PVD Philosophy is basically an amateur television series produced mostly by Nickantony Quach for Ri4CTV on YouTube. Its main purpose is to draft the second version of our Mateo philosophy. Produced during the last few months of 2018, its first season is how Nick cuts his teeth in filming skills, from zero experience to YouTube series in ten weeks. This article explains what is in Season 1 of PVD Philosophy.
Episode 1 | Center of Rhode Island
Episode 1, “Center of Rhode Island”, in Season 1 introduces viewers to Nickantony Quach and Providence, Rhode Island. It claims that there are only four pathways towards regret and mentions two of them. “Even when many do not know what they truly want to become, they all want to go as fast as possible towards their ideal self.” What slows them down is, the video claims, “not knowing how to recognize either a shortcut or a roadblock when one appears along the way.” Here is the first lesson is our Mateo philosophy. “When you look into a mirror, you should see yourself as a complex business of the self whose mission is to create and develop further your ideal self. More importantly, if you want to run your business of the self professionally and thus successfully, you must avoid doing it alone by yourself.”
Episode 2 | Master of the Sky
Episode 2, “Master of the Sky”, in Season 1 of PVD Philosophy introduces viewers to our first self-flying camera whose name is “Skydio One”. It then tells us the origin of our Mateo philosophy and its nomenclature, which is our Thumos language. The biggest difference between our philosophy and almost all others is, the video claims, “the focus on foresight for your ideal self” as “it helps you foresee what you truly want to become”. This explains why the mission of Ri4CTV is to bring forethought to the development of personal philosophy. By the way, while the prefix “Ri” stands for Rhode Island, the transfix “4C” in Ri4CTV means foreseeing, foresight, or forethought.
Here is one of the most important facts stated by Episode 2. Our Mateo philosophy is designed to be improved over time. This philosophical architecture is its strength. For those we are not sure of what creativity is, let’s break this concept down into four elements whose initials make up USOB. The four elements of creativity are utility, surprise, originality, and beauty. If something is considered creative, it should be useful, unexpected, new, and nice. The creativity in our Mateo philosophy is powered by the precision in its nomenclature, which is Thumos language.
The work on Episode 2 leads to the following statement as proposed in early 2019 by Nick and his co-writer in California. “A non-dogmatic language is a language that is not set in stone as its terms and their definitions are expected to be professionally revised and scientifically improved overtime. Thumos is a non-dogmatic language for use in developing personal philosophy, which is your way of life. Thumos does not tell you how to live. As a set of concepts for use in mastering relationships through shared understanding of terms but at a level of granularity much finer than traditionally expected, Thumos gives you the power of language in effective expression of what you truly want to become.”
Episode 3 | Movicbot
Episode 3, “Movicbot”, after introducing version, baseline, and deliverable as three basic concepts in quality assurance, it reminds viewers of what is already stated by Episode 1. “Your ideal self and your present self are two different versions of the self. Your ideal self is the book you truly want to write. Your present self is the book you’ve already written.” As soon as you consider your business of the self as a sequence of product versions, you can apply engineering techniques to self development. This is the secret behind our Mateo philosophy. This secret is not possible without what its nomenclature, Thumos language, has to offer: “shared understanding of terms but at a level of granularity much finer than traditionally expected”.
Episode 4 | Life and the Self
In 1925, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature is George Bernard Shaw, who said that life is not about finding yourself but it is about creating yourself. Eighty years later, in 2005 at Stanford University, Steve Jobs said we should focus on “what you truly want to become” as “everything else is secondary”. Episode 4, “Life and the Self”, points out the difference between the two ideas on how you should live your life as it creatively explains what life is, what the self is, and how you should apply both.
Episode 5 | The Ideal-self Philosophy of Steve Jobs
Episode 5, “The Ideal-self Philosophy of Steve Jobs”, explains the ideal-self philosophy of Steve Jobs. It comprises two different ideas expressed by him in two different videos, one in 2005 and one eight years earlier.
Episode 6 | Thumos Language
According to Episode 6, “Thumos Language”, “the more you talk to your professors, or consult with your philosophers, the more you will not know for sure what you should be doing next for your life. That is because self-help books, professors, and philosophers did not, cannot, and will never know 100% what you truly want to become. Many of their lessons do not apply to your personal situation at every juncture in your life.”
Furthermore, According to Episode 6, you initially “are like an immigrant to the self-help country. Because you do not speak the self-help language, you always have a need for self-help books and videos. When you speak the self-help language, you no longer are an immigrant to the self-help country. When you can speak the self-help language, you are the self-help guru. As a guru, you can help yourself without the need for advice from too many other sources. You can use it to turn yourself into a self-help guru.” Thumos, as explained by this video, is the non-dogmatic self-help language. Everyone needs to speak Thumos. As soon as you master this language, you no longer feel lost in life.
Episode 7 | Mastering Relationships
Episode 7, “Mastering Relationships”, spells out the first things you need to know in mastering relationships. After all, in Thumos language, the term “thumos” itself means, “master of relationships”. If you’re a master of relationships, you should, according to Episode 7, know the particular day when a relationship of yours begins as well as the particular day when it ends. Equally important, to claim mastery in relationships, you must be able to count precisely the number of relationships you had last month as well as that of six or twelve months earlier. This episode shows you how.
Episode 8 | How to Create an Online Office
Episode 8, “How to Create an Online Office”, shows most students, be they in elementary or middle school, how to get started in setting up an private online office for their own purposes. One is needed for use in the practice of our philosophy.
Episode 9 | First Encounter
Episode 9, “First Encounter”, tells the story of how Charbel Hachem, for the very first time, encountered Thumos language as well as, also for the very first time, a self-flying camera with first-of-its-kind technology. If you want to have full control of your life, claims this video, you should first understand both concepts, control and life. It then explains what these concepts are. It also shows you how to organize your business of the self, by dividing your life into five HaRDCoRe departments. The concepts success, wealth, and leadership are all presented in this video. To wrap up Season 1 of PVD Philosophy, this episode shows you how to get started in applying leadership to your business of the self.
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