How does /fit/ make it's brain gains? I've been reading a lot of books and watching more documentaries.
I watch a lot of joe rogan and duncan trussell podcasts. Some of joe's stuff is bullshit but duncan trussell is a really intelligent dude with cool ideas. Also just finished Models by mark manson, still working on Meditations
Reading books and watching documentaries doesn't mean shit when you're reading Hunger Games and watching Undercover Boss.
Take notes, read essays/commentaries, re-read, contemplate.
Listen to In Our Time, lovely podcast with many topics covered by a scholars and experts.
Social gains are more important. Sometimes people think one is opionated when one knows more than another. Make the people around you like you. Even if they are uninformed and objectivly wrong. People dont luke being wrong. Developing tact is the most important thing one can do,and practice smiling. Its non-threating and one can get people on side very easily or at least increase their disposition towards one with a warm geniuine smile.
This is true OP. By actually delving into the material you will not only understand the subject matter, but you will also be able to manipulate it. So start reading, debating, and writing if you truly want to make some progress in understanding.
This. Every one of these threads is
>tee hee look how smart I am I'm reading basically the syllabus of an intro to western philosophy course
>check out all these financial books I'm reading, surely this will make me rich
>look at this barely disguised PUA trash, i am so alpha now
well working-out muscle to add more muscle is accomplished by protein synthesis post-workout , what happens in the brain while say having intellectual pursuit that is observable and can be measured? exactly , you are just idiot
>not studying political theory in Polybius' Histories between sets
Stay pleb, brainlets.
I would argue that studying and enjoying subjects outside of basic needs is the pinnacle of a well learned man. You may find bits of information unexpectedly that change your outlook on life forever. So many times I've been reading something I'm not entirely enthralled with but I find a piece within the literature that absolutely blows my mind and sticks with me forever.
Read then apply what you read it's proven to actually change your brain like adding in more ridges to it
Learn guitar then practice it and compose your own shit keep practicing basics then inter mid n adv.
Apply this to everything you will actually get smarter and more creative.
Even with the stupidest shit.
Play cod for a while get gud, then realize always get shot running away. Start facing the enemy and shooting while retreating.
Look at pod cast years later with navy fucken seal taking about cover n shoot and to use suppression gore when bailing
You can gain a lot of brain power by training it extensively. Everyone has a base level of talent or cleverness. But a dumbo can certainly work his butt off to gain some critical skills essential for a quick, keen mind. Just like a fat woman can improve her cardio and strength, or an ugly guy with wide hips can still improve his physique to look much better. Might be minor if you compare it to the paragons of intelligence / fitness / etc, but you shouldn't be comparing.
Study history, politics, philosophy, religions (why all of them are wrong as belief, and their use for social control), maths, etc. Create your own point of view, and then correct what's incorrect. Learn of the past. Never assume anything.
You'll see how all pieces match.
Why do these kind of threads always end up with self proclaimed intellectuals patting themselves on the back? You're just discussing why your way of feeling superior is superior to the other ways of feeling superior.
Read The discourses of Epictetus. They are hard to understand or relate to by sensitive people but it becomes a little easier once you try shifting your perspective and being open minded.
> Omg, why do all these self proclaimed body-builders tell other people their opinions? It's just a jerk off session!
Don't use these threads then. No ones making you read them, just like no one makes you read fat hate or any other thread.
As for my opinion, as well as reading general knowledge books, reading African American lit and recent history has really given me scope for what's going on now. Great stuff. Invisible man and Native Son are pretty good.
Also, in today's world learn to code, even just HTML and CSS will help you tremendously, though I suggest java because it's the most used language.
It is good but you shouldn't let it control your emotions, actions and life. It hinders productivity. If you want everything to be happy then you'll have trouble going through hardships.
Keeping up with college is all I need to keep the grey matter growin'.
Any STEM majors on /fit/? I'm studying Aerospace Engineering at ERAU right now, with an emphasis on aircraft.
>inb4 /sci/entists swing by and say I fell for the STEM meme
I'm only a freshman, but I'm working on my second semester right now. My physics courses have a huge emphasis on real-world models (physics for engineers is basically applied mathematics). Though I will admit that my second semester physics are a little bit more vigorous due to their reliance on partial derivatives and integrals for proofs.
All of my classes are rudimentary courses right now (aside from a digital circuitry class), which means that my physics education is usually exercised in Calc II and Physics for Engineers II. Calc II has had a larger emphasis on mathematics rather than real life application so far. I'm planning to design planes rather than fly them.
My mnemonics ultimately boil down to me repeating notes in my head over and over again until I can recite them at the drop of a hat.
I hate rote memorization. It lacks the joy of delving into the underlying concepts of subjects.
For the past 3-4 months, 5 days out of the week I study for 6 hours everyday for the classes Im taking and DAT examination.
Benefits: I can memorize things more easily due to small connections that are made from just specific facts that I remember from previous times. Feels better when I go workout and play video games(I feel less like a piece of shit doing absolutely nothing with my life, used to just drink and smoke everyday).
Cons: I want to correct everyone on subjects relating to science. I hear a lot of shit being said that isn't true but I really have to bite my tongue to make sure Im not a douche around everyone.
I dunno: coding can be useful for a layman. I learned it and it definitely changed the way I think, especially for project management and goal setting.
Likewise, I made a few apps on my phone for personal use, like a multistage timer for working out and cooking. Apps like that exist and are prettier, but mine isn't full of ads.
General intelligence is pointless, unless you want people to think you're a know it all asshole. Find something you're passionate about that matters to the real world and throw yourself at it. After a few years you'll be an expert and can start contributing to the field.
This will also result in social gains.
> Reading pretentious books just to say you read them makes you an asshole
Not a podcast, but I've always been interested in world politics, so I got a subscription to the Economist.
They have an awesome Science and Technology section, as well as Business, Finance, and Arts column. You can get all of it in the audio edition, which is up on torrent sites every week.
Reading and watching are passive. You need to do practice problems in order to make brain gains.
>reading le child molesting fat feminist
a sure way to lose brain gains folks