Everything I know
I try to live my life
enjoying each moment
and moving towards the
future I want
probably live only one life
. So best
make it count
We live infinitely; the soul is the energy that cannot be destroyed and the physical body is merely a vesicle.
Life is something & yet nothing at the same time. Once you transcend basic levels of consciousness & reach this ‘awakening’ to reality there’s nothing else to do but go ON with THIS reality. Humans tend to respond to this shift of thought drastically & humanely so we over think, & over complicate things that don't need further complication. Once you realize that everything that there is & everything that ever will be along with everything that ever was, IS YOU then there’s nothing else to do but to live this life fully. Alan Watts talks about this a lot & if you have any issues with learning this ‘awakening’ I recommend listening to various lectures & recordings by this man as I think he definitely got “it” & is one of several who explain it all so clearly.
Treat people as if they are in a sensitive and malleable emotional state all the time. You have the power to uplift friends and strangers with every interaction, large or small.
Life isn't meant to be easy. Everyone suffers in different ways. You don't deserve to be happy since the nature of reality is slow degradation of your life. Don't over estimate other people's happiness compared to your own. Life is hard for all of us. And let me tell you my friend, solitude is a blessing. It is an opportunity to discover more of yourself and your soul. And ultimately, you will always be alone whether you're in a crowded dance club or in the middle of the desert. Stop worrying about being alone. Fill your time with your passions and life will build itself around you so that you are at least slightly less miserable.
Always feeling like you are in a race with other people is not a good way to live a life.
The Mystery of life isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to experience.
The meaning of life is to give life meaning. You don't have to do anything, but it's actually quite hard to do nothing for long. The Universe keeps changing and flowing, and we're along for the ride. Your consciousness is absolutely absurd. Focus inward and on the present moment, be with your breath and body. The direction will present itself to you, unveiling bit by bit. We have many small decisions each day that add up to what we are, based on what is handed to us. Be kind, be the Light, and the rest will come to you.
How to ruin your life: Make your permanent decisions based on temporary feelings.
A lot of people make the mistake of trying to eradicate the mundane from their lives.
The best thing young people can do early in their careers is establish strong boundaries with their work so that it doesn't consume their lives.
It doesn't matter what's real, it matters what's functional. I don't have the luxury of pessimism any more. Love, compassion, optimism, and empathy are the only way to make this construction of reality tolerable. That said, I do not take shit any more. And I absolutely do not pass it on. I am sinking and shedding off the trauma that was done to me, and I will not allow it to propagate further into the future from me. That buck stops here. I had a shitty come up, but the remainder of my life is about way more than that. I came here to do fun stuff, specifically to build big fun stuff with other people, and to help them learn how to be happier while they do it. I now know what I want to do, and I'm having fun doing it. It's a great feeling.
I don't really give a shit about purpose as much as I am interested in just kind of exploring all the weird and funny places our felt experience can go. It's been very freeing.
Life is just a thing that is happening to you, let it happen. Novelty occurs in things that are outside of our control, and it cannot happen if you are stuck in your own head imposing limits on yourself.
When you don’t create things, you become defined by your tastes rather than ability. your tastes only narrow & exclude people. So create.
Don’t spend time attacking people. Don’t spend your time on the people you hate. Instead, spend time on building your own products, spend time on yourself. Some people still don’t get this. Time is the most limited resource.
Life is a game and self belief is the cheat code
It took me like a year to condense a paragraph of “what is a nerd?” into “directed by curiosity”, and “what is friendship?” into “shared understanding”, and I have been quite seriously considering that my definition of ambition is in the ballpark of “cursed with giving a shit”.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
Die with memories, not dreams.
13 Lessons Learned
What You'll Wish You'd Known
Steve Jobs's philosophy
Alan Watts Explains What Awakening Means
Handful of long-form posts on lifestyle
Life Under The Ice
- Exploratory tour through the microscopic world of Antarctica.
Why Are You Alive – Life, Energy & ATP (2020)
The Odds of Life and Intelligence (2020)
The Chiral Puzzle of Life (2020)
Life as Thermodynamic Evidence of Algorithmic Structure in Nature (2012)
Ask HN: I implemented the life I designed: perfect but I feel lost. What now? (2020)
‘Electric mud’ teems with new, mysterious bacteria (2020)
Life is Short (2016)
On the Use of a Life (2020)
Life's Small-Molecule Problem (2020)
How to waste your career, one comfortable year at a time (2020)
I turn 27 today, here's ~27 micro-essays on life (2020)
Ask HN: What's Life All About? (2020)
Tibor Gánti's ideas about the origins of life (2020)
Tips for a Better Life (2020)
What If You Could Do It All Over? (2020)
What Is Life? (2019)
Powerful Life Skills (2021)
Great Essays of Life Advice
Functioning ‘mechanical gears’ seen in nature for the first time
Jordan Peterson on Rules for Life, Psychedelics, The Bible, and Much More (2021)
What Is Life? Its Vast Diversity Defies Easy Definition. (2021)
What Is Life? with Mind and Matter and Autobiographical Sketches by Erwin Schrödinger (1944)
How to Build a Life - The Atlantic
- Column about pointing yourself toward happiness.
Ask HN: What small thing helped you appreciate life more? (2021)
99 Bits of Unsolicited Advice
Breaking Bad: The Value of Human Life
Synthetic living machines: A new window on life (2021)
Awesome Artificial Life
- GPU-accelerated artificial life simulation program. (
Feeling Stuck in Life // Life Advice (2021)
Feeling stuck in your 20's (2021)
Ask HN: Words of encouragement for someone lost in life? (2021)
- Research origins of life.
Sara Walker: The Origin of Life on Earth and Alien Worlds (2021)
Single-celled organism has evolved a natural mechanical computer (2021)
Emergence of collective motor intelligence across millions of cells without the need for a nervous system
Why extraterrestrial life may not seem alien (2021)
Alien Dreams: The long history of speculation about extraterrestrials
Books about the meaning of life and why life is worth living (2021)
Where/when/how do you feel the most at peace in your daily life? (2021)
Ask HN: People who cashed out early and stopped working: What is your life like? (2021)
Ask HN: What's the Point of Life? (2021)
80/20 changes that you've made in your life? Habits implemented that had huge impact. (2021)
How to Live: 27 conflicting answers and one weird conclusion | Derek Sivers (2021)
Scientists weighed all life on Earth. It’s mind-boggling. (2018)
Things you probably don’t need in your life
What piece of advice have you received that you also find yourself regularly giving? (2021)
This Weirdly Smart, Creeping Slime Is Redefining Our Understanding of Intelligence (2021)
Where do you hope to see yourself in five years? Earnestly. (2021)
Life as a manifestation of the second law of thermodynamics (1994)
If money was no object, what would you do with your life?
Ask HN: What is something important I should start doing in my 20s? (2021)
You can't win