Hard to Imagine
What do you think?
Sometimes it's hard for people to imagine, and for some people all that they do is imagine. Anybody can think, and here's a modern day twist on what some famous people have thought in the past. What do you think? That's basically all that Greek philosophers did in their lifetime. Great names of classical Greek philosophers like Plato, Aristotle, and Epictetus. I suppose back in the times of ancient Greece these same gentlemen would have been known today as the ones who were thinking out of the box, or they're just really out there. Today it's hard to imagine sometimes that men like these actually made a living simply thinking with their minds, but they did back in those times. I wonder if these were the same gentlemen that said the world was flat, and that ships would sail off of the edge? They just simply reasoned questions that were asked of them or popped into their heads. They were the people who thought they knew everything in life, know it alls, and had all of the correct answers in life. Philosophy simply is the study of general and fundamental problems, such as those connected with existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. Really when you come right down to it anyone can ponder and answer age-old questions.
Back in the early part of the 1980s there was a very very funny movie that came out in the movie theaters called the "History of the World part one". In this movie there was a scene from ancient Greece where Mel Brooks, who posed as the king, jokingly referred to philosophers as B.S. artist. There was a sequel to that movie that came out which was called "History of the World part two". I'm sure it was just as funny but I never had the opportunity to see it. There's another hub on the Hub Pages as well that talks about the philosophers Aristotle vs. Plato on the dangers of poetry. If these two philosophers were that concerned about poetry then they certainly wouldn't even consider giving their approval to a fifth grade level haiku.
It's really not hard, and even you can be a philosopher, however it doesn't really pay all that much these days. You certainly couldn't make a very decent living at it, or even support a family while doing it unless you were living in your parent's basement apartment. I suppose it could be a second job, sort of like the Hub Pages is for some folks. Other then the full time staff at the Hub Pages, I doubt anyone out there is getting their sole income from this magical Internet source. Really, truly, the Hub Pages is all about fun anyway. Below are some questions to which there really aren't any correct answers. Anyone can think, so let's see just how good of a philosopher you can be, and what you can imagine.