Jordan Bates's Articles | High Existence

Mary Oliver’s Magnificent Short Guide to a Life of Wisdom

"You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting."

Jordan Bates

Friedrich Nietzsche’s Stunning Meditation on the Tragedy of Conformity

"... the law that every man is a unique miracle; they dare to show us man as he is, uniquely himself to every last movement of his muscles..." — Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844—1900

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Alan Watts’ Jaw-Dropping Explanation of Mankind’s Deepest Nature

If you love Alan as much as we do, you won't want to miss this extraordinary revelation of humanity's deepest nature.

Jordan Bates

18 Rare Aldous Huxley Quotes to Upgrade Your Grey Matter

These uncommonly cited Aldous Huxley quotes will broaden your mind, melt into your soul, and stir the depths of your being.

Jordan Bates

Sam Harris’ TED Talk on Artificial Intelligence Will Show You Why We Might Be Building Our Own Exterminator

"I'm going to describe how the gains we make in artificial intelligence could ultimately destroy us." — Sam Harris

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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.

Jordan Bates

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.

Jordan Bates

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.

Jordan Bates