Hi, I am Adrian Iliopoulos. I am an essayist, a YouTuber, an entrepreneur, and a self-growth enthusiast. 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. Enjoy the ride.
Why did you choose a crown to your logo? Isn’t it a bit overused? Yes, it is overused but this specific crown resembles more than you think. If you find the meaning behind the crown, email it to me. If your answer is close to the symbolism I will send you a present.
What do you usually write about? Anything that interests me and revolves around philosophy, psychology, and self-development. Sometimes I also write about business, politics, and cultural issues. I usually do in-depth articles and video essays.
This is a big site, where should I start? Start from my latest article and work your way backwards. All posts are connected somehow in an attempt to create a unified philosophy of life. Think of them as pieces of a puzzle that endeavor to come together and help you refine your mindset, increase your self-awareness and help you make sense of the world around you.
Why should I listen to you? You don’t need to listen to me. I am not an expert on the topics I cover. I am just a curious person trying to make sense of this complex world we inhabit. If you are also curious, you just found a partner in crime.
Is there anything else that I should know? “Knowledge brings awareness. Awareness breeds potential” is the axiom that resonates the most with my worldview, so my advice is to keep reading this blog and keep watching my videos. Also, I would suggest joining my inner circle to stay in the know. It consists of more than 10,000 members who receive updates on new content, the monthly newsletter, as well as products and other great material I release from time to time: