I'm not a genius. I'm not sure I understand what one is even. But just because I think of myself as independent and a thinker, that doesn't mean I'm any good at either. What does it mean to be a better thinker? Seems like a weird question but let's hope Google can show me the way!
I like this result so far: How to learn to be a "great" thinker without losing your mind.
- Myer Briggs personality types? Is the author a high school guidance counselor? Ok, read on, maybe it gets better.
- Learning. Duh!
- That's it? What has this pablum got to do with the title. A better title would be: here's an over-simplified bunch of bullshit that might help you click-bait your way to being less afraid of learning. Ok, not very catchy.
Round two, let's get a little more serious. Googling: Advice from today's greatest thinker.
Did I really see a list of today's top thinkers that ranked Joe Rogan as # 8??? Oh look, that's on medium.com just like the previous article. Ok, maybe I should skip medium.com. I'll look into what that site is about later. I just saw Joe Rogan's stand up and I am a fan of his podcast. He isn't afraid to think, he's a pretty good listener and he's very entertaining but a great thinker of our time? Nope! Role model for the average dude, maybe.
Well, comfort can't be that bad. I do like me some Noam Chomsky so I'll start there. Mr. Chomsky, do you have some advice on what historical philosopher I should read first?
It's getting late, I'm just going to pick a few from chomsky's reading list:
- Hegel's The Philosophy of History
- Bertrand Russell's History of Western Philosophy
- Basic Works of Aristotle
Although I generally like to start at the beginning, I'm not sure I'm smart enough. Let's go meta and start with Russell's take on Philosophers. brb