We All Need Our Own Philosophy

I never really understood what philosophy meant. Like most of you, I thought it was an abstract historical field of thinking-about-thinking, and I was interested in more concrete things. It wasn’t until I started reading some actual philosophy that I began to understand: it’s simple!

Your philosophy is your framework for living, the foundation upon which you build a life. Your life is the house that you live in, and you’re far more likely to end up with a house that you want to live in by starting with a foundation, some drawings and a set of proper tools.

I’m not talking about anything fancy here. Most of my philosophies come in the form of short phrases. My own philosophy is embodied in these simple core values:

Developing your own guiding principles, your own framework, learning what you believe is part of developing your self—and a well-functioning sense of intuition is a requirement. Without intuition, how will you know what you believe?

If you don’t know where to start, I’ve assembled a list of suggested reading.