Philosophy forces you to ask questions about yourself and the world around you. If forces you to evaluate not only yourself and what you actually want in life.
Philosophy gives you a direction. It analyzes your personality by introspecting and that introspection informs you about what type of principles and precepts are best for your life.
Philosophy helps you form an identity and, if used correctly, to have 100% conviction in that identity. Such that no one can question your or throw you off from being who you are.
You don’t have to be a philosopher to embrace philosophy, you simply have to care about yourself enough to get to know yourself fir who you really are, not who the world and society told you to be.
Philosophy gives you a reason for living, a reason to push forward in life, a reason to be something other than the average joe. Now, there’s nothing wrong with being average, but first you must find out if you’re even meant to be average in the first place. If you’re not, you’re doing yourself a disservice. If you are, then carry on as you were.
Not everyone is meant to be Alexander The Great or Elon Musk or Julius Ceasar or Steve Jobs. However, everyone is meant to get to know themselves and to be the best version of themselves they can be.
Everyone is meant to be who they truly are without being ashamed to be so. Everyone is meant to know themselves and to do what is best for them and the people that accept them for who they are.
This is how philosophy improves your existence.
It reveals to you who you are if you care enough to get to know yourself.
Alright, that’s my spiel. Til next week!