August 26, 2012
I would have to say Friedrich Nietzsche here, and as for why, it really boils down to the fact that the man was horrendously blunt. He spoke of things that everyone understands on a fundamental level, but that almost everyone refuses to acknowledge. He was not afraid of judgement, and said precisely what was on his mind, regardless of whether or not it would be accepted. To this day, his work still remains highly controversial, but it evokes such passion from either side that I feel that in itself speaks volumes.
I've known several of the members for awhile, and was mildly aware of the group's existence. I attended the most recent meetup, and found it engaging, informing, and highly entertaining. I would very much like to participate more.
I feel it comes down to one simple question. Why? We can know how, when, where and what or who, but as humans, one feels that they must know why on an instinctual level, I think. The ability to wonder, to ponder, to ask why it is that it must be so, and expand as much as possible on the answer to that question, is an impressive feat that only humans seem to be capable of. I believe this is the underlying force behind philosophy, philosophy in itself being an organized process to describe one's questions upon their existence and their proposed answer. Life is our greatest puzzle, and until one knows how it is pieced together, they will always long for greater understanding.
Hello there. My name is Nicole Davenport. Some people call me Niko, I don't mind either. I am easily amused, easily distracted, and socially awkward. So of course, the only logical thing to do is join a meetup group.