Level Up is a forum for sharing ideas and values that you find interesting, enjoyable, or useful toward flourishing. We invite you to submit:

  • Articles about ideas for loving life or defending freedom
  • Reviews of books, podcasts, or videos you find valuable
  • Personal-development tips, strategies, or tactics

Submissions are moderated for alignment with the purpose of the blog and may be edited for clarity and brevity. Read submission guidelines here.

Contributors here offer their own ideas, which do not necessarily reflect those of the staff or managers of OSI.

On Choosing to Be a Younger Son

Why do some people excel in life while others stagnate? Many factors are at play, but none is more powerful than free will. We can choose to think or not to think, to exert mental effort or not to do so. That’s our fundamental choice. And choosing to...

Why We Created OSI

Many people live unhappy lives because they accept philosophic ideas that undermine personal happiness, such as “Being moral consists in selflessly serving others.” Likewise, many advocate and live under statist or tyrannical regimes because they accept ideas that...

Level Up is a forum for sharing ideas and values that you find interesting, enjoyable, or useful toward flourishing. We invite you to submit:

  • Articles about ideas for loving life or defending freedom
  • Reviews of books, podcasts, or videos you find valuable
  • Personal-development tips, strategies, or tactics

Submissions are moderated for alignment with the purpose of the blog and may be edited for clarity and brevity. Read submission guidelines here.

Contributors here offer their own ideas, which do not necessarily reflect those of the staff or managers of OSI.

Featured Posts

Thank You to the Heroes of Space Tourism

2021 has been a breakthrough year for space tourism. Although many rightly celebrate these impressive achievements, a large number of people in the press and on social media have criticized them, claiming the money spent on these missions would be better spent fighting poverty or climate change. These detractors make several major errors.

How to Read More

If you want to read more, you may stumble upon specific tips such as getting a Kindle or listening to audio books. These are shown to help, but they don’t tackle the essential issue. There’s a philosophical problem going on. You have to adopt a certain mindset.