Talons Philosophy

An Open Online Highschool Philosophy Course


Collision without Curiosity

Where to start from?


My name is Elmira, some call me Ellie for short.

The discussion of philosophy is very common in the Middle East, and being Persian, I grew up listening to many deep conversations about life. Some famous Persian philosophers were brilliant poets. (e.g. Rumi), whom phrased their theories so beautifully. I always enjoyed hearing and reading about other opinions because I felt they expanded my thoughts. Sometimes, philosophy confused me more than it answered my questions but I realized that maybe we chase these subjects because curiosity adds more flavour to the world we live in.

The mind, this globe of awareness, is a starry universe that when you push off with your foot, a thousand new roads become clear, as you yourself do at dawn, sailing through the light. ~Rumi

One of my favourite quotes regarding philosophy was mentioned during the reading of Love, wisdom and wonder: three reasons to celebrate philosophy:

“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.” -C.S. Lewis



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