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A Tribute to Thought

Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel. 

Augustus Hare

Thought is the primary creative force behind the liberal arts. It is the driving force of almost all human interaction. It allows us to interpret and understand the world around us, as well as to form ideas of just about everything. If knowledge is the foundation of all in existence, then thought is that divine force that holds all knowledge. It is accurate as the wind, with knowledge as the sails, as thought is what is necessary to direct knowledge—to drive it. In the same way, knowledge is born from thought, and newer thought is born from an expansion of knowledge. Besides these facts, and although we are all familiar with thought, not everyone takes the time to fully explore their thoughts, or to think retrospectively or contemplatively at all. Perhaps the most notable example of a subject which requires heavy, complex thought, outside the realm of any prefixed ‘fact’, is Philosophy—plenty of which you will find here, among other subjects. The Guide will be dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge, and to the transmutation of ignorance into knowledge, knowledge into wisdom, wisdom into understanding, and understanding into freedom, power, and equality. We will not be concerned with belief in any such thing, as you may agree, belief is the death of reason.

This page is a tribute to all great thinkers in human history, from Plato to Schopenhauer, Socrates to Nietzsche, Epicurus to Confucius; as well as to those great thinkers who may or may not have existed, or been human, such as Hermes Trismegistus and the Great King Solomon. On it, I will post my own thoughts on a daily/weekly/monthly basis. It’s my endeavor that I attract, inspire, and hold discussions with great free thinkers and philosophers.

With this, I expand my intellect for the purpose of free thought; with this, we expand together.