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The kind of person that looks at the world in a way that very few people can. This person looks at all the angles of any given situation and judges dispassionatly. This person is never understood, mainly because they think about things that could potentialy break the spirit of those around them. Many people do not like the philosopher. Always trying to find people to prove them wrong. Some people get rubbed the wrong way. But in reality they are just trying to find that person that can show them up mentally. This allows them to think more on a subject and improve there own understanding of something that they are curious about. In a constant state of learning. Always willing to listen. They love a challange and loath the simpleton. To be a philosopher is to carry the burden of the mistakes of the world. To sink under that burden that can never be cast away. But they do this willingly. They do this with love. They do this for you. Somebody has to question the things that nobody wants to question. So they do. They advance in practicality. Cold blooded at times but true. So next time you meet somebody that fits that description. Do not look at them with annoyance. Shake that persons hand. Have a deep conversation with them. Challange them. Challange yourself. You might not like what you hear but remember this. I promise you that the philosopher does not like what comes out of his mouth any more than you do.
by young&dum April 30, 2011

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