If nobody knows more than anyone else then why should I listen to you when you tell me that nobody knows more than anyone else?
Archive for February, 2008
If there is no such thing as truth then what is education?
Why is it that whenever anyone endeavors upon the journey to truth using the brute force of their mind, it is called philosophy? Have we forgotten that we love her – and we should not try to master her, but to understand her? When did we become so prideful that we started doubting her BEFORE we got to know her?
Oh Sophia, oh sweet darling Sophia we are not worth your trouble. We have forsaken you because of our prideful attachment to our own natural talents rather than allowing you to show yourself – we are afraid that we need you. You have given us signs to lead us to philosophy, signs that fill out rich world with color and light, yet we imagine philosophy as a cold and sterile planet out of our reach. We think philosophy arises from philosophy, and that it only leads to philosophy, and that if we only understand her properly then we can achieve all. But we have forgotten that you lead us with things outside of philosophy, and that philosophy doesn’t always lead to philosophy and that just because something mimics the product of philosophy that does not mean it is philosophy.
This was never meant to be your job – we have foisted it upon you because we have no others to cling to.
How can we ever become a better person than we are if we are always worried about being ourselves?
What drives a philosopher, content or discontent?
The beginning of the end comes when people believe that philosophy is too hard for them to do. If loving wisdom is too hard, then all love is too hard.
The opposite of love is neither hate nor indifference but Pride.