Today is allegedly World Philosophy Day, and what do we owe to thee, oh philosophee? Let me count the ways...
Of course I’m gonna be celebrating ma boi philosophy more than my very own birthday! I owe philosophy (tehe, deontology lolz) so so much in helping better my mental health, view of the world, continually checking in on my behaviour and morality...ALL the good jazz, and before you fools start, it is a complement to science - not a clash to it. Sure Schopenhauer can be miserable AF and reading Hegel is the literary equivalent of sticking nails in your eyes, but above all philosophy can help us navigate a crazy, brave new world and show us how to behave and why we ought to be virtuous. Im cultivating good virtue and habits (just freakin WATCH me do so many mental gymnastics I pervade your IG feed with somersaults) we can establish excellence as a moral practice and reach our goals, including fitness ones, as well as become kinder, nicer people.
So much love for philosophy (science, you’ll get your day too!) I can’t fit it in this post, but consider it a humble postcard from this feeble, flawed human piece of stardust trying to navigate her way through this leviathan known as LIFE.
Anyone who correctly guesses my fave philosopher gets a DINGDINGDING from me! 😀 (here is a photo of me looking far too happy to read philosophy. The existential dread is seriously lacking. But this is how happy today makes me! )