Selfie ERIC KIM

AUTOTELIC.

Things you do for the sake of it (doing it is the reward in itself), rather than doing it for ‘rewards’.

PHILOSOPHY by KIM

PHILOSOPHY by KIM

Philosophical Essays

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

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