@Tomas: Yes, it's far better to consider the whole human; and include stomach, face, skin etc. The whole embodied creature. THat's what's lovely about Nietzsche when he begins to write about his hatred of overcooked vegetables. He sees no conflict between being a philosopher and remaining in touch with the body.
@ThomasG: I grew up in an atheistic household - and was never part of a religion. If anything, I have become more sympathetic to religion with age: i don't hate believers, I ask only: what longings make them believe? This can lead to great understanding between the secular and the religious.
@SteveP: I am a huge fan of psychoanalysis. Especially Freud. They have understood so much about love. It's the great invention of the 20th century. Here's a little film I made on Freud:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQaqXK7z9LM&list=PLwxNMb28XmpdJpJzF2YRBnfmOva0HE0ZI
@DriesDeSmet: No, it's not a question of money, it's a question of taste and intelligent design. Belgium has some very very good architects and some good family houses. The problem is property developers. They are the evil guys who on the whole care only about money. THat's fine, but they should be paid love + money for building beauty.
@Aurora_fan: That you know this is a sign of hope. Through the free flow of information and public education, we can try to get a governing class that is noble, responsible and efficient. It isn't easy.
@KB: Because we take them into our deep inner lives, which are full of chaos and conflict. Also, we know they will tolerate us, and so we act 'badly' like children do with parents, when the parents love them a lot.
@thibault: I would suggest something very practical like business administration. In my business, www.theschooloflife.com, we have so many people coming to us with a philosophy degree but what we need are engineers and business people!
@BartVerdeyen: Not at all, we don't search enough. Searching hard means psychotherapy 5 days a week, constant discussions with philosophers, reading every day, films, music, walks etc... We are too lazy!
@Elco: I studied the history of ideas and covered many thinkers. I like Roland Barthes a lot.
@Averhals: I think it's very important. For lunch, I am thinking yogurt, berries and a few nuts.
@C.M.: I think we need great entrepreneurs to think very hard about how to create restaurants which a) pay staff well b) serve healthy food c) have an atmosphere of dignity and calm - and can outcompete McDonalds. I am no opponent of capitalism: I just think that to make money with something of quality takes extra effort.
@Aurora_fan: Inequality itself is not the problem, the issue is only ever the condition of those at the bottom. The goal of politics shouldn't be to eradicate inequality, it's to improve the lives of the bottom of society.
@Vincent: What needs to happen is a) people wake up to the bullshit of most newspapers b) stop reading them c) ask for something better d) are well met by entrepreneurs with good ideas. It can happen - but philosophers need to build newspapers, not just journalists.
@ThomasG: Not at all. And coming to terms with death is impossible. death is a shocking abomination - and one should never 'come to terms' with abominations.
@Wimvandevelde: True success means helping others. Often that will register as enrichment, because people often pay for what helps them. But not only.
@SarahDejaegher: I would recommend The Death of Ivan Illych by Tolstoy.
@MahatmaDaniels: We have been traumatised by the fear our children won't be loved enough - because there was a shortage of love in a lot of parenting. But yes, it can be overdone. You need love AND boundaries.
@KTB: I try not to lose my temper and to be very very calm. ANd most of all, not waste time...
@Elco: Definitely, it's always hard though because to make something hard feel appealing is always harder than to make something stupid appealing. But the challenge is a good one.
@mingusdolphy: My best answer is contained here: www.artastherapy.com - I like Vermeer's Little Street of course.
@Tarik: Freedom is the absence of constraint, internal or external. It's a dangerous thing indeed.