Philosophy vs Action.

Jaan Kruusma
Temporary Installation: Nero and Seneca by Eduardo Barrón

I love to read and mostly listen to audiobooks about philosophy and life in general. Maybe even too much. Top of my list is books about stoicism — letters from Seneca and Letters of Marcus Aurelius. Philosophy is created in the mind — it can the ideas can change the world — make people act for or against a certain idea. I am trying to figure out what is universal about these ideas, what’s the whole picture when it comes to virtues, moral, the way of life. At the same time the idea of a single truth, a single philosophy, a single religion that could or should explain it all does not sound also a good idea. I feel that believing in a single truth can lead to pain and misery, starting to think bad about people who are not on “your side” is one of the worst things that can happen. You think you are better because my Jesus or Allah or Seneca has better ideas than the Krishnas or Jehovah or the Conservative party in the government.

Is there a point to this search of philosophy?

Does the “truth” really exist?

What is your solution?

Jaan Kruusma

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