Jordan Bates's Articles | High Existence

Existential Comic: We Must Imagine Sisyphus as Having a Hard Time Readjusting to Civilian Life

An introduction to Albert Camus, a hilarious comic, and a powerful critique of existentialism, all in one article.

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Stanley Kubrick’s Unbelievable Answer to the Question, “Is Life Worth Living?”

Playboy asked Stanley Kubrick, "Is life worth living?" What followed was unforgettable.

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50 Sentences That Will Convince You to Become a Digital Nomad

Imagine a life of no bosses, no schedules, no alarm clocks, and no commutes, in which you’re free to work wherever and whenever you want.

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Why Politics and Religion Make Everyone Crazy and What You Can Do About It

Hint: The thing that makes people freak out about religion and politics is the same thing that made Nazi Germany possible.

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50 Sentences That Will Convince You to Change Your Life

Your culture has vastly restricted your sense of what is possible. It's time to transcend your self-imposed limits.

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The Ultimate Flowchart For Determining How You Can Help the World

Martin Luther King Jr. once said: “Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?’”

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12 Profound Vinay Gupta Quotes on Big Data, Elon Musk, Virtual Reality, and Saving the World

Vinay Gupta is one of those humans who make you wish there were about 10,000 more humans exactly like him. These quotes will expand your world.

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F*ck That: A Guided Meditation That Will Make You Laugh Your Ass Off

This has got to be the most wondrous, hilarious guided meditation on the Internet. Tell the external world to fuck off for a couple minutes and listen to this.

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How to be Ultra Spiritual: Hilarious Video Satirizes Shadow Tendencies of “Spiritual” People

This brilliant video uses humor to gently educate viewers about some common shadow tendencies of "spiritual" people.

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Vinay Gupta: The Man Who is Constantly Trying to Solve Humanity’s Largest Problems and Save All of Our Lives

Vinay Gupta is the smartest human you've never heard of. He's a technologist, inventor, futurist, systems theorist, and global resilience guru whose life's work focuses on how to ensure the long-term...

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The Nomad’s Fountain of Youth: Travel as a Means of Expanding Time

Time seems to accelerate as we get older. Luckily, there are ways to make it slow down and expand, at least subjectively.

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Why Humanity Must Become a Multi-Planetary Species

With various existential risks looming, humanity must either colonize space or risk extinction. It's time to become a multi-planetary species.

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Make Your Soul Grow: 84-Year-Old Kurt Vonnegut’s Wonderful Letter to a Group of High School Students

"Practice any art... not to get money and fame, but to experience becoming , to find out what's inside you, to make your soul grow."

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