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what's the weightlifting equivalent for brain?
If I am weak, I do weightlifting for 1 hour a day and I become strong. The gains last a long time. So, what if my brain is weak (I'm not that smart) and I want to be smarter? What do I do?
Also if I hit my genetic limit and/or my genes are shit, no problem. At first I get supplements, then I get TRT and steroids.
What are the best supplements and drugs to get smart?
Also, if possible, please provide some example of people that put themselves under brain improvement regiments and it worked. Too much stuff I read about brain improvement is not backed up by any testimonial at all, just scam scientist on paper saying "it worked, trust me bro"

Thanks
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>>15153293
>what's the weightlifting equivalent for brain?
No fap/no porn. It would really be weight training for the mind though. It would reflect morphometrically and with regard to other metrics neural correlatively if measurement/observation were ever taken of your brain. You would be sensitizing the reward system. This results in increased motivation and drive etc. It also reflects in an increase in serum test as well as androgen receptor density in certain brain regions, orgasm abstention does that is.
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>>15153293
Don't listen to >>15153333
They're an imbecile

What really helps is stuff like meditation, puzzles etc. Basically challenge your mind
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>>15153293
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>>15153359
to be fair, not fapping would be a huge challenge.
That said I'm not sure challenging the mind works. I always hit the limit. I need more IQ/real intelligence
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>>15153388
>That said I'm not sure challenging the mind works. I always hit the limit. I need more IQ/real intelligence
Like with natty bodybuilding, the maximum you can hit is based on genetics. If you're hitting the maximum early on despite perseverance through hard problems (you are really challenging yourself, right anon?) that just means you have a naturally low IQ. Unfortunately there are no "brain steroids" you can do. Nootropics are a scam and adderall just makes you focus on your work, it doesn't improve your intelligence. A stupid person doing amphetamines just makes a lot of garbage.
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>>15153293
Unironically,
>reading math books and doing the exercises (all of them)
>learning other languages (bonus points for Latin and Greek), reading, writing and doing the grammatical exercises (all of them)
The first point is straightforward. You get a math textbook on a subject at the edge of your knowledge/level and you work through it linearly since they're almost always structured in that way. For languages, find a book that follows the natural method where each chapter gets progressively more difficult.
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>>15153293
>>15153397
Also, afaik there aren't any drugs you can take to improve your mental performance, other than maybe caffeine in manageable doses, but nothing like roids. You should sleep and eat well just like while getting /fit/.
t. really wish I didn't have to wagecuck so I could be a mathcel-wordcel hybrid NEET who sleeps 10 hours a day with no alarm
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>>15153359
puzzles are garbage, theres many real hard problems to keep you busy forever.
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>>15153396
yeah, I really challenged myself, but sadly I have low IQ.
For example even if I know the theory behind equations, I still have a difficult time solving them.
If I see the solution I understand it perfectly, but I can't arrive at it myself.
Let's take this:
sqrt(x) + sqrt(2) = sqrt(32)

I know why the solution works, but I would never be able to arrive at it by myself.
And yes, I did practice A LOT. I've seen everything. It's just something my brain can't do.
Many say they are bad at math, but they are just ignorant of math. Sadly, I can say I'm just bad.
I wish there was a fix.
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>>15153442
>sqrt(x) + sqrt(2) = sqrt(32)
You can't do basic algebra?
lmao
kek even
Come on bro, you can do better than that. Only literal niggerbrains (IQ <60) can't learn this shit.
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>>15153447
I know the rules, I know how they work, why they work, but in many cases, like the one proposed, I just don't see it
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>>15153455
What if you draw it out geometrically on paper:
>draw curve y = sqrt(x) + sqrt(2)
>draw the line y = sqrt(32)
What does the intersection of the two represent?
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>>15153442
>sqrt(x) + sqrt(2) = sqrt(32)
>I know why the solution works, but I would never be able to arrive at it by myself.
Did it not occur to you that maybe it would be easier if you could get rid of that sqrt(2) on the left and have something in the form of sqrt(x) = y*sqrt(z)? Because once that occurs to you, you should be able to see that it's doable.
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>>15153475
what are you saying anon?
>>15153469
I don't know.

Also did you guys solve it?
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>>15153485
>I don't know.
It's the solution, anon. Clearly you don't actually understand the "how and why" if you didn't know that. Do you get it now?
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>>15153501
no, that's not the solution, you are going down the wrong path or you have to explain things better
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>>15153485
>what are you saying anon?
I'm saying it would be easy to solve if you just had one term on each side without sqrt(2) complicated things, and I'm saying it's easy to get rid of it.
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>>15153440
They're fun though
And a good way to gently practise focus, pattern recognition and entering flow
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>>15153503
>t. brainlet
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>>15153485
I just solved it. At first, I divided both sides by sqrt(32). That helped me realize that it would be far easier to multiply both sides by sqrt(32) instead. Wasn't til I finished til I understood that all three initial sqrt terms are multiples of sqrt(2) and then I could finally see it as a simple sum.

Maybe I'm a midwit, too. But I did enjoy solving it.
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>>15153506
so you want to do sqrt(32) minus sqrt(2)?
>>15153517
wait a second before calling brainlet, I'm beginning to doubt /sci/ abilities
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OP's obviously trolling. lol, lmao even at the tards falling for this bait
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>>15153528
I now think those that claim they solved it are the ones trolling
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>>15153526
>so you want to do sqrt(32) minus sqrt(2)?
You can't just straight up subtract them but maybe you can do something with the sqrt(32) first.
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sqrt(18)
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>>15153531
even if you get to
>sqrt(x) = 3sqrt(2)
you still haven't solved it for x.
Maybe I'm not the brainlet, maybe I just lack confidence
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>>15153501
That's a visual solution
You get a much simpler solution from just factorizing 32
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>>15153533
I'm anti violencd but you deserve to be hanged for posting this webm
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>>15153526
Yeah, cause sqrt(32) is the same as 4*sqrt(2)
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>>15153538
Ok, smelly.
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>>15153538
The solution is trivial to get from that though...
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>>15153556
Smelly feels stupid so now he's pulling out his le only trolling card.
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>>15153556
>>15153553
>>15153555
ok, I see now what you guys mean.
But now you see how difficult it is for me to see?
It's absurd!
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>>15153589
Just slow down, take things a step at a time. Experiment, go down dead ends and come back.

Like one of my old professors once said, "let the paper work for you"
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>>15153667
I've retired years ago from this now, this was just an example of my low iq.
I thank you for the attempt at encouragement, but there is truly no hope.
The fact that people think I'm trolling, because they cannot understand how can a person be so stupid, only confirm that I truly have zero hopes for everything.
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>>15153677
Have you considered other fields than math?
Some people are dyslexic but for numbers you know. Don't have to mean you're stupid.
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>>15153700
I've abandoned math years ago, this was just an example of my limits.
I can't draw, I'm not good at games, I'm not good at building muscles (I also have a shoulder that pops out easily), I'm not good at speaking in public, my penis is small, I'm poor.
At a certain point one has to take responsibility and admit he is just a retarded piece of shit with no talent.
I'm smart enough to delude myself into thinking I can make it, but not smart enough to make it.
The only thing I'm good at are things where I cannot verify I'm good at, for example programming, history, economics. Therefore, I suck at them and I rely on the fact that there are no metrics to prove I suck (but even without the metrics, if I was good at any of them I would be monetizing them by now, so...).

This is just a fact. And it's not like I lacked confidence. My lack of confidence has come later, because I've been defeated 1000x more than the average person (just take my word for it).
If anything, it's a bad thing I had confidence in the first place because I didn't organize my life around my stupidity and now I am useless.

My only hope is roids for brain.
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>>15153549
Yes. OP is a self-described brainlet who doesn't understand algebra. He needs to build intuition and not just push around symbols.
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>>15153732
>>15153549
I knew that where the line intersects there wass the solution, but that's not how you actually solve for x, otherwise we would just draw lines and call it a day. That's why I didn't understand what was the point.
At a certain point there is a limit even to my brainlettism.
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>>15153732
>He needs to build intuition and not just push around symbols.
He needs to build an intuition for pushing around symbols, brainlet.
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>>15153751
Then why did you say "I don't know" and not exactly what you just wrote? In any case, you should know that in all practical cases, solving equations like this is done algoritmically, for which you need the geometric intuition. If your problem is merely symbolic reasoning, then yes you need to get used to factorization, which just comes down to memorizing your multiplication tables.
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>>15153767
because it was so obvious I did not know what were you even asking
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>>15153759
Nigger, he didn't even confirm that he understood the geometric picture. What is the point of the symbolic reasoning if he doesn't confirm he even gets the big picture?
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>>15153774
Congrats, your IQ may be higher than a chimp kek. Now you have to work on your communication skills.
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>>15153778
You can solve this equation in exactly the same manner you can solve countless other equations without thinking even for a fraction of a second what they represent geometrically.
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>>15153779
I'm not the one that has to work on his communication skills, what was even the point of asking that? It made no sense at all.
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>>15153722
Try piracetam + phenibut + low carb diet
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>>15153782
And that's how you become a human calculator STEMcel who doesn't even understand the nuts and bolts of what he's doing.
>>15153783
The point was demonstrating you knew what the fuck equality meant and what the solution of an equation was. That the solution is where the left side and the right side are the same. When you present a simple algebraic equation and you say "I don't get it" then step 1 is to make sure you understand what the fuck it even means to solve an equation. Simple as.
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>>15153788
>And that's how you become a human calculator STEMcel who doesn't even understand the nuts and bolts of what he's doing.
I understand the nuts and bolts of what I'm doing a lot better than you ever will, which is evident by the fact that I know when to use what kind of reasoning, you low IQ, qualialess nigger.
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>>15153788
>the solution is where the left side and the right side are the same
in an equation both sides are always the same, so that's not the solution.
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>>15153293
Torah, I can't stress this enough
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>>15153796
Honestly doubt that considering how much you're seething kek.
>>15153798
sqrt(x) + sqrt(2) = sqrt(32) is not true for every x. The x's for which it is true are called solutions. See? You didn't even get that far.
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>>15153801
do I need to study it in hebrew or english is enough?
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>>15153818
>See? You didn't even get that far.
What does this even mean? What is your point?
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>>15153827
My point is if you don't understand what I'm saying, you need to go back to basics. That's the only way you're going to get higher than a surface level "understanding" of math. Learn the actual language and how to think abstractly and not just push symbols like a STEMcel niggerbrain.
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>>15153836
when you say
>the solution is where the left side and the right side are the same
it's a mistake because that is not what the solution is.
Then you say
>sqrt(x) + sqrt(2) = sqrt(32) is not true for every x. The x's for which it is true are called solutions. See? You didn't even get that far.
I don't see how it relates to the previous mistake
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>>15153293
Depends on age. Before ~20 your brain is absorbing maximum amount of information, if you are below 20yo learn as much useful information as you can, after 20 your brain then has foundation (information), it stops absorbing as much, but your logic and reasoning abilities increase sharply, you use what you have learned before to deduce new information/knowledge, it is much less but it is targeted and specialized knowledge. To do this efficiently there is no weightlifting equivalent. The closest comparison to physical training would be to exercise smart, that means you can do a ton of physical activity (like carry bricks all day at construction site or dig roads) but all you will do is fuck up your back and your joints instead of turning into Arnold. Don't do garbage mental work mental work, anything that requires processing, puzzles, crosswords etc are garbage UNLESS your goal is actually become good at crosswords. Also activities like movies, music, gaymes is waste and will just make your brain process all that garbage and even memorize some of it(you only want useful information and knowledge), also stay healthy, exercise, get plenty of sleep, eat good food, don't drink, don't do drugs
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>>15153293
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>>15153293
Count.
Painstakingly count.
Everyday.
To the highest number.
Every 10 numbers counts as a girl push up. Every 100 is a pushup.
Every 10,000 is a one handed pushup.
Every 100,000 is a cock pushup.
Every 1,000,000,000 is your toes pulling the whole body up and down.
Every 1,000,000,000,000 is mental levitation.
Every 1,000,000,000,000,000 is ascension to another dimension.
Every 100,000,000,000,000,000,000 is a fistfight with a Bodhisattva.
Every 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 is a fistfight with God.
Every day. Get faster. Count faster. Every day.

https://youtu.be/Uvn6314ub0I
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Learning an instrument
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>>15153920
I may do this out of desperation
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>>15153293
learn something new 1 hour everyday
practice an instrument 1 hour everyday

>full retard analogy mode of weightlifting
ruminate about a traumatic experience over and over for an hour every day and your amygdala will take over your prefrontal cortex with its creatine level PTSD gains
have an overactive anterior singulate cortex that forces your body into a stress response that atrophies your hippocampus
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>>15153333
Holy shit them digits
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>>15153920
Trying to guess what drove
him to do this is pointless.

It would have required choosing
a path that defies reason.

I would presume that, at one point,
he was on the verge of madness...

Five years... Perhaps ten years...

And the entire time, he focused on this alone.
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>>15153920
Or just go to the psychiatrist and et some antipsychotics so you don't base your life around anime that is made for 12 years olds.
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>>15153293
read something interesting and think about it for the rest of the day
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>>15153722
>The only thing I'm good at are things where I cannot verify I'm good at, for example programming
You can verify you're good at programming by creating novel programs that function as advertised and have clean code. Doom by John Carmack is a good example. Or if you get a SaaS project working and get users and it keeps growing and nothing goes wrong
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>>15153293
>What are the best supplements and drugs to get smart?
Anything to do with brain health might not make you smarter but could make your mind less cloudy and help you feel a bit more focused. Like omega 3 for example

To become smarter you need to use your brain to think and learn, it's the only way. Exercise might help your endurance for sitting and reading but you don't need to do any more than the typical recommended amount, look at any top scientists and it's pretty clear they don't work out at all. Set some small goals for yourself and learning will be easier because you will have to learn to achieve your goals usually
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>>15153333
>morphometrically
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>>15153677
Don't beat yourself up man. Every society needs janitors
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>>15153293
Good sleep, good food as unprocessed as you can get, mostly plants, meditation daily at least 15m first OMM then SENPAI, no porn, no fap, learn processing right, a lot of times, what seems to be a super intelligent person, has just a lot of procedures, routines and patterns anchored and call ready in the head.

Minimize external dopamine trigger.

Don't spike dopamine before activity, don't after, spike it through the effort itself and train yourself this is your shit and you love it.

More questions left, stick to huberman lab podcast / YT , it's easy applicable basics for a lot of topics all based on cutting edge data.
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>>15155581
SENPAI was a typo, I meant SENPAI
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>>15155582
Okay, this is definitely a tagged word or smth. Lol. I meant F - A - M .. as in focus attention meditation.
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>>15153822
English is fine, but you need to watch yaron reuven lectures too to get the point of each parashat. His stump the rabbi series talk about the parashot
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>>15153359
>they're
Found the tranny
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>>15153442
>If I see the solution I understand it perfectly, but I can't arrive at it myself.
Don't worry about it. You're trying to find x, so put everything without an x on one side, and everything with an x on the other side. That should be your first step any time you're trying to solve for something. Then you just have to ask what you can do to get only one x on one side and the numbers on the other side.
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>>15153551
You don't want to see two stunning and brave individuals expressing themselves? What are you a homophobic, fatphobic, ablist bigot?
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>>15153442
$\sqrt{x} + \sqrt{2} = \sqrt{32}$
$\sqrt{x} = \sqrt{32} - \sqrt{2}$
$(\sqrt{x})^2= (\sqrt{32} - \sqrt{2} )^2$
$x = (\sqrt{32} - \sqrt{2})(\sqrt{32} - \sqrt{2})$
$x = (\sqrt{32})^2 - \sqrt{2}\sqrt{32} -\sqrt{32}\sqrt{2} +(\sqrt{2})^2$
$x = 32 - 2\sqrt{2\cdot 32} +2$
$x = 34 - 2\sqrt{64}$
$x = 34 - 2\cdot 8$
$x = 34 - 16$
$x = 18$
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it is weird that there are drug for muscle performance that work great and there is no equivalent for the brain.
There is not even a workout. The best we are doing here is just creating the condition for the brain to work at its best, but nothing to improve it.
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>>15155661
this is how I solved it the first time.
The problem is that my brain sucks at computing when it gets to pow(sqrt(32)-sqrt(2), 2). At that point I often make a mistake and get angry as fuck.
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>>15153293
You can't influence consciousness by physical means. The best thing to do is to use your free will to pray to God and beg for more intelligence (a subset of conscienceness)
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>>15153293
Brain ups
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>>15155669
Then get off CS bullshit and learn basic math
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>>15155771
I have practiced math for years. My brain just cannot process this very specific thing.
I suck at this in particular. I suck at keeping track of symbols from one thing to the next.
But since this is something reasonably measurable, I know I suck in general.
That's all.
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>>15153397
>bonus points for Latin and Greek
Why? They're not more mentally rigorous to learn than other languages are they?
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>>15153293
>what's the weightlifting equivalent for brain?
Weightlifting is the best thing you can do for your brain, unironically
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>>15155834
cardio is better according to science
(I only do weightlifting anyway because I don't have cardio equipment and I hate running)
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>>15155784
Then draw some arrows as you list out terms to make sure you got then all
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>>15155891
I'll try this
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>>15153293
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>>15155795
People often think of those languages as the languages of sophisticated intellectualists, which is probably why he said bonus points for them.
>>15155784
Why bother? When you die your mind becomes lost, it goes away; you turn into an object, only matter. Will you use it between when you learn it and when you die? If not, don't learn it.
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>>15155979
if I had something good going on in my life I wouldn't care, but I have absolutely nothing and I want at least one thing. The fact that I will die, ok, but until I'm alive I wanna enjoy something
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>>15153293
Honestly, weed.
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>>15156115
pothead detected. Weed makes people fucking stupid.
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