The Philosophy of: Philosophy – It’s not about studying it; it’s about living it.

Learning how to live life matters shit if you don’t actually live it. You can read all the books you want, all the great wisdom from all history’s clearest thinkers, but if you don’t actually live life, enjoy your existence (which is a privilege) and do philosophy (as in putting into practice …

Am I full of shit? – If you think you’re right about something, find someone to challenge you. You’ll see if you’re actually on to something, or just full of it [+ how Socrates approached this]

In Plato’s Theaetetus, Thedourus and Socrates debate what it is to ‘know’ or ‘perceive’ something. And Socrates being the annoying (but excellently annoying) bloke he was, badgers Theaetetus about what they believe knowledge actually is. Theodorus’ viewpoint gets stripped bare by Socrates to the point where everything he thought he knew …

The philosophy of: Patrick Dangerfield [Without the fuck-ups there’s no FUCK YEAH’s]

Patrick Dangerfield’s one of Geelong’s superstars, in the Australian Football League. And he’s a rare breed of not only player, captain, but also sportsman. He says that after a loss, typically a captain hangs their head (and emotions) low. Throughout the 121-year history of the VFL/AFL, it’s been normal for …