The richness of inner, rational beauty always spreads and deepens ~ Nietzsche
An instant smile gleams through my face when I hear this bollywood song " Philosophy ka craze hai, Kehti hai yeh ik phase hai " as if LYRICS were written exclusively for me. "
At 35, in the quest for Truth and self discovery, to interrogate myself, my way of Living, answer questions about Morality, Free Will , I discovered and took to reading deeper and original Philosophers eg Nietzsche, David Humes et al to be a different kind of person. Once you believe in Growth mindset ( Carol Dweck ) , you tend to believe you are not carved in stone and can evolve as you will.
I believe PHILOSOPHY is utmost for an EXAMINED LIFE .
An unexamined Life is not worth Living - Socrates
Philosophy answers lots of big questions about LIFE & once you gain further understanding you tend to develop an inner compass to sail through various situations in LIFE.
Further Resources to explore for inner strength , beauty and to further deepen thought around Philosophy for Life.
1. Open Culture
1100 Free Online Courses from Top Universities. & collection of 120 Free Philosophy eBooks.
2 . Philosophy for Life - Book
3. Plato at the Googleplex - Why Philosophy won't go away - Book by Rebecca Goldstein
4. On Strategy - What Managers can Learn from Philosophy ( Coursera MOOC )
5. How Philosophy makes you a better Leader - HBR article