The first philosopher chose to keep being an evolution of himself.
Loosing faith in an old belief and adapting a new more workable one.
Plato’s God opened up humanity for another thousand years.
And Aristotle postponed the science that his teacher had awoken.
And what of the pursuit of pleasure and avoidance of pain?
And the many schools of thought that arrived in the world.
And what of the many worlds: Rome, China, Africa, South America, the New World.
As time passed and the population grew, so did philosophy.
Today there are philosophies from every age.
How can one embrace these ideas and use them wisely?
Many will not say, or express their state of mind, or trust the voices of the past.
But to build a practice and put it to good use is still a good place to start.
The ‘philosopher’s stone’, most likely a myth, may make a good metaphor.
Change bad habits into good ones.
Do this while learning about philosophy and applying the workable ideas that best improve or make a good life.
Perhaps an honest contribution along the journey will pay it forward.