DJ Podgorny

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Regret minimization has been my path to individual freedom. 

"Find what you love and let it kill you." Charles Bukowski

Life is short. Distractions are plentiful. It’s easier than ever to lose sight of what’s important through hedonic pursuits and the steady flow of numbing dopamine our consumption elicits. 

I think everyone can be happy and healthy. But, not without work. There are no free lunches in the universe. Every action has a reaction.

I want to help people find the work they are willing to die for. We all have it. It is out there. But we must labor to find and cultivate it.

Freedom is within the grasp of anyone willing to pay the price to attain it. I hope this site can guide you through that torment. Because I’ve lived it. I know it’s hard. But, trust me, it’s worth it.

I want you to think for yourself. Call out me out on my bullshit (there’s plenty of it). I don’t know everything. But sometimes I think I do.

I’m human. I fight my ego and emotions daily. And I loose a lot. But, I try to get better daily. Hopefully, we can do so together. 

Why I Spent a Year Living in a Van

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