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How important is philosophy to you?

  1. EinsFloW profile image62
    EinsFloWposted 7 years ago

    How important is philosophy to you?

  2. akirchner profile image96
    akirchnerposted 7 years ago

    It depends which philosophy we are considering.  If it is the philosophy that life is something to treasure and to be all that you can be (not as in the Army), then I aspire to those kinds of philosophies.  I also believe in the philosophy of creating good karma or whatever you call it - what goes around comes around and all that although I tend not to wait to see how that applies to others and only worry about myself!

  3. m920621m profile image77
    m920621mposted 7 years ago

    It's of an immense importance to me. I believe that if one doesn't have a philosophy of life, he is lost in this world and can manipulated easily. I also think that philosophy is probably the only thing that you can leave in this world after your death. Like M.L. King, for example. He is dead for nearly half a century now, yet his thoughts keep inspiring thousands of people even nowadays. It's the only way how you can change the world even being dead.

  4. John B Badd profile image59
    John B Baddposted 7 years ago

    I think it is important to learn different philosophies as soon as one is old enough to question reality and ethics.  By learning the different philosophies at a young age we can find the philosophy on life that works for us. 
    I think many of the mental distress come from a lack of a personal belief system.  It is important for good mental health to know who you are and where you want to go.

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    jasper420posted 7 years ago

    very important it helps me to understand this world

  6. iamnotfrancis profile image55
    iamnotfrancisposted 7 years ago

    philosophy makes me understand things more. it's a deep way of thinking of things because you have to reflect on events especially on what's happening in your life. and as Socrates said, an unreflected life is not worth living.

  7. burning bush profile image73
    burning bushposted 7 years ago

    I believe philosophy is much like history and if we fail to study it, we will be doomed to a loss of ethics, morals, and logic. Philosophy can be considered as an art and a science. To me, it should be taught as part of secondary school education to help students learn how to express themselves, evaluate ideas and better relate to new situations. As the world gets smaller, the inclusion of philosophy as part of our approach to enhance education is important to all of us if we want to get along.

  8. C.V.Rajan profile image78
    C.V.Rajanposted 7 years ago

    Philosophy is extremely important when I do the talking and it is extremely boring when others do the talking!

  9. gulnazahmad profile image63
    gulnazahmadposted 7 years ago

    Philosophy is in everything but it depends on the way you have spent life and life has treated you. I think to a happy person there is less in the philosophy of life but a person who experienced many difficulties in life philosophy of life is important.

  10. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image98
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 7 years ago

    I've never studied it formally, but it's vitally important to everyone who walks the Earth, if they know it, or not-is another issue altogether.

  11. rotl profile image60
    rotlposted 7 years ago

    It was very important when I was younger... now I realize that in order to make a difference in the world you have to do, not talk and/or pontificate, so it's not important to me anymore.

  12. varun2145 profile image57
    varun2145posted 7 years ago

    Philosophy is very important to me as it is thought provoking and makes one more intelligible about oneself rather than more intelligent. With that I think philosophy needs to be presented in simple terms and can be very effective then. For e.g. the words of Bertrand Russell are simple and discussable where as those of Sartre are complex and convoluted (except 1-2 essays). Hence philosophy in simple terms can be very useful and interesting to everyone.

  13. LensMan999 profile image52
    LensMan999posted 6 years ago

    philosophical thought is an inescapable part of human life .  It is really important because it is a study that seeks to understand the mysteries of existence and reality.