Professional Philosophy is over 3000 years old, but it is also practiced at the amateur level by all. I fell in love with the subject at high school and soon was heading out to University to dedicate myself to studying it in depth. That is a decision I have never regretted as my University years were a time of great learning and exploring the hundreds of books on this subject. I coined the following quote about the meaning of Philosophy:
Philosophy is not about having all the answers, it is about having a better understanding of the questions.
Analysis, rational thought and that ability to step back and ask “why?”. These are all skills the modern world is in dire need of. It is where we often find that we do things and really we don’t even know why we do them. It is here that we discuss and debate, here that ideas are thrown in the crucible and melted down to core concepts, steeled and ready to be beaten into the new.