Welcome to the 3031 project. It has been a labor of love to build and hone the first version of this framework.
Let me begin by not talking about 3031.
I have always loved the idea of a ‘Preamble’; the introduction where I get the liberty to write anything. But, I always thought if you need to explain a story, the story is bad. But here, I am explaining my story. I can’t complain.
I’m David Sun, a 17-year-old coder/artist trying to make sense of life. I live in the land of success stories (Silicon Valley). Everyone wants to reinvent the wheel, go to Stanford, land a 100 figure salary. I fell to this illusion, and I can only speak of how detrimental the effects where. I wasn’t able to complete anything or in general, feel happy with myself. I had a terrible view towards failure and a low emotional tolerance to the up and down of life. I registered this problem a year or two ago and wanted to make a change for the better. I started to look for sources of help and advice: Quora, Medium, and my parents. I reread Steve Job’s biography to learn from his mentality. I started to make small changes to my attitude and habits. For a while, I felt like it was working.
But then everything went to shit.
I realized that I failed. I told myself, “This isn’t working. Something has to change.” To be honest, those months were hard as I tried to find meaning. I’m sure you guys know this feeling. I felt unmotivated and distraught about my future. I again went searching, and this time I found an answer in absurdism.
Absurdism is a very dynamic school of thought; I will only give you guys a small crash course of the school of thought because if you want to research more check out this link. Absurdism is the idea that the universe is meaningless, or more optimistically, humans can’t find meaning.
Now, absurdism sounds like a dark view of life, but to me, it gives me a quality of peace. Albert Camus, one of the fathers of absurdism, puts it best:
“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”
It’s finding who I am and what I want to be that is truly meaningful. I want to find who I am.
Hence the 3031.io project. A framework I devised to allow me to learn and efficiently grow and do cool stuff.
Thank you for bearing with me, my ramble is quite abrupt and hard to follow. Just stick with me to the end.