Aug
08

Philosophers

Posted under Opinions

What does it mean to be a philosopher? Does it mean you have to be a genius? Does it mean you have to be university professor?

No.

According to Merriam-Webster’s definition: 1 a: a person who seeks wisdom or enlightenment

According to Plato, all it requires a love of learning.

What does it mean to love to learn?

It could be as simple as loving to try new foods or new card games, but as far as spirituality, it means a lot more.

Loving to learn means learning to love to make mistakes. By making mistakes, we learn. Every mistake we make makes us smarter. In the words of Nietzsche, “That which does not kill me, makes me stronger”

Loving to learn also requires an open mind. The Idea that we can change our beliefs, discarding harmful beliefs and incorporating good beliefs as we go through our lives.  We will never know everything, but we can learn more than we know now.

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