About Einzelgänger

Who is Einzelgänger?

Well, let’s start with what I’m not.

I’m not a spiritual teacher, guru, saint, a holy man on a mountain, psychologist, psychiatrist, or other mental/spiritual health professional. Although I discuss topics that might be beneficial for people’s wellbeing, my main goal is to entertain, inspire, resonate and share my love for philosophy (and psychology) with others.

What am I then?

First and foremost I’m a lover of wisdom in the widest sense of the word. I have been studying Stoicism, Buddhism, and Taoism since 2013. My interest in ‘the meaning of life’ led to me obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Social Studies and a master’s degree in Religious & Ritual Studies.

I approach this project mainly from the viewpoint of a scholar (or just a curious person), exploring a wide range of different topics and presenting them to you through my own lens. You could see my channel as a portal to many different subjects in the areas of philosophy and psychology, from analyzing movies to exploring Stoic ethics and Carl Jung to looking at the world through a Taoist lens. Some topics are presented superficially, while others have more depth to them.

Personally, I’m very much “in search of”, meaning that, no, I haven’t figured it all out :). I’d say that Einzelgänger is as well as my book Unoffendable are products of a personal quest.

Second of all, I love writing and video editing, which is the reason I chose YouTube as my medium. Over the years I have published a collection of articles in newspapers and magazines and created two short documentaries. For me, Einzelgänger is the ultimate outlet for combining my expertise, skills, and interests.

Words of caution

I’ve done my utmost best to apply logic and reason to my content, use correct sources (and correct reference) to support my essays, and make it a bit entertaining as well by adding music and visuals.

I may be knowledgeable on many topics and have certain degrees, but I do not claim to be an authority on anything but my own life experiences. I’d always advise you to do your own research, and deepen your knowledge about topics that appeal to you.

For example, if you like a certain video about Buddhism, that’s great. The Suttas and the Dhammapada are available to you for free, as well as some excellent and resourceful Youtube-channels.

I trust that like myself, you’re a person with agency too.

“Rely not on the teacher/person, but on the teaching. Rely not on the words of the teaching, but on the spirit of the words. Rely not on theory, but on experience. Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. Do not believe anything because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything because it is written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and the benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.”

The Buddha, Kalama Sutra