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Let us think about Nietzsche’s “Joyful Wisdom”. Joyful living, joyful photography, joyful existence, joyful life.

PHILOSOPHY by KIM

Philosophical Essays

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

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