Philosophy has been around since ancient times…literally. But as humans became more and more interested in pragmatic ways to live, philosophy lost its high place in the hierarchy of values and subjects we are interested in and rather remained a subject that kids dodge in high school.
But that shouldn’t be the case and I will try to tell you why:
1. Philosophy makes you question things.
One of the great subject philosophers like to contemplate on is the meaning of life and funny enough, it can make you more aware of the reason you are still alive, or of the reason you do certain things every single day. I think one of the best philosophers that will stimulate your whole brain into thinking about that is Albert Camus.
2. Philosophy helps you find layers to yourself
By layers I mean that you might find opinions that you strongly agree with and that will eventually shape you as a human being. Here I think it is worth reading Jean- Paul Sartre and comparing him to Giovanni Picco della Mirandola. While Sartre talks about man without God, and how we have free will and full resposibility for our actions, Mirandola analyses how God shapes us and how we also have free will, but that is because God gave it to us.
3. It helps you become a better human