Sunday, 28 August 2016

Thought 308: Navel Gazing

Philosophers are often viewed as navel gazing layabouts.

I cannot argue with this view except in so far as it makes this tendency out to be a bad thing.

Navel gazing, getting to know yourself, is essential to growing in consciousness and as I've said before constitutes the true meaning of self-re-spect, i.e. taking another look at yourself and drawing the lessons you need to draw.

As for laying about I personally find it conducive to successful and valuable creativity that springs from a place of personal freedom, philosophically known as self-hood.