Rhys Arnold wrote:
I've had an interesting day. I could have left a knife on the table and sat around for it to plunge into my back, thats how I feel right now. I don't take philisophy too seriously it's good for the sayings and that but it's pointless. It's full of people who think they know it all if you enter a discussion with one it never ends! Everything you try and say is never right. I'm done with this rubbish, it really is a load of nonsence. We are people at the end of the day, we have lives to live a touch of philosophy is good for us all but for people of bang on about it all day are icolating themselfs. Sad really.
Well it's been good while it lasted. I do appreciate the help that has been given to me and I thank those who have helped.
I would give it another 24 hours and my account will be gone forever.
Happy discussion. But I have a life to live and I aint got no time to argue about it.
It is as though you have never learned the most basic points of punctuation... Certainly, when and if you speak to people, your sentences do not all run together??? If people would write like they talk they would have very few problems, even though with verbal communication there is a lot of non verbal feed back, smiling, nodding, shaking of the head, looking away nevously for the guys with the rubber truck...
Consider that knowledge is an essential part of philosophy, and that before one can make rational judgements they must ahve some knowledge upon which to judge, so it is not an insult to call a philosopher a know it all...There is clearly too much to learn for anyone to know it all... Look at Durrant and wife who spent their lives learning it all and giving it to the world in their massive set on the history of civilization... And a book may take you a month to read, but then pick up another volume, and see the guy aged 20 years, and it sort of takes you back to what effort is involved in actually learning it all... Learning enough to make some sort of judgement call is one thing, but learning enough to teach, to answer questions, and to form a conception of a subject all laid out is another thing entirely...
You know, I am not too old, 56, and in many respects uneducated, and certainly undereducated... But from my vantage point I do not see how any young person would expect to be a philosopher... It takes time to learn, and it take time to observe self, and others, in life experence... It is a given, at least on my part that we are always wrong, that the closest anyone can come to telling truth is fiction... That does not mean we should not express what we think we know without hesitation, and as clearly as possible... Leave it to others to prove you wrong.... Give them the same courteousy... Prove them wrong... Consider it a favour...