Some of you may have noticed a tiny change in the appearance of this blog. The lead-line is now : Exploring the Construct of Thought. I was considering changing the name of my site, but I think we are still in the Hacking phase. What has changed though is the tactical approach.
I am a philosopher. New forms of my life have allowed me to go back to school. I was thinking about jumping in full and doing the philosophy thing, be a Master of Philosophy, the PhD. But then I also did a cost benefit analysis:
How much effort would it take?
How much change could I effect?
and I am kinda old.
How much money would I make?
Right off, I can’t imagine all the BS an aspiring philosopher would have to take before even beginning to have any sort of pay off, and at my age, I would probably be about 157 years old by the time I would see any returns in any area.
Also, the return on philosophy as a career is negligible. I mean, I am rather non-=conventional anyways and my general opinion of the position of philosophy is pretty low for our time: I am not sure 99% of employed philosophers are really contributing anything useful to our current state. So, in short, I would have to confront and eventually compete with an overwhelming set of established big-head blow-horn pompous professors (exaggeration and overgeneralization? Lol) who’s contribution is hugely inflated before I would begin to be even able to offer anything at all. And during all this having to put up with such non-sense, forsaking my family and getting paid nothing.
So, no career philosophy. At least right now; in the long term after I have some experience in the field, I hope to move over into a philosophy of counseling rather than psychology or psychiatry, which I think misses many things in its focused surety of method.
And besides, I already do philosophy and I already have a sound philosophical position. My dilemma thus is what the best way to position myself so that others will be able to hear and view my contribution: what is the best way to be effective?
And, to boot: I am less interested heady intellectualist theoretical creative constructions and debate for the sake of debate than I am in the actuality of people and what they do.
I am to be a counselor.
So here we go!!
Though it may not be noticeable, I am gong to begin to post about my studies and my ideas around counseling. I think this move is more significant that merely developing convetional philosophical posture.
This is a Hack into conventional philosophical reality.
To enter this strange philosophical shift, to see why where philosophy begins to be taken in a new direction
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