Salutations and welcome to my humble blog!

My name is Arataki, and this is my corner of the interweb to hang. Here you will find a mixture of philosophy, creative writing, and fun lists of all my favorite things! (I may not look it, but I’m a ruthless optimiser)

My primary interest is understanding the intrinsic nature of phenomenal consciousness – the jewel in the lotus – and promoting its intrinsic value, for the benefit of all sentient beings.

This website is a WIP and will be regularly updated as I build upon its content. Thank you for visiting!

Recent posts



I am generally reluctant to spend much money on luxury consumables (e.g., eating out) because these experiences are typically fleeting with all the hedonic value extinguished within a mere few moments, rather than something that provides a constant source of enjoyment (e.g., a speaker system). However, I also follow the general strategy of min-maxxing investment […]

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