Become friends with people who aren’t your age. Hang out with people whose first language isn’t the same as yours. Get to know someone who doesn’t come from your social class. This is how you see the world. This is how you grow.!!
If you are willing to look at another person’s behavior toward you as a reflection of the state of their relationship with themselves rather than a statement about your value as a person, then you will, over a period of time cease to react at all.
On August 31, 1837, Ralph Waldo Emerson delivered one of the greatest speeches of all time – a timeless meditation on the life of the mind, the purpose of education, the art of creative reading, and the building blocks of of genius. He was only thirty-four.
Johann Daniel Mylius - Philosophia Reformata, 1622.
Upon a radiant Globe of Light figures of the Sun and Moon are seated back-to-back, the Sun on the left. The Sun-headed figure holds out in his right hand a double flask, in the upper part of which is a king with sceptre, while in the lower is a black bird (a crow or raven). The Moon-headed woman holds out a double flask in her left hand, the topmost Sphere of which contains a white swan, while the lower has a peacock. She points to this lower Sphere with her right forefinger. Within the radiant Sphere of Light is a Three Headed Snake. To the left is a stump of a tree which is regenerating showing forth a few new leaves, while to the right is a fully mature tree.
In Plato’s Symposium, Socrates tells the party goers a theory of love which he learned from a priestess named
Diotima of Mantinea. Over the centuries, scholars have debated whether or not Diotima was a real historical figure or a fictional character. No other ancient text references Diotima, but most of the people named by Plato are documented historical figures.
Johann Daniel Mylius - Four Grades of Fire, “Philosophia Reformata”, 1622.
Four women with Solar heads sit at a table. In the Sky above are two Winds blowing towards four Flaming flasks set above the Zodiac with its Signs. Three of the women seated at the table point to their heads. In front of them on the table are the Symbols of Aries the Ram, Scorpio the Scorpion and Libra the Scales. The other woman points to her Symbol Capricorn the Goat.
On August 31, 1837, young Emerson took a podium in Cambridge and delivered The American Scholar – a superb speech on the essence of education in the broadest sense, not only academic but in terms of lifelong personal development. Two hundred years later, it remains one of the wisest things ever said on the subject – dive in.
Many of you may remember Mathematics teachers talking about Pythagoras
and his theorem: a² + b² = c². But what else is he famous for? In Classical Philosophy: A History of
Philosophy Without Any Gaps, Peter Adamson explores the man behind the
There is no good evidence that Pythagoras himself discovered
the Pythagorean Theorem but his followers did know the theory.
However, Pythagoras can be credited with the belief that you
shouldn’t eat beans or meat.
Pythagoras and his students supposedly observed a code of
silence to prevent a leakage of ideas to those outside their circle.
Like Aristotle, Pythagoras never wrote any books on his
ideas which may have been one of the reasons why he was so famous.
Pythagoreans concluded that there must be an unseen heavenly
being due to their belief in the importance of the number 10.
According to (unverified) legend from his life time, Pythagoras
was supposedly the first to fuse mathematics and philosophy, be able to see
into the future, and he was the son of either Apollo or Hermes.
He was also said to have had a thigh made of gold, and be
able to talk to animals and geographical features.
What do you mean alone? I am not alone. I have the words of loved ones, the lessons of read books, and most importantly the love from myself. All of these things will be by my side from now to forever.