Would you be interested in a subforum here for such topics?kayanco wrote:Are there others forums like Bogleheads, but for other things in life? Which have a good group of people or community, based on sound principles, based on years of experience and research.
For things like:
Life in general (like figuring out what's important in life long terms vs. short term emotions)
Relationships/Family/Friendships ...(Husband, wife, parents, children)
Or someone faced a life challenge and found a forum to overcome, etc
Personal development/growth, becoming a better person, etc.
What I mean? And Why I'm asking:
I'm very enamored by the Bolgehead philosophy, given how much counter-intuitive it is, for me personally at least! As in, this forum makes me realize:
That WITHOUT the Boglehead wisdom (forum+books), I'm the type of person who, would tend to do exactly what we are advised NOT to do, e.g.
- hearing friends brag about the profits from individual stock...I might think: Oh I need to buy those! ...
- or ignore index funds, thinking if I follow Cramer, I'd get better returns
- or pick a fund based on past performance...thinking: this fund got best return for the last 10 years, I need to buy this, because it will continue doing so
But THANKS to Boglehead knowledge, I understand that a lot my instinctive thinking (and that of many others, like friends) can be quite wrong!
So I'll always be thankful to this forum, and many of you who helped me understand things (despite my incessant questions :p)
e.g. with stock picking, I have two options:
1. Try to be over-clever and try stock picking, and then learn the harsh lessons myself. But with a price paid.
2. Or, listen to those who have gone through this, or studied others, and written books.
So I'm wondering if there are other forums, which have similar wisdom/lessons learned, for other areas of life. Maybe in other areas as well, I have intuitive thinking that is false or foolhardy, and I'm not realizing now... but will learn a bad lesson years from now when it's too late...and end up with regret.
I hope I made sense
If you are, what exactly should it cover? How about member-to-member stuff like house swaps for vacations, classifieds, dating? Would you prefer it to be public like our current subforums (i.e., indexed by search engines, open to anyone to read and post), private (no indexing, can only be viewed by logged in members with a certain number of posts) or something in between?
Please note that I am only talking about personal issues. This is not a question about whether we should have a separate subforum for political or other general interest topics.