Life is all upside, no downside.
What is the ultimate downside?
The ultimate downside in life is death. Or according to Nassim Taleb, YOUR death and also the death of all the people you love and care about. Or even worse– the death of all of humanity.
But let us focus on the practical for now.
As long as you’re alive, you’re in good shape!
So in your real life, you got really nothing to fear. You won’t be burned at the stake for your ideas or ideals, you won’t starve to death, and you won’t freeze to death.
I personally don’t believe in an afterlife.
Thus if this is the only life that we got, then begs the question:
How do you exploit reality to the maximum, in order to live the best possible life?
The greatest creative productivity
I cannot speak for others, but I can say this for myself:
I am happiest when I am creating.
When I am making things. When I am making photos, making videos, making beats, making blog posts, and making ideas.
Thus my goal in life is simple:
Maximize my own personal creative output.
You are the end.
You are the end product (Cindy). Which means:
Treat your life like an artistic experiment. And the final artistic creation is the apotheosis of you.
Become the most epic you possible, and share your artworks as widely as you can. Treat life like a fun experiment; don’t take it too seriously. Have fun, play, explore, go on more epic adventures, take greater risks, and challenge yourself more. It seems this is the optimal way to live!