I am excited to learn more about philosophy and actually have a class where discussions are prevalent. Most classes you can't get that, plus people told me that Mr. Austin was cool so that's good 🤙🏻. Life examination is needed, the person who's quoted is saying that if you don't spend your life learning about the nuances of life, then what's the point?
1. Always ask questions, never just agree without curiosity. 2. Learn for yourself the ways of life not by what you're told. 3. You should love learning your essential truths in life. 4. Be weary of bunching things together, every situation/problem is met with it's own set of problems and constraints. 5. Form opinions from several viewpoints. 6. Learn from all perspectives. 7. Do not be afraid to change your stance or opinion on something. 8. Simplicity in life is a good thing. 9. Find your essential truth. 10. Live for your own personal good.
During our research of philosophy in the 1800s, the thing I found the most interesting was the rise and popularity of Individualism. It was this time period that many people stopped turning toward their faith to answer all of their questions. Self-reliance became ubiquitous and transcendentalist beliefs grew in popularity.
If I were to choose one of the the three to follow, I would choose Buddha. My reasoning is that in Buddhism you let go of attachments to material things that don't help you. You focus more on important things in life such as love, friendship and happiness.
Socrates would define wisdom simply as the admission to knowing nothing. And that is wise because you are putting your pride aside and willing to learn. In my own life I can use this because you should be able to admit to knowing very little and be willing to open your mind.