I’m in London right now, was in Amsterdam a few days ago, and Paris just before that… but I had just moved to Panama.
I had about 10 minutes notice before I decided to take a flight from Panama to Paris, but I managed to take everything I own with me on the flight… and I didn’t have to check a bag. In fact, I didn’t even have to use the overhead bins!
I can now completely uproot my life and fit everything I need in the economy class seat in front of me.
It took a while to get to this point, and by no means was it easy for me to get here, but it feels like second nature to me now, and I feel like the age of globalism is racing towards us faster than imaginable as airline prices go down and more people become “global citizens”. …
Mission: To ensure that humanity attains an endlessly sustainable utopia.
I believe that if all people altruistically strive to be truly happy and attain self-transcendence, that human ingenuity and creativity will compound into an unstoppable river of incredible ephemeral experiences.
Time and resources are limited, so we should pragmatically direct our focus on the most influential and powerful places available.
We should help companies, with leaders who share similar ideals of building utopia, convert their internal structure to be a highly competitive technologically oriented company that makes decisions off of first-principles, in order to bring maximum long-term happiness and satisfaction to their employees. …
I’ve started thinking heliocentric.
That doesn’t actually mean anything, but I guess what I mean by that is we should zoom out and question what we believe in today.
Today is just another data-point in history.
Back in the 1500s, people thought that humanity roughly knew how things worked. Think about how little they knew relative to what we know today…
Copernicus was like “Guys the Earth goes around the Sun!” and no one really got it.
What makes this point in history so different from then?
So if we haven’t figured it all out, then what are we missing?
We’re sitting on our tiny pale blue dot spaceship, in an inconceivably massive playground that’s so big that we can’t even look at it all because the rules of the playground say that light travels too slowly to see everything. …
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Be grounded in reality
Stay open minded
Accept your circumstances
Shed your negativity
Embrace your creativity
Lose yourself in helping others
Okay, here’s my actual logical argument
You think therefore you are
There are many different types of thoughts, list them all out
If your existence is simply your thoughts, then you should maximize your ‘good’ thoughts
So what are good thoughts?
Good thoughts are those which maximze true happiness and self-transcendence
Now here’s why
All of the pleasure that you feel can be boiled down to experiences which are brought on by the help of others
List different examples of pleasurable experiences
Show how other people built you to a point where you were able to experience that pleasure
So why can’t we spend all of our time embracing pleasurable experiences?
Because there are a core set of constraints that we have as humans
Here’s how one could engineer their way to automate away all of those constraints, at scale (first principles)
So now that you have tons of free time to do whatever you want, what should you do?
You can either choose to escape your life or live it to its fullest potential
I personally have experienced a level of joy which gave me purpose to live
And a core part of that joy came from seeing all of the incredible things that others have built
Therefore I will dedicate my life to building things which help others build incredible things with their creativity
And if I can share that level of pure joy of celebrating life, that I personally have felt, with others, then hopefully it will send out a ripple that resonates with all humans to attempt to maximize their human…
How Alex’s brain works: An outline of my recently developed philosophy.
Alex has a lot of existential dread. He doesn’t think that life has any purpose — he thinks that it’s all one big joke… but that’s what’s so god damn fun about it! Because it’s all a big fucking game and you can do literally whatever you want. Literally fucking anything. All you have to do is find your good vibes people who also want to do shit.
So what does Alex want? All he wants is for his homies to have a good time. The people who look out for each other. The people who understand other people’s struggles. The people who are fucking positive. The people who help one another out in life. The people grounded in fucking reality. The people who want to make the world incredible. The people who think different. The people who say fuck it and choose to make shit better, and fuck everyone else, they can catch up later. …
Hey, I’m not quite sure yet if I’m a fan of Medium. Their text is a bit too big, and I wish it was left-adjusted, as text appears in Facebook and Quora, because I think it’s actually easier to read it that way.
But these posts do look pretty slick, so maybe I will prefer this. It would also help a lot because that means I don’t have to build my own blogging infrastructure.
Typing actually is pretty nice.
I do enjoy it.
Why won’t it scroll down, I hate how it doesn’t let me scroll past where I…