On Becoming Less Human

Human, all too human once said Nietzsche.

A thought: in life, why does everyone want to become more human, that is become more like everyone else, the masses? Perhaps it is better to become more inhumane, or less human?

PHILOSOPHY by KIM

PHILOSOPHY by KIM

Philosophical Essays

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

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