Why Street Philosophies?
Philosophy may sound like the kind of subject that people with large foreheads study, however, my research concludes that many of the great philosophers did have large foreheads alongside many with smaller craniums which makes this notion inconclusive. Fortunately, being a female, I have a tiny head which has demonstrated the ability to grasp sufficient wisdom from philosophy for me to choose how I walk my path and survive the tougher times life throws at us.
With a little practice, you can develop an evolving philosophical worldview, which provides you with an ability to immerse yourself in life, with choice and freedom. Philosophy, found me when I was a snot-ridden penniless mess. Philosophy helped me climb out of a shithole state of existence, without philosophy I would have become a festering toxic wasteland in human form.
Philosophy can be engaging, simple, fun and enlightening. You can become your own philosophical guide, which ultimately enables you to stand in your own personal power
Socrates said it is our responsibility to take care of our souls.
We need to examine our beliefs and values and rules which are toxic; artful examination can be medicinal.
Cicero: “There is, I assure you, a medical art for the soul. It is philosophy, whose aid need not be sought, as in bodily diseases, from outside ourselves. We must endeavour with all our resources and strength to become capable of doctoring ourselves.”
We must endeavour with our resources and strength to become ourselves.
Use these questions as keys to examine the beliefs that maintain your current worldview.
- Am I responding wisely to this?
- Is this reaction reasonable?
- Could I react more wisely?