Winter Park, FLUSA 32789
June 3, 2012
I am 57 years old, happily married, 5 children and 4.5 grand children. After a life of travel in various places, I finally have some time to do what I like.
Cogito, ergo sum. I have always had a keen interest in the love of wisdom since my final year in High School and I have always tried to research the truth behind the smoke. Plato, Aristotle, Socrates and Epictetus have been my favorites as well as Thomas (Aquinus) and St Augustine. After my “classical” period, I then dwelved more into theXVII and XVIII century french philosophers; Descartes, Pascal, Rousseau and Voltaire among others. Nietzsche is still puzzling me….But I am learning and I want to know the truth, hence, I suffer. I enjoy it as it is not merely the love of knowledge but also a sense of what this knowledge is about and the way we look at ourselves and the rest of the society. I am always in wonder at the creation at large and the man in particular.
Orwell's Animal farm. Informal leadership in leaderless groups. Analytic thinking Vs religious belief. Idealism never last.
Great job everybody, but more specifically to Steve that has been able, through the wealth of ideas, to crerate a synthesis without losing the path of the conversation. Impressive.
Jean-Louis, it is a pleasure having you as a new member in our "Cave":) You're European viewpoint and your general good nature are valued. A plus...