousness, extraversion, and experiential avoidance as well as being predicted by heart rate variability and blood pressure”
There’s a connection. Thought suppression is a variable.
“The correlations reveal that lower discounting in the financial discounting task is associated with high scores on conscientiousness, self-control, consideration of future consequences, cognitive/affective mindfulness, and low scores on experiential avoidance and extraversion.”
Prosocial traits.

https://www.nber.org/papers/w0539
Connected to health status.
“This paper reports the results of an exploratory survey designed to measure differences in time preference across individuals and to test for relationships between time preference and schooling, health behaviors, and health status. …The implicit interest rate revealed in their replies is weakly correlated with years of schooling (negative), cigarette smoking (positive), and health status(negative). Family background, especially religion, appears to be an important determinant of time preference.”
https://www.nber.org/chapters/c6546.pdf

Religion connected to time preference! Gasp!

Please do an atheism study, oh my.

http://scholarcommons.scu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1024&context=econ
The heavily hedonic aren’t actually happier than you either.
“Our result indicates that, compared to neutral affect, mild positive affect significantly reduces time preference over money. This result is robust to various specification checks, and alternative interpretations of the result are considered. Our result has implications for the effect of happiness on time preference and the role of emotions in economic decision making, in general.”

They’re getting their cake now so don’t give them yours later.

Suggesting the natural state is low TP, more prosocial. You’d expect this since we are here and our ancestors didn’t die in an orgy of chaos.

https://ericsjackson.blogspot.com/2012/05/time-preference-and-civilization.html

“In general civilization tends to be characterized by low time preference. Indeed, the ability to even consider future well-being may mark the transition to civilization”

This following has nothing to do with the post.

https://confluence.cornell.edu/display/WWC/Individualism+vs.+Collectivism+~+Identity+Politics+in+the+LGBT+Movement
“Thus, there is ultimately a need for both collectivism and individualism within the LGBT movement”
You wouldn’t believe that line was true unless I linked to it.

Scruton on nihilism

A humble, soft-spoken conversation… and Americans hate it.

No soundbites, no sneering, jeering, shouting, lying. No verbal gladiator faking for cameras.

They call him the stupid one. Wow.
Would you rather he pretend to know, spoon feed and give you useless information that sounds intelligent? AKA the Jordan method.
No, he gives you snippets neatly stitched together for you to think about and make up your own mind.
That is a compliment.

In case YT deletes this one, a favourite part;

vulgar secular perversions of (Paradise), in all of our nature to long for the compensation that… we have not had. And to think that they’ll finally be given to us, that which we’ve always wanted. But it may be that that is the only way that many people can live properly, by holding in front of themselves this ideal and trying to earn it. But of course it doesn’t stand up very easily to examination. There’s nothing vulgar or silly in wanting that. And after all, the greatest trial that all human beings have to confront is that of.. death. How to accept the fact that, you know, I will die. What is it that I’ve- how should I think of myself in order to do that? (confronting this) …It wouldn’t make it easier for … (idiots) many people… they need ‘something else’ (blithely)
The concept of consolation that we have is influenced by the Christian religion, foundation of our civilization and it’s what glows in the embers… a tragic quality, a redemptive story. The redemption of the soul through this repudiation of earthly things. …A most extraordinary idea. The ultimate symbol that there is a path… of acceptance. I’m not strong enough… Why should we accept? Well, we have to. There’s two choices. One is to go towards our end accepting it, the other is to be dragged kicking and screaming (tone of distaste) – same outcome, either way. The only thing we have to do is to achieve the serenity beforehand, which comes from willing sacrifice. I think it’s a model of rational conduct” (eye gleam, pointed stare, change of subject)

Yes, he’s a total intellectual lightweight, right?

Wholesome summer meetups

This seems so strange to watch but it really shouldn’t be.

I wonder if music festivals are diluting this type of urge to be communal?

Even Oktoberfest isn’t what most people think it is.

Beautiful clothing, manners, food, crafts… what’s not to love?

I confess it seems almost unnatural to me, like watching a scene in a film.

This is the fake feeling we need to crush.

Modern lies and reality TV BS should be invoking this feeling, not the beauty that is our birthright.

Good old days

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/966897/britons-old-days-job-opportunities-uk-living-traditional-values

You miss Empire.

This is philia surging back.

Statistically correct. Higher life satisfaction, social trust, lower crime, no terrorism, no untouchable aristos you cannot insult (sorry, would a guillotine be less offensive?), homogeneity of demographics, higher birth rate, better economy, higher culture, better art, less media intrusion and celebrity cult, social mobility for natives, no foreign job crushing from globalisation, no victim culture and defamation monstering mobs.

Most importantly, the barometers of success and maturity were obtainable if you worked for them.

Getting a place, getting married, starting a family.

Eventually retiring.

Nobody can afford to now.

That’s the main thing, a genocidal suppression of the life cycle.

Modernists love corruption

https://charltonteaching.blogspot.com/2018/05/why-traditionalism-has-become.html

They deserve their suffering for this and they’ll get it in full.

The Bible is clear on this point.

Rule of the internet #43

The more beautiful and pure a thing is – the more satisfying it is to corrupt it.

The epitome of evil. Is that not Satan’s MO? Sadism?

42 Nothing is sacred.

https://charltonteaching.blogspot.com/2018/05/why-does-political-correctness-lie-even.html

They live in a superficial world where words are like magic spells and make reality.

No wonder they’re obsessed with HP.

Love is love?

Then why all the divorce?

Lust is stronger than my conscience.

Wicked people, wicked ways, wicked ends.
Our horror films are about these people.

People watch adulterous media over boy meets girl.
Divorce lawyers profit.

https://charltonteaching.blogspot.com/2018/05/is-now-in-west-most-evil-in-human.html

I’ve said before, we’re rotten to the core.

Many of the Biblical crimes we commit are treated with reverence.
Carousing, fornication, blasphemy. Worse than Sodom.

They wanted to corrupt the one pure guest, remember?

Evil cannot stand goodness in its midst.