Ontology or what is being?
There are a couple of ways to think about it.
I like the applied subjective way.
There is such a thing as ‘trying on beliefs.’
When I call myself a philosopher, it is a subjective thing.
I try on a belief and keep at it, until it begins to show some fruit.
I’ve always been extremely curious about living my life.
It is why I believe what I believe.
The ‘how’ is based on may personal experiences as a student, teacher, member-at-large, and other hats to cumbersome to mention.
The point is that I believe I need to earn my life. I am optimistic about being who I am and I believe I have lots to contribute as a member-at-large in this big place we call a community.