The Story Of Philosophy

Author : Will Durant
Genre : Philosophy

Years ago, turning 30 and wanting to reflect on what life’s goal should be, I went on a Mount Everest base camp trek with no phone or laptop but just one book for company – The Story Of Philosophy. The book did help me get my ‘philosophy of life’ clearer… gave up my expat career in P&G Singapore and started a social entrepreneurship in Tier II cities in India.

I still remember its opening line: “There is a pleasure in philosophy that every student feels till the coarse necessaries of daily existence drive us from the height of thought to the mart of economic strife and gain!”

So true. In this whole rat race for money and status, we seem to have forgotten what Browning taught us: “Life has meaning, to find its meaning is my meat and drink.”