WHY STANDARDIZATION IS BAD.

You are not alike. And what’s the goal of standardization?

To make everyone quantifiable and measurable, on the same scale.

But what if you don’t want to be part of this scale, or what if you cannot be measured in accordance with others?

You’re not standard. Avoid any rules, games or arenas and competitions where standardization is the norm.

PHILOSOPHY by KIM

PHILOSOPHY by KIM

Philosophical Essays

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

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