On Applebelleblog, I examine philosophies in a brief, fun and trivial way; arguably, it isn’t even really hardcore philosophy at all and is more-so ‘food for thought‘. But what can happen when you get too invested in philosophy is a horrifying notion. In this article, we will explore the scary reason you shouldn’t get too deep into philosophy.
Socrates, the great Greek Philosopher once said that the ‘unexamined life is not worth living’. This is in part, true. If we do not examine and pick our lives apart a little, we will not see the error in our ways nor improve as people. However, when we get extremely introspective and ‘deep’ so to speak, with our thoughts; looking at the meaning of life and all of that grand, glorious stuff, we can get lost mentally and not be in the present moment.
Being in the present but also looking, at times, to the past and future, is important for living a balanced and properly functional life. Philosophers often look too much into the past or future, worrying about ‘what ifs’ and concepts that are so ethereal and omnipresent that they are probably too incomprehensible to truly understand. The dire warning here is that you can risk your mental wellbeing searching for answers to unreasonable questions to begin with.
Importantly, I’m not here to curb your philosophical drive or thirst for knowledge. Rather, I ask that you man the philosophical car responsibly and quench such thirsts reasonably. The depths of philosophical thought are dark but can also be quite rewarding and intriguing.
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