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The Philosophical Realm

Posted on: 16 Jul 2016

Diversifying the demography of philosophy will bring with more diversity in obtaining deeper and better philosophical understanding and interpretation of life that do add certain perspective and value on the existing way of life which society is undertaking, so that life to any given society will be life of consciousness and rational that augment peoples keen desire for life and people can live with knowing things than ignorance.

When people enter into city and valley of philosophy, they add certain quality and flavor to the way of life they possess since one of the common ideas that exist in the world of philosophy is asking on how we should live our life, on the methods and approaches, critically seeing things in clear manner and way, it is not just living a life of having food, wearing nice clothes and talking about what is on the face value on things that happen in peoples surrounding.

This means that when people are philosophical, they go far beyond the ordinary, but they do not enter into the city of delusion and illusion. They live in the between worlds of reality and imagination in which going far beyond the regular routine and the ordinary should not lead and be confuse with entering the city of imaginary  illusions. There is a thin line that exists between creativity and madness as in the case of the art, as there is a thin line between going far beyond the ordinary and living in state of delusion.

Hence, philosophy encourages on the investigation of questions on how people should lead and live their lives and such way of thinking do add certain quality of life to the existing ones since in such area of the valley of quest, it is clearly understood that an eye is an eye, not an ear, but the quest lies on how far an eye can go forward, not on how eye become an ear or on how to convert an eye to an ear or a nose since such part of quest is already answered by nature and life and there is no need to waste one’s time and energy in this regard.

One of the failures of philosophy is that it is not experimental in which such new and different ideas are not investigated further in the laboratory due to the controversial aspect of the concepts and lack of adequate tools in the laboratory too, in which ideas are released without experimentation and further processing hence it become subject and fields of controversy due to the fact that nature of the field dwells in unraveling secrets of the unknown and mysteries of life and people do try to research in the process of life as few could succeed and others could fail as such ides and thoughts contain in any given philosophical ideology is practically experimented.

There are different kinds and types of philosophies in this world that humankind has been taught and practiced, and they made enormous contribution to the life of human society depending on the potency of the thought and the magnitude it covers. Philosophy is about thought and system of thoughts and beliefs that are articulated and organized in a way it can have an impact on the life of human society. Philosophy is way of thinking and way of life.

There are thinking that are sophistry, but never worked out since the motive and the drama they carry is not consistent with the need of the time and with the law of this universe. Consistency and compatibility here plays major role in making any thought working out at large, otherwise it will be considered as if it is fancy and will remain attracting certain groups of society.

Presumably, the two distinctively philosophical types of inquiry are analytic philosophy, which is the logical study of concepts; and synthetic philosophy which is the arrangement of concepts into a unified system. For example, the Pythagorean taught and practiced that the soul is the prisoner of the body, is released from the body at death, and reincarnated in a higher or lower form of life depending on the degree of virtue achieved. They made important contribution to musical theory mathematics and astronomy.

To be a philosopher here is not to explain or to argue about matters one has no clue or to make the right to left or to talk about subjects that are not consistent and compatible with the laws of nature and social beings. However, philosophy is about seeking certain territories which are not discovered or not known before; or get hide from the mass, but it must be true or real. A philosopher is one who discovers virgin territories and make known to others. This is in terms of idea or truth, not about physical spaces or lands too.

By definition, philosophy is love for wisdom, or truth. A truth lover is a philosopher. In this regard, there are instruments or tools that help one to arrive at certain definitive conclusion about certain aspects of life that are abstract or ambiguous through taking certain variables and elements that help one to arrive at certain conclusion. Otherwise, when one cannot reach to certain conclusions, the instruments have defects or a problem. Conclusions can be true or false.

The sense organs we have along with our power of reason have helped us in communicating certain information with one to another in helping us to communicate or excommunicate with each other. We communicate based on our understanding and perceptions. When one likes others, one creates a network and creates one’s own world so that our network interacts with certain magnetic field, and we live with common understanding.

When complex ideas or matters arise in terms of connecting society or group of people, here there are many divisions or schism since many people can not agree on such aspects of life due to the power of reason and nature of ideas. Let us take the idea of Unity. Unity is required in terms of many levels. Today, I could say, it is family unity, and then tribal unity, and then nation unity and then global unity. Unity is a progressive idea and changes its aspects in terms of need of the time and the age. If I say, in a world no family unity is established and there are many broken families and I explain facts about global unity, here this could sound a paradox. I would wonder that this could be about another world.

Ideas are not nightmares. They are torching lights. They give ways and are perspectives. Life without ideas is impossible. It is impossible to live with out ideas. This world would be a lifeless body without ideas. The very existence of this world is Ideas. Ideas create and recreate this world. Ideas are not only architects of this planet, but also creators of this world. Many worlds in here are created by Ideas. Ideas divide people. Ideas unify people. Ideas are the core existence of life on this world. Life without idea is a chimera. Idea is source of life. Idea is the main purpose and cause of existence on the earth.

Who originates ideas? Who observes well and come up with certain perceptions and perspectives to the many? When the magnitude and potency of any given idea expands and the number of people that comply with a given idea increases, here we call the authors of such ideas as philosopher, leader or whatever according to the nature of idea. When the idea is related to divinity, we call them prophets or religious leaders and we claim that they are inspired by God; when it is related to politics, we call them activist, revolutionary, or political leaders.

However, in relation to those ideas and thoughts which are practically translated but they do sound illogical and subject of controversy, but they just create some kind of comfort zone to the mass, should be replaced and adjusted by other truthful, logical and plausible ideas and they should be translated with their give correct version. In this case, this world seeks tinkers that correct such practices and beliefs and fake ideologies and their given interpretations.

Such vacuum should be filled with courageous thinkers and brave philosophers who come up with new and different perspectives and thinking, which help this world to look nicer and better. In such given undertaking, such thinkers should be appreciate and respected than be cursed and blamed since they are the eyes and ears of the world, they see and hear far beyond the ordinary and the regular routines of life  due to the natural gift they are bestowed by nature and life. They pave a way of life useful, helpful and essential to the benefit of the world at large.

Every society has such gaps and vacuums in its own undertaking and such vacuums are detected by such few thinkers who see things in critical and clear manner and they address their give society in way they feel and think appropriate. The maturity and greatness of any given society is measured on how they respond to such thinkers since they are not doing such undertaking to satisfy their own selfish interest and desire, but sense of accountability and responsibility they have for life and to the benefit of the mass and well being of society at large.



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