The March 2023 Philosophy Book of the Month is Rediscovering the Wisdom of Human Nature: How Civilization Destroys Happiness by Chet Shupe.
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I found this forum after the mind-blowing epiphany that I needed to type "philosophy forum" into Google to find other like-minded individuals to discuss matters with. It only took me 10 years to have this revelation. Phew!
I would characterize myself as a polymath with a wide range of ecclectic interests, hobbies, talents and pursuits accompanying an unconventional lifestyle. Rather than describe them all, I'll just say, "I'm in love with a mystery I don't understand", is the best way I could describe what drives my inquisitiveness, endless learning, contemplation, and my inclination toward philosophical and spiritual subject matter.
In terms of my philosophical leanings, if I had to classify them I would say that I have strong leanings toward stoicism, realism, pragmatism and nondualism. These are informed by life experience and scholarly assessment. Politically, I am a centrist/moderate. However, I give fair consideration to almost anything that is thoughtfully conveyed and because of the aforementioned "mystery" I don't feel 100% certain about anything.
By profession, I work and study in medical. I have multiple degrees in medical and health science related studies, including conventional and complementary medicine. Personally and professionally, I have seen a lot of the world, a lot of life and death, a lot of things that defy conventions, and I'm a deep thinker/feeler.
I'm looking forward to interacting with this community and to having my way of seeing supported and respectfully challenged. Cheers!
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2023 Philosophy Books of the Month
Mark Victor Hansen, Relentless: Wisdom Behind the Incomparable Chicken Soup for the Soul
by Mitzi Perdue
Rediscovering the Wisdom of Human Nature: How Civilization Destroys Happiness
by Chet Shupe
2022 Philosophy Books of the Month
Mary Jane Whiteley Coggeshall, Hicksite Quaker, Iowa/National Suffragette And Her Speeches
by John N. (Jake) Ferris