My approach in being a catalyst is to serve as an example / model, rather than a "coach" or "teacher" -and to give you the same effective tools I've used- to pry apart aspects of yourself to explore.
I have not "arrived" anywhere - I am eternally an incomplete work in progress - every area of my life is a prototype, to be improved at any moment.
We all must continually condition ourselves to orient our life in a desirable direction;
"A man is not rightly conditioned until he is happy, healthy, and a prosperous being -
...which is the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer." -James Allen
-Exclusive access to a consistent, weekly influx of organized, useful knowledge from the 100+ exposures I've committed to attend every year.
'Exposure essays' started after I began to find paradigm shifts on how I viewed knowledge. Since December 2017, I have made it a weekly priority to participate in an "idea exposure" - which constitutes a devotion of at least one hour on a discussion, webinar, lecture, presentation, workshop, etc - under the premise that I can apply what I learn to live a better life - the majority of these exposures naturally falling within the realm of philosophy, psychology, personal growth, sociology, biology, history, etc.
I began this with the intention of placing more emphasis on what I did learn.
Frequently, more than 100 weekends now, I have made a commute to Manhattan, NYC, from eastern Connecticut, a travel time of 3h 20m one way - for the sole purpose of these discussions and events.
The ideas I would listen to and discuss, coupled with the sacrifice of 7 total commute hours, as well as the financial investment in travel and amenities / food / daily purchases in the city - became more meaningful to me. It encouraged me to heighten my focus on what was being said, and what the implications were.
I discovered a substantial distinction between information that was freely received and information that I had to sacrifice and invest into.
We value more what is harder to obtain.
After all of that effort getting myself in front of someone to listen to made me more inclined to actually pay attention, and implement the ideas and knowledge that I heard. The more I had invested into getting the idea, the proportionally higher I valued it.
'Exposure Essays' are the compilation of the condensation of ideas I find from these exposures. The ideas are assimilated, analyzed, and organized in a readily available format for you.
I hope you find value in these ideas, and can begin to apply these concepts for self-improvement. I hope you can become more of who you are. The world needs more of you. You need more of you.
-Detailed videos every month, which thoroughly dissect the greatest ideas of all time - and how to use them.
'Down the Rabbit Hole' is a symbolic lens through which we can choose to view the world. It is a lifestyle of taking nothing at face value, and diving deeper into the implications of what we see, hear, learn, and know.
When faced with any idea or information, we can choose to view this through 1 of 2 ways
We can look at an idea as a wall, or a window. -
A simple metaphor when reading -
If you view a page in a book as a wall, you find words, sentences, paragraphs - units of grammar. You find information. You become informed. You understand what is the case. You exercise the faculty of memory and learn how to memorize / repeat. Inquiry is stopped. Intelligence is not the ability to remember and repeat. If we only remember the idea but can't rephrase in our words, we can't imply that idea, and it becomes useless.
"School children are taught not to develop and use their own minds, but to adopt and use the thoughts of others. This sort of schooling destroys the capacity for independent thought." - Napoleon Hill
If you view a page in a book as a window, you find arguments, propositions, ideas - units of thought and knowledge. You find understanding. You become enlightened. You understand what, as well as why, how, and when is the case. You exercise all faculties of my mind and learn how to improve thinking. Inquiry is invited. To be educated is to intrinsically understand and transform ideas in our own words. The very root of the word is "educo" which means to draw out, to develop from within.
"Don't let schooling interfere with your education" - Mark Twain.
'Down the Rabbit Hole' is a deep investigation into the reality in front of us. It is a transmutation from words on a page, or an image on a screen, to the ethereal realm of thought.
All of these ideas have significant potential to change the outcome of your life, if understood and applied. I would be nowhere without them.
Are all to be adopted as your MORAL DUTY as a human being. Prosperity and bliss are your birthright, and natural states for you to reside in.
It is my mission to highlight methodologies to reconcile the inner and outer worlds, to cultivate the seeds of right thought and conditioning and action, to assist in your journey of fulfillment.