I was talking to my old friend Thunderclap today and boi did he let the truth fly. Get this, he told me that professional philosophers are rarely if ever significant philosophers. I’m sure there’s some sort of grey line and what comes to mind is the idea that often philosophers will have a preface to their book that’s singing the praises of a king or aristocrat that was willing to give them free money. With that money they wrote a book. Is that artist a professional or did they happen to be in a place in society where they’re sitting at a table with a king. I suppose it’s what’s meant by selling your soul. Everyone must answer to at least one master, we’re lucky if we’ve moved past taking orders from our appetite.
I think that last sentence was pretty good if I do say so myself. That was really enjoyable talking to TC today, talking to him is similar to how that old man spoke to me last week. A lot of thoughts flying all over the place and nothing is off limits, you wanna riff about LL Cool J for 8 minutes, or talk about the physical healing powers of praying 5 times a day, I’m down. I suppose that’s why we shouldn’t be co-workers, we don’t get a lot of work done, but I had fun being there. Oh he even reminded me of this Kierkegaard book I have. The book is filled with parables by him and I’m on a huge parable kick right now. Reading the Bible, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, and throwing in some Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus to keep things grounded. Now that I have a new found respect for Kierkegaard’s style of writing, I want to add that book to my heap. That’s a man I can learn from. Would really love to read some Shakespeare too, but where do you find the time?!