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5cf3f No.3[Reply]

German for "over stallion," and a reference to Nietzsche's "Übermensch," /üb/ - Überhengst is about bettering yourself physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. It is about self-improvement, constructive self-reflection, and seeking advice from others. You may discuss here those personal hobbies through which you develop your creative energies, and the efforts you take to improve your talents, artistic and otherwise. And of course, this is a board for fitness and literature, as they are parts of the backbone of physical and mental wellness. This is also a board where we may discuss Western culture - history, literature, architecture, and philosophy - as when imbibed, culture improves the mind and spirit, sharpening mental faculties, and providing a greater connection to those around you and to civilizations millennia old.

As this is a self-improvement board, discussions of personal problems should be constructive. No wallowing in self-pity. We are here to become better, and while seeking company in misery may be a helpful part of the process, the process does not end there.


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2b66b No.263[Reply]

Lets discuss how we can bring order into our lives once again and share resources to do so.

I'll start. I find myself having wide range of interests and trouble defining priorities for each. I have trouble to plan activities for following days or week.

So I made basic flowchart to help me navigate my priorities pic 2 related. Its early alpha and I reserve the right to redact some of the nodes to stay anonymous.

I found J.B.Peterson's advice to start with cleaning your room to be useful. It really is the most fundamental thing to start with when you want to start and organize your life better.
So if you feel like you yourself or your life is messy dysfunctional or shoddy, try and clean up your room now!
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675bf No.1107

If I knew…

a8ab3 No.1108

Doctor Kawashima's Brain Training.

Download the rom and an emulator and play that shit daily.

Sudoku and memory shit makes you smarter.

a8ab3 No.1109

I'm on a handful of days on nofap, forgot how many. I'm trying to rediscover my love for writing. It's hard, but I'm trying, and I want to write shit again because years ago, it was the only thing I truly enjoyed.

381cf No.1110

Will look into this, thanks

b4b97 No.1111

Its okay Nigel, you'll get there. Also Starlight Glimmer did nothing wrong

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d7a29 No.709[Reply]

Reminder that if you don't go on a hike, backpack trip or climb a mountain every now and then you can never be /ub/. Bonus points for doing it miles away from a road.

Also post pics of places you've conquered if you do these things and anything related to outdoors survival/activities.

Your goal should be to climb Denali. First pic.
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So I had my first 2day trip and I learned a couple of things.
Volume is a far greater problem than weight.
Despite the volume a sleeping pad is something worth bringing.
Forest ground can be really hard.
I should downgrade the stuff I brought into smaller packages so I can bring more stuff.
I need a bigger backpack.
Wet wipes are okay for one overnight trip but you run through them quickly.
Water is the limiting factor.

d40ea No.1096

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sorry for the shitty camera

d40ea No.1097

And while your faster on streets they fuck up your feet more thay the softer offroad grounds.

d1117 No.1098

Looks really nice, and I hope you had fun. Mornings with mist and dew are simply superb to wake up to, looks like perfect comfy.

d40ea No.1105

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How to deal with these disgusting little fucks? I have been lucky so far mainly because I stayed on the main path but once I get more comfortable I want to go in deeper and there these monsters are.

I hate these fucks so god damn much! I can deal with almost any animal but if there is one thing I hate it is these motherfuckers and internal parasites like worms.

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8ae07 No.1099[Reply]

Are there any /ub/-approved starter workouts? Preferably one that would not require buying a gym pass.

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6e908 No.1101

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Here are some excersice images I got from the previous thread about cardio. Hard at first, but will be easy if you follow these images.

cb9df No.1102

This is an easy one you can do anywhere, it's also really good for the whole body.
Its a push up, not planking

cb9df No.1103

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daa10 No.1104

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Go jogging
If you are too fat go for a walk daily or ride your bicycle
Go swimming


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d28a6 No.88[Reply]

One problem plaguing a lot of people these days, especially burgers like myself, is that many people eat out at restaurants too much instead of preparing home cooked meals. Eating out is frequently both more expensive and less healthy for you than a home cooked meal. Furthermore, many people live with a limited library of meals that they know how to prepare and don't realize the culinary possibilities that are right in front of them.

The purpose of this thread is to try to break that habit of eating out and to make cooking at home become the norm in our lives. Please share meal ideas and how to prepare them here. All meals are welcome, although preferably we should post meals that are easy to prepare so that novice cooks will not be intimidated by the prospect of preparing them for themselves. Even simple sandwiches are fair game. Sometimes that may mean cutting corners with pre-made mixes instead of preparing everything from scratch.

Remember that the goal isn't necessarily to post the most inexpensive meals or the healthiest meals, although those meals are certainly very welcome. The goal is to encourage people to dust off their kitchen appliances and flex their atrophied cooking muscles. I realize that this opens the door to culinary nightmares like /tg/'s infamous meat-bread, but so be it. Let's get cooking!
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0b11c No.951

Contributing a simple recipe even amateurs can make. Source: an amateur that made it.

An Easy Marinated Steak
>cut of beef, store-bought raw steak
>salt, preferably iodized with potassium iodide for health benefits
>apple cider vinegar
>onion powder
>garlic powder

Tools needed:
>george foreman grill or equivalent electronic grill
>a skillet with lid

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4c66d No.958

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I had made mayo!
it's really tasty

e7e82 No.1066

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Cocktails anyone?

226de No.1067

Looks incredibly gay tbh.

52cf1 No.1094

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Challenge yourself! Cook something you have never cooked before!
And tell us how it went…

Today I made beef jerky and it tastes fucking awesome. Next week I will try a souflee.

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78cb6 No.291[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

When you see this thread, do five push ups.
if busy do ten later
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c9592 No.975

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Okay, you win.

e0f57 No.1026

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Be glorious mlpol.

ffa8b No.1027

Ma'am, yes ma'am!

bef91 No.1036

You should be doing twenty by now, motherfucker.

354e7 No.1091

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>never visit /ub/
>it's never time
>visit /ub/
>>1036 tells you to do twenty

I managed a pathetic 18.
Deport me already.

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b1762 No.1079[Reply]

I want to replace my shit anime addiction with book reading addiction, please post book names.

Also you aren't the faggot here, I am and I want to git gud.
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e8df9 No.1085

This is something you can read.
It is really good.

851cc No.1086

I've read Sword of Truth, I didn't really enjoy it. What does "Moral Clarity" actually mean? Because in the story it just seems to mean "He's the hero so he magically just knows what is right and wrong".

851cc No.1087

unironically already read this meme book and a Pokemon fanfic called Brave New World by Ri2 that was longer than it.

6edc7 No.1088

I read that one a long time ago and have forgotten of of it tbh. I cant say I would even enjoy it as much now. I do remember really liking some of the darker aspects such as the story behind sexually tortured guards women (I forget their name). Also I recall liking the first few books a lot more than the rest, he did get rather preachy as it went on.

32526 No.1090

>Reverse-Trap Fluttershy
Wow, that got a continuation? Not to mention the fact it finally was completed. That's cool, tbh. Was a cute story.

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ec356 No.815[Reply]

So I feel I shouldn't be restricted to one language all my life and it wouldn't be a bad idea to have the ability to speak a different tongue to not only understand a new language but to also learn more about my own language as well. I've decided to learn Spanish since
>as an American its never a bad idea to know what the brown hordes are saying about you with you knowing
> Its the second most spoken language in the world, thus increasing the amount of people you can communicate with tenfold
> Its one of the easiest languages to learn if you are an english speaker from what I hear
> Its the language spoken by based as fuck Spaniards (back in the day they were based anyways, not so much today) who slaughtered muslim moors and conquered half of the new world for God, Glory, and Gold.

But how do I learn a second language? I did take a few Spanish classes in high school so I'm slightly familiar with it but whats the best way to learn? I hear things like rosetta stone barely does shit and the best way is to speak with a Spanish speaker however I have no contacts. I know playing vidya and reading media in Spanish will help me become familiar with the vocabulary but I would still be clueless on how sentence structure and advanced sort of things like that would work. What do you recommend?

Also this thread doesn't have to be limited to Spanish and can be about how to learn any second language in general.
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083fc No.832

I want to learn Arabic. The middle East is completely dependent on foreign engineers and they pay out the ass for western educated chemical engineers.

2a8b8 No.833

Ah don't worry, if you feel like it we might just use text based chat or something.

dfa07 No.1015

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So I've been slowly trying to learn French and holy shit, it is a whole different beast. I can see sort of how its similar to Spanish in the fact its a Romantic language and how it somewhat influences English but holy the pronunciations is just, damn. At least with Spanish words, what you see is what you get, you simply pronounce the word and usually the sound just like how they look but with French, a word might sound completely different from what it looks sometimes. Gonna stick with it though cause learning a language is never a waste of time nor effort and maybe it might help me in life somehow but the odds are very low. Any French speaking anons have any advise I should know? Also apologies for reviving a dead thread but its /ub/ so its not like it gets updated much.

e2532 No.1018

>Also apologies for reviving a dead thread
I don't think it is any need to apologize, it is good to get some activity on /ub/ I think. Sadly I don't know French, but hopefully someone else do.
>but I will shamelessly bump it for you

8176b No.1089

With all this 1984 shit going on I looked into the relation of speech and thought and lies to bolster my arguments and came to the conclusion that I should pick up my books again.

Anybody know any good sources?

Interested in scandinavion languages, french, spanish and eastern languages.

Also latin for science and deeper understanding of western languages.

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08c89 No.493[Reply]

I've been wanting to learn how to draw for a long time, but have never gotten around to it because I simply do not know where to start. On a scale of 1-10 my skill level is basically a 1. I can draw basic shapes, that is about it. I don't have any hobbies right now other than gaming and working out, and I would like to pick something else up.

I would preferably like to learn how to draw on a computer, most of the really nice art I see seems to be done that way now a days. As I stated earlier, my skill level is basically 1. I can draw basic circles and have used MS paint a few times, and have never touch any editing programs.

I have been wanting to do this for forever, but have been held back because I just have no idea how to start, or what even I should be doing for practice. Right now would be a great time for me to do this because I am currently somewhat incapacitated with some medical issues. Any tips/resources would be greatly appreciated.
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a4e75 No.540

Learning how to draw anything is more important than learning how to draw one thing.
His guide is fine. Also anything worth having is worth working for. Art isn't just something you can shit out. There is a natural talent for it yes, but even the most gifted person will have to study at some point in their life.
For me, 2D art was always a pain in the ass. 3D art was always fun, even when I was shit at it. If learning sounds like a drag to you, maybe art isn't for you.
Touchscreens are expensive, anon. A cheap 80 dollar tablet can save you from buying paper/pens/etc, but it's a different feel from a screen/paper. You won't be able to see where you hand is in relation to what you're drawing. On the other hand, you don't have your hand blocking the screen.
If you get good at one, learning the other shouldn't be that hard though.
Even if you don't draw every day, try to read up or think about techniques for the next time you end up drawing. (This might not really apply to 2D, but it works for me with 3D)

In the end, if you have fun with drawing, nothing will stop you from doing it, just make sure you don't end up halting your own progress by never experimenting.

Couldn't be bothered to find it, but I have an image somewhere on this computer where an artist actually got WORSE over a period of 6 years.

ff915 No.566

>no Cowboy Bebop
>no Death Note
>no Soul Eater
>no FullMetal Alchemist
>no FMA: Brotherhood
>no Cory in the House
Son, i am Dissapoint.

89656 No.1077

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I'm not good at drawing myself, but apparently I'm a very good teacher. I have helped many aspiring artists get started, so if you want help I'll be glad to offer some. We always need more artists for the fandom!

7808c No.1078

The very first word of advice I can give you is too just keep drawing! Practice is the key.
Don't stop; just keep trying and experimenting over and over, regardless of how shitty you may be. Try new things, and try them dozens of times. Experiment with concepts. Attempt to copy styles you admire once you get a hang of the basics.
Even little thumb sketches are progress. Make a habit out of doodling for fun. Carry a sketchbook as a hobby if you prefer. If you practice any skill enough times, you're bound to get half-decent at it.
And don't ever get discouraged just because you're bad at it. If you suck, that just means you're not practicing enough. Don't quit because your first thought after scribbling for 10 mintues is 'I'm not any good at this'.

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013e8 No.1039[Reply]

Hi, I like doing this thing where I take games that can do this, and have the game's AI play matches against itself, while recording the whole match. While that's happening, I like to get reading and exercising done, so it still feels like I'm making progress as a youtuber as well. I can do commentary tracks later.

I think I need more games that can do this. So far, I'm just doing Civ V (torrented) and WWE 2k18 (torrented).

9d240 No.1040

Been more of an active gamer myself
Ubisoft's Anno series can work like that if you make trade routes

9cff9 No.1076

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I recommend evolution algorithm games, such as Biogenesis: http://biogenesis.sourceforge.net/
I'd also recommend Species ALRE, but it's still in extremely early alpha and proceeding woefully slowly: http://www.speciesgame.com/

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bba8c No.1073[Reply]

How do you deal with bad sunburns? I went for a morning jog for the first time in my life and I got sunburned.

Pic unrelated.

6d1c6 No.1074

Since I've lived in southern US my whole life, I'm no stranger to sunburn. Usually I just leave it be and deal with it but if it's bothering you, put some lotion on it. Not much else to tell you than just after awhile in the hot blazing sun, your body will adjust to it in time.

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Aloe Vera is good for taking away some of the pain as well as make it heal a bit quicker. Lotion should work too. Should be at any Walgreens or a similar drugstore.

A bad sunburn in my mind is a 2nd degree burn with blisters. If you have them, don't use any creams as they can hinder the healing process.

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9e64b No.1044[Reply]

can we have a lifting thread?
been curling these bad boys
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72ac1 No.1060

I don't plan on it at all! I have my post diet plan ready, my recipes, etc all set. Best part is working out is now a habit so continuing it will be super easy. My new diet is only ~1200-1500 calories it is low carb, low fat, high protein the protein is from a mix of meat, dairy and veggies to ensure I have a properly balanced diet. This intense part of my diet ends in July and then i move to post diet and post workout class.

8c89a No.1063

>he uses (((dumb))) bells
Take the gravity workout redpill.
A (((Gym-membership))) is how the business Jew milks you, you only need a day pass sometimes for the equipment.
Take the darebee.com 30days of gravity pill.
Expand your thinking.
And your dick.


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>he doesn't free lift with boulders and rocks like his ancestors did

95636 No.1070

gyms are full of shitty people

3d9f1 No.1071

This tbh

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8c3f1 No.743[Reply]

Frontiersmen survive at all costs. They battle blistering heat and scathing blizzards. They conquer mountains and bogs. They not only survive, but thrive in all manner of the toughest conditions mother nature throws his way. This is the ideal body type we should strive for.

Mass bulk for the sake of photos is merely another case study in societal decay and decadence. Fitness is for a greater purpose. We are not made for fitness; fitness is made for us. We must learn to master ourselves for the pursuit of higher goals.

e9d16 No.744

Fittest I have ever been was when I was working a physically demanding job and gradually gained muscle. Gains for purpose not presentation lads

87461 No.961

To be honest, being massive must be quite a problem indeed when trying to survive.
Cardio is always important and being fit enough to lift yourself with one arm is also really useful.
Being giant for the sake of being giant is indeed not very useful outside of urban situations.

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12822 No.1035[Reply]

How to relax?
I have the hunch that I really need relaxation.

Everything I do has something like a goal.
More sports, more reading, more learning, cook better food, eat slower for digestion, go for a walk because you need some daily excercise and you did sports yesterday and need some rest.
More better faster more and even relaxation is like something I have to do to a certain extend in a certain amount of time.
Even when I do something like watch a movie I study acting, writing, culture…

I am pretty sure that I am so stressed that I don't get anything done.

7ea28 No.1037

I know this feel.

7ea28 No.1038

I think the trick is to get some idle games, like wrestling game ISOs and 4x games. Then you can have the game's AI play matches against itself, the whole thing captured and recorded easily. While that's happening, you can do whatever you want. Read, watch anime, exercise, anything.

It's what I do, but I think I need more idle games. So far, I'm just doing Civ V (torrented) and WWE 2k18 (torrented)

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eecaa No.1024[Reply]

What is your North star, /ub/? Why do you seek to improve yourself? What gets you out of bed in the morning and what keeps you going?
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19694 No.1030

We need a leader anon.

3b251 No.1031

Kinda this. My only goal in life is to improve the life of someone. To give them that flame to keep going on with their own life and find their meaning in life.
Basically just to bring someone up out of the ashes when they thought they were finished, relight their torch and send them on their way.

cffaa No.1032

I was born in incredible poverty, and in an abusive home, with dreams of freedom and fortune.

I'm 23 and I feel older every day but I still try to write pony, even though the show and fandom gets deader every week. A few years ago I could have given you a big speech on my determination but at this point, I think I'm just scared of how much regret I'd feel when dying in a hospital bed without having accomplished something.

db43f No.1033

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I get up and plod on because the only other option is a bullet to the head.
I may be a coward in many ways but the least I can do is not bring sorrow to the few people in this world who love and care about me.
Lately however Ive been finding more strength in myself out of sheer desperation to keep going. I find that being redpilled isnt enough. And the knowledge will devour you from within if you cant find a way to apply it in a pragmatic way. My goal now is simply to be more /ub/. Get fit and read more. I hope that I can at least find peace in that I really tried, even if I am destined to lose.

8fcc6 No.1034

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>gets you out of bed in the morning
>keeps you going
yeah sure that me hehe

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