To me, a thirst for knowledge means more than just acquiring new facts and information. It is a lifelong pursuit to become a better human being, by correctly understanding oneself and others.
For me ignorance is definitely not bliss. When one first discovers philosophy one learns that it means, quite literally, the love of wisdom. It is the search for knowledge that allows us to begin to understand the world and our place in it. Doing philosophy is being able to clearly articulate what it is that we believe and what we believe in.
Knowledge For Better Living
The United States Declaration of Independence was drafted by Thomas Jefferson and first edited by five committee members, including Benjamin Franklin. Its famous second paragraph begins:
There is debate about the meaning of
Life is short and goes by fast. It is important to always be curious and to be learning something new. This is the place where I blog about things I am interested in such as photography, design, music, computers, memory, philosophy, and art. As Socrates is purported to have said,