Welcome to Modern Philosophy

Hi. I'm Will Gu —a philosophically inclined autodidact who values learning, self-determination, and honesty. Consider this my personal blog where I can think, share, and philosophize. If you like the content here, I send out philosophy / literary quotes once a week on Monday's.


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How to be Homeless around UCLA

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3 weeks without an apartment or car to live in; completely voluntary.


Thoughts, Philosophy, and Stories:

Create Alone

STREAM OF THOUGHT

Real creation that benefits humanity happens alone.

Live In Earnest

PHILOSOPHY

Stressful decisions can lead to happiness; peace of mind is the aftermath of moral tension.

Love is the Solution

PHILOSOPHY

For thousands of years people have been preaching to love one another, have we gotten closer to fulfilling this mission or further? I think we're closer.

A Typical Failed Startup Experience

STORY

Don't be this person.

A Message from God

STREAM OF THOUGHT

Fictional.

Judge Your Own Work

STREAM OF THOUGHT

Your feelings matter.

The ocean and swimming an as analogy for life.

STREAM OF THOUGHT

Don't drown.

The Pursuit of Happiness is Nihilistic

PHILOSOPHY

A passive pursuit of happiness is not a pursuit at all.

Elon Musk's Ideology

PHILOSOPHY

He's a utopian anarchist, socialist, capitalism, and he's making rockets for a reason.

Things I See I Wish Other People Could See

STREAM OF THOUGHT

We're idiots and hypocrites, and we shouldn't be.

A Letter to Parents

PHILOSOPHY

Parents should let their kids choose their lives.

Subject-Object Illusion

PHILOSOPHY

All individuals affect the environment as much as the environment affects the individual. A subject-object view of the world leads us to thinking about free-will and determinism, but if the first sentence is true, this question is mute. Subject-object dualities must be false.


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