The 10 Pillars

The 10 Pillars of Theory of the Day

Theory of the Day adheres to ten core principles that guide us in navigating the inherent meaninglessness of existence and creating a life of purpose and connection. These pillars are not a set of rigid beliefs, but rather a framework for exploration and personal growth.

1. Embrace the Absurd:

The universe may not have inherent meaning, but we can find humor and liberation in this absurdity. Life is a strange and often nonsensical journey – embrace the unexpected and create your own meaning.

2. Reason is Our Guide:

While emotions have their place, reason and critical thinking are essential tools for navigating the complexities of life. Use logic and evidence to guide your decisions and avoid succumbing to blind faith or superstition.

3. Death is Certain, Live Fully:

The impermanence of life is a stark reality. Instead of dwelling on the inevitable, use this knowledge as a motivator to live each day to the fullest. Pursue your passions, connect with loved ones, and make the most of your finite time.

4. We Create Our Own Meaning:

There is no inherent purpose to life. The meaning you find comes from your own choices, actions, and relationships. What brings you a sense of fulfillment? What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind? Embrace the responsibility and freedom of creating your own meaning.

5. Let Go of the Past:

The past is immutable. Dwelling on regrets or past hurts only steals your energy from the present moment. Learn from your experiences, forgive yourself and others, and focus on creating a fulfilling future.

6. The Present Moment is All We Have:

The only moment that truly exists is now. Don’t waste time worrying about the future or yearning for the past. Practice mindfulness and cultivate your ability to be fully present in each experience.

7. We Are Not Special:

We are all part of a vast and indifferent universe. Let go of egotism and self-importance. Find connection and purpose through empathy, compassion, and service to others.

8. Knowledge is Power:

Seek knowledge and understanding of the world around you. Explore different philosophies, scientific discoveries, and artistic expressions. The more you learn, the richer your perspective on life will become.

9. Question Everything:

Don’t blindly accept dogma or tradition. Think critically, ask questions, and challenge assumptions. Find your own truth through exploration and reason.

10. Connection is Key:

Humans are social creatures who thrive on connection. Build strong relationships with loved ones, cultivate a sense of community, and find ways to connect with others who share your values and outlook on life.

These ten pillars are a starting point for your exploration within Theory of the Day. There are no strict interpretations or rigid doctrines. We encourage you to grapple with these ideas, find your own meaning within them, and live a life that is authentic and fulfilling.