We are meant to be strong.
so, why does the world tear us down?
We all face two villains: one seeks to cause us harm, one seeks to keep us weak. These are both bad, equally bad, and equally unacceptable.
Unfortunately, today’s institutions and education system focus only on avoiding harm, rather than on developing strength.
But this doesn’t solve our problems.
Because just like bravery isn’t the absence of fear, the answer to the bully isn’t the safe space.
The result of this, for so many, is decades of debt. We leave with an expensive accreditation. This is not a good deal. But it’s also confusing, because an authentic and empowering education only costs time, not money.
This is the path to self-doubt, and dependence. Self-doubt, because we give up on real education; dependence, because we are equipped with only the tools given to us.
There must be a better option…
Education is not just the collection of facts, but the development of wisdom and the discovery of meaning. Let us seek meaning and a real education, anyways. On this path there are no gatekeepers and no financial barriers – just trusted guides.
Good ideas are free.
education only costs time.
Educators throughout history did not regard themselves as experts in need of isolation from society. They were by, of, and with the people. They were guides and story-tellers, helping to unlock and uplift our wants, wills, and hopes.
Because there is more philosophy in you alone than in the oldest library.
True education is a guide, because you must enter the forest, carry your cross, and bear the burden on your own.
Get a true education.
flooding the world with good ideas.
Let’s build an arsenal of good ideas. Join me everyday and on the platform of your choosing. From podcasts, to videos, to maxims on instagram. Education is free, so it should be made accessible to you.
where should I start?
Right here: The Story of Philosophy.
This story of philosophy is a bit different than many, because it’s meant for you. It’s simple, practical, and describes the story of your life, who ever you are.
If you gave up on philosophy or education, I challenge you to try again. I’m asking for 26 minutes. If you listen to this, you will find an idea that you can use to improve your life.
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It began as an idea in the fall of 2016. With encouragement from my wife, and the many hours of planning with my great friend and producer, eRochefoucauld officially launched its first podcast on September 15, 2017. This period, by the standards of any fair observer, could justifiably be called a period of chaos.
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Evan has been a track athlete, strength and conditioning coach, kettlebell trainer, shoe salesman, infantryman, paratrooper, singer, a cappella choir director, public speaker and MC, research assistant, fundraiser, humanitarian, entrepreneur, business consultant, and photographer. Read more.
Created by Evan Thomsen, eRochefoucauld is an educational platform creating podcasts, youtube videos, and more. This is an education for the true adult, and for the 21st century.
Home of Hardcore Philosophy, The Dialogues, Realpolitik, and The Art of Intellectual War.