Philosophy

Essays by KIM

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

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