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Living the Life of the Dude / Recently Quit My Job
« Last post by mnale0507 on July 27, 2016, 01:08:31 PM »
Now I'm unemployed.

Wife makes good money, though..will be working part time doing odd jobs.

Anyone else ever found themselves almost exactly in the Dude's predicament?

If so, how was it?
Living the Life of the Dude / Re: The dude and weight loss
« Last post by Jianblade on July 27, 2016, 09:55:15 AM »
Lay off the Tai stick to avoid the munchies.
Living the Life of the Dude / The dude and weight loss
« Last post by thevideoartist on July 27, 2016, 09:34:36 AM »
I've been meaning to lose some weight.  Not really because I have issues with my body or because I have health problems as a result of putting on 40 or so pounds in the last few years, mainly because my clothes don't fit well anymore and buying all new ones will be expensive for someone as tall as I am.  Since dudism can help a person be more balanced and whatnot I'd assume the body is part of that right?  Are there any dudes out there who have a more laid back approach to dropping pounds and living well?  Dieting is expensive (unless you do a scary crash diet and eat only mealworms and lemon peels for 3 months or something stupid) and exercise is exhausting. 

Any dudes out there inspired to eat healthier and master their metabolism as a result of dudism or had dudism play a role in any way towards it?  I'm wary of being hung up on the result instead of enjoying the journey, but is there a weight loss journey that is more of it's own reward rather than the result?  Look forward to your stories.
Living the Life of the Dude / A Simple Scholar
« Last post by Jianblade on July 26, 2016, 09:15:26 PM »
Hey Dudes!

So, I was listening to a podcast on Ancient Greek Philosophy, and listened to episodes particularly focused on Epicureanism. To sum up, Epicurus thought that the way to having inner peace is to live a simple life and to keep oneself intellectually stimulated.

He had four main tennets for living a simple, tranquil life.

1. Believe in the many invisible possibilities one has in their life, and not to give into the fear of life, because it is generated by ignorance of these possibilities

2. There's nothing to fear in death, because death is an extension of life.

3.  Good can be attained readily, as in, you can find happiness in the moment if you look for it carefully

4. If one is peaceful on the inside, the fear of the unknown can be endured if one is mindful of the happiness in the moment

Another aspect of Epicureanism is the idea of the simple scholar.

Epicurus though that the traditional mode of attaining happiness through material success, i.e. becoming rich and powerful are fleeting pleasures. The reason getting something brings pleasure is because it implies the possibility of more. People don't derive happiness from the moment, they derive it from the possibility of a better future. This could be sustainable if life was perfect...but it's not, life is messy, we're gonna have disappointments. There are going to be times when we want something we cannot have, there are going to be times when our expectations of life won't come through.

Epicurus thought that finding happiness in simple things that are readily around you rather than in the future. Simple things like reading a book, and visiting with a friend are more meaningful because the hinge on being in the moment rather than expecting something in the future. Think about when you spend time with friends, you're not staring at the clock waiting for the future to come, quite the opposite actually, you're hoping that time slows to a halt, so you can spend eternity in the moment you're sharing with someone or hoping the book never ends.
General Discussion / Re: Random chat thread
« Last post by RandoRock on July 26, 2016, 03:19:55 AM »
My weekend starts in one hour and forty minutes! Believe me it is much needed.
General Discussion / Re: Random chat thread
« Last post by Liam_123 on July 24, 2016, 03:21:03 PM »
I hope all you dudes had a great weekend

Sent from my SM-G903W using Tapatalk

The Dude De Ching / Re: Translation to Croatian
« Last post by Big the Cat on July 22, 2016, 11:42:19 PM »
I'd start with The Abide Guide, dude. Maybe you could ask Oliver Benjamin and/or Dwayne Eutsy.
General Discussion / Re: stopped in to say Hi
« Last post by Big the Cat on July 22, 2016, 11:40:26 PM »
I'm a newbie too but welcome dude!
John Kabat-Zinn's work is good. However, I really dug Secular Meditation by Rick Heller (a wiser fella than myself). It evaluates different kinds of meditation scientifically so it's accessible regardless of your beliefs. Importantly, it start with metta (lovingkindness) meditation because the author (rightly, in this dude's mind) argues that meditation can be used unethically. Metta and mindfulness really ties your mind together. Far out dude!
Living the Life of the Dude / Re: When to Draw a Line in the Sand
« Last post by Big the Cat on July 22, 2016, 11:26:03 PM »
Guess we gotta take it on a case by case basis then.
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July 17, 2016, 04:12:22 PM
Hey dudes


July 16, 2016, 07:50:03 PM
Hello dude


June 25, 2016, 07:57:55 AM
Hi dudes


May 21, 2016, 07:35:04 PM
Fuckn' eh, the_reese!


May 21, 2016, 07:34:39 PM
Welcome Reverend Tom!


May 06, 2016, 04:38:33 PM
Happy Friday everyone :)

Reverend Tom

April 29, 2016, 10:51:32 AM
New here. Relatively new to Dudeism. Gonna be a great day!


April 24, 2016, 01:22:25 PM
Welcome Tony Dude!


April 22, 2016, 06:43:13 PM
Hi, im new here. is there any topic where can i introduce myself? :)


April 20, 2016, 10:24:10 PM
Yes... many of you are...


April 19, 2016, 02:56:09 AM
Damn, I allowed my inner Walter to come out due to someone on the forum I perceived as being undude. Only to immediately afterwards stumble on some words from a wiser fella than myself, the late cckeiser, and realize that I was acting in the very way I was arguing against. Thank you cckeiser for put

Dudeist Monk Kim

April 11, 2016, 11:00:44 PM
Oh hey.. neat feature, for direct conversations in the time and place.


April 11, 2016, 05:00:59 AM
Why does nobody use the Big Blather Box?


January 28, 2016, 03:31:30 PM
?Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.? Ralph Waldo Emerson


January 25, 2016, 05:35:48 AM
If a dude shouts in the forest, do the trees hear it? ... er...uh, uh.. If a bear shits in the woods does it smell? um, well... awe Nevermind man, too many strands...

Rev. Ron

December 28, 2015, 09:33:28 AM
I nominate the late, great Meadowlark Lemon of the Harlem Globetrotters. "My destiny was to make people happy". He missed just one game in 24 years, playing in over 100 countries.


November 23, 2015, 04:36:11 PM
How fucking awesome is this Walter :)

Rev Nicholas Rehfeldt

November 17, 2015, 06:11:16 PM
.....I've never noticed this before, has it always been here?

Brother Seamus

August 20, 2015, 08:39:53 AM
A "shout box" sounds very undude, more Walter-ish to be honest...


July 27, 2015, 02:11:15 AM
Oh gosh these messages will last here for months e_e


July 17, 2015, 02:57:37 PM
PS: sorry for precedent shout, in my country it's allowed ^^


July 17, 2015, 12:36:07 PM
Icy and pear perfumed beer... sweet sticky marocco hash... and 93? F / reasons to slack.
Something tells me it's gonna be a good night.


May 17, 2015, 11:29:54 PM
fucking great weekend slacking!


April 25, 2015, 04:17:55 AM
Good morning Dudes!   :D

Chaplain K

April 14, 2015, 11:24:24 PM
Finishing off a gin and tonic... life is pretty darn good!


April 13, 2015, 12:36:17 AM
Slacking off in dude like laziness all day. It doesn't get any better.


April 10, 2015, 06:30:43 AM
hi guys


April 10, 2015, 06:30:43 AM
hi guys


April 07, 2015, 08:20:51 AM
Argh Suggest me some war movies to watch :D


April 07, 2015, 08:06:45 AM
hey how can i post links ? Do i need something ?


April 05, 2015, 06:01:57 AM
nothing lasts forever dude

Pei Mei

April 03, 2015, 04:57:28 PM
How do you stay dude on a hangover?


February 08, 2015, 04:10:05 AM
dude, thats fucked up, let the trees abide


January 22, 2015, 11:29:48 AM
The fuckers are cutting down my favorite shade tree by the fence to my backyard!! This aggression will stand man!!!

Rev Larry

January 18, 2015, 07:24:44 AM
Norman Greenbaum's "Spirit In The Sky" should be played in all Dude "Services," weddings, funerals, talks, etc
Rev Larry

Rev Larry

January 17, 2015, 02:44:46 PM
I nominate Betty White to "historical dudes (living). " She is just turning 93 and rocks like Gibralter !

Rev Larry

January 17, 2015, 06:21:03 AM
Where and how does a dude (ordained) ad an avatar ? Thanks Rev Larry :D


January 16, 2015, 05:26:51 PM
It's "Fuck it Friday"... let's get us a lane.


January 03, 2015, 04:03:59 PM
That rug really tied the room together, did it not?!


December 19, 2014, 12:20:29 PM
I just Bought a rug!


December 08, 2014, 07:14:34 PM
The God damned plane has crashed into the mountain!!...I just blew out my back right speaker in my ride!! Heading over to Pep Boys for a new set. Life goes on, man.


October 26, 2014, 07:11:50 AM
God damn it!! Is there a Ralph's anywhere near?


October 21, 2014, 04:20:08 AM
Today, I was the laziest man in Los Angeles county.


October 15, 2014, 04:03:23 AM
Fuck it, dudes, I'm going bowling!


September 19, 2014, 05:39:07 AM
Take 'er easy, Dude...

Chaplain K

August 31, 2014, 05:39:08 PM
Spent some Dude time out by the apartment pool with a disguised oat soda... Nice way to spend a few hours on a Labor Day weekend, eh? Abide!  ;)


August 18, 2014, 11:59:18 AM
Wow, I went crazy and made enough
 'art' to make an etsy store. check it out?


August 07, 2014, 06:12:21 PM
I just put a vintage bowling medallion on the cross end of an old rosary and do believe i've created my first dudeist priest accessories. yay me!


July 12, 2014, 09:59:32 AM

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