5/28 Mania Buying; Options: Puts vs Calls; a Textbook writeup of Options
I sit under a fig tree
III. Textbook of Options
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Before I get started, we are recording the next podcast tonight. It should be up sometime tomorrow given everything actually gets recorded (lol). I hope you are enjoying it, and I hope you have enjoyed my writing and introspection overall.
3 days this weekend, and I mostly felt calm, and in that calm I felt overly calm. You know what I mean? Where things are just too calm that the anxiety starts to seep in that you have forgotten something or that you are not preparing for the next week and you should be. I think my own life at rest speaks more volumes of what is left to be worked on in my own life than often times the daily problems I face. Because there is minutia in the daily problems. There is routine in the routine chaos. There is a secret comfort in a structure of unstructure.
How often do I really stop and get comfortable with stopping? Because I stopped at the pool this weekend and even though I really had nothing to do, as soon as my book opened (its The Splendid and Vile (definitely recommend)) that little pit in my stomach came forth and said hi its your anxiety.
Why are you here right now? I have nothing to worry about. It took a minute to realize, I have not practiced stopping truly, and letting my body rest. There were even bits and shards of past anxieties that I had not sought full closure with. I had to wrestle for a moment with what I felt.
It’s an odd word wrestle. You may be familiar with some of its philosophical use or that Aristotle and Plato were Greek Philosophers who would literally wrestle with each other in the morning and then wrestle with ideas in the afternoon. Jordan Peterson even has really brought it to further popularity with some of his talks around