Do you know what Plato taught? What his opinion of women was? What he believed in?
Most of my ramblings and writings are taken from daily occurrences and snipped from figments of my imagination. The doctor within me has prescribed me to discover the bits of humor mixed with doses of incredulity.
Sarcasm and dangerous thought have since long eluded me but thus returned to me with new insight. When I am at a loss for words, the essence of meaning fades with the susurrous whisper of self consciousness. I take up the pen to submit uselessness and thoughtlesness to subversion.
Weekend reading helped me reach a higher elevation on the plane of perspicacity. Sophie’s World, an anticipation of abstractions and insights inspires me to reach within and inspect each corner of my integrity, virtue, and individuality. I find comfort in questions such as, “IS what we see what we GET?” , “Is there a god above all heavens or are we mere organisms with the fortune & curse to live on earth?”, “Whose speculation is right and why do people believe what they believe in?”
Having no recollection of the end of this novel is good fortune. I’ve been wisped through the ages of history’s thinkers and scold myself for forgetting! Revisiting these ideas takes me back to my classes in junior high and high school and reveals the holes which should be filled with thoughts created on their own.
For me, philosophy is the root of knowledge. Knowledge in the sense of elevating the humanmind from simplicity to a complex operation. it escapse me to why philsophy in general has no true presence in our educational system today, and I believe it has stunted the growth of many would-be leaders. Yes, I agree there is natural selection but some individuals were cultivated into leaders, especially thought leaders. Why do you think there is a mentor and pupil?
Today you see that model in the work world being used to advance professionals in their field of work. But what substance is there when the mind is no longer appreciated but in the confines of a box office world? Thoughts and thinking do not feed the body but the metaphysical body. Can you see the decay? We have the option to pursue the history of philosophy and I am sure many university students today are only concerned with their dedicated major and aspirations they forget to make space for free and abstract think modes.
It is the same reason that I believe students in school are missing out as a core to their foundation. We all are searching for something in our lives and I believe that people have forgotten our humanistic roots. Can you tell me why you feel so lost and forlorn? It is because world of today has made no change in answering life’s origin. I understand the cynicism and indifference to real living when the people around you have lost touch with themselves and their mind. Good for those who have stayed sane enough to get through each day, since a majority of us will continue to live ordinarily. On another thought, Students in school [i’ve observed this in public universities] continue to place a high priority on learning just enough to make it in the business realm while neglecting their individuality. See, there must be a correlation between the masses who are graduating with degrees and are lost in a career path who end up in something they hate but circumstance keeps them compared to students who have developed their sense of self with no inhibition to how other people think of them. These individuals are the most successful but there is still not enough!
Observe why people join organizations, fraternities, sororities, clubs, professionals networks, business ventures….they feel they must to elevate some level in their lives because what they find is not what they seek.
What do you think of those individuals whom we learn briefly about in our history classes? Who can you name as the father of philsophy, or more specifically how far can you go back in history and name a few who have influenced contemporary thought? Who today is asking life’s greatest questions and mystery?
I exhort you also to take part in the great combat, which is the combat of life, and greater than every other earthly conflict.