My personal philosophy is guided by an orientation towards dialogue for therapeutic and educational ends. There are a lot of issues that influence people’s lives and if no one were there to listen and offer relevant advice, then crises can arise because people try to ignore too much. When many people feel like they are not able to talk to anyone about their problems, I want to make myself available so that I can help troubled individuals and prevent worse things from happening while proactively working with them towards positive ends.
For me, philosophical thinking arose after a sustained and serious consideration of issues related to personal commitment. When I became less absorbed with personal details as I struggled to understand the wider world, a new way of thinking evolved. While I have always maintained concern for other people I have not always maintained commitment. There were friends who faced issues in the past who turned to me for help but I’m not sure that I was able to give them the counseling they needed. While I tried to help in individual instances I don’t think I ever quite gave them the solidity of commitment that they truly deserved.
If the origin of my philosophy can be traced to anything I think it can be traced to the acknowledgment that I couldn’t just live for myself and that I’m very much directed towards helping others live better lives. My philosophy developed although I’ve made regrettable
mistakes but through error as well as success I’m more dedicated to being better as I become a more capable and knowledgeable person.
My approach to working towards solutions changes as I adapt to new experiences as well as new knowledge. A lot of the things I experience and learn are hard to assimilate at the time but I find that more and more, I truly do benefit from thoughtfully applying myself to the achievement of greater awareness and insight so that I can be a greater asset even in...