Hi, I am Adrian Iliopoulos. I am an essayist, a YouTuber, and a filmmaker. I started this blog back in 2014 (also YouTube channel as of 2019) in an attempt to understand the world around me better. I named it “The Quintessential Mind” because it sounds both ironic and grandiose. Just like our life. The quintessential mind doesn’t really exist. It is the ideal version of a mental state we all want to reach. Its pursuit is arduous but alluring. We might never reach this quintessential state of being, but we pursue it anyways. We pursue it because there is nothing more worth pursuing than this. It is a pursuit that keeps us moving. Keeps us evolving. Keeps us growing. Keeps us alive.