lust for more

THE LUST FOR MORE.

Perhaps life is all about the lust for more.

Why greed is good

Too much of moral philosophy has said:

Greed is the ultimate evil. You should be grateful for what you have, and the purpose of life is to seek satisfaction.

I say no. Life is all about the lust and the greed for more. To think otherwise is foolish.

But what about sustainability?

Certainly we don’t want to destroy the earth. Yet .. if we embrace Taoist philosophy — perhaps we as humans under-rate the power of Mother Earth. Perhaps earth can actually endure more than we think it can.

I am also one of the few optimists who believe that perhaps the inner lust for greed and money will actually fuel the ‘green revolution’. Consider TESLA — the genius of Elon Musk (knowing that people want to get electric cars not to ‘help the environment’, but the desire for novelty, and to ‘be different’).

What do we want more of?

Then a simple question:

What do we have the lust for more?

To think about the lust for more possessions and money… this seems a bit too basic.

A thought:

Perhaps we have a lust for more efficiency — to be able to do more with less.

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The lust to make more art

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I believe the best type of lust is the lust to create more art. To create more art, whether this be your photography, or anything else.

The lust for more muscle, and greater nutrition?

A muscle thought:

As individuals, we desire more muscle, more strength, and greater physiological well-being.

MORE IS BETTER.


PHILOSOPHY by KIM

Philosophical Essays

  1. TO DO IS TO BECOME.
  2. IN PRAISE OF AGGRESSIVE.
  3. THE PHILOSOPHY OF OPTIMISM
  4. OUR PHILOSOPHICAL WILL TO EXISTENCE
  5. Is Hope a Vice?
  6. MOVE MEAN
  7. Carte Blanche Ideals
  8. One Interesting Thought
  9. What Lasts? What Doesn’t Last?
  10. A WOUND STIMULATES THE RECUPERATIVE POWERS
  11. Children & Purpose
  12. Thoughts on Becoming a Parent
  13. Where Does Our Desire to Upgrade Come From?
  14. WE ALWAYS NEED SOMETHING FURTHER TO ASPIRE TO.
  15. Self-Task Yourself an Awesome Mission in Life
  16. Differentiation vs Equalization
  17. My Passion to *Become* Something More
  18. No Aesthetic or Ethos is Forever
  19. What is Your Higher Purpose in Life?
  20. IT WILL NEVER SATISFY YOU.
  21. How to Decide
  22. Things You *Want* to Do vs Things You *MUST* Do
  23. Towards a More Beautiful Mode of Existence and Future
  24. EXTREME GRATITUDE.
  25. AMAP (As Much as Possible) or None.
  26. Why or How Does it Matter?
  27. The Philosophy of Time and Events
  28. How *Not* to Resent
  29. FORWARD LOOKING
  30. DOMAIN FLEXIBILITY.
  31. The Miracle of Human Growth
  32. EXTREME ADAPTATION.
  33. Why Plan?
  34. You Don’t Need to Justify Yourself
  35. The Philosophy of Ego
  36. True vs False Passions
  37. How to Achieve Tranquility
  38. On Making Your Own Philosophy
  39. The Purpose of Life is to Create New Life
  40. Think On!
  41. The Wisdom of Doing Nothing
  42. Congruency
  43. My Thoughts on Meditation
  44. The Philosophy of Purpose
  45. Emulate Yourself
  46. Good Fear, Bad Fear
  47. For the Betterment of Humanity or Just Yourself?
  48. What you *really* believe in and care for is manifested through your actions (or non-actions)
  49. Why Culture is Your Enemy
  50. YOUR EXPERIENCES ARE KING.
  51. LIFE IS INHERENTLY GOOD.
  52. Artistic, Physical, and Philosophical Muscles
  53. All New Experiences are Good Experiences
  54. What is the Purpose of X?
  55. UTILITY.
  56. Philosophy is a Luxury
  57. The Attempt is More Interesting than the Result
  58. Joyfulness vs “Happiness”
  59. Effectiveness Over Happiness
  60. Self Actualization
  61. MAXIMAL ENGAGEMENT
  62. Life & Pain
  63. On Living Every Day with No Regret
  64. Learn as if you’re going to live forever, live as if you’re going to die tomorrow
  65. Live Every Day Like it Were the Last Day of Your Life
  66. Self-Determination
  67. FALSE GRATITUDE vs REAL GRATITUDE
  68. HOW TO LIVE MORE
  69. THE UPSIDE OF TRAGEDY
  70. Satisfaction is a Sucker’s Game
  71. Supreme Repose
  72. WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF LIFE? According to ERIC KIM
  73. STUBBORN, FLEXIBLE
  74. EVERYTHING HAPPENS AS IT *SHOULD* HAVE HAD HAPPENED
  75. Good Addiction, Bad Addiction?
  76. What is the Best Life?
  77. The Philosophy of Thinking
  78. The Philosophy of Conspiracies
  79. Conspiracies
  80. Growth
  81. Skepticism.
  82. What Do You Really Want Out of Life?
  83. Seem or Be?
  84. Learn Through Pain
  85. Respect Yourself
  86. In Praise of Elitism
  87. Why Independent Thinking?
  88. I Will Never Die
  89. Bitter is Better
  90. The Genesis of Nihilism and Existential Dread
  91. The Ethics of Personal Enrichment
  92. Good vs Not Good
  93. Punished by Privilege
  94. Abstinence Over Moderation
  95. Just Leave Others Alone
  96. You Can Only Critique that Which You Truly Understand and Love
  97. ERIC KIM Critique of Metaphysics
  98. Only Trust Philosophers Who Deadlift
  99. Heuristic: If Someone Talks Shit About Others Behind Their Back, Most Likely They’re Also Talking Shit About You Behind Your Back
  100. Virtue is a Privilege
  101. What Are Your Life Goals?
  102. Honesty
  103. Why I’m Anti Moderation
  104. No Spite, No Malice.
  105. Ascending Life or Descending Life?
  106. Double Edged Sword
  107. Ignorance.
  108. Why I Don’t Trust “Nice Guys”
  109. Why You Must Share Your Opinion
  110. Selfish Isn’t Evil
  111. Wisdom is the Goal
  112. YOU ARE KING.
  113. MASTER YOURSELF
  114. What is “Good” for You is Often what is Bad for You
  115. Care.
  116. BITTERSWEET
  117. ONE REP MAX
  118. Morality and Ethics is the Snare
  119. BY HELPING YOURSELF, YOU BEST HELP OTHERS
  120. Insanity is Good.
  121. Think Deep.
  122. PHILOSOPHY IS THE FUTURE.
  123. Open Mind vs Closed Mind
  124. ENTHUSIASM IS GENIUS
  125. Towards a More Critical and Rigorous Line of Thinking
  126. How to Encourage and a Foster Independent and Free Thinking
  127. What is the Purpose of Life?
  128. WHY PHILOSOPHY IS SUPREME.
  129. Elitism.
  130. I Cannot Form an Opinion About Somebody Until I’ve Met Them in the Flesh
  131. ALL GENETICS ARE GOOD GENETICS.
  132. Happiness vs Freedom
  133. The Birth of a Hater
  134. My Way Isn’t the Right Way
  135. Walking as an Existential Thing
  136. Why I’m So Tolerant
  137. Mortal Gods
  138. THE HUMAN SPECIES
  139. Why I’m So Skeptical
  140. Just Follow the Money
  141. Why Selfish?
  142. WHY WE CANNOT BLAME OTHERS
  143. Why Are We So Anti Elitism?
  144. What Actually Interests You?
  145. How to Become Yourself
  146. SELF HATE
  147. Optimistic Fatalism
  148. Death is the Ultimate Creative Constraint
  149. FLUX.
  150. How to Think for Yourself
  151. FLESH
  152. How to Live the Best Life
  153. Why Live a Life Without Regrets?
  154. Why Plato Ruined Art and Aesthetics for Us
  155. Self Respect
  156. Hypocrite vs Contradict
  157. Ideals vs Reality
  158. Spaceship Philosophy
  159. What is Your Ideal Life?
  160. MY EXTREME GRATITUDE TOWARDS LIFE AND BEING ALIVE!
  161. Critique of Utilitarianism
  162. Don’t Treat Others the Way You Want to Be Treated
  163. The Eternal Recurrence of Tragedy and Joy in Life
  164. Elite Asceticism
  165. Why I Don’t Like Numbers
  166. Action and Reaction, Cause and Effect
  167. The Antidote to Nihilism: The Philosophy of Nothingness
  168. ERIC KIM Notes on Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
  169. EXPLOIT CHAOS.
  170. WHY I DON’T BELIEVE IN GENETICS
  171. Self-Wisdom
  172. The Future Belongs to the Fearless
  173. INDIVIDUALISM
  174. Why Live Forever?
  175. THIS TOO WILL PASS.
  176. Why Education?
  177. How to Become Yourself
  178. Things Shouldn’t Go Back to the Way They Used to Be
  179. Why Am I So Cruel?
  180. The Great Joy of Existence
  181. Virtue for the Sake of Virtue
  182. NO DISDAIN.
  183. INTELLIGENT IGNORANCE
  184. A LIFE WITHOUT PAIN, DIFFICULTY OR TRAGEDY ISN’T A LIFE WORTH LIVING
  185. BITTER IS BETTER.
  186. EXPLOIT THE BEST FROM TRAGEDY AND LIFE 
  187. DISREGARD FOR SELF-PRESERVATION
  188. PAIN.
  189. WHAT IF EVERYTHING IS NOT GONNA BE ALRIGHT?
  190. Tomorrow is Never
  191. Life is the Ultimate Creative Constraint
  192. EMBODIED REALITY
  193. BLACK SWAN
  194. THINGS WILL NEVER GO BACK TO THE WAY THEY USED TO BE
  195. What are you *really* afraid of?
  196. HAPPINESS ISN’T THE GOAL
  197. Philosophy is King
  198. Why is Selfish Evil?
  199. YOU’RE CONSTANTLY IN A STATE OF BECOMING
  200. ENTITLEMENT A SIN?
  201. NARCISSISM
  202. BE BRUTALLY HONEST WITH YOURSELF
  203. WHY FREE WILL?
  204. OBEY YOUR OPINION
  205. EGO IS GOOD.
  206. WHY IT IS GOOD TO BE INTO YOURSELF
  207. Seek the Good Pain
  208. Anti-Perfection in Photography, Art, and Life
  209. Can You Become an End into Yourself?
  210. WHY I LIVE
  211. Why I Hate Decline
  212. Why I Eat
  213. Why am I So Positive and Optimistic?
  214. EFFORT IS ENJOYMENT
  215. Never Stop Gaining
  216. TRUST YOURSELF
  217. A Life of Maximal Personal Independence
  218. What Do You Desire to Become?
  219. What Do I Want from Technology?
  220. Stratified Society
  221. Do You Love or Hate Reality?
  222. On the Brian, Body and Mind
  223. I’m Maximally Happy, Now What?
  224. Care over Fame
  225. ACTIVE NIHILISM
  226. Never Stop Subtracting
  227. How to Live a Happier and More Epic Life
  228. A Risker Life is a Better Life
  229. Only Work on Things You Can Imagine Doing for Eternity
  230. How to Maximize Your Happiness
  231. Influence
  232. The Gladiator Makes His Plans once He Enters the Ring
  233. Meditations on Meaning in Life
  234. There is Nothing More Interesting than Human Beings
  235. Is Hope a Vice?
  236. EGO
  237. Why Be Unique?
  238. Happiness is Metabolism Health and Strength
  239. You’re the Hero
  240. Is Productivity a Virtue or Vice?
  241. Why Do We Prize the Rare?
  242. The Joy of Uncertainty
  243. How Should I Best Use My Time and Life?
  244. A Life Without Pain or Suffering Isn’t a Life Worth Living
  245. Free or Unfree?
  246. What Do You Really Care For in Life?
  247. Anti-Satisfaction in Life
  248. Why Think?
  249. The Eternal Return
  250. Only Do What is Best for You!
  251. Truthiness
  252. Why Be Happy?
  253. Permissionless Living
  254. In Praise of Unconventional Wisdom
  255. Become the Change Which You Wish to See in the World
  256. Happiness
  257. Beyond Freedom
  258. Idolize People, Not Stuff
  259. What Makes You Stronger? What Makes You Weaker?
  260. Why Hate?
  261. The Secret of Happiness
  262. You’re Constantly in a State of Becoming
  263. Life is about Choices, Not Obligations
  264. Anti-Nihilism
  265. First, Do What is Best for You.
  266. Live Dynamic
  267. How to Prosper
  268. Is the Point of Life to Be Satisfied?
  269. SUPREME EFFORT OF WILL.
  270. How to Become more Idealistic
  271. Thrivival 101
  272. Create Yourself
  273. Non-Small
  274. Inspiration
  275. How to Live a Heroic Life: Dare the Heights!
  276. Human Augmentation
  277. Prune
  278. Happiness: Do What You Want to Do (And Don’t Do What You Don’t Want to Do)
  279. Avoid Vain (Empty) Pursuits in Life
  280. Modern Slavery
  281. Kill the Leeches
  282. Wisdom Augmentation
  283. Why We Need Friction in Life
  284. Straight Line Philosophy
  285. What’s Your End-Game in Life?
  286. Create Your Own Happiness Today
  287. Desire Both Pain and Pleasure in Life
  288. Try the Impossible
  289. SELF-RESPECT
  290. Anti-Social Extrovert
  291. Never Blame Anybody But Yourself
  292. Human Flourishing
  293. Simpler, Not Better.
  294. How to be Free
  295. Embrace the Extremes
  296. Cultivate Your Own Culture
  297. COURAGE.
  298. Thrivival
  299. Inner Power
  300. How to Live a Purposeful Life
  301. My Definition of Happiness
  302. Why Change is Good
  303. Why Work?
  304. How to Live the Happiest Possible Life
  305. The Two-Pronged Approach to Maximize Joy in Your Life
  306. You Always Have Another Option!
  307. INFINITISM
  308. Never Stop!
  309. What is Your Self-Directed Purpose in Life?
  310. Live Today Like it Were Your Last
  311. Do You Photograph to Live, or Live to Photograph?
  312. ARTIST-PHILOSOPHER
  313. Live Life to the Fullest!
  314. In Praise of Selfishness
  315. Why You Must Be a YAY-SAYER to Succeed in Entrepreneurship and Life
  316. Why I Love Walking
  317. Live Life Like a Video Game!
  318. Simple Luxuries in Life
  319. Treat Your Life Like a Fun Experiment!
  320. Only Prove it to Yourself
  321. You Don’t Always Need to Feel Joyful to Live a Fulfilling and Meaningful Life
  322. Life is Too Short to Be Bored!
  323. Money Cannot Destroy Boredom
  324. How to Find Inspiration in Life
  325. Why You Must Ignore Haters to Succeed and Win in Life
  326. An Active Life is a Happy Life
  327. My Simple Joys in Life
  328. Never Stop Striving
  329. How to Motivate Yourself in Life
  330. How to Be Optimistic in Life
  331. How to Dictate Your Purpose in Life
  332. In Praise of a Dynamic Life
  333. PURPOSE.
  334. How to Enjoy Life
  335. Photography Therapy
  336. How to Conquer Regret
  337. Take Your Play Very Seriously.
  338. How to Prosper
  339. Memento Vivere
  340. Destroy in Order to CREATE
  341. Trust Your Body More Than Your Mind
  342. Make Photos to Make Meaning in Your Life
  343. Seek Knowledge, Not Information
  344. The Purpose of Human Life
  345. How to Overcome Impedence
  346. Why I Love Death
  347. How to Be Centered in the Eternal Now
  348. How to Be Happy
  349. Why Do You Care What Others Think of You?
  350. Why I’m Happy
  351. Why?
  352. Why I’m So Prolific
  353. How to Reduce LAG in Life

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