My self-esteem is feeling good today. I’m sure it’s in part the subs and in part my other self-care.
I thought of an idea more appealing to me than ERB. It’s something like Active-Passive-Enjoyment. Maybe we call it “Ape”. By enjoyment, I more mean “Amusement”.
The idea here is: some people say to do some boring stack for 3 or 6 whole months. E.g., “heal yourself 100% before doing anything social or alpha”. Or, “I’ll build my empire fully before enjoying the benefits of leisure”. I believe, at least for me, it’s critical to have intrinsic enjoyment in life and some fun while moving forward.
Thus, if you are concerned with healing, you don’t run merely Regen + Elixir + Limit Destroyer. You might run Regen, Ascension (or UA, DD, etc), Limit Destroyer. Regen and Limit Destroyer are healers and will provide passive gain, but Ascension would allow you to feel you are tasting the enjoyment of Alpha earlier.
Another model along similar lines is Proficient-Sufficient-Challenging. (easy + medium + hard).
And since I drank a lot of caffeine, there is also Work+Play+Boost/Improve. And, short+medium+long term.
One doesn’t need to subscribe to any one model, they can all be taken into account in selecting a stack.
I’m sure these ideas may be totally useless considering I haven’t been on subs long at all. But, certain things I read on here I just can’t stand, e.g., “Never do sub X until you’ve done these 5 other subs in sequence first”. One needs to get out of their comfort zone, live in the present, have a little fun, and try something new/challenging here and there. So these ideas are notes to self and anyone interested how one can choose stacks in an enjoyable and expansive way.