Celebrating World Philosophy Day


"The practice of philosophy is a process benefitting the whole of society. It helps to build bridges between peoples and cultures and heightens demand for quality education for all. Philosophy encourages respect for cultural diversity, exchanging opinions and sharing the benefits of science, which are the conditions for genuine debate. This 17 November, let us rally together to harness the incredibly transformative potential of philosophy."
Message on World Philosophy Day


So it is World Philosophy Day today; my greetings to all philosophical souls, and not-so-philosophical ones as well. After all, it's not every day that we get to celebrate this amazing subject...


Even though it is time to party, being philosophers and all that, it's difficult not to be, well, philosophical about it.

Philosophers are intriguing creatures. Even though the emergence of the philosophical animal was a step ahead in evolution, other animals may wonder at their ability to miss out on the obvious...


Philosophy emerges from the deep frustration of a man looking at the animal world. 
Eat. Survive. Reproduce.
Is that all?

The answer eludes us.
Perhaps truth is as inexplicable as... women!


And philosophers are not always adept at winning women's hearts.


And sometimes when they do get lucky...



History is a witness to it:


It's not easy being a philosopher.

At every turn of your life, you hear that nagging voice inside...


and bummer, once you get all philosophical, there is No Exit


so you are stuck with philosophy with all the questions

and God help you if you are a philosophy major...


You can't really go on a strike


You can unravel political philosophy, but you can't run for the elections...

You are always debating and arguing...


Nothing really appeals to you...

People can think you are crazy...


Life is definitely not a picnic...


But life's not all bad.


Sometimes you can do magic.


The simple truth is, we are all mortals.

We are all facing death.



We all need answers.

And even though philosophers can be really hard to understand


They are the only ones with the answers worth listening to.


So on this day, let us remember and celebrate the geniuses who have grappled with the eternal problems of human existence, and who have, whether we realize or not, shaped our understanding of the world.




Comments

Komal said…
Lol! Awesome post :D

I had a slight issue with the 'woman' part of it, but otherwise I loved it.
Bhai Chod said…
Happy Philosophy Day to you too!

Your philosophical comics reminded me that nothing brings together philosophy and comics quite like Calvin & Hobbes: http://chase3000.com/userpages/calvinhobbes/Evolution.gif

There are more here: http://www.facebook.com/CalvinAndHobbesCollection?sk=photos

Enjoy! :)
Forbidden Fruit said…
This post is so KarachiKhatmal-esque! Innit? :) And yes, it all (truth/lies/life and of course Death) revolves around women. Really do!
Anonymous said…
"They are the only ones with the answers worth listening to."

Dream on, arrogant narcissist!
Sehrs said…
Haha brilliant! My new fav post in your blog! keep it coming!
^ L A * said…
This made me depressed. Oh, well...