Monday, December 06, 2004

The Philo-sopher

Greek : Philo
[love, loving, friendly to, fondness for, attraction to, strong tendency toward, affinity for]

Greek : soph(er)
[ wise, wisdom; knowledge]

and hence,

A Philo-Sopher in its true sense is -
'one who loves
wisdom'
, contrary to the fact of being a philosopher,
which term derives from the greek 'Sophism' and being a 'Sophist'
- [Sophists were generally intelligent people with the intent of making a living off of speaking and teaching what they knew]

This log, is Inspired, in agreement with and following the great one - Socrates,
who like the Sophists, was more concerned with and his place in society than with
the forces of nature, but he didn't consider himself to be a 'wise and informed'
person. Rather, he called himself a true philo-sopher: 'one who loves wisdom'. He
knew that he knew nothing about life and about and about the world, and this
troubled him ("Only one thing I know, and that is that I know nothing."). A real
philosopher is someone who recognizes that there is a lot to understand, and is troubled by that.


This place, is to capture the happenings and thoughts of myself, sophical in nature!

Socrates : Only one thing I know, and that is that I know nothing
Ancient Tamil Wisdom : Kattrathu Kai mannalavu, Kalladhadhu Ulagalavu

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