Philosophy and your Success

You say the word “philosophy” and many people have images of people in togas or college classrooms filled with bearded, sweatered, tea drinking grad students and professors.  But that is not actually accurate, nor is it fair to an integral part of our being.

All Philosophy is a way of making sense of how we see, think and believe our reality.  A philosopher’s passion is to understand the mechanics of relationships, perceptions, thought patterns and why we develop ethics and dogma.  A philosopher tries to then make sense of this somewhat hazy art.  I call it a hazy art, because it has no concrete presence.  A circulatory system is a solid system, with more or less predictable behavior.  But the patterns that the brain produces to understand and process the world and events around it are not so solid.  This is philosophy.  All religions, ethics, relationships (interpersonal and otherwise), psychologies and origins of behavior are parts of philosophy.  So how does knowing this help you be healthy and wealthy?  Because –

  • Your philosophies determine when you act.
  • Your philosophies determine where you are and where you go.
  • Your philosophies are the source of your ethical platform.
  • Your philosophies are the why behind your actions.
  • Your philosophies determine how you go about achieving or not.
  • Your philosophies what those achievements will be.
  • Your philosophies announce your identity and form the template for processing information.

Obviously, everyone has a personal philosophy.  There is no such thing as a completely unique philosophy.  When a large number of people subscribe to a standardized philosophy (existentialism, liberalism, libertarianism, objectivism, Christianity, Taoism or Confucianism, for example), it becomes a religion or movement.  This is where philosophy links with sociology.  This happens all the time.  Humankind is an inherently social being, after all.  It is unhealthy to deny this.

So, aware or not of the how or why of philosophy, it defines whether we even want wealth, what wealth/health means, what actions we deem necessary, what we care about and why we do what we do.  This is integral to everything in our life. Including Health and Wealth.

About Nathan

Hi! I am Nathan! So why am I here? That is my main question. I am fascinated by the current wave of science meeting with the philosophical questions throughout history. I am a Taoist and a disorganized dreamer who makes up new words to describe states of being and thought processes. I love to bring to you these simple yet powerful little inspirations and truths. I believe that each one of us is infinitely important and we are all connected. As Carl Sagan put it, “We are a way for the Cosmos to know itself.” We might be all connected, but you are still you. It is your perceptions that shape your reality. So join me in changing perceptions!

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