I'm keeping this blog primarily for the sake of my family and friends. As of recently, I've started feeling the need to express my philosophical thoughts, but in a form that people close to me can understand. As most of you probably know, I've been working on a book now for several years. But perhaps I've been writing this book for an audience that doesn't exist. What use is a philosophy that only the person writing it can understand? Or only a small circle of professionals that specialize in the same topic? This is the sort of thing you are pushed to write in today's academic world.
When I realized this, I thought maybe I'd start another draft of my book, a draft understandable by those I care most about -- my wife, parents, siblings, and close friends. A book that spends less time explaining obscure theories and more time explaining how we can change our lives in a positive way
Maybe, I thought. But books are so darn time-consuming.
Today, I had a new idea. I know what I want to say, so why not just say it? Hence this blog. It's an attempt to share my philosophy, two or three thoughts at a time.
One more thing tonight before I sign out. You may be wondering about the title. "Recovered philosopher? But I thought Sam was still getting a PhD in that subject." Very true. Definitely still going for the PhD. But I feel like, by starting this blog, I'm finally emerging into the real world, to talk to real people about what I've found out there in philosophy-land -- the Land-of-Old-Books. It's easy to get lost in that world, and those who forget to return are the true "philosophers." A fate I personally aim to avoid.