Burning Answers

One of my favorite things about starting a blog is that I can come up with my own questions to answer. So many people have experiences, opinions, and knowledge that they want to share with others. And they would. If only they were to be asked that one question. As much as I’d love to talk about myself and things that interest me in every single conversation, we have limits in our dialogue. It’d be pretty weird if I started preaching about Calvin and Hobbes when the topic was just about sports.

Every single person has an arsenal of answers for questions they won’t ever face. I call these answers “burning answers.” A parallel for those burning questions you’re dying to ask someone. Often, we practice certain answers to the point where if somebody would just ask the golden question, we would be able to give a perfect answer on command. It gets to the point where you want to answer those questions so direly that you’d be willing to make a blog post just so you’d be eased of the burden of a burning answer. That’s right. Today, I’m here to answer my own questions.

So, as you could probably tell, the first question I wanted to answer in this blog post was “what’s one of your favorite things about writing a blog?”

What other burning answers am I dying to share? Thanks for asking, I’d love to tell you.

If you could choose to study anything you wanted, what would you study?

Practicality is always an issue when it comes to what you want to study and pursue in life. It’s too bad that studies in humanities and other liberal arts are looked at as impractical and have bad raps for being low-income focuses. Otherwise, we’d see a lot more people majoring in art and English. Personally, I find philosophy as a subject I would adore if the humanities didn’t carry such a large social stigma. Imagine learning not only about how the world functions, but also why and to what capacity we can actually understand natural phenomena.

I love the fact that philosophy is rooted in logic and mathematical concepts but helps to explain things such as economics, history, psychology, and even biology. It’s strange how one of the “humanities” stems from such concrete principles. In philosophy, one of my belief systems is solipsism. Solipsism is often discredited by the philosophy society, but it’s a fun starting point if you want to question everything and jump into a life of unstable existentialism (I’m only half joking). In short, solipsism is the belief that one’s own mind is the only thing that exists for sure. Everything else is not for certain. The idea is pretty far-fetched, but it’s still intriguing, at least for me.

What are you planning to do after your year off? 

Hopefully, attend a university or college where I’ll be majoring in something I love. After that, I’d love to come back to Tampa and maybe even teach epistemology at King or at another nearby school. Or I could try to land an internship with a congressman in order to build my resume to enter the realm of politics. Maybe I could join a budding company and help dominate the market. Obviously, there are less exciting outcomes possible, but, as of now, my future is still limitless. That’s pretty awesome.

 

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