The following is directed at philosophers, but the same applies to most academics, since they are fundamentally playing the same game.
Most philosophers have no idea about the actual reality, because philosophers think logic and reason can actually produce enough information of the ultimate reality we are living in.
It's a low level of consciousness to believe the mind can grasp everything.
The mind can only grasp what the mind can grasp.
The funny thing is, philosophers are full of shit and deep down they know it too.
How do I know? I read their work and no philosopher or any academic actually believes in what they talking about.
Everyone is referring to someone else. The only way to understand what the philosopher is trying to say is to find the arguments and viewpoints of the philosopher he is referring to.
Then, to actually know what the referred philosopher is talking about, you need to understand who he is referring to and this becomes a never-ending mess.
This creates a massive circle-jerk where everyone is just making interpretations of someone else's work, and then creating a bigger mess with further interpretations.
If the philosophers or academics believed in what they were talking about, there would be no need to refer to anyone. People quote someone else when they feel their word isn't enough.
Philosophers don't trust what they are saying and as a result, they need to lean towards someone else's authority to confirm their viewpoints.
They ultimately feel they aren't enough. Clinging to any ideology, a philosophy or a system is a result of lack of self-esteem and lack of self-confidence.
That's what it really is: low self-esteem. It doesn't change no matter how many rationalizations or reasons you can come up for it.
Quite the contrary, people create lies and reasons for something in order to justify it, because deep down they know it's not real.
I don't need to justify anything I do, because I know what I am doing is the right thing to do. I don't need to explain myself to anyone.
I don't need to argue about any viewpoints either, because if I know something is right, no word is going to change my mind.
When you truly know, all arguing and explaining are just a waste of time. Only when the act of arguing feeds your family, it has a purpose.
When you don't know the truth, you justify and explain.
If I were to start arguing, I would already lose by beginning to argue.
How? The act of starting to debate about "the truth" would already state that I don't know what everything is. The action would express that everything could be one or another. That everything may or may not be what it really is.
Everything is what it is.
I am not going to play the game where we pretend the reality is determined by the one who comes up with the best arguments about it. There are much better games for that purpose.
Philosophers cling to lies and rationalizations in order to find comfort in this world. Philosophers and most academics think if more people believe the lie, the lie becomes real.
A lie is still a lie regardless of how many idiots believe in it.
The thing is, philosophy is not even about finding the truth. The truth in philosophy is the interaction between philosophers.
The act of saying is the truth. Not anything that is actually said. Words hold no truth.
Philosophy or any form of academics are just games where people compete in who is the most clever, who takes the most things in account, and who executes the most flawless logic and rationality in his arguments.
When philosophers read someone else's work, they search for logical fallacies and aim to counter the argument with their own "sources of evidence", someone else's words, and whatever.
Philosophy is about arguments. Philosophy is arguing about reality (which they have no idea of because they need to argue about it), world and whatever they happen to think of.
As long as you follow the rules of the game (logic, references, argumentation), you should gain approval from the other players of the game.
Break the rules and philosophers become butthurt like any player of any game.
I get it, I really do: chess isn't fun, if the losing player starts to throw punches.
You just need to acknowledge the fact you are playing a game.
Ball games aren't about the ball. Fight sports aren't about the technique. Everything is all about winning and losing. Competing.
Let me say this again: the interaction is the truth. Everything else is just lies and bullshit. To think otherwise, is to only focus on the gun of a murderer, but completely disregard the murderer.
Only when the philosophers believe in their own bullshit (like most of them do), they become retards who need to protect and guard their little clever game of lies.
Philosophy acts as something to take comfort in and as something to trust, because philosophers don't have trust in themselves.
It's not surprising that the people who are trying to find guidance from philosophy are mostly teenagers, young adults and men who never dealt with their pain or took risks to live life to the fullest.
Truth be told, most philosophers have very little things going on. Philosophy and arguments are something they are good at and they value. Take them away and what do they have left?
They would actually realize they have nothing, and the thing they take pride in, isn't necessarily doing anything good for them.
Take away their crutch and most of them will fall.
Philosophers think they are smart, but almost none of them have anything they actually desire: money, women or power.
Philosophers are those awkward kids at the playground who think their game (which no one cares about) has the real value, but being a sports superstar with money, girls and power is just barbaric and completely inferior.
There's a reason why philosophers want to say it's all about "the truth" or the arguments. There's a reason why they heavily cling to everything that is said.
They want to redirect the attention from themselves to something which isn't even real.
Being in the spotlight with all of their flaws is too painful and too difficult. It's easier to say: "My argument is what matters, I don't."
Philosophers haven't realized that it is always about the people.
I swear most men are deaf: they hear the words, but they are deaf to everything else.
The mentally healthy and confident individuals use philosophy as a tool to get what they want.
The person who has the utmost self-confidence and a high level of self-esteem, has no other purpose for philosophy other than using it as means to advance his life.
When you are considered the best philosopher on the planet, philosophy has served you well, because you are enjoying a great amount of respect and money with the lies you have come up with.
Moreover, I like reading someone's good philosophy as a form of entertainment. Clearly some individuals have taken their time to learn tons of concepts and have memorized quotes from hundreds of philosophers to show off how good their mind is.
I respect the hustle. Just don't believe these words and concepts are nothing more than just lies, which at best, only point to the truth.
What most philosophers have, is just the delusion in lies they call philosophy.
Take away the pain of their soul and they wouldn't need to lean towards lifeless forms. Give them self-confidence and they wouldn't need to have trust in ideas and concepts to live their lives - they could have trust in themselves instead.
It's perfectly okay to be part of a community of philosophers. It's okay to compensate.
The boys of philosophy should just learn you aren't supposed to have imaginary friends after you grow up.
Briefly On Stoicism
Stoicism is getting pretty close to living a natural life.
Guess what's better than trying to live naturally?
To just live.
The best stoics like Marcus Aurelius or Seneca weren't actually stoics at all. They were just living and chilling.
People who actually live, have no use for Stoicism. Stoicism is for people who are in pain and are trying to chase their own natural self.
Stoicism is trying to replicate their own inner self, and most of them get pretty close. Yet, it's still only an imitation and imitation is never as good as the real deal.
The highest form of Stoicism or any philosophy is to give up the doctrines and just... live naturally without even trying.
You are the best possible you by being real you.