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New here, a bit intimidated

Hi all, wanted to introduce myself (do people do that on this site?) I'm a new member of the DP though I've been following the site for quite some time. I'm a young mother and wife and I live in the last frontier of Wyoming! Like I said I have been reading the DP religiously for probably over a year so it's about time I supported Michael and the cause. I say I'm intimidated because I am new to the movement and I look up to you all, but I am happy to finally get in on the conversation. Cheers!

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Except Love

What is interesting is that actually the only thing that Socrates says he knows something about is love. See Plato's Symposium 177d-e.

And for this reason, perhaps, the great 20th century French philosopher Emmanuel Levinas turns the meaning of philosophy as 'love of wisdom' to mean 'wisdom of love'. Is Socrates the wisest man of Greece because his wisdom is not the wisdom of knowledge, but the wisdom of love, or because he knows that he knows nothing? Or are they connected in a deep manner as Love/Eros is the intermediary being between good and bad, knowledge and ignorance?

"Air is the very substance of our freedom, the substance of superhuman joy....aerial joy is freedom."--Gaston Bachelard--

One of my favorite quotes of

One of my favorite quotes of all time:

"The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is knowledge of our own ignorance." Ben Franklin

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be. Albert Einstein

Love that quote!

I got into an argument on here about that quote lol. One of my favorites :p

ay yiye yiye

how could anyone argue against someone humbly, honestly professing to not knowing, what they do not know? no?

weird.

humans. we're so funny that way xD

yup. my all time fave quote, too, because it's true: I do know what I know, but as for the rest? Me knowz nozing! nozing!

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Haha

Yeah, dude we're definitely weird animals lol

Socrates was the best. I live by those words now. Truly humbling statement.

A welcome Bump for you.

+1 Hope you have good experiences here.

Welcome to the potential terrorist list.

LOL. Good to meet you.

Nothing new

Oh that's nothing new for me :)