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Lots of people have hobbies. Some people collect old coins or foreign stamps, some do needlework, others spend most of their spare time on a particular sport.

A lot of people enjoy reading. But reading tastes differ widely. Some people only read newspapers or comics, some like reading novels, while others prefer books on astronomy, wildlife, or technological discoveries.

If I happen to be interested in horses or precious stones, I cannot expect everyone else to share my enthusiasm. If I watch all the sports programs on TV with great pleasure, I must put up with the fact that other people find sports boring.

Is there nothing that interests us all? Is there nothing that concerns everyone--no matter who they are or where they live in the world? Yes dear , there are questions that certainly should interest everyone. They are precisely the questions this is about.

What is the most important thing in life? If we ask someone living on the edge of starvation, the answer is food. If we ask someone dying of cold, the answer is warmth. If we put the same question to someone who feels lonely and isolated, the answer will probably be the company of other people.

But when these basic needs have been satisfied--will there still be something that everybody needs? Philosophers think so. They believe that man cannot live by bread alone. Of course everyone needs food. And everyone needs love and care. But there is something else--apart from that--which everyone needs, and that is to figure out who we are and why we are here. Being interested in why we are here is not a "casual" interest like collecting stamps. People who ask such questions are taking part in a debate that has gone on as long as man has lived on this planet. How the universe, the earth, and life came into being is a bigger and more important question than who won the most gold medals in the last Olympics.

The best way of approaching philosophy is to ask a few philosophical questions:

How was the world created? Is there any will or meaning behind what happens? Is there a life after death? How can we answer these questions? And most important, how ought we to live? People have been asking these questions throughout the ages. We know of no culture which has not concerned itself with what man is and where the world came from.

Taken from "Sophie's world"

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Comment by OSAMA on October 4, 2015 at 15:33

'Who we are' and 'Why we are here' are two highly connected questions, their relationship is intriguing. If one really figures out 'Who we are' then he cant help asking himself 'why we are here'. The question is inevitable so is the answer.

To be honest , i still cant figure out any of these questions. I think everyone inherits some sorts of answers to those questions so did i. I may consolidate them or form new ones, whichever seem satisfactory.

i agree Evangelina, who we are is the primary question. Although Jobs/careers do take most of the time of our lives, they dont tell someone who he is but what one is capable of.
So How was world created ? No i cant answer that, its beyond thinking. You know the universe is expanding right. So if we go backwards in time, there got to be an instance it all shrinks to the smallest point one can imagine. Now imagine a point lies in void, nothing is happening and nothing will happen unless there is a will to. Science cannot explain that, Religion can.

Gerardo, Suppose you are in a game, a football game, if you don't know why you are on the field how could you live those 90 minutes. Only if you know your Reason you can decide how ought you to live.

P.S: I don't Visit the club often so pardon my sluggish reply.

Peace :D

Comment by Gerardo Gordillo Muñoz on September 18, 2015 at 1:32

Hi Rogue, you can´t imagine how I enjoyed Reading your blog, you did a great job.

About the philosophical questions, I only care the most important one "how ought we to live?" no matter life after death, why I am here, how the world was created... what really matters to me is what happens in this life, at the human scale.

I think, I agree with Eva, "the essential here is, to be satisfied by whom we are".

Have a nice day man.

Comment by setareh on September 15, 2015 at 10:16

you are right; our needs are not limited only in some basic needs like eating, sleeping and etc. There has been so many issues which occupied human's mind. In my idea the most complicated issue is human himself and the communication between humans.

Comment by dara gino on September 15, 2015 at 7:35

Kiya haal hain Rogue! Tumara matlab, me nah samajgiya, lakin agar hum log, Allah ka tagwa karega, yei  acha hain. Forgive my broken Urdu Rogue, I was trying to say, tagwa (obeying our God) is the main philosophy of all, 

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