How to Flourish in the Modern Day

Timeless wisdom to rouse your own personal Renaissance

About the Author

My name is Shane Sorensen, and since you stumbled onto this page you must have been curious about who the man behind Renaissance Wisdom is, so let me introduce myself.

But first, I’d like to start my introduction by asking a question…what makes you who you are?

The self is an incredibly complex thing to put into words. Is the self our conception of who we are? Is the self a creation of other’s conceptions of who we are? Is the self a combination of experiences and thoughts, or is it who we imagine ourselves to be at our best? Are we defined by our thoughts, actions, careers, experiences, upbringing, country of origin, or all of the above and more?

So now that I have introduced at least a little bit of healthy skepticism about what a self really is, let me now do my best to give you a short explanation of who I am at this current moment.

I am first and foremost a lover of wisdom. I consider myself a modern day philosopher and I always seek to question my own knowledge and come closer to some conception of truth. I am a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, love playing chess, am a lover of fitness and all things health, and I believe that the simple things in life are the best; I am also a firm believer in the power of individuals and in the power of the human spirit.

What I am not: Perfect, a genius…special.

I am just another human being seeking to live my life in the best way that I can, perhaps you have found some wisdom on my Instagram page or in my book description, I assure you this is not my wisdom… I have simply borrowed it through consuming philosophy and doing my best to learn from the greats that have come before me. My hope is to pass this wisdom on to a new generation- a desperately lost and sick generation.

I am just a normal guy, but I believe in myself; what’s more, I believe in you. If you ended up here I want you to know that any semblance of wisdom I have achieved, any achievement of success I have found can be achieved by anyone.

I thank you for stopping by, and I hope that you have gained some insight into who I am.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about a normal guy like me, feel free to send me a DM on Instagram, or send me a message through the contact page on the site.

Oh, and welcome to the New Renaissance!