Way of Thinking
The new philosophical standard
We live in a century where information was never so accessible as it is now—for instance, the way of thinking. Most answers can be found everywhere on a smartphone within one minute. We are more connected than ever before, yet we feel so alone.
Because of that, people, their way of thinking, and wisdom are developing more rapidly. For example, kids nowadays know more about sexual intercourse than the average adult knows around the post-war period. Having access to knowledge so fast has a significant impact on our daily lives.
Today’s greatest thinkers are spending the majority of the time on how they can predict user behavior to make more money with advertising. Some of those great minds are coming up with algorithms that allow a stock trader to view and buy orders before the entire stock market can. That is ridiculous if you ask me, but it does pay the bill.
According to prospects, approximately 19% of philosophy graduators will end up being business-, HR- and financial employees. It is given that philosophy is not a viable job anymore these days.
Discover different Ways of Thinking
Great philosophers usually have a few things in common. Firstly they ask big questions. Secondly, they are not vulnerable to errors and have definite common sense. They are not mentally confused and have a solid idea of what makes them happy. Lastly, they do not panic quickly and seldom lose perspective.
There are a handful of philosophical and ethical movements that you can discover on this blog. Most likely underway of thinking. Passionism is an ideology that is not mentioned below as it is a thesis of my own. Do not interpret the lines too seriously, as the writing was well-written in jest…
People have control over their actions and choices. Existentialism is a belief that people are free agents.
Nihilism believes that the world and everything exists without a real reason. ‘Life itself is meaningless.’
Idealism states that reality is indiscernible and indivisible from human perception and understanding.
Rationalism does not believe in the intangible. Things that happen are based on reason and knowledge.
Taoism orbits around the law of all things in the Universe. They also practice Wu Wei (inaction).
Philosophers worth checking out
Philosophy is the study of knowledge, reality, and existence. It is the foundation of critical thinking. Philosophical ideologies serve as a guiding principle for behavior. By studying philosophy, you will enhance your problem-solving abilities and improve your writing-, communication-, and persuasive trades.
Jean-Paul Sartre was a French writer and philosopher. He was a key figure in existentialism – a belief that centralizes freedom and responsibility.
Soren Aabye Kierkegaard was a Danish philosopher, theologist, and cultural critic. Kierkegaard is considered to be the founder of existentialism.
Immanuel Kant was a German philosopher. He lived in the time of the enlightenment. Kant believed that freedom is autonomy – famous for his essay: ‘Was ist Aufklärung’.
Franz Kafka was a Czech writer who wrote in German. Kafka’s work was never famous during his life, but it got extremely popular after his death. Kafka left a great influence on Western literature.
The importance of Philosophy
Before we it is important to realize what ‘philosophy’ truly stands for. Philosophers are people devoted to wisdom. ‘Philo’ means love, and ‘Sophia’ means wisdom.
Interestingly, ancient ideologies are still relevant in the twenty-first century. Yet it is one of the most underrated studies in the modern era. Basic philosophy provides us with the tools to become great thinkers. There are probably over a thousand websites that will explain philosophical concepts more in-depth.
The articles about ‘The Sine Wave Syndrome’ sometimes require a certain knowledge of philosophy. Therefore I will briefly describe who the person was by explaining their background, youth, and findings. Additionally, I will take you on a journey on their way of thinking.
An Eye-opening Answer
I have been searching for contemporary philosophers for a few days thinking they are extinguished in the modern age. But boy, was I wrong! I talked to an artist who has been a friend of mine since childhood. His answer was eye-opening to me. He described to me that there are two kinds of artists: One who writes more practical lyrics and one who writes more philosophical songs.
I realized that the music I listened to had been a massive inspiration for me for the past couple of years. Mainly because of the artist’s thought process; their way of thinking. The artist who had the most considerable influence on me had one thing in common with ancient philosophers: they died at quite a young age. Most of them did not reach forty. Some even died in their twenties.
Philosophy itself is an exciting subject to dive into when exploring oneself. There are literally over a hundred philosophical ideologies on the internet. This domain will only briefly explain all topics and filter what is considered a key pillar for Sine Wave Syndrome. A few ideologies are an essential foundation of the basic philosophy and the way of thinking. There are other honorable mentions like Hedonism, Logics, Relativism, and Buddhism. I will not discuss them.