This site is for the self-overcomers1 It is an exploration of life design methods, techniques, and important guiding philosophies. I have discovered that this site is, fundamentally, about optimism.
Not the kind of optimism that is about happy thoughts, and positive thinking. I wave my hand, and keep walking, when that optimism approaches. It’s the kind of optimism that is derived from a strong base-layer of pessimism.
The optimism is born of personal frustration and existential dissatisfaction. It’s the realization that, despite the limitations, situations, or preconceptions that people impose on themselves, they still have agency in choosing a path of growth. It’s an acceptance of the responsibility that we are always changing all the time, and that we must choose a positive direction to move in.
Furthermore, it’s a hypothesis that someone can live a good life if they seek knowledge and perspective.
And if you’re fortunate enough to find something in the search that is beneficial, maybe—if you chase it—it will change your life forever. Personally, I found this to be true;
‘More than one science fiction story has been built around the idea of someone traveling in time and making some minute change in the past—emerging from the time machine, for example, and stepping on an ant—and then returning to find the present greatly altered by the rippling effects of that trivial act. One implication of such tales is that no act is trivial. Everything we do changes the future in one-way or another. We are all time travelers”David K Reynolds, Constructive Living
If someone can search for answers, they will find some that will allow them to consider their own life in a new light, and use that information to change. This site is my own affirmation, exploration, and contribution that life is not only worth living, but worth living deliberately.
If your own search has lead you here, I hope that there is something that helps to move you forward.
Where To Start?
- Recommendations For a Friend
- Need Help Finding Out What You Want?
- Important Things: Losing people close to you
- My 24th Year
- self-overcoming: “According to Nietzsche, we are both creature and creator. We are both the animal with its instincts for cruelty and aggression and the overman with his self-made will and set of values. In order to become more noble, to approximate the overman, we must turn our animal instincts for cruelty against the creature in us. In a painful process of self-examination and inner struggle, we must make ourselves deeper and stronger. Nietzsche calls this self-punishment “self-overcoming.”, SparkNotes