What is the Optimized Life?

It is a life lived with purpose, knowledge and presence.

Why purpose?
Because it is the thing that gives life meaning. It makes overcoming obstacles easy. It’s also why poor people are often happier than rich people.

He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how. — Friedrich Nietzsche

Why knowledge?
Because purpose without knowledge is frustrating. It’s not enough to know what you have to do, you must also know how to do it. In the age of information inflation, this is the hardest problem.

It takes more to make one sage today than it did to make the seven of Greece. — Baltasar Gracián

Why presence?
Because purpose and knowledge without presence will trap you in a rat race. Presence teaches us to enjoy life instead of running on a hamster wheel without realizing how the years went by. Presence puts life in those years.

When it is time to die, let us not discover that we never lived. — Henry David Thoreau

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