Body Euphoria

My new notion of body euphoria: the exact opposite of body dys-morphia.

Body euphoria — insane godlike joy in one’s body and capabilities!

The Pragmatics of Aesthetics?

I have a thought that aesthetics are often very practical. For example, things, spaces, and places which are aesthetically beautiful are often better for our health.

Another thought, in regards to fitness:

Some people go to the gym and lift weights and exercise and do certain exercises in order to beautify their bodies. Some people just focus on strength and power.

But the funny thing is if you are insanely strong and powerful, like ERIC KIM and the 1,000 pound atlas lift, naturally your body will become beautiful. However if you just focus on aesthetic side of bodybuilding, you often become plagued with injuries, and weaknesses. And not very strong.

Therefore, the practical advice:

Just focus on getting very very strong. Insanely strong. Demigod strong.

Happy Thoughts: The Philosophy of Happy and Happiness

Currently settling down in my new life here in Culver, Culver City (Los Angeles), and feeling insanely happy. Then the thought: what is the philosophy of happiness? Why happiness, and how to become it?

1. Health is prime

The first thought is that health is prime, health is peak. That is, I believe that your focuses must first be critically directed towards your health. For example, simple things:

  1. Godlike sleep: a new experiment is that I’m trying to cut off my caffeine intake after 9 AM. I say first thing in the morning, before you go to the gym, maybe after you go to the gym, allow yourself to drink a shit load of coffee 100% fine robusta, ERIC KIM Omakase coffee. The reason why I recommend robusta, especially 100% fine robusta is that I think arabica is too weak, and too sweet. If you want to peak health, I believe that the key is robusta. Why? Robusta has a higher caffeine content, and less sugar alcohol content, which means it will assist you in staying lean, and cutting down your body fat. I’m starting to get suspicious of even most plants and vegetables; all of it is cellulose, and sugar molecules. Even if you eat straight up Napa cabbage, which is used in kimchi, it is actually very sweet. the same thing goes with onions; onions for the most part part is just caramelized candy.
  2. Go to the gym first thing in the morning? Last night I slept a little earlier, maybe around 10 PM, and naturally woke up today around 5 AM, 5:15 AM. After downing a very very strong cop of ERIC KIM coffee, I immediately jumped into my workout clothes, went to the gym, a random LA fitness. When you wake up in the morning, it is cold and dark outside, which means that being outside is unpleasant. But when you go to the gym, the first thing you could do is hit the hot sauna, which is great because it warms up your bones and sinews, and then the big indoor space and the lights and the music of the gym stimulate you and wake you up. And also lifting heavy weights is fun there at the gym, because it seems that the gym is the only modern day place in which one is permitted to be loud. and also the reason why might prefer traditional commercial gym like LA fitness over equinox is I get the sense that equinox you are not permitted to be loud.
  3. Eating a lot of meat before going to sleep: I would recommend striving to eat at least 4 to 5 pounds of beef or lamb before you go to sleep. It could just be ground beef, I recently discovered this American Wagyu ground beef at Costco, 75%, 15%, which I love. Or just get the standard beef brisket in a huge slab and instant pot it. Or cut it up thinly and just pan fried on the frying pan on the stove. I believe this to be critical because it helps you fall asleep, and sleep deeply, and the meat will help you maximally recover your body, build muscle bone etc. Isn’t it so funny that nowadays we are taking all these silly supplements like collagen, but don’t people know that collagen is naturally present in beef, beef neck bone, beef tendons, bone marrow etc.?
  4. Sunlight: Another thing and the reason why I feel like LA is paradise to me; the sun. It’s funny because when I was undergraduate at UCLA, I never once recall ever complaining about the weather. It was perfect all year round. And also my mood was always always good as an undergrad at UCLA, never depressed. Compare this with being on the East Coast, or being in Europe during the winter; incredibly miserable. I remember feeling so miserable in Marseille France during the winter, and also equally miserable in Prague during the winter time. I think for myself I am a very sensitive soul; maybe it is less of an issue about the cold, but it is an issue of the sun. I like Denver Colorado because although it is cold, at least it is bright and sunny! A life without the sun is not a life worth living.
  5. Freedom of schedule and time: the reason why I believe it to be the greatest blessing in life to be self-employed, not even being an owner or a CEO of a publicly traded corporation is that you can set your own schedule, and live your own life according to your own whims and your own pace. Even the trap that a lot of CEOs and founders make is that once they go public, they no longer have freedom. They are still behelden to the opinions and desires of the investors. Maybe this is a good reason why does a good idea to never get any investors; fewer headaches, and fewer people you’re liable towards. Therefore the goal isn’t to build a billion dollar unicorn and to sell it or IPO it.
  6. Kids: I was thinking and contemplating about life before Seneca and life after Seneca. I can easily say that after Seneca came into the picture, I became at least 1 trillion times happier. Certainly the first year to two years is rough; it is almost like trench warfare World War I status. But truth be told it cannot be as hard as navy seals training, or Delta force training. Or Ranger training.
  7. Philosophy: Studying stoicism, and philosophy in general, reading my best friend has been instrumental. Why? It has helped me purge myself of all this baggage and scars from the past, and help me start new and afresh, no mental or moral or ethical baggage. Philosophy and happiness go hand-in-hand!

Why do I care about this?

Why do I care for happiness, why do I care to write about this and share this?

Honestly speaking, happiness, human happiness, human physiological thriving and wellness might be the most critical ingredient to life. Why? Even if you are a trillionaire with 1000 or 1 million Lamborghinis, but you had the worlds poorest health, would it be worth it? Of course not.

Kid Food

My thought: hundred percent carnivore diet. Seneca is two years, eight months old, and he loves “kibbeh”, which is essentially super mini burger patties made out of ground beef, 100% grass fed. Easy to cook on the frying pan or even in an air fryer! The secret is make them really really small.

Funny enough, he even enjoys eating it cold!

I think this is the secret of him growing up and becoming so big and strong!

Also a new pro tip; in the early days, feed them bone marrow! This is essentially what demigod like Achilles was fed. Also, for milk, I believe goats milk to be the best. I read this from an ancient Roman book on animal husbandry!


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I think the best strategy is to allow yourself to be and become a little bit more unethical, less concerned and concerning of external things peoples desires expectations etc.

Overall, I think it is a good idea to have like goals dreams hopes and aspirations etc. I like the idea of having an insanely audacious life, and once you achieve it and hit it, then, perhaps the best strategy is this:

Onto the next one!

Your next epic life goal dream hope aspiration etc?

Gym Thoughts

Sleeping a bit earlier last night, and waking up earlier today, around 5 AM, some of the things I am grateful for the gym, just even the local ghetto LA fitness gym:

First of all, the night prior, I used a clever dripper, ground up some phenomenal ERIC KIM OMAKASE COFFEE, and started steeping a very very strong cup of coffee. A problem that I’ve been having recently is that I’ve been waking up earlier before Cindy and Seneca, and grinding the coffee in the morning wakes up Cindy. As a consequence the night prior what I have been experimenting with is grinding the coffee before hand, and then beginning to steep and brew the coffee the night prior, and when I drain the coffee first thing in the morning, it is very very strong, the way I like it, and I could immediately drink my cuppa coffee, put on my gloves, walk downstairs, jumping the car, just drove over to the closest LA fitness gym.

I think the problem is if you wake up early, or even wake up in general, typically your apartment or home is small and cramped. Even if you live in a big ass house or a mansion, I think ultimately we have a lust and passion for other people, and as a consequence, we want to be part of society and the real world.

Even when I consider college, studying sociology, in general, I think ultimately at least my passion is other people. I think all of us to some degree love society and want to be a part of society.

A creative Zen Temple?

Of the great things about just joining any local gym, commercial gym is the hot sauna. Honestly I think nowadays, 99% the reason why I like going to the gym is for the hot sauna. Even as I voice dictate these words into my iPad Pro, just connected to the LA fitness guest Wi-Fi here, it is a good place to think meditate and ideate, and also jot down your thoughts.

I’ve recently been doing more “off the grid” workouts, and it has been mostly good. I love being outside, being in the outdoors, fresh air, Drex, getting a nice tan. Yet when you wake up at 5 AM, and it is dark and cold outside, I have no interest in being outside.

Then perhaps, maybe there is some sort of Hybrid model here; when the weather is nice and sunny outside, best to be outside working out outside, in the sun, but when it is still cold, wet, damp and frigid outside and dark, better go to the gym!

Big spaces

Another big benefit that I personally find of going to the gym, depending on what gym you have, is the big open space. A place we can stomp around, talk loud, without worrying about upsetting or waking up others. my new definition of a good gym:

A place in which you are permitted to be loud.