Anti Ideology

Something I’ve discovered: whenever I follow a certain ideology, or act upon my principles, or beliefs, I typically make decisions I end up regretting later. Therefore, maybe it is best for us to not cleave onto any ideology. That every time we make a decision, even ignore our heuristics and just decide based on the information at hand. More of a “Bayes” model to decision making.

Carte Blanche every single decision.

PHILOSOPHY by KIM

PHILOSOPHY by KIM

Philosophical Essays

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

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