How to Thrive in Life

Life thriving is what I am interested in. Beyond survival; thrivival.

A better definition of happiness

First of all, I like the idea that happiness is not what we are interested in, but thriving. What does it mean to thrive? It means to flourish, to blossom, to grow, and to bear much fruit.

In ancient Greek, eudaimonia was the more precise notion of “happiness“. Eudaimonia means soul thriving, or soul flourishing. Your inner daemon (demon, soul spirit), or your inner spirit thriving. Not some sort of base happiness which is afforded to us through eating McDonald’s hamburgers and other base things .

What is the purpose of you eudaimonia?

If your soul flourishes, so does everything else. If your soul flourishes, you could empower and uplift everyone around you. It is my personal thought that society is not zero sum, which means, we can all thrive together. That thriving is not only restricted to the select few, but is afforded to all, regardless of background, ethnicity, nationality, your socioeconomic status, your bank account, etc.

What do you need to thrive?

For me, the minimum viable tools necessary include a refurbished MacBook Air with an M series processors, a RICOH GR III or IIIX, even a Ricoh GR II would suffice, and a Wi-Fi connection.

What do you not need? You don’t need a phone, you don’t need a car, you don’t need to own a home, etc.

How to move the world

As long as you have a Wi-Fi connection, you can move the world! The more and more I think about it, the ultimate Archimedes lever for us solo entrepreneurs is the Internet. With the Internet, you can publish online for free, and essentially have unlimited free distribution.