‘’Education is the key to life.’’ ‘’If the window is closed, kick down the door.’’ ‘’Chop your money big big-you earned it.’’… are some examples of how philosophy has influenced our lives and the decisions we make on a daily basis.
Philosophy, the study or creation of theories about basic things such as the nature of existence, knowledge, and thought, or about how people should live has a direct bearing on our worldview, values and morals, and influences our mind to thought. It affects our social views.
If you’ve ever judged or compared two leaders holding the same position who seemed completely different in their approaches, then you know that philosophy definitely plays a role in the genesis and progress of leaders, their nourishment systems and in due course, their rule.
How then does philosophy matter in your real life and in the society because sometimes we tend to think that it’s all about abstract ideas? Well, it is actually all about real issues.
Embracing and succeeding through Philosophy:
Ensure we embrace and teach philosophies that lead to the improvement of ourselves as individuals, our communities and when placed in the state of affairs of our nations.
Our philosophies should question and establish who we are and our leadership systems.
They should create and make a better society and cohesion between the governing institutions and their citizenry but never at the sacrifice or value of the people.
Philosophy should not lead us to conflict or war.
Philosophy should yield a people that can think as individuals, respond as a people and agree as a civilization.
Ecclesiastes 7:12: For the protection of wisdom is like the protection of money, and the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the life of him who has it.