Deep Vanity

Vanity can be good if you embrace deep vanity. That means, avoid the empty vanity of your clothes possessions cars things home etc. The proper thing to be vain about is your own mind, your own body, your own soul.

PHILOSOPHY BY KIM

Essays by KIM

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

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