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  1. Philosophy, in particular, is such a thing that asks questions like ” what if you don't have to think in your own way?”, “what if it's bad to think at all?”, “what if it's better not to look at the world with your own eyes?”. You already have your own ideas about what to do and what not to do – are you sure that you are ready to question them?

    In any case, philosophy is not a tool for shaping the life position of teenagers. Philosophy is a useless, thankless, and even dangerous professional activity. They should be engaged exclusively by vocation. I do not recommend reading great philosophers just like that, especially without the supervision and explanations of experienced mentors. You will not understand anything, but you can undermine the psyche – there are many such cases.

  2. To a certain extent, philosophy is the mother of all sciences, and it is not for nothing that the first scientists were called natural philosophers. Philosophy is a form of knowledge of being, and the goal of any philosopher is, accordingly, to know this world and the principles of its structure. Actually, the word itself comes from the Greek “love of wisdom”.�

    But whether it is necessary to read it is a question only and only for you. This is very specific literature, and you often need to read it with a dictionary. It has already been said above that philosophy can be dangerous from the point of view of influencing the psyche. And that's right. We must understand that philosophy is essentially a human thought, and it can be dangerous in the long run of its development. All the most inhumane ideologies did not arise just like that, but as a result of the development and distortion of human thought – by certain philosophers. Not to mention those thinkers who actually posed very dangerous questions and often found equally dangerous answers to them.�

    You need to come to philosophy, personally and consciously. But first, it seems to me, a person should be more or less formed as an integral person. You need to first learn a very necessary skill today – to filter information. I think this is very important. But it is unlikely that philosophy is so necessary for the formation of one's own thinking and outlook on the world. This can also be helped by fiction, especially Russian literature, especially since Russian literature is partly philosophy.�

    I can speak for myself. I consider myself an amateur philosopher, an empirical philosopher. For me, philosophy is primarily an applied science. But I was led directly to philosophy by completely unphilosophical problems. Before that, I had no particular interest in this science.

  3. Philosophy is a method of cognition. Where there is method, there is science. For scientific activity, you need a vocation, and it is not given by fate to everyone equally. There are initiates, there are admitted ones, and there are prophets. Science is a search for general methodological principles of mastering reality. For the mass of people who think automatically, science is worthless, and for them the methodology of understanding is mysticism.

    It is useful to read, as the intellect develops, and reading the works of philosophers allows you to get deeper into the essence of natural artifacts, if a person is inquisitive, that is, enlightened. Learning is light, and not scientists are darkness.

    Thinking in your own way is bad for the psyche. Even “strong-minded” exorcists do not help to return to a normal state of health. From here, spec. medical facilities are not empty, and this is no longer a mystery.

    Everyone sees the world with their own eyes. This is called subjectivity. But in order to have objective knowledge of the world, it is necessary to read philosophers, because they stimulate scientists to reveal the secrets of the universe.

    Everyone has a healthy interest in learning!

  4. Too many questions in one. Philosophy is like food for the mind. There's no point in shoving lasagna at someone who likes mimosa. Everyone eats what they love. Everyone is close to some of their own views. You don't even have to read philosophers or books to think. It is unlikely that Christ or Buddha read many books in their lifetime. Like most ancient thinkers. In some traditions, in general, everything was purely based on real words in real time and nothing was recorded. So if you want to think, then the most valuable thing is your own thoughts and ideas, not grown from what you read, but created from your own experience, and if they are later confirmed somewhere-this is already a sign of quality. Just don't think about it. What I urge you not to read in the answer, I said exactly what I said.

    1. Search for the truth.

    2. To understand what others thought was true.

    3. If you are not a patient in Ward 6 (yellow house), then learn. The more you read, the better you'll start thinking.

    4. In 10 to 40 years, you will have a completely different worldview.

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