Philosophy as it stands today is really a letdown for me. It’s been relegated to said back alleys and over-intellectualized and weighed down with so many specialized words that any practically applicable meaning has been leeched out. I’m much happier reading the words of ancient stoics than I am of modern thinkers.

I’m aware of our fairly primitive powers of reasoning. Practically all modern psychology does anymore is uncover yet more ways we are not rational agents. At this point, I’m ready to give up on the notion of our even being able to comprehend reality in any objective way. Not to say there is no objective reality, but whatever it is is certainly beyond our monkey brains.

Not that it will stop us from trying (:

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