The Will Rogers “Quote of the Day” as shown in the chalkboard area of the header above basically says that we should take the time to learn from those who were much wiser than us so that we can keep from making the same mistakes. In previous generations, that is before technology increased to hyper-speeds, we looked to our grandparents for worldly advice. I still … Continue reading Lessons We Need To Learn…
Most of my posts here at RJsCorner come from what I have read. Many times the article is several thousand words long, and my task is to glean from that the most important lessons that I might pass on to you, my readers. Over my lifetime I have loved psychology and philosophy type things. Some really grab my attention, but then there are others that … Continue reading One Of The Foundations Of RJsCorner
First of all Socrates was a thinker, as most philosophers were, but perhaps primarily he was a person who questioned everything. That got many people upset, especially when they didn’t know the answers. One of the critical things he showed us is that the truth is not something you choose to believe. You can’t simply pick a truth and consider it fact. That is primarily … Continue reading Philosophy of Life – A Different Path
To officially start out this new project of the Philosophy of Life I need to set a few things straight. I have no intention of giving you a dissertation on philosophy. You will not learn the many branches of philosophy, nor will you be exposed to many of the terms used. Instead, I will give you a down-to-earth lighthearted Will Rogers style look at the … Continue reading Philosophy of Life#6 – Getting Started With Socrates
Before I get started here, I guess I should say a little about the title of this post. It comes from a song in a 1966 movie and is about the most basic questions in life. It was sung by many artists including Dionne Warwick, Cher, and others. If you are currently bored with what you are doing or just want to see the lyrics … Continue reading Philosophy of Life#5 – What’s It All About, Alfie…
I’m going to kinda change tracks for this Philosophy Monday to discuss the Christian Bible. But, there is a serious connection, which I will end up talking about. During my eight-year serious study of the Bible I read it from cover-to-cover three times. The Book of James ended up being my favorite mainly because of its emphasis on works, not faith alone was what Jesus … Continue reading Philosophy Of Life: The Difference Between Theology And Philosophy
At first glance philosophy appears for the most part to be esoteric. It is mysterious, cryptic, and obscure. Some of the things that are debated make no sense at all. But, then along comes something that is essential to our existence. I just went through a book by Bertrand Russell entitled The Problems of Philosophy. In that book, he shows some of what I think … Continue reading Philosophy of Life #4 – Is Philosophy Esoteric?
Let’s start off this post with a broad definition of philosophy. At its core philosophy literally means “The Love of Wisdom”. In its broadest sense it is an activity people undertake when they seek to understand fundamental truths about themselves, and the world in which they live. That seems to be at the core of RJsCorner, so maybe I am a philosopher? 😎 I certainly … Continue reading Philosophy Of Life #3 – Just What Is Philosophy?
After looking at last Monday’s post about Bertrand Russell I have decided that I have been thinking too narrowly about this new special project. So, I am going to expand its scope to include lessons on life learned from several philosophers, thus the new icon above. Philosophy is a hard topic for many to really get interested in. I don’t know why I got hooked … Continue reading The Philosophy Of Life #2 – Why?
If there were only a surefire handbook by the above title, life would be simpler. Unfortunately, everyone with more than an ounce of brains thinks they have discovered this secret and if you give them $12.99 they will let you in on it. I am an armchair philosopher, so I read quite a few books on that subject. Bertrand Russell makes the most sense to … Continue reading Rules For A Better Life
I have been casually studying of Aristotle for many years, and have recently started another book about him. He was definitely a dreamer/thinker that I could never even imagine being. It is amazing to me how so many of his thoughts still apply today. Since he is one of my heroes, it just seemed natural that I look to him as to what he said … Continue reading The Pursuit of Happiness #4: According to Aristotle
I have been thinking lately about just what a philosopher is and if I might be one? Let’s study this topic some. Philosophy is most often thought of as a high-browed occupation . When most of us who are at least educated in the fundamentals think of philosophy we think of Aristotle, or Plato. Wiki says Philosophy is: the study of the general and fundamental nature … Continue reading Am I A Philosopher ???