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Socrates

I’m an engineer by schooling and nerd of some repute. I’m old enough to have dabbled with tubes, yet young enough to play with computers and smart phones.

As a recreational thinker, I decided to try to make some sense of all the twitter quotes that are zipping around, and so Philosiblog was born (which was shortened from “Philosophy, I blog”).

Come and join me on a journey of exploration and examination; of quotes and how they apply to our life in modern times.

Here at my blog, we will:

  • explore the philosophy of life, and how to apply it to your life
  • consider your thoughts and ideas about philosophy
  • explore why philosophy is still useful in the modern world
  • consider what is philosophy and how it can help to you
  • explore your life, as philosophy broadens your horizons
  • consider philosophy as an approach to life’s problems
  • explore great philosophy quotes of the past and of the present
  • consider saying “help me philosophy” when you don’t know where else to turn

Are you ready? Let’s go!

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25 Responses to About

  1. Debbie says:

    Love the twitter tweet concept – a recreational thinker… Hmm…

  2. I love this blog the wisdom and insight that comes from your words are very inspiring!

  3. Great blog, nice to read and I really like the quotes you use.
    I’m a blogger, too, from Germany, and I’m writing about… well… politics and philosophy. I call that mixture “Politosophie”, you could say “politosophy” in English…
    –> http://politosophie.blogspot.com/
    Maybe you speak German, otherwise you can use some translator. 😉 I hope you’ll like my blog, too. Even though I prefer thinking up quotes myself. Sorry for my English if I did some mistakes, it’s not my mother tongue…
    Keep it up!
    “Guardian Of Philosophy”

    • philosiblog says:

      Let us simply note that your English is far better than my German, which I learned mostly from subtitles of old war movies. Thanks for noticing my blog, and for commenting.

  4. Xero4678 says:

    Your twitter posts are really brilliant, thanks a lot for sharing them. Just a question, can you suggest some easy philosophy books to read for some one new to the subject? I don’t know if it’s me but most of them are pretty abstract and complicated.

    Thanks for answering, and keep up the great posts.

  5. I love the concept of your blog. An examined life is a wonderful (though sometimes painful…) thing. Unfortunately, it’s often easier to talk about this type of life rather than lead it – in my experience anyway. Oh well, that’s why they call it ‘practice’ I suppose! I look forward to following your posts.

    • philosiblog says:

      Thanks for the kind words.

      Yes, it’s hard. Often I manage to keep up with a particular method or exercise for a few days to a few weeks, and then find I have forgotten to keep at it. It is quite frustrating.

      However, I take some comfort in knowing that each step moves me a little closer to my best possible self. And remember, that is a moving target as well. My best possible self at 20 would have had no interest or need for relationship or parenting skills.

  6. estelle says:

    Something that makes this blog special, I have the feeling that you all the posts are wrttien because their meanings really m matter to you, not to make money!

    • philosiblog says:

      That’s interesting. I have yet to even try to make money with this blog (not that I have anything against money or capitalism). It started as a challenge to myself that I thought might last a month or two, three at the top. Here I am, already two full years of daily posts behind me. It’s fun, and it’s part of my legacy. The internet allows people to find my posts months or even years after they have been written. It will exist for my children and grandchildren, as well as people all over the world. I try to contribute, and have had some success here and there. And that’s what makes it worthwhile.

      Thanks for noticing.

  7. Emily says:

    Wonderful blog! Well thought down-to-earth words! I am following and will strongly recommend it to my friends! Keep up the great work!

    • philosiblog says:

      Thanks for the kind words. I’m glad you found my blog, and that you feel the contents are sufficiently useful to recommend to others. Feel free to recommend the blog to those who aren’t your friends as well. 8)

  8. supriya says:

    I would like you to nominate for the Liebster award
    http://hopeoflight.wordpress.com/2013/04/03/960/

  9. Conni M says:

    I absolutely LOVE this column. You always seem to explain a quote that I really need to hear at the time. I just came across a nice one for you that sums up my going back for my Master’s right now. “The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” ~Aristotle

    • philosiblog says:

      Or, if you prefer turns on old recruitment slogans, I have one for you from the 1980’s : Grad School – It’s not just a job, it’s an indenture!

      Glad you found the blog useful. And good luck with your time in school!

  10. tivrfoa says:

    Hi. Do you have a “suggest quote” page? One cool to talk: “wealth is not in those things you have but in those you would never exchange for money”.
    ps1: I translated to English, but don’t know how the sentence is in English
    ps2: I don’t know who said it. :/

    • philosiblog says:

      No, I don’t. But I should have. It may take me a few weeks, but that’s now on the ‘to do’ list.

      As for you quote, I found it here, but it isn’t credited.
      Measure wealth not by the things you have, but by the things you have for which you would not take money. – Anonymous.

      Another site sources it as being by Russ Crosson and words it in a slightly less proper form of English (ending in a preposition isn’t proper form, even if it is commonly done).
      Measure wealth not by the things you have, but by the things you have that you would not take money for

  11. Philosiblog — I love the concept of your blog and the subtile (mostly) humor you use. I’m just wondering if you could share what your overarching worldview is. I’m reading a book by Nancy Pearcey, Total Truth — Liberating Christianity from its Cultural Captivity, that is helping me think clearly about my beliefs and presuppositions. Perhaps you can help me, and your other followers, better appreciate your blog if you can share what passion(s) lead your thinking and blogging. If you have already written on this please direct me to where I can find it. Thanks. Ron

    • philosiblog says:

      I am still evolving in my beliefs. As I learn more, I question more. Each question results in another question, and so on. I try to keep religious dogma out of it, as my audience is world wide, and practices many faiths. As for most religions, I believe that man has piled layers of their own desires on top of whatever may have been the core of their faith. Perhaps some day it will make more sense. I am more a creature of logic, although I have faith that something is out there.

      My passion in blogging is to help others. Too many of my friends were able to spout off quotes, but when asked what they meant, I’d get the head-tilt, palms-up, shoulder-shrug, “I donno!” They knew, but they did not understand. They sipped, instead of drinking deeply.

      This blog was founded on Twitter quotes (hard to get more superficial than that), and my attempt to relate the quote to modern life, or at least some aspect of the quote to some aspect of modern life. Many quotes cover far more ground than can be touched on in a single blog post.

      By helping others consider their lives, to think, to reason, and to plan, they can live a life by design, not simply by chance.

      Hope that helps.

  12. FeatherMoon says:

    This is a beautiful place to just ‘be’…
    Inspiring and mindful; thank you ~ Linda

  13. Thank you for the blog following, LOVE your blog. Clarabelle 🙂

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