“Philosophy” is derived from the word “Philosophia,” which means ‘love of wisdom.’ The discipline is all-inclusive and deals with the nature of reality, life, existence, ethics, mind, and consciousness, language, religion, metaphysics, science, and almost all areas we can think of.
Academic Philosophy is divided into these 5 categories:
The thing about philosophy is that it can be applied to every discipline. …
We are all aware that water is essential to all animal and plant life on Earth. Life is believed to have originated in water and living organisms depend on water for survival.
For example, plants use water in photosynthesis to make food for themselves. Whereas, roughly 60% of the adult human body is water and it performs many functions. They include dissolving vital nutrients in the bloodstream and delivering them to cells, regulating body temperature, dissolving waste substances, protecting tissues, joints, and the spinal cord, etc.
In the modern human world, water is an important resource with many uses including…
Wikipedia describes thought as — “Thought can refer to the ideas or arrangements of ideas that result from thinking, the act of producing thoughts, or the process of producing thoughts.
Thought (also called thinking) — the mental process in which beings form psychological associations and models of the world. Thought maybe an idea, an image, a sound, or even an emotional feeling that arises from the brain.
Simply put, thoughts are the perception that you infer and the opinion that you form of the reality around you. The number of thoughts that you can have or endless. You will never…
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a growing consensus that humanity requires new methods of knowing and understanding human beings and existence.
Incomplete and reductionist ideas laid down by science are proving inadequate to understand the existential reality. At the same time, the mysteries of Spirituality are not palatable to the inquisitive and understanding human logical thinking capabilities.
To connect the conceptual changes in science with the existential reality of human nature & values in society, we need to go beyond material science and look for a broader conceptualization.
We need a holistic epistemology that embraces both…
Time and money are both perceived realities, however, the perception of money is different from that of time. Most people look at their financial status with great attention and assess how much money they have to spend, invest, and donate. But Time is something people take for granted. They don’t look at their time the same way as they look at money, and end up wasting this incredibly precious resource.
You can always make more money. Even if you lose all of your money, it’s always possible to make more. The same cannot be said about time. Each of us…
Religion, politics, belief systems, etc. are the topics people aren’t expected to talk about in social situations. And there’s a reason for this: Strong emotions can arouse, voices can spike, disagreements can explode into conflicts.
There are several religions, ideologies, and belief systems and there are many adherents of each. Because of the large number of belief systems in this multicultural world, it’s important to learn to connect to those who believe differently.
Language is core to human existence. It has been the driving force behind all the inventions of mankind. It has allowed social and cultural systems and disciplines like art, religion, and science to occur.
Language sets human beings apart from any other species. Other species communicate- with gestures, postures, expressions, and noise- but the human race has the most sophisticated communication of any other species on the planet.
We as human beings have evolved to live together and exist in groups, communities. Having our feelings validated by other human beings is important for us as it allows us to feel safe and express ourselves. Respecting each other’s feelings strengthens trust and wellbeing in our human relationships.
However, there is one essential aspect that has disappeared from human interactions ever since we progressed as a society. That is understanding and validating each other’s feelings, particularly negative feelings.
We live in a world that is trying to promote unrealistic positivity — the idea that we should ‘ignore’ negative emotions by…
Happiness has never been defined concisely, but everyone seems to aim for it. Being happy and at peace is the ultimate objective of every human being. The irony is that human beings do not know or understand what being happy is.
If we ask any person around us what the ultimate goal in their lives is? What is the result of all their efforts? They’ll answer happiness.
Life is full of absurdity, chaos, and destruction. This is a common belief among nihilists, pessimists, existentialists, Freudians, proponents of chaos theory, randomness, etc.
Unfortunately, this incorrect belief has lately received wider acceptance in this current age marked by anxieties over pandemic, war, terrorism, and the economy.
No one wants to suffer, but it’s generally accepted that existence is painful. All living beings want to avoid pain and hurt as much as possible. As a species, human beings want a life full of happiness, abundance, and resolution and that is their innate nature.