Anti Loser Thinking

The bone I have to pick with modern-day society is that the ideology is so loser-oriented. What that means is that I think humans don’t believe in their own self-agency as much; we seem to not think that we have that much control over our destiny, our bodies, our souls, etc.

The Will to Succeed?

Ever since I was a kid, ever since I was a fat 11-12-year-old kid in New York, my mom was working two full-time jobs, my dad was a deadbeat, just watching TV and movies at home all day, and I was a fat kid. I remember having a triple chin in the humid New York summers, not being able to fall asleep because all the chins stacked on top of each other, and I couldn’t fall asleep until I rubbed some Vaseline under my chins. I think I even recall weighing myself as a kid, maybe at around 11 years old, I think I was 120 pounds, and pretty short? This was before puberty.

I think the issue was way too much orange juice, hot pockets, sugary stuff, without knowing it. Also lots of barbecue sauce, ketchup, etc.

Anyways, at the age of 11, I made a vow to change things. Our friend Spencer laughs in warm recollection of how I started putting rocks in my backpack, running around Bayside Queens, trying to get fit. I asked my mom to buy me some weights, some dumbbells, and I still recall, her purchasing me 15-pound dumbbells, and eventually, I got strong enough that I could stack two 15-pound dumbbells on top of each other, and lift them as 30 pounds. Then later, getting 50-pound dumbbells, etc.

So one thing that a lot of people don’t know about me, which even predates Tarpy, is my passion for diet, health, fitness, working out, muscles, etc. I’ve literally tried everything. High fat, low-fat, high carb, low-carb, intermittent fasting, 7 to 8 small meals a day, bodybuilding, etc. More recently, powerlifting, now it is tending more towards strongman style.

“Realistic” vs “Unrealistic” Body Goals?

So this is a big differentiation between men and women; men want to get super jacked like the Terminator, and look like the Incredible Hulk or orc, which is typically done by doing steroids, artificial testosterone injections, and consumptions, etc. Women, on the other hand, seem to want to look slim, have a big butt, big breasts, etc.; and a certain facial structure which is predicated on makeup, plastic surgery, and Botox, breast and butt augmentation.

So this is the difference:

  1. For women, the ideal body look and facial look is achieved through plastic surgery.
  2. For men, the ideal body look, physique, and composition is achieved through steroids.

Simple

OK, I have a super simple suggestion for both men and women:

1. First, 100% Carnivore Diet for Both Men and Women. Plants Are for Cows.

A diet which is predominantly organ meat, grass-fed meat, bone marrow, etc. If you live in LA, just go to Gelson’s and ask them to cut you some bone marrow in the back. Or if you go to the local markets or organic markets, they often have frozen beef liver in the fridge or whatever.

For men and women, liver might be one of the most nutritious food items on the planet.

Therefore, if you’re just out and about with your kid and you see some organ meats at Whole Foods or wherever, just buy it and deal with it later.

2. Being Outside and Physical Fitness

So there are a lot of people who have therapists and mental things they want to deal with, etc.; I was asking my friend Jeffrey about this, who is now a young therapist, studying to be a psychiatrist, and I asked him:

as a therapist, are you allowed to prescribe exercise or physical activity for your patients?

He said no. Because in America, we have a strange relationship with our bodies. On one hand, I think a lot of people desire to just become like a vessel, a brain in a fishbowl. People are fools; they don’t seem to understand that the truth is I wonder if 99% of our “mental illnesses”, are actually physical in origin.

For example, being outside, direct access to the direct sun and UV radiation, I would rather get skin cancer than be miserable and be inside all day.

Second, some sort of physical activity or exercise. This is both critical for men and women. In ancient Sparta, I believe the girls trained as hard as the boys.

Also in ancient Sparta, they predicted correctly that once women were physically fit, they would get stronger children.

“Do You Do CrossFit?”

One of the best low-key compliments that I’ve been getting from people is this:

“Do you do CrossFit?”

It seems that this compliment is mostly from women — which is a low-key way of saying “I think you look good and sexy”.

In fact, my personal pro tip is all of your clothes should be sleeveless. Just wear a tank top, and a sleeveless down vest on top, always show off your shoulders, your traps, and your bare arms; let everybody know how jacked you are.

Make Yourself the Object of Fascination

So, this is another weird bias; it seems that in modern-day society, we are not allowed or permitted to be into ourselves. There is this weird duty to become like somebody else?

For example, typically the choir says “You must be like Jesus”. But, we forget that Jesus was not a pushover. He went to the temple, the Jewish temple, saw all of the money changers inside the temple, and cattle, brought out a whip and whipped them all out and said “how dare you do commerce inside my father‘s house!” Let us also not forget that Jesus was Jewish.

Also, being here in Culver City, which is essentially the new Hollywood, you see a lot of people, personalities, and individuals who look like they’re in media. Attractive interesting-looking people. But funny thing is that a lot of them are actually very short in real life. Even a lot of these rappers, Kanye West I think is only 5 foot seven, even Jeff Bezos is only 5 foot seven! Also, people don’t know that Kim Kardashian is short; she might only be 5 feet tall?

What Is the Will to Power?

For myself, I have always believed that “If you really want it, and you set your mind to it, you can get it.”

For example, body goals. It is very very very very easy for all human beings to become more beautiful, by lowering your body fat percentage, even without exercise. The simple thing is this:

  1. Quit all sugars, starches, dairy, cheese, lactose, nuts, legumes, pasta, rice, etc., even the “good ones“.
  2. Quit all bread, fiber, etc.
  3. Quit alcohol all of it, even red wine; new studies are showing that even two alcoholic beverages a week, even red wine can actually increase your chance of getting cancer.
  4. Quit smoking marijuana or taking CBD stuff.
  5. Quit fruit, vegetables, etc.

So, what do we eat instead?

  1. Organ meats: beef heart, beef liver, beef kidney, also bone marrow. A super simple thing to do is when you have a bunch of bones, beef bones, etc., just toss it into a pot or instant pot, add some water, boil it, and you could drink the broth!
  2. Eat lamb, beef, beef neck bone, red meat. The redder the better. Don’t eat pork because pork is white meat, don’t eat chicken or turkey and certainly no breast.
  3. Eat 100% grass-fed beef, short ribs, ribs, beef neck bone, etc.
  4. For “vegetables“, don’t eat vegetables… Only dark leafy greens. This is collard greens, kale, anything bitter. Bitter is better.

Beverages?

Beverages are simple: just drink water, tap water, filtered water whatever, and black coffee, nothing added to it.

Don’t drink milk, real or fake, it is all just sugar in disguise with a good conscience.

Exercise

The thing with exercise is that it should not be some sort of weird moralistic duty. Rather, we should think of it like play, pure joy. Autotelic exercise means the exercise you do, stuff you move around and lift weights for fun!

For example, a very interesting thing that I’ve observed about Seneca is that he never stands still; he is always moving around! He stands, he sits, he crawls around on his knees, he squats. Also a very interesting thing:

Whenever Seneca wants to pick something up, he always squats all the way down, full sumo style squat, ass to grass, every single time.

And now that I think about it, because he’s playing with toys all day, he might do this, what– a 1000 times a day?

Same thing goes with him picking up rocks and throwing around rocks! He’s not rewarded for throwing rocks nor does he do it for “exercise“, in order to “build muscle“, or “get fit”. Seneca throws rocks because it is fun, funny, and interesting to him! I wonder if it all is just like a physics experiment for him.

I think this is also my passion for weightlifting, one rep max lifting, always increasing your personal records. To me, it is just a physics exercise

and experiment;

How far can we push the human body, how strong can we become, without the use of steroids?

400 Pound Sandbags, and 2000 Pound Lifts

I was randomly on Google and YouTube, and I saw this thing on the History Channel, history of the world’s strongest man something like that, and it was centered around the idea of seeing whether the strong men could lift 2000 pounds.

Essentially Brian Shaw, the strongest of them all, also it seems that he is the best at taking steroids, was the winner. Apparently the other guy who attempted the same, an older guy with knee wraps, was able to do it, but tweaked something in his upper shoulders.

I think one of the proudest moments of my life was when I was able to successfully lift 1000 pounds, which I coined the “Atlas lift“. And now that I think about it, seeing those other guys do it, I’m sure if I kept my training up, I could eventually get to 1100 pounds, 1200 pounds, 1300 pounds, 1400 pounds, 1500 pounds, and beyond. Maybe I cannot do 2000 pounds, because I don’t take steroids, but still… It is all achievable without steroids. Also, I do it all while fasting.

Anything and Everything Is Possible

Another thing that I’ve been doing quite religiously the last seven years or so is intermittent fasting, no breakfast, no lunch, only one insanely big dinner a day. I aim for at least 4 to 6 pounds of meat for dinner every sitting. During the day, I just drink water and black coffee, and I’ll wait until dinner time.

To a lot of people, that seems impossible, but obviously it is not. In the beginning, obviously, you get some hunger pangs, but, my solution is simple:

If you want to start intermittent fasting, the night before, eat 5 pounds of beef short rib, bone marrow, beef liver; the trifecta. I can guarantee you won’t be hungry until dinner time the next day.

In fact, I almost want to become like a food diet fitness exercise advisor to some of my favorite heroes, Elon Musk, Kanye West.

Elon Musk looks terrible. I think he should start doing some sort of hot sauna, spend more time doing meetings outside in the sun, get into weightlifting, eating more organ meats, bone marrow, etc. I’m still convinced; bone marrow, which Achilles was raised on, is the most superior and supreme steroid of all time.

Just do some research with Google and ChatGPT; the majority of the diet of Achilles as a young child was bone marrow, and organ meat; heart, bone marrow, etc.

Scientism

Do not trust any food diet health science from any of these skinny fat loser academic scientist types. First of all, just look at them; they are all pale and sickly, no muscle mass whatsoever. They might be into running or at worst — rock climbing– which is bad because it is all indoors typically.

This insidious idea that “a calorie is a calorie”, and the notion “calories in, calories out.”

Let us do a thought experiment. Let us say that you lift weights every single day, and you had two options:

Consume 2000 cal of Twinkies versus 2000 cal of bone marrow and beef heart.

Let us just think; at the end of it, who is going to look better? Who’s going to get fat? Certainly, the person eating Twinkies.

Also, another thought experiment; this one is in regards to “protein”, which I think is also a bit of a scam. If you’re a bodybuilder, weightlifter, or whatever, and every day you eat 500 grams of protein via protein powder versus beef liver, who is going to get more jacked, whose testosterone is going to be higher? Of course, the guy eating beef liver.

Increasing Your Testosterone

Very very simple guys; and also women, the goal is to get your testosterone up. And the best food items to get your testosterone up are beef heart, beef liver, beef kidneys, bone marrow, etc. The more cholesterol the food has, the better.

Experiment More With Your Diet, Less With Your Technology?

OK, now the new high watermark at least for mainstream devices is the Apple Vision Pro, $3499. Just think to yourself:

How many packets of bone marrow, beef liver, beef heart, beef kidney, etc., can this buy me?

Read Ancient

The only thing I trust is ancient literature on things food health diet, etc.

For example, the Iliad, the Odyssey, etc. Why? This is before they had all of this nonsensical “woke“ or “politically correct” BS. The Greeks, the ancient Greeks, were the highest men and humans of all time; no weak feelings, they delighted

in cruelty and joy in humans, the human body.


Make the Body Sexy and Beautiful Again

The biggest complaint or the biggest rebuttal against eating meat, being a carnivore, etc., is that “it is bad for the planet“. This is a bunch of BS. What else is bad for the planet? Your Tesla, your Prius, your iPhone, your iPhone Pro, your AirPods, Amazon Prime, through Netflix, etc. And also your dog.

Therefore, put zero trust or turn a deaf ear to anybody who invokes all this nonsensical thoughts on environmentalism; they are all fake.

Why do people buy Teslas? Not because they are “good for the environment“, but because they are sexy!


Now What?

  1. So speculate yourself via your diet, what you eat and what you don’t eat, as well as weightlifting equipment. Go to Titan.fitness, and allow yourself to buy a bunch of weightlifting equipment and toys. Some things I recently ordered and got in the mail, insanely fast, I think it literally came within a day or two, were the “loadable farmer carry hack bar, farmer’s carry walk bar”, easy loadable farmers carry handles, attachments for my T3 independent squat rack for dips and chin-ups, and also something I’m very excited for; a 60-pound weight vest, which I might just take with me on my daily walks, or even hiking, or when I’m hanging out with Seneca.
  2. Give yourself a $1000 food speculation fund: load it up with bone marrow, organ meats, grass-fed beef, etc.
  3. Quit media: quit your Netflix, cancel it all. No Hulu, Apple TV, Apple TV+, Disney, Disney+, HBO, HBO Max, etc. If you want to watch something, just buy it on the Apple store, Apple TV store, and just watch it.

Other Things

Other things and suggestions include spending more time being in nature! I think for anybody who is in a poor mood, assuming that the sun is out, go to the beach, go on a hike! Find some easy nature hike trails close to your place, you don’t need to drive more than 20 or 30 minutes.

And also suggestion: turn off your phone, all the way off, and just keep it locked inside your glove compartment. Or if you take your phone with you, turn it off 100%.


What Else?

My secret to happiness is simple; 30,000 steps a day, and spend at least eight hours a day outside!

ERIC


The War on Testosterone

MAN OR WOMAN?

Some thoughts:

Menstrual cycle or no menstrual cycle? 

OK this is some super facts:

If your wife, your girlfriend, your partner etc. has a menstrual cycle, certainly you should treat her differently than if the other person did not.

We meant do not have menstrual cycles. Therefore, we should keep ourselves to a different standard than others, vice versa. 

Why do we deny our hormones?

Testosterone vs estrogen; these hormones are critical. If a man did not have testosterone we cannot produce semen or sperm which is potent and could be life and give birth to new generations of children.

Second, if a woman did not have estrogen, ovaries, menstrual cycles, etc.… we cannot beget children. 

The war on children?

I was at the park the other day, and I asked another mom a funny question; “In modern-day society, who do we care for more… children or dogs?” She laughed, joked and said frankly; “Of course dogs! As much as I hate it.”

Also another super annoying thing that I experienced about a year ago when at the Oakland international airport; there was a stupid dog bathroom, but no family bathroom for kids?

Another really annoying thing:

I was out with Seneca, the cutest kid of all time, and there was a stupid dog next to us, and suddenly everyone was fighting over the dog, talking about the dog and complementing the dog, while ignoring Seneca?

You are not allowed to say “I hate dogs“? 

A weird thing in modern day Society; modern day society has become extremely tolerant of dogs, but not children?

It seems in modern day society you are no longer permitted to say “I hate dogs”– but you can say “I hate kids”?

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Individualism taken to an extreme? 

Some strange layers I see here: 

  1. First, it looks like this extremely strange transgender, transsexual, trend has to deal with the fact that people no longer care about children or kids. Let us consider if you’re a man and you want to do a sex change to become a woman, or vice versa etc.; typically, there is this trend that people who decide to do this don’t want to have kids. No this is not always true because you can have a man man, woman man, transgender, transgender, trans man, trans woman, any sort of combination, single parent etc. who could have kids… If they are adopted? But still… Early enough in the chain line and the chain-link you need a man and a woman to get a child.

Why do we deny hormones?

Also, it seems the trend is for some reason, we want to deny hormones. We want to all pretend like testosterone doesn’t exist, estrogen doesn’t exist, and that for some weird reason, our personal individuality matters more?

we are anti-steroids… But for some reason we support sexual changes via hormone therapy?

Once again modern day society is very weird and strange; we are not consistent. 

For example, there is a general consensus in America and beyond that hormones, steroids are bad. Everybody knows this. And I think it is a good thing;

Steroids shrinker balls in your testes, and it might cause irreplaceable harm where you cannot have children in the future.

Or even funnier yet;

if you are a bodybuilder hopped up on steroids, you could have the most impressive muscles in the physique, but the second you bed a beautiful woman, you can’t even get it up!

Kind of an unrelated note; apparently this is where cocaine is really bad; if you take cocaine, a man gets impotence and can’t get it up unless he takes Viagra instead?

These degenerates!

Why this matters 

So it looks like this weird hijacking of society has to deal with feminism, a little bit of masculinity, etc.

First, I looked at modern-day man and woman, and it is becoming very strange;

First, all of these men are all of them are these short, loser, skinny, kind of fit, and or skinny fat guys, who want to get all these beautiful women, and the women tend to be much more impressive; much more fit healthier, stronger and more muscular.

I have always been a feminist

“I’m a feminist,,, I love women!” – haha, joke to my friend Stephanie as an undergraduate at UCLA, age 20, junior year studying sociology, — sociology of the family class (essentially a woman’s study course)

Being raised to more or less a single mother, I think I have always been a feminist and cared for women. Even my younger sister who is two years younger than you, I have always treated her like a tomboy. From an early age I encouraged her to lift weights, do whatever she wanted, to defy typical gender norms.

Similarly speaking, if I was born a girl or a woman, certainly I wouldn’t want anybody to tell me what I could do or what I could not do based on my gender or sex or whatever.

But, there is this very very strange and bizarre trend in which a man is no longer allowed to be a man?

This is the problem:

A man and a woman, both have different hormones… and everyone uses themselves as their own reference point.

Therefore as a consequence, both sexes become confused about the other. 

For example, the typical commentary from men is that we often complain that women are not rational, too emotional, etc. The misguided thought is “why can’t they think like us or be like us?” But is this something we really desire?

Conversely, women don’t like men the way they are; women wants man to become more feminine; to be more compassionate, understanding, open minded etc.

Even Friedrich Nietzsche once said that Christianity was essentially a feminine religion, or a religion for women,,, whereas at least he praised Mohammadism (Islam)– the prophet Mohamed for being a male, masculine religion.

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Why does this bother me?

Some issues at hand:

First, I feel like there is becoming this weird double standard. For example, as a man, I am given weird looks sideways plant is for walking around with my shirt off, or wearing short shorts, or essentially wearing a speedo in public. But the same time, it is 100% OK for women to walk around in Pants, biking shorts, have yoga shorts or whatever which essentially shows off all of their feminine parts?

The nuance is women are not permitted to show their nipples or their breasts in public. I think in America or California at least; it is illegal for a woman to walk around without a shirt on. But certain ways that I have seen women side skirt this  is by wearing a loose fitting white cotton ribbed tank top without a bra on, in which you could essentially see their breasts and their nipples underneath.

And trippy told, I think America’s weird; in a lot of indigenous cultures, Africa etc., it is totally normal for women to walk around bare chested. I think in America we have this weird sexual perversion with women, in which there is the strange dichotomy:

on one hand, we follow these quaker protestant ethics that a woman should be prim and proper, cover-up and be lady like, but in secret, men, I think at least 99.9% of men watch porn, either daily, every other day, certainly at least once a week, once a month, once a year?

I have never met another man who doesn’t watch porn

I quit watching porn around 2017, not because it was more realistically bad, I think I was just too busy. I was too busy in my thoughts, studying philosophy etc., I wonder if 99% of men simply watch porn because they are bored. Porn is just entertainment for men.

Also, what do people do in public versus private?

Zoom mishaps

Do you remember in the early days of Covid in which everyone switch to zoom? There was this very funny story about an older Caucasian male professor, I think he was teaching the history of East Asia or something, and he was doing a screen share, opened up a Google Chrome tab, And he was trying to access the website like “sacred histories of east Asia” or something,,, and it automatically auto filled to “sexyAsiancollegegirls.com”– haha! Yeah I’m pretty sure he lost his job quickly after that.

The hard and the tricky thing is that at least with men, it is impossible to know who they really are, what they really think what their behaviors truly are, unless you know what they do in private. It is impossible to know.

“What do you think of Maria Ozawa”?

Another funny meme; just ask another guy, if they know who Maria Ozawa is. If this guy is Caucasian, Asian, Asian American etc.… Essentially Maria Ozawa was a famous Japanese adult video star, originally born in Canada, half Canadian Caucasian half Japanese I believe; very popular.

I wouldn’t trust any man who preaches women’s rights or whatever, who secretly watches porn in private.

Does Mark Zuckerberg watch porn?

Also

Does Elon Musk watch porn? Certainly yes. He jokes about all the time, “Google doesn’t care about what porn you watch”.

Also, does Jeff Bezos watch porn? Probably. Just watch the video interview with him recently with Lex Fridman– he is so insanely jacked, look at the vein popping out of his bicep! He is 59 years old, and it looks like he has high testosterone. The problem with a man in his position is that he is not allowed to just pick up any random woman, because he is such a high profile figure. also just read the medium article post exposé in which he on his own dirty emails and correspondence with that one TV female personality, it looks like he is a sleuth.

Apple Vision Pro?

Not to digress too much; but a funny thought; what percentage of guys who bought the Apple Vision Pro is curious or and or has used it to watch a virtual reality, 3D porn? 

What changes when you have a kid

I have a young boy, Seneca is currently three years old. Being around adults, and being a man and the father figure, certain things which I actually am uncomfortable with:

  1. Cursing: it just seems improper. Being with him around me all the time, he is finally getting to that point in which she is mimicking me, mimicking my speech patterns, and rehashing what I say. As a consequence, I realize that I have to be very careful about my tongue, And rewrite the way I just generally really talk.  Typically we have a front stage self in a backstage self; I want both to be consistent. Or another words, I never want to do or write or say anything in private, that I am not comfortable having Seneca read or no, same thing with Cindy.

The brain is plastic

Also another big thing that people don’t really talk about, is how plastic the brain is. Essentially what that means is the reason why we should never use Instagram, YouTube, or allow our children to use it is that it reprograms your plastic brain in strange ways.

“What’s an Instagram?”

The other day we were in West LA, and Cindy did this “solid core“ Pilates style workout,  and on the wall was this poster of all of the 12 or so instructors, their personal biographies etc. and at the bottom, there was this column in which they could share their Instagram handle. I was curious; was there anyone there who didn’t have an Instagram or shared? No. Everyone did.

Even though in LA, whenever I meet random strangers, the first question they always ask me is what my Instagram is at the end? I told them I don’t have one, and I just give them my phone number and first and last name instead.

Who will the future belong to?

I’m actually kind of excited; once all of the baby boomers, Gen X, Jen why etc. couples without children, who just own dogs, no children… Once they all die off, who will be the next emperors of the planet? Our kids!

America is in for a big problem

in the Jeff Bezos interview with Lex Fridman, they briefly discuss the notion of the 10,000 year clock, in which they created a mechanical clock nested somewhere in a desert cave which is purely mechanical, and will last for the next 10,000 years, as a consequence, the general metaphor is for us to think more long-term. For us to think more long-term; Jeff Bezos correctly predicts that 10,000 years from now, America won’t be around anymore. He is probably right. These are the big problems:

First, all of these really really rich and successful people, people on top of these big tag companies, it seems that they don’t really have any kids; maybe one kid, maybe zero kids, maybe a dog. Who is having children in America? Suburban families in Irvine, and poor Mexican people and immigrant families.

Thinking about the next generation

Something that Americans are really poor about; thinking about the next generation, the next generation of wealth etc.

We give all this lip service about intergenerational wealth whatever, but… Isn’t the most intelligent thing to literally think about the next generation, not in metaphor but our kids?

I thought the other day; when all the baby boomers die, all of the Gen X die, and also once all the millennials die, Seneca and his generation of kids, they will be the next rulers of the planet.

Because once again, all these people who don’t have kids and just have dogs ,,, eventually, when they die off, there are no longer there. I’m actually curious, if you’re a super rich executive at one of these big tech companies, and once you die, what happens to all of your wealth? Let us say you have 10 million, 100 million, 1 billion, $10 billion in the bank; once you’re dead, where will it go?

Just do you

I think the simple thoughts:

  1. Leave other people alone. If they want to change their gender sex, takes steroids or do hormone replacement therapy, let them be. Why do we care what other people do?

I think the nuance is this; when people start to superimpose their value judgments upon you and or your kids.

“I love their hair!”

Very weird happening; the other day I was at Apple Store, and a very friendly apple employee, look like an Asian American young woman, maybe in her 20s mid 20s, looked at Seneca with his cool haircut and said “I love their hair!”

It struck me a little aback. At first, I was a little bit confused, I wasn’t quite certain what they were talking about.  I then realized that that moment, maybe the employee didn’t know whether Seneca was a boy or a girl, and simply referred to Seneca as “they” or “their”. Now this doesn’t really bother me that much, but I’m just starting to see a strange shift in our lexical language.

“Partner”

Another funny happening; a few years ago, maybe four or five years ago, I was in downtown LA, at my favorite coffee shop (ilcafe on broadway) and I was chopping it up with one of the workers there, this is before Seneca was born. I introduced Cindy as “my partner“ (Bay Area early woke talk–) and the young guy looked a bit confused paused and said… “Business partner? Or…” then Cindy interrupts and says and jokes “No. Sexual partner”. Haha we all laughed.

The tricky thing about this term “partner” is tricky because it can mean a lot of things:

  1. Boyfriend, girlfriend, married man, married woman, gay partner lesbian partner LGBTQ partner etc.

As a consequence, it is an easy catch all term, to just refer to your significant other.

The reason why I find this term a bit problematic is that there are degrees here;

It is very very very very different if you are married versus not. 

No at least in California, I believe that same-sex marriage is legalized now, but still… I think there are some people who are in very very serious long-term relationships who end up not deciding to get married. Which is fine, I understand the whole anti-marriage sentiment, but still… I am pro monogamy, pro marriage. Of course, I am pro gay, pro lesbian, pro LGBTQ.

But I think the issue is that if we use the same term to refer both to boyfriend and girlfriend as partner, and or a married couple… This hierarchy loses its meaning. We must reestablish hierarchy.

This weird bias about polygamy?

Some thing I am very anti-is polygamy; the idea of having multiple wives, girlfriends boyfriends, partners, sexual partners or not sexual etc. This is another problem in American society; we don’t know what we want, and we don’t like closing doors, so we want infinite optionality.

Let us consider even in ancient Greece, ancient Greek mythology. Zeus and Hera. Husband and wife, king and queen on the throne. Certainly Zeus is the bad guy because he goes around sleeping with other mortals, sea nymphs whatever…  but still at the end today, in theory we could understand Zeus and Hera as married couple.

Marriage is important, is ancient and it goes back.

The big problem with polygamy, multiple marriages etc., even as a man; it is just too much stress and annoyance. It is difficult enough for a man to handle a single woman, let alone 2, 3 or more?

Is stoicism a philosophy only for men? 

First of all, I think store is for everybody. Man or woman, cat or dog whatever; I think it is a school of thought in the methodology I believe could benefit everybody.

I think this is the tricky thing:

A man should treat a woman differently than he would treat another man.

Specifically, I think a man should treat a woman with more privilege, more tolerance and patience than another man. 

And this is where the sexism comes in:

As long as a man does not have a menstrual cycle and doesn’t go through hormonal shifts like a woman, a man should always treat a woman with more privilege.

Why are we so hush-hush about hormonal shifts, ovulation cycles, menstrual cycles?

I have a younger sister, but still as a young boy growing up, teenager etc., I was very confused and I had no idea about having a period, ovulation cycles, how it all worked etc.

I actually have a vivid memory, the only young vivid memory I had is his child regarding my mom, I think my mom still had a period and a menstrual cycle, and she accidentally leaked in the bed with the white sheets, and I remember my dad yelling at my mom about it, my mom being very embarrassed about it.

As a consequence, in America at least my generation, born in 1988, we had this weird sexual education in which sex was stigmatized; abstinence was what was taught in school, we were shown all the scary images of STDs, STI’s, etc.; in the general ideas that if you have sex, doesn’t matter if protected or not, with or without a condom doesn’t matter… You might catch HIV AIDS and die. 

Also, it didn’t really help being raised Catholic, confusion, Korean American, in confusion cultures, these Asian cultures, certainly Catholicism, sex is seen and treated as being evil, not to be trusted etc. 

Sex positivity is a good idea

Why is flexing, flexing or muscles seen as poor taste?

Am I the last masculine person alive?

Even when I would go to the gym, all of these guys… Doesn’t matter if they were super strong or jacked or whatever… I didn’t really consider these guys as masculine? Why? Too dark in Marose, perpetually having a frown on their face, always having Headphones or AirPods on, antisocial, weird behaviors?

Real men, outside smiling, topless, joking and chatting with each other, shooting the shit.

In fact one of my fondest memories was early Covid when all the gyms were closed, and I would just go to the local park and do calisthenics and meet all these other guys and just talk shop with them.

What is the problem here?

My personal take is that the problem is this weird mole people philosophy to life, too much time spent indoors.

Being indoors promotes antisocial behavior

Something else I have discovered is that being indoors is bad. At the gym, which is an enclosed indoor space, people are strangely antisocial. However if you work out at the park, in the great outdoors, etc.… People are much friendlier and happier.

The solution:

Build more outdoor gyms?

We off the grid grid grid!

A simple solution and suggestion I have is this:

Build your own outdoor gym!

 I currently live in LA, unfortunately I have two parking spots. One of them I parked my Prius, the other one I store my weightlifting equipment and my squat stand, and I just workout there. 

This is great for many reasons:

  1. I save time. Even 10 minutes, five minutes, 13-14 or 15 minutes stuck in traffic driving somewhere to the gym, is time better spent working out by myself at home.
  2.  Better for your health: maybe there is something to be said about having access to fresh air. Asian people believe in moving circulating fresh air, how it is critical for health and well-being. Traditional homes in Asian homes, they are always a little bit cold, in Korean Japan; the walls are made out of parchment paper, which allow air to float in and out, and I think there is a greater culture that one must be subjected to the elements, homes are both indoor outdoor places.

Less activation energy

Another great upside of working out at home, is that there is less activation energy. A lot of people don’t exercise or work out because going to the gym seems like it is too much friction. Another thing I learned from Jeff Bezos is this infamous “buy it now” or “one click buy” concepts; if you reduce the friction to buy something, it makes life easier.

For example, it is important for people to buy stuff, and I think and I believe that Amazon prime is a massive net plus to society. 

So perhaps the great upside of working at a home, I think for optimal health should lift weights every day, at least once a day? Maybe even twice a day?


Media and bad feelings?

Maybe one of the big problems here is media. Media and bad feelings and emotions, over sentimental emotions?

For example, I was actually very very very curious about the Barbie movie, thinking of it like a good sociological watch, just like watching the matrix, 3.0.

However the big problem even watching that scene where Barbie goes into the real world and talks to the little girl Sasha; really really bad emotions and feelings here.

I actually wonder, if so much of modern day life, is ruined and bastardized by the fact that people watch all these shows and movies and stuff, which actually promotes anger, bad feelings, etc.?

What is the solution?

The simply thought is don’t watch media, don’t let your kids watch any media. It really messes them up.

Whether you have a boy or a girl doesn’t matter; movies are evil?

Who is the Director?

I know the thing that people don’t really think about and consider; ultimately, when you watch a film or a movie or whatever, it ends up being a magnification or a metaphor, the brainchild of the Director?

Therefore, a simple heuristic:

Before watching any sort of movie, film, cinema, TV show series whatever… First do research on who the Director the producer is, and then work your way backwards.

If the philosophy or political thinking of the Director or the producer or the creator is not in line with your own personal set of beliefs, then don’t watch it or consume it.

What does the Director or the producer look like?

Looks matter. Height physiology, facial morphology etc.

Google is Clickbait?

A new pro tip, in order to avoid getting suckered by Google, Google images, which is essentially all Clickbait at the end of the day,  just use flicker, flicker.com and use the little search icon when searching celebrities directors famous people etc. Try to get full body shots, and ideally, try to witness certain things:

Their height, their physiology, their body fat percentage, their muscle mass, what their face looks like.

For example, only beautiful people could produce beautiful artwork and films. 

If the producer, artist, Director is somebody you do not consider as beautiful, don’t watch read it or consume it.

Ugly in face, ugly in soul (Plato?)

Monstro in animo, monstro in face?

Creating your ideal or being the ideal?

 one of my favorite directors of all time is Zack Snyder, who produced the new Superman, the new Batman man, Justice Lee, as well as the original 300 movie. I rate the movie 300 as one of the best films of all time.

Something very interesting I found and discovered Zach Snyder is actually pretty short, only 5 foot seven? King Leonidas, Gerald Butler is maybe 6 foot one or something, so this is what I think: 

We create our own ideals.

 Therefore my cyclone Alicis is when Zack Snyder is creating a film, he is creating an idealized version of what he wishes he was.

For example as a kid, I grew up watching Johnny bravo, as well as being really into Arnold Schwarzenegger, in fact, it was always my personal ambition to be like the terminator, like Arnold. I’m around 5 foot 10 1/2, 5 foot 11; people always think I am shorter because I am Asian, which is essentially low-key racism.


Now what?

Easy; become your own ideal!

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Sore or positive pain?

Paine is interesting and Paine comes in different flavors. There are some types of pain which signal some sort of catastrophic injury, or severe injury, whereas some types of pain are mild.


Fragile egos?

Another big problem here; looks like a lot of people have very fragile egos? 

What does that mean? They feel small compared with others.

becoming antifragile? 

What is the definition of a biological, human being? We humans are anti-fragile; which means that biological things and systems grow through stretchers, difficulties, challenges, exposure etc.

What that means is this:

Don’t seek to avoid stress; rather, how to harness stress and that great hydra and energy and power to your benefit.


I need moar power!

Apparently the secret to a long and happy life is a life with minimal stress. I disagree; I think the secret to the Grandis life humanly possible is the life with the maximum amount of stress, if dosed properly. 

Anger could be good

Truth be told, I don’t like being angry, the physiological feeling of anger begets more anger.

However, the great upside of anger is that often times, more anger could need more power; which means if you could harness anger to your benefit, you have more power. 

In modern day, civilized society one is no longer permitted to show anger or being angry. Why? In modern-day civilized society, one is not permitted to be violent, either metaphorical or literally.

A simple stoic thought is curb your anger, and become exceedingly tolerant, and hold your tongue, even if it means chewing on broken glass, in regards to your partner your wife your girlfriend your female mate etc. My personal thought is we should ever only hold anger in regards to other men.

The key

Once again, anger is not an emotion to be extinguished; rather yielded.

For example, think of anger and emotions like a torrent, a storm, a huge rushing river or thing. For example, you could use huge massive flooding rivers to power water plants, hydroelectric plants, to produce energy. Some are speaking, you could use volcanoes, volcanic pressure, heat and fire to also produce energy.

The wise man knows how to Arneis and exploit his energy and emotions, the weak man cannot handle them.

The dragon?

You could have a pet dragon, using your pet dragon as your ally or your companion, or, you could have some sort of loser dog slave.

It seems that the modern day man, often single and lonely, adopts a pet or some sort of pathetic dog, in order to augment his own self-worth. On the contrary, I believe a much more robust path is instead,  to not have any dependence, besides your own blood child, and harnessing your power energy and resources to fuel your passion, and pursue life goals and trajectories you discover critical for you.

How and when do we go wrong?

My problem with modern-day society is that we are overly sentimental, two week. Emotions come in a lot of different flavors, some types of emotions seem debilitating for a lot of people, some types of emotions could be yielded to your benefit. There’s no such thing as good or bad emotions in the ultimate sense, however there is a hierarchy of emotions in regards to whether they benefit you or not. 

A simple thought:

Is this emotion beneficial to me, is it serving me or not? 
A true beneficial emotion is an emotion which we consider beneficial and helpful to us. As a consequence, all the emotions should be thought of like this;


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Apple Vision Pro? 

It’s weird when you really want to like something, and you try to force yourself to like it, but you cannot. This is my overall feeling towards the Apple Vision Pro; apparently the other day I learned that you cannot use Apple Vision Pro unless you have a prescription insert thing. This is a tragedy for people like myself who wear glasses; even oculus rift S was compatible to use with glasses on!

The demise of Apple?

I am probably the biggest Apple fanboy that I know, the biggest Steve Jobs fanboy. But even now, I have lost all passion and interest in essentially all of the products. Everything is so boring, same same, generic and played out. For example the other day my iPhone SE, the microphone got busted, and I went to the Apple in century city mall in LA, shout out to Jonathan Rosales — A++++ customer service from the technician Genius Bar– anyways, the microphone on my iPhone SE stopped working, and upon getting it inspected, Jonathan suggested that I just get a replacement iPhone SE for only $299 from the back.

It was a no-brainer. I busted out my credit card and gave him my old iPhone SE, with the broken microphone and also the messed up scratch screen, and I got a brand new iPhone SE, same configuration, and while I am glad that I have a working phone again, it all feels so lackluster and old and played out.

Lesson I got from my friend Todd Hata — you could just buy a refurbished iPhone mini directly on Amazon! This is what I should have done. Only around $450 USD —

Or, you could buy a refurbished iPhone directly from the apple.com website, maybe it is a good idea to buy a refurbished iPhone Pro, with max one terabyte storage (1 TB) storage.

In fact, this is a device strategy that I’ve had, based on my IT background;

Best to buy a maxed out refurbished product, the most expensive maxed out refurbished old product and milk it until the end of time, rather than buy something brand new, bottom of the line or even middle of the line.

For example, maybe buying a maxed out iPhone pro refurbished on the Apple website with 1 TB one terabyte of storage might be the most useful strategy.


Touch ID

Now that I’m super rich, something that is becoming a little bit more concerning to me is biometrics and data, security, two factor authentication etc.

For example, most of us now have text messaging 2 factor authentication enabled on our devices, but in theory, if somebody steals your phone and takes out your Sim card, technically they could access all of your financial and personal data.

To me, my only concern has to deal with my finances, nothing else. When people talk about getting your identity stolen or whatever, that doesn’t really concern me. The only thing which concerns me is getting my money stolen.

One of the good things about having an older iPhone with the thumbprint scanner is that I think it is actually more secure than Apple Face ID. There are funny stories that people 3-D printing out facial masks, and hacking into peoples phones, or even the joke is having somebody Apple face scan while they are sleeping or taking a nap or something.

Maybe for now, a thumbprint is the most secure thing. Even though the iPhone SE is not perfect, currently it may be the least bad iPhone out there. Either that or iPhone Mini.

Thumbprints, iPhone SE’s are the future.

90% Bitcoin, 10% Chainlink

Currently bitcoin is booming, it recently broke the 50,000, $51,000 a bitcoin barrier, which is always good news. Why? People get emotional about round numbers; this is why Apple prices the iPhone Pro at $999, rather than $1000 flat. It seems that we don’t like round numbers, we like it a little bit under or a little bit over.

For example, prices are significant one day go over the big hump.

Now that bitcoin is over 50,000, $51,000, it won’t be long until it goes back to $55,000 a bitcoin, $57,000 a bitcoin, $59,000 a bitcoin, $60,000 a bitcoin, and will soon and eventually break the $65,000 a bitcoin high watermark. Once it breaks that again, and it finally hit $70,000 a bitcoin, it is all just uphill from there. Then I don’t think we will balk any more at bitcoin being $100,000 a bitcoin, $150,000 a bitcoin, $200,000 a bitcoin, $300,000 a bitcoin, 400,000, 500,000, 1 million, 1.5 million, 3 million, 5 million, $10 million a bitcoin and beyond.

It was just yesterday I bought Bitcoin at $6,000 USD a Bitcoin and even then,,, I regretted NOT buying it at $300 a Bitcoin .. when I first started eyeing it.

The 90/10 power law

Therefore my simple strategy as of now is putting 90% of your crypto speculations into bitcoin, and other 10% into chainlink. Why chainlink? In the whole entire world of crypto, I think it might actually be the only interesting crypto technology platform or innovation there is. Everyone else is trying to become the next bitcoin, which seems like a poor strategy because honestly, there will never be another bitcoin.

The only issue with bitcoin is that it is too slow to transfer things. However a great innovation is the bitcoin lightning network, endorsed by Jack Dorsey and block.xyz.  this is also the same company that owns the square platform, cash app, and I suppose now tidal.

A just government and Republic? 

A republic is just a chimera — Galiani on Money

I feel that the most interesting book I’ve read of all time in anything regards to money or economics is Galiani ON MONEY. One of the takeaway points is that at the end of the day, the most prosperous nation is the nation with the most just government and liberty — currently on the planet that is America, the United States of America.

Also, Galiani, I think he wrote this book 400 years ago, talks a little bit about America, the Americans, the Quakers Boston and Pennsylvania how they only used paper money because America only traded with Britain at the time. Galiani said this was good because Quakers are trustworthy and kept their word.

Studying the history and philosophy and theory of money — super critical to any economic theorizing.


Fitness and beyond

Titan.fitness — it is pretty amazing that you could buy a squat rack, which is good up to 2000 pounds, for only about $350 on the Titan.fitness website. 

I think 99% the difficulty that people have about getting fit is that going to the gym is too much of a hassle. For example, having to drive there, be stuck in traffic, stuck in a car, having to find parking, having to enter, worry about people stealing your stuff, or having to wait for your favorite squat rack. The best strategy is to just build your own home gym; you could just leave it inside your house or apartment, keep it in your front lawn or back lawn, or even your parking spot.

For example, a great innovation I’ve discovered is this Titan.fitness “independent squat stand” which I could just move around as I please. This is very useful because I have two parking spots, one is where I park my Prius, the other is where I leave my squat rack. But if for some reason somebody wants to spend the night or keep their car parked in my second parking spot, I could just easily move the squat stand!


Buy more bone marrow, not devices.

So the Apple Vision Pro is $3499 — the new high water mark. To me it ain’t that expensive–

We can all afford it,, the better question is “do I really want it or not?

For me,,,, I can afford a thousand Vision Pros but it just doesn’t interest me,,, no matter how hard I try.

A better thought:

Go to your local grocery market butcher and ask for bone marrow (Gelson’s in LA and the century city mall does it)

Bone marrow as the ultimate demigod food;; good enough for Achilles as a child! Bone marrow may actually be SUPERIOR to beef liver? My new thought.

Buy $3,499 worth of bone marrow,,, and your life and soul and destiny shall be transformed.

We humans don’t like having stuff on our head

A big big big big big note for VR — Meta, meta quest, Apple etc:

Nobody likes to put shit on their head —

Even Seneca age 3 hates putting on a baseball cap!

As a consequence — suggestion for Apple:

Make the iPhone, iPad insanely great again.

Personally I’m waiting for the iPad Pro M3 chip to come out before I upgrade — everything else seems lame.

Photo thoughts

New Fujfilm X100 is out which is good news — but why is the design the same? Boooooeing!

Fujifilm should have made a brand new all white color, or even a new matte black color,,, or even a matte pink or matte or shiny gold color.

Nobody cares for the internals,,, we buy it for the new design.

Heads up to Leica, Fujifilm, Sony, Apple Tesla etc:

Always be updating the new design.

For example the new Model 3 insanely great redesign — they’re selling like hotcakes! Also Cybertruck sales are off the roof!


Redesign Yourself

Perhaps a good idea —

Always redesign, and be redesigning yourself.

Prince, David Bowie Michael Jackson etc — Kanye, Jay Z, etc.

Better than redesigning your house home car etc … redesign yourself!

Also redesign your website, platform etc– a good approach.

Redesign your photography, art and creativity

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Solo thinking

  1. One man, one barbell (Texas power squat bar, monster squat bar)
  2. One man, one camera, one lens. Currently LUMIX G9, LUMIX pancake 14mm f2.5 lens

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Speculate in you!

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Apple Vision Pro? 

It’s weird when you really want to like something, and you try to force yourself to like it, but you cannot. This is my overall feeling towards the Apple Vision Pro; apparently the other day I learned that you cannot use Apple Vision Pro unless you have a prescription insert thing. This is a tragedy for people like myself who wear glasses; even oculus rift S was compatible to use with glasses on!

The demise of Apple?

I am probably the biggest Apple fanboy that I know, the biggest Steve Jobs fanboy. But even now, I have lost all passion and interest in essentially all of the products. Everything is so boring, same same, generic and played out. For example the other day my iPhone SE, the microphone got busted, and I went to the Apple in century city mall in LA, shout out to Jonathan Rosales — A++++ customer service from the technician Genius Bar– anyways, the microphone on my iPhone SE stopped working, and upon getting it inspected, Jonathan suggested that I just get a replacement iPhone SE for only $299 from the back.

It was a no-brainer. I busted out my credit card and gave him my old iPhone SE, with the broken microphone and also the messed up scratch screen, and I got a brand new iPhone SE, same configuration, and while I am glad that I have a working phone again, it all feels so lackluster and old and played out.

Lesson I got from my friend Todd Hata — you could just buy a refurbished iPhone mini directly on Amazon! This is what I should have done.

Or, you could buy a refurbished iPhone directly from the apple.com website, maybe it is a good idea to buy a refurbished iPhone Pro, with max one terabyte storage (1 TB) storage.

In fact, this is a device strategy that I’ve had, based on my IT background;

Best to buy a maxed out refurbished product, the most expensive maxed out refurbished old product and milk it until the end of time, rather than buy something brand new, bottom of the line or even middle of the line.

For example, maybe buying a maxed out iPhone pro refurbished on the Apple website with one terabyte of storage might be the most useful strategy.


Touch ID

Now that I’m super rich, something that is becoming a little bit more concerning to me is biometrics and data, security, two factor authentication etc.

For example, most of us now have text messaging to factor authentication enabled on our devices, but in theory, if somebody steals your phone and takes out your Sim card, technically they could access all of your financial and personal data.

To me, my only concern has to deal with my finances, nothing else. When people talk about getting your identity stolen or whatever, that doesn’t really concern me. The only thing which concerns me is getting my money stolen.

One of the good things about having an older iPhone with the thumbprint scanner is that I think it is actually more secure than Apple Face ID. There are funny stories that people 3-D printing out facial masks, and hacking into peoples phones, or even the joke is having somebody Apple face scan while they are sleeping or taking a nap or something.

Maybe for now, a thumbprint is the most secure thing. Even though the iPhone SE is not perfect, currently it may be the least bad iPhone out there. Either that or iPhone Mini.

90% Bitcoin, 10% Chainlink

Currently bitcoin is booming, it recently broke the 50,000, $51,000 a bitcoin barrier, which is always good news. Why? People get emotional about round numbers; this is why Apple prices the iPhone Pro at $999, rather than $1000 flat. it seems that we don’t like round numbers, we like it a little bit under or a little bit over.

For example, prices are significant one day go over the big hump.

Now that bitcoin is over 50,000, $51,000, it won’t be long until it goes back to $55,000 of bitcoin, $57,000 a bitcoin, $59,000 a bitcoin, $60,000 a bitcoin, and will soon and eventually break the $65,000 a bitcoin high watermark. Once it breaks that again, and it finally hit $70,000 a bitcoin, it is all just a pill from them. Then I don’t think we will balk any more at bitcoin being $100,000 a bitcoin, $150,000 a bitcoin, $200,000 a bitcoin, $300,000 a bitcoin, 400,000, 500,000, 1 million, 1.5 million, 3 million, 5 million, $10 million a bitcoin and beyond.

Therefore my simple strategy as of now is putting 90% of your crypto speculations into bitcoin, and other 10% into chainlink. Why chainlink? In the whole entire world of crypto, I think it might actually be the only interesting crypto technology platform or innovation there is. Everyone else is trying to become the next bitcoin, which seems like a poor strategy because honestly, there will never be another bitcoin.

The only issue with bitcoin is that it is too slow to transfer things. However a great innovation is the bitcoin lightning network, endorsed by Jack Dorsey and block.xyz.  this is also the same company that owns the square platform, cash app, and I suppose now tidal.

A just government and Republic? 

A republic is just a chimera — Galiani on Money

I feel that the most interesting book I’ve read of all time in anything regards to money or economics is Galiani ON MONEY. One of the Takeaway points is that at the end of the day, the most prosperous nation is the nation with the most just government and liberty — currently on the planet that is America, the United States of America.

Also, Galiani,  I think you wrote this book 400 years ago, talk a little bit about America, the Americans, the Quakers Boston and Pennsylvania how they only used paper money because America only traded with Britain at the time. Galiani said this was good because Quakers are trustworthy and kept their word.


Fitness and beyond

Titan.fitness — it is pretty amazing that you could buy a squat rack, which is good up to 2000 pounds, for only about $350 on the Titan.fitness website. 

I think 99% the difficulty that people have about getting fit is that going to the gym is too much of a hassle. For example, having to drive there, be stuck in traffic, stuck in a car, having to find parking, having to enter, Worry about people stealing your stuff, or having to wait for your favorite squat rack. The best strategy is to just build your own home gym; you could just leave it inside your house or apartment, keep it in your front lawn or back lawn, or even your parking spot.

For example, a great innovation I’ve discovered is this Titan.fitness “independent squat stand” which I could just move around as I please. This is very useful because I have two parking spots, one is where I park my Prius, the other is where I leave my squat rack. But if for some reason somebody wants to spend the night or keep their car parked in my second parking spot, I could just easily move the squat stand!


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  13. STREET PHOTOGRAPHY DOESN’T NEED TO HAVE PEOPLE IN IT.
  14. Why Street Photography is So Great
  15. WHY BECOME A STREET PHOTOGRAPHER?
  16. Society Photography, Not “Street” Photography
  17. How to Street Photography
  18. STREET PHOTOGRAPHY OPTIONALITY.
  19. 10 Street Photography Tips
  20. The Street Photographer as the Apex Photographer
  21. Street Photography & Adrenaline
  22. STREETTOGS STARTING GUIDE
  23. 50 Street Photography Tips by ERIC KIM
  24. What I Wish I Knew If I Started Street Photography All Over Again
  25. Photograph like it’s not a big deal
  26. Suburb Street Photography
  27. What is Our Personal Motivation Behind Street Photography?
  28. WHY I’M SO PASSIONATE ABOUT STREET PHOTOGRAPHY
  29. Personal Street Photography
  30. STREET PHOTOGRAPHY AS A PRACTICE.
  31. Pandemic Street Photography
  32. AIRPORT STREET PHOTOGRAPHY
  33. How to Shoot Street Photography Right Now
  34. Towards a More Independent Street Photography Approach
  35. How Street Photography Improves Your Life
  36. How to Tell Stories in Your Street Photos
  37. Face Street Photography
  38. How to Start Shooting Street Photography
  39. How to Shoot Street Photography During a Pandemic
  40. 7 Street Photography Assignment Ideas

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Become the best version of you

  1. Metabolism
  2. Diet, Health, and Fitness for Photographers
  3. My Experience Eating Only One Meal a Day
  4. How to Get Cut.

Entrepreneurship by KIM

Change and do, and build or do things differently … based on what you believe the ideal world *should* look like:

  1. Emotional Readiness is *Physical* Readiness?
  2. Annoyance & Entrepreneurship
  3. Why Doesn’t Anything Satisfy Me?
  4. ZERO FINANCIAL CONCERNS
  5. How to Gain Ascendancy
  6. Business vs Entrepreneurship?
  7. TAKE REAL CHANCES
  8. Making Money as a Hobby
  9. The Best Exercises for Entrepreneurs
  10. INCOME VS EXPENSES MONEY LIFESTYLE PHILOSOPHY
  11. Entrepreneurship is the privilege of being able to attempt something new
  12. How to Become More Influential
  13. The Point of Life is Entrepreneurship?
  14. How to Think Like an Entrepreneur
  15. Become the Outlier
  16. Self Reliance
  17. How to Extend Your Reach
  18. NEWS: How to Think Like an Entrepreneur
  19. PVP (Player vs Player)
  20. How I became so influential
  21. WE LOVE THE *SENSATION* OF RISK-TAKING
  22. WHY HIGH PROFIT MARGINS?
  23. INNOVATION THOUGHTS
  24. OVERCONFIDENCE IS GOOD.
  25. GARAGE ENTREPRENEURSHIP
  26. PERHAPS IT IS GOOD TO BE “DELUSIONAL”
  27. USE YOUR WEALTH TO BUY STUFF, OR TO BUILD AND INNOVATE STUFF?
  28. HOW TO THRIVE
  29. Target Demographic
  30. Ambition Over Happiness
  31. Anti Collaboration
  32. The Will to Economy
  33. Why New?
  34. CHOOSE ADRENALINE.
  35. No Looking Back.
  36. 1000x Different
  37. BECOME SPENDTHRIFT
  38. THE BENEFIT OF JUST ONE.
  39. EXTREME INNOVATION.
  40. Practicality is Boring
  41. BECOME YOUR OWN STANDARD.
  42. NEVER STOP ITERATING.
  43. CONDENSE.
  44. Take Lots of Small Financial Risks
  45. Control Over Convenience
  46. Why Are Chinese Companies So Innovative?
  47. INSANELY DIFFERENT.
  48. Why Doesn’t Anything Ever Satisfy Me?
  49. THE GREAT PASSION.
  50. Perhaps Dissatisfaction is Good
  51. ONE REP MAX.
  52. WHAT DO YOU *REALLY* WANT IN LIFE?
  53. LIFE IS ABOUT STRIVING FOR MORE.
  54. NEVER STOP LINKING.
  55. THE GREATEST.
  56. WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE!
  57. THE BEST IS YET TO COME.
  58. ERIC KIM CRITIQUE OF ROMANTICISM
  59. COMPLACENCY.
  60. JUST BUY IT.
  61. ALL ABOUT YOU.
  62. MOVE THE WORLD
  63. Boring or Not Boring?
  64. What if Your Past Self were Inferior to Your Present Self?
  65. THE PHILOSOPHY OF PROGRESS
  66. CULTURE IS YOUR ENEMY.
  67. Difficulty & Interest
  68. The Will to Expansion
  69. What is Work?
  70. SOUL IN THE GAME.
  71. JUST START IT.
  72. Not Boring
  73. PRIDE IN YOUR OWN NAME / BRAND
  74. AS MUCH AS YOU CAN TOLERATE.
  75. Speed is Paramount
  76. TAKE IT BACK TO THE BEGINNING.
  77. A Life With No Risk Taking is *NOT* a Life Worth Living
  78. Dissatisfaction is Good
  79. GREATER STRENGTH, GREATER CHALLENGES.
  80. In Praise of the New
  81. Uncorrupted Desires
  82. You Cannot Fake Passion
  83. SELF-OVERGOING
  84. FORM YOURSELF.
  85. Personal Entrepreneurship
  86. RELENTLESS.
  87. PUT YOUR NAME ON IT.
  88. A Life of Expansion
  89. SELF-ENTREPRENEURSHIP
  90. YOU ARE THE EXCEPTION.
  91. Use Your Life as an Experiment to Self-Develop Yourself to Heights Never Seen Before
  92. Invest in New Developments
  93. Investing Towards What End?
  94. The 90%/10% Principle in Entrepreneurship
  95. Speed Wins
  96. The Philosophy of Happiness
  97. When to Over-Estimate, When to Under-Estimate?
  98. Never Stop Iterating
  99. Money as a Tool for Life and Artistic Experimentation
  100. Less But More Premium
  101. Mainstream vs Low-Key Success
  102. Why Dissatisfaction is Good
  103. SEEK YOUR OWN PERSONAL MAXIMAL BENEFIT INSTEAD OF COMPLAINING
  104. Manifest Your Destiny
  105. Is it Best to *Not* Communicate Your Inner Thoughts or Ideas With Others?
  106. CREATE THINGS YOU WISH TO SEE MANIFESTED IN THE WORLD
  107. How to Do More Work
  108. CONTROL.
  109. Competition is for Losers
  110. Change.
  111. Your Competitive Advantage with Insanely Fast Wifi and High Speed Internet
  112. Pseudo Individualism
  113. Natural Internal Promoting vs External Promptings

Think for Yourself.

  1. Survival vs Thrivival
  2. Become Rich
  3. SECRETS.
  4. Why it is Better to Beg for Forgiveness than Ask for Permission
  5. Thinking About the Past Prevents You From Thinking About the Future
  6. How to Predict the Future
  7. Tools of Mass Distraction
  8. So What?

FREEDOM


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Productivity by KIM

  1. Tab Minimalism
  2. Minimum Viable Nap (MVN)
  3. OPTIMAL SIMPLICITY.
  4. Never Do Anything Which Feels Like “Work
  5. THE MORE DEVICES YOU GOT, THE LESS PRODUCTIVE YOU ARE.
  6. How to Become a More Efficient Photographer
  7. Productivity Isn’t a Duty
  8. Power-Expression, Not ‘Productivity’
  9. Least Activation Energy
  10. Efficient.
  11. Adrenaline Seeking Towards What Ends?
  12. Don’t Force Yourself to Write
  13. CAREPOWER.
  14. EXTREME ACTIVITY, EXTREME RECOVERY.
  15. INFINITE CREATIVE PRODUCTIVITY.
  16. Forcing Yourself *NOT* To Be Productive Takes More Skill than Forcing Yourself *TO* Be Productive
  17. HOW TO ENCOURAGE FLOW
  18. HOW I GET INTO THE ZONE
  19. Via Negativa Productivity
  20. My Personal Quest for the Simplest and Most Optimal Work Flow
  21. In Praise of Productivity
  22. Via Negativa Productivity
  23. APEX PRODUCTIVITY
  24. How I’m So Insanely Productive
  25. Why I’m So Productive
  26. Productivity Hack: Buy Treinta (30 Ounce) Cold Brew (No Water, No Ice) at Starbucks and ask for a Big Cup of (Free) Water
  27. How to Be More Productive
  28. Adblock for the Mind
  29. The Best Phone is No Phone
  30. As Late as Possible (ALAP)
  31. Physiology and Artistic Productivity Tips: Intermittent Fasting, Meat, Powerlifting, Coffee
  32. Productivity for Personal Freedom
  33. The Origin of Productivity
  34. The Physical Strength Required for Creative Productivity
  35. Via Negativa Productivity
  36. Why Do We Desire Perpetual Productivity?
  37. Productivity is Physiological Strength
  38. Perpetual Productivity
  39. True Productivity
  40. True Productivity is Powerful Work
  41. How to Become Insanely Productive.
  42. Meaningful Productivity
  43. How to Become a More Productive Photographer
  44. 8 Blogging Productivity Tips
  45. How to Be More Creatively Productive
  46. Offline Productivity
  47. The Productive Photographer is the Happiest Photographer!
  48. My Top 7 Photography Productivity Hacks

CRYPTO BY KIM

Brave new world for photographers and crypto:

  1. BITCOIN OR BUST
  2. BITCOIN THOUGHTS
  3. Bitcoin is Sexy
  4. Fuck the Banks!
  5. Ethereum?
  6. Why Chainlink?
  7. BIG AMOUNTS, SMALL AMOUNTS?
  8. CRYPTO, CRYPTOCURRENCY THOUGHTS.
  9. The Philosophy of Crypto
  10. BITCOIN SHALL BE THE LAST CRYPTO STANDING.
  11. Bitcoin Price Prediction
  12. Trust chainlink for the most accurate prices for bitcoin or any other crypto
  13. BITCOIN
  14. There is No Web 3.0
  15. 2 cents to 2 dollars?
  16. Crypto.com?
  17. Speculation vs Investing
  18. Building with Bitcoin
  19. DYNAMICS VS STATICS.
  20. How Do You Know if the Timing Is Right?
  21. BITCOIN IN THE NEWS
  22. BITCOIN & UNCERTAINTY
  23. Fake Money
  24. Why I Bought More Bitcoin (Again)
  25. How I Made Money with Crypto
  26. Better to buy Dogecoin then buy a Tesla
  27. NO LIMITS.
  28. ALL DIGITAL FUTURE.
  29. Digital over Physical Possessions
  30. DIGIBYTE.
  31. CHAINLINK.
  32. The Excitement of Starting from Zero
  33. HAPTIC INDUSTRIES NOW ACCEPTING CRYPTO AND BITCOIN
  34. In Praise of Crypto
  35. JUST BUY IT.
  36. Why I’m So Bullish on Bitcoin
  37. Bitcoin as the Simplest Cryptocurrency
  38. Why I bought (more) bitcoin
  39. Once You Become a Crypto Billionaire, Then What?
  40. Why Crypto is Under-Hyped
  41. The Joy of Speculation
  42. BITCOIN AND CRYPTOCURRENCY FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS
  43. Why I Bought Bitcoin
  44. Crypto Photography
  45. Crypto Thoughts
  46. On Making Money from Nothing
  47. BITCOIN THOUGHTS
  48. Bitcoin is Sexy
  49. Fuck the Banks!
  50. Ethereum?
  51. Why Chainlink?
  52. BIG AMOUNTS, SMALL AMOUNTS?
  53. CRYPTO, CRYPTOCURRENCY THOUGHTS.
  54. The Philosophy of Crypto
  55. BITCOIN SHALL BE THE LAST CRYPTO STANDING.
  56. Bitcoin Price Prediction
  57. Trust chainlink for the most accurate prices for bitcoin or any other crypto
  58. BITCOIN
  59. There is No Web 3.0
  60. 2 cents to 2 dollars?
  61. Crypto.com?
  62. Speculation vs Investing
  63. Building with Bitcoin
  64. DYNAMICS VS STATICS.
  65. How Do You Know if the Timing Is Right?
  66. BITCOIN IN THE NEWS
  67. BITCOIN & UNCERTAINTY
  68. Fake Money
  69. Why I Bought More Bitcoin (Again)
  70. How I Made Money with Crypto
  71. Better to buy Dogecoin then buy a Tesla
  72. NO LIMITS.
  73. ALL DIGITAL FUTURE.
  74. Digital over Physical Possessions
  75. DIGIBYTE.
  76. CHAINLINK.
  77. The Excitement of Starting from Zero
  78. HAPTIC INDUSTRIES NOW ACCEPTING CRYPTO AND BITCOIN
  79. In Praise of Crypto
  80. JUST BUY IT.
  81. Why I’m So Bullish on Bitcoin
  82. Bitcoin as the Simplest Cryptocurrency
  83. Why I bought (more) bitcoin
  84. Once You Become a Crypto Billionaire, Then What?
  85. Why Crypto is Under-Hyped
  86. The Joy of Speculation
  87. BITCOIN AND CRYPTOCURRENCY FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS
  88. Why I Bought Bitcoin
  89. Crypto Photography
  90. Crypto Thoughts
  91. On Making Money from Nothing

MONEY 101

  1. You Know You’re Truly Rich and Wealthy Once You Never *Think* About Money
  2. Money Thoughts
  3. Via Negativa Wealth
  4. Wealth is Mental
  5. Money Moves You
  6. How to Monetize My Passion
  7. Just Follow the Money
  8. My Money Philosophy
  9. Eternal fame and glory over money
  10. The Trillion Dollar Question: How to Make Money on the Internet Without Advertising?
  11. Entrepreneurship that Doesn’t Involve Money-Making?
  12. Money Ain’t Real
  13. Making Money for Fun, Not to Get Rich
  14. Why Money?

How to Become Rich

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SOCIOLOGY by KIM

  1. The Sociology of Economics
  2. Sociology vs Philosophy?
  3. SOCIAL DOMINANCE THEORY
  4. FLAT SOCIETY
  5. National vs Individual Pride
  6. Dystopia is a Utopia
  7. A NEW SOCIETY.
  8. THE DEEP INDIVIDUAL.
  9. Why is It So Hard for Us To Follow Our Gut and Instinct?
  10. Sociology of Comparison
  11. Mimetic Desires
  12. Interest in Humans or Objects?
  13. Social Stochastic Resonance
  14. How to Live Bravely in Today’s Brave New World and Society
  15. Arousal
  16. Is Humanity on the Decline?
  17. Social Innovations
  18. Society *Shouldn’t* Be Fair
  19. Why Society Doesn’t Want Free Thinkers and Free Livers
  20. Our New Soft Society
  21. HARD SOCIETY

Sociological Theory


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PHILOSOPHY BY KIM

IDEAS BY KIM

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

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