- Abstract wrote:
- Aristotle once said, "I have gained this by philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law."
What do you think you have gained from philosophy, ?
My Self...an ongoing process...
A much more expansive perspective (still working on it)
My doubts and skepticism about a deity - ignosticism (that's a good thing)
The possibility that there may be some First Cause which we can never ever solve the mystery of. And that that First Cause will probably remain completely foreign to our puny brains; even if in fact there is one to begin with. And why would we choose to solve that mystery?
The value that comes from examining and doubting your beliefs (an ongoing process)
A brighter mind (mind you, I said "brighter" not brightest
A world of brilliant awesome thinkers...I would not have known otherwise...
The insight that I do not know how to love such as I previously thought...
The light that still shines and lingers from a tsunamic friendship...
A complicated look - a conundrum of sorts, into the ethics of "to do no harm" and how one's sense of that can be balanced - to do no harm to self, and at the same time, to another...how that can be accomplished - it is not an easy problem to solve, it's a never-ending process which seems to have no solution. Does that mean I'm on the right track or the wrong track.
Obviously, an even clearer sense and vision that Life is an ongoing process - and it is that process which makes life worthy of being lived.
- Quote :
- what have you lost
my [s]elf... (an onging process)
Tunnel vision (still working on that too)
a worn-out juvenile belief in a deity.
The luxury of living in the matrix (still working on it. lol)
Meaningless realizations (still working on it)
Actually, when thought about, none of the near above are losses...they are all gains...
and so forth...