The teacher then sits down, opens a book, and starts to read.
Panic sets in, the students look around helplessly at one another. They wonder if this is some kind of joke. But its’ not. The teacher continues to read, and the students begin to write everything they know about everything they’ve studied, all except for one. This student looks thoughtfully at the board for a few moments, writes a few words down on paper, then turns his test in, leaving. The professor continues to read.
The students all look at the door as closes with an ominous thud. “Well, guess he really didn’t care,” they think. They go back to writing.
Grades come in a month later. The majority of the students get D’s of C’s on their exam, all except for one, he received an A. Not to hard to guess which student that one was.
That student’s answer was…
Was this a sarcastic ansewer that the professor found amusing? No
This is the actual answer to a philosophy teacher’s question. Why not? Seems simple enough, right?
In the mind of a philosophy professor, this answer is packed with so much infrormation that hundreds of books have been written about them and the things they relate too, modern music relates to them, all of humanity seems to be caught up in the “why not” without even knowing it. And I say it is perhaps the greatest danger to society today.
“Philosophy, being nothing but the study of wisdom and TRUTH…”
Their answer: there is no truth.
Well, that sucks for humanity I guess, at least if they are right. Before I continue though, I would like to make a quick point. Saying that there is no truth, that is a truth in itself. And considering there is no truth, at least in the philosopher’s mind, that’s seems sketchy. And if what they say is true, which it can’t be because “truth” doesn’t exist to them, then humanity has a huge problem, one that we can not fix.
This new philosophical theory is known as Post-modernism, and related to post-modernism is Existentialism, Pluralism, Nihilism, Reletivism and any other of the -ism’s for the most part. While all of them have their differences, they all have one thing in common, no single supreme being, no God. And all of this packed into two little words.
All of this from two simple words that have become so dangerous to the world: Why not? And all of this I have written only scratches the surface.