Photography 101

PHOTOGRAPHY 101

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  2. Photography Leisure
  3. FOCUS ON PHOTO
  4. Closer is Better
  5. POWER PHOTOGRAPHY
  6. Film Noir Compositions in Photography
  7. RAW PHOTOS.
  8. The Photographer as Story Teller
  9. Photograph Your Own History
  10. THE INTRINSIC JOY OF PHOTOGRAPHING
  11. My Desire to Become the Uber-Photographer
  12. How to Become a More Creative Photographer
  13. IMPACTFUL PHOTOGRAPHY
  14. My Higher Mission
  15. Photograph Human Affairs
  16. Why is Photography So Pleasurable?
  17. How to Shoot More Photos
  18. Why Do You Shoot Photos?
  19. Photo Zen Sublime
  20. Photo Wisdom
  21. How to Make a Digital Portfolio
  22. How to Master Photography
  23. Digital Photography 101
  24. My Photos
  25. Natural Photography
  26. Fit Your Photography Style to Your Personality Style, Not the Other Way Around
  27. 13 New Photography Assignment Ideas for You
  28. Photography Ideas
  29. Camera is God
  30. Put Your Hand In It!
  31. Even a Single Hair Casts Its Own Shadow
  32. PHOTOS RULE EVERYTHING AROUND ME
  33. Shoot More, Think Less.
  34. Why JPEG is Superior to RAW
  35. How to Have Inspiration and Motivation to Make New Photos
  36. Shoot the Sky
  37. The Art of Choosing Your Best Photos: How to Cull and Edit Down Your Portfolio
  38. The Art of Photography
  39. Never Stop Photographing
  40. Visual Kinesthesia
  41. Photography is Writing with Light
  42. In Praise of Shooting Intelligent Auto JPEG
  43. How I Mastered Photography
  44. PHOTOGRAPHY GAME
  45. Photography as Discovering Beauty in Unlikely Places
  46. What is the Secret of Making Great Photographs?
  47. Why Do You Do Photography?
  48. You’re an Artist.
  49. How to Edit Your Photos

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  5. 10 Tips How to Fill the Frame in Photography
  6. Look Up! 16 Photography Composition Perspective Tips
  7. 10 Simple Black and White Photography Tips
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  9. 5 Simple Street Photography Composition Tips
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  2. You’re (Already) a Photographer!
  3. 7 Tips How to Shoot More Photos
  4. Everything is Permitted in Photography!
  5. 20 Dark Tips How to Shoot Shadow Photos
  6. How to Give a Constructive Critique in Photography
  7. 15 Tips How to Shoot Better Selfies
  8. Photography is All a Matter of Perspective
  9. Photography Warmup Assignments
  10. 5 Simple Tips How to Take Better Pictures
  11. 10 Tips How to Shoot Better Architecture Photography
  12. 7 Reasons Why I Love Digital Medium-Format Photography
  13. My Experience Shooting Digital Medium Format in Street Photography
  14. My Experience Shooting my Friend Wedding on Digital Medium Format

Photography Techniques

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  3. The Fishing Technique in Street Photography
  4. The “Bookend” Technique in Street Photography

Everyday Photography

RICOH GR II selfie in mirror, double eye surreal. Prague, 2017
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The Masters of Photography

Prague, 1968. Josef Koudelka / Magnum Photos

Classics never die:

Over Thoughts

Over is better than under:


Over Achieve

When I was a kid growing up, to be a “overachiever“ was seen as a double edged sword; on one hand, it was greatly respected admired, a desired thing. Yet at the same time, a lot of kids would tease and make fun of kids who were “tryhard“. That in fact, trying “too” hard, and aiming to achieve was seen as a negatively bad thing.

It is my personal thought that to overachieve is a positively good thing. For example, can one imagine an Elon Musk who wasn’t an overachiever? Or a Kanye West who wasn’t was an overachiever? Or a Jay Z who wasn’t an overachiever?

What does it mean to achieve?

Achieve — head? Same as chief?

To (ad) caput?

What does it mean to achieve, and what are the logical consequences of it?

*kap- head. Same word as capital.

Achever— to finish, to complete.

I think in modern day English, or modern day times, to achieve is to seen as succeed, to be number one, to advance, and a lot of achievement notions typically comes from academics and academia. For example, to achieve or scholastic achievement has to deal with getting straight A’s, getting a 4.0 GPA or a beyond a 4.0 GPA, getting into high-ranking universities, scoring high on standardized testing etc.

A generalize way we could think about achievement it’s a simply set a personal goal on something, and obtain it. To seize it.

*kap- to seize, to hold.

Holding?

HODL — hold on for dear life, a notion that we get from the cryptocurrency world.

To hold. What does it mean to hold? To grip onto something, to grasp. It has to do with grip strength, and wrist strength.

In the world of finance and economics, holding onto assets, or in Texas “hold-‘em”— you have the option to hold.

Perhaps true hold is a really really good idea. To hold is a good idea in so far much as holding seems like a passive action, but in actuality, it is one of the most virtuous things that you could do. It takes courage and skill to hold, rather than to quickly buy or to sell, in which people over act.

For example one of my friends used to own 50 bitcoin, a while back, but this is when it was valued very low, and after a huge spike, he freaked out, and sold it all. Perhaps the better strategy was for him to just hold, hold it for a decade or two, and if that were the case, he would be able to quit his job and retire.

The courage to hold?

Seneca is currently two years, eight months old. A new trick you could do is when at the park with me, she can grab the chin up rings, grab it, and hold his body up off the floor! The other day at Barnes & Noble, when washing our hands, she was actually able to Hold and grasp the edge of the sink table, and successfully hold and suspend himself on it!

Holding strength?

Maybe this is a new thing we could innovate; to see how strong and how much you could hold?

Even my 1000 pound infamous atlas lift, part of it is a lifting motion, in which I lift the weight off of the rack with my shoulder and legs, but then I hold it up for a second or two before putting it down.

Even when I think about the strongman competitions, there is this Hercules pillar hold competition in which there are two columns, each about 1000 pounds, attached with chain and hand grip. The contestant simply sees how long he can hold the weights together, before his strength gives out.

Tenacity

Maybe also the most virtuous path to entrepreneurship is towards tenacity? How long can you hold and be tenacious?

Mimesis?

A concept I am trying to currently think through is about mimesis and mimetic theory. The general gist is this; which desires are implanted in us by society, and which are truly inherent and natural?

Why does it matter? In terms of achievement, what you want to achieve… we need to set some sort of goal. But, is the goal you are setting inherently interesting to you, or is it a goal which is seen as desirable by society?


The Philosophy of Durable, Durability

Durable. Durability. Even Nietzsche once said, “Durability is the first rate good amongst human beings!”

The importance of durable, durability?

An interesting epiphany that I had is that it seems that with modern day consumerism, durability is actually not what we seek. For example, nobody truly seeks a 100% durable iPhone that will last forever. Why? We need some sort of excuse to upgrade. I think the same thing is with cars; cars are fashion. The second our car has any issues, or needs an “upgrade“, we are very very happy to jump ship, and then to seek some sort of new solution.

Why does this matter?

Durabilis: Durable, lasting.

I think this matters for many different reasons. First and foremost, with everything in life, we need to posit some sort of desired ends and outcomes. Therefore, if we know what we seek, and what we desire, then we can better straight shot attain, obtain, and pursue that which we desire.

Becoming harder

Duro— harden, make hard.

Studying some etymology for the word durable, it seems that comes from the Latin, duro, which means harden, make hard.

Durus: looking further into the Proto Indo European, it seems that it means far, long. Deros— Sanskrit dura which means “far”. Long, extended.

I suppose there are several interesting interventions with this line of thought. First and foremost, then it seems that the desired end outcome is for us to go long. An extended range, and also, to last into the future. Long, extended can be seen as distance, or time and years.

Extended range as good!

Modular solutions

Durability doesn’t just mean to be hard, to be robust. The philosophy of durability is to last for a long time, or for us to use the framework an ecosystem for a long time.

For example, cameras. I am a huge fan of the Ricoh GR series cameras, as it is so small compact and powerful. Yet the durability is poor insofar much as the duration you could use it only seems to be about a year. After hard-core use, all of my Ricohs have broken.

Surprisingly, the Lumix G9 that I bought in 2019 while in Japan, has lasted. Something about how it was engineered, and also the fact that it is an interchangeable lens system means that if the lens breaks (mine did), I can simply swap out the lens, and I could still keep using the system.

Whereas with non-interchangeable, non-modular systems, if one component breaks, it is all broken.

The same thing goes with computers. Laptops are bad in so far much as at least with MacBook laptop, you can honestly swap out the parts. This means, if one component breaks, you’re screwed.

Durable investments?

What is a durable investment? If we think long, long-term, maybe it is best to think in the 30+ year time span.

For example, a simple thought: will bitcoin prices go up or down in 30 years? Will more people use cryptocurrency or less in 30 years? Or, will we use our phones more for financial things? Or less? Will finances become more digital, or paper hard cash based?

30 years from now, what will we still need? A habitat somewhere to live, food.

Nobody likes to think 30 years ahead, because we want to live in the now. Yet this is my simple thought:

Live today, insanely frugal and scrappy, Spartan. Yet in terms of your investments, think 30 years ahead, like a demigod.

Durable body?

In modern day society, we have a strange relationship with our bodies. We know that it is important and critical, yet, we sacrifice it for other things like money, prestige, “productivity”, mental faculties, building capital, etc.

Yet at the end of the day, none of these things are possible without our bodies. And also a reverse thought:

What is the opposite should be done? That the ultimate endgame is to beautify and strengthen our bodies to the maximum, and money and capital and all these other things were simply to aid that end goal?

For example, modern day work and office work. I think I got it figured out. Essentially you sacrifice your health and well-being for money.

For example, if you work in the modern day office job, doesn’t matter if it is an investment banker, lawyer, attorney, money manager, programmer, etc.… essentially what you are doing is prostituting your body mind and soul for greater money and capital gains. Let us consider the inordinate amount of time we spent sitting; sitting in a car when committing to work, or sitting in the train, or sitting in the bus, sitting in the metro, or sitting in the office, sitting at our computer office chair, sitting down in meetings, etc. And all of that time we spend indoors which is positively bad for our health.


Why ethics and morality is the hook and the snare

My general thought is that morality “ethics“, religious rules of conduct is essentially soft forms of coercion and power control. For example, these “rules“ governing our speech, our social behaviors, our comportment and how we leverage and carry our bodies, what we do what we say, what we don’t do what we don’t say, what we desire what we don’t desire etc. Essentially almost 99% of our physical or mental activities is directed towards some other ends, which is often not our own.

For example, Confucianism. This ridiculous idea that no matter what, whether good or bad, one must always respect their elders. But why? Once again, another form of social control.

Or, the notion of “saving money“, or “not wasting“ water, electricity, etc. Yet once again, why are these things considered a virtue?


Crypto Thoughts

CRYPTO BY KIM

Brave new world for photographers and crypto:

  1. BITCOIN SHALL BE THE LAST CRYPTO STANDING.
  2. Bitcoin Price Prediction
  3. Trust chainlink for the most accurate prices for bitcoin or any other crypto
  4. BITCOIN
  5. There is No Web 3.0
  6. 2 cents to 2 dollars?
  7. Crypto.com?
  8. Speculation vs Investing
  9. Building with Bitcoin
  10. DYNAMICS VS STATICS.
  11. How Do You Know if the Timing Is Right?
  12. BITCOIN IN THE NEWS
  13. BITCOIN & UNCERTAINTY
  14. Fake Money
  15. Why I Bought More Bitcoin (Again)
  16. How I Made Money with Crypto
  17. Better to buy Dogecoin then buy a Tesla
  18. NO LIMITS.
  19. ALL DIGITAL FUTURE.
  20. Digital over Physical Possessions
  21. DIGIBYTE.
  22. CHAINLINK.
  23. The Excitement of Starting from Zero
  24. HAPTIC INDUSTRIES NOW ACCEPTING CRYPTO AND BITCOIN
  25. In Praise of Crypto
  26. JUST BUY IT.
  27. Why I’m So Bullish on Bitcoin
  28. Bitcoin as the Simplest Cryptocurrency
  29. Why I bought (more) bitcoin
  30. Once You Become a Crypto Billionaire, Then What?
  31. Why Crypto is Under-Hyped
  32. The Joy of Speculation
  33. BITCOIN AND CRYPTOCURRENCY FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS
  34. Why I Bought Bitcoin
  35. Crypto Photography
  36. Crypto Thoughts
  37. On Making Money from Nothing

The Philosophy of Durable, Durability

Durable. Durability. Even Nietzsche once said, “Durability is the first rate good amongst human beings!”

The importance of durable, durability?

An interesting epiphany that I had is that it seems that with modern day consumerism, durability is actually not what we seek. For example, nobody truly seeks a 100% durable iPhone that will last forever. Why? We need some sort of excuse to upgrade. I think the same thing is with cars; cars are fashion. The second our car has any issues, or needs an “upgrade“, we are very very happy to jump ship, and then to seek some sort of new solution.

Why does this matter?

Durabilis: Durable, lasting.

I think this matters for many different reasons. First and foremost, with everything in life, we need to posit some sort of desired ends and outcomes. Therefore, if we know what we seek, and what we desire, then we can better straight shot attain, obtain, and pursue that which we desire.

Becoming harder

Duro— harden, make hard.

Studying some etymology for the word durable, it seems that comes from the Latin, duro, which means harden, make hard.

Durus: looking further into the Proto Indo European, it seems that it means far, long. Deros— Sanskrit dura which means “far”. Long, extended.

I suppose there are several interesting interventions with this line of thought. First and foremost, then it seems that the desired end outcome is for us to go long. An extended range, and also, to last into the future. Long, extended can be seen as distance, or time and years.

Extended range as good!

Modular solutions

Durability doesn’t just mean to be hard, to be robust. The philosophy of durability is to last for a long time, or for us to use the framework an ecosystem for a long time.

For example, cameras. I am a huge fan of the Ricoh GR series cameras, as it is so small compact and powerful. Yet the durability is poor insofar much as the duration you could use it only seems to be about a year. After hard-core use, all of my Ricohs have broken.

Surprisingly, the Lumix G9 that I bought in 2019 while in Japan, has lasted. Something about how it was engineered, and also the fact that it is an interchangeable lens system means that if the lens breaks (mine did), I can simply swap out the lens, and I could still keep using the system.

Whereas with non-interchangeable, non-modular systems, if one component breaks, it is all broken.

The same thing goes with computers. Laptops are bad in so far much as at least with MacBook laptop, you can honestly swap out the parts. This means, if one component breaks, you’re screwed.

Durable investments?

Durable body?

Over Achieve

When I was a kid growing up, to be a “overachiever“ was seen as a double edged sword; on one hand, it was greatly respected admired, a desired thing. Yet at the same time, a lot of kids would tease and make fun of kids who were “tryhard“. That in fact, trying “too” hard, and aiming to achieve was seen as a negatively bad thing.

It is my personal thought that to overachieve is a positively good thing. For example, can one imagine an Elon Musk who wasn’t an overachiever? Or a Kanye West who wasn’t was an overachiever? Or a Jay Z who wasn’t an overachiever?

What does it mean to achieve?

Achieve — head? Same as chief?

To (ad) caput?

What does it mean to achieve, and what are the logical consequences of it?

*kap- head. Same word as capital.

Achever— to finish, to complete.

I think in modern day English, or modern day times, to achieve is to seen as succeed, to be number one, to advance, and a lot of achievement notions typically comes from academics and academia. For example, to achieve or scholastic achievement has to deal with getting straight A’s, getting a 4.0 GPA or a beyond a 4.0 GPA, getting into high-ranking universities, scoring high on standardized testing etc.

A generalize way we could think about achievement it’s a simply set a personal goal on something, and obtain it. To seize it.

*kap- to seize, to hold.

Holding?

HODL — hold on for dear life, a notion that we get from the cryptocurrency world.

To hold. What does it mean to hold? To grip onto something, to grasp. It has to do with grip strength, and wrist strength.

In the world of finance and economics, holding onto assets, or in Texas “hold-‘em”— you have the option to hold.

Perhaps true hold is a really really good idea. To hold is a good idea in so far much as holding seems like a passive action, but in actuality, it is one of the most virtuous things that you could do. It takes courage and skill to hold, rather than to quickly buy or to sell, in which people over act.

For example one of my friends used to own 50 bitcoin, a while back, but this is when it was valued very low, and after a huge spike, he freaked out, and sold it all. Perhaps the better strategy was for him to just hold, hold it for a decade or two, and if that were the case, he would be able to quit his job and retire.

The courage to hold?

Seneca is currently two years, eight months old. A new trick you could do is when at the park with me, she can grab the chin up rings, grab it, and hold his body up off the floor! The other day at Barnes & Noble, when washing our hands, she was actually able to Hold and grasp the edge of the sink table, and successfully hold and suspend himself on it!

Holding strength?

Maybe this is a new thing we could innovate; to see how strong and how much you could hold?

Even my 1000 pound infamous atlas lift, part of it is a lifting motion, in which I lift the weight off of the rack with my shoulder and legs, but then I hold it up for a second or two before putting it down.

Even when I think about the strongman competitions, there is this Hercules pillar hold competition in which there are two columns, each about 1000 pounds, attached with chain and hand grip. The contestant simply sees how long he can hold the weights together, before his strength gives out.

Tenacity

Maybe also the most virtuous path to entrepreneurship is towards tenacity? How long can you hold and be tenacious?

Mimesis?

A concept I am trying to currently think through is about mimesis and mimetic theory. The general gist is this; which desires are implanted in us by society, and which are truly inherent and natural?

Why does it matter? In terms of achievement, what you want to achieve… we need to set some sort of goal. But, is the goal you are setting inherently interesting to you, or is it a goal which is seen as desirable by society?

Hate and Hatred?

We hate things and people we cannot control.

The genesis of hate and hatred: fear of the unknown, or fear of that which we cannot control?

Theory:

Hate is just fear in disguise.

Another theory:

Hate is just admiration in disguise?

ETHICS by KIM

Your Own Personal Code of Ethics

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  2. How to Become a Great Man
  3. BETTER TO FOLLOW YOUR GUT AND BE WRONG THAN DISOBEY YOUR GUT AND BE RIGHT
  4. “I CAN’T BE FUCKED.”
  5. Carte Blanche Ethics
  6. Toxic People
  7. Why Are We So Into Other People
  8. Just focus on yourself and your own life
  9. Perfect morals and ethics is following your own gut
    WHY ETIQUETTE?
  10. NO BLAME, JUST CAUSE AND EFFECT.
  11. Ignorance Takes Courage
  12. TREAT OTHERS CARTE BLANCHE
  13. Don’t give people what they want or what you *think* they want, give them what you think they *should* have.
  14. Anti Small
  15. Disdain or Admiration?
  16. Beware Those With Good Intentions
  17. STUBBORN x FLEXIBLE
  18. ETHICS ARE VIA NEGATIVA
  19. OBEDIENCE & DISCIPLINE
  20. The Motive of Criticism
  21. Ethics are Social
  22. Anti Role Models
  23. What is Greed?
  24. On Having the Courage to Make Your Own Decisions
  25. How *NOT* to Get Duped or Suckered
  26. Why Help Others?
  27. The Duty of the Strong
  28. Why I’m So Intolerant Towards Intolerance
  29. The Ethics of Criticizing Others
  30. Consult Your Own Conscience
  31. The Ethics of Shit Talking
  32. The Ethics of Personal Enrichment
  33. I’m Easily Distracted
  34. On Forming Your Own Opinion
  35. ERIC KIM Philosophy of Tolerance
  36. Tolerance
  37. Aesthetics are Ethics
  38. Morality and Ethics

Durable Ideas

The Philosophy of Durable, Durability

Durable. Durability. Even Nietzsche once said, “Durability is the first rate good amongst human beings!”

The importance of durable, durability?

An interesting epiphany that I had is that it seems that with modern day consumerism, durability is actually not what we seek. For example, nobody truly seeks a 100% durable iPhone that will last forever. Why? We need some sort of excuse to upgrade. I think the same thing is with cars; cars are fashion. The second our car has any issues, or needs an “upgrade“, we are very very happy to jump ship, and then to seek some sort of new solution.

Why does this matter?

Durabilis: Durable, lasting.

I think this matters for many different reasons. First and foremost, with everything in life, we need to posit some sort of desired ends and outcomes. Therefore, if we know what we seek, and what we desire, then we can better straight shot attain, obtain, and pursue that which we desire.

Becoming harder

Duro— harden, make hard.

Studying some etymology for the word durable, it seems that comes from the Latin, duro, which means harden, make hard.

Durus: looking further into the Proto Indo European, it seems that it means far, long. Deros— Sanskrit dura which means “far”. Long, extended.

I suppose there are several interesting interventions with this line of thought. First and foremost, then it seems that the desired end outcome is for us to go long. An extended range, and also, to last into the future. Long, extended can be seen as distance, or time and years.

Extended range as good!

Modular solutions

Durability doesn’t just mean to be hard, to be robust. The philosophy of durability is to last for a long time, or for us to use the framework an ecosystem for a long time.

For example, cameras. I am a huge fan of the Ricoh GR series cameras, as it is so small compact and powerful. Yet the durability is poor insofar much as the duration you could use it only seems to be about a year. After hard-core use, all of my Ricohs have broken.

Surprisingly, the Lumix G9 that I bought in 2019 while in Japan, has lasted. Something about how it was engineered, and also the fact that it is an interchangeable lens system means that if the lens breaks (mine did), I can simply swap out the lens, and I could still keep using the system.

Whereas with non-interchangeable, non-modular systems, if one component breaks, it is all broken.

The same thing goes with computers. Laptops are bad in so far much as at least with MacBook laptop, you can honestly swap out the parts. This means, if one component breaks, you’re screwed.

Durable investments?

Durable body?

Over Achieve

When I was a kid growing up, to be a “overachiever“ was seen as a double edged sword; on one hand, it was greatly respected admired, a desired thing. Yet at the same time, a lot of kids would tease and make fun of kids who were “tryhard“. That in fact, trying “too” hard, and aiming to achieve was seen as a negatively bad thing.

It is my personal thought that to overachieve is a positively good thing. For example, can one imagine an Elon Musk who wasn’t an overachiever? Or a Kanye West who wasn’t was an overachiever? Or a Jay Z who wasn’t an overachiever?

What does it mean to achieve?

Achieve — head? Same as chief?

To (ad) caput?

What does it mean to achieve, and what are the logical consequences of it?

*kap- head. Same word as capital.

Achever— to finish, to complete.

I think in modern day English, or modern day times, to achieve is to seen as succeed, to be number one, to advance, and a lot of achievement notions typically comes from academics and academia. For example, to achieve or scholastic achievement has to deal with getting straight A’s, getting a 4.0 GPA or a beyond a 4.0 GPA, getting into high-ranking universities, scoring high on standardized testing etc.

A generalize way we could think about achievement it’s a simply set a personal goal on something, and obtain it. To seize it.

*kap- to seize, to hold.

Holding?

HODL — hold on for dear life, a notion that we get from the cryptocurrency world.

To hold. What does it mean to hold? To grip onto something, to grasp. It has to do with grip strength, and wrist strength.

In the world of finance and economics, holding onto assets, or in Texas “hold-‘em”— you have the option to hold.

Perhaps true hold is a really really good idea. To hold is a good idea in so far much as holding seems like a passive action, but in actuality, it is one of the most virtuous things that you could do. It takes courage and skill to hold, rather than to quickly buy or to sell, in which people over act.

For example one of my friends used to own 50 bitcoin, a while back, but this is when it was valued very low, and after a huge spike, he freaked out, and sold it all. Perhaps the better strategy was for him to just hold, hold it for a decade or two, and if that were the case, he would be able to quit his job and retire.

The courage to hold?

Seneca is currently two years, eight months old. A new trick you could do is when at the park with me, she can grab the chin up rings, grab it, and hold his body up off the floor! The other day at Barnes & Noble, when washing our hands, she was actually able to Hold and grasp the edge of the sink table, and successfully hold and suspend himself on it!

Holding strength?

Maybe this is a new thing we could innovate; to see how strong and how much you could hold?

Even my 1000 pound infamous atlas lift, part of it is a lifting motion, in which I lift the weight off of the rack with my shoulder and legs, but then I hold it up for a second or two before putting it down.

Even when I think about the strongman competitions, there is this Hercules pillar hold competition in which there are two columns, each about 1000 pounds, attached with chain and hand grip. The contestant simply sees how long he can hold the weights together, before his strength gives out.

Tenacity

Maybe also the most virtuous path to entrepreneurship is towards tenacity? How long can you hold and be tenacious?

Mimesis?

A concept I am trying to currently think through is about mimesis and mimetic theory. The general gist is this; which desires are implanted in us by society, and which are truly inherent and natural?

Why does it matter? In terms of achievement, what you want to achieve… we need to set some sort of goal. But, is the goal you are setting inherently interesting to you, or is it a goal which is seen as desirable by society?

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  2. THERE IS SO MUCH OF THE WORLD TO PHOTOGRAPH!
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  4. What Slows You Down?
  5. Meta Editing
  6. Move Mass
  7. What’s “Cool”?
  8. No In-Between
  9. Independent Aspirations
  10. COMPULSION.
  11. *BEYOND* PERFECT.
  12. BUY BOOKS WHEN YOU WANT TO BUY GEAR.
  13. How to Make More Photos
  14. JUST MAKE MORE PHOTOS.
  15. MY DESIRE TO CAPTURE IT ALL.
  16. VISUAL DETOX.
  17. Photography is Our Addiction
  18. A BILLION PHOTOS
  19. THE MOTIVATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER.
  20. CURIOUS.
  21. PROVOKE.
  22. How to Do More Photography
  23. PRACTICE.
  24. TURBOCHARGE YOURSELF, TURBOCHARGE OTHERS.
  25. LIFE IS ALL UPSIDE, NO DOWNSIDE.
  26. PHOTO TURBO THOUGHTS
  27. No Such Thing as Good or Bad; Simply Stimulating or Not Stimulating
  28. The Best Genre is No Genre
  29. The Key to Photographic Motivation
  30. Pacifying Media, Motivational Media
  31. Our Hunger for New Experiences
  32. Mental Motivation
  33. ALL ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY.
  34. The Photographer as Creator
  35. Create *BEYOND* Yourself
  36. Let Your Curiosity Drive Your Photography
  37. LOVE YOUR PHOTOS.
  38. Abstract Monochrome Photography
  39. SHOOT WITHOUT THINKING.
  40. Just Have Fun With Photography
  41. Wu-Wei Effortless Motivation
  42. CONSISTENCY x NOVELTY
  43. Easily Bored?
  44. Face Photography
  45. How to Become More Self-Motivated in Your Photography
  46. YOUR OWN PHOTOS ARE THE BEST PHOTOS.
  47. On Sharing Your Favorite Photos
  48. UBERABUNDANCE.
  49. Peak Photographic Productivity
  50. When to Review Your Photos
  51. Serotonin and Photos
  52. The Photos You Have Yet Shot are Your Most Important Photos
  53. 3 Tips How to Master Photography
  54. Do You Like Your Own Photos?
  55. The Beauty of Mundane, Everyday Moments
  56. Reasons Why to Be Optimistic About the Future
  57. A Photography-Full Future
  58. The More You Shoot, the Better
  59. How Many Photos Should You Shoot Everyday?
  60. Why Do We Love Motion?
  61. Now is Your Chance to Shoot History in the Making
  62. Photo by Photo
  63. How and Why Photography Remains So Interesting to Me
  64. How to Conquer Your Inner Photographic Critic
  65. Thoughts on HDR Photography
  66. New Year, New Photos
  67. Why Exhibit Your Photos?
  68. Photography is Visual Poetry
  69. What’s the Purpose of Art?
  70. Why Do We Photographers Have Such a Hard Time Staying Inspired and Motivated?
  71. On Becoming a More Optimistic Photographer
  72. Philosophy of Weather
  73. How to Become a More Optimistic Photographer and Human
  74. You Are a Creative Photographer
  75. JUST SHARE YOUR ARTISTIC PROCESS WITH OTHERS.
  76. What Motivates Me to Shoot?
  77. How to Maximize Yourself to the Fullest
  78. HOW TO MOVE AND MOTIVATE PEOPLE
  79. Autotelic Photography
  80. The more I go out and photograph the world, the more interesting and beautiful the world becomes
  81. Why Photographers Have Such Low Self-Esteem
  82. ERIC KIM MOTIVATION
  83. Why Am I So Unmotivated?
  84. EVERY DAY IS A NEW DAY
  85. WHY ARE YOU SO UNMOTIVATED?
  86. Movement is Motivation
  87. How to Motivate Myself to Make New Photos
  88. Never Stop Optimizing
  89. How to Help and Motivate Others
  90. Feed On Your Own Photos; Let Them Nourish You!
  91. Competition is for Suckers
  92. A Future Without Travel
  93. How Google Can Improve Your Photography
  94. DEVELOP YOURSELF.
  95. NEVER STOP MOVING!
  96. How I Self-Motivate Myself
  97. Every Day the Sun is Birthed Anew
  98. A Life Without Photography Isn’t a Life Worth Living
  99. WIN.
  100. 8 Practical Photography Assignments for You
  101. Tabula Rasa, Blank Slate, Carte Blanche
  102. RELENTLESS
  103. LIFE IS THE ULTIMATE RPG
  104. HYPER VIGOR
  105. FRESH AIR PHOTOS
  106. WHO IS GONNA THRIVE IN TODAY’S BRAVE NEW WORLD?
  107. ARTISTIC OPTIMISM
  108. PASSION, not Discipline
  109. Better Bad Photos than No Photos
  110. The Empowering Feeling of Failure
  111. To Be Human is to Move
  112. Enjoy the Process
  113. Better Bad Photos than No Photos
  114. Why Keep Making New Art and Photos, Indefinitely?
  115. Photography Motivation: What if There is Nothing Interesting to Photograph?
  116. Move First, Motivation Later
  117. Motivation Follows the Action
  118. In Praise of Heroes
  119. 5 Tips How to Boost Your Creativity
  120. How to Have Inspiration to Take Photos in the Suburbs
  121. Anything that Motivates You to Move is Good!
  122. The Productive Photographer is the Happiest Photographer!
  123. Make Today Count!
  124. How to Break Through Photographer’s Block
  125. The Joyful Photographer
  126. The Dancing Photographer
  127. The Kaizen Process of Gradual Self-Improvement in Photography
  128. It is Your Duty to Make Beautiful Pictures!
  129. Making Pictures IS Happiness!
  130. NO EXCUSES.
  131. The Pomodoro Photography Technique
  132. The ABC of Photography
  133. Just Shoot It.
  134. How to Change the World With Photography
  135. How to Find Inspiration in Photography and Life
  136. How to Overcome Resistance
  137. Create Against the Past
  138. How I Motivate Myself to Make Photos
  139. Wear Your Camera Like a Necklace or Bracelet
  140. Have Your Photos Come to You
  141. How to Level Up in Your Photography
  142. How Not to Give a Fuck of What Others Think of You
  143. How to Overcome Procrastination in Your Photography
  144. How to Reinspire Your Photography
  145. What is Your Mission in Photography and Life?
  146. How to Overcome Photographer’s Block
  147. Be a Photographer Now
  148. How to Overcome Boredom with Photography
  149. Never Stop Growing as a Photographer
  150. Why Do You Need “Inspiration” to Shoot?
  151. Just Shoot.
  152. 5 Things to Do If You’ve Lost Your Passion for Photography
  153. How to Have Unshakeable Confidence in Yourself
  154. Don’t Give Up On Your Dream
  155. Don’t Waste Your Potential
  156. Unlock Your Potential
  157. Empower Others With Your Photography
  158. Why You Shouldn’t Follow Your Passion in Photography

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Economics by KIM

  1. What is Capitalism?
  2. Pride in What You Paid For
  3. On Making Money from Nothing
  4. Save Money Towards What Ends?
  5. No Regret Investment

Money thoughts:

  1. DONT BUY IT, BUILD IT!
  2. Silver US Dollar
  3. THE PHILOSOPHY OF MONEY
  4. THE FUTURE OF MONEY
  5. Price Insensitive
  6. WHY JOBS?
  7. The Future Economy
  8. What is Money?
  9. Individual Economics

The Philosophy of Money

  1. How to Become Economically Independent
  2. Economic Dependency
  3. It’s the Economy, Stupid
  4. ERIC KIM PHILOSOPHY OF MONEY
  5. Debt is the Devil
  6. Capitalism is Cruel
  7. In Praise of Capitalism and Consumerism
  8. Capitalism as the Road to Tolerance
  9. DIGITAL CAPITALISM
  10. Capitalism 2.0
  11. In Praise of Capitalism
  12. CREATIVE CAPITALISM
  13. ZEN CAPITALISM
  14. Universal Basic Income

LIFESTYLE by KIM

  1. Outrage Porn
  2. Photography *IS* Our Lifestyle
  3. DAILY.
  4. EFFIENCY.
  5. Parallel Living
  6. Towards a Streamlined Lifestyle
  7. Life Design
  8. What’s the Best Life or Mode of Existence?
  9. More Interesting or Less Interesting?
  10. Lifestyle Design
  11. CRAFT YOUR OWN IDEAL FUTURE.
  12. All Information is Information
  13. Natural Light and Health
  14. Minimum Viable Thriving
  15. Good Homes Over Good Cars
  16. Sleep is Godlike
  17. Dynamic Lifestyle
  18. What is the Ideal Home?
  19. Lifestyle?
  20. ERIC KIM QUARANTINE LIFESTYLE
  21. In Praise of a Choice Minimal Lifestyle
  22. BETA LIFESTYLE
  23. In Praise of a Ghetto Lifestyle
  24. Park Lifestyle

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STREET PHOTOGRAPHY 101

  1. Street Photography Mastery
  2. How I Became the Greatest Street Photographer Alive
  3. Antifragile Photography
  4. How to Conquer Your Fears in Street Photography
  5. INSANELY AUDACIOUS AND BOLD
  6. 5 Simple Street Photography Techniques
  7. STREET PHOTOGRAPHER.
  8. The Street Photographer Ideal
  9. 50 Street Photography Tips, Techniques and Ideas
  10. Street Photography Values
  11. STREET PHOTOGRAPHY DOESN’T NEED TO HAVE PEOPLE IN IT.
  12. Why Street Photography is So Great
  13. WHY BECOME A STREET PHOTOGRAPHER?
  14. Society Photography, Not “Street” Photography
  15. How to Street Photography
  16. STREET PHOTOGRAPHY OPTIONALITY.
  17. 10 Street Photography Tips
  18. The Street Photographer as the Apex Photographer
  19. Street Photography & Adrenaline
  20. STREETTOGS STARTING GUIDE
  21. 50 Street Photography Tips by ERIC KIM
  22. What I Wish I Knew If I Started Street Photography All Over Again
  23. Photograph like it’s not a big deal
  24. Suburb Street Photography
  25. What is Our Personal Motivation Behind Street Photography?
  26. WHY I’M SO PASSIONATE ABOUT STREET PHOTOGRAPHY
  27. Personal Street Photography
  28. STREET PHOTOGRAPHY AS A PRACTICE.
  29. Pandemic Street Photography
  30. AIRPORT STREET PHOTOGRAPHY
  31. How to Shoot Street Photography Right Now
  32. Towards a More Independent Street Photography Approach
  33. How Street Photography Improves Your Life
  34. How to Tell Stories in Your Street Photos
  35. Face Street Photography
  36. How to Start Shooting Street Photography
  37. How to Shoot Street Photography During a Pandemic
  38. 7 Street Photography Assignment Ideas

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PHILOSOPHY BY KIM

Essays by KIM

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

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