We bring you Alex Honnold climbing El Capitan without ropes, travel to El Helicoide in Caracas, see an amazing graph of the earth temperature timeline and some financial advice in general (and really excellent for Millennials).
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I know, I know…this was mentioned in my blog this past week when it happened. Still in awe of this dude, this feat is one we’ll be talking about for ever! The link above has a few pictures and you can also see a teaser video HERE. And here is Alex’s first interview after his legendary accomplishment. Excerpts from the interview below:
What are you going to do this afternoon?
I’m probably going to hang board. [practice]
You’re going to go do a hang board workout?
I mean, in a bit, yeah. I mean I want to eat some lunch, I want to get in the shade and then I’m probably going to hang board in a bit. I am perfectly warmed up, I just did four hours’ light exercise, you know?
The whole pursuit of this dream has allowed me to live my best life, that makes me hopefully the best version of me. Just because I’ve achieved a dream doesn’t mean that I just give up on the best version of me. I want to be the guy that trains and stays fit and motivated. Just because you finish a big route doesn’t mean that you just quit.
A normal person would probably take the afternoon off after they free-soloed El Cap.
But I’ve been trying to hang board every other day, and it’s the other day.
Dear readers, I like being inspired. And this guy inspires me! At the same time…I like to stay alive lol.
This is great personal finance read. You know I like quality stuff in my blog. If you are interested in personal finance I recommend you read in its entirety. But here are some excerpts for you:
Over the past 20 years, how many market booms and busts have we seen? There was the dot-com boom and bust; the 2008–2009 financial crisis. There have been several 20% pullbacks over the past few years. That is simply the normal state of affairs for U.S. markets. Investors must understand that volatility is part of investing; if you learn that truth about markets, it won’t surprise you when it finally arrives and it shouldn’t disrupt your sleep too much.
[This is GREAT advice for millennials!] You have a time horizon of 40 to 50 years before you’re going to draw that money down. I would say start investing early, with a heavy emphasis on equities. Root for a market crash, which will let you buy stocks at a 30% or better discount. The reason people have a 60/40 or a 70/30 mix of stocks and bonds is the bonds offset the volatility of the stocks. As you get closer and closer to retirement, you want to see less and less volatility. A young investor doesn’t really need much of a bond portfolio. They should look at it as something that they’re not going to touch for decades. The ups and downs should be irrelevant. Don’t be afraid of crashes. When you’re young, they’re your best friend because they allow you to buy at sales prices. Learn to embrace volatility.
I did not know about this place in Caracas, Venezuela. It was never finished. Was taken over by squatters and then the intelligence police. Yeah, torture happened a lot here. I am just in awe by this huge modernist building. Check it out for yourself, you ‘ll be intrigued. And I hope the Chavez era nightmare for the Venezuelans is over soon, what a tragedy!
This is a HUGE graphic. But it is important. I support the Paris Accords!
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