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Socks or Socrates?

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 37yrs • M •
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Socks or Socrates?
I feel rather ambivalent about philosophy at this time, not knowing where it fits in with my life. I would like to ask the value of any sort of philosophy, as I feel that pairing socks is much more productive. Thanks

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 36yrs • M •
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Congratulations you have just made the journey into philosophy.

You thinking folding your socks neatly is more useful, well that's your own philosophy. Other than dealing with minor garments presumably whatever ever other parts there are of the philosophy that you don't have and believe is pointless, will probably dictate your personal morals. Philosophy is the question "why?", "why shouldn't I murder you?", "why can I only have one girlfriend?" (apart from the obvious answer of because one is more than enough). There is a very practical side of philosophy which controls how you live your life, and where you place the lines of what you think of as right and wrong, we discuss it in order to find the morals that we most firmly believe in rather than just staying with the ones we are handed by parents or other sources. We may decide that these sources are right, or we may decide that we feel differently, philosophy is the way we decide. The deeper questions like "why are we here?" may be of no real practical help to you, but for some of us they are a useful distraction from doing what society tells us we need to do while we are here, and it would be nice to know whether we are here for a purpose or if we just evolved from a mixture of the right chemicals splashed together in a puddle a few millennia ago.

apologies if this sounds harsh, it wasn't particularly meant to, I just tend to be sarcastic and then realise that it doesn't come across in type.

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Socks or Socrates?
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