Why is philosophy important?


1. You could be guided through life solely by your physical impulses and appetites; or

2. You could be guided through life by unquestioning conformance to societal norms and expectations; or

3. You could be guided by promptings of your innermost being — the questing curiosity of your mind, heart and spirit.

What would you prefer? What would bring you the most joy, satisfaction and meaning in life? I suppose the answers to such questions will help someone understand why philosophy is useful…and perhaps important.

Of course, this very Q&A is a philosophical exercise. So I suppose the real answer to this question can be found by answering another one: Why do you ask?

My 2 cents.


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