Adult Two Sided Philosophy

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Believe or not, in many ways, we are all philosophers. Yet some of us can go further into thoughts than the others by exercising our imaginations to its fullest extend. We are able to inject with positive factor into our imaginations and compare it to its negative factor. Therefore, in many cases, a philosopher can tell two stories at the same time. After all a philosopher is nothing more than a storyteller who tells a story that all readers in some order wish to hear.

Once when a philosopher has been asked: “Do you believe it is true of what you have told us?” He should answer the question honestly: “I have told you a story that could either be deemed as a truth or a fabrication. It is up to you as to what part or parts of the story you wish to think that is true.”

Like you, so am I, are just a living idea called life which will disease and go somewhere. If we will ever meet again after death, I am sure we will know the truth of both my story and yours.

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Comments (31)

  1. Buddhazilla

    Really? Are you sure of that?

    August 06, 2012
    1. thinkfree1

      Bud-zilla, yup, I am sure about it. Took me 79 years to learn it.
      Lets see, it was 60 years ago in a small town in Kansas that I tended bar, in those years 19 was OK. So you being a bar manager you should know. Both bar tenders and managers are some of the best philosophers. Managers being a little bit crazy

      August 06, 2012
  2. Bluesma

    My father is a professor of philosophy. When I was young, and would ask him a question, the answers always went like this-
    “Well there is the theory that……”( followed with a very complex and well structured explanation.)
    Just when I grasped it, he’d say,
    “Or there is this one……” (another compelx and well structured idea)
    “Or some think……”
    and on and on…
    “But which is true? " I’d ask.
    “I don’t know.” he’d say.
    “Which do you believe ?”
    “I tend towards this one. But I don’t know if it is the truth.”
    I found it frustrating at the time- I would have liked to have quick and easy answers to everything.
    But it taught me to use critical thought, and explore options, which is a useful skill later!

    August 06, 2012
    1. thinkfree1

      Thanks for the flyby blue, I love the critical thought idea.
      Shell and I send our love to you and yours.
      tp

      BTW – there is a good reason for thinkfree

      August 06, 2012
      1. Bluesma

        Hey there! Didn’t recognize you with your new hat! ;-)
        Hope summer is being good to you both!

        August 06, 2012
    2. rabittoma

      When I was asked some opinion. I also like to answer in the way he answered you.
      Yeah I love the idea that you wrote in the last line.

      October 19, 2013
    3. classics

      I agree… must think for ourselves and expand our minds

      July 29, 2016
  3. Buddhazilla

    I’m loving all this besides the after death the truth arises rigamorole.

    August 06, 2012
    1. thinkfree1

      Like they meet and one says “Say what” then the other says, my god do we have to go through all this “rigmarole again” and
      This old guy needs to get some shut eye, thanks for chatting, I’m sure we will meet again. its 11:3o in San Fran.

      August 06, 2012
  4. hybridpanda

    What you say is true, I actively practice being mutual by accepting both sides of each opposite I come across. Be is good or bad people or black and white contrasts in design. It fills my mind with total truth and it has helped me to see negatives, flaws and opposites as the formula life uses to keep our world diverse and interesting.

    August 25, 2013
    1. ivoriibellee

      I practice this also. It truly is a wonderful place to be. It truly is. I honestly don’t know how I wasn’t like this before, like what was I thinking. (Literally,)

      August 06, 2015
  5. wirelessguru1

    Well, the cosmos is a binary construct.

    August 25, 2013
  6. onelucidmind

    Amazing my Elder Brother! I agree 100 percent with the post regarding philosophy and its teachers.

    October 14, 2013
  7. newmanshade

    I am learning to be comfortable with ambiguity. For instance, I would normally identify as an atheist. But in my AA meetings I set that identity aside just enough to acknowledge a ‘Higher Power’. Is there such a thing? Sometimes I think so; other times I don’t. I don’t believe in ghosts or spirits either. Except when I do.

    November 01, 2013
  8. catsybaker

    This is very true!!!

    January 10, 2014
  9. seriousgenius

    To know the truth is the best thing.
    To accept that you don’t know is the second best.
    To pretend that you know the truth, but actually you don’t is a disease.

    January 22, 2014
    1. peaceonearth

      excellent!

      June 06, 2014
    2. catherinejustice

      but isn’t it knowing truth to know that you do not know?

      October 07, 2014
    3. ivoriibellee

      Deep, wonderful thought

      August 06, 2015
    4. nowknown

      GREAT. I’m a schizophrenic; experiencing “splitting of the mind” makes me believe being different is okay. I can’t grasp reality as concrete as I’d like, am I pretending — No, I’m doing the second best not my best.

      November 18, 2015
  10. fastandcurious

    Well put

    April 30, 2014
  11. midnightsun

    TRUTH can be subjective. What one sees as true may, in fact, be true to the observer and completely false in objective reality simultaneously.
    Philosophy, to me, is merely an individuals attempt to understand a truth which allows them to cope with the reality they find themselves living, in this life.

    July 20, 2014
  12. inferal

    death is a game only sufferers win, true love is the highest toll

    August 19, 2014
  13. inferal

    there are but one universe mainframe to all even feasable ideologies… our universe; the universe

    August 19, 2014
  14. eduforall

    I believe everything has happened by chance-universe,our solar system,earth and the humans.

    January 16, 2015
  15. seedman

    Yes, admittedly, a good philosopher never knows the answers, continually asking more questions!

    June 11, 2015
  16. nowknown

    You speak of life as being so simple; disease and then we all go somewhere. My life is tormented with present-time circumstances compared to the pasts’ and the situation of others. I have re-occuring gibberish on our language (clone, is done only that the c and the l are joined to make d).
    When you say death will bring us to the true story of yours and mine it frightens me…. I thought death brings realization to the picture. It allows us to see ourselves as free individuals that will soon leave this world, physically. Then is when we can fully prepare to live and work with one another without being tied down by rank, status, credit, relativity……

    November 18, 2015
  17. hhobbs2000

    Cogito, ergo sum I am going to teach philosophy. I love having conversations with people who can understand things deeper than just makeup and gossip, I’d love to have a conversation with you, please private message me.

    February 03, 2016
  18. fertilesoil

    SELAH

    June 09, 2016
  19. who-am-i

    Words can’t point to the truth. And philosophy is the search for truth. Like a great mind said, the limit of my language is the limit of my world. And since the truth we seek is beyond the concept of mind. And since mind depends on words and language. It’s pointless to think oneself as a philosopher, or someone who thinks. Try not thinking, maybe you will find something interesting.

    August 17, 2016
  20. cultural888

    I do think we all need to explore our ability to philosophize, as an exercise uniquely human and therefore conducive to “spiritual” growth. Spiritual in a humanistic way. However, I do believe in making the distinction between professional philosophers, and those of us who have a sensibility towards philosophizing. Although I would not suggest philosophy as a career—and have nothing but deep respect for those who do—I am always inclined to suggest looking at your daily life in more philosophical perspective as opposed to just getting involved in situational aspects.

    January 31, 2017
  21. jetleblanc

    philosophy is borne of tragedy …. yes ? no ?

    February 04, 2017
  22. tiamet

    Death IS the truth, after that I don’t know how much will seem to matter. Philosophy is a love of mine, except it’s difficult to find someone who thinks that philosophy deserves to be argued over. A good debate here and there can always be fulfilling but if and when it escalates into raised voices and and an argumentative stance, I am reminded too much of God and religion.

    April 25, 2017
  23. ailared

    i think is true , everybody ‘’must have a philosophie’’ of living lifes or a life

    August 06, 2017