Philosophize & Evaluate Your Learnings
We hold ideas about ourselves and others, as well as our experienced reality. Through these, we interpret and evaluate ourselves and others, we define our goals and formulate relationships. The experiential seminars in Philosophize evaluate the thinking paths and processes we take when we define our ideas about life and ourselves.
Ideas are the result of learning from experience. Your ideas define your qualifications for “good” or “truth”, what you mean by “equality” or “respect”, your expectations of “friendship” and “family”, or what you uphold as “civic duty” and “government responsibility”. These are the ideas upon which you decide to rebuild relationships, find new jobs, or vote for a political party. The way you think when you process your experiences and learn, determines the quality of your decisions and how closely they fulfill your needs. You need to philosophize on your method of ‘learning from experience’ and evaluate the nature of the ideas you form.
However, your ideas need to be examined because your learnings develop as you go through the experience of living. Your ideas are not the same when you are at 18, 30 or 50 years old. When you reflect on your experiences you gain a better understanding of yourself; what you aim or wish for, as well as, how you need to act in achieving it. As you participate in your life, you form clearer ideas and make wiser decisions that fulfill you. Your actions become meaningful because you have defined the meaning you are looking for.
What you Get From Philosophize Seminars
How to philosophize on the meaning of your learnings.
Learn how to recognize the origin of the ideas that guide your decisions. You are, inevitably, affected and feel pressured by external factors. You need to explore their meaning and how they influence your choices and actions.
How to philosophize on the truth of your learnings.
Learn how to differentiate the true elements of your learnings from those that cloud your thinking and mask your true potential. Ideas related to self have a natural tendency to be biased, personal or otherwise. You need to remove it.
How to philosophize on the value of your learnings.
Explore learnings when you set your goals and evaluate the anticipated outcome of your actions. Preset ideas form the basis of your expectations for the future and your role in it. Meaningful hypotheses come from meaningful ideas.
Discover How to Philosophize on your Learnings
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When we philosophize we process our learnings. It’s in our human nature to exercise our reasoning and organize the meaning of our learnings into greater “wholes”; ideas. These are not bound to time or specific situations. They act as principles; reasonable propositions that guide our thinking and actions. They allow us to make hypotheses about things we have not yet experienced and advise us on how to manage unforeseen events.
Learnings are the result of reasoning; you examine actions to recognize purpose and reflect on results to evaluate the effects your actions bring about.
For example, if we don’t examine the argument we had with our partner today, we will most likely have another one tomorrow. What were the true reasons for the argument? Is there a real difference of opinions or a miscommunication? What does the disagreement reveal about both parties involved? Most importantly, how should we manage our differences if we wish to stay together. The degree to which we understand the reasons for conflict influences the extent we wish to stay together. In turn, the desire to stay together influences the degree to which we try to understand the reasons.
We must not forget that we are also exposed to ideas from a multitude of sources; family, friends, news, social media, experts, professionals and many more. Ideas on the roles we are required to play, the expectations we are asked to fulfill, and the values we are encouraged to embrace. These influence our personal learnings and may cloud our self-perceptions. Don’t be quick in adopting ideas; other people’s learnings. Examine the source, examine the proposition entailed and evaluate the consequences that may arise by adopting them.
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