November 5, 2012
I go back again and again to Alain de Botton's book, The Consolations of Philosophy.
Potential for interesting conversation.
For me, this quote captures it best. Bertrand Russell: "To teach how to live without certainty, and yet without being paralyzed by hesitation, is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy, in our age, can still do for those who study it."
I've always enjoyed philosophy for the way it can be applied to our everyday lives.