Camille Camara – Philosophy and I
Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. – George Bernard Shaw
During this days studying philosophy we were able to think about life and our identity, we had to define philosophy and try to connect love and wisdom into one thing. Relating life, love, wisdom and identity I could realize how important is to have philosophy in my life. Creating goals to my future and getting very excited about this class. Seeing how others think and act is very interesting and now I’m trying to see things with other eyes and try to think differently. The fact that we are questioning how is the right way to live shows that people in the past weren’t different from us, they didn’t have the answer as well. Trying to define how to live is very hard, I mean, people has different opinions and different life style which means that there’s no right answer. The quote from Geroge B. is one of my favorites quotes because it says that you can’t find yourself you have to create it. It makes me question who I want to be, what type of person am I? How can I be better? Is all about you, I mean is up to you decide what you want. Your actions, thoughts and values which is totally related to philosophy, you have to love learning about yourself. Life is not easy and is not the same to everyone, however everyone has something different to share, it could be experiences, questions, answers or knowledge, better saying connecting ideas is the best way to have a wonderful life.
I would say that since I got into this course I started thinking more about my future and my goals. What I want for my life and where I want to be in a few years. I realize how important school is and how necessary is to have people around you to share ideas. Learning to work with people and being responsible. Also learning how to be a human being and getting prepared to go to the real world where nothing is easy and nothing is perfect. We work hard to get to success and knowing about it makes everything less complicated. Also my goals for this class is to have my own opinion about the meaning of philosophy and be able to justify it. I want to learn about the big philosophers and try to understand their point of view. On another hand I want to learn more about me, understand my feelings and my thoughts, maybe find a quote for my life and find something about me that I didn’t know before. Life and trying to understand from where we came are my favorites topics to think about, not something to share but something that I kept for me, my thoughts. Questioning my life is something that I do all the time. What am I doing with my life? That’s a question that I make all the time. I don’t know if I’m doing things right or not, but I’m always doing what I can and always doing my best. Success is a key world in my life, not disappointing people that I love and trying to have new experiences to become some way wise.
Another thing that I started thinking in this class is about traveling, seeing new cultures and getting new experiences. Getting to know people that are different from you and make new friends. Connecting cultures, feelings and people. Sharing your ideas and realizing that you and others have more things in common that you thought. Having different feeling and maybe fall in love, with a person, with a place, a book, a moment, literally anything…. Falling in love with philosophy, who knows? In my opinion you just live if you get out of your comfort zone and go to a place that you don’t know anything, learn to adapt and to be a better person. I had to experience that by myself, I literally came to another country where I had to deal with new things and guess what? I still alive. So taking a class that makes me question everything is literally something that I will take for the rest of my life.
The truth is you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.- Eminem