Posts Tagged ‘life’
Philosophy. Every time that topic comes up I think of old wise scholars with full beards discussing in great detail topics which overpass my limited knowledge. Recently, though, while browsing through Barnes and Noble I picked up the book A Brief History of Thought – A Philosophical Guide to Living by Luc Ferry. A popular book in France, I thought I’d take a stab at further understanding the philosophy of…well…philosophy.
Divided into six rather lengthy chapters, Ferry provides an overview of the five key “transforming visions” which have shaped our world views concerning philosophy. In my mind philosophers attempt to explain the meaning of life; a concept which is board and beyond the human mind. As humans we are constantly evolving and changing, and with this change new theories are ever emerging.
I do not attempt to understand each revelation brought forth that spans centuries nor to zero in on which theory is “right”. However I think this book is an excellent read for those searching for more knowledge about the topic without going further into schooling or an in depth program.
My thoughts on the meaning of life? I prefer to dwell on the absurd concept brought forth from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, that is the meaning of life is 42. Which of course is the answer, but to what question?
What are your thoughts on philosophy?
Songwriting is a beautiful art sometimes lost in the mass of consumerism. This week I was able to listen to one of my best friends (who is a musician at heart) play some fragments of new songs. There is nothing that makes me feel the way music makes me feel. I feel compelled to create, to innovate, to add beauty to life, to talk a walk in nature, to write words of comfort, inspiration and meaning, to search for deeper truths and expose hidden meanings. It makes me want to stay, to find the meaning of life, understand knowledge and why we crave more.
Let’s face it, we were born to create, to find new ways to explain, explore and connect. Forward progress and the desire to succeed and live against all costs is what makes us human. The best way to start moving forward in our achievements is to start, take the huge step forward into the vast unknown and making it happen. Sure we will all trip up and make mistakes, but that’s just apart of the learning process, we have to keep going no matter what, because the journey to success is beautiful.
I am an individual who thrives on challenges and am very results oriented. However the best part of being results oriented is striving to reach a goal. Once the goal has been achieved and the challenge is over I tend to lose interest and look forward to the next challenge, even though it may be hard and scary.
The strains of indie music keep me burning to create. What music keeps you going? Share your favorites.