What are things that are harder and more time consuming like safety razors or coffee beans but give better results?

What are things that are harder and more time consuming like safety razors or coffee beans but give better results? Be it clothes, personal hygiene or cooking or anything.
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  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Breaking away from technology and doing things the old fashioend way.
    Writing on paper
    Reading a physical book
    Playing a physical game, or atleast board game
    Eating food you cooked yourself
    Walking instead of driving

    I don't mean to be a hippie.. but when you break away from technology, even for a little bit, life slows down, things start making more sense and you realize how insane the modern world is and how much it clouds your mind.
    Anyway I jacked off today

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Playing a physical game, or atleast board game
      Miss those times before we got internet at our cottage. Playing board games with cousins and siblings sitting inside while it rains. Only communication with the rest of the world being radio.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Only communication with the rest of the world being radio.
        Zoomer here, I can't imagine being unable to instantly get in contact with my family at any time.
        I went out to get groceries and realized I left my phone at home, and I felt so unbelievably alone and naked. Like I was lost in the wilderness at night, or treading water in the sea with no life boat.
        Realistically, there'd be no reason why I'd need to call my family while buying groceries unless it was to ask them if I needed milk. But the thought of being cut off from them and being powerless against it made me feel so small.
        It's amazing how our world has brought us so close together with technology.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          >It's amazing how our world has brought us so close together with technology.
          That's your takeaway from this?

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          There used to be pay phones everywhere. Much less convenient than cell phones, but it wasn't impossible to contact people outside of the home.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            yeah and the few ones that are not yet removed usually don't work. And retards never pick up the phone anymore, so when I call people from a pay phone at best I can leave a message and also retards don't check their messages anymore. Which is annoying. I used to not have a cell phone but I got tired of this shit and I have a flip phone now. payphones are cool though

            I am a zoomer as well fwiw

            >Only communication with the rest of the world being radio.
            Zoomer here, I can't imagine being unable to instantly get in contact with my family at any time.
            I went out to get groceries and realized I left my phone at home, and I felt so unbelievably alone and naked. Like I was lost in the wilderness at night, or treading water in the sea with no life boat.
            Realistically, there'd be no reason why I'd need to call my family while buying groceries unless it was to ask them if I needed milk. But the thought of being cut off from them and being powerless against it made me feel so small.
            It's amazing how our world has brought us so close together with technology.

            you should try leaving your phone at home more often

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Keeping a well organized planner (a real one, one with paper in it) for your calendar and staying organized

      Using a regular cell phone instead of a smartphone (although I will admit they don't make them to the same standard they used to, your mileage may vary)

      I sometimes bring a small crossword or sudoku booklet with me. It was a dollar at the dollar store (duh) and sometimes if I'm waiting somewhere I'll do a couple puzzles instead of scrolling some inane shit like the other people in the waiting room

      I try to cook food and learn new dishes because it feels good and I like washing and cutting the food with my own hands. This morning I made cookies. I'll admit I used a cookie mix for part of it but it was nice to mix the dough with my hands and bake it

      I have a couple people I write letters to on occasion

      I take photos on film and then I print multiple 4x6" copies of the ones I like and I send them to people

      I roll my own cigarettes sometimes

      I visit the bookstore often, bookstores can be very effay and last time I went I got a bunch of books for only a couple dollars. They're not classic novels or anything, except I got a copy of Walden, but most of them are just lowbrow stuff for entertainment but that's better than watching more shit on a screen

      if I can reasonably use offline software instead of the internet I will do it. If I can reasonably use a book and a pencil and paper than anything electronic, I'll also do it.

      So, for example, it seems to me very unreasonable to try to keep massive spreadsheets with a pencil and paper, so I have my financial spreadsheets on my computer. But for me it's reasonable to keep a nice dictionary at home for reference, and for my classes I usually have a copy of the textbook at home

      I'm sure you can think of more things. I'm just trying to feel like a human.

      Very based, I do some of these things but will try to do even more. I feel pathetic when I look at myself from a third person perspective and see just how shackled I am to the electronic ***.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah when I used to have a smartphone I hated it but I also felt terrible when I pulled it out in public. Or at home for that matter. Plus, seeing as we're on LULZ I may as well mention it doesn't fit what I feel is my aesthetic. I wear mostly thrifted vintage clothing and stuff and a smartphone is just ugly and doesn't fit. That's partially why I ditched it.

        For a couple years I'd just leave it at home whenever I went out but people sometimes were irritated about that. Personally, I didn't really mind. I knew how to get anywhere I wanted to go without a map or anything within my county because I just knew and I never minded not having a phone while I was out. I'd just check messages when I got home if I felt like it. But I recently moved and I'm meeting a lot of people so I got a flip phone. Ironically, I use it much more than I ever used the smartphone but I only use it to talk with people or text people to set stuff up.

        And I feel good being seen in public with it. Maybe a couple other people could be convinced to switch if they see a normal person with friends using a flip phone. (I know I'm on LULZ calling myself a normal person but whatever)

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Keeping a well organized planner (a real one, one with paper in it) for your calendar and staying organized

      Using a regular cell phone instead of a smartphone (although I will admit they don't make them to the same standard they used to, your mileage may vary)

      I sometimes bring a small crossword or sudoku booklet with me. It was a dollar at the dollar store (duh) and sometimes if I'm waiting somewhere I'll do a couple puzzles instead of scrolling some inane shit like the other people in the waiting room

      I try to cook food and learn new dishes because it feels good and I like washing and cutting the food with my own hands. This morning I made cookies. I'll admit I used a cookie mix for part of it but it was nice to mix the dough with my hands and bake it

      I have a couple people I write letters to on occasion

      I take photos on film and then I print multiple 4x6" copies of the ones I like and I send them to people

      I roll my own cigarettes sometimes

      I visit the bookstore often, bookstores can be very effay and last time I went I got a bunch of books for only a couple dollars. They're not classic novels or anything, except I got a copy of Walden, but most of them are just lowbrow stuff for entertainment but that's better than watching more shit on a screen

      if I can reasonably use offline software instead of the internet I will do it. If I can reasonably use a book and a pencil and paper than anything electronic, I'll also do it.

      So, for example, it seems to me very unreasonable to try to keep massive spreadsheets with a pencil and paper, so I have my financial spreadsheets on my computer. But for me it's reasonable to keep a nice dictionary at home for reference, and for my classes I usually have a copy of the textbook at home

      I'm sure you can think of more things. I'm just trying to feel like a human.

      this is great thank u, literally play soduku or crosswords on my phone and never on paper and just makes me realise how dependent i am on my phone.

      [...]
      Very based, I do some of these things but will try to do even more. I feel pathetic when I look at myself from a third person perspective and see just how shackled I am to the electronic ***.

      hehehah same

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Playing a physical game, or atleast board game
      >Eating food you cooked yourself
      >Walking instead of driving

      all of this is cringe except these three

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Propose sometyhing better then

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Keeping a well organized planner (a real one, one with paper in it) for your calendar and staying organized

    Using a regular cell phone instead of a smartphone (although I will admit they don't make them to the same standard they used to, your mileage may vary)

    I sometimes bring a small crossword or sudoku booklet with me. It was a dollar at the dollar store (duh) and sometimes if I'm waiting somewhere I'll do a couple puzzles instead of scrolling some inane shit like the other people in the waiting room

    I try to cook food and learn new dishes because it feels good and I like washing and cutting the food with my own hands. This morning I made cookies. I'll admit I used a cookie mix for part of it but it was nice to mix the dough with my hands and bake it

    I have a couple people I write letters to on occasion

    I take photos on film and then I print multiple 4x6" copies of the ones I like and I send them to people

    I roll my own cigarettes sometimes

    I visit the bookstore often, bookstores can be very effay and last time I went I got a bunch of books for only a couple dollars. They're not classic novels or anything, except I got a copy of Walden, but most of them are just lowbrow stuff for entertainment but that's better than watching more shit on a screen

    if I can reasonably use offline software instead of the internet I will do it. If I can reasonably use a book and a pencil and paper than anything electronic, I'll also do it.

    So, for example, it seems to me very unreasonable to try to keep massive spreadsheets with a pencil and paper, so I have my financial spreadsheets on my computer. But for me it's reasonable to keep a nice dictionary at home for reference, and for my classes I usually have a copy of the textbook at home

    I'm sure you can think of more things. I'm just trying to feel like a human.

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    similar to coffee, making tea with loose leaf instead of bags

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Sanding & filing with manual hand tools instead of power tools

    Raking leaves instead of using a leaf blower; in some cases, raking can be faster, but it definitely does require precision labor.

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    i don't push when i take a shit

  6. 3 months ago
    Sieg

    Cooking food, better dishes take longer than heating up boxes crap.

    Fabrication..... furniture for example. You can use a cut off saw, table saw and construction lumber for okay results.

    Or you can go to a lumber mill, use a hand plane, router plane etc for a better result.

    You can mill something real fast on a birdgeport and dro but you get better results taking the time to program a CNC machine do it.

    You can buy a knock off eames chair or spend the time restoring an original.

    You can oxy or flux core a few sheet panels together or you can get gas flow right, grind your tungsten and Tig it together for a better result.

    Firewood over artificial logs for a fireplace provide a better result as well

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >You can mill something real fast on a birdgeport and dro but you get better results taking the time to program a CNC machine do it.
      I'd say milling it on a bridgeport has more SOVL though especially if you give it a nice finish by hand

      Honestly I wish this thread had more traction. I love talking about this stuff

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        manual milling then hand fitting is where it’s at.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous
  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't know if it's still true, but if you know how to drive manual transmission, you can save more fuel compared to an equivalent-sized car with an automatic transmission.

    Another unintended advantage is that apparently a lot of people don't know how to drive manual, so it reduces the likelihood of your car being stolen.

    Another thing is that if you can only afford to buy used vehicles at the moment, a manual vehicle is more likely to be cheaper than an automatic.

  8. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because the companies that make the convenient versions have to sacrifice some level of quality in return for automation and price.

    The harder/manual way isnt ALWAYS better, though. First thing that comes to mind is a spice grinder vs. a mortar & pestle. You're not going to get anything better out of a mortar, it's just a waste of time and energy.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Ehh
      Guacamole is the only thing that comes to minds that is better in M&P versus a mixer/processor
      Better texture

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Using a mortar for guac
        Put the avocados in a bowl (after removing the seed and the skin of course) and sprinkle in plenty of coarse salt (to your desired level of saltiness)
        Get a nice big fork and just start mushing, grinding it against the sides of the bowls
        It's exactly the same principles as using a mortar, except now you don't need to clean two more dishes
        Just toss in the rest of your ingredients, give it a stir, and cover/serve

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah i actually was thinking of guac as the one exception.

        >Using a mortar for guac
        Put the avocados in a bowl (after removing the seed and the skin of course) and sprinkle in plenty of coarse salt (to your desired level of saltiness)
        Get a nice big fork and just start mushing, grinding it against the sides of the bowls
        It's exactly the same principles as using a mortar, except now you don't need to clean two more dishes
        Just toss in the rest of your ingredients, give it a stir, and cover/serve

        Mortar is way faster than the fork method.

  9. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    If it's harder or time consuming, you're doing it wrong, or you're not looking at the whole picture. Something is either better and more suitable, or it's not. Pro tip: a smartphone is not.

  10. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Beauty is inefficient and hard earned, but also natural and effortless.

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