Philosophy

Essays by KIM

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

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