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Scotomaville Fiat for a Personal Everest

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Daniel Comp - Author/Curator

My life's evidence paints an interesting character. I grew up aimless, with a wounded step-father. I experienced Vietnam as a Navy veteran. After falling off a glacier, I faced both paralysis and a miraculous recovery. I ventured into entrepreneurship and, as a young father, I frustrated and wounded those I loved the most, all due to my misapplied 'strengths'. I cycled across America three times, contemplating why I did what I did (WIDWID).

After decades of mishaps and 50,000 miles pulling an Airstream behind me, I've reached an understanding: knowing oneself isn't a luxury or a contest against AI. It's a monumental challenge—a 'Personal Everest'—that beckons us all. Whether you're a fatherless man seeking wholeness, a single parent turning obstacles into opportunities, or a sage in perpetual pursuit of wisdom, this resonates with you:

"The Greatest Expedition you will ever undertake is the journey to self-understanding, for the real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands, but in seeing with new eyes."

Do you remember your first adventure? I was hopeful but unprepared, like a Fiat 500 burdened with unnecessary weight. Discovering the symbolic richness of the Fiat was an unforeseen incident that enriched each of my expeditions. As W.H. Murray observed, life is filled "with all manner of unforeseen incidents." During my explorations, many challenges arose from self-imposed life commandments and false conclusions that shaped my worldview. This realization enabled me to break free from the tyranny of my own thinking.

I've invested over 13,000 hours in producing Scotomaville. My aim is to empower you to muster the courage needed to navigate the rapidly accelerating changes we face. The evidence and personal examples within this trilogy, coupled with one-on-one conversations with me and aided by AI, will hasten your escape from Scotomaville. Through historic, digital, and personal literacy, we can transform obstacles into opportunities, evolving from the life we were handed into something far better.

So, I challenge you to document your 'Personal Everest' as a "journey with a purpose," building a lasting legacy for your family and future generations.

Daniel Comp



The Scotomaville program is especially suited for self-motivated personal development candidates, including:

  • Curious Explorers
  • Ambitious Entrepreneurs
  • Functional Aspergians
  • Military Veterans
  • Veteran Service Providers
  • Wounded Warriors
  • Christian Storytellers
  • Noble Fathers
  • Fatherless Champions
  • Ethical AI Constituents


  • 53 Video Episodes
  • 336 page Full color guide
  • Multi-device Platform
  • Author-supported learning
  • Peer-supported discussion
  • Regional meet-ups
  • National Syndication
  • Fully-supported Expeditions
  • Personal Everest Kits
  • 48 Week Base Camps
  • 3-day 4-night Summits


Scotomaville's personal growth program facilitates comprehensive personal and professional growth by integrating holistic mental and physical wellness strategies and authorial guidance in crafting self-reflection video journals. AI feedback of these journals by your digital minyan expedite the transformative journey. Participants can engage in private consults with the author through a secured portal, connect bi-monthly in an online private group to examine and dissect episode content and their own progress. Participants can share their insights to the broader community through a massive syndication. The program also encompasses continuous online peer support, regional networking events, and larger, base-camp summits.

Daniel Comp

"The Greatest Expedition you will ever undertake is the journey to self-understanding, for the real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands, but in seeing with new eyes."

Learn about the Scotomaville 336 page highly-illustrated full color workbook
Scotomaville example of ChatGPT/DALL.E2 collaborative wisdom sharing

An example of 'collaboration' with AI - for Episode v3.04 on Measuring Progress. The world of AI isn't in some distant, unreachable future. It's NOWHERE in Middlebury, and it's transforming our lives in ways more profound than the impact of the Internet. Our methodology underscores the symbiotic relationship between humans and AI, where humans provide valuable feedback to guide AI's development, while AI offers a new platform for introspection, awareness and growth. This Episode highlights the immense potential of AI as a transformative tool for personal development and error correction.


Scotomaville syndicated across 4400+ websites

Self-mastery is indeed a sacrificial precursor of liberty, a monumental task akin to climbing a 'Personal Everest'. But with the support of peers, authors, AI collaboration, and the power of national syndication, we are well-equipped to tackle this mountain and reach our pinnacle of personal responsibility. The Ai explorer partnership is a mutually beneficial relationship where both the AI and the user contribute and learn from each other. The Scotomaville network of 4400+ live websites is linked above. Contact us to set-up a discovery conversation.

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