LOOK *BEYOND*

Life is too short to be basic. My personal recommendation instead is to think beyond and look behind. What does that mean? That means don’t just be another basic human being; set yourself insanely audacious life goals. Ultimately it doesn’t really matter whether you achieve them or not, what is more critical is the vision and the attempt!

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PHILOSOPHY BY KIM

Essays by KIM

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

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