New at Philosophy, and in need of some advice.

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    Belief also alters one's philosophy - you might find a vastly different meaning in life between believing and not believing in certain origin stories, of existence.
     
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    philosophy = perception
     
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    All the result of low wages.
     
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    Well ... In any case I doubt Aristotle and Plato ran by Barnes and Nobles to pick up the Cliff's Notes when they explored philosophy ... :dunno:
    Dude asked for advice ... Said he would appreciate any ... How about you give him something helpful instead of just stating the obvious result in your experience?

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    Well ... It was just an idea ... And it wouldn't interrupt your research on philosophy.

    Experience is the best teacher ... And where you can gain knowledge from a book, wisdom comes from application and observations.
    Sometimes the best way to think outside the box ... Is to get out of the box.

    Who knows ... With the right initiative and an investment in some tech ... It's possible someone could make living sharing their explorations of our world.
    Make take a little talent ... But as I suggested, life is a wonderful instructor ... Maybe a bit harsh from time to time though.

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    Well put! Deserved more than a green checkmark. :)
     
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    You do not need to travel the world, just live for a year in different areas of the US, we have plenty of diversity here.
     
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    Makes the Reader Proud to Be an American

    William James is the easiest to understand.

    William Durant's The Story of Philosophy is the best introduction to it.
     
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    We have public education with standardized testing ... Hardly an adequate base for true diversity in schools of thought.
    If you want to think like an American ... Well you can certainly accomplish that in the US.
    If you want to draw from a greater pool of diversity ... Then it would be a better idea to cast a wider net.


    Examples ...
    Poverty in western Kentucky is not the same as poverty in southeast Asia.
    Gun violence in Chicago is not the same as gun violence in Sierra Leone.

    You can find diversity in the US ... But that doesn't mean the way you look at things will ever be any different than the way an American sees them.
    That will always be a product of the way you look at them ... Which is constructed and applied by the environment you use to base your experiences on and compare against.


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    Well for starters he can travel and live in areas of the US, what do you want to get him killed. Its bad enough in the US. Really from the UP of MI I lived in several areas of the US, you do not need to travel the earth.

    Beside many have explored the world and wrote about it, why reinvent the wheel. Or he can join the military.
     
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