My Philosophy of Life

know thyself and develop thyself

Become who you are.

This journey is your truest purpose.
That vision is your highest star.

This is the purpose of my work.

To teach myself, and others, to truly develop, grow, and embody a mature philosophy of living, and living well.

To become who you are.

An old-new philosophy.

noble in rhetoric, disastrous in application.

So much of the history of philosophy has been an uncovering of knowledge and understanding of the world. This is a remarkable history and achievement, and is a necessary means for us to better become who we are.

In the 19th century a different philosophy entered the fray. What was at first a critique, quickly became a replacement. The educated few came to believe that a deeper understanding of the world was a means to one end – to change the world.

Noble in rhetoric, disastrous in application.

To change the world was merely a new grammar for a species always willing to power and prone to drift towards fear. This philosophy inspired many of the most infamous names in our collective memory. This set of ideas forms the backdrop to some of the greatest tragedies in the historical record. Whether from the far-left, or far-right, there was and is little effective difference.

Yet we all will to our own form of power, and the noble goal of making the world a better place requires change.

Ought demands can.

the point is to understand and change the self.

Up ’till now, philosophy has only tried to understand or change the world, in various ways; the point, is to understand and change the self.

Become who you are has as its axiom self development, discipline, conscientiousness, and reflective, humble, idealism. Under these conditions, you both are required to better understand the world, and through developing, further understand. The consequences of these conditions are equally clear – making the world a better place.

Ought demands can. If you believe you should, ought, or must change the world and make it a better place, it is incumbent upon you to develop thyself, so you can.

To achieve this, you need an honest and daily commitment from yourself, and an arsenal of good, powerful, and uplifting ideas.

This is my philosophy. What I think, and what I do.

Thus, in the spirit of action, I have created eRochefoucauld.

Through eRochefoucauld, I am creating podcasts, youtube videos, and more. This is an education for the true adult and for the 21st century.

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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.

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