“Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.”

Abigail Adams

Ironically, learning everything that’s necessary for you to know to achieve your life goals may take longer than your lifetime. No one is born knowing how to flourish in 21st century society.


The most useful concepts we know to guide your self-development and help you achieve your life goals.


The most important concepts we cataloged as life principles to help you broadly orient your life.

Human Flourishing

A brief history of the conceptual and technological advances in human flourishing. 

Iconic Case Studies

A few iconic individuals who exemplify many of UP’s principles. Their example may be illustrative.

UP Case Studies

A few ambitious individuals UP has helped advance their life goals. Several are or may also become icons.