Efficacy of Philosophy: Making Life Difference

In: Philosophy and Psychology

What is life? It means different things to different people, right? But for me, living your life a happy life is when we feel we are fulfilled in what we were born to do. One example is that you influence others. Let’s wrap it up! Some people see it as their task to change the world. They will settle for nothing less. Marx wrote: “The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it. Whether this is the first occurrence of the metaphor “to change the world” I do not know; it is certainly one of the most famous. It belongs in a tradition, by no means conned to Marxists, in which wanting to change the world is seen as a noble motive. It seems to invoke a distinction between those who are content merely to live in the world, taking it as they find it, and those who have the courage, imagination and energy to want to change it, or who see it as their obligation to do so and do all their best to change it.
Consequently, making a difference to other people’s lives is very different from the above statement. Fortunately, it is easier; just make it simple and natural. We are all gifted with a unique set of skills and abilities. With those abilities we can make extra-ordinary things happen in the world around us, or not. It is completely up to you whether you want your life to make a difference and what difference you want your life to make. Many people set lofty goals for their lives and want to be remembered as visionaries, they want to change and save the world. Others want to be remembered as the kind man or women down the street who always helped and always listened if you needed help. In truth we might all be here to help each other, we might all be a part of a machine that fosters cooperation, or were not. We might just be here to make the best of the situation for ourselves. In any case, helping others brings happiness and...

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