Pain is Information

Pain is useful, because it tells us what to do and what not to do.

Then the goal isn’t to get rid of pain for the sake of pain, but rather, to distinguish the types of good pain from the bad ones. Trying to better interpret pain in our body as wisdom.

PHILOSOPHY by KIM

PHILOSOPHY by KIM

Philosophical Essays

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

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