In Andrew Tate's philosophy, he believes that life is a constant competition and that struggle and suffering are necessary for growth and evolution. He believes that in many modern forms of competition, we have attempted to water down the violent aspects, but the sentiment is still the same. He believes that in order to be successful and build oneself into a "King" one must familiarize themselves with pain.
In the Tales of Wudan, Tate reflects on his past life where he lived for 5000 human years atop the Wudan mountain and recalls every second, experiencing the beauty of nature and the struggle for survival. He finds peace in the idea that without struggle, one cannot become great and that happiness is not the ultimate goal but rather striving for greatness is. He likens this to the struggle of the largest tree growing tall amongst many, and the idea that one must fight to become successful in life. He believes that without struggle and pain, one is invisible and insignificant.
Tates philosophies are similar to that of ancient philosophers such as Confucius, who believed that life is a constant struggle and that one must strive for excellence and virtue in order to achieve success and fulfillment. He also shares similarities with Stoic philosophy, which emphasizes the importance of accepting and embracing suffering as a means of personal growth and development. Additionally, Tate's belief in the necessity of struggle and suffering aligns with the idea of the "hero's journey" in mythology and storytelling, where the hero must go through trials and tribulations in order to become a better version of themselves and achieve their ultimate goal.