We live in an age where, unless we proactively choose otherwise, all our thinking will be done for us…
All our attention, all the ideas we expose ourselves to, our perspective and how we think, is being constantly spoon-fed to us by those trying to make a profit off it. Yet the forces that drive this information fountain do not care whether or not you’re happy, whether or not you’re content or able to flourish and make the most of your life. The algorithms that govern what Facebook content you see, the news outlets that choose what stories make the headlines and how they’re pitched, the ad agencies that drive all the subconscious media you’re fed, none of them have time to care about your well-being (even if the humans behind them might)– and yet all of them are continually sculpting the way you view the world.
As our first destination, this month we’ll be starting right at the heart, with Wisdom. We’ll be considering things like:
- What is wisdom?
- Is it even a real thing? If so, is it tangible, or purely mental?
- How important is it, in this day and age?
- Can it be learned, like a skill? If so, can it be taught?
- As the pursuit/love of wisdom, what is Philosophy— what is it supposed to be, versus what it’s known as nowadays?